I recently read an article in Men’s Journal about the football draft. They said that The Samoans are an overlooked group, and a good bet. Based on Sam and Koli’s journeys on this season’s Biggest Loser, I get it! They are smart, determined and strong of body and mind. I am so relieved to see Sam stick around for still another week. Jillian keeps calling him skinny. He looks fantastic and is probably too thin to win the whole season, but he’s not SKINNY.
The “who can eat the most calories” makes me uncomfortable, but most all the contestants made really great choices. Darris is turning out to be the quiet soldier. He is doing and looking great. He managed to eat a proper amount of calories for the day from amidst that smorgasbord of food choices. I was a little disappointed that Sam actually asked Koli to sabotage his own eating in an effort to try to keep Sam around another week. Ironically, even though Koli quickly agreed and managed to consume over 4,000 calories to win the ONE AND ONLY VOTE at elimination, he still lost the most weight, 10 pounds, at the weigh in.
A trip to the beach and training with Gabby Reese was fun and obviously a creative way for them to do some product placement advertising for their exercise clothes. I don’t remember the brand, so I am not sure how well that product placement actually works. I DID love that she worked them out with no equipment. I am all for people learning how to do FREE effective workouts. Gabrielle is not bad on the eyes, either.
O’Neal’s brother passed away during the show and though it was very sad, I would prefer not to watch all the personal stuff and the weekly crying. I am sorry to say I have to fast forward through the drama.
The second challenge, in my opinion, was a missed opportunity for Biggest Loser to incorporate Earth Day into the show, but I guess they didn’t ask me. I tend to think in themes. The building, climbing and O’Neal falling and injuring his knee just made no real sense to me. Why have to get hurt? I HATE that. Couldn’t they just have cleaned up gargbage and had to haul off the most pounds of recycling or something?!?! I had thought Sam won the climbing challenge, but Carol, thank you—you are absolutely correct in reminding me that it was Daris, who won and got the one pound advantage!
In the end it was beautiful Sunshine and Victoria who fell below the line. An easy vote for Koli, (he loves O’Neal and I don’t believe he would have sent his daughter home) he sends Victoria packing. He always gives her a little lecture about stepping it up and working harder. She was upset about his little speech. I think he was right!
Next week Abby returns. When in the world is the make-over episode?????
Happy Birthday to my webmaster and much more importantly, son, Kyle, who turns 23 today. That boy has accomplished so much in the past couple of months, he should certainly be celebrating today! Love you, KyleZipp.
Congrats to Christine who found out she became a grandma last night during class. Welcome to the world, baby Gray.
Keep thinking green. Think about eating green, (and greens) too!