The finale of season 12 of The Biggest Loser is upon us! I can smell the scale, feel the confetti in my hair, and see Ali in a bandage dress of some kind! I also want to shout out that Jen of @TheBLBlog is going to be actually there as we are actually watching from the comfort of home. So tune into her twitter feed and read her site because she will have the inside scoop.
Me? I'll just be pretending I know it all as usual.
So, the marathon.
Okay, first the contestants went home and they were welcomed as usual by friends and family. They showed montages of them working out and Bob and Dolvett coming to visit everyone. John has his wife in slave labor while he trains. You know, all the good stuff.
Then it is time for the marathon! The four remaining contestants (John, Becky, Antone, and Vinny) are joined by everyone else that has been eliminated so far. Even Bonnie make a guest appearance but is not running the marathon. That's okay, because Crazy Johnny and his straw hat are nutty enough for the both of them.
The marathon feels like a marathon as we watched it stretch on. The winner will get a place in the finale and everyone else will just have sore knees and bragging rights that they ran a marathon on national television.
Ramon and his never ending stream of positivity wins the race, securing him a spot in the finale. Then at a tension filled weigh in, his competition is revealed: John and Antone. I'm sorry to say, Becky and Vinny, you are not the Biggest Losers but you will be in the running for the at home prize.
There is some MAJOR AWESOME trash talk (finally!) between John and Antone about who will win and Ramon is hoping he'll be able to sneak in there and steal it. My money is on Antone.
YOU BETTER WIN ANTONE!!!!! YOU HEAR ME?!?!?!?
Want to know what the delightful Courtney has to say? Here is her review from DietsinReview.Com!
I had always been interested in working out and being fit, but never could stick with it. I rode bikes and did martial arts and dance as a kid, but always opted for the more creative choices when I got older, instead of the active choices. NO organized sports for this kid!
I was the newspaper editor and drama queen in high school, and my love of the arts took me to college as a Musical Theatre Major, and that led me to living in New York City. All the while, I was the chubby one, the funny best friend and side kick. I wanted to lose weight, but never really knew what to do about it.
After September 11, I moved back to my home state of Oklahoma to help take care of my older sister who was suffering from kidney failure. The defeat I felt in moving home only added to my weight problems. My sister had me weigh myself at her doctor appointment one day, and I weighed over 200 pounds. I refused to believe it, and blamed the fact that I was wearing clothes for the extra 50 pounds.
Then everything changed: my sister passed away in September of 2002. I was lost and confused, and was medicating myself with food and drinks. One morning in November of 2002, I woke up and was tired of feeling bad. I needed to change. I started my fitness journey that morning by putting on an old pair of sneakers and I never looked back.
I have lost over 60 pounds on my own through diet and exercise. No fancy tricks, but lots of sweat and hard work. I am amazed when people can change their lives by doing the same thing. I'm an ACE certified personal trainer, personal trainer at Equinox Sports Club West LA, licensed Zumba instructor, and intenSati leader (with more to come!!!), and am happy for the chance to touch people with my enthusiasm for fitness everyday.