Temptations Begin on The Biggest Loser

Chocolate Sundae cupcake from Crumbs Bake Shop

 The stakes are rising on The Biggest Loser and temptations have been presented to the contestants. If you haven’t seen previous seasons, temptations are an optional challenge that involve food and allow the players to opt into game play. However, every contestant is allowed to decide whether they want to play. If they do decide to play and they win, a source of power is granted to them, such as immunity or a one-pound advantage at the weigh-in.

For the first temptation of the season, the players were offered cupcakes. But they weren’t boring chocolate or vanilla cupcakes that don’t really entice anyone. No, there were about 400 cupcakes of various sizes, colors and decorations. I’m not a huge fan of cupcakes and  even I thought these looked delicious, much like the ones from Crumbs Bake Shop (Warning: If you are ever near a Crumbs, walk quickly in the other direction because once you have one it is difficult to resist the rest because they are all different and delectable!)

Adam, Rick, Jesse and Elizabeth played in the temptation. Adam and Rick competed closely with one another, but Adam won out in the end. Unfortunately, his victory was earned to the tune of 1,350 calories (only three cupcakes!). He still has his one-pound advantage disc, so it will be interesting to see how long he hangs on to it!

With temptations comes more game play on The Biggest Loser. After Adam won, Brendan Donovan, 32, made it his mission to put a target on Adam’s back and side as many people as he could against him. He pressured Ada Wong, 27, into a pact to vote Adam off the show once he falls below the line. Donovan also brought three others into the pact, convincing them that Adam will have too much power if they don’t get rid of him. 

Brendan wants to eliminate Adam right away.

Now, I understand game play is a part of the show and it’s automatically integrated when there is $250,000 on the line, but come on! Leave the guy alone, he busts his butt in the gym and is terrified he’s going to die like his mom. If he deserves to be there and he’s losing weight, then don’t get rid of him because you’re scared. Man up and have a higher percentage of weight loss than him. Simple as that.

It’ll be interesting to see what other temptations The Biggest Loser producers throw at the contestants. What’s the hardest temptation for you to turn down?


Posted on October 13, 2010, in Exercise, Food, Mental Health, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. It is a game show after all, so a small amount of game play is to be expected. I don’t even mind it terribly much. Personally, I find the show inspiring and care more about that aspect than anything else. But certainly, when the game play is more an open attack on one of the contestants, I think that’s a bit uncalled for. Especially when it boils down to name calling or lies.

  2. I agree with you, Jeffrey, the most enticing part of the show is watching them lose such an extreme amount of weight and having a total life transformation. I don’t usually mind the game play, I just don’t care for how Brendan made it his job to ostracize Adam. Can’t wait to see what happens next week!

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