Loser 8.12: Wait, What?

December 2, 2009 at 9:32 am 14 comments

Live blogging… excuse the tenses.

So apparently this isn’t the finale. I’m not sure what happened. I even heard on the radio that the finale was going to be postponed an hour because Obama wanted to talk to us. We were all wrong. Next week is the finale. This week is about the 60 days between the last day on campus and the finale.

The remaining four (Rudy, Liz, Amanda, Danny) go home to see their family and friends. They all give speeches about how hard it’s been and how much they’ve lost.

Time for bullets:

  • I like that Danny says that he was a rock star.
  • Amanda has a Bob at home. I think her friend had two pierced ears and I think that means he’s gay. I could be wrong. I’ve been wrong a few times before.
  • Rudy is finally opening up about his sister. Looks like he’s going to try to struggle through it.
  • Liz. “I was bitter. I was angry.” Uhh yeah. You still are. Watch yourself.
  • Liz and her husband know they need to work through some things. It was touching when her husband cried. I don’t know if they can make it work, but I’m glad to see that they’re going to give it a shot.
  • I love Rudy’s teeny tiny television.
  • Rudy’s wife is gorgeous.
  • OH MY GOSH! A commercial on Amanda’s DVD. RIDICULOUS.
  • Stephen thinks that Danny’s wife looks like Tracey.
  • The contestants find out that they are going to run a marathon. They shouldn’t be surprised.
  • Wii commercial. Complete with Biggest Loser commercial music in the background. This may be one of the products I can get on board with. I’m okay with that commercial. It’s reasonable. Unlike chewing a piece of gum instead of eating a cookie.
  • Curtis Stone went to Danny’s house to cook. They made baked potatoes but I missed most of the segment because Rookie had diarrhea during the day and she started fussing so we rushed her outside to prevent more explosions. I don’t want to talk about it.  
  • It appears that Liz lives alone, her husband comes home on the weekends. What a lonely life.
  • Sounds like Rudy has it hard. I want to know why he works 12 hours a day. That’s just not right. To make it even worse, his daughter never wants him to leave the house because she’s scared he’s going to leave again.
  • WOW. Danny’s realization is the struggle that every single BL contestant has gone through but haven’t been able to verbalize. “We had all these problems at home so I went to the ranch. I came back and it turns out that my weight wasn’t the problem.” The Biggest Loser won’t solve your problems or fix your marriage. “It improves your self-worth and self-esteem so you can come home and have the strength to fix the other things.” WELL PUT JILLIAN.
  • Erin from last season’s finale came to plug the Biggest Loser Resort. Then they all ate Subway party platters. ($ chick $ ching $)
  • Time to start the marathon. But not before a Biggest Loser Protein Powder plug. UGH. ENOUGH.
  • Danny is really looking young. I’m impressed,
  • There isn’t much to report about 26.2 miles of running. But I’ll keep going because that’s my (unpaid, self-imposed) job.
  • Tara, blue team chick, Amanda’s maybe-gay friend, Liz’s husband, and Danny’s wife all showed up to run along.
  • Amanda is having some awful pain. I feel really bad for her. You can tell she is really hurting. And also, what the heck is she wearing around her waist?
  • Rudy finished first and he did it under his five and a half hour goal. Amazing. And Alison, Helen, and Mike were there to greet him. Ugh Helen, I thought I was done with you.
  • Amanda was next. Oh the joy in her face!!! And she was also under five and a half hours. And the joy on Bob’s face!!! So cool. So very cool.
  • If I were Danny’s wife, I don’t think I would enjoy running along with him and Liz while Liz repeats, “Come on baby!”
  • Danny and Liz finished in just under 7 hours.

Weigh-in! Bad dress choice for Alison. Don’t they know this is the final weigh-in?? She should have a better dress! This is a huge weigh in since they’ve been home for 60 days, what do you expect? A big number? A tiny one? Plus, only three people will be finalists. Two will earn their spot tonight, the third will be chosen by us.

Liz – 16 – 8.0%
Amanda – 16 – 8.6%
Danny – 59 – 20.49% – FIFTY NINE POUNDS!! He’s lost 201 pounds since he came to the ranch. And he’s very handsome now! Un-freakin-believable!
Rudy – 43 – 14.53% – Fantastic. Nobody really celebrated though. Bob and Amanda were probably mourning since Amanda just got pushed below the yellow line.

 So now we have to decide between Liz and Amanda. I think we all know who I am voting for. (Hint: not the bitter, angry one.) I think that as faithful Loser lovers, we all need to vote. I’ll make it easy for you. CLICK HERE. You’ll have to register but don’t worry, they won’t send you any Extra Sugarfree Gum ads  unless you ask them to. They just need to make sure you aren’t voting over and over. So on the count of three, go vote. 1… 2…. No wait. First comment, then go vote. I won’t count. Just do it.

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14 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Kaitlynn  |  December 2, 2009 at 9:41 am

    The first to comment! I feel so special!

    I’m with Stephen, Danny’s wife DOES look like Tracey! Also, I was sorely disappointed by the fake finale. I don’t usually vote, but I think I will this year. I don’t want another Helen this year…

  • 2. Kaitlynn  |  December 2, 2009 at 9:43 am

    Oh, and it actually does let you vote more than once…

  • 3. Taryn E  |  December 2, 2009 at 9:55 am

    Voted for Amanda. i can’t stand Liz. Ugh. I did my Tuesday night class at the gym and was all excited to get home and see BL finale. Turn on the TV and who do I see? Mr. Obama. Figures. Then realize it’s not even the real finale. So I Tivo’d it and went to bed. LOL

  • 4. Karen  |  December 2, 2009 at 10:23 am

    Once again, I don’t have much to say about the show, I am just ready for the finale.
    I will say this though.
    The infomercial was ridiculous, I thought, “are you serious with this.”
    Rudy is just a tail, just an old rusty tail, I did not like the way he treated Dina, “know your place” comment was not necessary.
    Jillian’s comment about Liz living in seclusion made me laugh, that is for the most part what country life is, I love seclusion, and always said if I were to marry, I would want a long haul truck driver, only home on the weekends sounds wonderful to me. LoL
    I did vote for Liz, I agree, she seems bitter, but I also see unhappiness and confusion on how to deal with it, but she is a fellow country girl, and I must stick with my country girls.
    I was glad to see Tara, my hero, she still looks great.
    I wonder why they did not show much of Mike and Helen, I only saw a flash of Mike and did not even notice Helen. mmm
    Come on finale.

  • 5. Samantha  |  December 2, 2009 at 10:27 am

    I think there was a moment in last night’s episode where I was finally realized that this was NOT the finale, and I was extremely upset!! Boooooo.

    Oh my gosh, I agree with Stephen about Danny’s wife looking like Tracey. I even made that comment to my husband last night.

    Danny does look great, but I found it a bit awkward when Liz, her husband, Danny, and his wife were all running together. The “Come on, baby” from Liz was just weird.

    My husband made a funny comment about Amanda’s shirt. Did you see how looooooong it was? He wondered if it was restricting her running ability.

    I voted for Amanda. There’s still something about Liz that I don’t like even though she attempts to tug at our heart strings.

  • 6. jill  |  December 2, 2009 at 11:51 am

    I don’t watch BL (as you know) but I am super amazed at the guy who has lost 200 lbs! WOW! That is an awesome feat and I hope they all feel like winners. Losing weight is hard.

  • 7. mrssjohnson  |  December 2, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    I hope Amanda get’s on the finale! Then she will have come full circle even if she doesn’t win!

  • 8. Darla  |  December 2, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    Ok, I closed my eyes and skipped to the bottom b/c we can’t watch until Saturday (after we’ve met PW!), but here’s the deal … b/c of one of your posts one day I’ve discovered Google Reader … and I LOVE it!!! It was always there I had just never clicked on it.

    But, is this right … oh blogger fountain of knowledge, I can only comment if I go to your blog … there’s no way to comment and stay in google reader, right?

    I’ll read your post later! But I do know it wasn’t the final/final. Just the almost final.

  • 9. mom  |  December 2, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    voted last night – 10 times cause they let you! Go Amanda – I do feel like it is a great accomplishment that a 49 year old woman made it that far and did that well, but CAN’T bring myself to vote for Liz….sorry Liz, no way Jose… And I too LOVED Jillian’s comment on how the BL can’t fix your problems that areaat home and have always been there, you have to do it yourself, etc…

  • 10. DebbieQ  |  December 2, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    OK, I am still holding out hope that Liz will be gone, gone, gone. PLEASE!

    And did you catch the little thing – Bob calls Amanda to tell her that she is running a marathon – She says she will be ready – Bob tells her he loves her and goodbye – Amanda say she love him and bye. Did anyone but me catch that?? Did I hear that wrong?

  • 11. Alyssa  |  December 2, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    I liked Danny until last night then his whole…I want to quit attitude really turned me off. I’m really indifferent now and I don’t care who wins. Geez-you would have thought Tarah was like a flippin’ celebrity the way they played her up and I totally agree commercial city!

  • 12. Southern Gal  |  December 2, 2009 at 2:59 pm

    Thanks for this recap as I fell ASLEEP on the couch AGAIN. I must be exhausted. Anyway, I am voting for the non-bitter one also.

    HOW Did the men lose 59 and 43 lbs???? How long since the last weigh in? I know a marathon is tough, but that is unbelievable. Am I missing something?

  • 13. Stephany  |  December 2, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    So I didn’t catch BL except for snippets. (No DVR and I love SYTYCD more than BL, sorry.) I’m going to ask my mom, who watched it, but I’ll also ask you: how in the heck did Liz and Amanda lose 16 lbs but the boys lose 43 and 59??? Did they weigh in after 60 days and are going to weigh in at the finale, too? I know they usually have two “finales” with the first being them at home (with no weigh-in) and the second with all the contestants.

    I’m so confused.

    Anyway, I’m voting for Amanda. She’s awesome and not annoying like Tara was.

  • 14. abby  |  December 3, 2009 at 11:48 am

    Loved your recap! And i agreed with every point! Did you see the Where are they Now episode last week? Didn’t you think it was interesting that Helen was there but her daughter wasn’t? I’ll keep my mouth shut:)

    I would have voted for Amanda, but unfortunately I watch everything a day behind so I can fast forward commercials and they only had voting open that night! Can’t wait till finale!!

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