Just about 10 weeks into the season, we got to see HUGE changes for our 7 final Biggest Loser contestants during the “makeover week” episode, last night. Mitch brought home falafel from Falafel Bistro last night and it was a perfect dinner to indulge in while watching one of my favorite episodes of one of my favorite shows. Mitch has taken the “if you can’t beat her, join her,” approach on this show and graciously watches with me while we eat our late dinner, due to my class schedule, Tuesday nights. It’s crazy, but this plant-based diet actually seems to allow me to eat something like FRIED chickpeas on pita bread occasionally, even on a week night, and still keep my weight at a very comfortable place. We also had soup, Mitch the split pea and me the pumpkin, which was like candy to me. In fact, lately I notice I don’t even crave sweets, anymore. Weird. But good weird.
So back to BL. First, and foremost, what did they do to Frado?? Why did they HAVE to take his facial hair away? It was neat and clean and in my opinion, he looked much more handsome with it. Though he has clearly lost a lot of weight, I was NOT happy with his makeover. There wasn’t much you could do with Brendan. Patrick looked good and I think Mark looked great. When he put on a suit, he looked excellent! Lisa is a beautiful woman. She was just as facially beautiful week one as last night. Ada and Elizabeth both looked really pretty but someone tell me what exactly that was that Elizabeth was wearing with the netting coming out of the back? Maybe I am not up on style, but I don’t know what that was? So all and all, I liked the hair and make-up, but the clothing? Each season, same story. As for the weight losses, the numbers are getting way up there and it’s just amazing that anyone can transform themselves to such a great degree in well less than 3 months. Amazing.
The challenge was a good one. It’s nice to see they are actually doing physical challenges the past couple of weeks. It was a beautiful gesture and so very generous of Brendan and Ada to allow Patrick to “win,” and get the new car. As for Elizabeth NOT finishing the challenge, I don’t get it. The show is over and in 3 weeks and the scale will prove someone to be the new Biggest Loser. The contestants that have made it this far, should technically all be pretty fit and tough. Elizabeth is neither. Don’t get me wrong, I admire her for still being there, it just seems odd. I do not want to see her in the final 3.
But alas the weigh-in, never easy, especially make-over week. Mark is kicking butt, down another 10 pounds and in the 200s!! Way to go, and yes, I would like to see him in the final 3. Patrick also lost 10 pounds and also in the 200s. Brendan lost 7 pounds and can be a contender for BL, and is part of the alliance, but as for me, he can go home. Elizabeth and Ada each lost 5 pounds, a good number for a female at this point of the season. We know how I feel about Elizabeth but Ada–I would like to see her in the final 3. Frado lost only 4 pounds, but his weight is getting down there already – and Lisa lost NO pounds. Zero. Zip. Why do I feel like despite what she says, I believe she wanted to go home and falling below the line with Frado, she did go home. 89 pounds less, she looks amazing and is getting her personal trainer’s certification. Can’t wait to see her at the finale. Guess my pick for final 3 would be Mark, Ada and Frado or Patrick.
Tonight is the special BL “Where are they Now?” I am going to start getting ready for tomorrow’s Thanksgiving dinner and do everything I can before 9pm when that airs. Can’t wait to see some of our old “friends,” and how they look today.
So if you saw last night’s episode, let us know what YOU thought.