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The Biggest Loser, Episode 7: Am I Blue?Page 2
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Lisa’s very upset over a crack that Ryan made while Caroline was reading the numbers. When he found out he was not in danger of elimination, he jokingly said, “At least I don’t have to worry about being voted off.” Of course, she turns on the water works but Ryan assures her that they will still work together as a team. Whaaa whaaaa. He manages to calm her down, but you have to wonder how long he’ll be able to put up with her.
Despite the fact that they are essentially on their own, the teams remain intact, and continue to work with their respective trainers and encourage one another. Ryan says he doesn’t want to mess up a good thing.
The first individual challenge is going to take place at night. They march into the gym, where six stationary bikes await. Andrea is happy because she is into “spinning.” The challenge will be to put in as many miles as possible. They have until midnight, which is four hours. Four hours on a bike! But the prize is worth it. The winner will be awarded a shopping spree for a whole new wardrobe. Better yet, whoever racks up the most mileage gets immunity.
They get on the bikes and begin to peddle. This is going to be a killer. Caroline leaves them with a chirpy, “See you at midnight.” They each seem to have a strategy. Lisa intends to keep a steady pace, while Gary is going to do intervals. Andrea is pushing it hard and steady, while Maurice is playing is cool, slow, and steady. He may have something there. Gary, Andrea, and Lisa are pretty close. They are working this one hard, knowing that a lot is at stake. Since she is under the yellow line, Lisa wants it badly, and is really working hard. Their legs are going to feel like rubber when this is all over!
At midnight, Caroline returns, and it’s time to find out the winner. Maurice has done 36.8 miles. Pretty good for someone who had never been on a stationary bike before. Kelly did 54.4 miles, Ryan 62.6, and Andrea 68 miles. And, while Lisa gave it her all and peddled 69.7 miles, Gary beat her (and everyone else) with 79. All right Gary! Of course, he is overjoyed. What a great smile. Caroline tells him that two stylists will join him for his shopping trip, and the group disperses for the night.
In the morning, Gary is still feeling pretty pleased with himself (and walking fairly well too, I might add). He gets a little bit carried away with his enthusiasm, much to the chagrin of the others who are certainly jealous and sore! He leaves the house and is surprised to find his two kids outside the door. They are the “stylists!” The kids rush up to greet him, and he is overwhelmed with emotion. They hug and cry, and it is a truly lovely moment. The kids are impressed that they can get their arms around their dad.
A Hummer limousine arrives, and takes Gary and his kids shopping. He is having a ball and excited about fitting into size 34 pants and a small shirt. He buys some great shirts, and a huge selection of jeans. But the biggest surprise awaits him back at the ranch. Gary’s wife is standing on the steps, and when she sees him, she cries out, “Oh my God.” She is completely blown away by how great he looks. They hug and cry too. I am beginning to tear up myself.
Mrs. Gary (we never learn her name) is even more thrilled when she finds out that his asthma is gone. She tells us that she worried about him for years, and she is so happy for him. Before she leaves, they kiss and hug some more. This was the best reward of all.
Okay, it’s time to get back to the action. Everyone is concerned about the weigh-in, knowing that anyone, except Gary, can be sent home. They have all worked really hard to get to this point in the game, and it is going to be very hard to see anyone go home.
The group gathers for the first individual weigh-in. Caroline reminds them how important it is to stay above the yellow line. Since Gary has immunity, he can’t be eliminated, but he weighs in anyway. He has only lost three pounds, bringing his percentage to 19.4. Now for Kelly. She’s down three pounds as well, bringing her to 19.8 percent. She’s in first place. Maurice is next, and has also lost three pounds. This increases his percentage to 11.5. Ryan smiles as he steps to the scale. He has lost nine pounds, and his new percentage is 23.3. This should be enough to keep him in first place.
Andrea is very nervous as she takes the scale. She’s down two pounds, bringing her to 18.1 percent. She’s in fourth place. Caroline reminds them of their standing. Mo is already below the yellow line. It all depends on Lisa. She steps up to the scale. She has lost five pounds, and of course, she cries. Her percentage… 19.1 percent. This puts her in fourth place, bumping Andrea below the yellow line, along with Maurice. Even though there are no more teams, two members of Team Blue lose again. I don’t want to see either one of them go home.<--Previous 1 2 3 Next-->
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