At the start of this week’s “Sister Wives,” which I just got around to watching last night, the four wives visit a gym and get weighed before their session with a personal trainer. It’s a daunting task for them, with all of them except for the newest, youngest and the only currently pregnant wife weighing over 200 pounds. Meri explains to the camera that she’s a size 14, and she steps on the scale to show that she’s 213 pounds. Janelle is the largest at 271 pounds, and she calls her weight her “Achilles heel.” Christine is 222 pounds, saying that she weighed more when she got married but that she’s not happy with her current weight. Robyn is a few months pregnant and she’s also the smallest at 158 pounds. Some of the other women say they don’t want Robyn’s body type, though, and insist that they don’t see her as a threat to their relationship with Kody just because she’s smaller than they are. I believe them, honestly. She’s a threat because she’s the new one and because she is an obtuse doofus like Kody, not because she’s not overweight.
Christine: People that would look at my body and people that would look at Robyn’s body would probably think that I would love to have her body shape, but I don’t want to be too skinny.
Meri: I know that Kody likes my curves. [laughs]
Robyn: Kody told me in a very nice way, at one point that he actually likes curvy girls and I’m not a curvy girl. So it’s not really like I’ve got some sort of upper hand with this whole situation. He likes curvy girls.
I felt bad for Janelle because there was footage of the trainer telling her that her BMI was 44 and that she needed “this the most.” Her face was all red and she looked embarrassed, later explaining that of course she knew that and that it was an “extremely horrible day” because she got lectured like that. I like her the most and she’s very logical and pragmatic. I don’t fault her for turning to food for comfort, a lot of people do that. She’s a good person and she probably deals with stress by eating. She did say that she’s going to do the workout the trainer gave her and was “encouraged that this will actually work.” I do fault Robyn for being an insensitive bitch about it.
That was so douchey what Robyn said about how she didn’t have the upper hand just because she’s skinny. It was very similar to what she’s said in the past about how she saw Kody loving the other women and knew she had a chance with him. It’s worth revisiting this quote from Robyn from last season.
“One of the biggest things that attracted me to Kody is his love for his wives. The fact that he saw value in each one of these girls, for different reasons, for who they were, for their strengths and their weaknesses, was like, I just drooled… I love to know that he’s loving his other wives because that means he’ll love me too.”
So she’s basically saying she’s better than them, isn’t she? Only that doesn’t give her an advantage with Kody, but it does.
The wives may strive to hide any competition they may feel with each other, but Kody doesn’t bother hiding his jealousy when it comes to his wives. He narrated about their personal trainer “Bill’s a professional, so I fully expect that he’ll behave as a professional when he has this interaction with my wives. And I trust my wives so it’s not really a worry for me.” So it’s fine for him to have four wives but none of them better step out on him.