Biggest Loser Couples: Season 9

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by Rob, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. Freespirit

    Freespirit New Member

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    I kinda felt that "Red Man" didn't say anything because he realized his wife got caught with her "hands in the cookie jar" so to speak and didn't want to look like a fool defending her. He was looking down the whole time. If she was innocent, he should have been looking Jillian and Bob straight in the eye and at least glowered at them while his wife was defending herself. There's no doubt in my mind that she either over-ate or drank liquids just before the weight-in.
  2. Rob

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    It is too bad that grey didn't switch them. That would have been priceless.
  3. Jimena

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    From the promos for next week, it seems Red Husband is squarely on his wife's corner.
  4. genevieve

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    I thought he was deliberately not looking at them because he was trying to control his temper. I expect he is furious at any accusations toward his wife.
  5. Freespirit

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    True, but you would have thought he would have said something to her defense especially when she asked him at the end if he had anything to say. I thought she was a bit surprised that he didn't speak up. Oh well, next week will tell. I personally like game play. Makes it more interesting.
  6. Jimena

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    You know, I don't think I'm going to watch this show anymore (and this is my first season). I don't like the game play. I'd rather watch Discovery Health and their shows about weight loss and obesity.
  7. AragornElessar

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    I think it was the last page where someone said that while Melissa isn't crazy like "Crazy Eyed Tracey" from last season, she didn't think Melissa was on the same level w/the game playing. After tonight, I think Melissa's worse. At least Tracey was up front about it and we all knew she was playing the game from Day One.

    Her behaviour during the weigh in said it all. She was saying a good cover, but we can all see thanks to her face she didn't mean it. Why else stand there w/that smug smile on her face and then wink at Miggy? They can be as offended at Jillian as they want, but she's right. Melissa's trying to do a con job on them, and in a way, on us too, but the only ones she's fooling is her husband and herself.

    The truly funny thing though? They think they've snowed Bob just because he's told them that he said his piece, that's what he thinks and let's move on. If they *really* think that, then they're more delusional than I think they are.

    As for what happened tonight...I'm not as ticked off at her as I was a few hours ago, but still ticked at Magdelia. From the last two weeks of the show...I'm sorry, but have her Mom and her *not* paid attention to the show when they watched it in the past? There's more to all of this than just losing weight and getting healthy. A big part of it is also working on what's going on mental and emotional wise too and as soon as Magdalia started feeling those emotions...She walks out and wants to quit.

    Then she stands there in front of everyone and has the gall to say, "I have kids and I have a husband, so send me home!!" And what does she think the rest of them have done? Everyone on that Ranch left family behind. Everyone. That wasn't why she wanted to go home. She wanted to go home so she could go and hide again. It's great she's lost the weight she's lost, but I don't see it being long term. I hope I'm wrong, but I don't see it.

    Oh and what wife and Mother sends off the letter her Daughter was writing to her Husband?

    I mean...Seriously!?! That *really* ticked off my Dad. Three of his siblings served during WWII and one didn't come home, so for him to hear first that little girl read what she'd wrote and then Magdalia say, "That's great Honey!!"...

    He was less than impressed and we'll leave it at that.

    What I was so ticked about though and still am is...How many people apply to get on TBL? It's like once she, and also Miggy to an extent, realized they'd have to do more than just exercise and learn to eat more healthy wise, that's when we heard her whining about wanting to go home. She gave up right there and then.

    I've battled w/my weight for years and would love to have the chance to work w/the Team they have on TBL, but Magdalia was given that chance and just threw it away. How many other obese people were watching tonight and feeling the same way? I just feel like she took the spot of someone else who really needed to be there and would have "gotten it".

    That's just me though.

    That Promo for next week looks to be rather scary. I wonder who it is and what happened?
  8. oleada

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    Meh, Melissa's playing the game, but I find her entertaining, so I hope she sticks around.

    Can't STAND green, though. They're the type of incredibly defensive people who think they are victims every time and carry their negativity everywhere. I'm glad the 2lbs made no difference. I can't believe all the people who would love this opportunity and Migdalia just wants to give up. Whatever.


    I like grey & black & purple. They all seem really genuine.
  9. genevieve

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    She Red is awful - she's got all the smug of Tracey without the entertaining crazy eyes :lol:
    Loved Jillian just going off on her (and He Red too) :p

    I was torn about the reward - if there;s a shared prize I usually want the winners to choose whoever came in 2nd, just to be sporting. but tonight I wanted Team Grey to give the 3 calls to the 3 teams Red Team had given penalties to. Oh well, probably way smarter for them to ahve done it the way they did.
  10. Rob

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    So do I - Tracey was highly competitive from the start, but she spent the first couple of weeks of the show in the hospital and unable to work out so she at least had a reason for her desperation. She tried to justify everything, but she didn't lie about her strategy. Melissa should at least admit what she's up to instead of trying to act so innocent. That said, 12 lbs over 3 weeks is not a great number on the ranch - she is the smallest of the group though.

    I don't think Migdalia had enough time to work through her issues, but if her husband was being deployed, I do think she did the right thing by going home to her kids. Her mother was with her so I assume the kids would be looked after by the other grandmother or other relatives, but having their dad in Afghanistan and their mom away for a couple of months would not be the best of situations for the kids.
  11. genevieve

    genevieve drinky typo pbp, closet hugger Staff Member

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    I think Tracey showed up will all the desperation, her time in the hospital didn't make her that way - I'd even say her desperation is why she pushed herself too hard and ended up in the hospital on day 1. But it is funny to think how refreshing her openness about game play was now that we're seeing these schemers, who are soooooo concerned with how they're going to look on tv. Really, their overreaction and refusal to acknowledge their strategy is making them look way worse than Jillian/Bob could do on their own.

    I'm also ok with Migdalia going home. She wasn't just saying "I've got a husband and kids", she was saying "My husband is leaving to go to a war zone, and I won't get to see him if I stay on this ranch too long". Of course, it brings to question why she did the show in the first place, at least this season, but I don't blame her for leaving when her team was in the bottm.
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    I think this is funny, but not in a comedic way but rather a pathetic way. What's even more "funny" in the same way is that they really think that they can pull one over on Bob and Jillian like that? REALLY? I hate when people toss credentials around to make their case, but Jillian was right, she's the best (or better than most) at what she does, she's seen this type of person hundreds of times and what Mrs. Red is doing just isn't possible without gameplay. Why aren't they comprehending that? They're really going to argue with a fitness professional about something they so obviously know nothing about? Unreal.
  13. Nan

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    I agree. Even if Mrs. Red hadn't targeted them, I don't think they would have done well.

    I LOVE the grey team! Those boys are so determined and open to accepting the change they know they need to make.
  14. professordeb

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    Love the grey team ... they work hard and are sooooo pleased with their results and rightly so.
    Cannot. Stand. The. Red. Team. I was so happy when grey beat red at challenge but then negated my joy when they picked red to get home calls. Probably a good strategic move but ...
  15. AragornElessar

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    That's actually what I meant. Funny in that pathetic delusional way.

    Like you, I also hate it when people throw their credentials around, but Jillian had a legitmate point here. I almost choked on my water when Melissa was "telling" Jillian she knew all she needed to know about weight loss in three weeks.

    I. Don't. Think. So!!

    Bob said something simliar on Jay last night, as Jay brought up the Red Team. Bob basically said he still doesn't believe her "story", but what's done is done and now we move on.

    So even though he's told them it's a done issue, we all know Bob doesn't buy it. Even if they don't.
  16. sk8pics

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    I also really dislike that green team. They walked around the ranch with the biggest chip on their shoulders, sulking, not really (apparently) establishing any sort of relationships with any of the other players. And the way Migdalia announced her decision to the group. So obnoxious and disrespectful. The others looked like they were walking on eggshells around the green team. She's really learned nothing about herself, or at least that's what it seems like to me, and I would think she'll gain her weight back in a hurry if something doesn't change. If she wants to go home and see her husband, fine, but don't be so obnoxious to everyone else. And, like someone else said, why was she on the show then? It also drove me crazy the way Miggi kept telling her, "Don't cry!"

    And the red team, meh. Melissa is a huge game player. Either that or she is really psycho.

    I'm sorry I missed Bob on Jay's show. I never watch this show live any more because I'm catching up on 24 from Monday night. So I didn't know...
  17. Freespirit

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    Jimena, hope you finish the first season, though. The contestants are trying to win 250,000 as well as lose weight, so there has to be strategies and some sore of "game play" involved.
  18. GaPeach

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    I LOVE the Gray team!

    Red team--I thought Jillian was going :revenge: Melissa. Melissa has Mr. Red wrapped around her little finger. He thinks she is perfect and will do anything for her.
  19. agalisgv

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    Can someone explain how you throw a weigh-in, and why?

    Thanks!
  20. oleada

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    Water loading - drinking lots of water before a weigh-in in order to produce a bigger weight loss the following week.
  21. genevieve

    genevieve drinky typo pbp, closet hugger Staff Member

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    Oh, I think they've got each other wrapped around their respective fingers. I don't think she's any more irritating or manipulative than he is - notice how this week when she had to come up with a big number to save face his weight loss was pretty low? They're both playing the game.

    I'll do the why first - it's hard to keep pulling big numbers week after week, so if a team has immunity, the strategy is to somehow take it easy/lose less weight that week because you're not in danger of going home. The idea is that the following week, when a team needs to stay above the yellow line, they can manage a more dramatic weight loss.

    The how - most of what I've heard has been water loading - making sure to go into the weigh-in having drunk a ton of water to inflate one's weigh-in. One can also slack off during the week, but that's way more obvious and clearly hard to do around Jillian and Bob. I'm sure someone could also be scarfing down everything in the kitchen and we're just not getting shown the footage, but I think that would be harder to shake off the following week.
  22. agalisgv

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    Thanks for the explanations, oleada and gen :).

    I missed this week's episode--can someone post (perhaps in spoiler tags) who went home and what was the Red Team's weight loss this week?
  23. FiveRinger

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    I know that Melissa lost 11 lbs this week and her husband lost either 5 or 6 lbs this week.

    The green team was below the yellow line. The vote was 4-3 to send home Migdalia instead of Miggy. Migdalia asked to be sent home (there was big drama over that--long and short of it is she wanted to go home to be with her husband before he leaves for Afghanistan).

    Melissa and Miggy exchanged some words after the weigh in. The green team was below the yellow line, even with the 2 lb weight disadvantage. Miggy told Melissa just what she thought of her, which, I'm sure is most all of the contestants, (plus Bob and Jillian) thought as well. The weight disadvantage still would have had them below the yellow line.
  24. care

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    :D From Rockne Brubaker's Twitter:

    http://twitter.com/RockneBru86
  25. sk8pics

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    :lol::lol::confused: I wonder what the link is going to be between the Biggest Loser show, contestants, and Rockne Brubaker! Just can't imagine...
  26. oleada

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    Well, NBC is showing the Olympics, so I'm sure there's a connection with that.
  27. AragornElessar

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    We saw a fast little bit of the Contestants visiting the Colorado Springs Training Centre during the First Episode and they were talking about some of the things they'd experience this season on TBL. Obvious tie in w/the NBC Olympic coverage on the last TBL episode before Vancouver. Looking forward to seeing what he has to do w/them. :)
  28. sk8pics

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    Oh, yeah, of course. The Olympics. On NBC. :lol:
  29. Fridge_Break

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    I'll weigh in (heh..) about the episode a little later, but I gotta say next week looks awesome! I've been to the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs a couple times and it's just the coolest thing... I'm glad the contestants will get to see it and will get a chance to work out with some Olympians!
  30. genevieve

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    gah, I guess I'm off the Biggest Loser again due to LOST...so who got the boot tonight? Recap anyone? :saint:
  31. Fridge_Break

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    Quick recap:

    Miggy was sent to the hospital and ended up having her appendix removed. She was not pulled from the game, but is limited to walking as her only form of exercise.

    The blue team and the yellow team returned to campus since day 1. They weighed in and the yellow team lost the most weight(11ish percent to 9% or so from the blue team), so they got to stay. The blue team will return for the finale weigh in. The yellow team was granted immunity for 2 weeks and, for this week, given the right to be the only vote for this week's elimination.

    Michael (white team) won the immunity challenge, and the pink team came in last and were given a 2 pound disadvantage.

    As far as the weigh in goes, the orange team was #1 for the week, the pink team had no problems overcoming their disadvantage and were 2nd or 3rd. Miggy was in the middle despite her limited exercise routine. Red was in last for much of the weigh in, up until the final team weighed in, which was the brown team. John fell behind them and thus below the yellow line, and was automatically eliminated since he was a team by himself.

    Next week the teams travel to Colorado Springs to train with Olympians at the Training Center and 2 people will be sent home. Additionally, they showed a "+1" pop up on the scale, although it looked like they may have re-used footage from Melissa's weight gain in the 2nd week.
  32. genevieve

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    Aw, I liked John, I;m sorry he was eliminated. :(

    So was the team that returned the two women? Or the father/daughter? I can't remember the shirt colors for them.

    Miggy! :eek: glad she's ok and that she was able to rally.
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    Yellow is a father/daughter team.
    She was really amazing. She couldn't do anything but walk, so the day after surgery (if you can believe it), she walked like 6 miles, then 18 miles the next day, and then 14 or so miles the day after that. I was happy she did so well with the weigh in.
  34. genevieve

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    Yay! I liked both of those teams in the first ep, but I'm really glad the yellow team in back. :)
  35. agalisgv

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    The father especially was motivated and inspirational. Compared to the bad energy last week, this week was a nice change.
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    I was so CHOKED! My PVR recorded the first hour of the episode and then the first hour of LAST WEEKS episode... grrrr...
  37. Fridge_Break

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    Yeah, they decided to air a condensed version of last week's episode in the 8pm hour and then the new episode from 9 to 11. I was in a situation here where one of my NBC channels was like this and the other (out of Chicago) aired the new episode at 8 so that they could get as much election coverage in as possible (this confused the heck out of me when I first discovered it, which was during commercials for Lost)

    You can probably find the first half of the episode online somewhere if you do a google search. NBC's website is usually really slow with getting this show up and online.
  38. Nan

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    Usually they don't put up the "current" episode until after the next one airs. They are always a week behind.

    I missed the first 15 minutes of the show last night and was a bit confused coming in to the middle of the weigh-off between the two returning couples. I was sad to see John go, but I think he will be motivated enough to get to where he needs to go.
  39. professordeb

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    I was gleefully happy at the Red being in the bottom and then so saddened when Brown fell below them. Unfortunately, I think, this will motivate Red to actually work harder. Drats, I so wanted at least one of Red to go home. Oh, and I wasn't buying the tears from Red while she worked with Bob - just too darned convenient as though they are trying to get some of us viewers to swing to Red's side/defense. The sooner they are gone the happier I'll be ... I think. I'm just not into the gameplay they have been using. Hey Reds, you're there for the WEIGHT LOSE stupid, not one-upmanship.
  40. AragornElessar

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    I also wasn't feeling bad for Melissa during her work out w/Bob. Oh...Poor baby actually having to *do something* during her work out and being pushed. Did she really think Bob and Jillian wouldn't push her more than the others after what's happened the last couple of weeks? Melissa got a very rude awakening last night and long over due too.

    I was also gleefully happy to see them going lower and lower and lower until John stepped on the scale. I also thought it takes an awful lot of nerve for her to say she was disappointed w/Lance for not losing as much weight as she did and therefore putting them in danger.

    WTH!?! After how Lance has defended Melissa about the weigh in's she threw and then lied about, she says that about him!?!

    Who would have thought after all Tracey pulled last season, we'd be saying someone's worse than her, but I think we have a winner...

    So sad to see John go, but he looks so good. Haven't seen anyone mention it yet, but he's lost a little over a 100 pounds total and it shows too. There was a little bit of footage showing him and his brother playing pick up Basketball and they're *both* moving so much better. So great to see.

    LOVED Jillan's reaction to learning Michael won the Challenge and Immunity.

    ROTFLOL!!!

    Poor Miggy having to go through that, but I'm guessing she had hers out by Laproscopic Surgery. Only reasson I can think of why she was able to bounce back and walk as quickly as she was able to. BTW, did I hear her right when she said that a benign cyst/mass was also taken out? Could have sworn I hear her say that was also found and taken out along w/her Appendix.

    No wonder though she's not feeling as tired or washed out as she had been. Been there and done that during College and I remember those two weeks leading up to my Emergency Appendix removal all too well. It was like 100 pound weights were tied to each of my legs and try as I might, even the littlest things were hard to do. It's really hard to believe that such a tiny little thing can make you *that* sick, but it does.

    Oh and how great was it to see Michael out w/her for her walk around the Campus. It was nice to see she wasn't out there by her own.