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Coleen’s Biggest Loser Recap 7-18

biggest-loser-finalistsIt all started 17 weeks ago. Eleven couples began a journey to change their lives. This journey has given the final four contestants the ability to see what they are capable of. Ron, Helen, Tara and Mike have all been sent home for thirty days and will return to the ranch for one final weigh-in before the finale. This weigh-in will determine who is in the finale as the final three. It’s up to the contestants to find balance at home and make a system that works for their lives. As if transforming your home life to match your new body wasn’t tough enough, everyone receives a surprise package at their doorstep.

Everyone receives a DVD from Alison that reads “PLAY ME.” She has a very important message for the contestants, they have one more major accomplishment to conquer. For their final challenge they will be running a full marathon. Just 17 weeks ago, the thought of a marathon to most of these contestants was exactly that, just a thought.

Jillian and Bob make their way out to the contestants’ homes for a little one on one time with them to remind them that the game of the Biggest Loser will be over and the game of life is much bigger and more important. It’s Biggest Loser then the rest of your life. Helping the contestants find the balance they need along with the strength and determination to take their final challenge head on, everyone heads back to California with full focus.biggest-loser-marathon

Now for the challenge they will be running 26.2 miles and if they finish the race, $10,000 will be donated to the charity of their choice. With the support of their trainers, Biggest Loser’s and at-home winners, Michelle, Bernie, Ali, Jim, and Heba, the contestants received some great motivation and inspiration to cross the finish line. One by one, Tara, Helen, Mike and Ron, complete the marathon.

This week’s weigh-in will determine who is in the finale. With Helen and Tara safe above the yellow line, it will be up to America to vote in the third finalist. Ron and Mike, father and son, are below the yellow line together. America must choose who will compete with Tara and Helen in the live finale. Regardless, every contestants has worked so hard to get where they are. Everyone is a winner in this and getting your life back is the ultimate prize.

Don’t miss the three-hour live finale Tuesday, May 12. I will be reporting live from the finale. Post your questions for the contestants below and we’ll do our best to get those asked.

May 6th, 2009

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3 Responses to “Coleen’s Biggest Loser Recap 7-18”


Donna S.
May 7th, 2009
3:33 pm

Everyone that lost any weight and was able to accomplish some of those exercises is a WINNER. I too have struggled my entire life with weight issues. My heart goes out to every player who has ever performed on The Biggest Looser! God Bless you all! Hang in there and remember how long it took for you to get to this SIZE; then how long Us big people stayed at that SIZE. I commend all of you for loosing the weight, you have the rest of your life to get healthier and stay healthy. I wish I could get there with you. Good Luck to All!
May you all be Blessed, Donna S.


webgoddess
May 7th, 2009
7:32 pm

I’ve been rooting for Tara since week 1 and I’m so thrilled that she’s never, ever fallen below the yellow line. She is going to win this thing, and she deserves it. She ran a marathon in under 5 hours, that is pretty impressive for someone who was obese only five months prior.

Mike is the dark horse runner up, I’m proud of him and I won’t be upset if he wins. I just think he’s going to have a tough time beating Tara.

Helen will probably come in third place unless America picks Ron for some twist of fate. But anyone who has a heart will vote for Mike to be in the final 3.


Saul
May 9th, 2009
10:54 am

Hi Colleen,

You are an awesome person, I am glad you have continued the fight. We rooted and rooted and rooted for you! We want to congratulate your dad, and to tell you that your weekly recaps are excellent.

My question for the contestants is… “now that you have lost so much weight and have done so many things that you thought you could never do, including running a full marathon, are there any other big goals that you have set for yourselves?”

Thank you Colleen! (we are STILL rooting for you!!!)