Helen and Erik break up for some one-on-ones. Helen first meets with her Pink sister Ashley. Ashley has realized that she needs a gameplan for after the finale. She apparently likes to party and drink it up, and says that even though she's changed things will still be the same at home. It's going to be a challenge, because her family and friends are living a lifestyle she can't live anymore. Helen suggests that Ashley sit her friends down and tell them that she's still on a journey, and it's about the rest of her life. Tell the friends to keep the margaritas away, in other words. That's a sad statement, but probably necessary.
Daris talks to Erik, and says he's definitely going to have struggles at home. He's single, and thinks that will be a bit of a distraction, because previously he's never really dated. I think whatever date-related calories he puts on he will burn off with all of his vigorous, long-awaited sexy times. Daris feels like he wasn't living during the first 25 years of his life. A big part of life is love, he says, and while he loved his family and friends he couldn't find someone to love him. And one person he couldn't find to love him was himself. He's realized through this process that he loves himself. And in the words of a great sage, "If you can't love yourself, how in the hell are you gonna love somebody else? Can I get an amen up in here?" Seriously, truer words. Now that he loves himself, Daris is going to start looking for someone else who can love him too. Erik tells him to spin the dating thing as a positive -- he's getting fit so he can meet some lovely ladies. It can be a motivator.
Sunshine tells Helen that going to the gym after the finale is going to be different, which is something she never thought about. She wonders if she will have the same drive, and says she doesn't want to let herself down. Helen felt the same way, and says that she started working out too much because she thought she had to continue the workouts from the ranch at home. She'd lie awake at night and panic about gaining her weight back. And then she got to her senses and realized she was in maintenance mode and no longer had to work out 6-8 hours a day. It's okay to work out an hour or two a day, she says, as long as you eat the proper foods and are living healthy.