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Biggest Loser Families Recap: Live Weigh-In Finale

After watching all the contestants sweat and cry almost every week this Fall on The Biggest Loser Families, we finally got to meet the biggest loser. The live finale show began with an exciting reveal, the host Alison Sweeny is pregnant, something my husband and I began wondering in the last couple of episodes. She was glowing, as were all the contestants.

The contestants all looked skinny (a few maybe too skinny) and fashionable. The first big "reveal" of the night was that America voted Heba out of the final three, even with Ed's pleas to keep his wife active in the contest. He's a likable dude and his entrance was definitely the most rock-n-roll — two thumbs up punch through the image of him from the show's first episode. Ed's got some style.

I am very proud of Jerry, the sickest contestant to ever join the game. He lost 30 percent of his weight and looked so alive. Amy P. beat her husband Phillip by a pound, but unfortunately lost the at-home prize to Heba. Heba won $100,000 for all her at-home hard work.

To see who won the title of the biggest loser as well as before and after shots off all the contestants,

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The energy of the crowd was infectious and the three finalists looked amazing. It was amazing to hear Vicky admit that advice from her once nemesis Phillip (remember how she cackled when he was voted of the show) helped her push through. On a group conference call, he reminded her to live in the moment, which I believe is sound advice for us all. Michelle, the youngest of the finalists, lost 110 pounds to win (when she only needed to lose 100) the biggest loser title and a quarter million dollars. She looked fabulous. Not only did she have age on her side (the younger you are the easier it is to lose weight), it appeared that her only job was to work out. We saw shots of both Ed and Vicky working and none of Michelle.

I am really happy she won. Are you? What did you think of the finale? Are you excited for the upcoming season of the Biggest Loser Couples?


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sditullio sditullio 7 years
I was hoping Michelle would win. I'm so glad for her. This is the beginning of a whole new life. She'll probably make an appearance on Oprah, and other talk shows. She'll definately be in prevention magazine (again, she's on the cover with Renee Dec. '08). So, hopefully, she'll be making money with the publicity. I hope she can maintain a healthy weight even if she gains 10 lbs back, she'll still be healthy and look great. She worked so hard and deserves the win! Sadly, I agree with everyone in regards to Heba, Ed, and especially Vicki. When all Vicki's relatives and friends were welcoming her home and crying and so happy to see her, I kept saying to myself "I guess those people don't know the real Vicki". I'm sorry for saying that, but the only side she showed was a bad side.
witchbaby witchbaby 7 years
crayolasky- the show lasts 13 weeks and I believe that they had about 3-4 months for the rest of the time until the finale!
witchbaby witchbaby 7 years
I was so happy that she won. When they said she had to lose 100lbs and I did the math I was like She's got this because she looked way under 140lbs! And yay that not only a woman won but a Hispanic woman! She gives me a lot of inspiration and a role model because I know the effects of too much meals that my grandma and mom cook all the time! Love my culture but our food is not so healthy!
lulita lulita 7 years
This keeps me motivated to loose weight, or to think that ANYTHING you want to accomplish is possible!!
sparklestar sparklestar 7 years
I didn't want this show because I'm in the UK. Those before and afters - ARE THEY THE SAME PEOPLE?!
darqbella darqbella 7 years
TEAM MICHELLE! She's classy and inspirational. And I don't care how much weight Heba lost, she didn't look all ripped and glowing like the rest of the contestants did. She looked like one of those dieters who fasted or did other tricks to lose the weight at the very last minute over lowering her bodyfat. Everything looked all droopy and jiggly!
howiegreene howiegreene 7 years
The Biggest Loser is NBC...read why in my column. http://www.examiner.com/x-1833-NY-Top-News-Examiner~y2008m12d17-The-Biggest-Loser-NBC
osugirl osugirl 7 years
I am so happy how the show turned out! It was great to see the ones that were nasty throughout the show get what they deserved!
crayolasky crayolasky 7 years
I didn't watch this, but the before & after pictures are amazing! What is the time period of the show (ie- how long did it take for them to lose this weight)?
bchicgrl bchicgrl 7 years
I'm so glad Michelle won, she totally deserved it and obviously worked very hard when she got back home.
starangel82 starangel82 7 years
I hate to say it, but I laughed when Ed was voted in and Heba wasn't. And they both looked like they swallowed something sour. I'm sorry.... Ed, Heba, and Vicki all made my blood boil. The thing is, now America knows how spiteful and mean they are. I would not want to go on national TV and make such a arse of myself! I'm so glad Michelle won!
starangel82 starangel82 7 years
I hate to say it, but I laughed when Ed was voted in and Heba wasn't. And they both looked like they swallowed something sour. I'm sorry.... Ed, Heba, and Vicki all made my blood boil. The thing is, now America knows how spiteful and mean they are. I would not want to go on national TV and make such a arse of myself! I'm so glad Michelle won!
Sun_Sun Sun_Sun 7 years
Ed was all about giving it all up for his wife, and in return, when he ended up beating her SHE COULDNT EVEN HIDE HER DISAPPOINTMENT!!!! Hes ur husband, loser! and im gad vicki didnt win! im glad michelle won, although i wish the younger amy would've won!
Sun_Sun Sun_Sun 7 years
Ed was all about giving it all up for his wife, and in return, when he ended up beating her SHE COULDNT EVEN HIDE HER DISAPPOINTMENT!!!!Hes ur husband, loser!and im gad vicki didnt win!im glad michelle won, although i wish the younger amy would've won!
Jabbadoo Jabbadoo 7 years
Yay on Michelle winning, she looked great. And I was soooo glad that Vicky didn't win. I think Michelle made the mental switch which is what it takes to really lose it. Vicky, I will bet puts her weight back on in a year.. or at least a good amount of it. As for her boo hooing about her time management and kids etc, well, welcome to the real world of trying to juggle life Vicky. I don't think she was maximizing the time she did have.. the first 7 weeks she only lost 2 pounds she said... that's not a plateau, that was her going off her plan, rather drastically, I'd say. She was a mean selfish person on that show. And as a great quote goes, "When someone shows you who they truly are, believe them." Boy, from the preview of January's season, it looks like the have some really big (literally) whiners. I always love how surprised these people are as to exactly how hard they have to work it.
Jabbadoo Jabbadoo 7 years
Yay on Michelle winning, she looked great. And I was soooo glad that Vicky didn't win. I think Michelle made the mental switch which is what it takes to really lose it. Vicky, I will bet puts her weight back on in a year.. or at least a good amount of it. As for her boo hooing about her time management and kids etc, well, welcome to the real world of trying to juggle life Vicky. I don't think she was maximizing the time she did have.. the first 7 weeks she only lost 2 pounds she said... that's not a plateau, that was her going off her plan, rather drastically, I'd say. She was a mean selfish person on that show. And as a great quote goes, "When someone shows you who they truly are, believe them."Boy, from the preview of January's season, it looks like the have some really big (literally) whiners. I always love how surprised these people are as to exactly how hard they have to work it.
EkaterinaBallerina EkaterinaBallerina 7 years
leckler74 [+] : Yes! Jillian has trained the winner 5 out of the 6 seasons. The one year she didn't? She wasn't on the show! I would hope that after all these years, Bob would realize that his methods don't work. I've really grown to love Jillian. She's a great trainer and she ultimately really cares about her teams. Gameplay isn't important to her-results are. One more thing: one blog noticed very astutely that Vicky got a standing ovation when she weighed in. They suggested that it was actually because people were so excited that she DIDN'T win. I have to concur. My mother and I were screaming when she missed it.
EkaterinaBallerina EkaterinaBallerina 7 years
leckler74 [+] : Yes! Jillian has trained the winner 5 out of the 6 seasons. The one year she didn't? She wasn't on the show! I would hope that after all these years, Bob would realize that his methods don't work. I've really grown to love Jillian. She's a great trainer and she ultimately really cares about her teams. Gameplay isn't important to her-results are.One more thing: one blog noticed very astutely that Vicky got a standing ovation when she weighed in. They suggested that it was actually because people were so excited that she DIDN'T win. I have to concur. My mother and I were screaming when she missed it.
joanna33t joanna33t 7 years
Yes, leckler, Heba would have won if she was in the top 3. And I agree with you completely that Colleen and Amy C. were both such awesome people and I would have loved for either of them to win the $100,000
leckler74 leckler74 7 years
Has Jillian had her team mate win the big money every season she has been on? I know last year both her team mates won the money Bernie and Ali!! I love Jillian she gets results!!!!!
leckler74 leckler74 7 years
Has Jillian had her team mate win the big money every season she has been on? I know last year both her team mates won the money Bernie and Ali!!I love Jillian she gets results!!!!!
leckler74 leckler74 7 years
I am also so happy that Michelle won!! I along with pretty much everyone else couldn't stand Vicky or Heba! Its funny America voted for Ed to be the finalist even though him and Heba wanted her to get it. So if she would have been the filanist would she have won or would Michelle still have won? My daughter and I loved Coleen and Amy C. I wish one of them would have won instead of Heba!!
leckler74 leckler74 7 years
I am also so happy that Michelle won!! I along with pretty much everyone else couldn't stand Vicky or Heba! Its funny America voted for Ed to be the finalist even though him and Heba wanted her to get it.So if she would have been the filanist would she have won or would Michelle still have won? My daughter and I loved Coleen and Amy C. I wish one of them would have won instead of Heba!!
joanna33t joanna33t 7 years
I couldn't help but laugh out loud when Alison announced that Ed was in the final 3 instead of Heba!! I know it was mean, at their expense and all, but they both just EXPECTED to get what they wanted. And I agree with Ekaterina above, they really have no idea how or why they're hated... or that they're hated at all! I will hand it to Heba that she looked really good though and I know she must have been cursing her head off because, had she been a finalist, she would have won the $250k (she lost a higher % of body weight than Michelle). I love Michelle and Renee though and I'm so happy for them. HippieCowgirl, I agree that I felt bad when Vicky barely saw her kids all for sake of working out so much. No parent should miss out so signficantly in their kids' lives. I look forward to the updates as to who keeps the weight off over time and, of course, to the next season!!
urban-chic-101 urban-chic-101 7 years
The before and afters are just AMAZING!! So glad Michelle won and she looks fantastic!! Heba... eew she's so not cool.
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