Last night, Sharif played a very smart game. When faced with the prospect of having to rob either Tiffany of the Double bracelet or Meaghan of the Nothing bracelet, he chose to psyche out the Blue team and gave Double to Teresa.
That was very nice game-play indeed. It keeps the cash target in the Blues, allows the Reds to consolidate their team bond and, just in case Teresa goes all the way, gives Sharif's best friend a chance to double her prize money.
Teresa is a true contender in this game but she’s certainly not in it for the cash. As she herself acknowledged, she’s already a threat because she’s strong and smart and disciplined. Even if she doesn’t take out the title, she already has all of the tools she needs to win after the show.
And at this mid-point in the game, I have to say that Teresa is looking amazing! I predict that she’ll be in the 60s (kilograms I mean) by Finale, if not before then, and that she’ll be able to successfully maintain her weight loss.
Part of Teresa’s success can be put down to discipline. My inside sources tell me that Teresa is the best diary keeper amongst all of the contestants. She religiously logs all of her food and exercise each day and has even been using the diary to predict her weight loss.
Speaking of predictions, after my visit to Camp Biggest Loser shown on Wednesday night's episode, I felt that Sammy had registered some of what I said about trying to see the beauty in herself. Which is why I was so heartened to see her looking in the mirror last night without cringing! I think Meaghan was right when she said that Sammy has turned a corner when it comes to her body image. That said, she still has a long journey ahead of her and no doubt many of demons to face in the meantime. But remember that anything is possible if you believe in yourself.
Looks like the contestants are in for some hard yakka tonight when the Brains vs Brawn challenge returns to Loser. I still haven't forgotten that horrible challenge from last year! Be sure to tune in at 7PM on TEN and don't miss Sunday night's weigh-in either – it airs a little earlier at 6:30PM.
Episode 41 highlights
If you missed last night's show, you can watch the full episode at The Biggest Loser TV show website.
The segment I've shared below has some insightful thoughts from Shannan on heart disease and it shows Sammy trying on some tops and facing herself in the mirror – it's worth a watch if you've got a spare moment.