The Biggest Loser reunion episode, “Where are They Now,” aired on Tuesday, November 25, 2009. The two-hour program featured 40 contestants from seasons one through seven and while we would love to highlight each of the former contestants, here are a few notable mentions.
It’s never easy to see the first team be eliminated from Biggest Loser, and for Adam and Stacey Capers it wasn’t easy being those people. Stacey admits to crying during the Biggest Loser premiere last night while watching the weigh-in and elimination. They both say the hardest part of the entire experience was going home. Adam and Stacey were very critical of themselves after that elimination and wondered what else they could have done. Ultimately, they feel no animosity toward their competitors for the decision. Being eliminated because they appear to be the team to beat is “a badge of honor” for Stacey, and they are using it as their motivation for the finale.
Since they’ve been home, they continue to use their BodyBuggs. Stacey says it acts as her “external conscience.” Their daughter is also excited about making healthier food choices, and likes to exercise with her mom. Their diet has also changed and the follow some of the lessons learned at Biggest Loser. Stacey calls it their “eating lifestyle,” and they focus on caloric intake by eating a balance of protein/carbs/fat. Previously Stacey had a bad habit of over-sized portions while Adam loved fast food- they’ve both beaten those habits and now enjoy running- as much as 5 miles at a time!
Adam’s starting weight at the ranch was 340 pounds and his weight currently is 275. He says his goal at finale is “220, but I’ll be happy with 230.” Stacey says she’s never been this small before, having started at 221 and currently at 168. She doesn’t have a specific weight goal, just wants to keep losing.
Some people out there will be able to say they knew these Biggest Loser contestants “when.” As for the rest of us, we’re going to have to rely on these audition tapes sent to NBC to see what life was like for Adam Capers and Stacey Capers at home before being whipped into shape by Jillian and Bob.
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