The single best thing I can say about last night’s Biggest Loser is that it’s over and brings us closer to the make-over episode–NEXT WEEK! I can’t wait to see how they look. My dvr always cuts off in the middle of next week’s sneak peak, so I did get to see that Ashley changes her hair color radically, but not long enough to know if I like it or not. I don’t know what they can do to Sam to make him look better. Well, I am jumping ahead…we’ll see next week.
This week sent the remaining 7 to Texas help inspire residents to lose weight. Apparently Texas is home to 5 cities that boast some of the most unfit people in the country. Their job in Texas is to go on to radio stations and talk about their story where each station would pick 75 people to join the BL contestants in a 5K run/walk at the Cotton Bowl. Daris has his own quest to beat his personal best for a 5K (which he has thus far only done on a treadmill) and he is the first to complete the race and achieves his goal in 21:02. He then, goes back to join his team in completing the challenge. We see a lot of tears from some of the Texans that are walking and we also learn that 100 people will win 90 day passes to 24 Hour Fitness.
Meanwhile, Jillian meets up with previous season contestant Abby. Anyone who watched will remember Abby for having the single saddest life story I can imagine, losing her entire family in a car accident. She turned her life around and found a purpose and enlists Jillian to speak to an audience of high school students about what’s going on with the obesity rate in Texas. One girl stands up and tells the story of growing up in her overweight family. Lots more tears are shed and Jillian does the best she can, in a very limited time, to try to encourage her.
I can’t even talk about the wrangling challenge. I hated it. I hated it for the contestants, but I hated it more for the calves. Let’s just say that Sam helped Koli win this challenge. They are quite a team and near impossible to beat at most anything. I felt badly for Daris, who ran a close second, without anyone to help him. Koli was given immunity, the greatest prize of all. Michael was the only one who tried to use kindness with the calves. I am sorry HE didn’t win this challenge.
Last chance workout was a killer. Bob was merciless! The sweat that was dripping off of Koli at one point, looked like a waterfall…really. He must have thrown the weigh in (I would have) as he only lost 1 pound this week, but with immunity and just a couple of weeks left, why would he lose more? Sam managed to lose another 6 pounds and is looking solid at 240. It was Michael who blew everyone away with a 15 pound weight loss. Karmatic reward for speaking so nicely to those calves, earlier 🙂 17 pounds more and he will have hit the 200 pound mark! How crazy is THAT?
O’neal and Sunshine fell below the yellow line together. Sunshine, beautifully exotic looking, is starting to get under my skin with all her crying at the weigh ins. I know she is young and I know how badly she wants this, but I feel that she can’t be happy for the others and that bothers me. Of course O’neal asked the others to send him home and keep Sunshine in the game. They all obliged and we said goodbye to “Unc,” a really nice dad and seemingly all around good guy. When we see him in the present time, he is down a total of 139 pounds and is off all his medication. While his wife used to have to ties his shoes for him, he can now do it by himself. Well, after the intensity of the workouts on the ranch for all these weeks, I WOULD CERTAINLY HOPE SO! It was nice to see his wife’s arms around him on the bike as the show ended. Again, the best part is looking forward to next week!
I could go on and on about this show. The good, the bad and the ugly of it. The way it impacts each person individually and the way it impacts the masses. Though I don’t love (or even like) all aspects of it, it continues to impact me (positively) each and every week. It impacts me professionally and personally. It continues to reinforce everything I believe about the human body and the human spirit. It reconfirms that all things are possible.
Wishing you a day filled with possibilities. Think positively. Never underestimate what you are capable of. Eat kindly. Kindly to you and to the planet. We are all connected.