Last week, Ruben Studdard
received some shocking news about a diagnosis of type 2
diabetes, which gave him a shot in the arm about his
second chance. The Blue Team was given a second chance
of its own at the first Team Challenge... and at the
weigh-in, Fernanda ran out of chances.
But she's not out of the
running, because she's at home boning up for the
$100,000 at-home prize for the eliminated contestant who
has lost the most weight on their own. She's at 195 now,
and has no fears anymore about hiding behind herself.
She's been on dates with her husband, including some
nasty salsa dancing. She wants to weigh 130 by the
Matt had to postpone a
wedding to be here, so he has a pep talk with Bob to
make sure that his head in the right place. He wanted to
be the best groom he could be, and he couldn't do it at
356. Bob, of course, thinks that Matt is exactly where
he's supposed to be.
The teams arrive at the
gym... and there's no equipment. Why? Welcome to the
first ever Biggest Loser Auction. Each team has 500
Biggest Loser funbucks to budget on bidding for
equipment. You can't use anything you haven't bid for.
- BL$100, BLUE.
- Treadmill - BL$250, WHITE
- Jumprope - BL$20, BLUE
- Rower - BL$200, BLUE
- Boxing equipment - BL$100, RED
- Mystery Box... ooooooo.... - BL$180, WHITE... You've
bought yourself BL$180 worth of... baking ingredients.
Flour and sugar.... OR you could cook up some trouble
with a trade voucher good for anything that was
purchased. They use it to trade up to the boxing
- Medicine balls - BL$180, RED... or everything.
The trainers arrive to
find that the big equipment has been cordoned off... and
we're left with what was bought at auction. That's okay,
say the trainers. They've worked with LESS before. And
at that point, Jillian decides... she's been too nice.
Time to bring out the Jill we all know and... .the Jill
we all know. And Bob decides that Holley, all 350someodd
pounds of her, is going to be carried by Hap. Overall, a
lot of emotion is coming out at workout.
Dolvett is telling Tonya,
"Your mind is telling you you can't do it. Your mind
needs to get out of your body's weight and move it." ...
That can't be helpful in the real world. "Pain is gonna
come. Let it come." Yeah, let the pain come, fight
through the pain, lie in wait for the rhabdomyolysis. As
for what's going on in Tonya's mind... she's here with
her baby girl in mind... and getting her to beat the
odds in regards to her high birth weight. Turns out that
it all stems from a cycle of parental abuse at home. She
wants to break that cycle. And she doesn't want anyone
to feel the way she felt. Dolvett wants her to write two
letters: one to her mother and one to her family.
TIP: three meals, two
snacks a day. All must include lean protein, whole
grains, and/or low-fat cheese. Recipes are online,
Meanwhile, the players
are getting some love from home via Skype. Awwww...
As a reminder, Bob and
Dolvett still have their save.
Let's weigh in.
Matt: 325 --> ...319 (-6)
Hap: 373 --> ... 368 (-5)
Chelsea: 223 --> ... 220 (-3)
Holley: 325 -->... 319 (-6)
Bobby: 328 --> ... 321 (-7)
TOTAL: 27 - 1.72%
WHITE (need to lose more
Craig: 361 --> ... 357 (-4)
Marie: 235 --> ... 229 (-6)
Tumi: 297 --> ... 287 (-10 - SAFE!)
Jay: 263 --> ... 253 (-10)
RED: (needs to lose more
Jennifer: 246 --> ... 242 (-4)
Rachel: 231 --> ... 224 (-7)
David: 360 --> ... 354 (-6)
Let's talk about season
12's Vinny. He started at 453. Today, he's literally
HALF the man he used to be... by eating soup. Obviously
we don't suggest it, but that's what happened.
Ruben: 431 --> ... 428 (-3)
Tanya: 242 --> ...242 (0)
Which means that the
RED team is in danger. So who falls below the Red
1) RACHEL - 3.03%
2) DAVID - 1.67%
3) JENNIFER - 1.63%
4) RUBEN - 0.70%
5) TANYA - 0.00%
Dolvett still has a save.
Tanya still wants to be here... so she will stay for one
more week. Hopefully this will not be the last.
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