The Biggest Loser Week 3 Recap 9/29/09

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Tonight’s episode of The Biggest Loser was all about choices and temptation.  Host Alison Sweeney offered the contestants the chance to gain a 2 pound advantage at the weigh-in,  but in return they must give up their trainers, Bob Harper and Jillian Michaels for the week.  It seems like a no-brainer, giving up two personal trainers for a full week is crazy, but Tracey decided to jump at the advantage and gave up her trainers.  Unfortunately, her teammate Mo, who wasn’t consulted by Tracey about the choice, was also made to pay the price for the 2 pound advantage.

Later, the players were faced with their first temptation,  control your diet or control the game.  The winner of the temptation has control over the weigh-in.  At this week’s weigh-in, only one person from each teams weigh-in loss, would count towards falling above or below the yellow line.  Tracey was the winner of the temptation challenge by eating the most cupcakes (she ate 4), gaining control of the weigh-in and choosing whose weight loss counted.  In the process she alienated the other contestants, including her teammate Mo and  she completely pissed off Bob and Jillian.

The choices lead to a heartbreaking elimination.  The orange team and the red team fell below the yellow line.  Antione and Sean exhibited such great character by encouraging the contestants to vote them off, so Shay and Danny would have more time to stay at the ranch.

Antione and Sean were eliminated but have stayed with the program at home and both have lost a lot of weight.

The contestants are listed below with their starting weight and their weight loss for each week.

  • starting week                1                 2           3
    Abby           247           232           221      216
    Allen           325            306           296      292
    Amanda     250           244            240      235
    Daniel         312            300            293     287
    Danny         430           406            394      390
    Dina             253           245            237      234
    Julio            407          394            375      368
    Liz                267           257            247      243
    Mo                355           336            327      326
    Rebecca     279           261            255      248
    Rudy            442           414            400      388
    Shay             476           459            443      437
    Tracey         238           X                228       217
    Antoine       367          349           341       330
    Sean             444           422           411       405
    Alexandra 309           296          eliminated

Do you think Tracey made a good decision to put gameplay first, this early in the game?





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