Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Sore Loser

The soreness refers to me, the loser bit, obviously Biggest Loser, which was on last night. But let's talk about me first. Sorry about the lag in blog posts... this is a pretty busy time of year at work, when we advise undergrads as to what they should be taking next year. Basically, it takes a big bite out of my research time, so I've been spending some extra time at the office. However, it doesn't mean that I haven't been working out. Yesterday, I got up and went for a run. I'm still on week 6 of C25K, which meant that I redid that weird interval (5 min walk, 5 min run, 3 min walk, 8 min run, 5 min walk, 5 min run, 5 min walk) and again, I kicked its butt. Time to move on. I've decided to continue on Level 1 of Jillian's 30 Day Shred, mainly because I was so sore after Monday's workout... I'll reevaluate what I want to do at the end of the week. Move on before the ten days are up? Stay, rinse and repeat?

And y'all will be so proud of me (especially you Miz!)... I got up at 6:30 this morning. 6:30!!! Granted it was completely dark outside, but I got up, put my clothes on and went to the gym. I can't believe that I had my workout in for the day before 8:30AM!!! I rock :) And I think I'm going to keep doing it, because, in all honesty, it wasn't that bad.

Okay... Biggest Loser SPOILERS ahead. Stop now if you don't want to know!

I'm really starting to dislike Heba. Wah wah, my husband went home, wah wah, I really need to stay with Bob. As much as I don't like Phil, he did have a point in trying to sway the game his way. So, we start with a Temptation. Ali announces that all the teams will be dismantled, and the players will become individuals competing against each other, but forming the infamous black (Jillian) and blue (Bob) teams. The temptation is that whoever eats the most calories (in the dark) will be able to pick who goes on what team. Heba starts arguing, saying that she wants to control this because Ed is gone, and she needs this control, blah blah blah, arguing with Purple Amy, when Phil just gets up and tries to sneakily eat some PB cups. Then Heba starts eating donuts... and Purple Amy flips out and eats a brownie. Doesn't matter, because Heba at the most calories. She splits the two teams who worked against her: Red and Purple. So, Heba's on the Blue team, with Vicki and Brady, Red Amy, and Purple Amy. Jillian's Black team includes Phil, Shellay, Coleen, Michelle, and Renee. Seems pretty fair because the guys are evenly distributed on both teams (and we're obviously set up for another female Biggest Loser).

They have to participate in an all day challenge, hiking up and down a hill and taking pictures at the top and the bottom. They get a point for each person in the picture, and a bonus if the whole team is in the picture. Vicki starts complaining about her knee, and that puts the Blue team at a disadvantage. So, while the Black Team is working as a whole, getting six points a pop, the Blue Team decides to do it as individuals. The two teams all agree to take a break, and Shellay fears that someone is out there cheating. I have to agree with her. I could totally see Heba, Vicki, or Brady being completely sneaky, but we find out that she's wrong... and the Black Team won, getting a two pound advantage in the weigh in.

The weigh in was great, with the Black Team going first. Michelle (who created some drama this week about leaving because she felt she was betraying her dad by being on the ranch with Renee, but in the end, decided to stay) had the highest loss on the Black Team, and with the pass, they set the bar with 33 pounds lost (er, or 32? I can't remember). The Blue Team starts to weigh in, and by the end, Red Amy and Heba need to lose a combined 12 pounds... and they loose more!!! Red Amy lost 6, and Heba lost 8 (pays to be the heaviest woman at the ranch, no?) and so, the Black Team had to choose who on their team was going home. (Side note: NBC it was SO WRONG of you to play Heba's victory dance in slo-mo... I so didn't need to see every bit of her fat ripple as she danced. I still have issues with the men wearing shirts through the weigh in while the women have to stand there in their sports bras.) It was a dumb choice in sending Shellay home, mainly because NONE of them were playing the game. Shellay is NOT a threat for the Biggest Loser, mainly because she was already in the 180s, and she was losing slower. I did feel bad for Purple Amy though... it will be rough for her when she finds out her mom is gone. And wow-- Purple Amy is looking GREAT. I think I'm noticing a lot of changes in the women, especially, but Amy is looking good. Could she be this year's Brittany?

4 comments: Lose 80 Pounds said...

I agree with you on the slo-mo shot....ewwww. I wanted Renee to go home...she's boring to me. And maybe Michelle wouldn't be so conflicted if she were gone.

I also don't care for Vicky...whine, whine, whine!

I'm looking forward to seeing purple Amy at the end, too.

Anastasia Beaverhausen said...

I know what you mean about advising. I am sure you have midterm grades due too. I know after doing all of that I need to workout to get out my frustrations. Good for YOU!

Jenn said...

I found your blog a couple of days ago when I did a Google search for 30 Day Shred. I'm also doing the C25k program (Week 8! Yay!). Anyway, I commiserate with you on the soreness and the waking up early bit. Thanks for your posts - I look forward to watching your journey.

RooBabs said...

Congrats on your run and the Shred!! And on getting up early (you have conquered your alarm).

Regarding BL, once again, ditto, amen and I agree- with pretty much everything. Heba is really starting to annoy me, too (but I think she is so beautiful)- and that slow-mo part was just cruel (to her and to us).

I was totally laughing at Phil trying to be sneaky by eating PB cups with those noisy wrappers. I would have gone for the brownies.

I also thought it was interesting how Alison specifically introduced the challenge as something the teams needed to work together on, but yet the blue team threw that out the window in the first trip uphill, and ended up losing (Brady and Vicky have got to go- talk about wah wah). I was proud of everyone for making it through that challenge, though. It had to be rough. I was also proud that no one cheated during their agreed-upon rest time. They deserve credit for that.

I've been thinking since day 1 that those sports bras are the most unflattering things ever!! If they have to stand there with their bellies hanging out, can't they at least have a cuter, more supportive sports bra? Those poor women- if for no other reason, they are certainly brave for that.

And I was even thinking the same thing about Amy C and Brittany (no wait, maybe I was thinking that about Michelle- crap, I don't remember). And those other glasses Amy was wearing looked much better on her than the solid black ones that overwhelm her small eyes.

And have you noticed how slim Coleen's face is looking? Wow!