Week two on the Biggest Loser ranch is notoriously difficult for the contestants. After losing huge numbers the first week, it seems to be very hard to lose another big number a second week in a row. Bob and Jillian have their work cut out for them, but they obviously know what they’re doing. The trainers dig in to the personal lives of these contestants in order to bring any issues to the surface so that the players can get past them and become more successful in their weight loss.
This week each contestant has a wake up call from Dr. Huizenga. He explains to each team what their weight is actually doing to their bodies. With diabetes, heart disease, and other medical problems, these players need something to open their eyes and make them realize why it is so essential to get this weight off now! The test Dr. H used was the Know Your Number HealthScore, first introduced on this episode and made available to those at home to try. The biggest eye-opener was with Bob Harper and Michael Ventrella, when Bob was dressed with more than 200 pounds of weight in order to get a feel for what it’s like to carry around such weight.
The players were faced with their second challenge. They had to cross a 40 foot pool on a balance beam, and carry across 10 balls as a team. Luckily for the red team, Melissa Morgan and Lance Morgan finished first winning immunity, which for the second week is very important! Unfortunately for the white team, Maria Ventrella‘s fear of water caused her to stumble, smacking her face against the cement platform, and causing her to be transported to the hospital. For coming in last, Maria and her son Michael will receive a two-pound penalty at this week’s weigh-in.
The week two myth seems to prove true. The weigh in shows low numbers from each team, nothing like last week. Unfortunately for the purple team, they lose a combined total of seven pounds sending them under the yellow line. Patti Anderson requests that she be sent home, leaving her daughter Stephanie Anderson safe for one more week!
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January 13th, 2010