If you missed The Biggest Loser last night, here's a quick synopsis of what happened:
1.) Chef Rocco Dispirito challenged the black and blue teams to compete to see who could make the healthiest burger, pizza, and burrito. The teams were told that they would be judged on calorie and fat content but stressed the food had to also taste good. The blue team made the best pizza but the black team won Rocco over with their burger and burrito. Well, actually, Rocco didn't like either one but since the black team's burrito had less calories, they won. For their prize, the black team won a dinner cooked by Rocco and Laura picked the fortune cookie that gave her an extra vote at elimination.
2.) The blue team traveled to 24 Hour Fitness to do an Everlast Shadow Box workout with six-time world boxing champ, Sugar Ray Leonard. It was so cool! Aubrey, who used to be an amateur boxer, was very excited to meet Sugar Ray. Now 52 years old, Sugar Ray, explained to the blue team that even though he no longer fights, he continues to train as a fighter. He likes it because it is a full body workout. Sugar Ray gave them the acronym POWER... Prepare, Overcome, Win Every Round!
3.) Dr. Huzienga dropped by the gym to pay the contestants a visit. He anointed Mike and Tara, king and queen of major weight loss records. Mike lost 134 pounds of fat in 3 months, which has never been done in Biggest Loser history, while Tara achieved 29% weight loss in 3 months! The doctor applauded Mandi on how well she did on her treadmill test. The first time 31 year old, Mandi did the test (upon arriving at the ranch), she scored at the level of a fit 69 year old woman. Her current treadmill test was off the charts and he informed her she was in superb condition. The doctor was pleased that Ron now needed less insulin and has finally started to gain some muscle.
4.) While working out with Jillian, Sione fell and hurt his ankle. Luckily it turned out to be a level one sprain.
5.) The black and blue teams went to LA Food Bank for their second competition. They were told the first team to assemble and load 150 kits would win free groceries for a year, be featured in a Cheerios advertising campaign, and receive letters from home. Surprise, surprise... the black team won! Mike gave his free grocery prize to Aubrey since he felt like she could use it more (she has five kids and Mike is eighteen and single). What a sweetie!
6.) And now for the drama. Jillian humilated Laura in front of her team by asking everyone who they thought was the weakest link. One by one, they all said "Laura". Jillian maintained that the team perceives Laura as the weakest link because Laura doesn't believe in herself and therefore, projects that image. With tears streaming, Laura said, "What she did to me was probably worse than someone calling me fat to my face or making fun of me." Later, during their little sit-down talk, Jillian asked Laura why she wanted to lose weight. Laura said all she wanted was love from her friends and family. Jillian told her she wanted love but has no love for herself. Jillian went on to tell Laura that she thought she was capable, strong, and a really good person, and said that's why it infuriates her to see Laura give up. You can watch some of the drama here.
Week 9 Weigh-in:
Biggest Loser host, Alison, explained that they would not be weighing against each other this time but as a group. If their combined weight loss totaled over 77 pounds, they would all get immunity but if they lost 77 pounds or less, one member from each team would be eliminated.
Kristin: 270 - 9 pound loss/90 pounds total
Cathy: 246 - 3 pound loss /47 pounds total
Ron: 343 - 6 pound loss/87 pounds total
Aubrey: 203 - 8 pound loss/46 pounds total
Mandi: 195 - 8 pound loss/68 pounds total
Tara: 200 - 11 pound loss/94 pounds total
Laura: 226 - 7 pound loss/59 pounds total
Sione: 283 - 3 pound loss/89 pounds total
Filipe: 275 - 8 pound loss/89 pounds total
Helen: 193 - 5 pound loss/64 pounds total
That's right... they left us hanging. Tune in next Tuesday night to see if Mike lost 10 pounds and saved everyone for another week or if he fell short and someone from each team had to go home.
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