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The Biggest Loser Episode: "The Biggest Loser: Families"

Season 6, Episode 7
Episode Synopsis: Unusual workouts spice up the teams' routines. Elsewhere, the contestants see a doctor for six-week progress reports, and the winners of a balance-beam challenge receive a special gift from home.
Original Air Date: Oct 21, 2008

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The Biggest Loser: Families Episode Recap: "Week 6" Season 6, Episode 7

Upset about the loss of her mom, Amy C is feeling like a piece of her has left as well. Shellay was the one who pushed them to do Biggest Loser in the first place but now it's up to Amy to fight for the both of them. Over on the other team Jillian wants them to get more competitive. She asks Phil if he'd be okay sending his wife home because had black won last week, she would have gone. "Are you willing to be the pound that sends her home?" she asks him. Phil assures his trainer that if he wants to be the biggest loser than he needs to completely focus on himself and he plans on doing so even though it won't be easy.

Jillian treats her team to a ropes course. Phil is deathly afraid of climbing to the top but when Jillian tells him that "to try is to quit with honor" he decides to take a leap of faith. He reaches up for the rings and although he misses, he's still proud for pushing on through. Colleen also decides to face her worst nightmare and climb to the top. She's hysterical but makes it. And I certainly don't envy her as I hate ropes courses. A nice moment was when Jillian had Michelle and Renee walk across a beam. She felt it was symbolically time for Michelle to meet her mom halfway and when they did, Renee felt strong as they were holding hands together.

Bob conversely takes his team to Absolution where it's all about balance. There his Blue team learns just how much strength they've gained in their time at the ranch. Next up is Assailant Defense class where a man right out of Star Wars was there to teach them what to do in an uncomfortable and challenging situation. The Amys were a bit timid but Heba kicked butt.

This week the contestants were taken back to Dr. H to check on their progression. Everyone seemed to make major improvements. Michelle previously had a cardiac age of 40 but went down to 34 (and in real life is 26). Her mom went from a whopping 66 to 44. Brady dropped his cardiac age from 72 to 43 and his wife Vicky has lost 38 pounds of hydrated fat and gained 2 pounds of muscle. Amy C. went from 47 to 34. Phil's body fat is now 47% and he's lost more fat than weight. His wife Amy has lost 20% of her abdominal volume. Colleen was 55 and is now 30 which is much closer to her real age of 24. Last up was Heba who started with 52% body fat but has now lost 38 pounds of fat. A great job to all!

The challenge this episode was about balance and focus. Each team had to cross a circular beam suspended over water 25 times. Blue lost 3 players right away. Brady and Phil surprisingly did well which I thought was interesting as women tend to have a better sense of balance. But soon Brady fell and his team was completely out. In order to try again they had to wait for all of Black to fall off, which never happened. Kudos to Renee for being the solo finisher, leading her team to victory, and winning them video chats from home.

The last chance workout seemed pretty intense. "If you're not puking, you're just not working hard enough." Favorite Jillian line of the night. I was also impressed by Brady's 670 pound leg press, though I could've done without the groans, and Amy P's 400+ pounds leg press as well. Then a little drama occurred. Brady told his team that Phil said his wife has to stay and Heba has to go. He also apparently accused her of giving Bob lots of hugs. If I were there I would too by the way! The team thinks Amy P must have sent her husband to do her dirty work so things weren't looking up for her.

At the weigh-in, here's how the numbers fell.
Renee lost 7
Michelle lost 7
Colleen lost 8
Phil lost 7
Black overall lost 29 pounds for a 3.2% lost.

Amy C lost 6
Heba lost 5
Vicky lost 8
Amy P. lost 2
Brady lost 3
Bob actually wondered if Brady had something up his sleeve with that low number. The blue team overall lost only 24 pounds and 2.09%. They pretty much got smoked.

Amy P. pleads her case to the team. She thinks she's being targeted because of her low number but Heba tells her it's because she has a husband there and he's after her. She says that he's screwing Amy by not shutting his mouth. Ouch. Amy tries to champion for Brady to go due to his low numbers in recent weeks but Heba questions that reasoning by saying Amy has also kicked her ass every week so why shouldn't she go? Amy also knows she's been vulnerable because Heba and Brady/Vicky have had an unspoken alliance since day 1.

At the elimination, Vicky (who has immunity), goes first. She votes Amy P. in order to weaken the opposite since she's a driving force behind Black's strongest player. Brady follows. Amy C. switches it up by voting out Brady which Amy P. obviously does so it all comes down to Heba. She started talking about family and individual game play and for a second I thought she was going to shock the team. But alas she chose Amy P. to go home. I'm sad to see her go, she was such a doll. In her exit interview she spoke about being a strong woman now and how she was a "glass half full" person stuck on a "glass half empty" team. She also said that "This South Carolina girl is going to give Ed a run for his money" for the at-home prize. Well looks like she's well on her way because she's already gone from a size 20 to a size 8. The best part is that she feels like she's a much better mom now which her son Rhett attested to when he said, "I love my new skinny mom."

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Upset about the loss of her mom, Amy C is feeling like a piece of her has left as well. Shellay was the one who pushed them to do Biggest Loser in the first place but now it's up to Amy to fight for the both of them. Over on the other team Jillian wants them to get more competitive. She asks Phil if he'd be okay sending his wife home because had black won last week, she would have gone. "Are you willing to be the pound that sends her home?" she asks him. Phil assures his trainer that if he wants to be the biggest loser than he needs to completely focus on himself and he plans on doing so even though it won't be easy. read more

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