'The Biggest Loser' recap: It's only gonna get tougher from here
This week's "Biggest Loser" loser may end up being the biggest winner of the whole season. And we're not just talking about the el-bees she's dropping.
OK, this news is too much fun to save for the end, so we'll lead with the results: Francelina fell below the red line at the weigh-in in Monday's "Be Yourself" episode of "The Biggest Loser," which meant she was automatically sent packing.
But in her update at the end of the show, we found out that she has lost a total of 77 pounds since the start of Season 14 (going from 267 pounds to 190), she gained the confidence to continue working toward getting into medical school, and, surprise, she and fellow contestant Jeff have forged a special bond. It's so special, in fact, that they are officially dating (her words), and she's even planning to move to Chicago to continue training with her new boyfriend for the "BL" finale.
The weigh-in had come down to whether it would be Jeff or Francelina leaving the "BL" ranch, but what could have been one bittersweet ending became pure sweetness thanks to that postscript.
It was welcome for another reason: For most of the eighth week at the ranch, the contestants were butting heads with each other and with the trainers, and much of the tension could be traced back to Gina, the woman who's put up impressive weight loss numbers but has doled out even heftier amounts of attitude.
The week started with the trio of sweet teen contestants visiting the ranch. They're there to help the adults with a pop challenge: If the seven remaining contestants can lose a total of 70 pounds, they'll each get immunity for the week. The teens are going to help them shave that number down by answering some nutritional trivia questions and by redoing their fitness tests from the beginning of the season. Sunny, Lindsay, and Biingo get four of five trivia questions correct, which means 4 pounds are knocked off the adults' goal for the week.
Then the teens show off how much they've improved their own fitness levels when they redo their fitness tests, including situps, pushups, chinups, and sprints, and win another 5-pound advantage for the adults, meaning the contestants now have to lose 61 pounds collectively.
Special shout-out to Sunny, by the way, as she shaved a full three minutes off her 1-mile run. You go, girl!
One of the best parts of the show is the update we get each episode, and this week it's on Nate, who went home in week two after a 25-pound loss and immediately proposed to his girlfriend. She said yes, and she must be even prouder of her hubby-to-be now: He's lost a total of 90 pounds and said he's hoping trainer Jillian Michaels will RSVP yes to the wedding invitation he sent her.