So last night we finally got a dose of Biggest Loser, again. I don’t know about you, but I was craving mine badly. First we saw a recap of the last episode and learned that Darrell lost the “torch” challenge (which I thought was absolutely ridiculous) and was sent packing. Next we moved on to this week’s first challenge which involved a lot of food and calories. Only 2 contestants, Andrea and Michael, opt into this challenge of finding the Golden Key. A game of memory (I always loved that game) finds them trying to match food items or else eat a cookie. If they made a match, the other had to eat the food item. PB&J sandwiches, glazed donuts, hot pretzels, blueberry muffins, fruit pies, peanut butter cups, crispy treats and lots of cookies were consumed before Michael matched the 2 golden tickets and won the challenge. I am not sure how I feel about the food challenges, but I am sure that anyone would be sick from eating all that sugar and fat and perhaps not want to binge again for a very long time! Then again, these are seriously overweight people who probably got really good at binging, being sick and starting over again, so the eating challenges always distress me a bit.
Having won the challenge, Michael won the opportunity to divide the group into 2 teams and pick their trainers. So here we are back at black vs. blue. Michael had a choice to pick his own team or take immunity for the week and fall into a team next week, based on this week’s elimination. He chose to build a really strong blue team and place himself on it while giving immunity to Oneal. Now, along with Koli, Miggy, Lance, Daris and Sunshine, Michael and the Blue team would compete against a smaller, weaker, less weight to lose Black team consisting of Sam, Cheryl, Andrea, Stephanie, Sherry and Ashley. Here’s where I get bothered by Jillian, once again.
Instead of being a cheerleader and deciding to make lemonade out of lemons, she gets pretty upset, shouts out something which was bleeped and tells her team how bad this is that the teams are so unevenly stacked. She yells at Michael and wonders how he can do this. IT’S A GAME JILLIAN. THE OBJECT OF THE GAME IS TO WIN. Michael, being a loud-mouthed New Yorker, has no problem telling Jillian exactly that and after hearing the words, she agrees.
In a strength challenge of pulling a banner up to the top of the building, Blue team prevails and wins letters from home. Sweet, but no big deal in terms of the game. Sam reminds his team not to feeling badly. A voice of reason at such a young age, he reminds his team-mates that they are NOT there to win letters from home. Great point!
For in the end it’s the weigh in that matters. And in the end, it’s always all about heart! The poor, poor members of the small and weak Black team come out on top of the weigh in with Ashley pulling double digits and putting them over the top. Blue team has to eliminate a member and tonight that elimination went to Miggy. Though she has softened her attitude and is a strong player, I wasn’t sorry to see her go. Oneal becomes part of the Blue team and another week of BL is behind us.
I walk away from this episode hoping that this week it was Jillian who learned a lesson. It’s not the first week that I have felt this way. While she wanted to moan and whine about unfairness, she was reminded that ANYONE can be a winner if they try hard enough. Life isn’t always fair, is it?
I have always felt I have 2 purposes on this earth…to learn and to teach. Even as Jillian is the trainer and the teacher, I hope she is enlightened by what she learns along the journey.
Whatever you do today, do it with all your heart and you’ll come out a winner.