And, then, there were 14. Fernanda, sadly, was not the biggest loser. She seemed to be motivated to do things at home. It takes a good woman to go the distance solo, and something says she is one good woman.
The interesting part of the mystery auction was the dreaded bags of baking ingredients proving too be as good as any tool in the gym. Just start lifting them!
Pretty endearing to see that signature cowboy hat at the gym and during the weigh-in.
Matt carrying Holley showed bonding at its best. Holley has been 300 pounds since eighth grade -- and is an Olympian weightlifter. Still not too much for Matt to handle.
Dolvett and Tanya had a heart-to-heart about the hurt Tanya has been carrying. Suffering from an abusive young mother. Tanya carried a great deal of hurt and anger. Letter-writing was Dolvett's assignment: One to her mother and one to her family.
Bob suggested a talk with loved ones would be good at this point. All the team members looked physically and mentally spent. It was just the "shot in the arm" they needed.
Matt's wife had comforting words and assured Matt "home will always be here. Ruben's best friend and mom let him know how much he was missed. Craig got a great present: a little girl is on the way. Lots of tears all around.
Last night's weigh-in was tough. The big loser was Tumi with a whopping 10-pound loss which earned a big bear hug from Jill. Her white team was safe because of her. Bob's blue team as a group lost 27 pounds, causing Bob to throw back his head. Red Team's Rachel had a respectable 7-pound loss. Tanya's weight stayed the same, unfortunately. Here is where Dolvett used his save.
Not in the kitchen much. The tip of the night was to eat three meals and two snacks, all containing lean protein. Like Jennie-O turkey. Or, a veggie wrap.