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The Biggest Loser 11


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The Biggest Loser: Couples 4 is the eleventh season of the NBC reality television series entitled The Biggest Loser. The contestants competed to win a $250,000 prize, which was awarded to Olivia Ward, the contestant with the highest percentage of weight loss. It premiered on January 4, 2011. Along with existing trainers Bob Harper and Jillian Michaels, two new trainers (Cara Castronuova and Brett Hoebel) will be featured who were revealed in Week 3. One of the featured contestants is Rulon Gardner, a former gold medalist at the 2000 Summer Olympics. This season is second, after Pay It Forward, to be filmed in HD. This season marks the first time in USA Biggest Loser history that a contestant left the show by choice. As well, for the first time in The Biggest Loser history, a couple has made the finale together. And, for the first time in The Biggest Loser history, all 3 finalists are women.

Contestants

NameCouples TeamBlack vs. Red 1Black vs. Red 24 TeamsStatusTotal Votes
Leann Jackson, 52, Ogden, UT White Team Eliminated Week 13
Vance Jackson, 19, Ogden, UT White Team Eliminated Week 13
Ana Alvarado, 50, Portland, OR Orange Team Eliminated Week 1 3
Dan Evans, 54, Oklahoma City, OK Black Team Eliminated Week 3 1
Don Evans, 54, Oklahoma City, OK Black Team Eliminated Week 4 4
Larialmy Allen, 26, Columbia, SC Red Team Eliminated Week 5 3
Jaquin "Q" Allen, 27, Columbia, SC Red Team Red Team Eliminated Week 6 5
Jay Jacobs, Returned Week 12 Green Team Red Team Eliminated Week 7 4
Denise "Deni" Hill, 59, Bountiful, UT Pink Team Black Team Eliminated Week 8
Jesse Wornum, 61, Portland, OR Blue Team Black Team Eliminated Week 8 6
Arthur Wornum, 34, Portland, OR Blue Team Black Team Red Team Eliminated Week 9 4
Sarah Nitta, 27, Las Vegas, NV Pink Team Black Team Black Team Eliminated Week 10 5
Marci Crozier, 49, Valparaiso, IN Aqua Team Black Team Black Team Eliminated Week 11 6
Justin Pope, 39, Logan, UT Yellow Team Red Team Red Team Red Team Eliminated Week 12 5
Jennifer "Jen" Jacobs, 28, Long Branch, NJ Green Team Red Team Black Team Red Team Eliminated Week 13
Courtney Crozier, 21, Valparaiso, IN Aqua Team Black Team Black Team Red Team Eliminated Week 14
Moses Kinikini, 47, Shelley, ID Gray Team Red Team Red Team Blue Team Eliminated Week 15 4
Ken Andrews, 49, Pasadena, CA Brown Team Red Team Red Team Green Team Eliminated Week 16 3
Rulon Gardner, 39, Logan, UT Yellow Team Red Team Red Team Black Team Quit Week 17
Kaylee Kinikini, 20, Shelley, ID Gray Team Red Team Red Team Green Team Eliminated Week 17 2
Austin Andrews, 21, Pasadena, CA Brown Team Red Team Red Team Green Team Eliminated Week 19 2
Jay Jacobs, 53, West Orange, NJ Green Team Red Team X Black Team America's Vote Victim
Irene Alvarado, 26, Portland, OR Orange Team Black Team Black Team Blue Team 2nd Runner-Up
Hannah Curlee, 32, Nashville, TN Purple Team Black Team Black Team Black Team Runner-Up
Olivia Ward, 35, New York City, NY Purple Team Black Team Black Team Blue Team The Biggest Loser
The "Total Votes" column indicates the number of votes cast against the contestant when he/she was eliminated.
^ This contestant was automatically eliminated being the last one standing on their trainer's team without any votes.
^ This contestant fell below the Red Line and was eliminated without any votes.
^ This contestant was part of a team sent home pre-game. The team was given a chance to enter the game in week 13, but lost the challenge and were eliminated.
^ This contestant lost a weigh-in and was eliminated without any votes.
^ This contestant withdrew from the competition.


Weigh-Ins

Contestants are listed in reverse chronological order of elimination.

Contestant Age Height Starting
BMI
Ending
BMI
Starting
Weight
Week Weight
Lost
Percentage
Lost
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Finale
Olivia 35 5'10" 261 245 239 233 228 224 208 206 202 190 188 185 180 176 174 172 168 162 158153 149 132 129 49.42%
Hannah 32 5'10" 248 232 226 220 217 210 201 194 193 182180 176 172 172 168 164 161 156 154 150 146 128 120 48.39%
Irene 26 5'3" 255 242 232 224 230 216 204 198 195 185 180 178 173 170 164 161 157 154 152 147 144 139 116 45.49%
Jay 53 5'11" 400 374 364350 341 331 317 308 289 282 276 270 272 265 258 255246 242 219 181 45.25%
Austin 21 6'1" 396 369 362 347 342 326 316 306 299 289 283 275 272 265 263 255 250 243 236 235 222 174 43.94%
Kaylee 20 5'5" 233 218 214 209 204195190 187 180 179 174 176 174 169 168 172 163 165 179 54 23.18%
Rulon 39 6'2" X 474 442 425 415 411 394 382 371 367 350 342 335 330 325 318 311 301 X did not attend
Ken 49 5'11" 377 364 357 344 335 321 307 296 291 286 277 270 263 257 253 247 243 219 158 41.91%
Moses 47 6'0" 440 399 387 376 365 351 340 333 322 317 309 303 300 293 286 286 287 153 34.77%
Courtney 21 5'7" 323 308 298 292 282 275 265 258 256 246 241 237 234 232 231 213 110 34.06%
Jennifer 28 5'10" 278 258 250 242 236 232 218211 213 197 196 191 187 187 164 114 41.01%
Justin 39 6'3" 365 338 326 316 308 292282 277 270 262 254 249 247 192 173 47.40%
Marci 49 5'8" 238 224 218 211 208 200 187 181 182167 162 162 152 86 36.13%
Sarah 27 5'5" 261 247 243 235 231 222 212 208 204 194190 155 106 40.61%
Arthur 34 5'8" 507 476463 459 450 444435 415 406 390 344 163 32.15%
Jesse 61 5'8" 293 286 278 269 266 257246 238 241 210 83 28.33%
Deni 59 5'6" 256 237 233 224 221210201 196 204 131 12548.83%
Q 27 6'1" 437 426 420 401 398385378 344 93 21.28%
Larialmy 26 5'7" 301 289 283 275 270259 217 84 27.91%
Don 54 5'6" 309 288280289286 179 130 42.07%
Dan 54 5'6" 287 268 263272 163 124 43.21%
Ana 50 5'3" 255 246 146 109 42.75%
Leann 52 5'11" 315 270 251 64 20.32%
Vance 19 6'0" 379 349 305 74 19.53%
Standings
{{colorbox}} Week's Biggest Loser (Team or Individuals)
{{colorbox}} Week's Biggest Loser & Immunity
{{colorbox}} Immunity (Challenge or Weigh-In)
{{colorbox}} Last person eliminated before the finale
{{colorbox}} Results from At-Home players
{{colorbox}} Contestant withdrew before weigh-in
BMI
{{colorbox}} Underweight (less than 18.5 BMI)
{{colorbox}} Normal (18.5 - 24.9 BMI)
{{colorbox}} Overweight (25 - 29.9 BMI)
{{colorbox}} Obese Class I (30 - 34.9 BMI)
{{colorbox}} Obese Class II (35 - 39.9 BMI)
{{colorbox}} Obese Class III (greater than 40 BMI)
Winners
{{colorbox}} $250,000 Winner (among the finalists)
{{colorbox}} $100,000 Winner (among the eliminated contestants)

Weigh-In Difference History

Contestant Week
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Finale
Olivia -16 -6 -6 -5 -4 -16 -2 -4 -12 -2 -3 -5 -4 -2 -2 -4 -6 -4 -5 -4 -17
Hannah -16 -6 -6 -3 -7 -9 -7 -1 -11 -2 -4 -4 0 -4 -4 -3 -5 -2 -4 -4 -18
Irene -13 -10 -8 +6 -8 -12 -6 -3 -10 -5 -2 -5 -3 -6 -3 -4 -3 -2 -5 -3 -5
Jay -26 -10 -14 -9 -10 -14 -9-19 -7 -6 -6 +2 -5 -7 -3 -9 -4-23
Austin -27 -7 -15 -5 -16 -10 -10 -7 -10 -6 -8 -3 -7 -2 -8 -5 -7 -7 -1-13
Kaylee -15 -4 -5 -5 -9 -5 -3 -7 -1 -5 +2 0 -5 -1 +4 -5 +2+14
Rulon -32 -17 -10 -4 -17 -12 -11 -4 -17 -8 -7 -5 -5 -7 -7 -10 XX
Ken -13 -7 -13 -9 -14 -14 -11 -5 -5 -9 -7 -7 -6 -4 -6 -4-24
Moses -41 -12 -11 -11 -14 -11 -7 -11 -5 -8 -6 -3 -7 -7 0+1
Courtney -15 -10 -6 -10 -7 -10 -7 -2 -10 -5 -4 -3 -2 -1-18
Jennifer -20 -8 -8 -6 -4 -14 -7 +2 -16 -1 -5 -4 0-23
Justin -27 -12 -10 -8 -16 -10 -5 -7 -8 -8 -5 -2-55
Marci -14 -6 -7 -3 -8 -13 -6 +1 -14 -5 0-10
Sarah -14 -4 -8 -4 -9 -10 -4 -4 -10 -4-35
Arthur -31 -13 -4 -9 -6 -9 -20 -9 -16-46
Jesse -7 -8 -9 -3 -9 -11 -8 +3-31
Deni -19 -4 -9 -3 -11 -9 -5 +8-73
Q -11 -6 -19 -3 -13 -7-34
Larialmy -12 -6 -8 -5 -11-42
Don -21 -8 +9 +6-107
Dan -19 -5 +9-109
Ana -9-100
Leann -45-19
Vance -30-44
Notes
  • Don's 3 pound weight loss in week 4 was displayed as a +6 due to his weight gain the previous week.
  • Irene's 14 pound weight loss in week 5 was displayed as ?8 due to her weight gain the previous week.
  • Jen's 16 pound weight loss in week 9 was displayed as ?14 due to her weight gain the previous week.
  • Marci's 15 pound weight loss in week 9 was displayed as ?14 due to her weight gain the previous week.
  • Kaylee's 2 pound weight loss in week 12 was displayed as 0 due to her weight gain the previous week.
  • Jay's 7 pound weight loss in Week 16 was displayed as ?5 due to his weight gain the previous week.
  • Kaylee's 9 pound weight loss in week 16 was displayed as ?5 due to her weight gain the previous week.


Weigh-In Percentages History

Contestant Week
1234567891011121314151617181920Finale
Olivia ?6.13% ?2.45% ?2.51% ?2.15% ?1.75% ?7.14% ?0.96% ?1.94% ?5.94% ?1.05% ?1.60% ?2.70% ?2.22% ?1.14% ?1.15% ?2.33% ?3.57% ?2.47% ?3.16% ?2.61% ?11.41%
Hannah ?6.45% ?2.59% ?2.65% ?1.36% ?3.23% ?4.29% ?3.48% ?0.52% ?5.70% ?1.10% ?2.22% ?2.27% 0.00% ?2.33% ?2.38% ?1.83% ?3.11% ?1.28% ?2.60% ?2.67% ?12.33%
Irene ?5.10% ?4.13% ?3.45% +2.68% ?3.57% ?5.56% ?2.94% ?1.52% ?5.13% ?2.70% ?1.11% ?2.81% ?1.73% ?3.53% ?1.83% ?2.48% ?1.91% ?1.30% ?3.29% ?2.04% ?3.47%
Jay ?6.50% ?2.67% ?3.85% ?2.57% ?2.93% ?4.23% ?2.84% -6.17% ?2.42% ?2.13% ?2.17% +0.74% ?1.85% ?2.64% ?1.16% ?3.53% ?1.63% ?9.50%
Austin ?6.82% ?1.90% ?4.14% ?1.44% ?4.68% ?3.07% ?3.16% ?2.29% ?3.34% ?2.08% ?2.83% ?1.09% ?2.57% ?0.75% ?3.04% ?1.96% ?2.80% ?2.88% ?0.85% -5.53%
Kaylee ?6.44% ?1.83% ?2.34% ?2.39% ?4.41% ?2.56% ?1.58% ?3.74% ?0.56% ?2.79% +1.15% 0.00% ?2.87% ?0.59% +2.38% ?2.98% +1.23% +8.48%
Rulon ?6.75% ?3.85% ?2.35% ?0.96% ?4.14% ?3.05% ?2.88% ?1.08% ?4.63% ?2.29% ?2.05% ?1.49% ?1.52% ?2.15% ?2.20% ?3.22% WD X
Ken ?3.45% ?1.92% ?3.64% ?2.62% ?4.18% ?4.36% ?3.58% ?1.69% ?1.72% ?3.15% ?2.53% ?2.59% ?2.28% ?1.56% ?2.37% ?1.62% -9.88%
Moses ?9.32% ?3.01% ?2.84% ?2.93% ?3.84% ?3.13% ?2.06% ?3.30% ?1.55% ?2.52% ?1.94% ?0.99% ?2.33% ?2.39% 0.00% +0.35%
Courtney ?4.64% ?3.25% ?2.01% ?3.42% ?2.48% ?3.64% ?2.64% ?0.78% ?3.91% ?2.03% ?1.66% ?1.27% ?0.85% ?0.43% -7.79%
Jennifer ?7.19% ?3.10% ?3.20% ?2.48% ?1.69% ?6.03% ?3.21% +0.95% ?6.64% ?0.52% ?2.55% ?2.09% 0.00% -12.30%
Justin ?7.40% ?3.55% ?3.07% ?2.53% ?5.19% ?3.42% ?1.77% ?2.53% ?2.96% ?3.05% ?1.97% ?0.80% -22.27%
Marci ?5.88% ?2.68% ?3.21% ?1.42% ?3.85% ?6.50% ?3.21% +0.55% ?7.73% ?2.99% 0.00% -6.17%
Sarah ?5.36% ?1.62% ?3.29% ?1.70% ?3.90% ?4.50% ?1.89% ?1.92% ?4.90% ?2.06% -18.42%
Arthur ?6.11% ?2.73% ?0.86% ?1.96% ?1.33% ?2.03% ?4.60% ?2.17% ?3.94% -11.79%
Jesse ?2.39% ?2.80% ?3.24% ?1.12% ?3.38% ?4.28% ?3.25% +1.26% -12.86%
Deni ?7.42% ?1.69% ?3.86% ?1.34% ?4.98% ?4.29% ?2.49% +4.08% -35.78%
Q ?2.52% ?1.41% ?4.52% ?0.75% ?3.27% ?1.82% -8.99%
Larialmy ?3.99% ?2.08% ?2.83% ?1.82% ?4.07% -16.22%
Don ?6.80% ?2.78% +3.21% +2.14% -37.41%
Dan ?6.62% ?1.87% +3.42% -40.07%
Ana ?3.53% -40.65%
Leann -14.29% -7.04%
Vance -7.92% -12.61%
Notes
  • Don's 1.04% weight loss in week 4 was displayed as +2.14% due to his weight gain the previous week.
  • Irene's 6.09% weight loss in week 5 was displayed as ?3.57% due to her weight gain the previous week.
  • Jen's 7.51% weight loss in week 9 was displayed as ?6.64% due to her weight gain the previous week.
  • Marci's 8.24% weight loss in week 9 was displayed as ?7.73% due to her weight gain the previous week.
  • Kaylee's 1.14% weight loss in week 12 was displayed as 0.00% due to her weight gain the previous week.
  • Jay's 2.57% weight loss in week 16 was displayed as ?1.85% due to his weight gain the previous week.
  • Kaylee's 5.23% weight loss in week 16 was displayed as ?2.98% due to her weight gain the previous week.


Elimination History

Name Week #
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Finale
Eliminated Ana None Dan Don Larialmy Q Jay Deni,
Jesse
Arthur Sarah Marci Justin Leann,
Vance,
Jennifer
Courtney Moses Ken Rulon,
Kaylee
None Austin Jay
Olivia Irene X X Don X X X Jesse X Sarah Marci Justin XX XKen KayleeX Austin Biggest Loser
Hannah Irene X X Don X X X Jesse X Sarah Marci ? X X Moses X KayleeX X Runner-up
Irene X X Dan X X X X Jesse X Sarah Marci ? X X X Ken X X ? X
Jay Ana X X Don X Q Rulon colspan="4" style="background:#ccc; text-align:left;" style="background:orange;"|? X X Moses Ken ? X Austin Re-eliminated
Austin X X X X ? ? Jay X ? X ? Justin X X Moses Hannah Irene X X
Kaylee X X X X Larialmy ? Jay X Arthur X XJustin X X Olivia Hannah X
Rulon X X X X Larialmy ? Jay X Arthur X MarciCourtney X X Olivia? WD
Ken X X X X  ? Q  ? X  ? X  ?Justin X X Moses X Eliminated Week 16
Moses X X X X Larialmy Q Jay X Arthur X MarciJustin X X X Eliminated Week 15
Courtney Ana X X Don X X X Jesse X Sarah KayleeX XXEliminated Week 14
Jennifer Ana X X Don X Q Kaylee X X Sarah KayleeXXEliminated Week 13
Leann X X X X X X X X X XXXXEliminated Start of Week 13
Vance X X X X X X X X X XXXXEliminated Start of Week 13
Justin X X X X Larialmy Q  ? X Arthur X MarciXEliminated Week 12
Marci Ana X X Don X X X Jesse X Olivia XEliminated Week 11
Sarah X X X X Larialmy X X Jesse X Jennifer Eliminated Week 10
Arthur Ana X XDon X X X  ? Ken Eliminated Week 9
Jesse Ana X X Don X X X  ? Eliminated Week 8
Deni X X X X Larialmy X X XEliminated Week 8
Q X X X X X Jay Eliminated Week 6
Larialmy X X X X X Eliminated Week 5
Don  ? X X X Eliminated Week 4
Dan  ? X X Eliminated Week 3
Ana X Eliminated Week 1
{{colorbox}} Not in house for vote
{{colorbox}} Immunity
{{colorbox}} Immunity, vote not revealed
{{colorbox}} Immunity, was below yellow line or not in elimination, unable to vote
{{colorbox}} Below yellow line, unable to vote
{{colorbox}} Below red line or last player on a trainer's team, automatically eliminated
{{colorbox}} Lost White Team vs. Kaylee weigh-in, was automatically eliminated
{{colorbox}} Unable to vote due to only one player being eligible for elimination
{{colorbox}} Not in elimination, unable to vote
{{colorbox}} Unable to vote due to single-player losing the weigh-in.
{{colorbox}} This player withdrew from the competition for personal reasons.
{{colorbox}} Eliminated or not in house
{{colorbox}} Last person eliminated (at the finale) via public voting
{{colorbox}} Valid vote cast
{{colorbox}} Vote not revealed
{{colorbox}} $250,000 winner (among the finalists)
{{colorbox}} Below yellow line, America's vote.

Leaderboard

ContestantAgeHeightStart
BMI
Start
Weight
Recent
BMI
Recent
Weight
LbsPercent
BMI
{{colorbox}} Normal (18.5 - 24.9 BMI)
{{colorbox}} Overweight (25 - 29.9 BMI)
{{colorbox}} Obese Class I (30 - 34.9 BMI)
{{colorbox}} Obese Class II (35 - 39.9 BMI)
{{colorbox}} Obese Class III (greater than 40 BMI)

Weekly Summaries

Week 1

First aired January 4, 2011
All couples weighed in as a team. Arthur (Blue team) weighed in at 507 pounds, the heaviest contestant of the season, and the second-heaviest overall, second only to Season 9's Michael, who weighed 526 pounds. (Arthur said that he weighed nearly 650 pounds at one point before losing over 100 pounds on his own.) Courtney (Aqua team) was the heaviest female; she too had lost over 100 pounds on her own. Rulon (Yellow team) weighed 474 pounds, and stated that to go from being an Olympic gold medalist to this was an embarrassment.

The eleven couples competed in their first day's challenge which will determine the choice between training with Bob and Jillian or spending their first four weeks being trained by mystery trainers outside the ranch. Five teams would train with the mystery trainers (and would enjoy the luxury of four weeks of immunity) while the other six would train with Bob and Jillian in the ranch with the risk of normal weekly elimination.

Yellow team won the contest and chose the mystery trainers, as did the Gray, Pink, Brown, and Red teams (finished second, fifth, sixth, and eighth respectively). Aqua and Purple finished third and fourth respectively (as well as Green), but chose to stay with the "proven" style of Bob and Jillian; Bob and Jillian were not happy that the teams forsook immunity. The remaining teams (Orange, Blue, and Black) were assigned to Bob and Jillian.

Only one scene from the mystery training camp was shown and the trainers' faces were not revealed (though small tidbits of their background were mentioned); the majority of the show focused on Bob and Jillian's training.

At the weigh-in it was revealed that Moses (Grey team, mystery trainers) lost a show-record 41 pounds in the first week of training, while the team that lost the most pounds was the Yellow Team (32 pounds from Rulon and 27 pounds from Justin). The Green team finished with the highest percentage of weight loss; the Orange team fell below the yellow line. The other teams voted to send Ana home.

At home, Ana showed that she had lost 50 pounds and was becoming more active on the social scene (including salsa dancing, her favorite activity); her goal is to lose 100 pounds before the season's conclusion.

Week 2

First aired January 11, 2011
Both teams were in a competition for a $10,000 prize this week. Alison also mentioned the challenge for the Biggest Loser Ranch team - if they could defeat the Unknowns team (in terms of total percent of body weight loss), the entire team would be granted immunity for the week, otherwise one member would have to go home.

Much of the first hour featured Arthur of the Blue team and his struggles. Arthur admitted that he blew his chance at success when he failed to attend class in school and was more interested in chasing women, thus costing him his scholarship, at which point he stopped caring. He also was well known by his local pizzeria; they actually called him every evening before making their rounds to see if he wanted his usual order that night (supreme pizza, which he could easily eat by himself).

Dr. Huizenga visited the Ranch contestants, showing them how their lifestyles were adversely affecting their health.

Both teams were also involved in a challenge - build a "bridge" of rafts across a body of water (first from the shore to a center pier, then a second segment). The winning team would get a three-pound advantage at weigh-in. The Unknowns (led by Rulon Gardner's organization) completed the challenge in 38:23; the Ranch team (with no consistent strategy) did not even get halfway across in that time, thus the Unknowns gained the advantage.

The last chance workout and Ranch weigh-in featured Bob solo as Jillian was ill.

The Unknowns lost 79 pounds (82 with the advantage) or 2.46% of total weight. Moses lost an additional 12 pounds (for a two-week record 53 pounds total) while Rulon also continued his success with a 17-pound loss.

The Ranch team would need to lose 78 pounds to beat the percentage. Irene (Orange team remaining member) started the weigh-in with a 10-pound loss, the single best performance of any contestant on either team. While the Black and Purple teams did below average, the Green and Aqua teams did above average (with Courtney of the Aqua team coming in under 300 pounds). This left the final weigh-in (needing only nine pounds to win) to the Blue team; Arthur was extremely confident that he would lose that much himself while Jesse was extremely concerned. Blue would lose 21 pounds total (Arthur, true to his word, lost 13 by himself) and the Ranch team gained immunity and the $10,000 prize.

Week 3

First aired January 18, 2011
The identities of the unknown trainers are finally revealed - Cara Castronuova (who trains using boxing; she lost both her parents at a young age) and Brett Hoebel (specializing in martial arts; he was an overweight teen).

The Unknowns discuss last week's loss to the Ranch; Justin (Yellow team) specifically calls out Q (Red team) who had been putting up poor numbers.

The Unknowns and the Ranch teams meet for the first challenge, though each group competed separately. The challenge was to balance an egg on an upside-down frying pan; the winner from each group would later compete in a pop quiz involving chef Curtis Stone, with the overall winner gaining a two-pound advantage for their team (if the Unknowns won the advantage would carry over to the fifth week). The Unknowns elect to compete as a team, and throw the contest to Deni (Pink team). The Ranch team competes individually with Marci (Aqua team) winning the challenge.

Dr. Huizenga visits the Unknowns camp and discusses their various health issues (especially Sarah from the Pink team, who has a 58% body fat content, the highest of all the contestants (by comparison, Rulon has only a 40% body fat content despite being over 200 pounds heavier).

Back on the Ranch, Bob talks to the Purple team (who was upset at losing only six pounds each the prior week) while Jillian talks to the Black team (Dan is especially concerned about separation anxiety and has never really dealt with the loss of his son, Adam, to drug use). Due to illness, Arthur (Blue team) is restricted to working out in the swimming pool.

Deni and Marci visit with Curtis Stone. In the pop quiz, each player had to guess the total caloric content of the meals Curtis prepared; the closest would get the advantage. Marci guessed 480; Deni wanted to guess 500 but settled on 440, the correct answer was 572 so Marci gained the advantage.

The second challenge (Ranch only) involving filling a bucket with water and carrying it 1/4 mile to a barrel. The goal was to fill other teams' barrels; the last team would win the sole elimination vote (subject to finishing above the yellow line). This time the Ranch teams worked together and allowed Irene (the sole member of the Orange team) to win the contest (however, if Irene didn't finish above the yellow line she would be automatically eliminated).

Bob and Jillian again meet with the Ranch teams. Dan freely admits that if the rules would allow it, even if he finished above the yellow line he would sacrifice his spot and go home, which upsets Jillian. At the last chance workout Arthur is able to rejoin the others.

At the weigh-in it is revealed that Moses (Gray team) has now lost 64 pounds in three weeks, while Q (called out earlier by the other Unknowns) lost 19 pounds that week. (Rulon's weight loss was not shown in this episode; he lost an additional 10 pounds.)

Aqua team goes first and loses 13 pounds before the advantage. Irene (Orange team) goes next and needs six pounds to remain on the Ranch and be able to use her voting privilege; she loses eight and stays safe. The Green team goes next; Jay has had "349" written on his arm all week to stress his goal and ends up missing by only one pound (350), and they are also safe.

Blue team is next and needs 23 pounds to remain safe, but they lose only 13 pounds and are in danger (Aqua team thus becomes safe). Jesse is ready to celebrate that Arthur (despite his setbacks) has lost weight; Bob does not want to celebrate since he feels Arthur needs to remain on the Ranch for quite a while due to his health. Purple team is next and, in a case of deja vu, both Olivia Ward and Hannah again lose six pounds each, but this time it is enough to be safe.

This leaves only the Black team, who only need to lose a total of nine pounds to stay safe; the Blue team admits there isn't a "snowball's chance in Hell" of staying. But in a total shock, both Dan and Don each gained nine pounds; Don insists they didn't quit, which neither Bob nor Jillian believe. (The preview clip at show's end indicates that the argument will continue to the following week.)

At elimination, Irene respects Dan's wishes and sends him home. At home, Dan is now down to 215 pounds and is working out with his daughter Madelyn (wearing a "Team Evans - Trainer" shirt); Madelyn says that she is happy as she does not want to lose her dad like she lost her brother.

Week 4

First aired January 25, 2011

The episode started with the shocking conclusion from the previous week's episode - the combined 18-pound weight gain by the Black team. When meeting with the rest of the Ranch team, Don insisted that he did not quit; Marci (Aqua team) didn't believe him. Irene and Don (the remaining members of the Orange and Black teams) were combined into a new team (though both continued to wear their original colors).

The first challenge featured an entire room with several shelves, each shelf containing the favorite food of one of the contestants (the one they would normally eat in excess, such as Arthur's entire supreme pizza, which his pizzeria would promptly deliver every evening at 8:30 PM without him having to call in an order). Each team had three minutes to decide whether or not to eat any food; the team who ate the most calories would have the power to send one team to the Unknowns facility for the week. The Blue team were the only ones to participate (Arthur ate one chicken leg, which was Jesse's favorite food) and voted to send the Green team off. The Green team arrives at the Unknowns facility and engages in a light workout.

Meanwhile at the Ranch, the first workout begins with the expected confrontation between Don, Bob, and Jillian over his past week's performance, accusing him of quitting and not being angry (in response to his mild-mannered approach; Don responds with an expletive-filled tirade). After the workout, Courtney speaks with Jillian about how her mom (Marci) would try to "fix" things for her (usually in response to people criticizing Courtney for her weight). Jillian tells her that the two need to discuss the issue (which they do later in the show).

Over at the Unknowns, the Green team sees the difference in approaches (mainly that with the Unknowns, meals are prepared and beds are made; at the Ranch the contestants cook for themselves and make their own beds). The Greens then return to the Ranch for the second challenge, again involving each contestant's favorite food. The remaining Ranch teams compete as a unit against Green team for the prize of letters from home; the goal is to guess the total caloric content of all the contestants' favorite foods. The Ranch teams win the challenge (the total is 8,754 calories).

Due to the airing of the State of the Union address, the episode was only one hour long, and featured no Last Chance Workout or weigh-in (these segments were aired on the first half of the Week 5 episode). However, the preview featured another large weight gain (six pounds) with Bob stating that he hoped the contestant gained something from his/her stay, hinting that it was Don.

Week 5

First aired February 1, 2011

In the completion of Week 4 both teams are featured doing their last chance workouts. On the Unknowns, Q (Red team) quits during his workout, upsetting the rest of the team (especially Rulon) as well as Cara. The Ranch workout features Jillian working with Hannah (Purple team) to overcome her fears resulting from her serious back injury (three disintegrated discs) which ended her athletic career and started her weight gain.

The Ranch team then goes to their (delayed) weigh-in, which features the returning Green team. Green goes first and loses 15 pounds(2.53%). Blue team goes next and needs to lose 18 pounds to be safe, but gets only 12 (1.65%), placing them at risk for the second straight week. Aqua needs to lose eight and gets 13 (2.58%), while Purple needs to lose 7 and barely stays safe, losing 8 (1.77%) Orange/Black need to lose eight to force Blue into elimination; Don is shown with a starting weight of 280 (his nine pound gain is not carried over from the previous week). However, both players "gained" 6 pounds each (+2.38%) (Irene's is a real gain; Don's is a net three pound loss from his actual weight) and both admitted that they threw the weigh-in; Don wanted to leave the Ranch and Irene wanted Arthur to be safe from elimination. There was no voting room scene; immediately after the weigh-in, the remaining members unanimously agree to honor Don's request and send him home. This officially ended the fourth week of the competition and started the fifth week.

The new trainers then start working with all the remaining teams. The Ranch team is offered a team challenge - they lost 48 pounds as a group, if they can lose at least 49 pounds this week they would all gain immunity.

The Unknowns, however, will have a vote, but will participate in a challenge with the winning team gaining immunity for the week - the challenge is to stack weights on other team's scales; when a team gets 500 pounds they are out. All the teams first work to eliminate the Red team (not wanting Q to get immunity) then the Brown team, then the Pink team . However, the Yellow team used strategy by placing their smaller weights on the scales first, keeping their heavier weights for later. This put the Grey team at a disadvantage - they have only the smaller weights to use on Yellow team, and although they started with a near 200-pound advantage on Yellow, Yellow catches up and eliminates Grey, thus winning immunity.

Bob and Jillian work with all the teams on the last chance workout.

Both groups appear at the weigh-in, with the Ranch teams going first. Irene (whose starting weight is reset to 224) loses eight pounds (3.57%) (a net 14 pound real loss). Green loses 14 (2.43%), Purple loses 11 (2.47%), and Aqua loses 15 (3.06%) to get to 48 (with Marci reaching 200 pounds exactly). Blue needs to lose only 1 pound for the Ranch teams to gain collective immunity; remembering the bizarre endings of the last two weigh-ins they aren't so sure, but they lose 15 (2.09%) for a total 63 pound Ranch weight loss and immunity.

The Unknowns then weigh-in, with Yellow going first. Notwithstanding their immunity they lose 33 pounds total (4.59%) (Justin loses 16 and goes below 300 pounds, Rulon loses 17 and goes below 400 pounds; Rulon mentions that he was 265 pounds when he won the gold medal and is trying to get back to that weight).

Red goes next and loses 24 pounds (3.59%) (13 for Q and 11 for Larialmy). However, all three of the other teams lose more than enough to stay safe (Brown needed 24 and lost 30 (4.43%), Grey needed 20 and lost 23 (4.04%) with Kaylee going below 200 pounds, and Pink needing 16 and losing 20 (4.42%) though being nearly certain they would be subject to elimination) so Red falls below the yellow line.

Q and Larialmy speak with the remaining Unknowns and state that they have discussed the issue and want the others to send Larialmy home, Q stating that she can lose the weight at home while he couldn't do so. The remaining Unknowns are skeptical - Justin makes Q say directly to Larialmy that he will lose weight at the Ranch, Sarah asks what will they do if the others decide to send Q home (Larialmy replies that if they truly are a family, they would not hurt her), and Rulon is still uncertain about keeping Q on the show.

At the vote, Pink, Grey, and Yellow all admit that they wanted to send Q home, but agreed to honor their wishes and vote to send Larialmy home (Brown's vote isn't revealed).

At home, Larialmy is down to 227 pounds (an overall 74 pound loss) and is working out with her sisters (one of whom has lost 14 pounds). Don is down to 222 pounds (an overall 87 pound loss) and works out with Dan. He has also managed to heal his relationship with his estranged son.

Week 6

First aired February 8, 2011

Alison announces that the current teams will be dissolved. The Unknowns will compete as a group as the Red team; the Ranch team will compete as a group and chose Black shirts (over Blue).

With the episode being the final one before Valentine's Day, the first challenge was a temptation involving chocolate. Each player would be allowed to eat as many chocolate pieces as s/he wished, the player eating the most would have the power to (if he/she desired) switch up to two players from his/her team for the same number from the other team. Further, the winner would remain a secret - Alison will announce only the player's decision. Alison announces that the winner chose to swap Jay and Jen (Black to Red) for Sarah and Deni (Red to Black). Arthur (who ate 35 pieces) admitted he did it; he stated that he distrusted Jay and Jen from week one, and thought Sarah and Deni would be voted off the foll



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