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Title: The Biggest Loser Couples Season 5
Post by: marigold on December 15, 2007, 03:29:32 PM
The Biggest Loser Couples Season 5 will air January 1, 2008.

http://www.nbc.com/The_Biggest_Loser_5/ (http://www.nbc.com/The_Biggest_Loser_5/)

In the season premiere, viewers will get to meet the contestants of the new season, which will be an unprecedented couples season. Mothers and sons, divorced couples, husbands and wives, friends…this time they’re competing not just for themselves, but for their teammates as well.  And then there will be one couple paired by Loser — complete strangers who had never met before being paired together.

The Couples are: Husband and wife team, 35-year old Curtis Bray (Graphic designer), and 36-year old Mallory Bray (Business owner), both from Los Angeles.

Hairstylist Bette Sue Burkland, 53, and her daughter, hairstylist Alison Vincent, 32, representing Mesa, Arizona.

Mother and son team 49-year old Jackie Evans (CEO of non-profit organization), and 21-year old Dan Evans (Camp counselor/musician), both from Frankfort, Illinois.

Nurse Kelly Fields, 38, Titusville, Florida and ex-hubby, 43-year old Paul Marks (Missile Support/Space Center)(okay, now that’s just cool!), Rockledge, Florida.

A new Neill! Neill Harmer, a 28-year old Web developer from Bethany, Oklahoma and his wife, 29-year old teacher Amanda Harmer.

Team “BFF” — best friends 23-year old Maggie King from Denville, New Jersey and 22-year old Jennifer Widder from River Edge, NJ. Both friends work at a weight loss camp

Mark Kruger (Aerial device sales representative), 35, Dartmouth, Massachusetts and his brother, Jay Kruger (Aerial device account manager), 31, Bedford, Massachusetts.

Former football teammates, 40-year old associate athletic director, Roger Shultz from Enterprise, Alabama and 39-year old school safety and security coordinator, Trent Patterson from Endicott, New York.

Interior decorator Lynn Westphal 60, from Elyria, Ohio and his daughter, nanny Jenni Westphal 31, from North Ridgeville, Ohio.

Strangers, 22-year old hair-stylist Brittany Aberle from San Jacinto, California and 27-year old teacher/dancer, Bernardo Salazar from Chicago, Illinois.

Alison Sweeney hosts season 5 of The Biggest Loser, and trainers Bob Harper and Jillian Michaels will also star.

The Biggest Loser airs Tuesdays, 8PM ET on NBC.



Title: Re: The Biggest Loser Couples Season 5
Post by: irelen on December 17, 2007, 11:52:52 PM
Hmm...no Kim?
Title: Re: The Biggest Loser Couples Season 5
Post by: TheCinera on December 18, 2007, 08:31:26 AM
And how is this format done?  Will they be eliminated as teams, or will each of them be eliminated separately? 

I'll miss Kim...
Title: Re: The Biggest Loser Couples Season 5
Post by: Texan on December 19, 2007, 09:48:30 AM
It said they will weigh in together.    The guy/guy teams should do better if they work at it in the first couple of weeks as men start losing weight faster normally.  Will the strangers do better then the other couples because they will not have to worry about hurt feelings? 

But Like The Cinera how will this work as groups of 2... if a trainier is working with one group will the other pairs get mad?
Title: Re: The Biggest Loser Couples Season 5
Post by: marigold on December 20, 2007, 01:42:20 PM
An update on The Biggest Loser Couples:

http://www.realitywanted.net/ (http://www.realitywanted.net/)

For the first time ever in the history of the “The Biggest Loser,” teams of two – including a mother and son, husband and wife, best friends, brothers, a divorced couple and former football teammates – will compete against each other rather than individuals, heightening the emotion and tension in the competition. And just like this season’s contestants, viewers at home will also be encouraged to team up with a partner to lose weight with “‘The Biggest Loser’ Million Pound Match-Up,” presented by MSN, which helps kick off the fifth season premiere on New Year’s Day.

In keeping with the theme of “The Biggest Loser: Couples,” The Million Pound Match-Up will offer viewers at home the ability to team up with a partner and build a support system that will help in their quest to lose weight. Participants will be able to sign up for the challenge to lose a million pounds beginning December 18th on BiggestLoser.MSN.com. The full site launches on January 1st and will feature a groundbreaking social networking community. Utilizing technology provided by Microsoft’s Windows Live Spaces, viewers will be able to match up with a weight loss partner in their area and discuss their journey in a supportive virtual community.

BiggestLoser.msn.com will also offer exclusive health tips and a sweepstakes from MSN Health & Fitness. The top five teams will win a trip to Los Angeles to attend “The Biggest Loser: Couples” finale and wrap party, and the winning team will win a luxury fitness trip for two plus a personal trainer for each of them for one year. Some contestants who participate in the Million Pound Match-Up will also be spotlighted during NBC’s Tuesday night episodes of “The Biggest Loser: Couples.”

In addition, there will be a “‘Biggest Loser’ Million Pound Tour,” as MSN and “The Biggest Loser” travel in January and February to five of the fattest cities in America – Chicago, IL; Houston, TX; Miami, FL; Wichita, KS and Mesa, AZ — to raise awareness, motivate people and encourage participation in the Million Pound Match-Up.

Title: Re: The Biggest Loser Couples Season 5
Post by: marigold on December 20, 2007, 01:50:56 PM
The Million Pound Match Up Contest

http://biggestloser.msn.com/ (http://biggestloser.msn.com/)

MSN Health & Fitness and NBC's The Biggest Loser will challenge America to lose One Million Pounds.

Contest: Lose weight and win amazing prizes.
Title: Re: The Biggest Loser Couples Season 5
Post by: marigold on December 26, 2007, 03:30:01 PM
The Biggest Loser 5: Meet The Couples

http://www.buddytv.com/articles/the-biggest-loser/the-biggest-loser-5-meet-the-c-15106.aspx (http://www.buddytv.com/articles/the-biggest-loser/the-biggest-loser-5-meet-the-c-15106.aspx)

The pink team is comprised of mother and daughter, Bette-Sue and Ali.  Bette-Sue is 53 years old and her daughter is 32.  Ali was once a world champion swimmer and longs to get back the body she one knew.  Bette-Sue says she and her daughter function more like siblings and they are going to be an ultra competitive team!

Paul and Kelly, of the yellow team, certainly have an interesting relationship.  They were once married for 7 years before getting divorced in 2006.  Kelly is a nurse and avid tennis player, who wants to be able to have a child of her own.  Paul's family history of bad health has put him on the track to getting his life together.

Neil and Amanda, the white team, are a married couple from Oklahoma City.  Both in their late 20s, they have a very tight bond with one another which they hope will get them far in the game.  The couple has a 2 year old son together.  She is an art teacher and he is a web designer.

Jackie joined the show, representing the orange team, with her son Dan.  She works for her own non-profit organization along with her husband and says that her weakness is take out food.  Dan is a 21 year old country/rock singer and also works for the family business.  Both mom and son call themselves entertaining but are serious about losing weight!

Jay and Mark are proud members of the black team and brothers from New Bedford, MA.  Mark is the older of the two, at 35, and Jay is 31.  Both feel they don't have enough time in their day to take care of themselves but are looking to change that.  They  refer to themselves at The Big Boned Brothers.

The purple team is made up of best friends/camp counselors, Maggie and Jenn.  Ironically, the two work at a weight loss camp in New Jersey.  The two want to shed their image of being just the "funny girl" or the "girl you can only be friends with".  These 20-somethings want to be proud of who they are and set a good example for those they mentor.

Curtis and Mallory, a married couple from Los Angeles, are the brown team.  Curtis's father died of heart failure in his early 50s, and he wants to make sure he avoids the same fate.  He was extremely popular growing up but always the overweight kid.  Mallory is very competitive and is looking to get the fast food and fat out of her house - permanently.

Representing the gray team are Trent and Roger, former football teammates.  The two met at Alabama University where they were linemen on the same team.  Now, at the ages of 39 and 40 respectively, they're ready to train hard like they did back in college and get those athletic bodies back!

Father and daughter Lynn and Jenni will make up this season's green team. Lynn is the oldest competitor on the show this season, at 62 years old.  He spends so much time taking care of others that he has forgotten about himself.  His 31 year old daughter, Jenni, is hoping that this experience will ultimately define who she is.

Rounding out this season's contestants are total strangers Brittany and Bernie, of the blue team.  This 22 year old California native is looking to go from the girl with the pretty face to the hot girl that makes heads turn.  Bernie is a 27 year old teacher from Chicago who is looking to avoid an early death. 
Title: Re: The Biggest Loser Couples Season 5
Post by: marigold on January 01, 2008, 06:57:02 AM
The Biggest Loser Couples Premieres Tonight

http://www.tvguide.com/tv-hotlist#TheBiggestLoser (http://www.tvguide.com/tv-hotlist#TheBiggestLoser)

New Year's at the Biggest Loser campus means one thing: Shape up or ship out. And this time it's double jeopardy when the players compete in pairs. It's twice the fun and drama as the couples, including best friends, brothers and even ex-spouses, begin to work out — and work things out — under the unrelenting training of Bob Harper and Jillian Michaels. Tonight, the twosomes size up the competition and each other's commitment when host Alison Sweeney issues the first challenge: a footrace up a hill and back without killing each other.

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Title: Re: The Biggest Loser Couples Season 5
Post by: TheCinera on January 01, 2008, 11:42:13 AM
It just seems like last week that Bill won.  Wait, it was last week!  I guess this is the result of the writer's strike, duh!

Anyways, I'll be turning in tonight.  It'll be interesting to see how this all works out.
Title: Re: The Biggest Loser Couples Season 5
Post by: marigold on January 01, 2008, 10:00:04 PM
THE BIGGEST LOSER COUPLES PREMIERE UPDATE

http://tvgrapevine.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=112&Itemid=50 (http://tvgrapevine.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=112&Itemid=50)

Alison greets the new contestants and tells them that things are a little different this time.  She tells them there are nine teams of couples, but she has one more team to introduce to them.  They were selected from the Biggest Loser Online Club and the difference is they don't have the bond the others have, they don't even know each other.  Then she introduces Brittney and Bernie.  They have just met for the first time.

Alison then informs them it is time for their first challenge.  They will be playing for Bob and Jillian!  The challenge is to race to the top of a hill and all the way back.  They must follow a trail of blue and black flags, at the top there will be a Biggest Loser flag.  Both team members must touch the flag, race all the way back, and then both team members must get in line behind the trainer that they choose.  The catch, each trainer can only train five teams.  So once a trainer has five teams behind them, they will have to take the other trainer.

The First Challenge
First one up the hill is Mark and Jay, followed by Bernie and Brittney.   First back to the campus is Mark & Jay and they chose Jillian.  Bette Sue is so exhausted she has to crawl up the hill.  Brittney & Bernie choose Bob.  Roger and Trent choose Jillian.  Curtis & Mallory choose Jillian.  Jackie & Dan choose Bob.  Neill & Amanda choose Jillian.  Maggie & Jen choose Jillian.  Lynn & Jennifer get Bob.  Bette Sue & Ali arrive and are on Bob's team. 

Beginning Weigh-In
Alison explains that they will weigh in as a team on a double scale and their team weight is all that counts.

Dan (310) & Jackie (246) - Orange - 556
Jay (293) & Mark (285) - Black -  578
Jennifer (267)  & Lynn (409) - Green - 676
Roger  (363) & Trent (436) - Gray - 799
Neill (317) & Amanda (204) - White - 521
Paul (303) & Kelly (271) - Yellow 574
Brittney (221) & Bernie (283) - Blue  504
Maggie (239) & Jen (254) - Purple - 493   
Curtis (381) & Mallory (217) - Brown - 598
Bette Sue (261) & Ali (234) - Pink - 495

The Second Challenge
The contestants arrive on a course to see 10 giant balloons in team colors.  Alison explains that they will have to drag the balloons around the course.  The team that comes in first will get to subtract 2 pounds from their total weight at this weeks weigh-in.  The team that comes in last place will have to add two pounds to their total weight at the weigh-in.

The race begins.  Pink Team starts strong then falls back.  The Brown Team and Black Team are setting the pace.  The Black Team takes the lead.  The Blue Team is conserving energy and saving their breath, but move up behind the Brown Team.   The Purple Team is dead last.    The Blue Team begins to run, passing the Brown Team and trying to catch the Black Team.  Jay and Mark (Black Team) notice the Blue Team making a move and begin to run, crossing the finish line first.  Brittney and Bernie (Blue) cross second, with Bernie retching.  Maggie & Jen (Purple) cross the finish line last. 

The Last Chance Workout
Jennifer complains that her father, Lynn, (Green Team) would not come to the gym for a cardio workout.  Lynn doesn't want to workout because he has blisters on his 60-year old  feet.  Jennifer has a good cry in the gym, while her father is sleeping.  Lynn gets up early and went to the gym to workout on the treadmill.

Bernie had to go to the hospital because he was in a daze, unable to keep food down.  Tests were run and he was able to return after spending the night in the hospital.  He is worried about what kind of a teammate he is to Brittney.  Bob greets Bernie when he returns to the gym and tells hem he will keep it light.  Bernie sits out on the last chance workout.

The Weigh-In
Alison greets them and informs them that their percentage of combine weight loss will determine who stays and who goes.  The lowest percentage will fall below the line and the other teams will decide who goes home.  Alison tells them that after tonight's weigh-in, they will not have the usual 24-hours to decide who to vote off, they will have one hour!

Orange -   Dan -25 Jackie -15       - 40  7.19%
Black -      Jay -13 Mark -17            -32  5.54%  (+2 pounds from the challenge)
Green -     Jennifer -7   Lynn -19     -26  3.85
Gray -       Roger -20  Trent -29      -49  6.13%
White -     Neil -13& Amanda -14   -27  5.18%
Yellow -    Paul -17 Kelly -13           -30 5.23%
Purple -    Maggie -10 Jen -12       -24 4.06% (-2 pounds from the challenge)
Brown-     Curtis -22 Mallory -14     -36  6.02%
Pink -       Bette Sue -16  Ali  -19    -35  7.07%   
Blue -       Brittney -10  Bernie -17   -27  5.36%

The Elimination
Yellow votes for Jen & Maggie (Purple)
White votes for Lynn & Jenni (Green)
Blue votes for Lynn & Jenni(Green)
Orange votes for Lynn & Jenni (Green)
Brown votes for Lynn & Jenni (Green)
Pink votes for Lynn & Jenni (Green)

Lynn & Jenni are Eliminated
We meet up with Jenni & Lynn.  Lynn has lost 30 pounds, Jenni has lost 20 pounds.

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Title: Re: The Biggest Loser Couples Season 5
Post by: Texan on January 02, 2008, 09:04:10 AM
I saw the last 5 minutes of the show... it sounded like the Dad did not want to be there.  How sad, so many want to be there and he threw away his chance for him and his daughter.
Title: Re: The Biggest Loser Couples Season 5
Post by: Mandoli on January 02, 2008, 10:22:25 AM
I saw the last 5 minutes of the show... it sounded like the Dad did not want to be there.  How sad, so many want to be there and he threw away his chance for him and his daughter.

Very sad... Especially after he complained that he hurt after the challenge later that night. And this was as all of the other contestants were in the gym! Everyone else was probably hurting, and were they going to let their tired selves relax? I'd probably give myself a little break post-challenge, but at least I would be in the gym afterward. He was supposed to be doing this for and with his daughter, and his actions cost the two of them a chance to continue. If he worked out that night and then the following morning, I could see that. But the morning thing was too little, too late.

Regarding the balloon challenge: The winning team had two pounds added to their total to help them out in the weigh-in, while the last team to finish had two pounds subtracted from their total. The first episode summary has this reversed.
Title: Re: The Biggest Loser Couples Season 5
Post by: marigold on January 02, 2008, 04:06:45 PM
Regarding the balloon challenge: The winning team had two pounds added to their total to help them out in the weigh-in, while the last team to finish had two pounds subtracted from their total. The first episode summary has this reversed.

 :lol: Thanks Mandoli for catching that.
Title: Re: The Biggest Loser Couples Season 5
Post by: michael on January 02, 2008, 04:09:50 PM
I don't think it was fair to give the losing team -2 pounds.
Title: Re: The Biggest Loser Couples Season 5
Post by: marigold on January 02, 2008, 04:19:42 PM
I'm shocked how much weight they lost, it seemed they were struggling so much.

Goes to show just getting up off the coach does.

I love Jillians tough love approach, no pain no gain, would love to have her as trainer.
Title: Re: The Biggest Loser Couples Season 5
Post by: michael on January 02, 2008, 04:21:54 PM
Yeah the weight loss was shocking to me too, it was so weird seeing some of the girls losing 15+ in 1 week.

Title: Re: The Biggest Loser Couples Season 5
Post by: Mandoli on January 02, 2008, 07:04:53 PM
Regarding the balloon challenge: The winning team had two pounds added to their total to help them out in the weigh-in, while the last team to finish had two pounds subtracted from their total. The first episode summary has this reversed.

:lol: Thanks Mandoli for catching that.

No problem. :) Happy to help!
Title: Re: The Biggest Loser Couples Season 5
Post by: marigold on January 02, 2008, 08:56:01 PM
An Interview with Lynn and Jenni

It's too long to post but here's the link for the interview

http://www.buddytv.com/articles/the-biggest-loser/exclusive-interview-lynn-and-j-15315.aspx (http://www.buddytv.com/articles/the-biggest-loser/exclusive-interview-lynn-and-j-15315.aspx)
Title: Re: The Biggest Loser Couples Season 5
Post by: marigold on January 02, 2008, 10:18:55 PM
The Biggest Loser Season 5 Premiere Ratings

Last night the debut of “The Biggest Loser 5″ delivered the heftiest Nielsen rating ever for a “Biggest Loser” premiere, according to “fast affiliate-based” “live plus same day” viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research.

Last night from 8-10 p.m. ET, “The Biggest Loser 5″ (4.3 rating, 10 share in adults 18-49, 10.4 million viewers overall) surged by 39 percent in 18-49 rating and by 33 percent in total viewers versus the premiere telecast of the most recent cycle (a 3.1/9 in 18-49 and 7.8 million viewers overall from 8-10 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2007). “The Biggest Loser” was the #1 non-sports program in its time period last night in adults 18-49 and total viewers and ranked #1 outright in all key adult-female demographics.

Excluding finales, this is the top-rated “Biggest Loser” telecast in adults 18-49 since the penultimate telecast of the first “Biggest Loser” cycle on January 4, 2005.

From its first half-hour to its fourth, “Biggest Loser” gained 67 percent in 18-49 rating (to a 5.5/12 from a 3.3/8) and its overall viewership increased by 4.2 million persons, or 50 percent (to 12.7 million from 8.5 million).

From 10-11 p.m. ET, “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (4.2/11 in 18-49, 12.3 million viewers overall) is currently tied for #1 in adults 18-49 with Fox’s college football telecast, pending updates, and ranks #1 outright in total viewers and all key adult-female demographics.

Preliminary 18-49 averages for Tuesday night are: Fox, 4.7/11; NBC, 4.3/10; ABC, 2.2/5; CBS, 1.9/4; CW, 0.5/1. In overall total viewers, January 1 preliminary results are: Fox, 11.9 million; NBC, 11.1 million; CBS, 8.4 million; ABC, 6.3 million; CW, 1.4 million

Title: Re: The Biggest Loser Couples Season 5
Post by: Mandoli on January 03, 2008, 11:20:10 PM
It was just a great day of programming on NBC. I had it on there for most of the day.

The NHL Winter Classic on from 1pm -- whenever it ended (forget when) and then Biggest Loser: Couples that night. Just perfect.
Title: Re: The Biggest Loser Couples Season 5
Post by: marigold on January 08, 2008, 03:11:10 AM
Tonight On The Biggest Loser Couples

Every relationship has its ups and downs.... and that's taken literally this time as the teams compete in a seesaw challenge that ends up being tougher than it seems. Something else they find more difficult than it should be: avoiding the temptation of an all-you-can-eat barbecue buffet. And keeping with the couples theme, the twosomes learn they will now have two trainers: Bob and Jillian will be pulling double duty when they team up to give the contestants twice the incentive to hit the gym.
Title: Re: The Biggest Loser Couples Season 5
Post by: Jeffrey Scott on January 08, 2008, 11:46:44 AM
I missed the first episode of this season, but I do have the rest of the season DVR'd. Looks to be an interesting show. Not sure if it'll have the same appeal as the other version though.
Title: Re: The Biggest Loser Couples Season 5
Post by: Emmysue on January 08, 2008, 01:21:57 PM
I caught the rerun on Bravo last night and OMG I love it.  I think it was right that Lynn and Jenni got the boot...why let him stay there if he doesn't want to be there?  Even if she wanted to...not fair to the other team who BOTH want to be there!  Plus, strategically, makes sense...Lynn had the potential to drop alot bigger numbers than the BF Girls did.  KWIM? 

I'm so glad it's Jillian again this season...I feel bad for Kim, but Jillian rocks! 
Title: Re: The Biggest Loser Couples Season 5
Post by: Emmysue on January 09, 2008, 09:53:47 AM
Last night was alright, huh?  I would have been totally pissed if I was Brittney and what's his name (the strangers team) tho...they should have gotten those calling cards.  I can understand the logic of the bros and them giving them to who has kids, but at the same time...I think it would have been fair to give them to the people who finished 2, 3, and 4th.  KWIM?  And I'm a mother...I understand it'd be horribly difficult to be away from your kid, but that white team...they totally didn't earn it.  And the team of guys...they GAVE UP at like 3...they TOTALLLY didn't deserve it.  Kids or not...quitters don't deserve a reward!   :meow:
Title: Re: The Biggest Loser Couples Season 5
Post by: BballKates on January 09, 2008, 08:53:07 PM
I despise the black team. They are extremely cocky and you could tell by his reaction to eating those 900 calories in the temptation. I hope they lose but they will probably win, guys always win.
Title: Re: The Biggest Loser Couples Season 5
Post by: marigold on January 09, 2008, 10:22:15 PM
RECAP EPISODE 2 THE BIGGEST LOSER COUPLES

http://www.buddytv.com/ (http://www.buddytv.com/)

On last nights episode of The Biggest Loser, the participants face a challenge involving a barbecue buffet.  They'll have to remember what Bob always says: "Stay AWAY from the BUFFET!"  They're also in for a surprise when Bob and Jillian decide to train them together.  Tonight's challenge involves a seesaw - and a lot of drama, I'm sure.

When Bob and Jillian broke the news that they'd be training the duos together, nobody looked too thrilled.  After all, just a week ago, these contestants chose their trainers based on who they felt they could work with best.  Bob is warm and fuzzy while Jillian is intense and a screamer.  They get the contestants right to work and put them through an intense workout.  It was too intense for Bette Sue, who fell right off the treadmill but got right back on a second later. Neill begins to slack on his workouts and Jillian takes immediate notice.  She forces him on the treadmill, not letting him disappoint his wife.  He walks for an hour and no one is allowed to leave the gym until he finishes.

For last nights reward challenge, the contestants will have to work together to make a seesaw move 100 times.  The prize is a phone call home and, of course, everybody wants to talk to their loved ones.  After suffering an injury early on, Trent gives up, eliminating himself and Roger.  Mark and Jay continue to prove to be a threat, winning the challenge for a second week in a row.  The blue and brown teams choose to finish the challenge, finish what they started. 

Mark and Jay get their calling cards but also have to choose 3 other teams to make a phone call home.  They decide to give the cards to Curtis and Mallory, Trent and Roger, and Neill and Amanda.  All three teams have little ones at home who miss their parents.  Mark and Jay make sure to compliment Amanda for her hard work and tell Neill that they hope the phone call home will give him new motivation.  Neill doesn't get motivated.  In fact, he slacks off again in the very next workout.  Jillian pulls him aside and tells him to drop the excuses and get back in the gym to work hard.

The contestants face their first temptation this week.  Separated from the partners, they will have four minutes to each as much as they want from a barbecue buffet.  The team that consumes the most calories will win $5,000.  This poses an important question: is the money worth risking your place on The Biggest Loser campus?  Paul, Mallory, and Mark all decided to eat while everyone else opted out.  With 925 calories consumed, Mark won but Jay isn't so happy to be the winner this time.

After a tough last chance workout, here are the numbers from tonight's weigh in:

Roger and Trent: 3 + 6 = 9 pound loss (1.20%)
Bernie and Brittany: 5 + 1 = 6 pound loss (1.26%)
Paul and Kelly: 3 + 1 = 4 pound loss (0.74%)
Jay and Mark: 5 + 7 = 12 pound loss (2.19%)
Maggie and Jenn: 2 + 2 = 4 pound loss (0.85%)
Bette Sue and Ali: 6 + 3 = 9 pound loss (1.96%)
Jackie and Dan: 8 + 8 = 16 pound loss (3.10%)
Curtis and Mallory: 3 - 1 pound gain = 2 pound loss (0.36%)
Neill and Amanda: 6 + 6 = 12 pound loss (1.21%)

As Jillian said, the second week is notoriously bad for weigh ins but these numbers are worse than usual.  Paul and Kelly and Curtis and Mallory end up falling below the yellow line.  For the second week in a row, Jackie and Dan are the biggest losers.  An hour after the weigh in, the teams head to the elimination room, ultimately deciding to send home Curtis and Mallory.

Curtis & Mallory Are Eliminated

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Title: Re: The Biggest Loser Couples Season 5
Post by: marigold on January 09, 2008, 10:36:05 PM
An Update From The Eliminated Brown Team Curtis & Mallory

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Brown team Curtis and Mallory entered The Biggest Loser competition with a combined weight of 598 pounds.  In the first episode, the husband and wife did well in both challenges and ranked at the top of the pack after the weigh in.  This week, they made a fatal mistake.  Host Alison Sweeney separated the contestants from their partners.  One at a time, they were brought to a barbecue buffet where they had 4 minutes to consume as many calories as they wished.  Whoever consumed the most would win $5,000. 

Most of the players opted out of eating but Mallor decided against her better judgement to eat.  As a result, she gained one pound while her husband (who chose not to eat) lost 3 pounds.  A 2 pound weight loss put them behind the yellow line and their competitors decide to send them home, feeling they would be a good support system for each other on the outside.  Today, Curtis and Mallory spoke to BuddyTV about their time on the show, the temptation challenge, and life after The Biggest Loser.

Curtis and Mallory agreed that they needed The Biggest Loser in order to lose a significant amount of weight.  "I wanted to go on The Biggest Loser for the opportunity to lose weight in an environment relieved of daily stresses and distractions that keep me from attempting to exercise," she told BuddyTV.  Curtis has been a fan since the show first started but never made it to a casting call until season 5.

In order to be on the show, the couple needed to leave their children behind, a choice that was very difficult for them.  "It was tough on the girls, but they made us proud by being as supportive as they were," Curtis said.  "The girls were always proud of us and knew that we would finally succeed in weight loss if we took time for ourselves to accomplish this goal," Mallory agreed. "Each of them continued to encourage us and say that they wanted us to stay and lose the weight."

The temptation challenge became the team's undoing but Curtis doesn't harbor any ill feelings towards his wife for choosing to eat.  "I can never be upset at Mallory, she gives things a tremendous amount of thought," he confessed.  "I had mentioned briefly how difficult a food challenge would be, so she assumed when we found out it was a food challenge that I would go for it. I love her for that, that's what a teammate is supposed to do."

Mallory wishes that she had gone with her first instinct was not to eat anything at all but knows she can't change the past.  Since being home, the couple "take the kids to jog at the park, and exercise at home," she says.  "Its a priority now before everything else!"  Curtis summed up life after The Biggest Loser best by saying, "I'm on cloud nine!"
Title: Re: The Biggest Loser Couples Season 5
Post by: Emmysue on January 11, 2008, 10:57:25 AM
I despise the black team. They are extremely cocky and you could tell by his reaction to eating those 900 calories in the temptation. I hope they lose but they will probably win, guys always win.

I agree...if they're smart, those other teams will get rid of them the first time they fall below the yellow line! 
Title: Re: The Biggest Loser Couples Season 5
Post by: marigold on January 14, 2008, 04:03:53 AM
A LOOK AT THE BIGGEST LOSER COUPLES THIS WEEK

TENSIONS RUN HIGH AS THIS WEEK'S CHALLENGE CAUSES RIFTS AMONG PLAYERS

The remaining eight teams compete in a game of "elimination" where the last team standing wins immunity so they can't be sent home this week. While the challenge causes rifts in the house as the players become more competitive, the trainers are determined to work the teams harder and post more impressive numbers on the scale at this week's weigh-in. Then an elimination round follows, and another team is sent packing.
Title: Re: The Biggest Loser Couples Season 5
Post by: Jeffrey Scott on January 17, 2008, 10:00:31 AM
Anyone surprised by this weeks elimination? I called it last week already. I didn't see them loosing much weight, and after the terrible time in the gym, I knew they were done for.
Title: Re: The Biggest Loser Couples Season 5
Post by: marigold on January 18, 2008, 01:28:55 AM
Anyone surprised by this weeks elimination? I called it last week already. I didn't see them loosing much weight, and after the terrible time in the gym, I knew they were done for.

 :lol: it was almost funny watching Neil acting like a little kid

when the trainers aren't looking that he stops running and then stands there.

Good grief I'm glad he's gone.
Title: Re: The Biggest Loser Couples Season 5
Post by: marigold on January 19, 2008, 03:13:30 AM
Update: Episode 3 this weeks weigh in

Roger and Trent: 9 + 13 = 22 pound loss (2.97%) 
Dan and Jackie: 12 + 7 = 19 pound loss (3.80%)
Maggie and Jenn: 6 + 4 = 10 pound loss (2.14%)
Jay and Mark: 7 + 12 = 19 pound loss (3.54%)
Bette-Sue and Ali: 8 + 6 = 14 pound loss (3.14%)
Bernie and Brittany: 13 + 7 = 20 pound loss (4.25%)
Neill and Amanda: 6 + 5 = 11 pound loss (2.25%)
Paul and Kelly: 14 + 9 = 23 pound loss (4.26%)

Neill and Amanda are Eliminated

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Title: Re: The Biggest Loser Couples Season 5
Post by: marigold on January 19, 2008, 03:18:16 AM
Next Week Episode 4 The Biggest Loser Couples

ONE OUTCAST DUO SQUARES OFF AGAINST ALL THE REST

It's win or go home after a surprise elimination pits one outcast duo against all of the others.

At the challenge, contestants compete for a prize they all desperately need after nearly a month away from their loved ones letters from home.

Three teams plot to throw the weigh-in, then have a change of heart, but is it too late for them to turn back?
Title: Re: The Biggest Loser Couples Season 5
Post by: marigold on January 22, 2008, 10:28:18 PM
 
:'( oh no I missed the ending I got tied up who got eliminated?
Title: Re: The Biggest Loser Couples Season 5
Post by: marigold on January 22, 2008, 11:08:59 PM
 :lol: never mind luckily there are quick updates out there

This week The Pink Team Betty Sue and Ali got eliminated

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Title: Re: The Biggest Loser Couples Season 5
Post by: Emmysue on January 23, 2008, 11:42:16 AM
:lol: never mind luckily there are quick updates out there

This week The Pink Team Betty Sue and Ali got eliminated

(http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff102/ca_bb_fan/tblpic.jpg)

Oh and it was so sad, wasn't it???  And Yellow woman...STOP BABBLING!!!!  Just tell them!  LOL!

Rob...your poor Betti Sue... :'(  (Oh, and you were right, that clip you played on the podcast, with Betti-sue saying she was going to die was HILARIOUS!!!!)
Title: Re: The Biggest Loser Couples Season 5
Post by: marigold on January 25, 2008, 07:06:32 PM
Cool Article with Ali and Betti Sue

from realitywanted - Mark you rock!!  :jam:

Today we spoke with the Pink Team from NBC’s The Biggest Loser Couples. After speaking with Ali and Bette Sue I was surprised to find out they both live minutes away from our Arizona office and while Bette Sue was away filming a good friend of mine picked up several of her salon clients, what a small world. Ali and Bette Sue chatted with us about why they went on The Biggest Loser, how they were blind sided by the other teams throwing the weigh-ins, and their thoughts on Paul and Jackie.

Q. Mark RealityWanted.com: Hey guys, thanks you for joining us today, I am a huge fan of the show and so bummed you two were eliminated. Whose idea was it to try out for the show in the first place, were you guy’s fans of past seasons?

A. Ali, The Biggest Loser Couples: A couple of seasons ago I watched the finale and said wow this show really changes peoples lives. I told myself I wanted to try out so I downloaded the application, looked at it, and never filled it out assuming thousands apply and how I would get picked. Then one day my mom called and said she noticed an ad on local TV about an open casting call for The Biggest Loser

A. Bette Sue: I was watching TV one day and on those tickers at the bottom of the screen I caught a blurb about open calls at the Mesa Amphitheatre and called Ali. I went there to hold her a spot in line for her to audition when a security guard told me they were casting teams of two and I went oh boy here we go.

Mark, RealityWanted.com: Bette Sue, you did not plan on going on the show to help with weight loss?

A. Bette Sue, The Biggest Loser Couples: No I was about to head to Mexico and get the lap band surgical procedure. I don’t mind surgery.

A. Ali, The Biggest Loser Couples: Mom, did you tell Mark you died on the table last time you had surgery during your angiogram?

Q. Mark, RealityWanted.com: You actually died last time you had surgery?

A. Bette Sue, The Biggest Loser Couples: Yes, I did flat line but it didn’t bother me I was dead, I didn’t mind since I had no idea I was dead.

Q. Mark, RealityWanted.com: Oh my god, I guess you didn’t care, but what about Ali, I’m sure your family was flipping out.

A. Ali, The Biggest Loser Couples: We did care, it scared the hell out of us and we thought it would motivate her to lose weight but it didn’t.

Q. Mark, RealityWanted.com: So it didn’t motivate her to lose weight or shy away from surgery but what did motivate you two to try out for the show and finally take a stab at weight loss?

A. Ali, The Biggest Loser Couples: Mark, being fat is a weird thing since it happens slowly and you don’t know your sabotaging yourself. When I first started to gain weight years ago I just hid behind my clothes and never thought about my body. Once we got to the ranch and I started to look at myself inside and out I became more conscious of just how serious it was.

A. Bette Sue, The Biggest Loser Couples: Here is my take on weight gain. Your mind really helps protect you from yourself. For example, when you make big mistakes in your life your mind has a way of helping you forget about the mistake so you don’t wake up each day and beat yourself up about it. I feel the same way about weight gain, you go into denial.

Q. Mark RealityWanted.com: I never really thought about it that way but it makes sense. I know this is a big topic of the day but what about the whole Biggest Loser twist. Are you mad at Paul and Kelly or the situation you were put in since everyone had to cast a vote for another team?

A. Ali, The Biggest Loser Couples: I think the situation sucked since it was 6 teams vs. us and I think the yellow team voted for us for the wrong reasons.

B. Bette Sue, The Biggest Loser Couples: Ali, remember its reality TV no actuality TV. I can’t believe how naive I was, I had no idea there was a plan to throw the weigh-ins.

A. Ali, The Biggest Loser Couples: Mom, I know but it sucks

Q. Mark RealityWanted.com: Did you guys have any idea there was a plan to throw the weigh-ins by team orange, yellow, and blue? If not was last night the first time you heard about it?

A. Ali, The Biggest Loser Couples: We didn’t officially know it but before the final weigh-ins I saw some of the teams start eating more, stop doing homework, and basically not doing their normal routine. I think I realized there was a set up when Brittany got on the scale, Bob and I looked at one another and knew something was fishy.

A. Bette Sue, The Biggest Loser Couples: I had no idea there was a plan to throw the final weigh-ins. I wasn’t happy to see Jackie from the orange team talk with Paul on the yellow team about getting rid of us.

Q. Mark RealityWanted.com: So it did bug you guys to see Jackie talking to Paul about kicking you guys off or do you just consider it game play?

A. Ali, The Biggest Loser Couples: Paul is a crazy man and gets overheated too quickly. He should have never had the right to kick a team off the show anyway. We voted for the team that had been below the yellow line, that is how it should have been and that is how we all voted prior to the twist.

B. Bette Sue, The Biggest Loser Couples: When I saw Jackie talking with Paul about kicking us off I wanted to slap her in the head but I am going to get my revenge by being skinnier than her at the finale.

Q. Mark RealityWanted.com: So next week one of the couples will be split up and possibly fly solo for the remainder of the season. Lets play a game, if you were called by NBC to comeback but you had to pick someone else from your season to team up with who you pick and why?

A. Ali, The Biggest Loser Couples: I would pick Roger or Mark. Mark is extremely driven and if you’re on his team he is going to push you to succeed.

B. Bette Sue, The Biggest Loser Couples: I would pick Roger he is quiet but a great leader and very motivated.

Q. Mark RealityWanted.com: OK, I have another fun question which I may know the answer to. If you had to compete in a challenge with someone else from your season who would you not pick as a partner and why?

A. Ali, The Biggest Loser Couples: Paul

A. Bette Sue, The Biggest Loser Couples: Paul or Jackie. Jackie is a little devil but then again her negatives are her positives.

Q. Mark RealityWanted.com: Do you still feel the vote from Paul was a revenge vote and do you guys talk at all?

A. Ali, The Biggest Loser Couples: I do think it was a revenge vote from the medicine ball challenge. We went home in an unusual way since we were never below the yellow line.

Q. Mark RealityWanted.com: Bette Sue you have a lot of online fans and many want to know if that hot 53 year old is single? You did close out last nights show telling everyone you were coming back to the finale as a hot item.

A. Bette Sue, The Biggest Loser Couples: No I am not single, I am very happily married but Ill take the praise. It’s funny when Ali talked about my divorce they showed a picture of my current husband that I am still married to.

Mark, RealityWanted.com: So all the poor single men will have to just look at your transformation on TV and weep knowing you are taken. Before we go can you share your current weight with us?

A. Ali, The Biggest Loser Couples: I have not weighed myself in a while but I assume I am about 165.

A. Bette Sue, The Biggest Loser Couples: I don’t have a clue right now but I have lost so much weight I am wearing things I have not worn in several months and years.

Mark RealityWanted.com: Well thank you two for your time this afternoon and we will all look forward to seeing you two at the finale
Title: Re: The Biggest Loser Couples Season 5
Post by: marigold on January 25, 2008, 07:34:59 PM
NEXT WEEK ON THE BIGGEST LOSER

SURPRISE ESCALATOR CHALLENGE CHANGES THE GAME FOREVER

In this week's episode, one team retaliates after being called lazy by another team,

and the willpower of the contestants is put to the test during a soda temptation.

Then the game is changed forever - for trainers and contestants - after a dramatic escalator challenge.
Title: Re: The Biggest Loser Couples Season 5
Post by: marigold on January 31, 2008, 01:11:57 PM
 :(  I missed this episode but found a great interview

http://www.realitywanted.net/ (http://www.realitywanted.net/)

Jenn, from team purple, was the first individual member from the newly created black team eliminated from the Biggest Loser Couples.  We spoke with Jenn and picked her brain about her elimination, thoughts on Paul and Kelly, and who she wants to see win.

Q. Mark, RealityWanted.com: Whose idea was it to apply for the show you or Maggie?
A. Jenn, Biggest Loser Couples: It was me, I have been a fan of the show for a while now and when I heard that NBC was casting teams of two so I started to rack my brain on who I should contact out of my friends.  Initially I wanted to bring someone with me that I would get along with and be able to share a room with without killing one another.  Later I decided that might be boring TV so I decided I wanted to bring a friend who I might butt heads with from time to time so I called Maggie.  After it’s all said and done Maggie and I never really had any problems.
APPLY TO THE BIGGEST LOSER 6 HERE

Q. Mark, RealityWanted.com: I am glad you cleared that up at the end since I never saw you two fight. Does Maggie know you picked her so you guys might but heads and make good TV?
A. Jenn, Biggest Loser Couples: Yes she knew I called her for this reason but like I said we never really had issues with one another while on the show.

Q. Mark, RealityWanted.com: At the start of last nights show you started to tear into Paul and Kelly for saying you did not try hard enough last week, are you still upset with them?
A. Jenn, Biggest Loser Couples: I am fine with it and learned not to care about what people say or think about me.  What bugged me about their comments was the fact that Maggie and I did so many yo yo diets our metabolism was so screwed up it was initially harder for us to lose weight but Paul and Kelly told America we didn’t try hard enough.

Q. Mark, RealityWanted.com:  Sounds fair, I may ask you a bit more about them later in the interview, lets talk about Jillian.  I want to know if Jillian is single but that’s for another interview.  This season Jillian has been talking about everyone’s inner issues that lead to their weight gain.  Did you have that chat with Jillian as well?
A. Jenn, Biggest Loser Couples: I did talk with her and my internal issues revolve around the comments I heard my entire life growing up about people who are overweight.

Q. Mark, RealityWanted.com:  What kind of comments?
A. Jenn, Biggest Loser Couples: I had been told overweight people don’t receive the good jobs, get promotions, and so on.  Jillian said I needed to come to terms with my inner self and not let what other people say tear me up inside.

Q. Mark, RealityWanted.com:  I think Bob said the same thing to you on last nights episode as well, it’s great to learn about the connection with the inner and outer self.  This isn’t simply a weight loss show.

Q. Mark, RealityWanted.com: Now let’s talk about the team selections.  It was no surprise that Brit and Bernie were very upset with Bob. Not only were they upset he passed over them during team selection but many people on the black team felt they were lame picks since Bob stuck with the top weight loss contestants.  What did you think about Bob’s selections?
A. Jenn, Biggest Loser Couples: I think Bob is a bit bitter that Jillian has kicked his ass on every season finale.  When we found out Jillian would face off with Bob on the escalator challenge we knew Bob would win since he is taller and has longer legs.  I wasn’t surprised at his picks but I was shocked he passed over Brit and Bernie since both of them ran right up to Bob when the season started and as you can see they were very hurt.

Q. Mark, RealityWanted.com: I assume you want Jillian to beat Bob again?
A. Jenn, Biggest Loser Couples:  I just want someone from the Black team to win. Jillian is so amazing, she is not just a trainer looking to win the money she is also a friend and really wants us all to change our lives for the better.

A. Mark, RealityWanted.com:  She sounds like a great catch and a great trainer. Now let’s talk about that fun soda temptation challenge. At the start you seemed gung ho to go after it but none of you moved, what happened?

Q. Jenn, Biggest Loser Couples: I was really pissed we didn’t do it, I know why you should not to give into temptations but to have the chance to sit out one of the big boys from the blue team could have really helped us out. In the end, I am glad none of us broke down and drank the soda.
A. Mark, RealityWanted.com:  Before the challenge you were all shown a very large container of sugar that equaled your yearly intake. Earlier in the season you all had to watch the Hall Of Shame to see what the foods you all eat equal as far as calories, fats, and such. Since the average person doesn’t have that opportunity to see this, what would you say or do to help them?

Q. Jenn, Biggest Loser Couples: I would suggest having someone who is overweight and now losing weight or lost weight follow you for a day and write down what you’re eating, you will be shocked.
A. Mark, RealityWanted.com: OK, I told you we would come back to Paul and Kelly and your elimination. Paul gained 3 pounds, Kelly lost nothing and you lost 6 pounds why am I talking with you and not Paul or Kelly?

A. Jenn, Biggest Loser Couples: I have my opinion on what happened that night and two things come to mind.  First, I think I was becoming a threat since I started to pick up bigger numbers during the weight loss weigh-ins. Also, since I had two weeks of back to back big weight loss numbers and the black team may have thought I could not repeat it a 3rd time. Since Kelly is still 250 pounds and Paul lost nothing this week they may be able to bring in large percentages next week.

Q. Mark, RealityWanted.com: Final two questions, if a twist popped up and you had to pick another teammate and cut Maggie loose who would you pick and why?
A. Jenn, Biggest Loser Couples:  I would be torn between Roger and Mark.

Q. Mark, RealityWanted.com: Let’s flip that and who would you not team up with and why?
A. Jenn, Biggest Loser Couples:  I would not pick Paul since he is in his own world and I don’t think he would motivate me as much.

Mark: Thanks for your time Jenn and we look forward to seeing your transformation at the Biggest Loser Finale.

Title: Re: The Biggest Loser Couples Season 5
Post by: Rob on January 31, 2008, 01:15:51 PM
I am setting down today with Bette-Sue for a phone interview to be posted with our next podcast.

Stay tuned!

Rob
Title: Re: The Biggest Loser Couples Season 5
Post by: marigold on January 31, 2008, 01:21:51 PM
I am setting down today with Bette-Sue for a phone interview to be posted with our next podcast.

Stay tuned!

Rob

 :girly Cool she's such a cutie, just loveable!!
Title: Re: The Biggest Loser Couples Season 5
Post by: Rob on January 31, 2008, 04:03:32 PM
Interview with Bette-Sue can be downloaded here:

http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-23956/TS-87457.mp3
Title: Re: The Biggest Loser Couples Season 5
Post by: marigold on February 02, 2008, 01:44:26 PM
This week on The Biggest Loser Couples:

Tuesday February 5, 2008

CELEBRITY CHEF ROCCO DISPIRITO GUESTS STARS

The teams compete in a lively cook-off challenge, with celebrity chef Rocco DiSpirito as the judge.

The winning team gets a special dinner prepared by Rocco, plus a very desirable "surprise" from home.

Also, one team faces a setback when one of their strongest players suffers an injury,

and one of the contestants gets a surprise visitor.

In the end, another player is sent packing.
Title: Re: The Biggest Loser Couples Season 5
Post by: BballKates on February 02, 2008, 02:00:02 PM
Absolutely loved the Bette-Sue interview. I'm pretty sure everyone at the gym was staring at me because I couldn't stop laughing.

I think everyone is clueless that the grey team is the biggest threat. I know there aren't teams anymore but one of them will win the show that is my prediction.
Title: Re: The Biggest Loser Couples Season 5
Post by: Texan on February 06, 2008, 08:01:39 AM
I missed part of the show, but I knew when the blue team lost they would get rid of jackie.  She puts up smaller numbers and they think as guys they will be able to bounce back and win the rest of the weigh ins.    Looks like some drama next week.  And also looks like either a tie or just that both teams go to the elimination, but blue is sitting.

I do have to agree with jackie, they should not have sworn on their kids as she asked them to not vote them unless they told.  Funny though she says she would never swear on her kids but she asked them to do it.
Title: Re: The Biggest Loser Couples Season 5
Post by: marigold on February 09, 2008, 02:04:22 PM
An interview with Jackie eliminated this week:

http://www.buddytv.com/articles/the-biggest-loser/exclusive-interview-jackie-eva-16439.aspx (http://www.buddytv.com/articles/the-biggest-loser/exclusive-interview-jackie-eva-16439.aspx)

(http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff102/ca_bb_fan/jackie.jpg)

On last night's episode of The Biggest Loser, the blue team couldn't cut it at the weigh in and found themselves facing elimination.  It seemed like Trent would be the one to go, who had been complaining of being homesick.  Instead, Mark and Jay went back on their word and voted out Jackie.  She and her son, Dan, were angry realizing that they had been blindsided, especially after Mark and Jay swore on their children's lives to tell them first before they wrote their names down.  A woman whose never afraid to speak her mind, Jackie sat down with BuddyTV today to dish on her fellow contestants and life after The Biggest Loser.

Hey everybody. This is Gina from BuddyTV, and today I'm talking to Jackie from NBC's The Biggest Loser.  Well whose idea was it to join The Biggest Loser? Was it yours or was it Dan's?

My idea, it was totally my idea. I saw the open casting call in Chicago. I came home from work one day, flipped on the TV, and it said open casting call in Chicago, so I asked Dan, "Hey, you know that show I watch?" And he's like, "Well, vaguely." I had it TIVO'd and I had him watch an episode, and I said, "Would you consider going for an open casting?" and he goes, "I'd love to." He went downtown, I stood in line with him all day long, we got in line at like seven in the morning and we finally got in at five or six in the evening. I didn't go with him, because I never considered that they would let somebody on my age. So he went in and they called him back for another interview, but he didn't make last season's show. Then this season they called him up and said, "We really want you to try out again, but there's a twist: is there anyone else overweight in your family?" And he said, "Yeah, my mom and my brother." When they came they said the brother wasn't heavy enough, but mom was. That's how it started.

So you were a fan of the show before going on?

Oh totally. I've watched it since season 1, every episode.

It must have been so surreal to meet Bob, Jillian, and Alison. What was it like for you when you first got there?

You know, it's so funny because up until the moment of the very first challenge, it was all -- I mean, it was surreal oftentimes. You'd be like I can't believe I'm doing this and I'm here. But once the workouts and everything kicked in, it was like such survival mode, and such trying to do it all that they didn't seem like big stars anymore. There's Alison getting ready to send you home every week, and there's Bob and Jillian kicking your butt every single day. The glamor was definitely gone quickly.

You guys had a little issue with the black team, Mark and Jay, right off the bat. When we talked to Ali and Bette Sue, they said that the only reason people didn't like them was because they were a threat. What was your real reason for not liking Mark and Jay?

I will tell you this, I've come to really respect them both, honestly, and gotten to know them a little better. I think what it was, for me, is I always knew it was a game from the very beginning. I've been watching this show since season 1. I've seen all the game play and all that going on, so when I went in there I was very clear that it was a game. I think the thing that was hard for me with Mark and Jay, they were also very aware of the game and played it from day one, but they were just a little underhanded about it. Dan and I, we got ourselves in a lot of trouble because we were very up-front about who we were and what we were doing. I always felt like Mark was always trying to like woo people on his side and on his team. I always felt like I had to reveal his motives, that was what it was. It wasn't even a matter of oh, I can't stand these guys, it was oh my goodness, I'm in a game and they're my biggest competition.

You made a good point that you and Dan really were up-front all season. You guys just spoke your mind. So when you watch the episodes back do you feel like that's an accurate portrayal of who you are?

Honestly, I would have to say in a large way yes, but what I feel was maybe not as portrayed is how much everybody else was game playing, because they wouldn't talk about it. They would pretend like. . .you know, it's so funny like last week, we admitted the week we didn't lose weight that we made sure we didn't lose weight for game strategy reasons. Last week when some of them didn't lose weight, oh they cried you know, said they let their team down. We all knew exactly what was going on. That was purposeful on their part. I think the difference on the TV is that everybody plays the game. Those are smart people. The Biggest Loser does not pick dumb people for that show, and everybody there knows what the story is and what the game is, and knows that you've got to play the game or you're going home.

Has the show brought you and Dan closer together?

Dan and I have always had a very close relationship. My family's very, very close. We hang out together, we go out to dinner together, we work together. I can't say it brought us closer, because we always were so close, but what I think was cool is he and I have dieted much together. We always start a diet together, almost every month, so it was so cool for the two of us who have struggled with these weight issues to get the opportunity to conquer them together, because of the fact that we supported one another in being fat.

How goes the preparation for the live finale?

Well I'm definitely competing, and I'm working out every day and still going at it as strong as I can. Am I confident that I'll be the biggest loser at the finale? There's some pretty stiff competition out there you know. But I know one thing, my goal more than anything is to get on that scale and to have lost a hundred pounds.

Well we hope that you do reach your goal and lose a hundred pounds. We can't wait to see you at the live finale, and I just wanted to thank you, Jackie.

You're welcome.
Title: Re: The Biggest Loser Couples Season 5
Post by: marigold on February 09, 2008, 02:07:43 PM
This Tuesday On The Biggest Loser Couples:

February 12, 2008

SPECIAL GUEST APPEARANCE BY JILLIAN'S MOM -- Its nearly the halfway point of the season, so the contestants celebrate the occasion with a challenge involving the total of their weight lost to date.

Plus, they receive an inspirational visit from their doctor to assess their health advances.

There's also a surprise guest trainer Jillian Michaels' mom, a psychotherapist, who helps the contestants begin to understand the issues in their past that have contributed to their weight gain.

Then another elimination round leads to a heartbreaking farewell as one more player is sent home.
Title: Re: The Biggest Loser Couples Season 5
Post by: marigold on February 15, 2008, 03:10:48 AM
Update from this week on The Biggest Loser Couples:

http://www.buddytv.com/ (http://www.buddytv.com/)

On tonight’s episode of The Biggest Loser, the blue team dealt with the repercussions of voting Jackie out behind her back and Dan’s back. Dan was left feeling like he had no one to turn to except the opposing team. The black team is angry with the decision that the blue team made but they don’t seem to care. Kelly tries to convince Jillian to let Dan join their team but she’s not ready to take on another team member just yet. Dan goes to Bob, who gives him support and promises that he’s not going through this experience alone.

As last week’s biggest loser, Bernie choose Game Play as his reward. His card says, “50% off at this week’s challenge”. He’s not sure what to make of that and heads back to the house to work out. Meanwhile, Dan throws himself full force into the game, telling his team that it’s okay that they blindsided his mom at last week’s elimination.

Tonight’s reward challenge required patience, stamina, and strength. Contestants, in pairs, had to hold the weight that they’ve lost over water. Bernie gets the advantage he was waiting for, only having to hold 50% of his weight. The winner gets to give out immunity to one member of their team and one member of the opposing team. The black team wins and must give their decision before the next weigh-in.

Bob talks strategy with his team but Trent is only interested in bettering his life for his family. He and Roger didn’t come here for the $250,000. Jillian decides to have her team pull names out of hat and the one name left is the one who will get immunity. Maggie ends up being the lucky one who cannot be voted out this week.

Afterwards, feeling that her team needs a little emotional work, Jillian brings in a therapist to get to the root of their issues. That therapist is Jillian’s mother. While the black team delves deep into the issues that brought them to The Biggest Loser, the blue team chooses to work out.  Paul talks about being physically abused as a child, Brittany grieves over the loss of her father, Kelly lets out the guilt that she felt when her mother had a stroke.  The episode was filled with very emotional, raw moments from each of the black contestants.

At tonight's weigh in, the black team announces who they have chosen to receive immunity: Maggie and Jay.  That was a little surprising since it seemed they would choose Dan after Jackie's ousting last week.  On to the scale.  The black team went first:

Kelly: 8 pound loss
Paul: 10 pound loss
Bernie: 7 pound loss
Brittany: 1 pound loss
Maggie: 2 pound loss
Dan: 7 pound loss
Roger: 9 pound loss
Trent: 8 pound loss
Mark: 6 pound loss
Jay: 4 pound loss

The blue team loses the weigh in by 1 pound.  With Jay and Roger safe from elimination, it seems that Dan was next on the chopping block.  Bob is so frustrated with his team that he walks out of the weigh in.  Trent offers to go home, asking the team to vote him out, so that no one has to stress over their vote.  The blue team honors his request, sending him home to his family.

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Title: Re: The Biggest Loser Couples Season 5
Post by: marigold on February 16, 2008, 04:44:13 AM
NBC'S REMAINING NINE "BIGGEST LOSER" CONTESTANTS TRAVEL HOME TO SEE FAMILIES IN EMOTIONAL EPISODE

AIRING TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19 AT 8 P.M. ET

For the first time in the history of NBC's hit series "The Biggest Loser," the last nine contestants all get a trip home to see their loved ones in the middle of the season. It's a week filled with heartwarming reunions, real world temptations and tearful goodbyes when contestants must return to the ranch on this special episode of NBC's "The Biggest Loser: Couples," airing Tuesday, February 19 (8-10 p.m. ET).

The episode begins with host Alison Sweeney telling contestants that they're all going home to the friends and family they haven't seen since coming to the ranch 58 days before. Viewers will see each contestant's emotional reunion with loved ones, and their daily struggles to continue their diet and exercise plans at home amid the temptations and distractions that challenge them in the "real world" they've been away from so long.

While some are determined to stay on track with their diet and fitness regimes, at least one player gives in to temptation, and makes matters worse by not keeping in touch with their trainer while away.

Once they get back to the ranch, the blue team (under trainer Bob Harper) and black team (under trainer Jillian Michaels) square off in a challenge that tests their endurance. The winning team gets a huge advantage at the weigh-in, where contestants will really see how they did during their challenging week back at home. Then an elimination round follows, and another contestant is sent packing.
Title: Re: The Biggest Loser Couples Season 5
Post by: marigold on February 21, 2008, 09:37:19 AM
Paul Marks the twelfth contestant eliminated from 'The Biggest Loser'

http://www.realitytvworld.com/news/paul-marks-twelfth-contestant-eliminated-from-the-biggest-loser-6579.php (http://www.realitytvworld.com/news/paul-marks-twelfth-contestant-eliminated-from-the-biggest-loser-6579.php)

Kelly Fields was concerned her ex-husband Paul Marks would be unable to maintain his diet and exercise regimen when faced with the challenge of going home.

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Her worries were warranted, as the 43-year-old space center missle-support specialist stuffed his face with chicken wings and guzzled cola while in Rockledge, FL, causing him to become the twelfth contestant cut from The Biggest Loser: Couples during last night's broadcast of the NBC reality show's fifth season.

"The experience here has been fantastic.  It's been a life-changing experience for me," said Paul following his ouster.

"I came here with a person who was not only a friend -- but used to be my wife.  I've always had strong feelings for Kelly -- she left me -- I didn't leave her.  But I think through this whole thing I've learned Kelly and I make better friends than when ever did as husband and wife.  I've done way over and above what I ever thought I could accomplish... I've come a long way.  I've probably taken some of my life back.  You can't put a money value on that."

The Biggest Loser: Couples eighth episode began where the previous episode left off.

"You are about to experience a The Biggest Loser first," explained host Allison Sweeney.  "What could be the most difficult challenge you have had to face yet.  You are all going back to the scene of the crime.  The one place that could prevent you from losing the weight that you need to lose to help you reach your goals... You're going home."

Each of the nine remaining contestants would be traveling home for a seven-day trip -- without trainers Bob Harper and Jillian Michaels -- meaning they'd have to maintain their diet and fitness routines alone.

Jay Kruger realized it was a "bad time" to be going home for him considering he posted the Blue Team's lowest weight-loss numbers at the previous weigh-in, which led to the ouster of Trent Patterson.  Kelly was also concerned, but more so for Paul than herself.

"Paul and I are exes, and so far we've been very lucky.  We've been very successful at both staying here," said Kelly.  "Now we're going home, and it's scary as hell.  When I go home, Paul goes his way, I go mine.  I'd like to see him be able to go home and hang with his family and stay on track and do well, and let me do the same."

The next morning everyone left for home, with Paul going to Rockledge, FL; Dan Evans going to Frankfort, IL; Jay going to Bedford, MA; his brother Mark Kruger going to Dartmouth, MA; Kelly going to Titusville, FL; Maggie King going to Denville, NJ; Brittany Aberle going to San Jacinto, CA; her partner Bernardo Salazar going to Chicago, IL; and Roger Shultz going to Enterprise, AL.

All were welcomed with open arms by their loved ones and everyone seemingly tried to do their best to avoid the temptations at home that landed them on The Biggest Loser to begin with. Mark threw pastries at his welcome home party in the gah-bage; Brittany drank water when she went to the bar with friends; Bernie avoided his favorite bakery's Boston cream cupcakes; and Roger and Jay ordered healthy food while out to eat with their families.

Not surprisingly, the other contestants wondered how the everone else was doing, and Roger said he was confident Jay, Mark, Bernie and Dan would all do well at home.

"[Paul] may eat everything in South Florida," said Roger.

He was right, as Paul was reunited with his family and friends and gorged himself on chicken wings and cola on more than one occasion.  In addition, he also seemed to eschew exercise to instead lounge in the hot tub.

All of the contestants said their goodbyes and returned to The Biggest Loser campus.  Kelly admitted to struggling with keeping up her exercise, while Paul told her he gained four pounds after two days of being home, at which point he stopped looking at the scale.

"I'm afraid that I might not be one of our weight-loss stories," he opined.

The contestants than met with Bob and Jillian to discuss their visits.  Bob was upset Dan had two glasses of wine, but seemed to get over it and took his Blue Team to the gym.  Jillian -- who called her five Black Team members twice-a-day during their trips home -- was not happy that Paul didn't answer any of her calls. He told her his phone was dead.

"Truthfully, when I got home, I didn't want to talk to anybody," Paul later revealed in a confessional.  "I see that was a big mistake because she really did care and I didn't realize that."

Paul's plan went awry when Jillian revealed she talked to Kelly, who told her that Paul said he recognized Jillian had called and decided against answering.  He tried to keep lying his way out of it, but eventually apologized profusely.

The two teams then met Allison for a Reward Challenge, but before she explained the rules, Paul received his reward for being The Biggest Loser player-of-the-week at the previous weigh-in.  He received a lifetime membership to 24 Hour Fitness.

For the Reward Challenge, three members from each team would have to either jump or duck under a rotating beam.  If the contestants stepped off the designated mat or broke the fragile beam, they were eliminated.  The winning team would win the chance to have two players from the opposing team weigh-in 24 hours before the upcoming weigh-in, losing the benefit of a last-chance workout.

The challenge commenced, with Brittany, Maggie and Bernie competing for the Black Team and Mark, Jay and Roger competing for the Blue Team.  Roger was the first out at 5:48, followed by Bernie (15:29), Dan (36:24), and Maggie (39:49).  Jay then broke his beam at 40:22, giving Brittany and the Black Team their third-consecutive Reward Challenge victory.

The Black team discussed their decision, and chose Dan and Roger as the two Blue Team members who would have to weigh-in immediately.

"Dan and Roger are the biggest threats on the Blue Team, so they are the obvious choice," explained Brittany.  "But there's always doubts that come into your head.  We could ultimately get screwed by this whole thing."

Dan and Roger than arrived for their weigh-in, with only Allison and Bob in attendance.  Dan began the week at 237 and lost 11 pounds while Roger started at 292 and shed 16 pounds for a combined weight-loss of 27 pounds or a 2.73% weight-loss percentage.  Both were ecstatic with the numbers they posted considering it was 24 hours before everybody else would get on the scale.

Both teams participated in their last-chance workouts, and after losing the previous two weigh-ins, Bob pushed the Blue Team especially hard.

"We are not going to lose this third weigh-in," Bob repeated over and over.

Paul was also felling remorseful about his decision while home.

"I'm going to work especially hard because everybody gained a little bit while they were gone," he assumed.  "I probably shouldn't have drank all that soda and whatever junk I ate while I was gone."

The Biggest Loser: Couples' eighth weigh-in then commenced.  The team with the highest weight-loss percentage would be safe from elimination, while the losing squad would have to eliminate one of their members.

Allison revealed Dan and Roger's weight-loss numbers, and the Black Team looked disappointed.  It would only get worse.  Mark started the week at 215 and dropped 13 pounds while Jay began at 244 and shed 16 pounds.  The Blue Team's combined weight loss following their fourth week competing as a team was a whopping 56 pounds, or a 5.67% weight-loss percentage.

The Black Team would have to lose more than a combined 60 pounds to overtake the Blue Team.  Maggie started the week at 204 and lost six pounds; Bernie began at 216 and dropped five pounds; Brittany started at 188 and shed three pounds; Kelly began at 225 and lost seven pounds; and Paul started at 241 and dropped five pounds.

"I wished that you'd called me when you were at home," said Jillian.

"I wish I had called you too," said Paul, still standing on the scale.

The Black Team's combined weight loss following their fourth week competing as a team was 26 pounds or a 2.42% weight-loss percentage.   Since Kelly had the highest percentage of weight loss for the Black Team, she was safe from elimination.

"Yes!" excitedly exclaimed Paul when he learned Kelly was immune, knowing that she almost certainly would have been booted otherwise.

With only an hour to make their decision, the Black Team retreated to the dorm.  Brittany, Bernie and Maggie -- who have become close friends during the competition -- discussed their option, which was a pretty clear one.

"We know who's going home," said Brittany.

Paul seemed to know he'd be ousted, but said since he has been "putting up numbers" he thought would allow the Black Team to compete with the Blue Team, he felt he should be spared.

"They're thinking friendship over team," said Paul, referring to Brittany, Bernie and Maggie.  "We're the two outsiders.  Basically I think Kelly and I are still the Yellow Team," he added, opening his jacket to reveal his The Biggest Loser: Couples Yellow Team T-shirt he wore when teamed with just Kelly.

The Black Team's five members then reconvened to cast their elimination votes, which began with Bernie and Brittany both voting to boot Paul.

"I feel like we're a team," said Brittany as Paul flaunted his Yellow Team shirt.  "I'll be quite honest with you Paul.  I'm sorry.  I thought we were still the Black Team."

"We are," defensively answered Paul.  "This is going to get ugly."

"I find it like a slap in the face," Brittany told Paul.

Kelly tried to rationally explain why she and Paul felt like outsiders, but ultimately sided with the thinking of the others in that they're all still Black Team members.

Paul and Kelly then voted for Bernie, but Maggie unsurprisingly voted to oust Paul, who was eliminated.

"Don't wear your yellow shirt," Paul told Kelly.  "They'll get pissed."
Title: Re: The Biggest Loser Couples Season 5
Post by: marigold on February 24, 2008, 02:28:46 AM

This Week on The Biggest Loser Couples

ONE TEAM SURPRISED WITH TRIP TO VEGAS

The competition heats up as only eight players remain.

One team is surprised with a special trip to Las Vegas, but will they maintain their diets and workouts in Sin City, or give in to temptation?

Then, in a very emotional elimination, one unsuspecting player makes the ultimate sacrifice for their team.
Title: Re: The Biggest Loser Couples Season 5
Post by: marigold on February 27, 2008, 03:08:08 AM
Update: The Biggest Loser Couples Tonight

http://www.buddytv.com/articles/the-biggest-loser/the-biggest-loser-episode-59-r-17024.aspx (http://www.buddytv.com/articles/the-biggest-loser/the-biggest-loser-episode-59-r-17024.aspx)

On tonight’s episode of The Biggest Loser, Kelly had to deal with being alone after her partner, and ex-husband Paul, was voted out last week. The black team is going to have to figure out how they can take down the blue team, who has been dominating most of the season. As last week’s biggest loser, Jay’s prize was an envelope that said, “Vegas, baby, Vegas”. The entire blue team has won a trip to Vegas. Bob was not as excited as his team was, reminding them to be careful. He laid down the rules: no buffets, no restaurants, no drinking.

The blue team takes off for Sin City and decided to work out first. They adopt a new mantra on their trip: WWBD, which translated means What Would Bob Do. The black team plays dirty, sending their opponents room service with all the food to keep them from winning the weigh in. Once they realized who it was from, they left it all untouched and headed out to gamble.

The next morning, Mark and Jay went to work out while Roger and Dan decided to sleep in. When Mark and Jay didn’t wake the other two up, the blue team erupts into a yelling match. Roger mans up and goes to work out while Dan stays in bed. The team puts their differences aside and all decide to get tattoos before heading home.

Once back, it was time for a challenge right away. The teams would have to complete The Biggest Loser obstacle course in order to win. Each member of the winning team will receive a trip for two to Puerto Rico. The blue team easily won but the black team, slowed by down by Kelly, finished strong and crossed the finish line together.

The entire episode, Jillian felt that Brittany has been turning in terrible numbers at the weigh in. She pushes her to her breaking point in her last chance workout, making her run 14 miles per hour on a treadmill. Brittany kept giving up but Jillian would not back down until she completed her task.

At tonight’s weigh in, the black team went first:

Kelly: 6 pound loss
Maggie: 8 pound loss
Brittany: 6 pound loss
Bernie: 10 pound loss

The black team lost 30 pounds this week for a total percentage of weight loss of 3.69%. After that, it was up to the blue team to lose more than 34 pounds to win. Here’s what happened:

Dan: 7 pound loss
Roger: 8 pound loss
Jay: 7 pound loss
Mark: 1 pound loss

In a shocking weigh in, Mark only lost 1 pound, “hitting the wall” as they say on the show. The black team wins and Bernie is this week’s biggest loser. Dan is the biggest loser on the blue team and has immunity meaning the brothers are probably in trouble.  Instead of battling it out with his team, Mark sacrifices himself and lets Roger stay in the game, in an emotional decision.  His entire team sends Mark home, including his brother. 

To date, Mark has lost 90 pounds. 

Mark has been eliminated

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Title: Re: The Biggest Loser Couples Season 5
Post by: Texan on February 27, 2008, 11:34:43 AM
Thanks for the summary, I missed the show
Title: Re: The Biggest Loser Couples Season 5
Post by: marigold on March 02, 2008, 12:15:17 AM
Thanks for the summary, I missed the show

 :-* Oh too bad you missed it, wow the the guys were crying.

It was very emotional, really surprised me.
Title: Re: The Biggest Loser Couples Season 5
Post by: marigold on March 02, 2008, 12:18:34 AM
THIS WEEK ON THE BIGGEST LOSER COUPLES

CONTESTANTS TACKLE ONE OF THE BIGGEST CHALLENGES IN SHOWS HISTORY

After revisiting the hospital to check in on their progress,

the remaining players face off in one of the biggest challenges in Biggest Loser history

They must fly across a ravine on zip-lines and collect flags.

One player gets the chance to give immunity to himself or one of his teammates,

and his decision ultimately affects his own fate.

And a shocking announcement at the weigh-in changes the way the rest of the game will be played.
Title: Re: The Biggest Loser Couples Season 5
Post by: marigold on March 04, 2008, 11:48:27 PM
The Biggest Loser Couples

On tonight’s episode of The Biggest Loser, the contestants had to face a tough temptation. One at a time, they would have to go to a vending machine. The machine would drop any random item inside and if it was junk food, they’d have to eat it. However, if it dropped a pack of Extra gum, it could contain a cash prize of a 1 pound pass at the next weigh in.

Roger decides to participate and gets gum, worth $1,000. On his next drop, though, he gets a bag of chips. He chooses again and gets the 1 pound pass. Happy with what he received, he heads back to his blue team. Dan had terrible luck at first, eating snack after snack, racking up 1100 calories, making himself sick. Finally, a little change in his luck. He grabs $9,500 total from the packs of gum. On Jay’s first try, he gets a 1 pound pass and doesn’t have to eat anything.

The black team heads to the vending machines next. Kelly eats over 850 calories, with nothing to show for it, except a little sickness. On his second try, Bernie grabs $2,000. On his next try, he gets $500 and after that, the 1 pound pass. Brittany also won a 1 pound pass, but no cash. Maggie went last and got her 1 pound pass right away, ending her turn.  At the end of the temptation, Alison does not tell any of the contestants who won what, leaving them to wonder.

The contestants head back to the hospital for an update on their health, where they first began their journey.  It is no surprise that everyone's health has improved since they began their journey ten weeks earlier.  After their consultations, they are surprised by season 2 contestant, Dr. Jeff, who knows first hand what it is like to be a survivor of obesity.
Tonight's reward challenge featured one of the most extreme in Biggest Loser history.  Contestants had to fly down a zip line and grab as many flags as they could in five minutes.  The winner will get to become a fighter pilot for a day.  If you're not a fan of heights, then this is not your day!  The blue team pulled off another win but first, had a weigh in to deal with before they could enjoy their prize.

As last week's biggest loser, Bernie received a prize and chose gameplay.  He found out that he could grant immunity to any player other than himself.  When he suggested giving it to Brittany, Kelly felt that it wasn't the smartest move.  Bernie, with every intention of winning the weigh in, hoped that this wouldn't even have to be an issue.

At the weigh in, Allison announced that everyone had won a 1 pound pass except Kelly and Dan.  She also shocked the players by announcing that this has just become an individual game.  If any blue team member falls behind the yellow line, they'll be picked off since the black team has the numbers to control the game.  However, that most likely will not be a problem.  Before they step on the scale, Bernie decides to hand over the immunity to Brittany, keeping her safe.  Here are the numbers from tonight's weigh in:

Brittany: 5 pound loss (3.35%)
Kelly: 6 pound loss (2.83%)
Jay: 7 pound loss (3.62%)
Roger: 9 pound loss (3.73%)
Maggie: 6 pound loss (3.68%)
Dan: 8 pound loss (3.65%)
Bernie: 6 pound loss (3.48%)

Roger reached a milestone tonight, having lost over 100 pounds since starting The Biggest Loser.  Dan is right behind him, having lost 99 pounds since he has come to campus.  Bernie and Kelly fall behind the yellow line and are up for elimination.  Had Bernie not given Brittany the immunity, she would have been below the yellow line in his place but he says that he wouldn't have done anything differently.  With only two black team members voting, the blue team basically gets to make the elimination decision.  They choose to send Bernie home.

Bernie has been eliminated

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Source: http://www.buddytv.com/news.aspx (http://www.buddytv.com/news.aspx)
Title: Re: The Biggest Loser Couples Season 5
Post by: BballKates on March 06, 2008, 04:33:12 PM
They should have eliminated Roger when they had the chance. Everyone knows that men always win this show. The three girls will be the next ones gone and Roger will win. However I find the black team stupid for voting off Paul last week.
Title: Re: The Biggest Loser Couples Season 5
Post by: marigold on March 07, 2008, 10:01:43 PM

NEXT WEEK ON THE BIGGEST LOSER
 

ALL CONTESTANTS RETURN TO RANCH IN SURPRISE TWIST

It's down to the six final contestants, but not for long.

In a shocking twist, all fourteen of the players eliminated so far return to the ranch and surprise the six.

At weigh in, the scale reveals how the eliminated contestants have done on their own at home, and the man and woman who

have lost the most weight get to the return to the game!
Title: Re: The Biggest Loser Couples Season 5
Post by: Texan on March 08, 2008, 07:03:22 PM
OOH if they return do some of the 6 leave?
Title: Re: The Biggest Loser Couples Season 5
Post by: marigold on March 08, 2008, 07:17:09 PM
OOH if they return do some of the 6 leave?

What at surprise to find this out, but I'm assuming that it will remain the same and one person will be voted off.
Title: Re: The Biggest Loser Couples Season 5
Post by: marigold on March 08, 2008, 07:21:14 PM
The Biggest Loser: All Contestants Return in Next Week's Episode

http://www.buddytv.com/articles/the-biggest-loser/the-biggest-loser-all-contesta-17323.aspx (http://www.buddytv.com/articles/the-biggest-loser/the-biggest-loser-all-contesta-17323.aspx)

In an unexpected twist, all fourteen of the players eliminated so far in this season's The Biggest Loser will return to the ranch to surprise the final six contestants vying for the winning title.  However, they'll be making more than just a guest appearance as their self-discipline and determination off-screen will be put to the test.

The 11th episode of season 5 focuses on the eliminated contestants as they weigh in and reveal how much effort they have put in on their own at home.  At weigh in, the scale reveals the man and the woman who have lost the most weight and who eventually get to return to the game for another shot at the $250,000 grand prize.

The returning hopefuls vying for a second chance on the show are:

The Strangers
Bernardo Salazar, a 27-year-old teacher from Chicago, Illinois.  He was eliminated on March 4. His partner Brittany Aberle,a 22-year-old hair stylist from San Jacinto, California, has so far avoided elimination and continues in the competition.

Husband and Wife
Curtis Bray, a 35-year-old graphic designer from Los Angeles, and wife Mallory Bray, a 36-year-old business owner.  They were axed from the show on January 8.

Mother and Daughter
Bette Sue Burkland, a 53-year-old hairstylist from Mesa, Arizona and daughter Alison Vincent, a 32-year-old hairstylist.  Both where eliminated on January 22.

Mother and Son
Jackie Evans, a 49-year-old CEO of a non-profit organization.  She was eliminated on February 5, but her son Dan Evans, a 21-year-old musician from Frankfort, Illinois, has not yet been eliminated and continues on in The Biggest Loser.

Ex-wife and Ex-husband
Paul Marks, a 43-year-old Space Center employee from Rockledge, Florida.  He was eliminated on February 19.  His partner, ex-wife Kelly Fields, a 38-year-old nurse from Titusville, Florida, is also still in the competition.

Husband and Wife
Neill Harmer, a 28-year-old web developer from Bethany, Oklahoma, and Amanda Harmer, a 29-year-old teacher.  They were sent home on January 15.

Best Friends
Jennifer Widder, a 22-year-old assistant director at a weight loss camp from River Edge, New Jersey.  They were taken out of the show individually on January 29.  Her BFF Maggie King, a 23-year-old counselor at a weight loss camp from Denville, New Jersey, has thus far successfully avoided elimination.

Brothers
Mark Kruger, a 35-year-old aerial device sales representative from Dartmouth, Massachusetts.  He was sent home on February 26.  His brother Jay Kruger, a 31-year-old aerial device account manager from Bedford, Massachusetts has not yet been eliminated and is still in the competition.

Former Football Teammates
Trent Patterson, a 39-year-old security coordinator from Endicott, New York.  He was axed from the show on February 12. His partner  Roger Shultz, a 40-year-old associate athletic director from Enterprise, Alabama, has not been eliminated and will continue on for a chance to win.

Father and Daughter
Lynn Westphal, a 60-year-old interior decorator from Elyria, Ohio, and Jenni Westphal, a 31-year-old nanny from North Ridgeville, Ohio.  Both were eliminated on January 1.
Title: Re: The Biggest Loser Couples Season 5
Post by: marigold on March 16, 2008, 07:08:48 AM
Update: The Biggest Loser Couples

Two of The Biggest Loser: Couples' previously eliminated contestants were brought back into the competition and no one was eliminated.

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Ali posted the highest weight-loss percentage of the previously eliminated females and was reintroduced into the competition after initially being booted in Week 4.

"It felt amazing to know I was back in the game," said Ali.  "I'm ready for it now.  I wanted my second chance and I got it."

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Mark posted the highest weight-loss percentage of the previously eliminated males and was reintroduced into the competition after initially being booted two weeks ago.

"I wanted to get back on this show more than I wanted to get on it originally," said Mark.  "I'm back and I'm ready to finish what I started... This is my second chance.  I'm not going to spoil it."

Source: http://www.realitytvworld.com/news/the-biggest-loser-couples-adds-two-more-contestants-cuts-no-one-6705.php (http://www.realitytvworld.com/news/the-biggest-loser-couples-adds-two-more-contestants-cuts-no-one-6705.php)
Title: Re: The Biggest Loser Couples Season 5
Post by: Texan on March 17, 2008, 01:09:01 PM
Okay we all knew it was going to be mark... This should scare the rest as  it brigns the brothers back together and brings back someone who is a strong competitor.  Sounds like Ali has a vengance and does not care about making friends.  But she should try and make an alliance to stay in the game
Title: Re: The Biggest Loser Couples Season 5
Post by: marigold on March 17, 2008, 05:03:30 PM
Okay we all knew it was going to be mark... This should scare the rest as  it brigns the brothers back together and brings back someone who is a strong competitor.  Sounds like Ali has a vengance and does not care about making friends.  But she should try and make an alliance to stay in the game

I agree Texan and wonder why the show would bring back two contestants and the two with the most weight loss.

I don't think anyone is happy to see them back competting but what can you do they are back.
Title: Re: The Biggest Loser Couples Season 5
Post by: marigold on March 18, 2008, 11:32:24 PM
Update: The Biggest Loser Couples

The contestants meet Alison at the mall and talk about the difficulties they faced as overweight people who wanted to shop in department stores. She surprised them with Project Runway’s fashion guru, Tim Gunn, to help them with their new looks. Though the contestants had some input, it was Gunn who had the final say in what they would wear for their photo shoots. Tim also gave them the good news that Macy’s was giving them their entire new look as well as a $1,000 gift card. When the contestants showed off their new looks on the runway, they were surprised by their loved ones, which brought them to tears.

When everyone arrived back at the ranch, a challenge awaited them. The contestants had to run backwards on treadmills which were suspended over a pool. The winner will receive a trip to a resort in Utah. Kelly fell first, followed by Dan. After that, Brittany hit the water as did Roger and Jay.  Only Mark and Ali were left in the competition but it was Mark, the challenge kind, who prevailed and won that trip.

After a brutal last chance workout, it was time for the weigh in.  Here are the numbers:

Ali: 5 pounds (3.13%)
Mark: 3 pounds (1.60%)
Dan: 8 pounds (3.86%)
Brittany: 2 pounds (1.16%)
Roger: 9 pounds (3.59%)
Jay: 3 pounds (1.44%)
Kelly: 3 pounds (1.49%)
Kelly barely squeaked by, leaving Brittany and Jay to fall below the yellow line.  At the elimination ceremony, the blue team came together to save Jay and send Brittany home.

Brittany has been Eliminated

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Source: http://www.buddytv.com/articles/the-biggest-loser/the-biggest-loser-episode-512-17748.aspx (http://www.buddytv.com/articles/the-biggest-loser/the-biggest-loser-episode-512-17748.aspx)
Title: Re: The Biggest Loser Couples Season 5
Post by: Texan on March 19, 2008, 02:07:59 PM
Thanks CA!  I forgot the show was on last night.  Poor Brittany but you knew the boys would stick together.  I predict Mark as the winner.
Title: Re: The Biggest Loser Couples Season 5
Post by: suey3b on March 19, 2008, 02:19:42 PM
Unfortunately, my wife and I had to miss the show last night ... well, the video part of it anyhow.  I know this isn't a 'technical forum', and I posted this in another forum as well, but it's really burning me up.  We set our DVR to record Biggest Loser and another show at the same time last night.  The only thing we got on the Biggest Loser recording was the audio - no video at all!  The same with my wife's recording of Oprah that she recorded at 4pm.  Odd that they were both NBC shows.  The other three shows that we recorded yesterday on other networks were all ok.  I called the cable company to complain and they suggested that NBC encrypted the shows and that's why we were unable to view them. How ridiculous is that??!?!?  Anyone else out there record Biggest Loser last night on a DVR?  Was it ok?  Thanks for your input.  I think I'm gonna have to have it out with our cable company.
Title: Re: The Biggest Loser Couples Season 5
Post by: marigold on March 19, 2008, 02:29:43 PM
Unfortunately, my wife and I had to miss the show last night ... well, the video part of it anyhow.  I know this isn't a 'technical forum', and I posted this in another forum as well, but it's really burning me up.  We set our DVR to record Biggest Loser and another show at the same time last night.  The only thing we got on the Biggest Loser recording was the audio - no video at all!  The same with my wife's recording of Oprah that she recorded at 4pm.  Odd that they were both NBC shows.  The other three shows that we recorded yesterday on other networks were all ok.  I called the cable company to complain and they suggested that NBC encrypted the shows and that's why we were unable to view them. How ridiculous is that??!?!?  Anyone else out there record Biggest Loser last night on a DVR?  Was it ok?  Thanks for your input.  I think I'm gonna have to have it out with our cable company.

 :waves: Hello suey3b

I saw your other post I'm no tech but I can try to help I can only guess that it was a settings problem on your DVR

but I'll be back later while I do some searching about that for you hopefully you will get a better answer.

For now you can view the episode you missed on the Biggest Loser Couples here: http://www.nbc.com/The_Biggest_Loser_5/ (http://www.nbc.com/The_Biggest_Loser_5/)
Title: Re: The Biggest Loser Couples Season 5
Post by: marigold on March 19, 2008, 02:41:11 PM

Thanks CA!  I forgot the show was on last night.  Poor Brittany but you knew the boys would stick together.  I predict Mark as the winner.


Oh tooo bad you missed it. It was a really good episode. I really liked seeing their makeovers all dressed up instead of BL workout wear.

Tim Gunn choose this pretty pink dress for Brittany that had a really low neck line and she was worried about that.

I have to tell you she rocked that pink dress. Good for her.
Title: Re: The Biggest Loser Couples Season 5
Post by: Texan on March 19, 2008, 03:19:49 PM
Thanks for the link I played the 2 minute replay and saw the pink dress
Title: Re: The Biggest Loser Couples Season 5
Post by: marigold on March 21, 2008, 04:00:34 AM
Unfortunately, my wife and I had to miss the show last night ... well, the video part of it anyhow.  I know this isn't a 'technical forum', and I posted this in another forum as well, but it's really burning me up.  We set our DVR to record Biggest Loser and another show at the same time last night.  The only thing we got on the Biggest Loser recording was the audio - no video at all!  The same with my wife's recording of Oprah that she recorded at 4pm.  Odd that they were both NBC shows.  The other three shows that we recorded yesterday on other networks were all ok.  I called the cable company to complain and they suggested that NBC encrypted the shows and that's why we were unable to view them. How ridiculous is that??!?!?  Anyone else out there record Biggest Loser last night on a DVR?  Was it ok?  Thanks for your input.  I think I'm gonna have to have it out with our cable company.

 :waves: Hello suey3b

I saw your other post I'm no tech but I can try to help I can only guess that it was a settings problem on your DVR

but I'll be back later while I do some searching about that for you hopefully you will get a better answer.

For now you can view the episode you missed on the Biggest Loser Couples here: http://www.nbc.com/The_Biggest_Loser_5/ (http://www.nbc.com/The_Biggest_Loser_5/)

  :waves: suey3b I wanted to check back as I haven't forgoten about your DVR problem but I have yet to hear back from NBC.

My third attempt and this is what I get:

Thanks for your email. NBC values your comments, but unfortunately, due to the volume of emails we receive, we cannot respond to each one.

If you haven't resolved your issue you can attempt to contact NBC if you think it's a problem with them: http://www.nbc.com/Footer/Contact_Us/ (http://www.nbc.com/Footer/Contact_Us/)

I think it's a settings problem though but I'm not sure, sorry I'm not much more a help.

Title: Re: The Biggest Loser Couples Season 5
Post by: marigold on March 22, 2008, 03:09:28 AM
Next week on Then Biggest Loser Couples:

COMPETITION HEATS UP WITH ONLY SIX CONTESTANTS LEFT

Only six players are left, and the remaining women try to hold their own against the men who are still in the game.

In a surprising pop quiz, one player wins a mysterious prize.

And at this weeks challenge, the players get the chance to sabotage one another by giving each other calories.

Title: Re: The Biggest Loser Couples Season 5
Post by: BballKates on March 23, 2008, 08:57:46 PM
Thanks CA!  I forgot the show was on last night.  Poor Brittany but you knew the boys would stick together.  I predict Mark as the winner.

Stupid boys and stupid Ali, what were they thinking? You vote off threats! I know Jay isn't a huge threat but he much bigger threat than Brittany. No woman has ever won the show and great for loyalty but Dan screwed himself over by not voting out Jay. Mark and Roger will turn on him in a second.

Mark doesn't have much more weight to lose. Roger has this in the bag, he is still the biggest and has the most to lose.

Those idiots should have voted out brown when they could of instead of pink. Two big ex-offensive lineman aren't a threat but two little women are? What morons! They just gave the title to Roger!
Title: Re: The Biggest Loser Couples Season 5
Post by: Texan on March 24, 2008, 09:13:10 AM
I agree, why they did not vote off the guys when they had a chance was crazy.  I think Ali wants to be the last woman standing, she is taking revenge for them kicking her off the show.  She seems so smug, it would be funny if Kelly out lasted her.  I think if it comes to Kelly and Ali they will boot Ali as she has more determination.
Title: Re: The Biggest Loser Couples Season 5
Post by: BballKates on March 24, 2008, 12:57:19 PM
I agree, why they did not vote off the guys when they had a chance was crazy.  I think Ali wants to be the last woman standing, she is taking revenge for them kicking her off the show.  She seems so smug, it would be funny if Kelly out lasted her.  I think if it comes to Kelly and Ali they will boot Ali as she has more determination.

Ali had no reason to vote Brittany out like I said Roger has this show won!
Title: Re: The Biggest Loser Couples Season 5
Post by: marigold on March 26, 2008, 07:01:47 PM
Update: The Biggest Loser Couples

Dan Evans, a 21-year-old camp counselor and musician from Frankfort, IL, was revealed to be the fifteenth contestant eliminated from The Biggest Loser: Couples during last night's broadcast of the NBC reality weight-loss series' fifth season.

"I never imagined how much this would change my life," said Dan following his ouster.  "No longer can I count on just being spoon-fed life.  It's about me taking one step at a time to accomplish anything I want to accomplish.  I don't have to worry about my size or my health holding me back... Not for one moment am I going to forget how far I've come."

The Biggest Loser: Couples thirteenth episode began following the previous elimination of Brittany Aberle, which came a week following the ouster of Maggie King -- meaning Kelly Fields was the only Black Team member left in the competition and one of two women along with Alison Vincent.  Black Team trainer Jillian Michaels was also taking the eliminations hard.

"The boys are tight," commented Kelly.  "The two girls are expendable, so it's just a matter of time to crank us out."
Blue Team trainer Bob Harper met with his guys -- Jay and Mark Kruger, Dan and Roger Schultz -- and commented how he was concerned about their routines.  He criticized Jay and Mark for their lack of carbohydrate consumption prior to weigh-ins and added it was something that would be corrected.

The six remaining contestants then met The Biggest Loser host Allison Sweeney in the elimination room, where a silver platter with a lid on it sat in the middle of the table.  Allison explained the contestants would be participating in a The Biggest Loser pop quiz.  Each contestant would write down their answer, and if it was wrong, they'd be eliminated.  Last contestant left would win the platter.

All six contestants correctly answered 3,500 calories need to be burned to total a pound.  However Kelly, Ali and Mark couldn't recall that Trent Patterson had lost a total of 100 pounds during the first 10 weeks of the competition, eliminating them from the pop quiz.  None of the other three contestants correctly guessed how many calories are in a cup of fat-free strawberry yogurt (200), but because Dan was closest with his answer of 100, he won the platter.

Allison removed the lid and revealed a piece of chocolate cake, which she said totaled 600 calories.  She told Dan to take the platter of cake with him to the next Reward Challenge and added to make sure that it's still intact or else it's useless.

Needless to say, everyone gave Dan a hard time about the piece of cake.  While he was on a walk with Mark and Jay, the piece of cake went missing.  A ransom note was left on Dan's bed that was signed by Kelly, however it was actually Roger who hid the cake.  Everyone had a good laugh from the prank since it lightened the mood of the competition.

The six contestants then gathered at a sports arena for a Reward Challenge, and Allison explained the rules.  Over the course of 20 minutes, each contestant would collect a variety of junk food regularly sold at sporting events -- from hot dogs and pizza to ice cream and popcorn -- which was spread throughout the arena at various stands.

They could only bring back one item at a time and then had to place it on a table with one of the other contestants' names written on it.  Once time expired, the contestant with the least amount of calories on their table would win $10,000. 

Dan then learned what the piece of cake was for, as he could put it on whichever table he wanted.  He decided to put it on Kelly's table -- a clear indication that the four guys planned to gang-up on Kelly and Ali during the challenge.

That's exactly what happened once it commenced, with Dan, Mark, Jay and Roger only putting food on Kelly and Ali's tables.  The four guys were so arrogant that they even took bites from various junk-food items.

Ali opined that the results of the challenge would be "beyond annihilation" -- and she was right.  Kelly's table had 15,061 calories and Ali's had 14,327.  Dan's table contained 6,736 calories and Mark's had 5,612.  Jay won the challenge with only 4.480 calories on his table, besting Roger by 415 calories.

Pledging to use the $10,000 to take his wife on a vacation once The Biggest Loser was done filming, Allison then revealed Jay could use the cash to purchase a one-pound pass at the upcoming weigh-in.  He would have until then to decide what to do.

Back on campus, Kelly and Ali quickly aligned themselves with one another since they realized they were on the outside looking in.  To make things worse, Mark cooked dinner for everyone and didn't even ask Kelly and Ali if they wanted to join in.  He said he didn't mean any harm, however it only further drew a divide among the two ***es.

Jillian pushed the two women incredibly hard during their last-chance workouts while Bob had his guys participating in a well-regimented routine.
"I'm absolutely confident the Blue Team is going to stay four strong," boasted Dan.  "We're not going anywhere.  Whoever gets in our way -- whoever tries to stop us -- then they have to go."

The Biggest Loser: Couples' thirteenth weigh-in commenced, and the two contestants with the lowest weight-loss percentage would find themselves below the yellow line and thus be up for elimination. 

"Heading into the weigh-in, Kelly and I both know if a girl falls below, we're gone," said Ali.  "It kills us to walk towards that scale."
Jay revealed he had decided to buy the one-pound pass with his $10,000, but vowed he'd still be taking his wife on a vacation using his own money.  He started the week at 206 and lost five pounds -- and with the recently purchased pass -- he posted a 2.91% weight-loss percentage. 

Roger began the week at 242 and shed six pounds for a 2.48% weight-loss percentage and Dan started at 199 and dropped only one pound for a 0.50% weight-loss percentage -- by far his worst showing.
"This deep just sinking feeling I had stepping on that scale, I was trying to convince myself, 'Ah, that's just nerves.  It's just nerves,'" opined Dan.  "I was waiting for a real number to pop up, but it didn't.  Just one."

Mark started the week at 185 and lost four pounds for a 2.16% weight-loss percentage; Ali began at 155 and dropped six pounds for a 3.87% weight-loss percentage; and Kelly started at 199 and shed seven pounds for a 3.52% weight-loss percentage.

Dan and Mark were both below the yellow and would be up for elimination.
"That's what happens when you get girls mad," said Ali as the four former Blue Team members looked on in disbelief.
"I had never fallen below the yellow line before -- this is my first time -- I hate it," said Dan.  "I always looked at the people below and said, 'Sorry but the game got you.  Should have tried a little harder.'  Is that what I say to myself now?"

With an hour to make their decision, Dan and Mark began to pack after sharing an emotional moment with Roger and Jay.  Realizing that Jay wouldn't be voting for his brother -- meaning he was already a vote down -- Dan met with Kelly and Ali to plead his case that he would "love to stay."

However Ali, Kelly and Roger all voted for Dan, who was sent packing from the competition.
"This has been amazing.  This has changed my life forever," said an emotional Dan.  "I proved to myself there's nothing I can't do, so who knows what's in my future now."

Dan has been Eliminated

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http://www.realitytvworld.com/news/dan-evans-fifteenth-contestant-cut-from-the-biggest-loser-6792.php (http://www.realitytvworld.com/news/dan-evans-fifteenth-contestant-cut-from-the-biggest-loser-6792.php)
Title: Re: The Biggest Loser Couples Season 5
Post by: BballKates on March 26, 2008, 08:59:19 PM
It really bothered me how much they talked about being a "team" last night. There are no teams, all four of those blue guys couldn't have won the show and I know they are too competative to actually be happy for the one guy that wins.
Title: Re: The Biggest Loser Couples Season 5
Post by: Texan on March 26, 2008, 09:05:08 PM
I was so happy that the girls pulled it out.  I am not sure they can keep up the weight loss in the next couple of weeks    I am glad it took the challenge to show Ali she needed to go after the boys.  the brothers will stay together, so it will be hard to take the out.

I was sad to see Dan go but they were right he was putting up big numbers.

I am still can not believe he gave up the 10K
Title: Re: The Biggest Loser Couples Season 5
Post by: marigold on March 28, 2008, 11:44:37 PM
NEXT WEEK ON THE BIGGEST LOSER COUPLES


LAST FIVE CONTESTANTS GET SURPRISE TRIP TO AUSTRALIA

Since The Biggest Loser is a global phenomenon,

the last five players are surprised with a trip to the other side of the globe Australia!

Once there, they get a visit from the Biggest Loser: Australia winner, Adro,

compete in a race around the city of Sydney, and climb the legendary Sydney Harbor Bridge.

In the end, the final four players are determined by an emotional weigh-in and elimination.
Title: Re: The Biggest Loser Couples Season 5
Post by: marigold on April 01, 2008, 04:48:13 AM
Update Previous Contestants Amy And Marty Wed

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Biggest Loser contestants Amy Hildreth and Marty Wolff made their reality TV romance official Saturday, tying the knot in Charleston, S.C., in a small ceremony in front of less than 20 of their family and friends.

“We’re private even though we like to go on reality shows,” Hildreth, 28, joked to PEOPLE. (They like to get engaged on them, too — Wolff, 27, popped the question on a Biggest Loser reunion show last year).

This summer, the newlyweds plan to have a big party for the rest of their loved ones, including their Biggest Loser season three pals. The show trainers will score invites too, says Wolff, “But I don’t know if they’ll want to come to Omaha, Nebraska!”

The couple, who’ve maintained most of their weight loss from the show, call their wedding a definite “cheat day,” where they allowed themselves mini-pizza appetizers (”I have to have pizza at my wedding,” says Hildreth) and a cupcake tower for dessert. But the cupcakes are not for portion-control purposes. Says the bride: “They’re just so much more fun than a boring old wedding cake!”

The Biggest Loser: Couples finale airs live on April 15. No word on whether any of this season’s contestants will make pop the question.

Source: http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20187108,00.html?xid=rss-topheadlines (http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20187108,00.html?xid=rss-topheadlines)
Title: Re: The Biggest Loser Couples Season 5
Post by: marigold on April 01, 2008, 05:00:45 AM
The Biggest Loser Contestant Roger Fired For Going On Show

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JACKSONVILLE, Ala. (AP) -- Jacksonville State has fired associate athletic director Roger Shultz, who took leave to compete on the reality TV show "The Biggest Loser" five months after starting the job.

The university fired the former Alabama football player in mid-March after he returned home to Enterprise, where he is still working out in an effort to win the weight-loss competition.

In a statement, athletic director Jim Fuller says Shultz was hired to enhance the university's marketing and fundraising effort, but after just a few months on the job he chose to go on sick leave to be a part of a TV reality show.

Fuller says it's time to move forward with the marketing and fundraising effort.

Shultz, who started out at 363 pounds, had lost 127 pounds through this week's episode on the NBC show. Shultz started taping the show in October and said he understands Jacksonville State's decision.

Source: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23845069/from/ET/ (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23845069/from/ET/)
Title: Re: The Biggest Loser Couples Season 5
Post by: Texan on April 02, 2008, 02:40:16 PM
At the last minute a friend called so I missed the show.  I did read Jillian's recap.  Good for Mark waiting on Ali!!  What a good sport.  When I heard it was emotional I figured the brothers would be below the line together.

I also saw next week we get to pick the person to be booted...... that has me thinking.... do you want to see the person that has worked the hardest win, the person that has lost the most pounds, a woman, a man, a second chancer or another factor?    Part of me says I do not want a 2nd chancer winning, they had their shot and were voted off.  part of me wants to keep the 2 woman since there has not been a woman win.  part of me wants Mark off because he is winning all the prizes right now and part says he earned it.

Jay and Kelly have the most still to lose.  I really do not think Kelly will do as well without her trainer motivating her.  Jay I am not sure about him.  Part of me says he will not stick with it and part says yep this time he is serious.  Ali I think will definitely stick with it but does she really have that much more to lose?  She is nto a size 1 but she looks good.  Mark well, we all know he is determined to win and I think if he is in the final 3 he wins hands down.

If Kelly stays motivated and keeps working out and watching what she eats she could be the biggest loser.  Maybe she will inspire Paul to get active!
Title: Re: The Biggest Loser Couples Season 5
Post by: marigold on April 03, 2008, 12:14:14 AM
At the last minute a friend called so I missed the show.  I did read Jillian's recap.  Good for Mark waiting on Ali!!  What a good sport.  When I heard it was emotional I figured the brothers would be below the line together.

I also saw next week we get to pick the person to be booted...... that has me thinking.... do you want to see the person that has worked the hardest win, the person that has lost the most pounds, a woman, a man, a second chancer or another factor?    Part of me says I do not want a 2nd chancer winning, they had their shot and were voted off.  part of me wants to keep the 2 woman since there has not been a woman win.  part of me wants Mark off because he is winning all the prizes right now and part says he earned it.

Jay and Kelly have the most still to lose.  I really do not think Kelly will do as well without her trainer motivating her.  Jay I am not sure about him.  Part of me says he will not stick with it and part says yep this time he is serious.  Ali I think will definitely stick with it but does she really have that much more to lose?  She is nto a size 1 but she looks good.  Mark well, we all know he is determined to win and I think if he is in the final 3 he wins hands down.

If Kelly stays motivated and keeps working out and watching what she eats she could be the biggest loser.  Maybe she will inspire Paul to get active!


Oh your right Texan I'm going to have to think about this one.

I mean normally it's the person that has lost the least amount of weight that should get voted off so I don't know if I want to change that.
Title: Re: The Biggest Loser Couples Season 5
Post by: marigold on April 03, 2008, 12:17:53 AM

SURPRISE GAME-CHANGING TWIST IN LAST EPISODE BEFORE LIVE FINALE 

In the last episode before the live finale, the final four contestants return from Australia without their trainers and attempt to train themselves for their last week on the ranch.

Celebrity Chef Rocco Dispirito visits again to teach the contestants how to make healthy versions of their favorite dishes before heading home, and the final four all watch videos of their most memorable moments on campus.

At the weigh-in, two of the four players fall below the yellow line, but theres one last surprising twist.

For the first time ever in Biggest Loser history, America will determine who the third finalist will be by voting online on the two that fall below the yellow line.

Who they choose to be a finalist and who they choose to eliminate will be revealed at the live finale on April 15.
Title: Re: The Biggest Loser Couples Season 5
Post by: marigold on April 03, 2008, 03:41:23 PM
NBC Reveals New 'The Biggest Loser: Families' Edition To Air This Fall

NBC has announced The Biggest Loser: Families -- the reality weight-loss series' sixth-season -- will be part of the network's Fall 2008 primetime programming schedule with 90-minute episodes airing in the Tuesdays at 8PM ET/PT time slot.

NBC had previously announced The Biggest Loser's sixth season would follow the same "couples" format as the show's currently-airing fifth installment, however that plan has apparently changed. 

Instead, the Fall 2008 installment will be a "family edition" featuring teams consisting of two family members each, with the minimum age requirement being 18-years-old.

The Biggest Loser: Couples' second installment -- which will consist of teams of two that can include any two contestants with a pre-existing relationship -- is now scheduled to air as part of NBC's 2008-2009 midseason primetime programming lineup in the Tuesdays at 8PM ET/PT time slot.

Alison Sweeney will reprise her hosting role for The Biggest Loser: Families, which will also include trainers Jillian Michaels and Bob Harper.  Kim Lyons, who replaced Michaels as the Red Team's trainer prior to the show's third season but was replaced by Michaels for the show's currently-airing fifth edition, will not be participating in the show's sixth installment.

http://www.realitytvworld.com/news/nbc-reveals-new-the-biggest-loser-families-edition-air-this-fall-6859.php (http://www.realitytvworld.com/news/nbc-reveals-new-the-biggest-loser-families-edition-air-this-fall-6859.php)
Title: Re: The Biggest Loser Couples Season 5
Post by: marigold on April 04, 2008, 11:43:24 PM
The Biggest Loser Couples Trainers Jillian and Bob's Take On The Twist

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After The Biggest Loser 5 airs Tuesday, viewers will be able to vote for the first time in the show’s history, determining which of the bottom two (those who fall below the yellow line) go home and who goes on to the finale. In other words, after the weigh-in, instead of letting the cast vote, viewers will vote. The winner and finalist will be “revealed in the first five minutes of the live finale on April 15,” according to NBC.

The show’s trainers, however, don’t like the twist. Jillian Michaels, who has previously criticized the show’s editing and focus, had the strongest opinion, telling reporters this afternoon that she’s “disappointed” because “The Biggest Loser’s not a popularity contest, it’s about numbers—I was disappointed.” She also said that it’s “kind of disappointing playing a game based on a set of rules that they didn’t even know, and neither did we.” She said the contestants might have “played the game differently,” “used different strategies” or “behaved differently” had they known the public would vote. “I also didn’t think it was fair; I don’t get it, personally,” she said.

Bob said that he thinks letting viewers vote is “a really tricky thing,” because we “haven’t seen everything these four contestants have gone through” and “don’t have all the information.” However, executive producer Mark Koops said that the vote “isn’t turning it into a popularity contest,” and said that in Tuesday’s episode, “we’re laying out the facts to the audience, the incredible journeys that the two people below the yellow line have been on. I think people will be able to make an informed decision.”

Koops also said that “one bad week shouldn’t necessarily determine their fate.” Of course, that’s what happens every other week on the show because of its game component

http://www.realityblurred.com/realitytv/ (http://www.realityblurred.com/realitytv/)
Title: Re: The Biggest Loser Couples Season 5
Post by: marigold on April 07, 2008, 11:53:32 PM
 :popcorn:   A video preview of Tuesday's show on The Biggest Loser Couples


I had to remove to video I believe NBC changes it.
Title: Re: The Biggest Loser Couples Season 5
Post by: Texan on April 08, 2008, 08:56:21 AM
With Jillian and Ali so happy I would bet that Kelly has a big lose this week.  I can not see Jillian that excited for the boys.  It says one more record  ~ didn't Ali hit the most lost by a woman last week?

Title: Re: The Biggest Loser Couples Season 5
Post by: marigold on April 08, 2008, 06:20:37 PM

With Jillian and Ali so happy I would bet that Kelly has a big lose this week.  I can not see Jillian that excited for the boys.  It says one more record  ~ didn't Ali hit the most lost by a woman last week?


 :-* Hey  Texan I believe you are right.

Ali did break a record last week, she looks awesome now. She lost so much weight.

So I can't wait for tonight to see what's going to happen and about the twist.

It looks exciting  :wohoo:
Title: Re: The Biggest Loser Couples Season 5
Post by: Texan on April 09, 2008, 09:53:17 AM
DVR did not work, I think it was because my kiddos changed the channel during recording.  I am waiting on the 2 minute replay.  I saw the boys were below the line. 

Who is everyone voting for?
Title: Re: The Biggest Loser Couples Season 5
Post by: marigold on April 09, 2008, 01:14:09 PM

DVR did not work, I think it was because my kiddos changed the channel during recording.  I am waiting on the 2 minute replay.  I saw the boys were below the line. 

Who is everyone voting for?


 :lol: Oh no that's funny. I'm pretty sure Texan that you can watch the entire episode on the website.

Yes the two men were below the yellow line.

What a surprise from Kelly losing that much forcing the men below the yellow line.

I love Ali she looks amazing and keeps a great positive attitude. I really believe her talk with Jillian and her mother Betty Sue early in this season helped her get over her personal issues she had that contributed to her weight and unhappiness.

Unfortunately I can't vote I'm not a US citizen so no I can't vote according to the rules.

My personal fav's are Ali I hope she wins it and as for the men it would have to be Roger because like Ali they have no personal issues and I believe that's what makes them winners is that they will begin a whole new life after The Biggest Loser Couples were I definitely think Mark is still working on those and might need continual help or support to keep him on a positive journey after the show. The same with Kelly I don't know if she has sorted out her personal life and with her relationships I'm hoping she has.

Anyways I'm getting carried away I'm hoping Ali and Roger win but I would be happy for anyone of them. I love this show getting to know them and watching them progress throughout the show is amazing.

I'm looking forward to the finale  :wohoo:
Title: Re: The Biggest Loser Couples Season 5
Post by: CBWright on April 09, 2008, 02:36:54 PM
Hi, new to the board and just started watching Biggest Loser Couples.  I'm totally inspired by what the two girls have done and losing something like 9 and 11 pounds IN ONE WEEK!  Is there a blog or log somewhere online that documents exactly what they did this past week (amount and type of exercise and what they eat and when)?  Would love to follow their regimine.  I've looked at joining the Biggest Loser site but don't know if it's really worth it.  Thanks for any help and insight!
Title: Re: The Biggest Loser Couples Season 5
Post by: Texan on April 09, 2008, 03:51:54 PM
Well my zip is 77429 when you vote it asks for name, bith date, email and zip code.  can they really tell you are in CA from the web?  You can vote up to 100 times per email.
Title: Re: The Biggest Loser Couples Season 5
Post by: marigold on April 09, 2008, 10:08:19 PM
Hi, new to the board and just started watching Biggest Loser Couples.  I'm totally inspired by what the two girls have done and losing something like 9 and 11 pounds IN ONE WEEK!  Is there a blog or log somewhere online that documents exactly what they did this past week (amount and type of exercise and what they eat and when)?  Would love to follow their regimine.  I've looked at joining the Biggest Loser site but don't know if it's really worth it.  Thanks for any help and insight!

 :waves: Hello CBWright and a  :welcome3: to you.

The only place I can think of is the official site for The Biggest Loser Couples. There is a lot of info you can get from there including each of the contestants bio's and it shows their weight loss a tracker for each weeks weigh in. It also has a section for Nutrition and Fitness. I personally think the site is great. There is lots to read and plenty of interesting info there. So I do think it's worth your while to start there but if your interested in following their regimen I would suggest you speak to your doctor and they could best help direct you to a Nutritionist and a Professional Trainer. Don't forget these contestants have seen a doctor and are being monitored so be careful and take the advice from your doctor.

Good luck with that.

The Biggest Loser Couples link: http://www.nbc.com/The_Biggest_Loser_5/ (http://www.nbc.com/The_Biggest_Loser_5/)

Title: Re: The Biggest Loser Couples Season 5
Post by: marigold on April 13, 2008, 06:13:00 AM

The Biggest Loser Couples:  The Official Website Poll

(http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff102/ca_bb_fan/biggestl2.jpg)

Who do you think will be The Biggest Loser?

Ali          62%  is leading  :wohoo:

Kelly      17% 
 
Roger    15%   

Mark       3%

Cast your vote to the poll here and to view the results: http://www.nbc.com/The_Biggest_Loser_5/ (http://www.nbc.com/The_Biggest_Loser_5/)   
Title: Re: The Biggest Loser Couples Season 5
Post by: Texan on April 14, 2008, 08:52:51 AM
Tomorrow is the night ~ got this in an email.  I did not realize they started last May.  So they will have had almost a year to lose the weight.  It will be interesting to see who wins.  I am worried more about Paul as I am not sure he stuck to the weight lose.  I hope he did.

The Big Finish
Biggest Loser 5 champion will rise tomorrow

Kicking off on New Year's Day, the fifth season of The Biggest Loser has been super-duper big. The players arrived last May on the new Biggest Loser ranch in teams of two. The temptation, challenges and prizes along the way have been bigger than ever. And we recently saw the final five players take the game around the globe to Sydney, Australia which has its own Biggest Loser show, among many that are now fighting obesity and broadcasting in nations all over the world. Well, tomorrow night is the big finish, and we'll see who becomes the single winner of Biggest Loser Couples.

The competitors for the grand prize of $250,000 are two women, Ali Vincent and Kelly Fields, and one man (we'll find out the if it's Mark Kruger or Roger Shultz). Depending on who wins the nationwide vote-off between the two fellas, this may be the year that a woman finally takes the top prize! And if you think it's a no-brainer or no big deal, you just have to look to trainers Bob Harper and Jillian Michaels to see how heated this competition is. Jillian really wants a woman to finally take it. Bob is aching to have one of his men win, inspired in part, no doubt, by having his players closed-out of the finals last season when Jillian dominated with her Black Team underdogs in the Final Four.

Along with the finalists, we'll see the return of all the eliminated players--always immensely inspiring (plus one of them will take home $100,000). Tune in tomorrow at 8/7c for the live finale with all the fireworks of a big American finish.
Title: Re: The Biggest Loser Couples Season 5
Post by: marigold on April 14, 2008, 09:49:45 AM
Tomorrow is the night ~ got this in an email.  I did not realize they started last May.  So they will have had almost a year to lose the weight.  It will be interesting to see who wins.  I am worried more about Paul as I am not sure he stuck to the weight lose.  I hope he did.

The Big Finish
Biggest Loser 5 champion will rise tomorrow

Kicking off on New Year's Day, the fifth season of The Biggest Loser has been super-duper big. The players arrived last May on the new Biggest Loser ranch in teams of two. The temptation, challenges and prizes along the way have been bigger than ever. And we recently saw the final five players take the game around the globe to Sydney, Australia which has its own Biggest Loser show, among many that are now fighting obesity and broadcasting in nations all over the world. Well, tomorrow night is the big finish, and we'll see who becomes the single winner of Biggest Loser Couples.

The competitors for the grand prize of $250,000 are two women, Ali Vincent and Kelly Fields, and one man (we'll find out the if it's Mark Kruger or Roger Shultz). Depending on who wins the nationwide vote-off between the two fellas, this may be the year that a woman finally takes the top prize! And if you think it's a no-brainer or no big deal, you just have to look to trainers Bob Harper and Jillian Michaels to see how heated this competition is. Jillian really wants a woman to finally take it. Bob is aching to have one of his men win, inspired in part, no doubt, by having his players closed-out of the finals last season when Jillian dominated with her Black Team underdogs in the Final Four.

Along with the finalists, we'll see the return of all the eliminated players--always immensely inspiring (plus one of them will take home $100,000). Tune in tomorrow at 8/7c for the live finale with all the fireworks of a big American finish.



 :jumpy: Oh cool thanks for sharing your email Texan  :hugs:
Title: Re: The Biggest Loser Couples Season 5
Post by: marigold on April 15, 2008, 05:43:26 AM

The Biggest Loser Couples 2 Hour Season Finale Tonight   :wohoo:

       (http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff102/ca_bb_fan/blc2.jpg)
Title: Re: The Biggest Loser Couples Season 5
Post by: marigold on April 16, 2008, 05:17:28 AM
Ali The First Female Winner Of The Biggest Loser Couples  :wohoo:

          (http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff102/ca_bb_fan/aliwins.jpg)
Title: Re: The Biggest Loser Couples Season 5
Post by: Texan on April 16, 2008, 09:00:00 AM
YEAH ALI!  She looks amazing!  WOW when Mark lost the 100K by one pound I was so happy for Bernie.  Not to be mena to MArk but he won alot on the show.  Bernie was so excited.  WOW some of those people looked tottaly differnt today then they did before.  Curtis looks great and I was so excited for him to get to where he needed to be for health insurance.  What a great ending.

I worry about Paul.... when he was voted off they said he had been sick and now he is still too sick.  I hope he gets better soon.

Kelly looked amazing.  she knew she was not going to win which too some of the smile away, but she looked amazing.
Title: Re: The Biggest Loser Couples Season 5
Post by: marigold on April 17, 2008, 12:35:07 AM
YEAH ALI!  She looks amazing!  WOW when Mark lost the 100K by one pound I was so happy for Bernie.  Not to be mena to MArk but he won alot on the show.  Bernie was so excited.  WOW some of those people looked tottaly differnt today then they did before.  Curtis looks great and I was so excited for him to get to where he needed to be for health insurance.  What a great ending.

I worry about Paul.... when he was voted off they said he had been sick and now he is still too sick.  I hope he gets better soon.

Kelly looked amazing.  she knew she was not going to win which too some of the smile away, but she looked amazing.


Hey Texan what a night that was. I'm thrilled for Ali she was so happy.

And everyone else wow they look awesome.

I agree I'm glad for Curtis and Mark looks totally different Bernie too.

Even Trent lost lots for being such a big guy.

I'm looking forward to the next Season the Family Edition  :wohoo:
Title: Re: The Biggest Loser Couples Season 5
Post by: marigold on May 05, 2008, 04:12:05 AM
an intersting article the Kruger brothers were approached for the show:

Mark and Jay were approached by a casting agent while at a ballgame. "When they came up to us outside of Fenway Park, I didn't even think I needed to be on that show or was big enough to be on the show ... until I went home that night and looked in the mirror and said, 'Oh my God, I really have let things go way beyond where they needed to be.' I wasn't even thinking about working out,” Mark said.

After giving it some thought, the brothers decided to head to the show. The decision ended up being very difficult for them, as they had to leave their wives behind to take care of things. "They had to maintain the households, watch two kids, cart them around with virtually no help, doing it basically on their own, and the only support system they had was each other,” Mark said of his wife and sister-in-law.

The brothers gained a reputation for shedding a lot of tears while on The Biggest Loser. Even a month after the show has ended, they still can’t seem to escape a good joke or two about it. "One day we came out and we had these magnetic strips on our vehicles that said, 'Watch out for falling teardrops,' and 'Warning, may cry at any moment’," said Jay.

One thing that Mark has noticed the most since leaving the show is the change in his appetite. "I can't get enough (vegetables) now. I can't eat enough broccoli. I love broccoli," he said. Jay looks back and said that he never joined the show to become a celebrity. He is currently raising awareness about Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome, a disease that his daughter was born with.

Source: http://www.buddytv.com/articles/the-biggest-loser/the-biggest-loser-catching-up-19098.aspx (http://www.buddytv.com/articles/the-biggest-loser/the-biggest-loser-catching-up-19098.aspx)

Title: Re: The Biggest Loser Couples Season 5
Post by: hanzere on July 02, 2009, 05:37:44 AM
            We don't anticipate that every time we go on challenge we fail or success.



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