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Biggest Loser Recap: Finale!

Did you guys watch the Biggest Loser finale last night? It was absolutely amazing (despite Caroline Rhea's horrible job as the host) and I spent the entire episode in tears.

For those of you that didn't get to see it — Erik won (pictured above)! During the duration of the show he lost an unbelievable 214 pounds (or 53 percent of his starting body weight)! Seriously, I can't believe it is the same man. Can you?

To see the other dramatic before and afters,

One of the things I liked the most about the finale is that we are able to see the contestants succeed at home, which is the true challenge. Everyone succeeded at home, not just Erik. They had to fit working out and nutrition into their everyday lives. Originally I thought that Heather was not going to make it because something just seemed odd with her and it turns out that she was pregnant and couldn't continue the contest. Congratulations Heather — You look amazing!







On another note, Jossip Rocks has reported that NBC is fuming about all the slip-ups last night and the powerhouse director behind the show, Glenn Weiss, may not be back for another season.

I hope Glenn comes back as I can't imagine what someone else would do with the show.

If these stories inspire you to lose weight and you are looking for a community of folks in the same boat, then check out Fit's Diet Support Group. I'd love to hear your tales.

BlondeSugar BlondeSugar 10 years
I totally cried. This is such a great show! Very inspiring. Congrats to everyone!
piratemissus piratemissus 10 years
I followed this show all season. Erik was monitored by a dr the whole time because of his diabetes (which I am happy to say is now gone) and he quit smoking at the ranch too. I'm so please for him. I went to San Diego to try out for the show at the open casting call last year and they cancelled it 45min before it was supposed to start. I drove 12hrs with my little sister, left my hubby with the baby, and waited since 3am. I was not pleased. But congrats to you all. I cant stand Caroline. She just was like screaming at the contestants the whole finale. "Oh my god Come here!!" UGH "Do you ever hold your arms out and spin around really fast to get dizzy? Love is like that, but you have to keep your eye on something still, or you wont know when you are about to fall." - Practical Magic "Bar-bee-cue??"
ccsugar ccsugar 10 years
Valeri I think you're right. Did you notice how Erik was (I think) the only man not to take off his shirt for the final weigh-in? He was so big before, they may not have wanted him to take off his shirt b/c of the extra skin... Just my assumption.
Fancy04 Fancy04 10 years
Eric looks good. __________________________ Brad is so hot!
stone_soup stone_soup 10 years
Whoa! Dramatic change! Quite hot indeed. ______________________________________________ I must say, adolescence is one hell of a ride!
TNgirl TNgirl 10 years
Erik looks great I saw him on the Today show this morning and he is a real hottie now.
lickety-split lickety-split 10 years
look how happy they are! good for them. when you lose that much weight don't you have to have skin removed? i'm bringing naughty back :naughty_elves:
LaylaCams LaylaCams 10 years
I think the point of having Caroline as the host is she's heavy, not skinny. If you are heavy person coming into a situation like that the last person you want to see is a super skinny person not knowing how it feels to be heavy. They can get their motivation from the trainers, not the host.
tharightgurl4u tharightgurl4u 10 years
Holy sh*t are you serious??? They all look good! How much time did they have to lose all that weight???
Fitness Fitness 10 years
Way to go txhottie! That is great! And SweetC, they are casting for the next episode as well right now, visit the Biggest Loser Site for all casting call information.
SWEET-C9363 SWEET-C9363 10 years
nice hottie i would LOVE to be on this show
EcannDallas EcannDallas 10 years
isnt it crazy what a little motivation can accomplish?
DesignRchic DesignRchic 10 years
txhottie, CONGRATS!!!!
txhottie txhottie 10 years
The duration of the show is actual a year. It is totally possible with exercise and a healthy diet to loose that much weight. Congrats Erik....he is HAWT!! I did the biggest looser at 24 fitness and have lost 18 lbs and 17 inches since Sept 27. It is all about commitment and a routine! This show is so inspiring! I can't wait to slip into my size 10 jeans! Good luck! :)
Lindsb Lindsb 10 years
You would think Caroline Rhea (the host) would hop on the treadmill while she's there.. ? I love her.. she's a really funny comedian and everything, but.. I am surprised that they don't have a host who is more athletic or inspired to be fit?
crispet1 crispet1 10 years
I watched last night as well. All of the transformations blew my mind. But the hostess sucks. She did a terrible job and was dressed in a very unflattering dress.
LaylaCams LaylaCams 10 years
Yeah, right after the girl in the red shirt. Which is Kai, the one I *dislike*. I know he's so cute now!
jennifer76 jennifer76 10 years
In the blue shirt, Layla? He's cute! Who'da thunk he was in there under all that hair and fat?
LaylaCams LaylaCams 10 years
and I think I have a crush on Brian. I think that's his name. The next to the last picture.
jennifer76 jennifer76 10 years
BTW - Geeks and Team, I LOVE the ability to click back to the post from any picture. :froggy: Very nice.
jennifer76 jennifer76 10 years
OMG! :jawdrop: What's the duration? I am in shock at the transformations!!
LaylaCams LaylaCams 10 years
I watched this last night and it's UNREAL the amount of weight everyone lost, and I still can not stand Kai or however you spell it. She wouldn't stop talking while Caroline was speaking, you can tell she think she's hot now. :oy:
J_Stone J_Stone 10 years
AMAZING! This show should inspire people that are in need of a dramatic life change!
DStirk DStirk 10 years
i did notice that wylie had a big fan club there, weird. there was also that chick who hosts ET or access hollywood or something, did u see her? so great!
DesignRchic DesignRchic 10 years
This morning on the radio, there was a lot of controversy about this guy losing so much weight and looking like that in a short time. Some were convinced that he was using drugs...of course, this is all hear-say and there's no evidence, yet. Nevertheless, this show IS very inspiring!
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