I loved BL last night. I loved that the trainers sat and talked with the contestants about their eating, asking them some good questions like “what is a calorie?” (a measure of energy) and “how many make a pound?” (3500). It makes me happy to see people educated as opposed to–operated upon. I applauded Dr. H. for speaking out against the doctor who preformed stomach altering surgery on Allie when she was just 14. Now, at 22, she had THE highest percentage of body fat of all the current contestants. What’s wrong with that picture???
There was a surprise weigh in, early in the show. 8 players would be above the yellow lining assuring them another week on the ranch. The other 8 would fall below and one of them would go home. This weigh in was actually 2 weeks after their first. Mark weighs in first and we see him drop from 421 to 380, representing a 41 pound weight loss! Here we go with the crazy numbers. Then again, 421 is a crazy number to begin with. Right away I am getting crazy because these very large men can drop some VERY big numbers. Though EVERYONE lost great numbers, just as I suspected, in the end, 7 men and only one woman, Ada, would remain above the line. Conversely, 7 woman and only one man, Patrick, would fall below. Rick, who lost the highest percentage, was given the opportunity to save one who fell below, and of course he chose Patrick as they both sport green team t-shirts, even though they competed solo last night.
The 7 woman competed in a a challenge that was very, very do-able and fair….IF you could run! They would race for a flag and each time someone got one, they were safe. In the end 2 people would be left and the 8 that were above the line would have the final votes. There was a little scoff between Jessica and Burgundy, and I wonder how that will impact them as the season continues. In the end, our youngest contestant, with the highest percentage of body fat, Allie was left with our oldest contestant, Tina, who felt her age really was against her in this challenge.
In the end, we saw Allie go home. The votes were pretty divided, and my guess is that she really didn’t show that she wanted it enough. Almost always the younger contestants get the sympathy card because they have so much life ahead of them. I was sooooooo happy to see that instead of the refrigerator light going out, it was simply a light that said Allie. I HATED THAT BIT WITH THE REFRIGERATOR LIGHT!
So all and all it was a great episode. I do wonder how Bob Harper pitches turkey breast since he has become a vegan…but we all do what we must at work!
Well, the rain is coming down here in South Florida and I need to get ready for work. I am going to try to get to all my classes and clients today and am glad I will be done (and close to home) by mid afternoon when the storm is supposed to be at it’s worst. See you there, or here. Have a wonderful Wednesday.