The contestants hit the gym. Jillian snarls and asks Liz if this is her moment to shine. Jillian and Bob want to make sure that the accomplishments that the contestants have achieved on campus sink in. They have to let power and strength define them from now on. Jillian tells Allen that he excels every day and is a picture of strength. Rudy struggled on his first day on campus, but now can do the same tasks with ease. It's been eleven weeks, and he's lost 134 pounds and feels stronger than ever.
And then there are more stories of day one versus week eleven. Danny says that on day one, the weight bar would hit his belly. It still sort of grazes it, but not quite as badly. Like Rudy, Danny can now run on the treadmill and is amazed at his transformation. He says that it's all about taking control of your body. He's getting his life back. Allen drags Jillian, who is holding to a band wrapped around his waist. During week one, Allen wasn't running, but definitely was suffering ten kinds of torture. He struggled in week one, but now Jillian is the one who struggles to hold him back.
Amanda also was totally worn out the first day. Eleven weeks later, she knows that she can get through seemingly impossible things. Liz was a train wreck on the first day, and went so far as to fall off of the exercise equipment. Now, in week eleven, Jillian says that she's an athlete. On a scale of one to ten, Liz says that she was a minus five during the first week. Now she's a nine, and aims to be a ten by the finale.
Sami greets the contestants and congratulates them for being the final five. They've learned a lot about how to reshape their bodies on campus, but have also learned that this journey is not just about eating right and working out. When they're back at home they'll have to balance every aspect of their lives. There is a special guest to help them get ready -- finance guru Suze Orman! I love that loon. She's wearing a flowery, flowing top rather than one of her signature colorful leather jackets. Suze is there to help the contestants make the connection between wealth and health. Allen is very excited. You know he loves the Oprahs where Suze looks at people's financial statements and then denies them their dream weddings or kitchen repairs. Suze is on the show courtesy of Total cereal. She has a cereal deal? Is there nothing she can't do? Suze tells the contestants that to win they'll have to be very strong, and understand that wealth is a part of health, and that obesity is a very expensive disease. To wit, she says that we spend $147 billion per year in obesity-related illnesses. Sami gets the heck out and lets Suze have her way with the contestants.