I don’t know, is it possible that everything I love about Biggest Loser is about the weighing in? I don’t really think so, but last night’s episode, which was only an hour to allow for the President’s (wonderful) address to the nation, fell flat, in my opinion. With zero interest in the Dan/Don story, because obviously something are really bigger than “The Ranch,” and Dan did NEED to go home. Obviously he did OK at home, losing a total of 70 pounds, when we saw him at the end of last week’s episode. While the Biggest Loser is an absolutely guaranteed way for many contestants to lose weight, it is not the ONLY way. So enough about him. As for his brother, Don, we’ll see.
The temptation challenge was kindof boring. I never like those. It’s like putting a drug addict in a room with drugs, like locking an alcoholic in a liquor store, or asking a child molester to watch kids…just for a few minutes. While I understand that they will have temptation when they go home, I am always offended by these temptation challenges. Everyone was incredibly strong. Maybe 3 minutes isn’t really enough to lose one’s guard. It actually worked out ok for Arthur who at one piece of chicken (150 calories), the only one to eat ANYTHING. This won him the right to pick which team would be sent off to train (and who knows what else?) with the “unknowns,” for the week. He picks green team’s Jay and Jen, since they are strong. Dad and daughter are NOT happy being chosen.
When Jay and Jen arrive, the “unknowns,” are doing what else?…boxing, of course. We are yet to really have a clue if Cara and Brett are truly trainer material, or are just good in the ring. We’ll see. Fitness Ridge is an entirely different experience than the Ranch, which is weird. Meals are prepared with calorie counts, they are cleaned up after and they workout in a very rustic gym, “The Red Barn.” I find all this a big disadvantage as these contestants will have to make a big adjustment next week when everyone is on the Ranch.
The final challenge pinned Jay and Jen against the ranch teams, in a combo guessing/physical challenge. Guessing the EXACT calories in the 9 decadently fattening food items, would be a guessing game for absolutely anyone. Then they had to hoist their number choices up 70 feet in the air, until they got the correct 4 digit combination. Sort of like the Price is Right on steroids. The winning “side” would get letters from home. Jillian and Bob’s group wins and the letters pour down and Dan reads one from his son, (who has basically disowned his father) written on a little tiny piece of paper and very short on words, but does manage to say he is proud of his dad. The show then ends very abruptly with the words “to be continued.”
Next week should be very interesting with the 4 trainers and all the contestants finally together on the ranch. Apparently, someone gains 6 pounds. Though this season, the trainers are working hard to get into the contestants heads, there is a lot of work to still do. 18 pounds gained last week…6 next…hmmmmmm
Now, enough about OTHER people working out and getting fit. Time to get moving. Me and hopefully you, too! Have a wonderful Wednesday (ummm…thanks, Carol, for keeping my days straight!!!!)