Tuesday, December 13, 2011

The best episode of the Biggest Loser ever!

I watch Biggest Loser since season 7 I think? was introduced to me by a colleague of mine who was into losing weight. I was impressed! it is such an awe-inspiring show..and I continue to watch it regularly to pump my spirit for my near-monthly 10 KM run in which I started 2 years back...after watching an ep I usually remove the file from my system but some episodes I do keep due to high level of inspiring and very sappy moments like the one with my fav contestant Abby Rike from Biggest Loser 8 who loss her 2 kids (1 infant) and her husband in an accident..I can't find Abby's reveal scene (discussing why she's there) in Biggest Loser but I guess her interview with Ellen would do. Not as sad, but you'll get the idea what she has been through.

Anyway now we're reaching the finale of Biggest Loser 12, episode 12 of this season brought back all the 11 eliminated contestant for a marathon!..FULL MARATHON!..Ali (the host) did mention this near every elimination but it didn't really sunk to me that it's a full marathon..my head was like *ala 10KM*. Oh I would like to add that this year's theme is Battle of the Ages, they grouped the contestant by age , the young ones; middle age; and golongan emas...oldest 66 and youngest 25. Remembering the contestant back I'm like 66 running a full marathon???!?!? woah!...but they were all there!..ready and eager to run the race..with the exception of Bonnie (63) which is understandable cause in the competition itself she normally limps her way through every challenge.

And they're off!..looking at some of the contestant they look noticeably fit like Courtney (25) who from beginning till halfway was leading the pack.The terrain was a killer! they ran in the desert (dunno where exactly) and somewhere during the run there was a sandstorm!..the only good thing I can say bout the route is that there's no hill..hills are killers! Halfway through some contestant started to fell the effect of the race (aku (29) yg wat 10KM pon kekadang halfway leh separuh mati)..then the biggest loser dr. came..he took out Vinny as he was limping...later he took out Joe (46), this is when my dear readers, where I went all mushy. Joe was visually upset when the dr. tried to stop him..he was having none of it..he kept on walking..but after the good dr. said *ur gonna injure a joint* Joe stopped and he was really really upset and said *i just wanna finish* ...dudeee I totally lost it then. He was 5 miles short I think.

At the finishing line Ramon (27) was the first to finish at 5hrs 5 min (he is guaranteed as spot in the finale).

Courtney who was leading early on finished at 5hrs 9 mins..on a positive note..the girl looks good now.

before Biggest Loser

after..can't find a good full figure image

I'm not gonna list out everyone.Miss whole season crying, Jennifer finished crying..but since it's an accomplishment, I'm gonna let it slide.

Antone (44) and Becky (51) both finished together at 7hr 15..yikes look at the timing difference! oh note..these 2 are my favs this season..Antone made it into the finals..yay!

And now it gets more inspiring...Coach still joggin! (62!) finished at 8hrs 17min.

It's already dark now and Debbie (60) and fun Johnny (66) is now walking...

Anna (trainer) came over to give support for the final mile, fun Johnny nearing the finish line started jogging till the finish line..he interviewed *I'm so lucky so fortunate...here I'm in the dark in the desert and I'm gonna do it..I'm gonna finish it..look at what have I done..the impossible..the impossible dream*

grandpa looking sad makes me sad

Debbie came in shortly ..Ali (I love her)..came over cheering on the side with the other contestant who had finish..Deb and Johnny finished and 10 hrs 39 mins...yikes! Deb interview *at 60 years old..guess what I did?...I completed a marathon!*

and with that the marathon ends..seriously I'm inspired now..I've been doing 10KM for 2 years now and never even thought of going for half marathon...with reasons..*I don't wanna spend my 3 hrs jogging/walking...I rather watch a movie* ..but this sorta changes everything...mark my word..2012..I'll try one half marathon..probably the Penang one cause the terrain is not as crazy :p ..but full? I dunno yet..let's try half first shall we?


Afrezal Karim said...

Superb entry!!.. memang Biggest loser. Ingat lagi dulu biggest loser season brapa ntah.. yang ada awek model tu.. tara kot.. and mamat maui tu.. semangat aku follow.. semangat utk aku loose weight.. itu sebab time tu aku masuk run apa semua..

itu time bujang.. zaman ride to work.. pergh rindu zaman tu.. skang badan haram besau.. kena start balik cari benda yang inspiring motivate aku.. tapi serius memang bila ko dah start running.. ko addicted nak run jer.. :)

reza said...

start la balik bro...kor kena ingat..kor yg wat aku start..well kor and another friend of mine lah...tapi kor yg kenalkan kat biggest loser.