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The following chart shows the results (including the initial weights). As the two-pound reward/penalty ends up having no impact, I’ve excluded them from my totals and percentages. Here are the results:
In a later cameo from Green team’s Jenni, she doesn’t understand why she worked so much harder than her dad and equally hard as most of the rest, yet had the smallest loss to show for it.
Pink Team’s Ali also recorded a message. She thinks her good numbers said to the others, “Huh – showed you!” Showed them what? She was the one who thought they couldn’t do well.
Whatever. When all the dust settles, Alison informs the Green (father/daughter) and Purple (girlfriends) teams that they will be facing elimination. Bob and Jillian are sent off, and they will not learn the results of the vote until tomorrow.
The teams meet to discuss the situation. The Purple Team (best friends Maggie and Jenn) say they want to stay, and so does the Green Team’s Jenni. However, her father Lynn all but gives permission for the others to send him packing, saying that as a duo, they can do it themselves at home.
In their room while packing their suitcases, Jenni expresses he frustration with his speech and his general attitude about being there. He reminds her who lost the least amount of weight, while he lost 19 pounds. Jenni is sure his commitment will disappear as soon as the plane lands at home. She’s also sure he will be dead in a couple of years.
It’s voting time. The Yellow Team votes first, for the Purple Team. However, the White, Blue, Orange, Brown, and Pink teams all vote for Green Team, and the father/daughter team is eliminated, five to one, with two undisclosed.
Lynn promises they will keep up with the program, and they depart with minimal fanfare.
It’s apparent Lynn didn’t buy into the program like Jenni did. In video, she hopes he doesn’t regret this decision in the future, and he assures her he will never change his opinion on that. Jenni says she still loves him.
In more current video, Jenni tells us it took her about two weeks to get herself calmed down and straightened out once she got home. Jenni explains that although his diet is better, Lynn isn’t going to the gym. Jenni is trying her best on her own and is using her friends as her support system.
Pictures taken six weeks later shows us that Lynn has lost thirty more pounds and Jenni, twenty. Good luck to you, folks!
My Opinion: In the first week there’s often no great reason to vote someone out, so Lynn sealed their fate by his speech just before the voting. I’m not sure that either team was a threat to win, so I’d have voted against the team trained by the other trainer than my own.
Sometime around weeks two or three, the weight-loss numbers often get very small. I hope Bob prepares his team for that!
Well, that’s it for week one – we’ll see how this all plays out. Join me here for a recap of all the action sprinkled with my own reactions and opinions. And let me know what you think about it all at the eAddress below!
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