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Adventurous Challenges in New Zealand in the Biggest Loser Recap: Season 11 Week 16

First off, can I say how unbelievably gorgeous New Zealand is? I’m not sure I clarified that in my recap from last week. This episode takes the contestants to Queenstown where they are first informed that they have made it to singles! This is a big milestone in the game as you have to rely on yourself and ONLY yourself from here on out. It is a true test of one’s grit, determination and character from here on out. One more little twist for them, however (there’s always a twist). Brett is back! He decided to drop in from above via a parachute, so the pressure is back on. (more…)

Bungee Jumping in New Zealand in Biggest Loser Recap: Season 11 Week 15

Everyone is still visibly shaken by Courtney’s departure, but Alison actually has some good news for a change! Guess where the cast gets to go for their travel episode? Are they going to pile in a van and drive two hours south like my season? Not happening. They are going to New Zealand!

This is quite a magical place! Middle Earth itself. We are treated to ridiculous views of this gorgeous land. I am just a bit jealous to say the least. But to one person in particular this place has special meaning, Moses. His father spent a lot of time as a child getting his education in New Zealand. He has such a deep feeling that Bob even breaks the rules and lets him use his phone to call his father! (more…)

A Heartbreaking Elimination in Biggest Loser Recap: Season 11 Week 14



This week’s episode starts off with Courtney’s reflections of last week. She only lost two pounds while Jen lost nothing, causing her to be a team of one. She admits there were mistakes made by both of them relaxing too much, causing a disastrous weigh in. Now it is up to her to save herself as well as Brett, because who will he train if she goes home?

There’s a pop challenge right away and it seems pretty easy at first. What is a mile? The teams have fifteen minutes to pace a mile and plant their flag. To the winner goes a night out in Hollywood. The losing teams all have to scrub the ranch. It seems like no one has a clue what to do. They start measuring and what not, but no one is really sure. Turns out the winner was decided by only four feet! For the win, the black team! Hannah gets her night out! But we all know what happened last week when people got some pampering. (more…)

Two New Contestants Shake up the Biggest Loser Season 11 Episode 13 Recap

The house is obviously still shaken from the loss of Justin in last week’s episode. Kaylee even steps up to apologize for what went down at the weigh in. Hopefully they all can recover from what transpired and move on with their journeys. What does this week have in store? Let’s find out…

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Jay Returns to the Competition in Biggest Loser Recap: Season 11 Episode 12

As this episode opens, the contestants are not found in the elimination room, but instead in the gym with the trainers. Be it as it may, Alison is also in the gym so you know something is going on. The collective blue team is now being broken up into four teams, one for each trainer.

  • Red is Justin, Jen, and Courtney being trained by Brett.
  • Green is Austin, Ken, and Kaylee being trained by Cara.
  • Blue is Moses, Irene, and Olivia with Bob.
  • Black is of course Jillian with Rulon, Hannah, and who?

Apparently a player who has been eliminated will rejoin… black team’s choice! We’ll find out more later… (more…)

Rope and Cooking Challenges on Biggest Loser Season 11 Episode 11

Here we are again in the elimination room. Come on Ali, where’s the news? Where’s the mysterious twist? Come on in red team and join up with black. There will only be one team this week, the blue team! Here’s the kicker, if they lose combined more than they did the previous week, 64 pounds, then they are ALL safe.

Dr. H gives a little status update to some of the remaining contestants on their health. This is always a better conversation than the first one they had. Courtney and Marci are doing beyond well. Courtney’s body fat has dropped to that of the average woman and Marci is pretty much already at her goal! Moses had death looming upon him and that date was squashed. Rulon is also starting to regain some of his former athleticism.

Biggest Loser 11.11Interesting little pop challenge here–one I always enjoy, cooking! Bring in Curtis Stone and Lorena Garcia. They will be judging a cooking competition between everyone who is split into groups of two. They have 30 minutes to whip up a great healthy dish. The prize is the biggest loser meal plan for free through the finale. While there were some great dishes and some, interesting, dishes the two favorites were made by the Jen/Kaylee and Moses/Olivia teams with the latter getting the victory from the chefs!

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Only Two Contestants Get to Work with Trainers in the Biggest Loser Season 11 Week 10 Recap

I’m sure everyone out there is still reeling from Arthur’s elimination last week. I know I am. But I’m glad to report he is doing great! I actually met up with him for dinner last night as he is in town to do the Today Show and he has a great positive attitude about it all.

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Double Elimination in Biggest Loser Season 11 Week 8 Recap

The episode opens in the elimination room. The red team is still not settled from Jay‘s departure when the black team is called in for an announcement.  There will be two people eliminated this week. The team that loses the weigh in has to send someone home, as well as the lowest overall individual goes home under the dreaded red line.  Can the red team afford to lose their fourth and fifth person in a row?

The red team gets a special little treat to help combat their losing streak, one that makes me quite jealous. They get to go train at Bas Rutten’s MMA facility. I have trained MMA before and actually trained at TapouT in Las Vegas for three weeks before the finale. This style of training is what really helped me rip off the pounds when I was off the ranch. I wish we had more of it when I was on the ranch. As one can see, these are extremely brutal, high intensity workouts that helps you shed weight quick. Then, after this ridiculous workout, Bas himself comes out to greet them and to specifically talk to Rulon, who he helped train for his fight in 2004, and was glad to see that he is trying to right the ship. (more…)

Emotional Breakthroughs and a Closed Gym on Biggest Loser Season 11 Episode 7 Recap

Two members of the red team have gone home two weeks in a row.  At this point, they must be feeling the pressure mounting. Losing one weigh in, let alone two in a row, can definitely put a gloom on your situation. Can the red team stop their losing streak? Also, will Arthur be able to shake that target off his back, even as he tries to rationalize his decision to his father?

This week’s pop challenge really makes the teams work in unison. They are tied together by a single rope that is tied in knots. The first team to do it gets a key. The only key. To the gym for the entire week. This puts the other team at a severe disadvantage. The red team, with Cowboy Justin, win this challenge quite easily. Bob and Jillian are none too happy with this, but they know it’s just something they have to deal with. Meanwhile, on the red team, it seems like Rulon‘s head is just not in it, almost as though he is holding something back. (more…)

The House Divides Red vs. Black in Biggest Loser Season 11 Episode 6 Recap

This week begins in the elimination room. The ranchers are brought in to join the unknowns in order for Ali to share some news with them: The two factions will officially be in direct competition as they are going red versus black! But that is not all. There is also a temptation to take care of right away. (more…)