Sister Wives Recap: Losing Weight, Gaining Perspective

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With 16 combined kids and one more on the way, the titular stars of TLC's Sister Wives decided it was time to drop a few pounds and get back in shape.

Think the network encouraged/forced that nonsense at all?

Regardless, Meri, Janelle, Christine and Robyn were evidently quite serious about getting healthy so they visited a personal trainer, Biggest Loser style.

As if jealousy issues weren't already prevalent, this had to foster such feelings or did it? Perhaps meeting with theology teacher to gain "perspective" balanced it out?

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The wives all met up with Bill, Meri's personal trainer, at which point the four Mrs. Kody Browns got weighed in front of each other, much to Janelle's abject horror.

She weighs 271 pounds.

"My physical appearance has always been my Achilles' heel," she says, unclear on what that means, since she's still married with kids by the same guy as the rest.

Meri opines, "Kody loves me for me. Kody loves Robyn for Robyn... I know Kody likes my curves." Robyn concurs ... and despite being pregnant weighs the least.

Poor Janelle.

Things go well for her, though, right out of the gate. Janelle gains more confidence in a hurry. Meri says she has more energy, too. Way to work it out, ladies!

What is going through Bill's head while training the four wives of one person? Any number of things, but Kody expected him to act professional and he did so.

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They even grabbed healthy options from the buffet later, when Danielle, a theology teacher, dined with them to gain their perspective on faith in this world.

Kody and the wives get grilled pretty good, but they are asked to come to Boston to speak with her students. Kody agrees, despite the obvious reservations.

"If you have an antagonistic crowd, that's hard to deal with," he says.

Some people think they're a cult, but not Danielle. She and her husband joined the family to celebrate Meri's daughter Mariah's 16th birthday, which was sweet.

The five oldest Brown boys happened to be returning from a trip to Wyoming, and the rest of the family was so excited to see them ... there was a lot of love.

That's the thing about Sister Wives. You get a real sense of goodness and authenticity from them all, despite what you may think of their unusual lifestyle.

Danielle agreed: "There was so much love in their home. It makes it hard to cast negative judgment on them as a family." Give it up for open-mindedness!

Thoughts on this installment of Sister Wives? How do you think it went on the weight loss front? Do you judge the wives or accept them for who they are?

What do you think of Kody Brown and Sister Wives?

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