TODAY   |  January 25, 2011

‘Loser’ continues weight loss at home

“Biggest Loser” contestant Dan Evans, who was just voted off the ranch, tells TODAY that since returning home he is paying strict attention to his new health routine so that he can continue with his weight-loss journey.

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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.

CURRY: Yeah.

LAUER: Yeah.

Mr. EVANS: I spend quality time father/daughter stuff...

CURRY: Sure.

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.

VIEIRA: Absolutely.

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 .