WOW. Last night’s episode of Biggest Loser packed A LOT in and this morning I feel that there is much to write about, but little time before the work day calls me away from the computer. As the show opened, we got to finally meet the new trainers, Cara and Brett. Ok, the rumors I read on the internet weeks ago, were true. They are both great to look at though clearly Brett’s ego might be tough to handle on a weekly basis. Hopefully he finds humility along the way as I am sure EVERYONE involved in this show learns a lot along their journey. It made me happy to have some attention given to the “unknowns,” as we can better get to know these contestants. At this point, I am clearly biased towards the contestants that are training with Jillian and Bob. Additionally, I am biased, this season, towards the woman. On the unknown team, I was taken by the beauty of Sara. At 58% body fat, this beautiful woman sadly has the lowest metabolic rate of any of the contestants on the ranch. In her meeting with Dr. H, he tells her she is going to have to exercise 90 minutes a day, 6 days a week, for the rest of her life. Hmmm…don’t we all? That doesn’t sounds so bad to me!
The first challenge, which both teams compete in together, is a mental one of balancing an egg on the back of a frying pan. The “unknowns” throw (literally) this challenge allowing Denise to be eligible to compete for a 2 pound advantage. (I was a bit unclear about this—I guess she keeps this gift until she wants to use it at the ranch.) Throwing the eggs seemed a bit juvenile, but, whatever…While the ranch team has those eggs thrown at them, they remain busy trying to balance their eggs, and in the end Marci wins. YAY!
All the “unknowns” meet with Dr. H. I DETEST THE ESTIMATED DATE OF DEATH! My feeling is that NO ONE can predict when someone else might die. Not even when you have terminal cancer. Jillian spends time getting into Dan and Don’s heads. Very sad about Dan’s son and Dan’s daily grief. Any parent can understand this. Clearly, he does NOT belong on the ranch. I don’t feel Don does either but, we’ll see. Bob spends time with the purple team, whom I really like. Both of them. Curtis Stone cooks with Denise and Marci, the egg balancing winners. Marci is adorable with him. They cook some great looking food and have to guess the calorie content. Marci comes closest and wins the 2 pound advantage.
The second challenge is a physical one. It’s only for the ranch contestants to compete in. Each (color) team has to hand-pump water into a Q-drum and then carry the 100 pounds uphill. They strategize(is that a word?) to allow Irene to win which gives her the only vote at the weigh-in. Then there is the last chance workout and finally the weigh-in. Everyone does fairly well. Jay loses 14 pounds and is elated, but I didn’t like that he took all the glory as his daughter, Jen, dropped 8 pounds, a really great number. See, I just don’t love the men this season. Dan and Don have to be kidding when they each gain 9 pounds and expect anyone to believe they didn’t throw it. Come on. I get it though. I think we all do. He NEEDED to go home. The loneliness was just too much for him. After losing a son 6 years ago, he couldn’t bear being away from his daughter. This one was a no brainer, as Irene respects the black team’s wishes and sends Dan home to his wife and daughter, Madelyn. It was great to see him down 70 pounds and taking a martial arts class with his little girl.
Biggest Loser. It really does change and save lives. Week 3 was a winner, in my humble opinion. Please forgive typos. My computer time ended 15 minutes ago!!!