Tom Sr. and L.T.

Name: Tom Sr.
Start weight: 314
Elimination weight: 287
Hometown: Everett, Massachusetts
Favorite cheat food: Cheese

Name: L.T. (Tom Jr.)
Start weight: 357
Elimination weight: 342
Hometown: Everett, Massachusetts
Favorite cheat food: Slush


1.) Do you think the parent/child teams or the married couples teams have the advantage and why?
Tom Sr.: Parent/child because of age
L.T.: Parent/child because blood is thicker than water

2.) Has your partner contributed to your weight gain before the show?
Tom Sr.: Yes
L.T.: Absolutely did!

3.) Do you think losing weight with a family member is easier or harder than going it alone and why?
Tom Sr.: Harder—we argue.
L.T.: Easier because of the support

4.) What was the turning point in your life when you realized you needed to lose the weight?
Tom Sr.: My doctor said I needed weight-loss surgery.
L.T.: When I couldn’t weigh myself on a normal scale

5.) Who worked harder at losing weight—you or your partner?
Tom Sr.: Same
L.T.: Me

6.) What is one thing that happened behind-the-scenes that no one would know from watching the show?
Tom Sr.: How hard you actually work out at the gym
L.T.: My partner actually crushed the table outside by the pool when he sat on it…

7.) What advice can you give to people who want to lose weight? What's the best advice you got?
Tom Sr.: Read labels and watch your calories
L.T.: Do it now! Stop waiting for tomorrow because tomorrow may never come

8.) What's your favorite workout?
Tom Sr.: Walking to China
L.T.: Elliptical machine, by far, when it comes to cardio, and weights for my triceps

9.) What's your favorite healthy snack or meal?
Tom Sr.: Salad
L.T.: Fruit, any kind really

10.) What's the best advice Bob or Jillian has given you?
Tom Sr.: Do it for yourself and no one else.
L.T.: Go 125% even when you can’t go 50%. Leave it all on the line and results will come.

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