Last night on The Biggest Loser we watched as the show turned into a game.
I know it's always been a game, but each season there is a turning point where people start getting nasty. Last night in an effort to sabotage members of the Black Team, Neil purposefully gained 17 pounds [gasp] by guzzling water before the weigh in. I always get a little angry when the show hits this turning point because as far as I am concerned this show is about health, and gaining 17 pounds in one week is not healthy. I wish they didn't allow foul play on BL, but I guess like any game where a cash jackpot is involved, it's bound to happen.
Kim continues to prove that she's not going to be up for any best trainer of the year awards—her attitude has been far from motivating. Not only did it get ugly with Kim again, but overall tension increased when Jez was voted off. Jez was losing a great deal of weight, but he also had a great outlook on the show, weight loss, and life in general so it's hard to see him go. iVillage caught up with him after the show, so check out his parting words. Also check out what last week's cast-off, Phil, is up to on Sunny's Shape Up Blog.
I will say that something to be learned from the week's show is to just keep your eye on the ball. While The Biggest Loser is a game, life is not. Do your best in being healthy and you'll get there — now is the time to be thankful of your supporters and be happy that you don't have any conniving folks looking to sabotage your goals.
While the great little tips and tidbits were lacking again this week, Kim provided us with a workout tip so to find out what it is, just
"Whether you're sitting at your office chair, on your couch or on an ab ball, you can get a quick calf workout by simply leaning forward, putting a little bit of weight on your toes and lifting your heel."