Things are starting to come down to the wire on the Biggest Loser and people’s attitudes are beginning to change while the allow the greed of the end prize get to them. Last night’s episode was full of ups and downs and I’m really not sure if I am happy with the results.
The biggest part about last night’s show was one of the biggest temptation challenges ever. Approximately 100 covered trays were spread out across the gym. Under the covers, contestants would find high calorie treats, (such as cupcakes, pretzles, pop, chips, etc.), or a pack of Extra sugar-free gum along with a sum of money. There was however ONE single tray that held a golden ticket that stood for sole power of the game this week. The one who obtained that ticket was given the sole vote at the elimination (providing they themselves did not fall under the yellow line).
I was very surprised as to how the contestants handled the challenge with ALL of them picking trays and eating the high calorie food while on the hunt for that golden ticket. Everyone’s true purpose in this game was definitely shown. It seemed as though it wasn’t about losing weight at that moment, but all about winning the money. Tara surprised me the most because I am rooting for her and she really seemed to have her priorities straight – however, she ate over 4000 calories during that temptation!!! Laura ended up winning the ticket in the end, showing that she was pretty happy with herself. I don’t know.. there’s something about Laura that irks me. She lucked out and actually lost 8lbs this week, but she still doesn’t seem to be progressing as much as everyone else weight wise. She’s the one who probably stands out most in regards to the fact that it’s more about the money to her than losing the weight.
In the end, Helen and Sione were the two who ended up below the yellow line and Laura ended up sending Sione home. I was kind of upset with that vote at first simply because Helen looks fantastic and has lost an enormous amount of weight. She has also shown that she is able to continue her lifestyle on campus at home. Sione on the other hand, still looked like he needed to be there, to drop more weight. The vote did however end up working for him in the long run! I was shocked when they showed the footage of him now. I know you’re not reading this, but kudos to you Sione! You looked fantastic last night! I wish you the best of luck on your path to becoming a trainer.