Well Biggest Loser finale was last night and opened with Amanda and Liz finding out who America picked to compete against Danny (not Daniel) and Rudy for the title, bragging rights and the check for $250,000! America voted for Amanda but in the end she couldn’t compete against the (no longer) big boys.
Before we would see who won, we got to see all the contestants that didn’t make it to the finals and how well they did at home. This is much more exciting to me to see, than who actually wins. My original 2 picks for winner, Rebecca and Antoine were wonderful to see and I was so proud of how well they did at home. Coach Mo, who lost the least of the 13, was no small loser after taking off a total of 92 pounds. Abby, who lost her entire family, a husband, young daughter and a newborn baby in a car accident, regained her life and her “light” and came back looking HOT in her little red dress. Tracy, who we loved to hate, weighed in with the second highest body fat loss, down 118 pounds, but looked a bit odd to me (could she be taking steroids?) at her new weight of 132. Antoine, with the gorgeous definition in his arms and his adorable face, broke down sobbing as he got on his knees and proposed to Alexandra, whom he met on the show when she was 91 pounds heavier. He told her how he could have never accomplished his goals without her and how now they could live the rest of their lives, together.
Young Daniel, who started his journey last season at 454 pounds, weighed in at 201 pounds having lost another 111 pounds this season. But in the end of the “at home” competition, it was Daniel’s new (and very beautiful) girlfriend, Rebecca, who stole the show with her entirely new look and also took away the $100,000 “at home” prize, weighing in at 140 pounds. This represented a 139 pound weight loss, or 49.82% of her body weight!
Before they weighed in the final 3, Shay, who came on this season at 476 pounds and was down 100 pounds, was invited back to participate in next season’s show. Subway, one of the sponsors of the show, offered her $1,000 for each pound she loses! Nice incentive. Of course she accepted the challenge.
Finally, Amanda, Rudy and Danny weighed in for the last time. It was obvious that Amanda couldn’t compete with the men. At 163 pounds she looked beautiful, but still has some weight to lose. Rudy looked the healthiest and was a completely new man, husband and father at his current weight of 208, down 234 pounds. Danny, sadly, looked a little unhealthy to me and this is bothersome because it assured me that he would win. I DO hate that contestants are forced to get too thin in order to take home the grand prize. This we have seen on other seasons as well. I managed to guess Danny’s weight to the pound (a little game my watching partner Jane likes to play). At 191 pounds, a mere shadow of his former self, Danny lost 239 pounds and walked away a quarter of a million dollars wealthier.
In the end there is no monetary value we can put on regaining our health and adding countless years to our lives. I am impressed and inspired by all the contestants and can’t wait for the next season, which will be couples this time, to begin! Crazy, extreme and hard to believe, Biggest Loser continues to get my vote as the best and most life changing show on TV.
If you are looking to lose some weight and need some inspiration, I highly recommend you find some Biggest Loser reruns on your TV. Then say to yourself, as George Gershwin so simple stated, “My time is today”.