The vitamin D milk comment she made didn't make sense to me until i realized that she must have meant whole milk.
For some reason I took that to mean that she thought it was something healthy, like "Yes, I had this and this and this (but I had) VITAMIN D MILK!"
I'm still thinking about this one, it was really a MESS from start to finish. Her reveal was like a bizarre ode to first ladies or something and there is no way at all to believe this is something she will maintain unless she gets to go on a permanent vacation to Chris and Heidi's house. The only really awesome moment from that was when Heidi asked her if she had ever "bear crawled" before and she answered with such disbelief and frustration, "No Heidi, I have no idea what a bear crawl is!" It sort of was an appropriate response, and it cracks me up that Chris and Heidi have this sand pit for bear crawling in their backyard, and basically have made their lives one massive gerbil cage!
Everyone here has already done an awesome job at nailing the bulk of the crazy mother stuff and the humiliation. It feels like the humiliation just gets worse and worse each episode and Chris made an ass out of himself about 10 times with those shenanigans. He seems to have a really limited range of helpful solutions, and once he runs through those he goes a little bonkers.
He really should have done Food 101 with her, I mean, she really had very very little education about food at all (and she didn't help herself by suggesting her 32 lb. gain was the two waters she'd just had!) and clearly neither did her coworkers. I couldn't figure out how the one nurse even got around at work, she didn't appear to be able to walk unassisted. Some nursing jobs really create weight problems like if they are in high-alert mode all of the time and cranking out the cortisol, or if they work night shifts for long periods of time, but most of nursing is quite physical; it's hard to be out of shape to that extent and still be able to do your job.
I was so pissed on behalf of her co-workers who received $250 cards, many for losing close to 100 lbs without Chris or groceries for a year or a home gym or time off of work! That was pretty offensive to cheap out like that, it's not like they were given cash prizes, it's a store giving gift cards to itself.
Mommie Dearest was the creepy worst and not afraid of showing the world all the vile crap she had to offer, but this show should have seriously brought on a psych MD or someone and spent a month getting mommie shipped out and maybe getting the kind-of-wretched/worthless sons out of there too. The daughter had a poker face I couldn't crack but at least didn't total cars and laugh in her face. They should have scrapped the weight loss plan and sent everyone to the Betty Ford Family program (or wherever they send all the Intervention people) and then maybe reconsider doing an EWL.
The whole episode had so many Deliverance-y moments in it that had me wondering if it was a farce.
Edited by meisja, Jul 25, 2013 @ 8:15 PM.