With seven contestants left, the game is on more than ever. Alison starts the episode with an all day temptation. She presents a room upstairs that the contestants will have to choose breakfast, lunch, and dinner from. There are healthy and not-so-healthy options. Whoever consumes the most calories all day will win the only vote at elimination this week. For Koli Palu, this is a no-brainer; he will do whatever it takes to keep his cousin safe from elimination. He eats… a lot, and wins.
Dr. Huizenga comes to the ranch to visit with the contestants. He updates them on their current health status, and how far they have come from week one. For a player like Michael Ventrella to really see the changes is eye-opening, and makes it that much more worth it to continue working as hard as possible each week.
Biggest Losers Danny Cahill and Jay Kruger running the 114th Boston Marathon.
Boston’s 114th “Marathon Monday” was something not to joke about. The city literally came together to line the 26.2 mile marathon course with screaming supporters. There are no other words for the atmosphere except for totally amazing, inspiring, and just phenomenal. Six former Bigger Losers were invited to run the race for a charity called Good Sports, and a seventh (Tracey Yukich) ran it for a different charity, Homes for the Troops.
The race began with the mobility-impaired racers, followed by the wheelchairs, elite women, elite men, qualified men and women, and then charity runners. Robert Cheruiyot from Kenya won the men’s marathon in 02:05:51, and Teyba Erkesso from Ethiopia took first place in the woman’s marathon crossing the line in 02:26:14. (more…)
As the contestants are enjoying their breakfast, they get a visit from Alison who tells them it is time for a pop challenge up in the gym. They each must balance a tray with one hand, and pile as many quarters as they can on to the tray. For whoever holds on to the tray the longest, however many quarters they put on their tray will then be equivalent to ten dollars. Michael Ventrella and Sunshine Hampton are the last two remaining. Michael ends up winning a total of $2,000, while Sunshine comes in second earning $650. (more…)
This episode opened with Alison Sweeney standing in the gym alongside a podium with a big red button. Alison tells the contestants that they each have access to the scale all week, but only once. Each contestant has to compete in losing two percent of their body weight first, and once they are confident they have done just that, they have the chance to hit the red button, which alarms all across the Biggest Loser campus. The contestant will then weigh in, and if they hit the two percent they win immunity!
One of the biggest challenges these contestants will face will come when they must return home, and this week presented a sneak preview of that. Alison surprises each with an unexpected week-long visit home. As most are excited, they have to keep in mind that it is not a vacation, it is merely time away from the ranch where they must continue on their strict diet and exercise regimens mixed in with family, friends, and other distractions. (more…)
Now that Daris George‘s mother is gone, he is going to have the opportunity to really grow up and shine. You can see just how much his mother meant to him, but with her being eliminated he will have to face the rest of his journey alone. (more…)
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. (more…)
Well after a long dry spell without The Biggest Loser, it’s finally time to find out who will be eliminated from week six, either Cheryl George or Darrell Hough. Unfortunately Darrell dropped the torch and was eliminated from the game.
The winter months are coming to an end, and for most high school and college students this is what’s next… spring break! So after months of comfort foods, partying, and maybe not working out like one should, spring break is the start to what’s coming. After spring break, you know that Memorial Day is soon on the way, and then summer time! So how do you get your body in the shape that you’d want it?
First of all, watch what you eat. It’s time to clean up your diet. Get rid of all junk foods, fried foods, fatty foods, sodas, and alcohol. Incorporate healthy fat in to your diet; in example, small portions of olive oil or avocado. Eat 5-6 small meals a day to help increase your metabolism and also help you avoid cravings by keeping you full throughout the day. Also, drink plenty of water to help flush out any toxins in your body. (more…)
Week six and the contestants are headed to the Olympic Training Center in Colorado! It sounds like fun and games, but they have to remember that at the end of the week there is still that dreaded weigh-in. To make matters worse, Alison tells them that not only are they competing as individuals this week, but there is also a double elimination. Whichever player loses the lowest percentage of weight will fall below a red line and automatically be sent home, and two other players will fall below the normal yellow line.
The contestants meet with many inspiring athletes, including J.R. Celski, who assist them through workouts all week, as well as challenges. The pop challenge consists of the players sliding side to side on slide boards 500 times. The top three winners get advantages in this week’s main challenge. Sam Poueu came in first, Melissa Morgan second, and Sunshine Hampton third. Their advantages were used in the main challenge, where each player had to run laps, and for each completed lap they got the opportunity to hit their opponent’s target. Once a player had been targeted five times, they were eliminated from the game. O’Neal Hampton was the last player standing and therefore won immunity.
Last chance workout was intense as the players worked with pairs figure skater, Rockne Brubaker, back in L.A. The weigh-in was intense as each player weighed in alone. Melissa Morgan fell below the red line after gaining one pound, and she was sent home immediately, while Darryl Hough and Cheryl George fell below the yellow line. For the first time this season, these two players are put through an elimination challenge to decide who will be eliminated. Wouldn’t be Biggest Loser style if they didn’t end the episode with a “to be continued…”. Not only are we left in suspense for this week, but Biggest Loser will not return until after the Winter Olympics on Tuesday, March 2.
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