Last night’s episode of Biggest Loser was the last one on the ranch. Next week, we fast forward about 2 months or so and come back live for the finale. The “kids” were back to join the other contestants for the final week. It bothers me that they are called kids, because Sunni is 16 and a young lady, but it’s not my show. Even though I love to see the before and afters, I found way too much of it last night, and I found myself fast forwarding through quite a lot of the scenes. I did NOT fast forward as the doctor met with the “kids” and gave them all the great results of what a difference 11 weeks can make to one’s health. It seems that all their issues, pre-diabetes, high triglycerides, and more were reversed. Gone. Whoever thinks food (or less of it, in cases like weight loss) ISN’T medicine, needs to think again. Of course, the adults experience all the same positive health gains as reaffirmed by Dr. H.
The challenge involved pulling a sled up a mountain, putting their weight back on (actual weight plates reflecting how many pounds they lost each week) and then dropping weights back off on the way back down. Joe won, and won a 1 pound advantage at the weigh in. I will skip any further details and get right to that final, on the ranch, weigh in. The person to fall below the red line would be eliminated and the two that fall below the yellow will let America vote who gets to be in the final 3 next week–This meant only 2 would be guaranteed spots in the finale.
Weigh ins started off weak with Joe and Jackson losing 5 pounds each and Gina losing only 2. They Jeff pulled an 11 and Danni followed it with the same. This guaranteed Danni and Jeff 2 of the final 3 spots, and sent Gina home with the chance to win the at home prize of 100 grand. I am super sad that Jackson didn’t make the final 2 and has to count on America to choose him over Joe. Joe did a bang up job and looks like the athlete he is, but I think Jackson, at the tender age of 21, has more to gain from a possible win. With Danni as the front runner for weeks now, she probably deserves the grand prize of a quarter of a million dollars, bragging rights and the coveted title of Biggest Loser…but I am still routing for the underdog. In real life, Jackson (and Joe) has to wait about 2 months to find out if he makes it or not and that has to be so hard…but it could have been worse, as he could have fallen below the red line…I am off to go vote. Best part of next week’s finale is we get to see all the eliminated contestants once again. Can’t wait!