Week 2 - the dreaded low percentage week - is here and I couldn't wait to see this one after last week's Red Team takeover. I know I might sound pro Red Team but let's get real, I am.
Ali starts off the show with a bang and tells the contestants that the person with the highest percentage on the winning team at the weigh-in will be able to give immunity to one player on the opposing team. That's a sweet deal! Potentially they can save their own partner.
How about some competition when Ali brought in two captains from each team to bid with poker chips for their team's weigh-in percentage with the chance of winning a five-pound advantage at the weigh-in. This was awesome! I love me some poker - it's all about the poker face. With a five-pound advantage at stake, Red Team went big and bet 3.8%. DUMB! I couldn't believe the Red Team was about to kill themselves. Don't they watch this show? It's Week 2! Weigh-in percentage is typically low. Black Team made a smart move and folded, leaving the Red Team to either hit that percentage or get crushed by giving the Black Team the five-pound advantage. Tension was high in the room, and the Red Team called out the Black Team for folding, saying, "They are soft." Wow, I love it. The Red Team was going to be in for it when Dolvett heard they had to lose 94 pounds as a team; he was NOT going to be happy. I knew that meant he was going to raise the bar this week. It pains me to say this but the Black Team was in the driver's seat. Bob should feel super lucky that the Red Team sucks at gambling.
In the gym, the Red Team seemed like they were taking over. I knew this was going to make Bob mad, and Bob was going to push that Black Team to death, knowing he didn't want to lose the weigh-in again. Dolvett put the writing on the wall, literally, and reminded everyone that the Red Team had 94 pounds to lose. I kind of agree with Bob that the Red Team was acting kind of cocky, but we would see what happens at the weigh-in.
Dr. H met up with Joe and Mike to let them know they're killing themselves with their severe cases of sleep apnea and are on the road to diabetes. I know how that feels.
The contestants got to meet up with the nutritionist and go shopping. In weight loss and making the healthy lifestyle change, nutrition is way more important than the exercise itself. Dolvett always preached that you get this way by being in the kitchen, not the gym. Nutrition is key.
Then it was challenge time and this one looked rad. You had to pull in puzzle pieces by pushing a wheel and figuring out a puzzle. Those dudes were going to be dizzy. Nancy sat out for the Red Team and was cheering like a crazy woman. I would have loved this challenge; my Red Team would have dominated ha, ha, ha. The challenge was awesome; it came so close at the end. The Black Team pulled off the win by one second.
Once again, it was Last-Chance Workout time, and Dolvett was bringing the pain because the Red Team made a 94-pound bet that was near impossible, especially in Week 2. By the way, I can't let this go any longer without saying that turtleneck Dolvett is wearing HAS GOT TO GO! I am about to call up that man and razz him! :)
There seemed to be a lot of tension in the gym, and I don't mean between the contestants. Bob was finally starting to realize that Dolvett is a stronger challenger than he perceived.
At the weigh-in - no surprise here - Red Team only put up 2.09%. Told ya, Black Team was about to take this one.
At the end, it came down to the wire. Chism came out big and pumped out an eight-pound loss, ensuring the victory for the Black Team and sending the Red Team to elimination. But not before Chris was able to save Santa, since she was the Biggest Loser for the Black Team. I'm okay with that because I don't want to go on the naughty list going against Santa! Mike went home at elimination. I'm kinda siding with the rest of the Red Team. He wasn't ready to be there yet, but I wish him all the best. You got this Mike!
Cool, once again I'm out, but I will be back next week.
Peace, health and aloha,
AND by the way, Jess says hi!