Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The Biggest Loser- season 10- week 8- 60/40 or "It's nothing personal."

Oh, Biggest Loser!  So many twists and turns this week and NOW a live reveal of the eliminated players?  I am more shiny than Bob's gold chains!

After a quick recap of the ten remaining players to reacquaint us with their names (it comes in handy later), it is time for Ali to lay it on us:  The rules have changed.  Again.  There is no more Black versus Blue.  Everyone is back to their original colors. . .but they are not competing as singles.  They will be paired up. . .but it will be only one person's choice.  And there is a DOUBLE ELIMINATION this week.


Everyone talks about who they would like to be paired up with and the unanimous decision is not Lisa.  She waffles more than a Waffle House.  This week she is back to 60/40- 60% wants to be on the ranch, 40% wants to go home.

Then it is on to the workout, where Bob and Jillian are filled in about the game, yell at the players about last week's abysmal weigh in, and promise to give them a hurting like they have never experienced before.  Bob wants to work with "Brendan, Ada, and. . .that one."  Patrick.  Eight weeks in.  His name is Patrick.  Jillian takes everyone else to the Spin Bikes for a motivational talk:  "You're never going to win!"  Jesse is feeling reinvigorated after his one pound weight gain, Ada is hating on the ladies and wants to be paired with a guy, and Elizabeth has the perfect solution to all of her problems:  "I actually want Lisa to be on my team!"

Sigh.  The Losers than head for a casual meal at a local restaurant (they wore their dress t-shirts) where they meet Ali to learn the rules of their latest temptation challenge.  Whoever eats the most calories at dinner will get to chose the teams for this leg of the game.  Brendan wants this more than anything, even more than his hot new bald head, and goes to work on a fatty appetizer, entree, and desert totaling 3,500 calories-- one pound of food!  He wins the temptation and chooses the following pairs:
Aaron and Jesse
Mark and Frado
Lisa and Elizabeth
Brendan and Patrick
Jessica and Ada

Ada is pissed-- she wanted to be paired with a guy and can't believe that Aaron, who hasn't sold his soul to the Blob, is getting his first choice and Ada isn't.  In fact, Brendan has paired all the women up together and all the men are paired up.  A nice simple package.  Brendan's plan is working perfectly:  To get all the weak ladies eliminated so the real competition can begin.

Not all of the ladies are taking this news laying down.  Elizabeth and Lisa are ready to rock it, and Lisa suggests she cooks all of the food for them.  Elizabeth will be her new pet project and she is more than happy to let Lisa take care of her.  Jessica and Ada start out shakily, mostly because Ada is so hurt that the guys in her alliance betrayed her.  "All this drama and craziness is not healthy!" Jessica says.

Bob comes into the gym to talk to the teams about the temptation challenge and ends up laying into Lisa who ate the dessert at the temptation challenge just to eat it, not to play the game.  Then he lays into Brendan for not putting any girls and guys together, leading to this BS Brandon quote of the week:  "I did the temptation for me for once in my life."  Then in the cut away interview he reveals all he cares about is himself, Frado, and Patrick.  Hmmmmm.  Everyone is worried that it's going to be a female team leaving the game this week, so Jillian and Bob spend extra mind bullet time working on the girls.

Challenge!  Ali announces the teams must stack a 5 foot high wall of sugar cubes one tiny cube at a time.  This may be this most Sisyphean task the Losers have had to complete to date!  Jessica and Ada beat all the others, winning a one week stay at the Biggest Loser Resort.  I would want a trip that is not Loser related, but that is just me.

After a plug by Extra Sugar Free Gum's new spokesperson Patrick (teaching the ladies how to take in less calories), it is time for the Last Chance Workout featuring Bob's Boob Tunnel of Torture and then the WEIGH IN.

The weigh in is awfully rocky, and the recipients of most of the drama are Lisa with her 60/40 principle and Elizabeth and her inability to take care of herself.  But enough of the drama.  Who is going home this week?

Patrick: 330 lbs to 311 lbs- 19 lbs lost
Brendan: 298 lbs to 280 lbs- 18 lbs lost  Total Loss: 37 lbs BW: 5.89%

Mark: 329 lbs to 317 lbs- 12 lbs lost
Frado: 294 lbs to 276 lbs- 18 lbs lost  Total Loss: 30 lbs BW: 4.82%

Jessica: 240 lbs to 228 lbs- 12 lbs lost
Ada: 204 lbs to 198 lbs- 6 lbs lost  Total Loss: 18 lbs BW: 4.05%


Lisa: 242 lbs to 234 lbs- 8 lbs lost
Elizabeth: 213 lbs to 205 lbs- 8 lbs lost  Total Loss: 16 lbs BW: 3.52%

Jesse: 296 lbs to 280 lbs- 16 lbs lost
Aaron: 384 lbs to 380 lbs- 4 lbs lost  Total Loss: 20 lbs BW: 2.94%

At the live reveal we see a very svelte Aaron and Jesse, but we are not told how much weight they have lost since leaving the ranch.  Looking forward to getting some more concrete information at the finale!

Next week promises to be a tear jerker with plenty of videos from home.  Get your Kleenex and your pack of gum.

Want to know what Shay has to say?  Click on the video below, courtesy of Diets in Review!

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