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Similar in tune to "The Biggest
Loser", eight celebrities will be put through the ringer in a
celebrity-studded weight-loss challenge.
Recaps by Gordon Pepper, GSNN
Panel: Dr. Linda Papodopoulis, Harvey Walden IV
EP: Richard Hall, Curt Northrup, Matt Hanna, Jim
Ackerman, Hichael Hirshorn
Packager: Granada America, VH1
Airs: Sundays at 9:00pm ET on VH1
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Oh... THAT Switch... -
Decisions, decisions, decisions. The first 4 weeks were
full of decisions. Some of them wise ones, and some of
them...not so wise. We've had alcoholism, impromptu
workouts, annoying team captains and women with esteem
issues. At the halfway mark, the teams are only
separated by 1 pound. What decisions will be made to
guarantee victory by a team?
It's now Day 62, and the teams are beyond the halfway
mark. As they are more than halfway done, Harvey decided
that it's time for the teams to go hardcore - hardcore
being a workout at Camp Pendleton and a meeting with the
Marine Corps. At least one Fit-Clubber, though, was non-plussed.
Jackee - 'My mother can yell much longer and much
As Victoria compares them to Gary Busey (heh), the guys
competed in the obstacle course. This would also be the
weekly challenge - the Bayonette Obstacle Course. Each
event completed within the 8 minute time limit would
give the players points as follows -
Hitting a Willie...I mean Dummy - 1 point each
Getting through the water tunnel - 5 points
Climbing the Wall - 10 points
Getting through the rope bridge - 15 points
Completing the course - 10 point bonus
Perfect Score - 63 points.
After a montage of the fit clubbers getting through the
course, here are the scores -
Red Team -
Toccara - 63
Jackee - 27
Jani - 63
Phil - 53
Blue Team -
Victoria - 43
Wendy - 42
Willie - 63
Gary (Who dislocated his knee but still tried to do what
he could) - 38
The Blue team scores a total of 186. The Red team scores
a 206. Sizzling Soul and White Ice win their first
challenge! The rewards are sunglasses, fitness exercise
equipment and mountain bikes!
That's the good news. Here comes the bad news. Each team
will be voting out a team member to switch to the other
side. The weight loss will stay on the team. We start
with the Crunch-O-Matics. Gary votes out Wendy, saying
that she would be better without him there. Wendy agrees
with that, as she votes for Gary. Gary will get his wish
- but not in the way that's expected, as Willie and
Victoria also vote for Gary to leave. So Gary goes over
to Jackee's team.
Who will be going to Gar...uh...the leaderless team?
Jani votes for Toccara, wondering how much more weight
she wants to lose. Jackee ALSO votes for Toccara and
agrees with Jani. Phil says Jani, as does Jani. It's a
tie, so Jackee will be making the decision. She stays
with her vote, adding that she doesn't know what Toccara
wants to do. Toccara seems to be all smiles, but it has
to sting that her own soul sister wants her gone.
Toccara seems to take it well, but when she goes to the
runway, the tears are already on her face. Her weight
loss is 3 pounds, as she drops to 189. Jackee is
sneering already at the weight mention. Toccara, once
smiles, is now pissed, as she says that she is going to
lose the weight that Gary lost. She adds that it's
motivation and she adds that she's hurt, then makes a
180 and leaves the room, runs into the bathroom and
locks the door, slamming it on a pursuing Willie.
Linda the psychiatrist asks Toccara to come in, and she
allows her to come in. Willie joins them for a menage a
trois. Whoo-whoo. Meanwhile, Jackee says that she knew
it was going to happen, adding that she knew it was
going to hurt, but it's the best of both people. Harvey
tells Toccara that she is one of the strongest 23 year
olds that he's ever seen. Toccara gets into tears,
adding that she does everything that the team asked her
to, adding that if Jackee was that concerned, she should
have told her. She is in tears as she leaves the area.
Jackee, the cause of Toccara's tears, is up now. She
comes in on a red dress, and she's feeling blue. The
goal is 6 pounds, and she lost...6 pounds, for a total
of 180 pounds. Toccara is staring daggers at Jackee, who
says that it's all about the mental capacity. She adds
that Toccara looks great, but it's tough love that is
sending Toccara to the other team. 'I love you, baby -
I'm sorry, but I love you because now, you'll either
listen to me or you'll be so tough.' Jackee adds that
she's waiting for Toccara to chew her out later. 'My
heart would have kept you, but my pocketbook...ha ha ha
ha ha.'A tearful Toccara can only sit by and watch - and
What about the other traded person? Gary comes up to bat
now at 184 pounds. He's now at...179, not only hitting
the target for the week, but also hitting the target for
the show. Gary says that this gives him a new arena to
go with the other team, 'Thank you all for accepting me
- because you had no choice'. We get to hear Gary's
story about the war, but Harvey cute him off before we
listen to Gary in the foxhole. There is no more target
loss for Gary - it's up to him to decide whether he
wants to maintain it or not.
Next up is Victoria, who was told to lose 4 pounds.
She's lost 2 more at 155. It's not as much, but it's
something. What may be even a bigger success is her
meeting with her parents to hash out her problems.
Victoria's dad says that he was joking, but you can tell
that he was serious. Dad says that he was trying to be
motivational, and adds that he just wanted her to be the
best that she could be. Victoria says that his dad still
doesn't get it (I think Victoria doesn't get it,
either), but he says that she can only control what
happens to her. Victoria says that she's trying, but
Harvey saw her diary and it's not working out 5 times a
week like he told her to. Harvey tells Victoria that she
has a week to prove him wrong.
Jani says that he's still off the booze, and he's off to
the gym. He says that he still isn't smoking, and adds
that he hasn't slipped yet. Has he slipped off the
weight wagon or slipped off the pounds? According to the
scale, he has done neither, as at 180, he only lost 2
pounds. Jani says that he went through detox for 72
hours, adding that last week was his first time that he
actually worked out. Linda says that this is a huge
step, but he can do it. Harvey is impressed that he is
sticking with the program, and only gives him a 2 pound
target to make sure he stays that way.
With everyone else on the team weighed in, Phil is up to
bat. The weight is now 327 pounds, which is another 5
pounds of weight lost. He is told that his stomach is
starting to vanish, and it's a great feeling. Phil says
that he loved the Marine Fitness Workout, adding that he
loves Toccara and he's going to miss her. Toccara blows
kisses at him back. AwwwBarf.
Remember when Willie had fireworks with Willie? ANT says
that Willie said that he wanted to patch things up with
WIllie, but the look on Willie's face clearly said
otherwise. Uh-oh. We now take us to Willie's scheduled
workout with Harvey. This ought to be fun...
It's not much fun, because Willie doesn't show up. The
schedule is set for 6pm. It's 6:20 pm and no Willie.
Harvey calls up Willie, who says that due to business
circumstances on business and a deadline change, he
couldn't show up. Harvey asked if his wife took out a
contract hitman to bump him off, but Willie responds by
saying that she hired him to work him out to death. Heh.
'It's real simple when you are telling me to change my
priorities. Are you paying my bills? When you are paying
my bills, then you can change my priorities.' Harvey
winds up doing the workout by himself, and adds 'That's
what you missed, Willie.' I have a feeling that Willie
has now replaced Jani on the 'Waste of Sperm' List.
Willie is still very smug at 176 pounds. His new weight
is...173. He lost 3 pounds, which isn't bad, but it's
not the 7 prescribed for him. Willie says that he did go
back and worked out, and he also told the company that
the deadline would have to be expected a week. Willie
says that he respected Harvey's argument from last week,
and he insists on trying to change his work schedule.
The new plan is 3 pounds for Willie.
FInally, Wendy gets to go up to bat. She is down to 210
pounds, which is a loss of 4 pounds. She said that last
night, she had some popcorn. ANT calls her on a
blueberry loaf, and Wendy admits that she had some of
that. Apparently, Wendy has a food denial issue to go
with her exercise issue. The new target is 2 pounds,
which Wendy takes in stride.
It's Giant Scale time again, and there should be no math
to determine who wins this one. Only one person on
Willie's team has lost more than 3 pounds, while
Jackee's team hasn't only had 1 person lose any less
than 5. After the recalibration, we see that Jackee's
team has indeed won the week, with a total of 18 pounds.
The Crunch-o-Matics only lost 12 pounds. Let's see - we
have Jackee's team that can lose a lot of weight, while
only Toccara looks like she's going the right direction
on the other team. If things don't change quickly, this
could turn into a major league rout.
Next Week - Colonics! Acrobatics! Excuses! Tears! Weight
Loss! (We Hope). Join us in 7 days for more of the