Okay, I confess I was out bike riding when The Biggest Loser was on Tuesday night. I had the VCR (I know... I'm way behind the times) set to record so I was able to catch up on what I missed.
I've been so busy that I just now watched the first hour of the show. Turns out I didn't miss much.
The only thing I enjoyed watching was the contestants participating in the Cage Challenge. Naturally, Tara won. But the fun part to me was when Filipe started shaking his cage which made everyone's cage move. See, they were inside a cage that was suspended by a crane, 45 feet in the air! So anyway, I started cracking up because Helen and Kristin were freaking out and yelling at Filipe. Helen threated to kick Filipe's backside. Kristin was stone-faced just struggling to stifle her fear and hang on for dear life.
Mike was the first to fall. He said he was afraid of heights so he wasted no time letting go of the rope. Oh yeah, I forgot to tell ya. They had to hold onto a rope that was supporting their own weight. The Ron Don was next to go as he was adjusting his hand and the rope slipped. Rowdy Filipe was bent over so it was obvious he was having trouble. He was doing all the yelling and shaking to try and make others slip because he knew he was about to go down. Sure enough, he was next to fall. Three guys on the ground, three gals in the air. Girl Power!!! Kristin was next to fall, then Helen and of course, Tara won.
What did she win, you ask? Only $10,000 smackers! She was told she could either take the money -- or -- trade it in on a one pound advantage at the weigh in. I'll save you the suspense and tell you, she took the money. Turns out, she didn't need the one pound advantage either. But honestly, who is really surprised at this point? The girl is a MACHINE!
The rest of the show was pretty boring, in my opinion. Helen and Kristin fell below the yellow line at the weigh-in. Helen lost a pound, which wasn't surprising as she had lost a whopping 7 pounds the previous week. Kristin, on the other hand, gained a pound! Eeeeks! That's a killer every time. Sure enough, Kristin was voted to go home. It ended up being a tie vote. Ron and Filipe voted for Helen to leave while Tara and Mike voted for Kristin to go home. Since Kristin had the least body weight loss percentage, she had to go.
I found it humorous, when Kristin said she felt sad for Mike because he took the coward's way out and eliminated his competition instead of going head to head with her. What part of the word "game" does Kristin not understand? Mike made a smart move and that's all there is to it. I mean, there's a quarter of a million dollars going to the winner of this thing!
I did think it was cold however, for Ron to play Kristin the way he did. He was all like, "I promised your mother I would keep you in the game... Blah Blah Blah Blah." And then, behind her back he tells Mike, "You know, Kristin's your biggest competition." Then he gives Kristin a shocked look when he sees that his son voted for Kristin to go home. Give me a break, Don Ron! That's just wrong anyway you look at it. Shoot straight or shut up!
Kristin Steede, a 29-year-old business owner from Greenville, Wisconsin, was the heaviest woman ever to compete on The Biggest Loser. She arrived on the ranch weighing 360 pounds and she weighed 244 pounds when she was voted off the show. In her "Where Are They Now?" video, she announced that she weighs 215 pounds for a total weight loss of 145 pounds! Kristin's goal is to eventually get down to 180 pounds and I have no doubt that she will reach her goal.
Kristin is excited that she now has the opportunity to 'pay it forward' by sharing what she's learned with others. Kristin's "Where Are They Now?" video made me cry it is so inspirational. Check it out here.
I can hardly wait to see how everyone looks at the finale, May 12th!
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