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Biggest Loser Families Recap: The Final Four Hit the Track

This week's episode of Biggest Loser Families is all about looking back and moving on — often quite literally. For their challenge, the four remaining contestants come together at a racetrack — not the sort of track we're used to. Ali instructs Ed, Heba, Vicky, and Michelle to suit up by strapping on the amount of weight each contestant has lost; they then had to run the track, recalling what that weight felt like.

The racetrack runners also learn a lot about healthy eating this week and reflect on how far they've come. For the rest of the details and a video with some smart eating tips,


In the track challenge, 11 pit stops signify the number of weeks the contestants have spent at the ranch, so they remove the appropriate amounts of weight along the way. Ed crosses the finish line first, winning $10,000 and a home-delivered meal plan for a year.

Speaking of meal plans, Bob spends some time talking about healthy eating with his team, reminding them that diet is key to not gaining weight back. The four watch their transformation videos to remind them how far they've come and then get a special delivery: a giant box full of the clothes they wore before they lost the weight. Looking to the future, the gang burns the clothes in a bonfire.

Despite winning the racetrack challenge, Ed discovers in the weigh-in that he has gained two pounds. Michelle, who starts the episode feeling rather bummed out, is thrilled to find out she has shed nine. As for who will end up on next week's live finale, that's up to the viewers: You can vote for the third finalist online now. Meanwhile, check out trainer Bob's tips for adding flavor without adding calories below.

Photos courtesy of NBC

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NurseDeAnna NurseDeAnna 8 years
Ed is such a dill weed for gaining 2 pounds this week. Bob was totally right, he's just trying to send Heba to the finale...and Vicky, bleh, I can't stand her either. Team Michelle!!!
bethiesny bethiesny 8 years
Okay, what if Ed and Heba actually want Ed to win? What if they planned the whole thing? Ed and Heba tell us to vote for Heba, so what do we do? We vote for Ed, just to spite them. Maybe they were planning on that - Ed could drop a ton of weight before the finale and end up winning the whole thing. Maybe they figured Ed had a better shot at the prize than Heba. Oh my god, there is so much manipulation going on this season, it's obviously warped my mind! :-)
starangel82 starangel82 8 years
I voted for Ed just to spite Heba. I couldn't stand their 'confessional' tapes. I don't think either Ed or Heba deserves to be in the finals, but I guess one of them has to. I'd rather not play their game. That said, I'm rooting for Michelle!
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 8 years
Michelle is the only one worth this prize. Everyone else is manipulative and mean.
sandy82 sandy82 8 years
I want Michelle to win! She's such an inspiration! I can't stand Heba's attitude, so I voted for Ed to stay on.
MizK MizK 8 years
Definitely Team Michelle! She looks great!
Soniabonya Soniabonya 8 years
I still trying to determine who to vote for. I somewhat like Ed because he isn't as disgusting as Vicky and Heba, but still can't bring myself to vote for him, especially how blind he is to his wife's antics and swinging the weigh in. Also, if he wins BL then Heba practically wins too and that just irks me. I hate Vicky and hope she falls off the wagon. BIG time. Just wanted to smack her with all those smug surperior looks she was giving last night, more so when she was practically refusing to teach her kids to eat veggies. Bob is an idiot to think that one lil video made her see the light as opposed to 12 weeks on the ranch. I pray that Michelle wins. She has come soooooooo far from where she started at, she deserves to win!
bethiesny bethiesny 8 years
I didn't vote for either of them. I'm sick of the game play and manipulation. The fact that Bob tried to convince us that Vicky had learned something after watching five minutes of video that she couldn't learn during 12 weeks on the ranch? Please. I'm so disappointed that she's in contention to win this whole thing. I hope next year, NBC does a better job of finding contestants. Vicky, Heba, Ed, and Brady should be on one of those cut-throat reality shows like Survivor, not this. Here's to Michelle!
Jewels2080 Jewels2080 8 years
Go Michelle! I'm so glad she made it to the finals. FoxyJo... I almost voted for Ed last night too... but I just couldn't bring myself to pick up the phone to vote for either of them.
SussLW SussLW 8 years
Definitely rooting for Michelle - she deserves it more than the rest. Also voting for Ed for the same reasons as FoxyJo.
esweet esweet 8 years
I'm rooting for Michelle but I also like Heba a lot. I warmed up to Vicky (slightly) but still do NOT want her to win. And I totally think Ed tanked the weigh-in to give Heba a shot. I was skeptical when Bob suggested it, but when he asked America to vote for Heba then I knew that is what happened.
FoxyJo FoxyJo 8 years
mesawillow: I was thinking the same thing!! LoL! I voted for Ed last night just because Heba and Vicki need attitude adjustments. I'm rooting for Michelle!
mesawillow mesawillow 8 years
The screen capture of Ed's before and after looks like he's giving his before a little moob-jiggle ala Diana Ross and Lil Kim...tee hee
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