January 05, 2010 09:52 PM by Lisa Princ
America’s favorite weight loss competition is back as The Biggest Loser premieres a brand new season on NBC. This time it is couples, which consist of family members only. This season Jillian Michaels and Bob Harper will be dealing with the unhealthiest bunch to date as we have some of the heaviest contestants in the show’s history. How will these couples possibly make it through the challenges? Details are inside, so keep reading to find out more!
For their very first challenge on The Biggest Loser the contestants are informed that they must strip down and do their very first weigh in in their home town in front of their friends, family & neighbors. We have our heaviest contestant to date, weighing in at 526 lbs, as well as two brothers who weigh almost a half of ton combined, yikes! You can meet all the contestants by clicking here.
Immediately upon arriving at the ranch, Ali Sweeney greets the contestants and takes them into the gym where she lets them know what their very first challenge will be. The contestants must ride 26.2 miles on a bike with the team who comes in first gaining immunity at the weigh in and the two last place teams will be asked to leave the ranch. She proceeds to inform them that there will also be a medical staff available to them at all times.
As The Biggest Loser teams on NBC duke it out on their bikes, one of the contestants, Cherita started cramping in her stomach, claiming the pain was worse than childbirth. The medical staff much to her dismay removed her from the bike and her daughter, Victoria was left to compete for both of them. Victoria was unable to pull it off and wound up in the bottom two along with father/daughter team of Sunshine and Oneal.
But both teams were in for a surprise as Jillian and Bob jumped in front of their limos to let them know that with their help and within 30 days the two teams would compete against one another to see who could lose more weight. Whichever team had the greater weight loss after 30 days would be coming back to the ranch to join in the competition again.
During their intense workouts on The Biggest Loser, Jillian was having a blast as she riled up Cheryl, who she thought was simply a sweet mom. Cheryl decided to release all her energy on the equipment leaving Jillian and Bob with their jaws hanging open, it was quite the scene! After the contestants swapped their stories, most of which consisted of their inability to find love due to their weight problems it was back to business.
Now it was weigh in time on The Biggest Loser and this how our teams fared:
Green: Migdalia from 265 to 249 (-16) & Miggy from 240 to 227 (-13) for a total of 5.74% (they were immune)
Gray: Koli from 403 to 374 (-29) & Sam from 372 to 354 (-18) for a total of 6.06%
Orange: Cheryl from 227 to 213 (-14) & Daris from 346 to 317 (-29) for a total of 7.5%
Black: Andrea from 298 to 284 (-14) & Darrell from 413 to 383 (-30) for a total of 6.19%
Brown: James from 485 to 462 (-23) & John from 484 to 461 (-23) for a total of 4.75%
Red: Lance from 365 to 343 (-21) & Melissa from 233 to 214 (-19) for a total of 6.69%
Purple: Patti from 243 to 220 (-23) & Stephanie from 264 to 246 (-18) for a total of 8.09%
Pink: Ashley from 374 to 353 (-21) & Sherri from 218 to 201 (-17) for a total of 6.42%
White: Mike from 526 to 492 (-34) & Maria from 281 to 268 (-13) for a total of 5.82%
Mike was thrilled as he had the biggest lose in The Biggest Loser history, however John and James were now in the bottom and they all had to chose whom to send home. It was a tough decision, but in the end they chose to send James home, although since being sent home James has lost 100 lbs, way to go! This is exactly why we love this show, and I for one, cannot wait until next week!
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Photos courtesy of: NBC