The Black Team is next, and Darrell apparently has been having some knee problems so is concerned. He and Andrea need to have lost more than 10 pounds to stay safe. Andrea goes from 267 to 262 for a loss of 5 pounds, while Darrell goes from 351 to 343 for a loss of 8. That's 13 pounds total, or 2.1%. Andrea is disappointed in her weight loss and kind of freaks out, but Bob and Jillian tell her that she's safe for another week so needs to chill. Miggy is next, and needs to have lost more than 3 pounds to stay safe. And holy crapola! She goes from 211 to 206 for a loss of 5 pounds! That's 2.37%. All that walking to Puerto Rico paid off, I guess. I totally thought she was a goner. Miggy did it for Migdalia, and is happy not to have let her down. She gets a bit smile, and says that she's finally come to understand why she's there. It's the start of an improved Miggy. Maybe that rotten appendix was making her so foul all this time?
This leaves only John to weigh in. If he falls below the yellow line, he'll be automatically eliminated. Otherwise, one of the Red Team members will be axed. There are only 10 minutes left in the show, so I'm not sure that this is going to go in John's favor. John needs to have lost more than 7 pounds to make it to another week. And aw, man. He goes from 427 to 421 for a loss of 6 pounds. That's too bad -- he seems like a nice guy who really needs this opportunity. Everyone is crying. John says it will be tough, but he's going to go home and beat up on James. He's lost 63 pounds in five weeks, which is pretty impressive. Lance tells John that they'll all miss him, while a crying Sam says that John is a brother to him. With that, Sami bids John adieu.
John is disappointed, but is trying to look back on all of his little victories. Before, he was afraid to get his heart beating. Now, he knows he can go home and do this. He's not going to fall back on family tragedies anymore to explain his weight. It's his responsibility to get himself out of it, he says, and he will. John is going to teach what he's learned over the past several weeks to James. He says that the next time we see him he'll be in the 200s, will be healthy, will be a great father and husband, and will hopefully be an inspiration to a lot of people.
We check in with John at home. He weighed 484 pounds when he first got to the ranch, and now weighs 380. He's lost 104 pounds. When John came home he had a hard time getting into a daily gym routine, and his weight loss slowed down. But he had learned on campus that he needed to have a lifestyle change to be successful. He started taking martial arts classes, and loves it. John and James spar in front of an audience of family members. John's wife, Stephenie, says that she's thankful to The Biggest Loser for the changes that have been made in their lives. John and James play basketball, where before they practically couldn't walk. John has also reframed his family tragedy as a motivation rather than a limitation, and he looks forward to being around for his wife and his kids. By the finale, John hopes to weigh in the 200s and be working toward his first Ju Jitsu belt.
Next week: the Losers go to the Olympic training center in Colorado! They weigh in as individuals in a double elimination, and someone gains a pound.
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