Biggest Loser opened up with an interesting twist; only one person from each team would decide the weigh in, and the opposing team gets to pick who that person is. Interesting, yes–but immediately some people pretty much know they wont be picked. The big guys. This once again put the “girls” at a disadvantage, in my opinion. But first, the pop cooking challenge. Curtis Stone is not only a regular guest on this show, but he seems to do the reality TV show circuit. Ok, he is easy on the eyes and ears! Along with him, Chef Lorna Garcia. 3 people from each team, assisted by their celebrity chef (who is NOT allowed to even touch the food) will cook and 3 will judge. They wont know who’s food they are judging but in the end, they will decide who had the tastier dishes. Of course we are witness to Frado’s game play. I have NO problem with game play, now that my mantra is “it’s a game.” To add to the play, it ends up a tie.
It becomes increasingly obvious that the “stacked” black team is a mess and they just can’t seem to work as a team, while the blue team is cohesive and calm. As a tie breaker, the team mates who judged the food, must now decide the calories in their own team’s dessert. Right here I must say that it is incredibly obvious how much the challenges have changed this season. While they used to do daring challenges most every week, I have yet to see one yet, this season. I ALWAYS thought the challenges were way to daring and I am sure that there was some sort of problem…Guessing calories is just nothing like treading backwards while suspended way up above a pool of water, no? Back to last night, blue team comes the closest and wins a 10 second advantage in the regular weekly challenge, whatever that might be.
Turns out I really liked this challenge. Dragon boat racing. 500 meters each way and a big turn! While it was touch and go, the blue team’s 10 second advantage did pay off nicely as they won by about 5 seconds. They won the chance to block the black teams first pick of who should represent their blue team at the weigh in. Both teams are pretty convinced they know who will be picked from their own teams. Everyone supposes it will be Elizabeth representing black and Jessica representing blue. Again, the poor girls can’t catch a break!
There was A LOT of drama during the show. Frado and Elizabeth are clearly the king and the queen of the drama show. I still like Frado and I don’t understand why he HAD to fall off the treadmill. It feels like someone always has to fall off the treadmill and I HATE THAT!!!! It’s gotta hurt way more than they depict. Don’t try it! Elizabeth’s drama has gotten to me every week. I wonder about the quiet guys like Mark. I really like his looks. Why don’t we know ANYTHING about him??? Have you noticed this? We see so much of some of the contestants and nothing of him! Funny, because he quietly dropped 16 pounds and had the highest percentage of weight loss last night. GO MARK.
As predicted, blue team picks Elizabeth to represent black and black team picks Jessica to represent blue. Being the cohesive team they are, blue decides NOT to use their blocking power that they won in the challenge. Turns out to be a very, very bad move for blue as their entire team see huge losses on the scale…except Jessica, who only loses 4 pounds. This was NOT enough to beat Elizabeth, who lost 5 pounds. Blue team loses the weigh in and one member is up for elimination. Mark is safe, so that leaves just 5 contestants. After they vote it is a tie between Adam and Jessica. Now the black team will be called in to decide who gets sent packing. They are allowed to pick any of the blue team members except Mark. Under the pretense that they felt it was only fair to pick one of the two that tied to go home, they picked Adam. Ouch, Adam, this is clearly where your unused, growing each week, (4 pounds next week) advantage bit you right in the ass. I can’t believe they brought back the refrigerator light going out! I DID NOT MISS THAT.
Adam arrived at the ranch weighing a whopping 402 pounds, left at 322 and is currently 264. How huge a loss is that? He looked great and is paying it forward by volunteering at the local YMCA. Did anyone else get a look at that football playing brother of his. WOW! What a great looking guy. I just had to say that…
Next week should be awesome as they train with the United States Marines!!! THAT should be challenging and a blast to watch. Each and every week Biggest Loser inspires me to be and do more. I can only hope it also inspires those that need it most!