The Biggest Loser Season 16 Winner

Posted by Shane on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 8:02 pm


Woody fell below the red line in The Biggest Loser Season 16 Episode 17 and was eliminated, bringing us down to a final three of Toma Dobrosavljevic, Rob Guiry, and Sonya Jones.

They rushed through just about every other episode, but now when they probably need it least is 2 hours to conclude the season. I am prepared for lots of filler, though they usually do a pretty good job with their finales.

Now we start the weigh in for the at home prize. What order are we going in? Random I guess.

Damien: 296 pounds (-92, 23.71%)
Emmy: 212 pounds (-48, 18.46%)
Lori: 210 pounds (-91, 30.23%)
Woody: 274 pounds (-124, 31.16%)
Scott: 246 pounds (-120, 32.79%)
Andrea: Andrea: 174 pounds (-70, 28.69%)
Jackie: 225 pounds (-66, 22.68%)
Zina: 226 pounds (-37, 14.07%)
Chandra: 270 pounds (-71, 20.82%)
Blake: 154 pounds (-97, 38.65%)
Mike: 249 pounds (-150, 37.59%)
Gina: 177 pounds (-65, 26.86%)
Vanessa: 299 pounds (-67, 18.31%)
Matt: 231 pounds (-155, 40.16%)
JJ: 225 pounds (-167, 42.60%)
Rondalee: 187 pounds (-93, 33.21%)
Jordan: 180 pounds (-143, 44.27%)

The Biggest Loser at home winner of the $100,000 prize is Jordan.

Now for the grand prize of $250,000. Or maybe not now but eventually since 40 minutes remain in the show.

Sonya: 139 pounds (-144, 50.88%)
Rob: 245 pounds (-238, 49.28%)
Toma: 165 pounds (-171, 50.89%)

By 0.01%, The Biggest Loser Season 16 winner is Toma.

With the move to Thursday and the continued weird scheduling, this season’s ratings have been rather lackluster. Better than last year’s doomed comedy block but not by much. It’s cheap to produce, but I’m not sure that’s enough. If it could retain these ratings on a Friday, that would probably work. I’d like to see NBC do a reality TV night with this and The Apprentice, which is still entertaining despite the fact that Trump tends to fire people who bring the least drama or who refuse to play his games rather than using the task as any basis. In any event, I’m not holding my breath for another season next year. NBC seems to have happily sacrificed this show.

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The Biggest Loser Season 16 Episode 17

Posted by Shane on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 3:16 am


After falling below the red line in The Biggest Loser Season 16 Episode 16, Lori was eliminated.

Here to promote The Today Show is Jenna Wolfe. She will workout with the contestants while pregnant, and Bob will train the new trainers.

They return to the Los Angeles Coliseum, where the season began. Their challenge is to put the weight back on and then shed it. They will run up and down thousands of steps, stopping at 16 different checkpoints where they can deposit the weight they have lost each week. Reward is a 1 pound advantage and $5,000.

With the least amount of excess weight, Sonya takes the lead. Woody’s just about staying with her at first, but he falls behind. At the 7th checkpoint, Toma manages to take the lead, and he never looks back. Rob takes his time to slowly get through the process, but he does finish what for all of them is an emotional challenge that serves as a reminder of how far they have come.

Speaking of which, their next task is to watch a recap of their progress throughout the season.

After the last last chance workout, it’s time for the final weigh in, where the top three finishers will head to the finale.

Toma: 199 pounds (-3, -1, 1.98%)
Rob: 302 pounds (-13, 4.13%)
Woody: 270 pounds (-4, 1.46%)
Sonya: 163 pounds (-6, 3.55%)

His comeback is short-lived, as Woody falls below the red line and has been eliminated. From his starting weight of 398 pounds, he is down 148 pounds to 250 today.

Stay tuned to dingoRUE for another live recap of The Biggest Loser Season 16 Episode 18, where we will find out who The Biggest Loser Season 16 winner is, which airs Thursday at 8/7c on NBC.

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The Biggest Loser Season 16 Episode 16

Posted by Shane on Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 8:40 pm


Pretty much nothing happened in The Biggest Loser Season 16 Episode 15. Makeover week concluded with an unsurprising non-elimination, and although someone at Comeback Canyon won to return to the house, they didn’t want to tell us who.

So that’s where we open up this week’s show. Bob walks through the door of the weigh in room. They are happy to see him until they find out he’s not alone. Behind him is Woody, who survived one whole week at Comeback Canyon.

Rob particularly overreacts as is his pattern. He just thought he was in the final three. A few minutes later, he realizes he’s back to the final five. Dolvett wants him to embrace some emotion other than anger. At least he’s not quitting like the bunch of whiners from a few season ago.

From his starting weight of 366 pounds, Scott is down to 240 pounds today.

Bob identifies with Rob right away. He sees himself in him. One of his first courses of action is to help him tackle a familiar obstacle, the vertical jump on to a box.

Their challenge is to row 2000 meters then shoot medicine basketballs of various weights up to 10 pounds from behind or on the free throw line. Toma is the first to finish rowing with Woody behind him then Rob, Lori, and eventually Sonya. Rob, Lori, and Toma are neck and neck. If anyone thought this was a skill-based event, Rob’s granny shots suggest otherwise. In a photo finish, Toma comes out just ahead of Rob to win a 1 pound advantage. His overhand shots arriving at the basket quicker seem to be the difference.

On weigh in day, Sonya will turn 40, which is an emotional day of regret of what she has not accomplished, despite what she may have done over the past few months.

Toma: 202 pounds (-14, -1, 6.94%)
Lori: 220 pounds (-6, 2.65%)
Sonya: 169 pounds (-6, 3.43%)
Rob: 315 pounds (-15, 4.55%)
Woody: 274 pounds (-11, 3.86%)

With his best week of the season, Toma’s advantage proves irrelevant. Lori put up what seemed to be a pretty good number and is now at the weight she was when she left the Olympic team in 2004, but she has fallen below the red line.

Stay tuned to dingoRUE for another live recap of The Biggest Loser Season 16 Episode 17, which airs Thursday at 8/7c on NBC.

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The Biggest Loser Season 16 Episode 15

Posted by Shane on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 10:37 pm


After falling below the red line in The Biggest Loser Season 16 Episode 14, Woody was eliminated.

It’s makeover week. With only 4 people and a 1 hour episode, they won’t have much time to spend on this or much else.

More importantly, this is the final week at Comeback Canyon, and either Scott or Woody will be going back to the ranch after it is over. Scott was not happy when Woody voted him out and took it personally.

After their makeovers, they will be in a photo shoot with Us Weekly magazine. I guess there are people who still read those things. Bob decides he won’t leave his guys out and brings Tim Gunn by to give them a makeover as well. The transformations are stunning as always.

Rob: 330 pounds (-2, 0.60%)
Toma: 216 pounds (-1, 0.46%)
Sonya: 175 pounds (-3, 1.69%)
Lori: 226 pounds (-1, 0.44%)

The contestants may look pretty, but the numbers from spending the week being made over sure do not. Lori and Toma have fallen below the yellow line. But nobody’s really going home, as Tim Gunn reveals that everybody is safe.

Woody: 285 pounds (-6, 2.06%)
Scott: ???

Yeah, they’re not going to tell us who is coming back. So basically nothing of consequence happened this week.

Stay tuned to dingoRUE for another live recap of The Biggest Loser Season 16 Episode 16, which airs Thursday at 8/7c on NBC.

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The Biggest Loser Season 16 Episode 14

Posted by Shane on Thursday, January 1, 2015 at 8:18 pm


Jordan fell below the red line during their first week in Hawaii in The Biggest Loser Season 16 Episode 13 and was sent back to Comeback Canyon.

Dolvett takes Rob to a waterfall to face his fears. They’re going to rapel down it. This promptly leads to another meltdown, but obviously that’s not the end of the story this late in the season. When we return from the commercial break, he agrees to try again and is successful.

Lori hops on a swing in the treetops, and not to be left out, Bob takes Jordan and Scott to climb some poles and jump when they get to the top.

Today’s challenge is to play lacrosse using coconuts while crossing balance beams. Reward is a 1 pound advantage. Toma is finding this to be pretty easy, but he is struggling to make a goal. Lori’s struggle is to complete the limbo stick toss. She figures it out, and as Toma keeps missing his shots, she starts to run away with the challenge, ultimately winning it.

Jordan: 219 pounds (-8, 3.52% - over 100 pounds lost
Scott: 242 pounds (-9, 3.59%)

By a narrow margin, Scott beats Jordan for his third win in a row.

The others head back from Hawaii to the ranch to face the red line.

Lori: 227 pounds (-3, -1, 1.74%)
Toma: 217 pounds (-8, 3.56%)
Sonya: 178 pounds (-5, 2.37%)
Rob: 332 pounds (-6, 1.78%)
Woody: 332 pounds (-3, 1.02%)

Woody has fallen below the red line and is eliminated.

From his starting weight of 323 pounds, Jordan is down 128 pounds to 195 today. He gets home in time to see his son’s birth.

Stay tuned to dingoRUE for another live recap of The Biggest Loser Season 16 Episode 15, which airs Thursday at 8/7c on NBC.

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The Biggest Loser Season 16 Episode 13

Posted by Shane on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 8:11 pm


After they hit singles in The Biggest Loser Season 16 Episode 12, JJ was the first to fall victim to the yellow line and the vote.

For this week, the remaining contestants head to Hawaii. Sounds great, though I don’t think of it as the place for weight loss. What Hawaii does have going for it is lots of water and sand, which can be suitable weight loss tools.

The reward challenge puts them into kayaks, and now they are at weights where they meet the weight requirement. They have to paddle out, grab some puzzle pieces, and head back to shore to complete the puzzle. Somebody’s been watching Survivor, just with a less exciting result. Lori and Jordan are in the lead throughout the process. Jordan is the first to finish the puzzle, which is a helicopter, signifying the tour he will take. He chooses Toma to go with him.

Jen takes Woody and Sonya out to go snorkeling. She’s as afraid as they are, so she will join them in this adventure.

Bob’s got two football players with him at Comeback Canyon again this week.

JJ: 292 pounds (-8, 2.67%)
Scott: 251 pounds (-8, 3.09%)

For the second week in a row, Scott has managed to survive against a challenger. JJ leaves under 300 pounds with 100 pounds lost.

In addition to the travel and getting somewhat out of their routine they have done, this week has another catch. The red line returns.

Sonya: 183 pounds (-6, 3.17%) - 100 pounds lost
Lori: 230 pounds (-10, 4.17%)
Toma: 225 pounds (-10, 4.26%)
Rob: 338 pounds (-12, 3.43%)
Jordan: 227 pounds (-6, 2.58%)
Woody: 294 pounds (-12, 3.92%) - over 100 pounds lost

With numbers like these, I take it this has been an extended “week”. Everybody puts up good results, but it’s Jordan who ends up falling below the red line.

From his starting weight of 392 pounds, JJ is down 131 pounds to 261 pounds. His mother has followed in his footsteps and lost 35 pounds in addition to having quit smoking.

Stay tuned to dingoRUE for another live recap of The Biggest Loser Season 16 Episode 14, which airs Thursday at 8/7c on NBC.

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The Biggest Loser Season 16 Episode 12

Posted by Shane on Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 8:10 pm


So back before NBC got bored of airing this show a few weeks ago, Scott was voted out in The Biggest Loser Season 16 Episode 11.

I wasn’t sure whether they were in singles last week or not because half the show got preempted by politics. Today they are officially in singles.

Their first challenge as singles is a Biggest Loser style track and field event. They have to go across some hurdles, through a mud pit, memorize a 16 color pattern, and return to the other side to match it. Reward is immunity. Lori is injured and can compete but cannot run. In a memory event, I don’t think that’s a big deal. Then again, all they have to do is match 5 at a time 3 times because it’s not like the board resets. Seems simple enough. Lori has a seemingly easy time with the challenge and wins immunity.

Bob’s got two former NFL players, so he puts Scott and Damien through the Combine, a series of athletic tasks they last had to do a couple of decades ago. When they’re done with their workout, they will battle it out on the scale.

Scott: 259 pounds (-9, 3.36%)
Damien: 293 pounds (-2, 0.68%)

I thought Scott had this in the bag after not having lost any weight last week, but Damien’s off week made it not even a comparison.

Lori: 240 pounds (-3, 1.23%, immune)
Woody: 306 pounds (-9, 2.86%)
JJ: 300 pounds (-6, 1.96%)
Sonya: 189 pounds (-8, 4.06%)
Jordan: 233 pounds (9, 3.72%)
Toma: 235 pounds (-11, 4.47%) - over 100 pounds lost
Rob: 350 pounds (-15, 4.11%)

Dropping to 300 pounds rather than 299, JJ is pissed off. Chill out, dude. Later, he finds out he is below the yellow line alongside Woody. Both seem like pretty big targets. Had she not won immunity, Lori would be below the line with JJ.

Votes
Toma: JJ
Jordan: JJ
Sonya: JJ

With 3 votes, JJ is not The Biggest Loser. But he’s not the only one leaving the house tonight. They are all heading to Hawaii.

From his starting weight of 388 pounds, Damien is down 107 pounds to 281 today.

Stay tuned to dingoRUE for another live recap of The Biggest Loser Season 16 Episode 13, which airs Thursday at 8/7c on NBC.

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The Biggest Loser Season 16 Episode 11

Posted by Shane on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 7:54 pm


Following a tribe shuffle, the dominant white team promptly fell apart in The Biggest Loser Season 16 Episode 10, and Rondalee was eliminated.

Ugh. Presidential address. Not this again. If I cared enough, I would read about it online in a couple minutes rather than listening to the talking and talking and talking. Everybody’s already made up their mind one way or the other. No need to try to convince us for 20 minutes.

So when we get to the ranch, the show’s about half over, though I’m guessing I probably have not missed too much.

After watching the contestants release butterflies and talk about how they feel like they are changing as well, we head to Comeback Canyon.

Rondalee: 217 pounds (-4, 1.81%)
Damien: 295 pounds (-11, 3.59%)

For the second week, Damien has won the weigh in, eliminating his next victim, Rondalee.

At the weigh in, their goal is to lose 50 pounds together (40 pounds because they won the challenge). If they do, everybody is safe. If they do not, two people will fall below the yellow line. So I guess they are now in singles, too. I seem to have missed more than I expected.

Sonya: 197 pounds (-3, 1.50%)
Jordan: 242 pounds (-4, 1.63%)
JJ: 306 pounds (-3, 0.97%)
Woody: 315 pounds (-2, 0.63%)
Lori: 243 pounds (-2, 0.82%)
Rob: 365 pounds (-1, 0.27%)
Toma: 247 pounds (+1, 0.41%)
Scott: 268 pounds (no change)

What a disastrous weigh in all around. The two people who did not lose weight fall below the yellow line, putting Toma and Scott in danger.

Votes
Jordan: Toma
Sonya: Scott
Rob: Toma
Woody: Scott
JJ: Scott
Lori: Scott

They may be in singles now (I assume they are), but they’re still voting in teams (old teams). That leaves the deciding vote up to the last standing original blue team member, Lori, who once again is alone after voting out fellow new white team member Scott.

Stay tuned to dingoRUE for another live recap of The Biggest Loser Season 16 Episode 12, which airs Thursday at 8/7c on NBC.

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