Loser 8.03: I’m Used to Pizza, Not Climbing a Hill!

September 30, 2009 at 9:11 am 18 comments

If last night happened to be your first week watching Biggest Loser, you picked a good one! There was drama, tears, backstabbing, temptation, and a million amazing one-liners. I can’t even tell you how many times I thought to myself, “Oh my! I LOVE this show!”

We quickly found out that this week was a week of choices. To start: Would you rather have a 2 pound advantage or keep your trainers for the week? Alison gave this proposal to the contestants. She said that whoever stepped forward first, got the advantage (but had to give up their trainers) and nobody else would have the opportunity. CLEARLY nobody would be dumb enough to take this, so she made it clear that if nobody stepped forward, she’d raise the stakes. Apparently since Tracey was in the hospital the first week and we all felt sorry for her the second week, we didn’t realize that she is an IDIOT. She took a two pound advantage (without discussing it with her teammate, Coach Mo) and gave up the opportunity to work with Bob and Jillian.

Sean said, “I wanted to say ‘What are you doing you crazy woman?” but…. what are you doing you crazy woman?”  Which, by the way, was just one of Sean’s 17 billion wonderful quotes. I think I’d like him to narrate my life. So of course Bob and Jillian are hurt and disappointed and shocked that Tracey would make such a rash (and ridiculous) decision. They spent an hour talking to her about how she needs to have self-control and blah blah blah. She just stared and them and pretended to learn something and didn’t blink. That woman could DOMINATE in a staring contest. For real. How does she not blink for an entire 2 hour episode?

I need to take a quick Tracey break. Let’s talk about Abby. She went to the hospital to get an MRI on her shin because she’s been having so much pain. Turned out she had a pretty bad stress fracture and couldn’t do any land exercising. She didn’t seem too upset. She said that in the scheme of her life, this is not a huge deal. She’s handled much more. I just loved what she said (probably because it was almost verbatim what we talked about in Monday night Bible Study when we talked about Ruth and Naomi and how God can work through our baby steps when we heal… but that’s another story for another time) when she commented that, “I just did what I had to do that day because that’s all that I had. I gave what I could and nothing more.” You’re awesome, Abby. She went back to the ranch and talked to Bob about it. He was secretly concerned for her but to her face he told her that she’d be okay. She’d get through it. Why? Because he has experience training injured people and because there is Yoplait Light in the fridge! Try it! It’s fantastic. (We don’t buy Yoplait because their containers are shaped in a weird way so you get some yogurt stuck in the top lip and it’s almost impossible to get it out. This severely angers my husband so we buy Kroger brand. TAKE THAT Biggest Loser marketing.)

Oh dear, I’m already over 500 words into this post and I’m only half a page into my two pages of notes. (By the way, my notes look very much like a junior higher’s notebook because they are sloppy and have nonsensical  words and doodles like this…)


So now onto the first temptation. I love temptations. Each contestant was put in their own booth. Alison brought them 100 calorie cupcakes. Whoever ate the most cupcakes got to pick one person from each team to weigh in that week, the other teammates’ weight loss didn’t matter. All of the contestants were extremely scared to eat a cupcake after the drama with Tracey acting without thinking. None of them wanted to piss off Bob and Jillian. Very wise. And wise Liz said, “We don’t want to put a target on our back! We don’t need that control so soon!” And then wise Sean said, “I want to take a cupcake and rub it all over my body!” And then wise Chelsea said, “I love this show and I love Sean.” You’re right Liz (and obviously you’re right too, Sean and Chelsea). But Tracey decided to eat 4 cupcakes and pin a big fat target on her back. To which to cute brunette girl on the pink team said, “I think Tracey is a little bit… crazy.” Umm, yes. Idiot idiot idiot.

So needless to say, Bob and Jillian are not please. Bob has flames coming out of his ears, Jillian can’t look at her. Then Jillian decides to look at her so that she can scream at her. And it was good. Did everyone LOVE Bob’s imitation of Jillian?! If I had DVR, I would have watched it over and over. So at this point, everyone thinks Tracey is dumb. All we get out of Coach Mo is that this is “extremely frustrating.” Understatement of the century.

The challenge this week was an incline challenge. Each team had to carry 500 pounds up a giant incline. They could choose to do it in 10 pound increments from a close distance, or 25 pound increments from a further distance. The green team won- which is great news for Abby because she can’t do much this week. But even after the green team finished, each team kept going. They all wanted to finish the challenge. When the final weight was carried up the hill, they all walked together. It was awesome. The lesson was beautiful. “If you think you’re alone, you’re not!” (Sermon?) I love when they work together and you can really see them growing and being proud of themselves.

On to the last chance workout. Next awesome quote from Sean after dominating his treadmill challenge, “I don’t even think a puma could get on a treadmill and do this!” Bahaha! We didn’t see a whole lot during this workout. We did see a glimpse of Dina. She wanted to quit so Jillian yelled at her. She eventually decided she didn’t actually want to quit. I love that she said, “Do me a favor, don’t talk to me.” And Jillian just said, “Got it.” I think that we see how Jillian is able to learn each of the contestants and what helps them go on. She knew Dina needed to focus on her own and push herself. Well done Dina!

Afterwards, the pink team and Dan separately talked to Tracey about her choice for their team. They wanted to make sure they were all on the same page. Tracey hasn’t quite proven that she can make a stable decision up until this point, so I’m not quite sure why they thought she’d start now.

On the weigh-in. The drama immediately unfolds. Alison asks Coach Mo what he thinks about Tracey’s decisions that week. (Thoughts or feelings, Coach Mo?) He said that she is his teammate and he supports her and that he can’t change the decisions she’s made. So Jillian blows up. She yells at Coach Mo even though it’s not really his fault. I think she’s just yelling because that’s what she does best. But I do agree that he should have showed a little emotion towards Tracey and told her to STOP being an idiot and start thinking about him when she’s making her decisions.

Now to the scale. Everyone is freaking out because they have no idea who Tracey will pick to weigh in. I liked Julio’s take on it. He said that people need to stop worrying so much. Either way, someone is going to have to weigh-in. So just worry about yourself. Uh yeah! The whole season would be far less dramatic if they’d keep this in mind the whole time. But come on, that’s not good television!

Okay so I can see why Tracey would pick Liz to weigh in. But then she chose Rudy?! Rudy the Beast? Really? So what WAS your strategy?? In my opinion, it’s too early in the game to be pissing people off. Why make decisions that will make the rest of the contestants hate you? Enter pink team. More drama. (Go on, brush your shoulders off.) Then Sean, only lost 6 pounds. No red team dance, sorry Stefanie. Looks like I don’t have to do a vlog demonstrating the dance. Then Shay, more drama. She lost 6 pounds. Daniel is the best teammate ever. He is so supportive and encouraging.

So then it’s Tracey’s turn on the scale. Everyone is literally folding their hands and praying that she’s lost less than 2 pounds. We soon find out that Tracey may or may not be a witch because she somehow loses 11 pounds. ELEVEN. What??? We hear crickets. No cheers, no high fives, no celebratory dances. Just laser eyes and mental curses. So what this now means is that the red team and orange team are below the yellow line. NOOOOOO!

The red team is awesomely awesome. Got that? Fabulously fabulous. Stellarly stellar. Amazingly amazing. They said, “The greatest gift that anyone can give is self sacrifice.” There’s a sermon in there too but, once again, this is not the time! They said Shay needed to be there, had to be there. She didn’t have support at home and couldn’t leave yet. They asked everyone to vote for them. And everyone agreed.

The “where they are now” piece was awesome. Sean had lost 120 pounds since coming to the ranch. He was looking awesome. His wife is about to have a baby girl and name her Jillian. A little much? Seems to be the consensus. I have mixed feelings. Obviously this was a life changing experience for him and I’m sure Jillian made a huge impact in his life. I think it’s kind of cool to give your child a name that represents a really special time of your life. Not sure that I’d name my daughter after a woman who curses more than Snoop Dogg, but to each his own.

But what was really cool was when we saw Antoine. He lost 105 pounds and looks fabulous. We really appreciate that he answered our question from the first week. Who did Alexandra have a crush on? Well Antoine of course! And now they are dating and it’s wonderful and makes me oh so very happy!!

What a great week. Great show. Already can’t wait until next week. Did yall see the preview? Tracey is hurt. “Coincidence or karma?” Ha! Seeing as I don’t believe in karma, I think coincidence. But a funny coincidence. Can’t wait to hear your thoughts!

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  • 1. Karen  |  September 30, 2009 at 9:45 am

    As much as I hate drama, I must admit that the show is boring with out it, and boy do we have it now. I think that Tracey did the orange team wrong, although according to another blog they would have fallen below the yellow line any way, but I was backing her on the pink team. They come to her and ask her to save them, but when Tracey asked if they would have her back, they can not tell her that they will, well then do not expect any favors from me, I can understand that.
    I loved it when after Tracey weighed in that Bob started to clap, but then changed his mind. LOL
    The red team’s attitude is great they looked amazing in the end and I am excited that Antoine and Alexandra are dating.
    I can’t wait till next week, should be interesting.

  • 2. White Rabbit Advertising  |  September 30, 2009 at 10:25 am

    YES! I asked for drama and I got drama. I freaking loved last night’s episode. But what kept running through my mind was “didn’t Chelsea think this girl was cute as a button? I bet she doesn’t think so now” – Tracy is a freaking anhilistic, impetuous, self-centered, not to be mention wildly nutty time bomb. She’ll either be gone in no time or she’ll last the whole season on sheer nerve. And she clearly has multiple, competing personalities (talking to herself with her hand (!) helloooo). It was a bad vs good black/white show for me. I loved the metaphor of the show – the incredibly selfish vs. the incredibly selfless. I’ve never seen a self-sacrificer on the show before. They’re always trying to persuade everyone why they deserve to be here and the other person can “do it at home” but the red team was so not like that. Truly inspiring. Plus they forgave Tracy which was beautiful. Shay went on a little too long for me and annoyed me. We’ll see how she does.

    Wow what a good show. Great recap by the way!

  • 3. DebbieQ  |  September 30, 2009 at 10:33 am

    OK, I was all sympathetic towards Tracey until this week. That girl needs a serious “dope slap” if you ask me. Don’t give me those googly stare eyes girl, you have a big target on you now.

    And how about Rudy! I think he is a dark horse here people. He just does the work, stays out of the drama (sort of) and then loses 12 pounds in week 3. Take that Tracey!

    Oh but I am going to miss Sean and Antoine. I am so sad.

  • 4. Jimbo  |  September 30, 2009 at 10:58 am

    I think Tracey’s “crazy” thing may be an act. As Dubya would say, she will be misunderestimated for the entire season now. Besides, it looks like she’s one of those fluky weight-shifters. Eleven pounds was kind of ridiculous.

    Also, I understand not eating the cupcakes from the “don’t want a target on your back” perspective but 400 calories really isn’t a big deal for someone whose sole job right now is exercising. For someone as big as she is, she can burn 400 calories walking a mile and a half. I don’t quite understand the sheer overreaction from everyone but, whatever.

    Also, if you’re going to do a temptation…use cookies or brownies. Cupcakes are wimpy.

  • 5. Lyndsey  |  September 30, 2009 at 11:25 am

    My favorite Quotes:
    – She is B-A-N-A-N-A-S! – Jullian regarding Tracie… it made me think… hmmmm maybe Jullian is also super funny and that is part of the reason her people alwasy love her so much
    – I want to rub this cupcake all over my body. – Sean
    – I want to rip your face off. I want to kill you. I can’t look at you. – Bob’s impression of jullian that almost made me fall off the couch laughing
    – I hate the game. I hate the game players. – Bob… do you think he thought we might be thinking “hate the player not the game”

    Hey chelsea… I suddenly have a craving for Yoplait lite in Strawberry. I can’t figure out why.

    I think it is cool that Sean is naming his baby Jullian.

    I would have picked 10 lbs to carry and the people who picked 25 are dumb.

    I am SOOOOO glad the green team got immunity.

    Tracie is a complete WHACK JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I would be terrified of her if I knew her in real life. She has crazy eyes and a wierd head jerk hair flip thing going on. And she dared to say “did i not deserve to be talked to for an hour?” when Jullian was in the middle of a SERIOUS rant. Crazy whack job!

  • 6. Lyndsey  |  September 30, 2009 at 11:31 am

    P.S. I would like to point out that Jullian actually cursed out loud when Tracie (sp?) lost 11 lbs. It is hard to say what word she used because it was bleeped… but I bet it was a pretty bad one. I may or may not have cursed out loud as well. 🙂

  • 7. Sarah Johnson  |  September 30, 2009 at 12:39 pm

    Last night’s show was borderline a little “too soap opera-y” for me! Tracey is crazy, yes, but it is a game! It’s just like Green team girl from last year- she won control over and over, but she was kicking butt while doing it. This next week will be interesting. The first time Purple team is under the yellow line, she’s gone.

  • 8. osarah  |  September 30, 2009 at 2:04 pm

    Haha, the comment about Tracey being a witch is hillarious.

    We really enjoyed the show this week but we were really sad to to see the red team go. We really liked them, but we were glad to see the sort of self sacrificial love they showed to Shay.

    -John and Sarah

  • 9. Karen  |  September 30, 2009 at 2:24 pm


    I keep trying to respond to your e-mail, but it keeps telling me that it is undeliverable, so I will put my response here, I do not want you to think I did not respond.

    He is not doing to well, his mind is great but he has a bad heart and he
    has a defibrillator that about two weeks ago it shocked him 5 times in two
    days, they have that balanced out now with some new medicine, but we also
    found out that he has stage 4 cancer, in the lungs, liver and brain. They
    are saying that he only has 3 to 6 months to live, but you never really
    know. Although I am really sad about the situation, I feel peace about it
    all and about my dad’s salvation. I am just going to go and see him (his
    house) every day and tell him that I love him until it is over and then
    hold out for eternity. That is all I know to do. Keep us in your prayers.
    Thanks for asking.


  • 10. rachelheather  |  September 30, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    I was watching last night and thinking to myself, “I cannot wait to read what Chelsea has to say about Tracy.” Thank you for getting me hooked on this show…I only started watching it because you’re recaps were so funny.

  • 11. Lindsay  |  September 30, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    It’s weird reading this from an outsider’s perspective since I haven’t watch any of them..but i think I might just go watch one now!

  • 12. Charise Sprengel  |  September 30, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    Karma- dude! That’s the good LORD cursing Tracey for knocking 2 fabulous men out of the show!! He is letting her know that she in NO longer in charge- just large!!

  • 13. molly  |  September 30, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    I was away from my computer ALL day and it was excruciating knowing that this post was out there waiting for me to read!!! I’m super sad that Sean is gone. 😦 He was my favorite. And my gracious! That Jillian scares me.

  • 14. Southern Gal  |  September 30, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    Thanks for visiting my blog. Love Shane and Shane!

    I enjoyed reading your Biggest Loser recap. It’s a show my husband and I watch and I had to miss part of it last night.

    I went back and read some other entries. I’m so glad you shared your mom’s letter. I never let my kids watch “The Wizard of Oz” for the plain simple reason that it’s scary! Our pediatrician once told me children will ask to watch something scary over and over again so they will get used to it. Control over the fright? I have a friend who had an Oz party for her one-year-old! Crazy.

    Oh, and the bedroom make-over looks awesome. Bed in a Bag and matching furniture…YES.

  • 15. Lisa D  |  September 30, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    I love that you take notes! I take notes when I watch the Bachelorette – then I re-hash it on the phone with my friend that lives in AZ. Glad I am not the only person that does that!

    Tracey is CRAZY. Crazy. She looks crazy. Wowsers. How in the heck did she lose 11 pounds? I was hoping she would gain. She is crazy.

  • 16. Kelly  |  October 1, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    DRAMA! I loved it.

    I was so mad, because from the first episode, I picked Tracey as my favorite. I’m a horrible judge of character.

    Oh my goodness! And her “crazy eyes”! Hilarious/creepy.

  • 17. Cio  |  October 2, 2009 at 12:30 am

    I was talking to Lauren, this evening, and said “Dude, WHAT HAPPENED ON BIGGEST LOSER??!?!?! ( i missed it cause i recently moved into my new place, and don’t have cable just yet), she tried to give me some highlights, and said you know what, you should read Chelsea’s bog, she gives a great recap of what happened, every week. I was SO HAPPY.
    Thanks so much for doing this. This is one of my favoritest shows in the history of ever!
    You’re awesome!
    really said I didn’t get to “See’ the drama unfold! seems like it was a GREAT episode.

  • 18. Debbie  |  October 5, 2009 at 9:43 am

    lol @ “How does she not blink for an entire 2 hour episode?”

    seriously…she is crazy nuts!!! when bob and jillian were talking to her in the kitchen and she used her hand as the “temptation” person and she kept telling her hand NO! omg, psychotic. her faces kill me! how can she be that silly?!

    i was so upset to see sean and antoine go..but they both look great and i know they’ll do well at home. cant wait to see how they look at the finale!!!

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