I really want Bob to be my trainer. He seems so levelheaded compared to Jillian. Although fear is a good motivator, so maybe she would be the one to whip my ass into shape. I just need someone to get me off the couch and back into my skinny jeans. Is that to much to ask?
Anyway....last night started like any other night. The teams were all sad to see the green team go but relieved that they had another week on campus. I am really digging the Red team, Phillip and Amy. They seem to be in sync with each other and being from North Carolina, their accent makes me long for home.
The big theme of last night was how hard the second week is for all of the past seasons. This is the week that most teams plateau after a good first week and the trainers warn all of the teams that more than likely it will happen. Here comes Alison with a $10,000 prize for anyone who can pick an average weight loss and beat that average. The Yellow team, father/daughter Jerry and Coleen, won the bidding war and had to lose more than 13 pounds to beat their average. Jillian was so mad that there was actual fire coming out of her ears.
Next up was the challenge for the week to earn a phone call home. The challenge was a timed slip-n-slide and then a climb back up the hill. Both Coleen and LT (little Tommy) had to compete alone since both fathers were unable to participate for health reasons. The Orange team, Heba and Ed, came out victorious and gave a free phone call to Phil and Amy (Red). Just a small side note; did anyone else notice how close the highway was to the slip-n-slide game? I was amazed at how close those cars seemed to be to the participants. What if they slid right off of the edge? Just a thought.
After the last chance workout it was time for the weigh-in. Of course Coleen and Jerry (Yellow) did not meet their goal and were automatically placed beneath the yellow line. Tom and LT (Gray) were the other team to be placed in the dreaded position as well. Now the vote; as soon as LT said that he expected a vote from orange because of what he had done in week one, I knew it was over for Gray. No one ever follows through in this game. There are no alliances!!! Repeat this over and over. Only one person can win the $250,000 so it is always every man for him/herself.
The Gray team was sent home and next week the remaining teams are going to the Grand Canyon? Should be interesting? And yes I still watched while eating dessert. When will I learn?