I'm BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACK... and just in time, too!! Guess who came to the ranch this week?? I'll give you a hint... you know her VERY well. Give up? It was ME!! Yes, I made a guest appearance on last night's episode of The Biggest Loser and let me tell you it was awesome... but more on that later. Okay, let's break down what happened last night, shall we?
We started the episode with what I like to call "airing out the laundry." I can tell you from personal experience that those elimination situations can be extremely brutal. As much as everyone tries to do the right thing in the beginning, things start tearing at the seams as the game comes into play. It's different every season as to when that happens, but let me tell you, lines get drawn in the sand and alliances form. It's clear in the beginning of this episode that for Season 12 contestants the play button on the game had definitely been pushed. Everyone begins to sound off about the elimination of Jessica... especially Ramon. Watch out people... the dude is mad... and I totally understand - it broke my heart to see her go. We quickly transitioned to Alison telling the trainers about the weekly challenge. This week the trainers would have ALL the power... yes, that's right, the trainers! They picked only one person to weigh in for their team, and only that person's weight counted. Now this was definitely a Biggest Loser first!!!! I mean this could be a huge game changer!
To add more spice to this week's drama we had a cooking challenge! You all know how much I LOVE a cooking challenge... remember I won the cooking challenge in Season 11 with my partner Moses. Okay, the coolest part about this challenge was that the trainers got to participate with the contestants. The teams were presented with a pantry of ingredients, and they had to come up with a low-calorie, healthy entree worthy of going into the new Biggest Loser cookbook! The prize you ask? Well, it was a big one... a one-pound advantage on the scale, the winning recipe goes in the cookbook and a lunch with ME! The contestants didn't know it yet, but I was so excited about sitting down with the winning team... how fun is that?! Oh, how could I forget... in addition to me, we had the beautiful chef and author of many of The Biggest Loser cookbooks, chef Devin Alexander! Wooohooo! Let me tell you, before I knew it the three teams were cooking up a storm in the kitchen... the catch... of course, there's a catch... Devin and I couldn't watch the teams cook, so it was a blind tasting! After a short 30 minutes, the three dishes came out and we began my favorite part... the tasting! First, we tasted the London Broil... it was a little on the rare side... No actually, it was still wiggling on the plate! It was paired with some sweet potato mash and asparagus. Although the asparagus was just plain, the sweet potatoes were amazing! The second dish was chicken fajita cups. They were also very tasty and very creative, putting it in cabbage cups. The taste was there, but it wasn't very creative in my opinion. I mean, how many diet books have you seen some sort of fajita dish? Tons! Lastly, we had pork medallions with an Asian slaw and cranberry chutney. WOW, just typing that makes my mouth water! It was by far for me the clear winner... it was so yummy and beautiful to look at! I always tell people that you eat with your eyes first, and I think when we are all dieting we forget that. I think this dish proved that healthy food doesn't have to be boring! Love that!! The thing that tipped the scales... the pork dish was the lowest in calories!! What??? Winner. Done. Then it was the moment of truth... which team prepared the winning dish?? Alison announced that the Black Team prepared the pork medallions, so they were the winners!! Well, it was no surprise I was thrilled!! Black Team forever yo! :) It was so great to sit down for lunch with the Black Team and give them some love from their families and encouragement for the last portion of their time on the ranch. It was an amazing day! I can honestly say I really love all the contestants from this season... I'm so glad they are part of the BL family!
On to the weigh-in! I was on the edge of my seat waiting to see who each trainer picked. For the Red Team it was John. Bob chose Becky to represent the Black Team, and Anna put up Joe for Blue. I don't know about you, but I had John pegged to win this weigh-in hands down. So was it John who stood victorious?? NO! It was Becky! I was jumping up and down in my living room! I have to say it makes my little girl heart way too proud when the girls beat the boys. Not to mention that it was another win for team Hot Bob and his Black Team. I know people in the beginning just thought Bob was winning because he had strong contestants. Um, no. Now the game's switched up, and the man still dominates! I can tell you from first-hand experience that Bob Harper knows his stuff and is unbeatable. Period. Can you tell I love the guy?? I do... I owe him and Jillian my life. ;)
The Blue Team had the lowest percentage of weight loss, with Ramon as The Biggest Loser on his team, which meant Sunny and Joe were on the chopping block. In the end, Joe was sent packing. I'm telling you this is getting gooooooooood!!!
Okay, so tell me... which dish would you have picked? What contestant would you have chosen to weigh in for each team?? I wanna know!!! Tell me in the comments... let's chat!!
Until next week...
Health & Happiness,