Thursday, October 24, 2013

Biggest Loser: Season 15 - Episode 2

Welcome to Week 2 on the Biggest Loser Ranch.

First, let me just say that normally I would be upset about the change to a 1 hour format, but I take so many notes I am relishing this extra time. lol. But, I still want more Dolvett and Bob!

This week started with Jillian talking with Craig. If you will remember, she Saved him last week.  They talk about the second child that he is expecting with this wife.  Craig tells her that he's scared. His dad passed away when he was 32 years old. He had an enlarged heart. Craig is 30 right now.

When he was 10 years old he walked in on his dad collapsing. He thought he was playing and has lived with the guilt ever since.  Jillian asked him what would happen if he let go? "Then I push him away."  She tells him that is not how to honor his father.  He won't lose him when he loses the weight.  He needs to choose between a dead man and his kids.  To which he replies " I want to define myself by what kind of father I am."

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It's time for a visit with Dr. H. Ruben and Dolvett go to see him. We learn that in 2004 Ruben was in the hospital with a heart problem. Dr. H. talks to him about diabetes. They did 3 tests on him: Insulin, sugar, and a sugar test in his sleep. The results were high for all of them. He has Type 2 diabetes.

Ruben is afraid. He has seen lives cut short because of diabetes. He has worked since he was 11 years old to be a singer and doesn't want his story to be one of defeat.

Dr. H. tells him that the good news is that with diet and exercise it is reversible.

As they are leaving, Dolvett says "Let's go get healthy!". I heart Dolvett.

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Bob brings up the big white elephant in the room: The Week 2 Curse.  When you lose that much weight in one week your body tries to balance out.

The Blue team is full of big strong peeps. Bob declares that Chelsea, our Southern Belle (I added that part), has taken the lead.

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Observation: If one of the trainers uses a Save on you, then you get that on your sleeve.

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We get to spend a little time with Fernanda on the White team. She wants a second chance to save her relationships with her husband and children. She is afraid to be intimate with the man she loves and can't play with her children. She wants to be the wife and mother they deserve.

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Dolvett sits and talks with Jennifer. He is a little concerned. She had the lowest number last week. He thinks he is seeing a struggling Jennifer.

Dolvett asks her about her daughter.  She is young and 70lbs overweight. Jennifer is furious with herself. "She has learned from me." And then Jennifer gave up on herself. She felt like a failure.  Dolvett tells her that hear daughter feels her energy. "I chose you. Now you choose yourself."

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Challenge Time!  I see dice and buckets of water.

Allison tells them that this week only 1 person's weight will count for the entire team, but they won't know who until the weigh-in.  There will be a roll of the dice.

The team that wins the challenge will have two dice to roll.

The challenge is that each team will be tied together. They will have to walk over a hill and roll the dice. Whatever number they roll is the number of buckets they can carry back over the hill to pour in a glass box.  Whichever team fills it to the line first wins.

Sidebar with Matt - He postponed his wedding to come to the Ranch to give them a second chance.

Tanya says that there were times when she found herself yelling at David to get over the hill (in a motivational way). It was easy for her because her ex-husband's name is David.

The poor white team has the worst look with the dice. They keep getting ones and twos.

The Red and Blue team are neck and neck. Early on the Red team dropped half of a bucket. At they are each about a bucket away from the line. The Blue team rolls a 5. The Red rolls a 1. They are booking it, but don't make it in time.

Blue team wins! Bob will get to choose from the two dice.

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Hap's wife was 8 1/2 months pregnant when he left for the Ranch. Two days ago she went into labor. He gets to call her on facetime and meet his son, Ripkin, for the first time. His two little girls are adorable. He knows how hard it is for them for him to be away, but he is there for them.

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Lindsay update! HOLLA!

This season we will get updates on Sunny, Biingo, and Lindsay.

Before the Biggest Loser, Lindsay was a couch potato and had pre-diabetes. Today she is running and hiking. Not only has she changed her lifestyle, but she has changed the lifestyle of her family too. Her brother weighed 342lbs and now weighs 275lbs.

Kids ask her all of the time how to make changes. She tells them to eat more vegetables, cut their portions, and get in 60 minutes of exercise a day. She's so wise!

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Last Chance workout!

Bob: "I hate the roll of the dice. I can't prepare for it."

Bob says that Hap walks in a different man. He is now a father of 3. During the workout he tells Hap that he is a Champion.  Hap responds "I can't do anything about the past. I can only change the now and future."

The White team goes out for a 1 mile run/walk. Hap wins by a landslide.   He hopes his face is on the dice.

Jillian is hoping that she rolls Craig or Tumi's faces. She is worried that it would be Jay's. He had the biggest number last week. How does Jillian feel about the dice? "I don't do well in Vegas."

Rachel hopes it is her face for the Red team. She wants to prove to herself that she can be accountable.

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Weigh In!

Time to roll the dice!

Red rolls on Tanya.

White rolls on Fernanda.

Blue rolls on Chelsea and Hap (Bob smiles).

Blue is up first.
     Chelsea started at 229 lbs and now weighs 223 lbs for a total of 6 lbs.
     Holley started at 335 lbs and now weighs 325 lbs for a total of 10 lbs.
     Matt started at 333 lbs and now weighs 325 lbs for a total of 8 lbs. 
     Bobby started at 338 lbs and now weighs 328 lbs for a total of 10 lbs.
     Hap started at 386 lbs and now weighs 373 lbs for a total of 13 lbs. 
        Hap says that he wanted to prove to himself that he could carry his team not be carried.
     3.37%

White is up next.
     Craig started at 372 lbs and now weighs 361 lbs for a total of 11 lbs.
     Marie started at 240 lbs and now weighs 235 lbs for a total of 5 lbs. 
     Tumi started at 305 lbs and now weighs 297 lbs for a total of 8 lbs. *She's in the 200's!*
     Jay started at 274 lbs and now weighs 263 lbs for a total of 11 lbs. 
  Fernanda needs to lose more than 8 lbs.
     Fernanda started at 238 lbs and now weighs 236 lbs for a total of 2 lbs.
     0.84%
   Jillian's reaction: "Classic Week 2"

The Red team is last.
    Jennifer started at 255 lbs and now weighs 246 lbs for a total of 9 lbs.
    Ruben started at 441 lbs and now weighs 431 lbs for a total of 10 lbs.
    Rachel started at 239 lbs and now weighs 231 lbs for a total of 8 lbs.
    David started at 371 lbs and now weighs 360 lbs for a total of 11 lbs.
  Tanya needs to lose more than 2 lbs
   Tanya started at 246 lbs and now weighs 242 lbs for a total of 4 lbs.
    1.63%

*Please note that I was completely distracted throughout the weigh in...Dolvett was wearing a tight button-down white shirt...minus a few buttons...purrrrr

There is no yellow line. It's a red line. Fernanda is going home. Jillian is heartbroken. Fernanda says that she has never worked so hard on herself. Her journey is not over.

We will see how she is doing today at the beginning of next week's episode.

****Please note****

If you feel like you are alone on your journey and you just need some encouragement I am here for you! Shoot me an email and I will do my best to check in on you or give you the words of support you need several times a week. The journey is so much easier if you have support.

jhendersonfit@gmail.com

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