Bryan

Bryan lets his inner warrior, Ethel, speak for him this week (and she's got a lot to say).

Sep 24, 20100

Anyway, what was I saying? Oh yeah, all of that chaos for a tiny little sharp pain. Now sure, I was concerned and a little scared, as was Bryan, but after a while, the pain subsided. I'm sure Bryan appreciated all the concern and attention he was receiving from all those men, I know I was, but after 10 minutes of recovery he and I were back in the saddle and ready to finish the workout, however NO ONE was going to allow that to happen. Needless to say I WAS pissed! I was really bummed because I knew that Bryan would have won the challenge that day and that I would have finally been able to get my hands all over some fireman's hose. Ok, that went to far, I'll admit it. It's been a very long time. I'm sorry. Anyway, Bryan and I got kicked out of the workout and one of the producers drove us home. As soon as she dropped us off, we wished her farewell, spoke to Miguel on the phone, and then we headed out the door. We literally ran to the gym and finished our workout. Although, I will admit that some of the bigwigs did call Bryan and begged him not to workout. Sorry, you can blame me for that one. Ethel is a no nonsense, hardcore, fighting warrior.

Bryan decided to bring me along to therapy this week. It was crazy town. From out of the blue Joe attacked Nikki, (I just wish those two would do it already and get it over with) and then Stacy lashed out at Jeana. The heat between Stacy and Jeana brought me right back to the fire station. So glad Bryan gets to sit in between them during therapy. It's delicious. Just wish I had some Raisinettes and a tub of popcorn. No I don't…yes, I do. Well, no. I mean, yes. Maybe. Anyway, while all this was happening, sweet Mandy just sat there and smiled. I'm dying to know what is happening in everyone's head during therapy. Sometimes, inner warriors like to play a game and go around the room and just drop into someone else's head. While Bryan babbled on in therapy, I decided to hop on over to Mandy's. All I could hear was Disney music and birds chirping. It was extremely bright and colorful and all of the animals had names and could communicate in English. I could have stayed there all day. It's very soothing and calming. 

30 comments
ChrisTX
ChrisTX

You good looking thing. Keep up the good work, you'll get there.

Dina L,
Dina L,

Look a little closer, sweetie, it's right there on his sleeve. ;)

Marie88
Marie88

Brian/Ethel, you are AMAZING, and ridiculously fabulous.

WLA Dave
WLA Dave

Brian/Ethel - Loved you both in this episode! I don't suppose Ethel will come on camera next episode? Here's hoping!

jo-anna
jo-anna

BUNKER UP BIG BOY! How cute are you! i know running in bunker gear is tough, im amazed that they did not throw a pack on your back to add to the stress! Listen sweetie, as amusing as your blog is I think you may be missing the point of the whole walk your taking, learn compassion and support your group, even the weak ones! Ive been through many a burn house, with vol with fd, after losing 140lbs, "almost a back street boy" I know it will never get easier than it is right now, find your heart, its in there somewhere!

LoReeDeVine
LoReeDeVine

OMG --- Ethel is like my evil twin "Hurry Ellen" .... I'm a Gemini and honey when my anger raises, my blood pressure goes thru the roof, and when I am not being heard on something, "Hurry Ellen" comes out and takes over. She would just as soon put you in a head lock and twist your ears until you could hear her whispering "are you listening to me" ???? I do believe that Jackie is being a bit of a bully ---- invading your private space as she casually strolls into your yard or house. Kill that Hussey.

Brian you are a sweetie .... and you are hilarious. Please do not quit the show ........ somebody has to throw a dash of spice in there, might as well be you. I love you ........ you have to be one of my favorite gays ! ! ! !

LoRee Akron Ohio

Kaufee
Kaufee

You are brilliant. Ethel is brilliant. Good luck to you in this process. Keep your wonderful and refreshing sense of humor~

VandP
VandP

Awesome blog! Love watching you every week....the #1 reason I watch the show. Keep up the hard work. :)

Jenna B
Jenna B

Bryan, you are my favorite!! Why? Because your hubby is so d@*n HOT. Just kidding (no, I'm not). I love how devoted you are, no drama but you're still hilarious. Where do u come up with this stuff?? Totally addictive! Can't wait to see how it turns out....

claudia kahns
claudia kahns

bryan, i watched you this last monday and i just wanted to tell you how inspiring you were you just kept going . okay i have to ask is jackie as good looking in person lol ? well keep the good work.

The old drama teacher
The old drama teacher

Hi there Bryan,

It is wonderful seeing your image on the screen. You somehow got lost. But this is a great channel for your wonderful quick rumor and those facial expressions that tell it all. Did you learn it from me?!? Ha Ha

Kelbell
Kelbell

Hahahahaha Ethel calls it like it is!!! With a bad ass (ok maybe 'smart ass') inner warrior like 'Ethel' you can't lose (the competition not the weight:). Keep rocking.....you m-o-t-i-v-a-t-e me!!!!

Monakay
Monakay

You are dead on describing what's going on in everyone's head. You are so perceptive and I respect that you are willing to put your life out there for everyone to see. I am loving getting to know you through the show!

CathyO
CathyO

Oh, Ethel ... I am so glad we got to hear from you this week. And that the attention from the paramedics was hormone driven. I don't blame you girls a bit.

Dina L,
Dina L,

LOVE YOU...LOVE ETHEL!!!

I look forward to your blog just as much as I do the show. You were absolutely fabulous on last nights show. You didn't take the easy way out like many of the others would have.

You and Ethel have my co-workers, and me, talking around the water cooler about who our inner warriors are, I think mine is "Sophia". Is it possible for inner warriors to have inner warriors...or split personalities for that matter? Hmm...what's Dr. R.'s #? ;)

N.L.
N.L.

Ethel sounds a lot like my wife. Funny, witty and not afraid to speak her mind.

Your determination to keep going on this weeks show blew 'em away. Keep up the good work!

21swee
21swee

I've been wondering the same thing.

21swee
21swee

keep up the amazing work. you are an inspiration!

Skean
Skean

I love you and I love your inner warrior Ethel! What a great team. I know you will continue to do well and reach your goal. You have a great sense of humor which I adore. Thanks for blogging about your experience. I look forward to watching you each week and reading your blog. Keep kicking ass Bryan!

Sheri L
Sheri L

I LOVE that Ethel takes trips into the heads of the others...next time she should talk with the other inner warriors to get their perspectives LOL Great job and keep up the good work! You look great and I know Team Ethel will bring it home!

Mrs H
Mrs H

Awesome blog! You could have a column in cosmo with wit like that! I'd tune in:) You're one of our favorites to watch. My husband has a similar "build" to yours. We watch the show and read Jackie's book. Every week we look forward to seeing your progress, as well as our own. Keep up the hard work. I mean 20 pounds so far, OMG!! Just think, you were wearing one of those weighted vests everyday of your life just a few weeks ago. I think that way and don't know how I was even able to walk around.

KDC
KDC

More Ethel, More Ethel !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ethel is articulate, witty, and most of all brutally observant! I am so happy that she has taken up warrior residence within Bryan and I'm sure Bryan is as well. Go for the gold Bryan and Ethel.

My inner warrior, Skinny Bitch, thinks that Nikki is a lost cause. No inner warrior could can be a source of inspiration or encouragement for her. Jacki should know that you cannot help those who will not help themselves. Cut her loose, Jacki. I'm still on the fence about Jeanna.

Rooting for TEAM ETHEL all of the way!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kim

Deidre
Deidre

Freaking Hysterical!!! Your "cookie punishment" on the stairs rings in my ears everytime I go to the grocery store. I relate to you more than any of the others and now I know why. I want to date Ethel lol. Good luck!!!

Mz. West
Mz. West

Bryan...I love you on the show. You are pure comedy and you are doing your thang. Great Job

kelatzer
kelatzer

Awsome, you're a trip! And I wish you all the best in your success!!! Keep your focus for yourself and also push the team to help themselves, only that inner person (warrior) can change themselves, no can do that for you...and I sure hope the rest will come on board with that!!!! I think you have already recognized that and am proud of you!!! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK BRYAN!!!!!!!!!!

capemay
capemay

Bryan,

what brand is the pulse reader you wear on your arm? Is it connected to a wire which goes to your heart to read the pulse more accurately"

Do you find the brand any better than the $20 meters you can get at the stores?

Mike P
Mike P

If this were a competition you would've already won it. WTG!

capemay
capemay

Bryan,

I watch the program and there are some age differences between a few of you. I think the next time the ages should be a littlt closer.

You complain about Jeanna, but she is older than you plus she is a woman. As you get older, your body definately tends to wear out a little wheter you like it or not. Plus, I don't think it is fair the woman have to wear vests the same size as the men becase they don't have the testosterone you men have to build muscle...which makes you stronger.

A Viewer
A Viewer

Bryan, you are hillarious! Your blog is so funny. The things you say in the show are funny too. You have a great sense of humor and make me laugh! You seem to work hard and take the program seriously. Good luck achieving your goal (or maybe you've already achieved it?!?)