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The Biggest Loser Special Edition: Engaged Couples II – Nick and Lael vs. Bruce and KimmiPage 2
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The prize is a wedding gift of video equipment, which Bruce really likes. Kimmi is determined not to do it, and so is Nick. Bruce agrees reluctantly. However, Lael jumps in and eats a 26-calorie piece of carrot cake and puts the plate into the circle. Bruce is wavering, and in a few seconds, matches her. Nick goes third, and except for Kimmi, they trade pig-outs until they eat over 400 calories per team.
Lael is enjoying her spring rolls a little too much, and as she savors one the time runs out and they lose. I count ten plates in the circle!
Kimmi is glad they won but concerned that Bruce consumed almost 500 calories. That’s one third of the day’s allotment! Good thing she didn’t see that after the game was over he was still chewing and swallowing!
Nick blames Lael for the loss, and is still grumpy back in the cottage. Lael thinks she’s satisfied her craving for sweets, but I don’t think so and neither does Nick.
It’s only six days until the weigh-in. Bruce wakes up in pain and is reluctant to work out. He and Kimmi call the gym “Jillian’s House of Pain.” On this day Jillian has to keep pushing Bruce to work out as he’s stalling and delaying as much as he can. Jillian says, “He was sick, he was dizzy, I’ve never seen anyone turn that shade of green before, ever.” Jillian is able to get Bruce working out again, but she might be right about his skin tone.
Meanwhile, Nick and Lael are also challenged by Bob’s workouts. However, they are extremely supportive of each other. I think Lael needs that a lot. These guys must be in love, because even in pain they can’t get those goofy grins to go away.
It’s time for another challenge. This one involves assembling six tiers of a huge wedding cake, with the tiers hidden about the rose garden. The prize is that for the first month back home, all meals will be prepared for them and delivered to their house. This is a great prize!
Caroline cryptically tells the men that they’ll have to get used to their wives being in charge and they must listen to their future wives. Yes, the men will be blindfolded.
Both teams start well and aren’t arguing. There’s the usual walking into bushes and Lael says “right… I mean, left” more than once, but it seems to be proceeding rather smoothly. Maybe next year they can also shoot at them with chocolate paintballs to increase the confusion? Things are pretty even until the Blue Team pulls ahead with the addition of the fourth layer. Everyone is smeared with some icing by now, especially the men. Neither woman can see over the cake to give directions any more, and it’s getting pretty heavy for them to carry.
The Blue Team gets their last layer and returns to the finish table. Lael thinks they are about to place the cake on the table but didn’t tell Nick, and they almost dump the whole shebang into the table! Luckily, they recover and they win. He rubs icing in her hair.
In a show of fortitude that Survivor: Guatemala’s Jamie Newton would have loved, the Red Team finishes the challenge anyway. They only lost by about ten steps. Nick figures he learned a lesson today, namely to be less controlling and to stop and listen to Lael. Yeah, that’s easy to say when you have icing on your ears…
Back in the gym, it’s the last workout before the weigh-in. Both teams are sweating and grunting appropriately. Bruce’s effort level has impressed Kimmi, and the Blue Team is trying hard to keep up.
Okay, they’ve toweled down and it’s weigh-in time. Remember, the prize is a honeymoon, and we learn the destination is Jamaica.
The Blue Team is up first. Lael leads off, and she’s quite happy that she has lost a very creditable 17 pounds! Nick follows that up with his own fine loss of 27 pounds. Both have lost a similar percentage of weight, and their combined percentage is 10.60%!
Caroline informs the Red Team they need to lose more than 51 pounds to win. First up is Bruce, who has lost 23 pounds of his own. That means that Lael must have lost more than 28 pounds to win. And her loss is… 14 pounds. She’s disappointed that they didn’t win the honeymoon but still happy to have lost all that weight.
Their percentage was 7.68%. Wow, the first team weighed finally won one! What tricky editors these guys are! It’s also a big win for a Bob-trained team. The difference is a fairly wide three percent. We’ll see if Red Team can overcome it.
It’s time for the teams to return home, so we need to replay a bunch of scenes accompanied by the series theme song. On to part two!
The second hour begins with another recap of what we just saw and preview of what we are already committing to watch. Why? Fast forwarding…
As usual, the living rooms of both teams have been changed into a gym. They also have new refrigerators stocked with the correct food, plus inspirational videos from their trainers. Both teams are very appreciative of the gifts, and inspired to win the big prize.
Only one week after returning home, Bruce and Kim meet their friends at a Chinese restaurant. Good for them, they are able to resist temptation and stick with the steamed veggies and chicken instead of the sticky rice.
You may remember that Lael and Nick are getting their food delivered in the first month. It adheres to their regimented calorie intake, which is about 1500 a day for Nick and 1200 a day for Lael. That snapper in Creole sauce at 410 calories sure seems good!
We next see several video diary entries. Bruce is concerned about driving himself hard enough, and Kimmi is challenged by comfort foods. I wish they’d asked me to go to Hawaii to tape for the Blue Team – alas, it did not happen. Lael reports they are not losing weight.
Back in California, Kimmi decides to visit her wedding dress. She doesn’t try it on yet, though. We can see that her jeans are falling off her, though.
One of Nick’s objectives was to run triathlons again, and to do so with Lael. He takes her to the park for some bike instruction. Apparently these are different than road bikes. There are a lot of giggles for both while she gets the hang of it.<--Previous 1 2 3 Next-->
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