Koli is next on the scale. He was 231 pounds when he left the ranch, and now weighs 218 pounds. That's a loss of 13. He seems kind of grim about it, but says that he worked hard for that 13 pounds. He became so focused, he says, that he was totally results-oriented and didn't celebrate the small victories. He's trying to change his mentality, but it's hard. Koli really wants to feel the confetti raining down on him, but says it seems like that's slipping away right now. Koli has lost 5.63%.
Next is Ashley. To guarantee a spot in the finals, she needs to have lost more than 16 pounds. Ashley was 231 pounds when she left campus, and now weighs 213. That's a loss of 18 pounds, and she's done it! She beams and tells us that she couldn't be more proud of herself right now. Daris tells Ashley that, whether she knew it or not, she's very strong. In the first week on campus, he says with great emotion, he was impressed by how she knew exactly who she was. Daris was looking for that, and Ashley helped him to find himself as well. I think he's a little in love with her. Jillian is totally crying, and so am I! Daris says, "To see you show up like that and stay that way...you mean a lot to me, girl." SO SWEET! Ashley says that she didn't see these things in herself for the longest time, and to hear this from Daris is amazing. Ashley has lost 7.79%. That's good enough for first place, and means that she'll be competing for $250,000 and the title of The Biggest Loser. Unfortunately for Koli, it means that he's below the yellow line.
Finally, Daris steps on the scale. When he left campus, he weighed a lithe 195 pounds. To be safe and guarantee himself a spot in the final three, he needs to have lost more than 13 pounds. I'm not sure he has it to lose, really. Daris goes from 195 to 197, for a gain of two pounds. Bob looks shocked. I am not, because we saw this in the freaking previews last week. Daris says that he concentrated more on training for a marathon than he did for weight loss, and it's hard to do both. He's very proud of his marathon time, and no one can take that away. Bob is confused. He tells Daris that, in fact, you run to lose weight, so it doesn't make sense that there's a gain of two while he was training for the marathon. Jillian tells Daris that he clearly sabotaged himself, and that he can't even begin to talk about how he ran so much yet gained two pounds. Daris admits that he struggled. Jillian tells him that this is make or break time, when he needs to get real about what happened and why it happened. Going into denial about how he gained weight by running is bullshit, and Jillian knows that he knows this. We all fall down, Jillian says, but the key is to learn from it, dust yourself off, and keep going. They expect this from Daris. Aw, poor guy. Jillian tells us that it doesn't take a genius to figure out that if you're up two pounds, you've been eating too much. Daris has clearly been eating his way through the amount of exercise that he's been doing. It's a shame, she says, because he's such an amazing kid. Daris had gained 1.03%, which he looks very sad about. He's below the yellow line. Ashley and Mike, meanwhile, are for sure in the final three.