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The Biggest Loser: I Can't Believe It's Jez

The Biggest Loser: I Can't Believe It's Jez

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."


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canthardlyreadit canthardlyreadit 9 years
I can't believe everyone is so bent out of shape over this. This type of thing has gone on almost every season. In season 2 with the men vs women, they were all so mean to each other it was ridiculous. They purposely voted someone of the opposite sex off. Last year when they did the Biggest Loser at home and brought the 2 people back from the ranch, again, the people on the ranch were soooo mean to them. They purposely voted off the 2 members who came from home. I mean I'd much rather watch it without all the drama but to get so uptight over it is silly. I'm not going to watch anymore, Neil should be kicked off, etc. I liked Jez and sorry to see him go but he also "played the game" when he put the teams together. He thought he put a team together for himself that would keep him safe. He was being devious himself. That's what they all signed up for, like it or not.
NadiaPotter NadiaPotter 9 years
note: I watch all the episode last night because I was too sick to change the channel. I won't do it again. Even Kids Nation seems better now (until the kids start killing each other to eat better).
NadiaPotter NadiaPotter 9 years
Ok, I did saw this. I am dissapointed but with the game in general. This, er.. tactics, should be punished with the expulsion of the wrong one. (it is supossed to be like a big brother, cameras around you, people watching you, rules) It is supossed to be a healthy win-win game. And well, those people wasn't vote off, and people who were getting to the goal, get vote off. Nice touch Biggest loser production!, I am sooo into you people! Anyhow, I know it is all about audience, and "people" like things to get dirty... ratings, blah.
canthardlyreadit canthardlyreadit 9 years
Were there two black team members on Ryan's team as well? He also gained, he just gained less so it ended up being on Neil in the hot seat. It was a pretty stupid thing to do and indeed he did run the risk of being voted off. But some of the people there, even on the other "teams" realized it's a game. You have to play the game to win.
tabloidprincess tabloidprincess 9 years
I am so mad at Neil and HELLO why wasn't he voted off? GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR.
darkoblivion darkoblivion 9 years
I believe the reason they kept calling it a "black team assassination" was because Neal had more team members outside his trio that obviously wouldn't vote for him to be kicked off. His trio members consisted of TWO black members so they wouldn't have as many votes in their favor as Neil did. He was obviously going for the black team because there weren't any red team members in his trio. I thought the whole this was really crappy. I was angry to say the least when Jez was voted off.
missmaddie missmaddie 9 years
Weight loss should never be a game. Come on, this is your health at risk, not monopoly money! They've followed up with "losers" after the show, and players confess that while they did learn some good habits, a large part of what they took away from their stay on the ranch were classic tricks used by jockeys, wrestlers, and boxers--anyone forced to "weigh in" to compete--and these practices not only do not result in long term weight loss, they are often unhealthy and can backfire health- and weight-wise later.
canthardlyreadit canthardlyreadit 9 years
I hate the whole competition also, but lets face it, not many people would tune in to just watch people lose weight. Even though it would be just as inspirational, IMHO. I didn't really understand the whole black team thing. The only people that have really made a big deal out of the black team is...the black team!! I guess in a sense they do still have more members left than the other 2 teams but other than that I don't get it. I never did. Jillian is the one who started the whole, "They didn't want you, they didn't like you, blah blah blah"!! For someone who left the show because they didn't like the way they were being portrayed, she's not portraying herself any better now. Anyone besides me notice her big, fat lie? When Kim and Amy got into it, Jillian asked Amy if she wanted to come workout with her then a later she looked right in the camera and said that Amy had come to her and wanted to work out with her. BIG LIAR! She thinks she's better than everyone else and loved to criticize Kim. I think it's hilarious that Amy didn't lose a pound. Not for Amy..but because of Jillian. Really, she should have gone to Bob. Bob was the one who comforted her in the beginning. She and Jillian will butt heads too and she'll be sorry she went to Jillian. I have respect for what Jillian has accomplished but now I remember why Bob has always been my fave trainer. I couldn't stand Jillian's attitude.
bethiesny bethiesny 9 years
I'm with hotstuff - I don't understand how what Neil did affected the black team. Can someone please explain it to me? A bunch of us were talking about it at work today, and no one else understood either (which made me feel better - ha!). If Neil gained 17 lbs I'd kick him off. I'd also kick him off over Jez and Isabeau simply because he's a huge threat. So what was the logic behind those 2 teams voting for Jez? Please explain before my head explodes. Thanks!
Fitness Fitness 9 years
Hey Guys! I am sorry about the spoilers, next time I will try to remember not to put the loser's name in the title as well as reveal who got kicked off after the jump. Thanks for the feedback!
vuittonish vuittonish 9 years
I thought what Neil did was a bunch of bullshit. That was unfair to both Jez and Isabeau.
fickletwister fickletwister 9 years
Hey, Fit, Could you please announce who was voted off after the jump? This is the third week I've been spoiled from this website. I love the Biggest Loser, but I have to work Tuesday nights. I never get to watch it by the time I come to FitSugar the next day. I love this site and I don't want to stop coming when I know I'll be spoiled. Thanks, Kristina
thatgirljj thatgirljj 9 years
Can I ask you NOT to put the loser's name in the headline of the post? I tivo the Biggest Loser and usually watch it on Wendsday or Thursday. I can usually scroll quickly past the whole post, but it's really hard to miss that Jez's name is right up there in big, bold orange letters.
DreaAST DreaAST 9 years
I was so mad last night about the whole Neil situation. I understand it is a game but he just took it way out of hand. 17 pounds! that is crazy. i was hoping the other teams would be so angry too and vote him off. i dont see why they didn't. jez lost so much weight after the show. good for him! oh, and i can't stand kim!!
Renees3 Renees3 9 years
I'm all about the blue team and I hate that they split everyone up. It's like they took away their support group. And while I think that continuing to help each other is a great idea, I think neil went overboard. I don't hate him for it, because like people have said, it IS a game. And like all reality shows, I'm sure the producers push here and there to make for better TV. Jez looked great after, so that's awesome!
bealotus bealotus 9 years
Kae is my favorite.
amybdk amybdk 9 years
UGH! I think amy is a big whining baby too! but i still dislike neil more.
ashley1 ashley1 9 years
i think amy is a big baby and i think she should have been voted off rather than jaz who was a positive person.
blondewithbangs blondewithbangs 9 years
i was also discusted, ambdk. The show can be so motivating, and that just left me sick to my stomach. Kim is awful, something about her is so off putting. I just dont like this season. Im having a hard time getting into it. The last two episodes have left me upset. Fist Holly's mom dies, then Neil sabatoges everyone and Kim looses her cool. Its just disapointing.
amybdk amybdk 9 years
I was disgusted with the show last night. I'm still irked about it! Bleh
hotstuff hotstuff 9 years
I don't understand how does one team gaining 17lbs affect another team? I always thought it was stupid the whole kicking off thing. These people are all so desperate to lose weight. Why can't they all stay and let the best person win? It should be you can stay unless you miss 2 workouts or refuse to try you get kicked off. The whole copycat Survivor type kick off thing makes me not watch!
dpbluiz13 dpbluiz13 9 years
I was so disappointed in how the game was played last night. That was the lousiest thing I've ever seen someone do.
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