OK, Tuesday's show was a shocker! First they made people change teams and trainers, and then Bonnie DIDN'T go home but Jessica DID!!! And what about that challenge? Gigantic slip-n-slides! Freaking FUN I tell ya!!! I also loved the part where they showed everyone's favorite foods and they had to guess the calories. OMG unbelievable! Mexican food is ...
T H E W O R S T !!! And I make it even worse (if possible) because I love tons of sour cream and guacamole and cheese! MMMMMM!!! I found this on the net and thought it was very interesting!!
During "The Biggest Loser" on Tuesday night, a startling number of fans tweeted the following observation (I'm paraphrasing):
Ramon keeps telling Jessica he loves her, but she never says it back. Hmmmmm.
Hopefully, the following excerpt from Jessica's exit interview will put an end to any speculation that Season 12's ranch romance -- which is still going on, by the way -- is not a two-way street.
I asked Jess what it was like to watch Ramon call her the "love of my life" and "the woman I want to spend the rest of my life with" on national TV.
"You know, it's crazy," she said. "It's very hard to take, because I've said from the very beginning, I'm a very private person and a lot of the stuff is hard to share. But on the flip side, we met on the show, and it makes sense, and that's why we wanted to share it with people, because I think it gives people hope that once you feel good about yourself, you can do this [fall in love.]
"It's very strange, and it's very weird to me when he says 'I love you' on TV, but it's very real, and I hope people can see that. And I'm O.K. with it. At first I was like, 'Oh my God! Did he really just do that?' But at the same time I'm like, you know, I love him too, and I want everybody to know just like he does, and we're O.K. with it."
Believe it or not, Jess, who has lost 69 pounds since starting on the show at 254, was also O.K. with being eliminated in Week 7.
She said she knew she was a victim of strategy, and she's even forgiven Joe, whom she calls her "ranch dad," for sending her home and separating her from her man.
Jess and Ramon have since reunited in Los Angeles, where Jess moved to take a job in health care. They've been training together for the Dec. 13 finale.
"If I'm on the other side of the bench, and I had to vote for somebody else or, in this case, Bonnie, I would have done the same thing," said Jess, a native of Pittsburgh. "You've got to protect yourself now, at this stage of the game, and you want to get the bigger competitors out because you know you can beat the other ones, so you know you're a little bit stronger.
"So I totally understood that. I mean, it really stunk that I was the one who had to go home, but to be going home as a threat, as a big competitor, I'm O.K. with that. I'd rather do that than go home because I was weak or annoying or they just didn't like me."
If you were expecting me to transition into a comment about Bonnie, I hate to disappoint you. But since Jess said she is close friends with everyone's least-favorite contestant, and this is Jess' story, I'm going to respect her friendship and stay quiet.
Speaking of quiet, did you know Jess was dealing with a pretty serious injury for much of her time on the ranch? You might have noticed she was wearing braces on her knees.
The official diagnosis was a stress fracture in her left knee, and Dr. Huizenga told her at one point that she shouldn't even be walking. But we never saw that on the show.
That's because Jess refused to make an issue of it.
"I didn't want the whole show to turn into another avenue of injuries," said Jess, whose job as a nurse requires a lot of time spent on her feet. "I kind of wanted it to be a representation of, 'Obviously Jess has something wrong with her knee or she wouldn't be wearing braces, but she's overcoming it and she's not using that as a crutch and she's not using that as a focus.'
"I wanted that to be prevalent in the sense that, I used to cry [before the show], 'Oh my legs hurt or my feet hurt, and I can't do this.' But now I'm like, 'All right. Throw some bandages on me, and let's go, because I'm ready!' That's the avenue I was trying to take."
Unfortunately, training for "The Biggest Loser" marathon -- which already happened, but we'll just continue to pretend it didn't -- caused Jess to reaggravate her injury. She said her finale training consists of a lot of bike riding.
She's determined to make the best of her situation.
"I live by Dolvett's saying, 'Hard work and dedication,' every day of my life," she said. "And I take him with me every day, and that's what pushes me to be a little bit stronger and a little bit more focused every day."
Of course, Jess also draws a lot of strength from her relationship with Ramon.
As you recall, after the romance was revealed at the Week 6 weigh-in, trainer Anna Kournikova warned the so-called "lovebirds" not to let their feelings for each other get in the way of their weight-loss goals.
Jess and Ramon were a little offended by Anna's comments at first, and in subsequent interviews, both have stressed how they constantly push and motivate each other, rather than hold each other back. Jess said Wednesday that "I'm his Dolvett; he's my Dolvett," which is just about the cutest thing I've heard this week.
That said, after she was eliminated, Jess gave a very angry Ramon some rather Anna-eque advice.
"Normally, you do not talk to other contestants once you're voted off, but we were pretty upset, so they made a little exception for us," Jess said. "It was more of a motivational talk between us. You can see on TV that we love each other...but when we were talking privately, it was, 'You need to stay motivated,' and he reminded me of what was at stake, and that I needed to go home and work my butt off for this marathon, and I reminded him that, 'I might not be here, but I'm in your head, and you better be kicking Sunny and Joe's butt.' So it was more of a motivational talk than anything."
Let's hope he took the talk to heart and doesn't do anything rash in next week's episode to get even for Jess' elimination. Not that we wouldn't understand if he started a rumble.