Loser 9.15: Cue “Everything Is Bigger In Texas” Puns

April 28, 2010 at 8:20 am 13 comments

The Loser contestants are going to Texas… home of 5 of the 10 fattest cities in America. Awesome. Alison is wearing another red jacket, which means I’ll get another 60 million hits this week from people googling the jacket to figure out where it’s from. I really think NBC needs to start giving me this info so people can get some answers when they come here!

A bunch of clips of the contestants doing radio segments. Not too interesting. Maybe because I don’t want them to keep talking about fat Texas. I love me some Texas and I want you all to know that there is a lot more to this state than fat people. Like… we have good food. Oh wait…

Walgreens commercial. REALLY???

Radio listeners get to win a chance to run with the contestants. I remember when this was going on. I texted my SIL to try to go win. She was busy that morning, sadly. I’m seeing that the majority of the people who have won tickets are not obese. They are all teamed up with a contestant and they are wearing their colors. Daris told his team that he’s going to finish the race and then come back and finish it with them. Mike is taking a different approach. He said she isn’t going to leave anyone behind, he’s spent his whole life being left behind. Normally I’d say that he was being lazy, but I think that’s old Mike, not new Mike. I think new Mike is all about inspiring people.

I’m loving that guy in the yellow shirt. He’s lost 65 pounds in 9 months on his own… all because Mike from last season inspired him. Love Mike!

O’Neal cried with a girl. No surprise. O’Neal does that a lot.

I’m kind of bored with this. Anyone else? Seriously. I have nothing to report except “mobs of people are either running or walking. Some have never run before. Some cry. Some hug. All are excited and have Texas on their shirt. The end.”

I did love seeing that last lady finish. I don’t care who you are, you’ve gotta be proud of finishing a 5K. ESPECIALLY if you haven’t even jogged in decades. “I can’t even walk through Walmart, I have to take a cart. And I just walked a 5K!” Hopefully this means there’s one less slow-moving cart in the aisles of Walmart.

Inspiring, yes. Blog worthy. not so much.

Bob shows up at 24 Hour Fitness to train random people. (Just a thought, if you want to make Texas lose weight, grab the people from McDonald’s, not the gym. Yes?) He also teaches a spin class and then hosts a Q&A where he tells people to get the Biggest Loser app on their Verizon phone.

Mike, Ashley, and Daris are tres amigos. They’re buds. They decide to do stairs together to get a workout in. They are staying at the W Hotel but don’t have a gym? Not likely.

Challenge time. Of course they are wearing cowboy hats because they are in Texas. We always wear cowboy hats here in Texas. I immediately received a text from my SIL that said, “Oh hell no!” I laughed. Alison talks about how tough Texans are (thank you) and how we having a saying that sometimes you have to just grab the bull by the horns (yes, we do have that saying). This challenge involves grabbing the bull by the horns. “Ohhh hell no,” says Mike. We agree Mike. Actually no bulls, just calves. The contestant with the most calves in their pin wins immunity this week. Awesome. I LOVE calf scrambles. They make people look so awkward!

Here we go. Oh lookie there, it’s not quite so easy. I forsee a lot of dirt in the teeth. Hey Mike, calves aren’t puppies…  you can’t lure them with high voices. O’Neal is seriously taking nose dives into the ground. Not so smart, my friend. Sam is putting calves into Koli’s pin since Koli helped Sam last week. That’s nice. Mike decides to help Daris since they are BFF and he’s hoping it’ll keep him safe. I am totally pulling for Daris!

Comes down to the last few seconds, Koli won.

YAY ABBY! Jillian went to some high school to chat with some kids and visit Abby. Abby is wearing a super cute necklace. And there is some major feedback on Jillian’s mic. My heart is breaking for this overweight girl. I want to hug her and tell her that teenagers are jerks. I hope she changes her life. Life is too short to be unhappy.

The yellow team left for O’Neal’s brother’s funeral so they weren’t around for the last chance workout. Doing sprints on a treadmill makes me nervous. Not that I’ve actually ever done it or anything…. I just mean that watching them do it makes me nervous. The workout was otherwise uneventful. Mike has a minor freakout in which he told Bob to leave him alone. Bob cussed at him and said he’ll never leave him alone and to never say that to him again. Never really seen Bob get mad before.

Weigh In. OUTSIDE in downtown Dallas. Keep in mind that this was filmed months ago so it was 34 degrees. Really Loser? Is it necessary to make these people stand outside just so you can have a nice camera shot? Cruel. They are hardly wearing any clothes!

Koli: 1
Sam: 6 – 2.44%
Sunshine: 4 – 2.09%
O’Neal: 5 – 1.85%
Mike: 15 – 4.19% WHOOO HOOO! Amazing! (Really hoping next week is makeover week, his hair needs some help!)
Daris: 5 – 2.28% Have I mentioned how much I love him?
Ashley: 6 – 2.36%

Oh no… the end of the world is upon us. Sunshine and O’Neal are both below the yellow line. Sunshine is crying like someone has told her that one of them has to die. SETTLE DOWN LADY. And now Alison is going to leave them here in the cold to chat about it for an hour. Does nobody give these people Kleenex? They are cold and crying. SNOT CITY.

Stephen and I are discussing how cohesive this group is. There’s no petty game play. These people care about each other and care about their well-being. We like that.

So now O’Neal is gone. I like him but I’m not torn up about it. I’m hoping this means we’ll have less sappy father/daughter tears. He went from 389 to 250. He’s continued to lose weight at home and can put on his own shoes. All of these before/after comparisons are amazing. He’s lost a ton of weight!!

Next week: MAKEOVER WEEK!!!!!!!!!!!! Tha best week EVER. I can’t wait!

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  • 1. mrssjohnson  |  April 28, 2010 at 8:37 am

    I was also kind of offended at all “the people of Texas need help” comments. Everything is bigger in Texas because we are like the second largest state population wise- of course our percentages are higher! But, we do love our food here, so it doesn’t help. But man- to single us out like that is just wrong.

    A few weeks back when Sunshine had her “I’m my own woman” moment- it was all good because she still had daddy there- but now we’ll see what she’s really made of! I’m still rooting for her!

  • 2. Kaitlynn  |  April 28, 2010 at 8:41 am

    My favorite line was Ashley’s comment about longhorns… “Friggin’ death horns.” haha
    Oneal looks amazing now!!! And YAYYYYYYYYYY for makeover week!

  • 3. Karen  |  April 28, 2010 at 8:59 am

    MAKE OVER WEEK, I am excited.

    So, white, pink and orange are just now realizing that gray and yellow have an alliance, ok then.

    I am happy for O’Neal and his accomplishments, but I am not sad to see him go. I am just done with the Sunshine and O’Neal thing.

  • 4. Southern Gal  |  April 28, 2010 at 9:27 am

    Yes!! Makeover week finally!! Those fros have got to go.

    And watching O’Neal have his wife put his shoes on for him reminded me of being nine months pregnant and not being able to bend over because of my huge baby belly (second and third pregnancies especially). My hubby helped me with my shoes, too. Sweet.

  • 5. Lauren From Texas  |  April 28, 2010 at 9:39 am

    I was getting SO DEFENSIVE over my Texas. Not everyone is fat! And I hated how Ali said “Soon 75% of the people in Texas will be overweight or obese”… then later the stat was “in 35 years.” 35 years DOES NOT EQUAL “soon,” people. Nuts.

    Great recap friend. SO EXCITED FOR MAKEOVER WEEK!

  • 6. exgf2009  |  April 28, 2010 at 9:41 am

    Makeover week… FINALLY!!! Sheesh… I’m tired of Mike flip flopping between slicked back Italian greaser hair and afro-man puff.

    I.heart.Daris too … Man I love him 🙂

    Sad to see O’Neal go – but I’m done with the father/daughter tears and Sunshine’s whiny voice anytime her Dad does something she doesn’t like…. I agree with mrssjohnson above… now let’s see what she’s made of without Daddy there.

    Glad that this group is focused on actually getting healthy rather than game play… does anyone remember Vicki from a few seasons ago – she was a HOT mess!

    Also – excited for the finally and to see Shea.. I wonder how she looks now.

  • 7. Katherine  |  April 28, 2010 at 10:16 am

    I agree that it will be interesting to see how Sunshine does now that she is on her own. Also, now the gray/yellow alliance won’t have more votes than the Mike/Daris/Ashley group.

    My husband (who mainly watches just because I do) is even ready for makeover week – what’s up with the crazy hair this season?

    Anyone think the 1 pound for Koli was gameplay? Or maybe just because of the 10lb loss last week?

  • 8. thedailychelle  |  April 28, 2010 at 11:25 am

    I thought the same thing about making them stand outside in the freezing cold and weigh in almost naked! Although they did look cute standing there in their coats and color coordinated hats 🙂 I would have thought they were in Alaska or something if it wasn’t Texas week. Who owns/wears big puff coats in Texas?!

  • 9. mom (Nana)  |  April 28, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    I am sooooo proud of O’Neal and what he not only accomplished on the show, but how hard he is working off the show. What a strong man! And yes, Sunshine (Sunny?) kicks butt everytime she does anything so yea for her tenacity…but I am glad they are split up now. I was getting a bit tired of the dramatics…..

    We too commented on how nice this season is because there isn’t the back stabbing/mean spirited people that has often been the case. (Minus Melissa)

    BRING ON makeover week!!! Hallelujah!!!!

    P.S. I am NOT happy about how they portrayed TEXAS but I will not go there…….

  • 10. DebbieQ  |  April 28, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    OK, so I have to confess that I only watched the last 25 minutes, just in time to see both Sunshine and O’Neal fall below the yellow line. I was watching the Cavs beat the Bulls. I like O’Neal, I will miss him now that he is gone. But hopefully that means that Sunshine won’t be crying so much. Oh the tears.

    I have to agree that they are all a cohesive team that seems to care about each other. Sort of nice. I don’t love the whole back stabbing aspect.

    Bring on next week!!

  • 11. Lyndsey  |  April 28, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    Dear Chelsea,
    I am sure you have just blocked this out. But you dont remember Bob’s FREAK OUT on Joleen or whatever the heck her name was??? It was very intense and make me VERY uncomfortable.

  • 12. John  |  April 28, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    You got an award!! Check out fatherhoody.blogspot.com !

  • 13. Heather (SIL)  |  April 28, 2010 at 7:05 pm

    Oh makeover week—how I have waited for your arrival. Thank GOD Michael and Daris made it.

    I agree—ready for less of the dramatics from Sunshine. Sometimes I think she’s more like 15 or 16 instead of 24.

    O’neal looked awesome!

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