The second episode of Shedding for the Wedding began with a group trip to Beverly Hills where they met with their wedding planner, Brian, to discuss their wedding cakes. When the couples found out that they were going to have to taste the various cakes, some of the contestants were worried about the extra calories while others were excited about the opportunity to indulge in preparation for their weddings. Brooks and Samantha did eat some of the cake, because as Brooks said, “We can work out an extra half hour in the gym to work that little bit of cake off.” At the end of the contest, Samantha and Brooks were not the only ones to have their cake and eat it too: Taylor and Peter also chowed down on cake.
Keeping to the original cake theme of the episode, this week’s challenge was a cake walk. Each team had to carry their four-tiered cake through the mile and a half obstacle course. If they lose a tier, they get a time penalty, and the team with the longest time would lose privileges to work out with personal trainers Jennifer and Nicky. All of the teams lost at least one tier of their cake, except Laura and Austin, but their carefulness caused them to finish last. Allison and David finished first, and although they had a six minute penalty, they were the winners of the competition and their dream cake. The team the came in last with the time penalties and, therefore, lost privileges to work out with the trainers, was Team Gamers, Peter and Taylor.
Hosted by Sara Rue, nine couples will compete to lose weight and win the wedding of their dreams. Over the course of three months, the competitors have the chance to win smaller components of their big day, from rings to wedding cake. They will be aided by expert trainers Nicky Holender (who trains Kendra Wilkinson) and Jennifer Cohen, and celebrity nutritionist Ashley Koff. The couples will also get help from wedding planner Brian Worley.
Tune in this Thursday, February 24, to The Doctors to see how The 17 Day Diet challengers are doing on the second cycle of the diet. Starting in January, the show has been following a handful of guests who agreed to follow the 17 day diet, kick their bad health habits, and lose some weight.
On Tuesday’s episode, we’ll see how the challengers have progressed. Plus, learn how you can take the challenge yourself and even win some fun prizes.
DietsinReview announced MTV’s new weight loss show “I Used to Be Fat” in November. Since then, the show has aired four times, showing us the lives of four teens who have just graduated high school and are entering college.
So far, we have seen Gabriella, who lost an amazing 90 pounds in 90 days, Marci, Dominick, and Makenzie as they face the emotional and physical issues that have lead them to become obese at a young age. “I Used to Be Fat” is an unscripted show, which gives it an authentic air that some other shows can miss at times. The emotional and physical pain that all four teens have expressed on the show is possibly part of the show’s appeal because viewers can get to know the teens on a more personal level.
“I was tired of using my weight as an excuse,” Gabriella said in her post-episode update. “I’m very glad I did [the show]. I just wouldn’t take back anything. It was an amazing experience and I’m blessed that I was given that opportunity.”