This looks like a great season. No one's terribly big, so the contestants are fairly well matched.
I'm glad they only sent one couple home at the start, and with the promise of coming back in a month. There's no way they won't lose 50 pounds as a couple in the next month.
This elimination ceremony was also painless because the guy definitely wanted to leave.
So far, there seems to be no drama, except for the girl who said she couldn't stand one of the guys on her team.
This is the second year, though, that they've had a 63-year-old woman who seems ready for the grave. Last season, the 63-year-old woman kept talking about herself as though she was ancient, and this season the 63-year-old woman has a better attitude, but she looks ancient.
I was having some See's peanut brittle, but then everyone started puking, which proved to be an effective deterrent. And didn't you love Bob's analysis of "fake puking"? No excuses this season, indeed!
Yes, she is! I couldn't believe what she went through, breaking her back and then not stopping until she was done with the match! That's one tough gal!
There are several of the other ladies that will be awesome looking by the time they are done!
The contestants weigh much less this season. We're going to see a lot of them reach their ideal weight before the season's over. In the past, people have been so big that Sam's the only one I remember reaching his ideal weight weeks before the finale.
I know. What a lazy guy! He couldn't stay until the end of the week and then fall on his sword the way other contestants do? Now he isn't eligible for the at-home prize and he can't come back for the finale. Why did Bob act so surprised and say it had never happened before? Rulon did it last year and also couldn't come back for the finale.
"No one quits The Biggest Loser" is what he said, but it may have been one of those standard reality TV exaggerations, such as: "The most dramatic rose ceremony ever!" "This is the most important decision of my life." "This is the most important performance of your life." And so on and so forth.
I only caught the elimination last night. What is your take on the one man who questioned why they sent the woman in her sixties home. He seemed reasonable enough but people did not want their motives questioned. I suppose he has a big mark against him on the team now...and since when do people need permission to speak?
That poor man had just arrived on the ranch and was expecting to find the friends he had made on the first day, when he and his sister were disqualified and were told they would have a second chance if they lost 50 pounds combined at home in the next month. They worked hard, lost much more than 50 pounds, and were treated horribly by those "friends" when they returned. The man he proposed for elimination had accused him of "playing the game." I suspect that's why he retaliated by saying they were all playing the game when they eliminated the woman.
Their nastiness was particularly apparent at the first workout, when he was surpassing everyone else. At first they all said he was going to fold because they remembered their own first workouts, when they were collapsing on the floor and puking in buckets, but after he was the only one able to do certain things, they still said they weren't impressed. He could be such a valuable asset to them, especially in challenges, because he's very strong, but I suspect they'll send him back home the first chance they get.
Well, this week they dumped him. I feel so sorry for the poor guy because he seems to be twice the human being of any of his detractors. He has a non-profit organization that works with kids at risk and he appears to be a wonderful husband and father.
His goal now is to win the at-home prize and to lose more weight than this season's Biggest Loser champ. I believe he can do it. He has already lost 100 pounds, and only 11 were lost on the ranch.