It was a double elimination on Tuesday night's "The Biggest loser" with Don Evans being sent home after a six-pound weight gain. Then, it was the first time that the "unknowns" were faced with an elimination weigh-in and the husband-and-wife red team -- Larialmy and Q Allen -- fell below the yellow line and Lariamly sacrificed herself so her husband could stay.
Were you angry you had to sacrifice yourself in order for your husband to stay?
Larialmy Allen: I wasn't angry at all. There aren't too many things I wouldn't give for him. In my heart, if I could do it differently, I wouldn't change a thing. I knew the support system I had coming home. My family and my friends are just 110 percent supportive of me on this journey. Unfortunately, Q's support system isn't as strong. So I knew what he needed was to get his butt kicked and be there. I knew, regardless, I would be a success because this is something I needed to continue to live.
Can you talk about how hard it was to sit there and listen to the other contestants talk about how they felt your husband wasn't living up to expectations?
Larialmy Allen: For me, listening to my teammates talk about how they felt Q fell short or wasn't giving 100 percent was definitely hard. Knowing my husband as well as I do, [I knew] there were times he was a little off. His mind wasn't always there. He was thinking about his son and different things like that. I think that affected him and I could understand where my teammates concern was coming from. It was definitely hard to hear because I know how bad he needs to be there.
When you got home, how did you deal with the possibility that Q was an obstacle for you and your success?
Larialmy Allen: I think the first thing I had to do when I got home was have a conversation with myself. I didn't know it would be as difficult as it had been being home, but ultimately, what I came up with was that even though he and I are doing this together, it was still our own journey. We have to focus on ourselves. Part of the reason we continued to gain weight when were married was we enabled each other. I was trying to focus on me and my part of our journey.
In your Where Are They Now piece, you looked so happy when you were working out with your sisters? Is there a different level of enjoyment working out on your own time?
Larialmy Allen: I think there is just a different level of enjoyment to my life. I finally found happy. Being 301 pounds [Her starting weight. She now weighs 225 pounds.] is daily suffering from different aches and pains and knowing that I was probably hindering myself from having children and expanding my family. I wasn't happy. Even at this point, my journey isn't through. I am only halfway to where I want to be. It shows me that it is not impossible. The fact that I can work out with my siblings every day is just icing on the cake. It makes me happy to see that I am changing people so close to me.
Could you address the most difficult part of being home?
Larialmy Allen: For me, I think the most difficult part of being home is being home. When you are at "The Biggest Loser," you have everything you need right at your fingertips. We are spoiled. You prepare your own food, true, but you have so much to choose from. You don't have to worry about being faced with temptation as much. It is always there, but you aren't faced with a restaurant on every corner and going in and eating things you shouldn't.
What was the most important thing you learned about yourself?
Larialmy Allen: For me, the most important thing that I have learned is to never to doubt myself. Going into the show, there were so many different things -- and I don't think they showed it as much -- but there were so many things my trainers would ask me to do and I would say, "I can't do it." I have learned to stop doubting myself. Even if I think I can't do it, try anyway. I have already done so many things with this opportunity that I never thought I would do.
What is the No. 1 change you have made?
Larialmy Allen: Just my mentality: the ability to look at food differently. I was a stress eater. Now, food is to fuel my body. I don't have to have my calories in junk food. I can get them from vegetables, and I feel better eating the healthy food.
"The Biggest Loser" airs Tuesday nights at 8 p.m. on NBC.