Monday, May 10, 2010

Kirstie Alley's Big Life- episodes 11 and 12- "Fat Like Me" and "Cou-ga-roo"

The number one way to inspire the people around you to lose weight or keep from gaining weight? Fat suits.

You were going to say that, right?

Kirstie notices her team eating Twizzlers and pastries for breakfast and pepperoni loaded pizzas for lunch and wants to warn them about the dangers of excess. First, she makes them put on 40 pound weight vests to do P90x and then she makes them put on fat suits while doing their daily tasks.

Kyle sweats while going up and down the stairs. Lillie can't get into the car and put her seat belt on. Tracy has a hard time fitting into the dresses that she picks out. Kelly can't get in and out of the bathtub.

Bottom line: The team has a new found respect for being thinner and will work towards that goal. Kirstie feels inspired to never be this fat again. Question: If Kirstie loses all the weight will we have to change the name of the show?

On "Cou-ga-roo", Jim is leaving to go to Florida for two months (because he lives there- I still haven't figured out this arrangement) and Kirstie is afraid that he is going to relapse on fast food. So Kirstie and new cast mate Aussie Nick decide to film a funny video to remind Jim to stay on track. While they are filming it there are a lot of actual humorous moments where everyone in the house thinks that there is some sort of romantic involvement between Kirstie and Nick.

Example: Kirstie and Nick are in the kitchen eating breakfast, both wearing bathrobes. True and Lillie are sitting at the kitchen table and overhear Nick say to their mom, "I tackled that thing like my life depended on it."

Everyone breathes a sigh of relief when Nick and Kirstie reveal their video to Jim and the gang and they realize they they weren't shagging. The video is cute and shows Nick in various sexual positions that are also workout poses that Jim can try with his wife. They also make a sign for Jim to wear around is neck that says "If found at a fast food restaurant, please return to Kirstie Alley."

The final weigh in of the season reveals that Jim has lost 43 pounds, going from 324.5 to 281.8. Kirstie has lost 31.4 pounds, weighing in at 198.6. You burn a lot of calories living the Big Life. I don't know if there will be a second season, but I am hoping that the show does return a little slimmer and more focused. I like these folks. I just want to know what is going on, that's all!

1 comment:

  1. I really enjoyed that show! thanks for the recap! I missed those epis