On the last episode of "The Biggest Loser," a double elimination sent Tanya Winfield and Marie Pearl packing. But as the women proved during a Tuesday morning visit to TODAY, they didn't lose track of their weight loss goals when they left the ranch.
In fact, the only thing they lost was more weight — a lot more. Marie, who started the competition at 249, now weighs in 108 pounds lighter at 141. And Tanya's dropped 92 pounds from her starting weight of 262, leaving her at 170 now.
Those new low numbers and the fitter feeling that comes with them have led both ladies to focus on new goals.
"I've been a restaurant owner for the last 10 years, and now I'm in the process of opening up a healthy comfort-food restaurant," Tanya told TODAY's Al Roker.
As for Marie, she's ready to have kids — or she will be as soon as she finishes what she's started.
"My major goal is to start a family, but I want to make sure that I'm really healthy and fit and ready to live a long life with those kids, so I'm going to focus on that," she explained.
While Marie and Tanya are no longer on the ranch, and therefore no longer eligible to compete for the $250,000 grand prize, they're still in the game. They'll face off with their fellow ousted contestants for the at-home prize of $100,000 on finale night.
But there's still one week left before the finale, and for the on-ranch players, that means it's time for "The Biggest Loser Triathlon." See how they fare Tuesday night at 8 p.m. on NBC.
First published January 28 2014, 8:18 AM