He started out as one of the most controversial contestants this season, thanks in part to alleged game play by his wife, but Lance Morgan quickly proved that he was at the Biggest Loser for all the right reasons. Primarily, Lance was ready to regain all the things that his weight had taken from him, including rebuilding his marriage and getting his career back.
It seems as though ten weeks on the ranch and a current weight loss of 105 pounds has done that for him. Lance says the marriage woes that he and wife Melissa Morgan spoke of at the start of the season have begun to mend themselves. He says “things are wonderful!” and that the weight loss has helped a lot. Their communication is even better than it was before.
Listen Now as we speak with Lance about how this weight loss journey is influencing his 10-year-old and 14-year-old children, as well as what his career looks like now that he’s about 50 pounds shy of his goal.
Every season the “honor,” if you will, of being the most controversial contestant on The Biggest Loser is bestowed upon one player who seems to get underneath the skin of fellow contestants, fans and in the case of Melissa Morgan, even the trainers.
It all started in week two, when one of the quickest signs of game play in the show’s history appeared on the scale with Melissa. She and husband Lance Morgan had earned immunity, and Melissa gained weight that week. Trainers Jillian Michaels and Bob Harper immediately called her out on throwing the weigh-in while she stood dumbfounded on the stage wondering what could have gone wrong. In an almost impossible replay a week later, the same scenario played out again, only this time Michaels called her a liar. Fans went crazy wanting to know the truth while Melissa vehemently denied having thrown either weigh-in, even swearing on the lives of her children that it was nothing she’d done, a position she maintains today.
After that, the relationship between the Morgans and Michaels was strained, but Melissa kept her head in the game and continued to do what she’d gone to the ranch for – to lose weight.
Hear our exclusive post-elimination interview with Melissa, in which she talks about how the issues with the trainers may have hindered her weight loss and what she thinks is the biggest benefit of her new lifestyle.
As Biggest Loser season nine goes back to couples, only one team will be made by a husband and wife. Married eleven years with two children, Melissa Morgan and Lance Morgan say they mentally and emotionally needed this trek to the Biggest Loser ranch. Between Melissa’s demanding career as an attorney, and Lance’s inability to work due to his weight, there have been strains.
They say the experience on the ranch so far has brought them closer together and that they complement one another well. Even with the baggage they’ve brought to the ranch, and after working out with Bob and Jillian for a week, they remain positive and upbeat. Melissa says “You can’t help but be positive… we’re blessed to be here.”
Listen now as we speak to Melissa and Lance during week one on the ranch.