How exciting to see them giving away so much food to the contestants local food-banks last night, thanks to Newman’s Own, as part of the pop challenge on BL. Contestants would load up trucks with 15 and 20 pound boxes of Newman’s Own and the one who finishes first would win a 1 pound advantage at the weigh in. Mark has a great strategy and skates past Kim and Megan to win the challenge and food for his local pantry, but then Alison announces that if the rest of the contestants finish loading, their local pantries will also get a truckload of food donated. Mark has plenty of energy left and helps them and they all complete the challenge. Nice.
This week’s excuse was “exercise is boring.” I had the same reaction as Bob….WHAT? EXERCISE BORING?? REALLY??? But I understand that many people feel this way. Bob takes his group biking (not my favorite at all!) and Dolvett takes his group to a Zumba class….definitely NOT boring. Dolvett’s team has a blast, totally getting into the whole spirit of Zumba.
The contestants meet Alison at the grocery store…enter the challenge…a cook-off. The contestants will have 7 minutes to shop for the foods they will need to prepare a dish that will be judged on its nutritional value, creativity and taste. They will have 20 minutes to prepare that meal. I have to say that even in as much as I cook, I am not sure what my go to dish would be?!? Poor Jeremy is clueless. He was going to make french toast, but forgot to buy eggs. He ends up making a cooked banana open faced thing. Conda makes a cabbage stew, Buddy a grilled chicken salad, Megan seared tilapia, Mark a chicken dish, Chris and undercooked chicken dish and Kim a stuffed portobello mushroom. Enter the judges, Vinnie, Antone and Becky from Season 12. The judges pick Kim’s stuffed shroom and her prize is $1000.00 for every pound she loses at the weigh in. NICE! There is some drama between Chris and Antone. She is hurt and offended by his comments. I probably would have been, too…but she can go home and I wouldn’t be sad.
At the weigh in Kim loses 7 pounds and wins $7000.00!!!! Mark loses nothing and falls below the yellow line with Megan. I am sure they all voted Megan off because Mark doesn’t seem like he can win this thing…he is already looking so good, not sure there is enough weight left for him to lose. Megan posed a bigger threat and went home like her mom did last week. At home we see her down 70 pounds (189) and back in the saddle, racing her horse just like she used to before she gained all her weight. Her boyfriend, who has lost 80 pounds at home while she has been on the ranch, has proposed to her and we see her shopping for a wedding dress. I cried a lot of happy tears for her. A lot.
Next week is makeover week!!! OMG will they color Chris’ hair? Will they cut Conda’s? Will Mark let them shave off his beard thing? They are, after all, headed to the White House with their new look, where they will meet a great advocate for health and fitness, Michelle Obama. How cool is that?