Mallory hits the scale next. She and Curtis have three daughters, and Mallory wanted to be a better example for them. She started the competition at 217 pounds, and now weighs 152. That's a loss of 65 pounds, or 29.95%. She really looks great -- totally healthy, and not like she lost the weight too fast or anything. Curtis is next, and we are reminded again about his quest to get health insurance. He had lost 100 pounds at the weigh-in to determine who got to come back to the show, and needed to lose an additional 60 to meet the insurance maximum. 238 is the magic number. Curtis started at 381, and has dropped to 231! That's a difference of 150, and means that Blue Cross can suck it and pony up. Bob and Jillian are so excited, as is Mallory. Curtis has lost 39.37% of his body weight.
Amanda is next, and we are reminded that she and Neill had to leave their two-year-old son. She started at 204, and now weighs 140. That's a loss of 64 pounds, or 31.37%. Well done! Now put all that extra energy toward getting a divorce. Then there's Neill, who had a bit of an attitude deficiency while on campus. He felt like he had a lot to prove at home, and was determined to blow everyone away at the finale. And here we are! Do you feel blown? A little wind tussled, at least? Neill started at 317 pounds, and has dropped to 229. That's a loss of 88 pounds, or 27.76%. Aw, good for him! I guess they can stay married. But even better that Curtis is still in the lead for the $100,000 prize.
Then we have Bette-Sue, perennial fan favorite. She did a lot of screaming on the show, and a lot of laughing, and a lot of bonding with her daughter, Ali. Bette-Sue started at 261 pounds, and now weighs 186, for a loss of 75 pounds! She's thrilled, and does a little pose n' twirl for our benefit. That's 28.74% lost, which is quite a feat, especially for a woman of a certain age. Then there's Jenn, who wanted to inspire the kids at the fat camp where she works as a counselor. I forgot how big she was at the beginning of the show. She seems pretty short, too. She started at 254 pounds, and now weighs 190 for a loss of 64. Yay! That's 25.20%. Then we have Maggie, who cracked my shit up during the season with her snide remarks about team pride. Maggie had never had a boyfriend, and wanted to be able to go out and have someone think she was hot. She's happy not to be "the fat girl" anymore. She started at 239 pounds, and now weighs in at 169, for a loss of 70 pounds! That's 29.29%, which means that Curtis is still standing strong.