Ryan tells us that the "new Ryan" has a little more fight and a little less fear, and has pushed himself to do things he never thought he could do. He's worked harder than he ever has in his life, and realized that you can't stop when times get hard. The Ryan who leaves, he says, is going to be more determined, and also apparently is going to speak in creepy third-person all the time. He says the next time we see him, he'll still be this good looking, and will be wearing clothes that fit, to boot. Wait, Ryan seems kind of okay -- why has he been a non-entity all this time? Probably because he's a regular, nice, easygoing kind of guy.
Twenty-four hours later, we're at Ryan's house. Oh, he has the cutest baby! She's wearing one of those little baby headband bows around her head. If aliens ever come to take over the planet for real, they're going to look just like that, and it will be no contest. The baby totally doesn't recognize Ryan, but then again, she's only four months old. He says there's a part of him that felt loss for the time he was on campus. Well, he did kind of leave his family right after his wife had a baby. No judgment, but you know. Okay, a little judgment.
His family has a little party for him, and they all seem really sweet. His dad also has quite a head of hair. Ryan says that he does feel the slightest bit guilty about missing time with his family, but he thinks it means that they'll have more time together in the end. He emotionally adds that it's not about food and exercise, but what's in your head, and that's the growth that he's most proud of. He reiterates his love for his wife and blah blah blah, it's really sweet. It's honestly more than he's said all season! Today, Ryan weighs 265 pounds, for a total loss of 109 pounds. He looks sooooo much skinnier in the face especially. He feels in control of his life and his body for the first time, and that's empowering. He probably is having killer sex for the first time in a while, too, which makes a body feel good as well. He holds up a pair of his old pants up to him, and they're giant compared to his frame now. And did I mention the world's cutest baby? Yay, Ryan!
Next week: Neil is apparently still a douche...but he's not the only one!