I have a few things to say about last night’s episode but I’m not going to begin with Courtney and the weigh in. I’m gonna begin with the conversation that Jillian had with Rulon in his room. I think that so many people can relate to what Rulon was saying. Rulon felt like he was working so hard on campus and he was “entitled” to treating himself with a bunch of food. How many of you can relate to that? I think that Jillian handled it so well by saying that it was not that he couldn’t have the chips or whatever it was that he wanted, but there needed to be moderation and, more importantly, Rulon needed to figure out why he was going for more self destructive and counter productive rewards. I’m a firm believer in treating yourself but I think that we have to redefine what those rewards can and should be. If you have been working so hard to lose weight and gain control of your mind and body, probably rewarding yourself with a pint of ice cream is the wrong direction. I loved when Rulon said that he still wanted to eat those things but instead of getting 3 hamburgers, he would get 2. I really think that we should all really be aware of that kind of behavior and learn how to break that cycle.
Now let’s talk about Hannah and what she said about how doing one thing differently in her life completely changed her life. That made me so happy. Here was a woman living in Nashville, TN that seemed like she wanted more so she decided to apply to get on The Biggest Loser and the next thing she knows, she’s on the show getting yelled at by Bob & Jillian and then she is walking around Hollywood, CA in a hot black outfit with a guy flirting with her. I just absolutely loved seeing Hannah come out of her shell and welcome a change and opportunity. That to me is what life is all about.
Now let’s talk about Courtney. I was so upset and sad because I really do believe that there are certain people that need more time than what they are given on our show and Courtney definitely falls into that category. I believe that she will be fine but what I was most upset about is that this very young girl that got up to over 400lbs needed to be with us on campus for as long as possible, because in the beginning the light was shining brightly for Courtney and then through every twist and turn on our show, that light started to dim, and I wanted to be able to get my hands back on her to guide her back on her course. We can all understand how frustrating it is when you hit a wall or plateau and that it can drive you so easily back to the “dark side”. Courtney is such a loving and beautiful person and her time on the ranch was cut short but all I can be is positive and know that she will show us all at the finale that no wall or plateau is gonna stop her or you from achieving anything that you want to accomplish.