Loser 9.08: For Some Reason I’ve Always Wanted To Pull A Semi

March 10, 2010 at 8:40 am 8 comments

We start with a review of last year and O’Neal’s reaction to Sunshine possibly going home. Sheesh, I thought he was going to have a fit. I like him but I’m getting an odd “Ron the Godfather” sense from him… like somehow someone crowned him and he’s the wise team leader. Hopefully that’s not true.

It’s Work Week. They will be working full time jobs this week. Intellesting! They will have to commute, bring healthy food, and fit workouts into their new schedule. I am confused because Alison said, “Just like in real life, the gym won’t be open 24 hours.” But wait, isn’t your MAIN sponsor 24 Hour Fitness?? Yes I think so.

The teams have a challenge- they have to pull a semi-truck. Along the way they have to pick up crates that are puzzle pieces that spell “Groceries for a Year.” I’m thinking this is a pretty unfair challenge. There is seriously no way the black team can win. Except somehow they pull ahead. Then the black team gets ahead again. It literally just comes down to the puzzle making. And… wait for it… the blue team wins.

Bob and Jillian meet with their teams to learn about the Work Week. And then Bob tells Sunshine and O’Neal about Biggest Loser Protein Powder. Blah. Then they all go work out. Is it just me or is Jillian wearing more makeup this season? Is it because she’s a much bigger deal now?

Time for work. A couple people had to work the phones to thanks people, a few people worked distribution, and a few people worked inventory. We all had a little chuckle when Michael said, “I don’t consider myself the most smartest person.” One of the workers came in to talk to the group. He was an overweight man and told a bit of his story. I hope he got a little something from this group. I know that this is all about promotion and advertising, but I really thought it was a great message and enjoyed seeing the GOOD side of these contestants.

Why would the gym close at 7:30??? No gym in this COUNTRY closes at 7:30. Oh wait, except the one I used to go to. But that was the size of a cracker box and was mainly for people over the age of 60.

Sam “forgot” his lunch but it looks very fishy from the beginning. I instantly said, “This is staged.” Sure enough, there was NOTHING in the vending machine that was nutritious but conveniently there was a Subway on the end of the street. Lookie there.

Cheryl + Sherry = BFF

Last chance workout. It was short because the gym was going to close. Atleast they had their Brita water filter. There was a lot of sweat. Not much cussing or weird activities… but lots of sweat. Sam was literally steaming. Icing on the cake, I’m a lion, Jillian is my prey, It’s an electric fence… So many metaphors.

There was a pretty extensive background on O’Neal and Sunshine. They seem like pretty great people. Although I wonder if he may be going home this week since they are spotlighting him.

Weigh In– I love Alison’s hair.

Blue Team
O’Neal – 5
Sunshine – 7
Michael – 9
Koli – 10
Daris – 9
Lance – 10
Great numbers for the blue team! Love seeing them do well!

Black Team
Andrea – 7
Ashley – 8
Cheryl – 5
Sherry – 5
Stephenie – 3
Sam – 4
Some good numbers but not great numbers.

Blue team won the weigh-in. I just love Sam and Koli’s relationship. They do cry a lot though. The black team is chatting a bit about their decision. My guess would be Stephanie. I think it would be RIDICULOUS to vote Sam off. Sherry has immunity. Ashley won’t go, Cheryl is bffs with Sherry. I think Andrea is still big enough to save her spot.

First two votes go to Cheryl, second to Stephanie, next to Sam, another to Cheryl. So Cheryl is out. Why exactly? I’m not sure why it wasn’t Stephanie. But whatever. Now I feel bad for Daris.

She started at 227 and now weighs 164. She’s quite the yeller now! She looks great and is so cute.

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  • 1. Kaitlynn  |  March 10, 2010 at 8:54 am

    My gym closes at 7! I wonder if I go to the same gym you used to go to?
    Is it just me or have these last couple episodes been kind of uneventful?

  • 2. Nora  |  March 10, 2010 at 10:04 am

    Have to confess, I had NO idea what you were talking about in this post for a minute and then I figured it out it was all about the Biggest Loser which is actually awesome because I can read your posts rather than have to watch the show🙂

    I had a gym that used to close at 6pm on Saturday & Sundays which you wouldn’t think is bad until you finally get moving on a Sunday night to go there and you can’t. I’m so thankful that 24 hour fitness is right around the corner!

  • 3. DebbieQ  |  March 10, 2010 at 10:23 am

    Thank goodness for your “roundup”. The cable went out with 30 minutes to go in the program and didn’t come back until 10 minutes after it was all done. I was going to have to resort to watching it on the internet later and that would have meant I might have to experience O’Neal’s rather odd almost meltdown.

    Whew! Saved by your excellent recap.

  • 4. Karen  |  March 10, 2010 at 10:31 am

    I was sad to see Cheryl go, I was starting to enjoy her and Sherry, they were cute and funny.

    Pul, leeese people, I get up every morning and work more than 8 hours a day and I am still able to accomplish many other things through out the day, what else do you have to do but workout and go to work, nothing, get over it.

    I did enjoy watching them work at the food bank, I even teared up a few times and seeing all that donated food did my heart good, I don’t care what people or politicians have to say, we are a great country and we give and give and give from the inside to the outside. I am proud of that.

    Yeah, Sam forgetting his lunch was a bit obvious, and didn’t Stephenie eat two lunches that day, may be she had enough calories to spare, but I thought is was odd that she ate again at Subway.

    I feel the same about O’Neal, I like him and think he is a sweet man, but c’mon, we get it she is his sunshine, ok, please move on. I am tired of hearing sunshine, sunshine, sunshine.

    I also thought that Stephenie would be the one to go.

    sunshine🙂

  • 5. Clare  |  March 10, 2010 at 11:42 am

    I go to 24 hour fitness to work out, and mine closes at 11pm on Thursday and Friday, and 7pm (I think, but maybe it is 8) on Saturday and Sunday. TWENTY FOUR HOUR FITNESS!!! I get so annoyed by it! I always end up wanting to work out at like 9pm on a Saturday or Sunday. Of course.

  • 6. Clare  |  March 10, 2010 at 11:43 am

    uh…I meant that to be 8pm pn Saturday or Sunday…not a sunglasses face!

  • 7. Heather  |  March 10, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    Did anyone else find this episode a little sexist? Examples:
    -Sam (or whichever cousin is on the team with all girls): “I have to be the leader for this team”–why is that exactly? And save me the little pep talk
    -When Bob was so impressed that Sunshine could tell two GUYS what to do on the treadmill—how crazy

    But I still love the show🙂

  • 8. Stephany  |  March 10, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    Weird, because my mom asked me who I thought should go and I said Cheryl…just because she’s tiny and doesn’t have much weight to go. Plus, I adore Sam for his sexiness and didn’t want my eye candy to leave! So I’m OK with her leaving.

    And UGHHH to the Subway product placement. I think I literally groaned out loud when this happened with Sam. So set up, so badly done. And why is Subway the only place to go for healthy food? I can go to other fast food places and make healthy choices!

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