TODAY | January 25, 2011
MATT LAUER, co-host: But first let us say hi to Dan Evans .
ANN CURRY, anchor: Yeah! Yeah.
MEREDITH VIEIRA, co-host: Hey, Dan .
LAUER: He's the latest contestant voted off " The Biggest Loser " ranch leaving his twin brother, Don, to fend for himself. Dan , nice to see you.
Mr. DAN EVANS ("The Biggest Loser: Couples): Thank you, sir. It's good to be here.
LAUER: Let me start with the shocker, so the weigh-in, OK?
Mr. EVANS: Wow.
LAUER: You and Don, instead of losing weight you both gained, what, nine pounds. What happened?
Mr. EVANS: Well, you know, I -- as you can imagine I spent a lot of time thinking about that and it's hard to comprehend the combination of events that had to take place, either hydration or food or -- to negate whatever weight we lost that week plus gain nine pounds. It's true, I don't know the culprit. Clearly, we made a mistake. And we take full responsibility. But the one thing I can say is that since I've gotten home I've paid strict attention to everything that I learned on the ranch. I've got my diet and nutrition and exercise regimen dialed in perfectly. I lose three, four pounds a week now.
LAUER: Wow. Good for you .
VIEIRA: And you started at 287. So how much have you lost, Dan ?
Mr. EVANS: I'm down -- I'll have to weigh Friday to see to make sure, but I'm down a little over 75 pounds.
VIEIRA: Fantastic, yeah.
LAUER: Good for you .
Mr. EVANS: I lost -- since I've gotten home I've lost four times as much weight as I did at the ranch. It's been very, very successful.
CURRY: And instead of Jillian you've got a nine-year-old daughter who's been pushing you along.
Mr. EVANS: Yes.
CURRY: Is she -- is she -- how does she keep -- how is she your taskmaster?
Mr. EVANS: Oh gosh, you know, it's -- I say that I have at least one workout a day. I have a workout in the morning before I go to work and then one in the afternoon when I come home and then usually one in the evening. She participates in at least one of those. And she can be grueling. She's a real -- she's a real taskmaster. But I should say that it's not like work. It's like recreation.
Mr. EVANS: I spend quality time father/daughter stuff...
Mr. EVANS: ...and this whole " Biggest Loser " journey that we've been on, I mean, you know, we still spend time going to the movies and hanging out in front of the TV , but when we get older we're going to have memories of this.
LAUER: That's right .
Mr. EVANS: I mean, we're never going to remember what show I took her to when she was nine, but we're always going to remember what we did together to change our lives.
LAUER: Keep it going, OK?
Mr. EVANS: Oh, it's been incredible. It's an integral part of my life now. And honestly, she's never had a problem with weight and my son never had a problem with weight, but I...
VIEIRA: And you didn't either until later in life.
Mr. EVANS: Until -- yes. But I take a great deal of comfort in knowing that we're establishing some real foundation for diet and exercise at nine years of age.
LAUER: Good luck to you.
CURRY: Good luck.
Mr. EVANS: Thank you.
LAUER: All right, Dan Evans .
Mr. EVANS: Thank you very much .
VIEIRA: Good to see you, Dan.
LAUER: " The Biggest Loser :_Couples" airs tonight at 8, 7 Central time right here on NBC .