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Biggest Loser Season 9 Week 8 Recap with Amanda Arlauskas

Eliminated last week was Miggy Cancel, scoring O’Neal Hampton a spot on the blue team with his daughter. The two of them seem inseparable and to really need each other on the ranch.

Alison tells the contestants that this week is “work week.” This means that each contestant will be working a full-time, 40-hour job this week. Each team will be transported to downtown Los Angeles for one week to help with local food banks and Feeding America. Not only does this take away from precious workout time, but the gym will also go from being open 24 hours a day to only open from 6am-7:30pm.

Through the stress of work week, the teams still have to work together in order to succeed. At this week’s challenge, each team had to pull a semi-tractor trailer while collecting crates. The blue team crossed the finish line and solved the puzzle at the end first winning a year’s worth of free groceries.

Last chance workout is especially intense because Bob and Jillian know they only have a limited amount of time in the gym with the contestants before the lights go out and the gym closes.

At the weigh-in, the black team comes up short losing a combined 32 pounds compared to the blue team’s impressive 50 pounds. Because of the lower percentage of weight loss, the black team falls below, and ultimately ends up sending Cheryl George home.

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March 10th, 2010

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Thanks for another great recap Amanda.

I thought this was a good week. The challenge was pretty cool.

It was interesting to see everyone working a day job the whole week. I think some of the contestants had an advantage to be doing more physical labor while others were doing office work.

I thought the Subway product placements were very heavy-handed and contrived this was ever so convenient how Sam "forgot" his food and went to Subway and then Jill was all praising him like it was the best thing ever. Please NBC stop insulting our intelligence, do your product placements but don't script out fake scenarios to make it seem like your ads are doing us a are ads.

Sam is looking ripped, no wonder he's not losing a lot of weight, not only is he close to his goal weight but he's packing on the muscle. I understand about not sending him home because they need him for challenges but frankly he needed to be there less than the other contestants...he doesn't even look obese anymore, barely overweight which is overshadowed by the muscle.

I'm glad Sunshine and O'Neal are doing great. I like them.

I wish Stephanie pulled a bigger number. The show barely ever focuses any energy on her, maybe she's more camera shy than the others but I really identify with her and am rooting for her to make it to the finals.

I think Daris will be fine without his mom, he's already been somewhat separated from her due to being on the opposing team. I'm expecting him to blossom the way the two young Dans from past seasons have.

I'm glad Lance finally broke the 300's. He was so ecstatic about it and it was very motivational. He really seemed like a depressed grumpy guy with a bad attitude and now his life seems to have done a can tell he's really overcome a lot of issues and is starting to believe in himself again.

posted Mar 11th, 2010 3:18 am


At first I thought it would be fun to try the truck pulling challenge, but then I watched them actually doing it!

posted Mar 10th, 2010 11:26 am


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