The Biggest Loser: Tina caused some drama which led to her being the next contestant voted off on the October 5th, 2010 episode. Read on to find out what happened tonight!
Temptation: Tonight’s episode started out with the first temptation of the season – 100s of cupcakes. They learned 2 people would get eliminated this week – so this temptation was a way to save themselves. Underneath one of the cupcakes was a 1 pound disadvantage that would get bigger by 1 pound every week! That meant they could use it in 5 weeks and have a 5 pound advantage. Quite a temptation! The problem, they would have to eat all the cupcakes they picked up.
Rick, Adam, Elizabeth and Jesse jumped up to play while the others stood back knowing that it wasn’t worth the calories. With each cupcake they finished, they were given a clue to where the winning cupcake was. Rick and Adam were eating so fast they got three clues while Elizabeth was just trying to swallow what she had. Jesse gave up after seeing Adam and Rick were up to 4 clues – which turned out to be enough for Adam to find the clue. 1350 calories later, Adam walked away with his advantage while Elizabeth cried for giving in to temptation.
Curtis Stone: Popular TLC chef Curtis Stone showed up to teach the contestants about healthier dessert options. He explained that some of the cupcakes in the pile were only 100 calories. To make these healthier cupcakes, they replaced eggs with egg whites, sugar with honey, flour with wheat flour and added raspberry puree to the frosting.
Telling the Trainers: Those who gave in to the temptation were dreading telling trainers Bob Harper and Jillian Michaels that they ate cupcakes. The trainers were incredibly nice about it though, with Jillian said “you’re trying to stay here, who can really fault you for that“. Wow! They are usually TICKED about temptations but now they just said ok, fine, I get it. It looks like they are trying a different strategy – being nice and telling them they have to work hard to burn those extra calories.
The Weigh In: 40 minutes in and it’s already time for the weigh in. This time there was a red line and a yellow line. The one person who fell below the red line would be out instantly. Adam choose to save his advantage and hope he can use it next week. Today below the yellow line was: Mark, Burgandy, Jesse, Elizabeth, Lisa and Jessica. This left Sophia below the red line and going home tonight.
Bob’s Plan: For the first time in Biggest Loser history, Bob invited the 6 contestants that were below the yellow line to his house for dinner to show them what his world is like. Well geez, that means all those that did well couldn’t go! Not incredibly fair, but whatever :) Bob showed off his healthy / half empty fridge and prepared for them a Vegan meal. His plan was to let them see how they can eat delicious food without all the fat and calories.
Save yourself: Burgandy was told by the doctor that she’s not allowed to be in the challenge because of an injury to her leg. This meant she couldn’t save herself but the others still had a chance. Frado saved Jessica saying she was the closest to being above the yellow line and therefore deserved to be saved. The remaining four, Mark, Lisa, Jesse and Elizabeth, competed in a challenge to unroll 300 feet of 900 lb carpet. The last to unroll and get to the finish line would be against Burgandy in the vote. Mark and Jesse finished first back to back leaving it up to the girls to fight it out. Lisa finished unrolling while Elizabeth still had about 1/3 of the way to go. The others ran out to support her and talk her through finishing the challenge.
The vote: Between Elizabeth and Burgandy, there really was no clear person to send home. Burgandy was injured so that would have been the easy choice. The contestants used reasons like Burgandy would be able to do it at home as well as they were closer to Elizabeth. With 4 votes, Burgandy was sent home.
Sophia’s Update: As of her update, Sophia got down to 225 pounds and said she learned to slow down her life and appreciate it more. Her favorite exercise is Spinning – which she also teaches and pushes her class to work hard at.
Burgandy’s Update: Down to 180 pounds, Burgandy had her five kids exercise with her so that she could spend time with them and still get her workouts in. She decided to “pay it forward” by getting families in her neighborhood together to push themselves and burn some calories.
Next Week: The five contestants that didn’t even make it to the ranch are back! Will one of them get a chance to join the rest of them for the rest of the season?? Find out next Tuesday!
October 12th Weight Loss Statistics:(including Start Pounds, Current Weight, Pounds Lost and who they voted for)
~Aaron (yellow) – 29 – Kent, OH. Start: 468 ~ Current: 419 ~ Lost: 12 (2.78%)
~Ada (blue) – 27 – San Francisco, CA. Start: 258 ~ Current: 224~ Lost: 10 (4.27%) ~ Elizabeth
~Adam (blue) – 26 – Santa Ana, CA. Start: 402 ~ Current: 346 ~ Lost: 10 (2.81%) ~ Burgandy
~Brendan (black) – 32 – from Boston, MA. Start: 362 ~ Current: 315 ~ Lost: 11 (3.37%) ~ Burgandy
~Elizabeth (yellow) – 31 – Lawrence, MA. Start: 244 ~ Current: 223 ~ Lost: 6 (2.62%)
~Frado (black) – 43 – Staten Island, NY. Start: 367 ~ Current: 317 ~ Lost: 20 (5.93%) ~ Burgandy
~Jesse (orange) – 28 – St. Paul, MN. Start: 369 ~ Current: 321 ~ Lost: 8 (2.43%)
~Jessica (red) – 27 – Tucson, AZ. Start: 282 ~ Current: 254 ~ Lost: 7 (2.68%)
~Lisa (pink) – 31 – Norman, OK. Start: 288 ~ Current: 260 ~ Lost: 7 (2.63%)
~Mark (red) – 31 – East Brunswick, NJ. Start: 421 ~ Current: 361 ~ Lost: 8 (2.17%)
~Patrick (green) – 28 – Vicksburg, MS. Start: 400 ~ Current: 356 ~ Lost: 10 (2.73%)
~Rick (green) – 54 – Conway, AR. Start: 350 ~ Current: 297 ~ Lost: 9 (2.94%) ~ Burgandy
(including Start Pounds, End Weight, Total Pounds Lost and when they left)
~Allie (pink) – 22 – Moore, OK. Start: 322 ~ End: 305 ~ Lost: 17 (5.28%) ~ September 28th
~Anna – 39 – Atlanta, GA. Start: 330
~Burgandy (purple) – 35 – Eagle Mountain, Utah. Start: 231 ~ Current: 213 ~ Lost: 5 (2.29%) ~ October 12th
~Corey – 27 – Fairbanks, AK. Start: 391
~Montina – 35 – Houston, TX. Start: 287
~Sandy – 30 – Fort Worth, TX. Start: 259
~Shanna – 38 – Pima, AZ. Start: 242
~Sophia (orange) – 28 – Germantown, MD. Start: 272 ~ Current: 250 ~ Lost: 2 (0.79%) ~ October 12th
~Tina (purple)- 58 – Boring, OR. Start: 263 ~ End: 243 ~ Lost: 20 (7.60%) ~ October 5th
Source: October 12th Episode on NBC
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