Well, not every episode of Biggest Loser can be the best. I found some of last night’s episode making me sometimes “uncomfortable,” for lack of a better word. The challenge of getting from the beach to the other side, made me feel very sad for the contestants who basically had to degrade themselves by rolling like beached whales, upon those rafts. For me, watching that challenge was a challenge. Not sure why they gave us glimpses of the female trainer (who I am sure must be Golden Glove Champ, Cara Castronova) and not the male trainer. We now know the female “unknown trainer” has gorgeous hair, a small tattoo on the back of her right shoulder and a great little body!) Calling the “other” team “the unknowns,” is weird, in my opinion. Bob and Jillian surely know who they are so it is especially weird when Bob calls them, that. It is especially hard for any of us to NOT get more attached to the knowns, cause…we are getting to know them. I like several of the females on Bob and Jillian’s team. Courtney, Jen, and Olivia, Hannah and Irene are all, so far, great contestants. The men are not impressing me in the same way. The twins actually bother me. I am sure it’s because there are two of these men who as fathers and police officers, should have never let themselves get to the point they are at. How do you let your child disown you because you are so unhealthy without IMMEDIATELY doing everything in your power to change. I should be much more tolerant, but sometimes, I can’t be. As a parent there is NOTHING I wouldn’t do for my children.
But back to the episode. A 3 pound advantage was given to those unknown when they one the challenge. Bob and Jillian’s team couldn’t come close. We also saw Dr. H go over some of the health concerns of some of the contestants and I usually enjoy those segments. Again, maybe it was me, but I was a little insulted by the good doc having to show us that cigarettes, sugar, chips and (something else I can’t recall this morning) are murders. While some may very well choose to smoke and eat themselves into obesity, my guess is most people aren’t stupid, they just make very deadly choices.
Last chance workout was probably the highlight. We got little sneak peaks of the unknowns, and with Jillian “out sick,” Bob got to conduct the entire orchestra as all his contestants were split up into groups, occasionally changing stations as they did their cardio. Its always hard for me to wrap my brain around how hard they are capable of working out, just week 2, after being so sedentary for so many years. This part ALWAYS inspires me.
The “knowns” learn that if they win the weigh-in, they can all get immunity and split $10,000. I thought the prize money could have been a little more but it is still early in the season. Immunity, on the other hand, a price cannot be put upon, and in the end, that’s exactly how it would turn out. To me, the fact that the numbers are so much lower week 2, than week 1, makes me certain that the first weigh in is definitely manipulated. Irene, who was the only contestant playing “solo,” lost the greatest percentage of body weight which amounted to 10 pounds. Last week we saw people lose 20, 30sand even over 40 pounds. Things that make you go hmmmmmm.
Though I didn’t love the episode, here’s the “lemonade.” A combined total of 169 pounds were lost by the contestants this past week. That, is a beautiful thing.