April 27, 2010 07:43 PM by Lisa Princ
The contestants head to Texas tonight on a brand new episode of The Biggest Loser on NBC, to help inspire one of America’s heaviest states in terms of weight. But while they are busy inspiring others, they will get a taste of what life will be like after the ranch, on their own. Will their inspiring trip away from the ranch help them or hurt them though at this week’s weigh in? Keep reading for all the healthy details and a sad sendoff this week!
Ali Sweeney kicks off The Biggest Loser on NBC tonight by letting the contestants know that they will be heading to Texas this week to help get the people there inspired and moving, since Texas is one of America’s heaviest places….I mean, they do say everything is bigger in Texas, don’t they? The contestants will be rallying at local radio stations, completing a 5k with groups of people, and they will have their fitness challenge while there. They will not, however have their regular schedule and gym access with Jillian Michaels and Bob Harper, but no worries they would be joining them for their last chance workout.
The contestants of The Biggest Loser on NBC really inspired the people of Texas while completing their 5k with them. Daris completed his 5k in the fastest time he had ever done before, while ONeal really inspired one young woman who was determined to overcome her health issues which related to her obesity. Koli was out to prove he isn’t such a bad guy afterall, despite what Vicky thinks by going back after finishing to help a woman who was on his team complete her first ever 5k.
After their 5k on The Biggest Loser on NBC, the contestants had to compete in cow wrangling for their fitness challenge. Whoever managed to wrangle the most cows would win immunity. Koli, with the help of Sam who wanted to repay the favor from last week was tied in first with Daris and ONeal. Daris, had Michael helping him since Michael, Ashley & Daris bonded this week since they had no “teams”. Sunshine was desperately trying to help ONeal, but in the end, Koli had the most wrangled cows and wound up winning immunity this week.
You didn’t think you would miss out on Jillian Michaels and Bob Harper now did you? Bob Harper was at the local fitness center working with groups of people to help get them moving…one woman even wanted to take Bob home with her! On the other side of town, Jillian Michaels was busy inspiring hundreds of school kids who are trying to become healthy at the call of a former The Biggest Loser contestant. After their time away from the contestants, Jillian Michaels and Bob Harper came back with a vengeance giving the contestants one of their hardest exercise workouts ever!
Now it was weigh in time so let’s see how our contestants fared this week after their inspirational trip away from the ranch:
ONeal from 270 to 265 (-5)
Michael from 358 to 343 (-15)
Daris from 219 to 214 (-5)
Koli from 260 to 259 (-1) * had immunity this week
Sunshine from 191 to 187 (-4)
Sam from 246 to 240 (-6)
Ashley from 254 to 248 (-6)
Koli sure lucked out by having immunity this week on The Biggest Loser on NBC, because if he didn’t he would have been up for elimination. This also meant that our beloved father & daughter team were about to be split up since they both fell into the bottom. ONeal pleaded with the contestants to vote for him and not send Sunshine home as he felt he could do it at home. All the contestants respected his wishes as his name was revealed one by one at the elimination table. This was probably the saddest elimination to date, everyone at the table was in tears.
ONeal, while sad, was overjoyed upon returning home. He demonstrated how easily he could get his own shoes on now and how easily his wife could wrap her arms around him again, too sweet! To date, ONeal has lost nearly 140 lbs and continues his new healthy lifestyle and fitness routine! Can’t wait to see you at the finale ONeal!
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