Correct me if I am wrong but isn't The Biggest Loser supposes to show people sweating, grunting, screaming and working out like crazy? I watched an entire episode of the show and I think I saw about 10 minutes of Kim trying to jump on a jump block and Jeremy running like a nut on the treadmill and that was it. What I did get to see was Emily complaining the entire episode about her insecurities. I wish Jess or I were around the ranch to talk to her. She's an awesome athlete but she's allowing herself to fall because of her fears. It's Week 11, and she has got to work on those fears and move on! Those fears belong with the old Emily, and she needs to start working on who she is now. Get in the gym, run like Dolvett is hovering over you, pop the hang cleans to impress Bob in his high socks and walk around the ranch like you own it. Stop worrying about who is going to try to beat you and BEAT THEM!
Now what I did like in this episode was the awesome challenge. Everyone began in a circle back to back attached to a ring in an ice skating rink. To win you had to be strong enough to pull everyone in your direction just enough to allow you to grab a rope and reel yourself in to hit your button. What was cool was that everyone won in this challenge - it was a white elephant grab bag! What makes a white elephant fun is when people steal and trade gifts, and sometimes it's to your benefit. Trust me on this one; you typically want to trade! I learned this at Jess' family Christmas grab bag - I got stuck with the coffee table books! By the way, thanks Mrs. Limpert, they are great! (...smile...). My dawg Buddy came in last place due to his stress fracture but ended up with a sweet Biggest Loser hat - do it in style, man! The cool gifts were a phone for a day, a one-pound advantage, double elimination vote, and shopping with a celebrity for a day with a friend. The winner of the challenge surprised me, my dude Jeremy, a stand-up guy. He traded with Conda (and her sweet goldfish) and gave her his gift, shopping with a celeb. Awww... family love.
Jess was ready to take out Conda when we found out that Jessica Simpson is the celebrity she gets to go shopping with! I'm not going to lie, I had "The Dukes of Hazzard" poster of Jessica in my dorm room. Even pregnant Jessica is one fine looking woman, but then again I know my Jessica can kick anyone's butt AND she's even more beautiful. Conda chose to take Kim with her for a single mamma bonding day, and both of those girls were looking slim - keep it up ladies!
Weigh-in time - forgot to mention earlier the groups moved to singles, finally the yellow line! Who was going to fall? Will it be Buddy due to his stress fracture? Chris who thinks the world is out to get her? Emily and her battle with insecurity? Once again, the yellow line won, and it brought Kimmy and Emily below it. Because Emily had been scheming with her pals Kim and Cassandra in the past few weeks, she created a target on her back. Sadly it was Emily's time to go - with her bags packed, let's see what kind of threat she'll be at the season finale come May! Yes, Jess and I will be there at the finale to see this cast and their new bodies. Can't wait!
Peace, Health and Aloha,
Ramon and his English teacher Jess xoxo