Biggest Loser Season 9 Episode 15 Recap: Tons of Texans
Tons of Texans
The show begins with Ally informing the cotestants that they are getting a much needed break from campus and will visit the great state of Texas. Five cities in Texas have been listed as some of the most obese in the nation and the contestants most certainly relate to that.
To start off the contestants do a media tour where they try to encourage Texans to come out to a 5k race. At the race you see the contestants encouraging each and every participant to finish the race at whatever speed is possible. It is moving to see the contestants encouraging others.
Bob Beats up The Regulars
Bob visits a local 24 Hr Fitness gym and works out the local folk. It was really neat to see him punish some regular sized folk. I love to see him spread around!
Where do you work out when your stuck in a hotel? In the hotel of course! Mike, Darris and Ashley work the stairs in the hotel to make sure they get their calories burned.
At the State Fair of Texas the contestants have to corral cattle for the coveted prize of immunity. As usual Sam and Koli combine and assure Koli immunity for the week. They have this teamwork thing down!
Heartbreak High School
In a preview of Jillian’s upcoming show Losing It (just kidding) Jillian and Abby from Season 8 go to Maybank High School in Texas and in one of the most heart wrenching moments in the shows history. Jillian takes questions from students and one students shares how she does not think she will ever be able to be slim or live her dreams. It is amazing how the human spirit can be crushed by the mean taunts of others and the excess weight of the flesh. An encouraging word may be all someone needs to be re-directed toward a life of achievement. Who have you encouraged today?
Where Winners Work
With O’Neal away attending the funeral of his brother with Sunshine, five contestants were left to be pushed to limits they had never gone before. 2 Trainers. 5 Contestants. It is almost painful to watch. Naw. not really. I loved seeing it!
Was the Work Enough?
The contestants weigh-in at the American Airlines Center and see their old selves on the big screens. All of the contestants do great on the scale. Except for O’Neal and Sunshine who had to miss workouts due to the funeral and ultimately both fall below the yellow line. O’Neal requests to be sent home and he is doing amazing at home. It appears that nothing will keep him from his goals.
Next week is Makeover week. It should be sweet!
Special kudos to the Governor of Texas, Rick Perry, who is using the Biggest Loser to try and motivate his State to lose weight. It just makes sense to capitalize on one of the most watched shows in the world to motivate others.
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Talk to you soon and remember,
There’s A Winner Within You!