About Utah: Kamie Gardner keeps gym working while 'loser' hubby is away

Published: Sunday, Feb. 13 2011 10:12 p.m. MST

Another gym member, Dan Levanger, 32, holds up a left arm in a cast. He recently fell off a roof installing a satellite dish. "What Rulon's doing has inspired me to push myself, get better, heal my life," he says.

Kamie beams at such endorsements. When Rulon gets back, they'll all be healthier.

In the meantime, she and Rulon are reduced to weekly letters, which is all "The Biggest Loser," in an effort to not give away the plot, allows.

"In my letters I tell him how the gym is doing and all the news from home," she says. "But his letters are I miss you, things are going well, and that's about it. He can't say much."

All she knows for sure is that every week he stays away, he'll be that much bigger of a loser when he comes back to her.

Lee Benson's About Utah column runs Monday and Friday. E-mail: benson@desnews.com

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