03/05/2013 at 08:45 AM EST
Alison Sweeney hosts NBC's
The Biggest Loser and is the award-winning star of
Days of Our Lives, in addition to being an author, director, producer, wife and mom. Like she has for the past two seasons, Alison will blog each week about the latest episode of
The Biggest Loser. Follow her on Twitter @Ali_Sweeney
Did you like this season's Makeover Week? I personally love telling the remaining contestants that they've made it to makeovers because it's always such an important part of the Biggest Loser
journey. And as Jeff said, it's the moment when the contestants realize their hard work has paid off.
Tim Gunn and Ken Paves are absolute geniuses every season. Their vision for the contestants' hair and wardrobe changes is always impressive. But this season, they took it to the next level with their transformations of Lindsay, Biingo and Sunny.
I was bummed to not be a part of the makeover reveals because it's always such a special moment. But I loved watching the show at home. I was so happy for every contestant and especially for the kids. Everyone exuded such confidence and joy and I loved the celebration they each could experience.
While the contestants were at home, it was so great to see them also pay it forward as part of Challenge America. How proud Joe was of his twin brother's weight loss and Danni's dad committing to a healthier life – both were particularly moving. The contestants helped to inspire others, further the movement to eradicate obesity in this country and
they got a great workout in for themselves.
By the time everyone got back to the Ranch, they had spent two weeks at home and they were focused on each losing 5 percent of their body weight for immunity. Danni started the weigh-in off successfully with a 10-lb. weight loss. The smile on her face was one of sheer relief. Jackson seemed so nervous when he got on the scale but he thankfully didn't throw up – and he achieved a 15-lb. weight loss (losing three more pounds than he needed to for immunity). Joe continued the celebration with his 17-lb. loss; Jeff topped him by losing 19-lbs., and Gina closed this week's weigh-in with a staggering 10-lb. weight loss. That means ... everyone earned another week on campus!
My favorite moment of the week was when the final five walked into the gym for weigh-in looking great and feeling even better. Plus, I loved watching their reveals at home with all of you.
Make sure to tune in next week for our final week on campus and some shocking results!