By Ali Vincent, Special to BiggestLoserClub.com
YAY! YAY! YAY! We have all the colors back! I love it when the show goes back to singles. I know teams are important, but I sometimes think that the real reason we contestants all step foot on the ranch gets lost a bit in teams. And yes, Helen, you do look awesome in pink! Can you believe how big Mike's shirt looks? It is amazing and just think, they just put those colors back on and they have many more weeks on campus and in this journey.
I honestly can't imagine what the players must have been feeling having the opportunity to choose their trainer, just like that -- in the middle of the game. I know we all knew who Sione and Felipe were going to pick, but I honestly was not sure about the others except Tara.
Jill, Jill, Jill...
In the beginning it seemed everyone was going to choose Jill. But remember they were Jill's players already, and the order was based on the highest percentage of weight loss. This was really emotional and hard but also liberating. Choosing their own trainer means they have no one to blame but themselves.
It really hurt Bob when Mike decided by flipping a coin. Ron was right. It was an action of Mike's age. It shouldn't matter who trains you on campus but it does. It is different and separate, but there is a game part of the Biggest Loser. Everyone is losing weight but those with the highest percentage of weight loss were being trained by Jill and still are.
I can relate to how Laura was feeling, being on ranch is so scary, and you definitely feel as if some have closer connections than others to the trainers. You just have to focus on what matters and know that you will be going home to your real life. The Biggest Loser is 2.2 seconds of our lives in the big picture and whether or not you feel as if you are a favorite or not, Bob and Jill will do all that they can to get you to your goal.
Picking on Tara
Trainers are chosen, individual colors are on, now let's see what everyone thinks of you. It's these challenges that I hate the most. I think if immunity wasn't on the table, some of the contestants would have just kept their weight to themselves -- at least that is what I would hope. I don't care though what the situation, it hurts. It hurts your feelings when you feel picked on, and they were picking on Tara, plain and simple. I really like Tara and I have really enjoyed watching her grow over the past few weeks, I think that maybe something like this needed to happen to remind Tara that there is a bigger picture -- the rest of her life.
Pulling the car
What's 257 pounds when you are already pulling over 2 tons anyway, right Tara?! LOL you go girl!!!!!!!!!!!!! The steady one wins the prize. As a contestant, I was never the one to do anything particularly out of the ordinary, but I was the one who was consistent and steady. That is how you change your life. I am very proud of Tara and how she turned those feelings of hurt into strength in herself. I think everyone wanted to see Tara win this one.
Who was going to do it? Was this the week that a woman would lose 100 POUNDS on campus? You bet your sweet booty it was! CONGRATULATION KRISTIN!!!!!!