Tonight’s “Biggest Loser” showed the contestants that eating healthy on a budget can definitely be done, and one contestant had her best weigh-in ever. But it was the red team who headed to the elimination room to bring their tally down to three.
Tired and hungry after their workouts, the contestants headed to the “Biggest Loser” kitchens to rustle up some grub. Problem was, the cupboards were bare and so were the fridges. But there was a note from Alison telling them to meet her at the grocery store.
Quote of the week, from Michael: “You got 10 overweight people – you don’t mess with our food.”
At the store, Alison told them that they’d get $10 a day to spend on food every day, or $70 a week per person. It was eye-opening to see how many of the contestants don’t regularly grocery shop. Instead, they depend on fast food and takeout for a lot of their food. But they did great – everyone came in right on budget.
(Want to see what they bought? Check out their lists at biggestloser.com.)
Follow-up makeover time! TC and Nikki look great. These makeover segments for eliminated contestants will be a regular thing starting this week.
Bob had a heart-to-heart with Alex, who has been working out with him as well as Jillian. She’s down on herself because her weight loss hasn’t been as big as other contestants’ but Jillian told her to keep perspective because anywhere else losing 18 pounds in four weeks would be spectacular.
The update with the teens was great – Lindsay is training for cheerleading, Sunny is doing lots of outdoor activities with friends and Biingo, despite his broken foot, is playing baseball.
Chef Devin Alexander, author of all the “Biggest Loser” cookbooks, stopped by the ranch to make a Southwest Loaded Sweet Potato that featured ground turkey, two kinds of salsas and a dollop of Greek yogurt.
- Chef Devin's 'Biggest Loser' recipes from tonight's show
The challenge: Each team has a fountain in the middle of a pond. The goal is to be the first to put all their 5-pound “coins” in their fountain. The winning team gets 10 yearlong health club memberships to give away. They also can choose a 2-pound weigh-in advantage or they can choose to call home. White team Danni powered through that challenge and since she’s the only person on her team, she gladly took that 2-pound advantage.
David and Bob met with Dr. Huizenga about David's knee. Turns out there are tiny stress fractures in the spongy bone part of his knee. Also turns out that David injured the same knee on the treadmill a few years ago but didn't tell anyone because he didn't want to seem weak. That insight uncovered other issues with David and how he tends to stuff down his feelings.
Weigh-in: Bob’s team hasn’t lost any weigh-ins, so he feels like there’s a target on their backs. Danni has a 2-pound advantage, but if she loses the weigh-in, she’s automatically out. How’d they do?
- Joe: 11 (he broke into the 200s)
- Francelina: 7
- Jackson: 8
- Lisa: 5
- Gina: 9 (One-derland!)
- Michael: 13
- Jeff: 13
- David: 10
- Alex: 10
- Danni: 9
Elimination: Danni is safe and Alex is the biggest loser of the week, but the red team has to send someone home. Joe is immune since he lost the most, so that puts Francelina, Jackson and Lisa up for elimination. In the secret voting booth, the contestants reluctantly chose Lisa.
The update: She is down 76 pounds and looks fantastic. She’s teaching her special-needs students how to cook healthy foods and is leading by example for her active family. “I’m Lisa Rambo, an athlete,” she proclaimed.
Next week: An epic Gina meltdown and giant dice!