Neill reminds me so much of my brother-in-law, both in temperament and physical size. They even look alike. So the dynamic in that marriage reminds me very much of what I witness at my sister's house. It would not surprise me at all if Amanda does absolutely everything around the house and with the child. Neill is a website designer . . .my bro-in-law also works with computers & this very sendentary lifestyle contributes to his weight problem as I'm sure it does Neill's.
Most of these contestants continually impress me with how hard they work once at the campus, but once in a while we get one like Neill, a big guy who refuses to put his heart in it. If being humiliated on the scale by women who are half his size isn't enough to make him discover his manly competitive spirit, I don't think anything will. I wish them both the best in their weight loss efforts at home, but without a big personality makeover for Neill, I doubt any progress will stick. Unfortunately in marriage, usually there is one partner who is less motivated, more lazy, has more bad habits, etc, and this weaker partner usually winds up dragging the other down to his/her level more often than the more energetic, positive one is able to elevate them to their level. Hope this is not the case for Neill and Amanda, but odds are against them.