When Brendan started the show, he weighed 362 pounds. He now weighs 237 pounds, for a total loss of 125. Brendan tells us again that he was lost, and felt that his life was a black hole. He wore the same jeans and fat sweatshirt every day. It feels good to try on clothes now and have them fit. He feels like he can move on, start dating, and be happy again. We see Brendan on a date with a pretty lady. He thanks The Biggest Loser, and admits that even though he was a game player, the show saved his life. He tells us that he's been working in inner-city schools for eight years, but before he came on the show he was kind of faking it. He wasn't physically or mentally ready to really teach his kids to his full capability. Now he feels like he can be an example, and show the kids the right path to go down. Except for the assholery. He should selectively omit that. Brendan's students are proud of him, and do seem to be inspired by his journey. Brendan is running the Boston Marathon again and hopes to beat his previous time of 4 hours, 58 minutes.
When Mark started the show, he weighed 421 pounds. He now weighs 248 pounds. That's serious! Mark moved in with his cousin who lives in Phoenix and has lost 100 pounds. They're going to finish their journeys together. A lot of former contestants live in Phoenix, including Sunshine from season nine. Sunshine says that although they're meeting for the first time, they're family. They hike together, and Mark is happy to get the help and advice of someone who's been where he is now. She tells him that it's hard at first after the finale, since normal life is no longer normal. It's good to set goals, stay involved and surround yourself with positive people who want you to do well. Mark says he knows he's going to accomplish what he set out to do, and will kick start his new life. He knows how he used to hurt, and how good he feels now, and there's no way he's going back. Mark has lost a total of 173 pounds and plans to travel the country educating people on health and fitness.
Next week: the final four go home! And we find out who will make it to the live finale.