Tuesday, December 6, 2011

The Biggest Loser- #BL12- week 10 and week 11- Thanksgiving and The Dreaded Makeover Week

John is Kevin.  Kevin is John.

I am behind with my Biggest Loser recaps due to the Thankfulness of my own life:  I am thriving at the gym with my personal training and about to start my dream of group fitness instruction.  YAY!  With a busier life, though, comes the lack of time to fully rewatch an entire episode and write my comprehensive analysis you have all come to know and trust. ;)

So here is a quickie recap of the last two weeks before the MARATHON and LIVE FINALE.

Week 10

It's Thanksgiving week on The Bigget Loser campus.  They start with a Thanksgiving temptation where the grand prizes include a 3 lb advantage, $500 per pound lost, and a $25,000 home gym.  The nicest prizes ever on the show!  Vinny takes the 3 lbs, Becky the home gym, and Antone the cash for pounds.

We work out.  Then we have the physical challenge involving a one mile climb on the Jacob's ladder and three more great prizes:  A meal plan to keep and one to give away, $2,500 to keep and to give away, and a 1 lb adavantage to keep and a 1 lb DISADVANTAGE to give away.  Clearly the producers want us to get some more gameplay for our buck!

Eveyone's least favorite creepy contestant John wins the 1 lb advantage causing quite the stir.  Who ever shall he give it to?  Someone who's as "dumb as poo"?

He chooses Sunny.  Surprise.  WEIGH IN.

Vinny:  From 335 lb to 324 lbs- 11 lbs lost- 4.18% BW (3 lb advantage)
Becky:  From 182 lbs to 177 lbs- 5 lbs lost- 2.75% BW
Antone:  From 339 lbs to 331 lbs- 8 lbs lost- 2.36% BW
John:  From 310 lbs to 305 lbs- 5 lbs lost- 1.94% BW (1 lb advantage)
Sunny:  From 207 lbs to 202 lbs- 5 lbs lost- 1.93% BW (1 lb disadvantage)
Ramon:  From 273 lbs to 268 lbs- 5 lbs lost- 1.83% BW

Sunny and Ramon fall below the yellow line.  John "feels just awful" about giving Sunny that one pound, so awful that he votes for her to be sent home.  What did Sunny ever do to John!?  Even Antone squabbles with John about his vote.  Everyone says that Ramon is the bigger threat and he is sent packing.

Ramon goes home, gets a haircut and a shave, sports a v-neck sweater, and goes sky diving with new girlfriend Jessica.

Week 11

Makeover week is USUALLY one of my fave weeks.  It is always a cool surprise to see the transition with the contestants.  For some reason NBC showed all the contestants in the commercial for the show.  So that fun was taken away.  Then they got rid of Tim Gunn.  Next you'll tell me that NBC is going to pull Perfect Couples and put on The Paul Reiser Show instead!  Or fire Conan O'Brian and give his time slot to Jay Leno!  Or make Grimm a television show!


Makeover week starts with the put on your weight challenge.  The winner takes a 1 lb advantage!  Again, everyone doesn't want John to win.  And again, John wins it.  Because he is a "beast".  And Antone lost his mojo and couldn't kick it into high gear!

Then the contestants head to a spa day, where they meet the super energetic Jeannie Mai, who is a stylist and on a show on The Style Network.  She is REALLY energetic.  Like meth energetic.  I miss Tim Gunn.  Jeannie takes the contestants to Beverly Hills for a make over with clothing and onto the Ken Paves (prounounced PAY-vus) salon for hair cuts and beard trimming.  If they all came out with beards I would not have been surprised!

Then the newly transformed Losers who we have already seen in the commercials pull up outside the Kodak Theatre where a new Cirque du Soleil show is playing to meet their loved ones and enjoy being pretty.

Then they all head back to the ranch where the trainers get real with the loved ones (especially John's wife) to ensure future success with their health and weight loss.  Like we need another season 3 fiasco on our hands.


John:  From 305 lbs to 296 lbs- 9 lbs lost- 3.28% BW (1 lb advantage)
Vinny:  From 324 lbs to 314 lbs- 10 lbs lost- 3.09% BW
Becky:  From 177 lbs to 172 lbs- 5 lbs lost- 2.82% BW
Antone:  From 331 lbs to 323 lbs- 8 lbs lost- 2.42% BW
Sunny:  From 202 lbs to 201 lbs- 1 lb lost- .50% BW

Antone and Sunny are below the yellow line and I thought FOR SURE that Antone would be going home.  Boy, was I wrong.  John decides that he wants a real competitor and send home Sunny (what!) and Becky decides that she wants to be the last beeyatch standing so off you go, Sunny.  And we will enjoy when Antone beats John in the finale, thankyouverymuch.

Next episode- MARATHON.  Remember that whole thing?

Want to know what Courtney has to say?  Here are her recaps courtesy of DietsInReview.Com!