The Biggest Loser's David is finally realizing he needs to put himself first for once.
On Tuesday's episode, the teams are disbanded leaving everyone to fight for themselves. Eager to switch things up, the trainers also work with some of the contestants they haven't previously. One player, David, shares an intimate conversation with Jillian Michaels about losing his wife and always caring for others.
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"You talk about everybody else and being the man everyone needs, which has gotten you here," Michaels tells him.
You've probably heard the story "The Power of the Penny"... Take one penny and double it each day for just one month. At the end of the first week, you'd have a paltry $0.64, but keep going and by the end of the second week you'd have $81.92. Not bad. At Day 21 or the end of the third week, you'd see a $10,485.76 return. And by the time you hit Day 31, the last calendar day of the month, that day one penny is now worth more than $10.737 million. So what's the point?
The holidays are a special time of year filled with joy, singing, celebrating faith, and sharing time with loved ones... but it can also be a very hard time of the year emotionally for many. On average, people will gain somewhere in the neighborhood of seven pounds during the season from Thanksgiving through the New Year. I was one of those people on the high side of that average, and although I have no scientific study to back me up, I think it probably had a lot to do with me being emotionally obese.
I remember growing up being in a "sugar-coma" for the entire week after Halloween. I would literally blow through thousands of calories of chocolate bars, wafer candies and peanut butter cups each and every day until my bag of candy was down to the not-so-choice leftovers. Be honest now, licorice and those sticks of candy "glue" that you could never get out of your teeth, those are just not worth the time it takes to unwrap them!
I was morbidly obese and needed to do something extreme to change that. The truth is I needed help to "save my life." I know there are likely many of you reading this blog who do too, but will probably never have the same opportunity I've had to do it on The Biggest Loser ranch. I mean, if you could have met your health goals by now, wouldn't you have done so already?
I walked onto the ranch full of doubts about myself, and lots of excuses. In fact, if my excuses were bricks, I'm talking about The Great Wall of China. Week 3 proved to me just how flimsy my excuses had always been. In the first two weeks, I had finally gotten comfortable with certain machines and go-to exercises in the gym, which, as we all know, means it must be time to take all of those options away - Ha!
The first ever Bigger Loser Gym Auction found our Red Team bidding against the Blue and White teams for exclusive use of specific equipment for the week...