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Biggest Loser Recap: Patty and Her Smile Leave The Campus

Another great episode on "The Biggest Loser" last night - once again I was brought to tears.

From the Red Team getting immunity from the weigh-in by winning the challenge to Jillian really showing the Black Team her heart, the episode was jam packed. I am loving that the trainers are more involved this season because it makes them a little more accountable. In the end Patty, quite possibly the most smiley contestant ever on BL, got the boot from Bob's Blue team. I was proud of her however as she looked great in her check-up at the end of the show. Check out her parting words at iVillage.com. While we're at it, check out Sunny's interview with Jerry, who got kicked off last week, at Sunny's Shape Up Blog.

Here's what I learned from "The Biggest Loser" this week:

  • American's consume over half a billion cupcakes each year, which is about 90 billion calories per year.
  • Food should never be a reward, so think of something else to reward yourself with. Perhaps a hot new pair of high heels instead.
  • It's impossible to win something if you don't even attempt it in the first place.
  • Get someone to push you to go beyond your comfort zone and encourage you to succeed - this could be a trainer, a best friend, a sister or a coworker.
  • One spin class can burn around 700-1000 calories, so get spinning. To find a free spin class near you, click here.
  • Get something tangible to remind yourself of your goals. On BL they use goal shirts, which are cute logo t-shirts, but maybe you're more inspired by something a little prettier like a bracelet.

I also loved Jillian's trainer tip. To find out what it was, just

"Try bringing a resistance band to the office. You can do all sorts of stuff with it like bicep curls and shoulder presses - you can even do bent over dumbbell rows. It's a great way to get a workout in your work day."

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dirtbikemommie dirtbikemommie 8 years
i love this show and watch it, but they do lose a lot of weight in somewhat of a short amount of time. and all throughout the show, i always wonder if these people will be able to keep up this type of workout intensity and "clean" eating once they get out in the real world. it's totally realistic that these people may gain some of the weight back, but if they keep up a decent workout schedule and eating plan they will be able to keep alot of it off. i was disappointed to see that matt and susie from a couple of seasons ago have gained almost all their weight back. i saw them in an interview and they said it was like starting all over again. i cant imagine coming so far and then going all the way back to the beginning. i know susie just had a baby, but being pregnant is no excuse to gain a whole bunch of weight, so that cant be an excuse.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
If Bob Cries....I Cry. I was wondering, because these guys are losing so much so quickly, does the BL people help with the surgery to remove the flappy skin? because some of these guys.....are going to need it.
annahlee annahlee 8 years
i love this show so much, but i can't stand that nearly every contestant cried every single episode. it just seems too manufactured.
onlybrowncarbs onlybrowncarbs 8 years
I find it hard to believe that Spinning burns THAT much - maybe if you are overweight, like the people on the show, but if you are closer to average weight, I've heard that the numbers are more like 300-500. Notwithstanding that information, Spinning is an excellent workout. juju, Spinning isn't usually too hard for beginners, depending on the instructor. It's about working hard, but working hard at a pace that feels hard to you. You can adjust your resistance on the bike to a level that works for you. Also, most instructors are more than happy to show you how to adjust your bike and get set up if you come a few minutes before class and ask for help. It's really important to do that because a bike that isn't properly adjusted can make for an uncomfortable class, or worse, a strain or injury. It takes a few classes or so to start figuring out all of the terminology, so ask the instructor about that too when you go, but you can also follow along pretty easily. Also, I would definitely recommend wearing either padded shorts or getting a padded bike seat to put on the bike (usually you can buy one at a sporting goods store for $10-15) - otherwise, your butt will regret it! Definitely bring a towel and a water bottle, as you will sweat a lot - I think a lot of places require you to bring one. Some of the more hardcore Spinners invest in cycling shoes (around $100) and they swear by them, but personally I wouldn't recommend getting those unless you really think this is something you could do consistently to be worth your money. I don't do Spinning enough and I do fine just wearing my regular workout tennis shoes. Hope that helps!
juju4 juju4 8 years
I've never taken a spinning class, but there was one this saturday that I was looking at. Honestly, I'm kind of intimidated. Is it hard to break into for a beginner? (I've been doing lots of machines and want to try more classes.)
brookrene brookrene 8 years
i love this show...though i agree StefaPie, the editing to add drama is a bit obnoxious especially when they're cutting to commercials all the time. and by the way....Way to kiddyInd!
Fitness Fitness 8 years
Bealotus, here is how they won immunity: The teams had retrieve their team flag in a certain amount of time. Each team had to give a time they thought it would take the other team to retrieve the flag, or they could choose to retrieve their own flag at a faster speed. The red team did in under the time that the blue team challenged them do and won the challenge and thus immunity.
bealotus bealotus 8 years
That's great kiddylnd! :) I love this show...too bad I couldn't see it from the beginning..why did they win immunity?which one was the challenge?
hotstuff hotstuff 8 years
Wow kiddylnd good for you keep up the hard work!
luckykarma luckykarma 8 years
I have to start watching Biggest Loser again. I only have one show on Tuesday's now...used to have Gilmore Girls and nothing else. This season I'm watching Reaper and I have time now for Biggest Loser...whoo hoo! That advice Jillian gives out is priceless!
kiddylnd kiddylnd 8 years
ANTM is on Wednesdays...BL is Tuesday. Plenty of time to watch BOTH. :) I only started watching this year. It's particularly inspiring since I've been working on losing weight since Feb. These folks keep me working hard at my goal. 43 down, 67 to go! Woo Hoo...if it weren't for this show, I may have strayed. I so wish Jillian was in my ear every day! Love her!
ElectroPopTart ElectroPopTart 8 years
I don't watch cuz it's usually on the same time as America's Next Top Model! lol.
StefaPie StefaPie 8 years
i have to admit i love this show, but the editing they use to manufacture drama just kills me, towards the end it feels like they're breaking for commercial every 3 minutes.
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