With so little time on Wednesday mornings, and an extra busy day ahead, let me cut right to the chase on BL. I am glad it was just one hour! It was week 4, and still I am feeling little for the show or the contestants, though I always love the weigh in. The challenge might have been OK, if the questions were. Which builds muscle better, chicken or fish? And the “correct” answer was fish? What kind of chicken are we talking about? Breast meat? Thighs? What kind of fish are we comparing it to? I don’t think this was a fair question at all? I have been avidly studying nutrition, especially with regard to fitness, and especially plant-based for decades and couldn’t answer these questions. There were no quantities! How many beans to how many blackberries are we talking?? I hated that the contestants felt stupid and like failures. This challenge had nothing to do with knowledge. Anyway, Black team won giving them exclusive use of the gym for the week, while Red team would go gym-less. Again, this bothered me. There is SO much to do outdoors, it shouldn’t be a punishment! Besides, after a month of gym workouts, I would guess a body would really be shaken up by such a different week or workouts. Change is GOOD.
Buddy went gym-less, too, as he went home for the birth of his baby, Levi Martin, but would be back by scale time. Chris, aka “Mrs. Clause,” has a mini-melt down, and we hear her crying “I want to go home,” (mixed with a lot of the F word) from behind the bathroom door. Drama between Dolvett and Conda, who has a horrible attitude. With the show on for just one hour to make time for a speech by President Obama, the weigh in came quite quickly. Most everyone had a great week with lots of people dropping double digits. I am definitely partial to Chism, and was thrilled to see him drop 12 pounds but just as I suspected, Red team blew the scale up! Buddy managed to lose 10 pounds at home and the Red team wins the weigh-in. Emily has immunity as she dropped 9 pounds, and had the highest percentage of weight lost on the Black team. With almost a tie between Chris and Gail, it was Gail who got the tie-breaking vote to go home. I am so glad it wasn’t Chris. Gail’s daughter, Lauren, went home last week and they are both doing great at home.
Next week, the aqua team, eliminated the first week, will weigh in and see if they have lost enough weight to return to the ranch. The show is bound to start getting better one of these weeks soon, so I’ll keep watching, if for nothing else, the weigh in results!
I thought my President had a lot of really great things to share with the world in his address last night…but I am going to try to keep politics out of this blog because there ain’t nothing peaceful about talking politics!
SilverSneakers luncheon today at 1. We will be just short of 100 strong. I do mean strong!
- Biggest Loser season 13 week 4 recap: The whining episode (examiner.com)