But then there must be another elimination. Both Amanda and Shay are bawling, and the group gets an hour to decide their fates. Shay is bummed that Daniel's gone, both because she loves him and because he's the only one who was guaranteed to vote to keep her there. She tells the others that she's lost 100 pounds, and has 200 to go. No matter how much she loses, she can't beat any of the other contestants. And she's not there to win the game. She wants her life back. She's not asking them to keep her there so she can play, she's asking them to keep her there so she can live. And I mean, how could you vote her off? Shay doesn't think she deserves it more than Amanda, however neither of them can win the game. And she has a shitload of weight still to lose. Amanda cries and says that she fought to be there. She has further to go, and has more fight left in her. She's not ready to go home. Amanda wonders in an interview how you fight against someone who's 376 pounds. But she's going to try.
The contestants head to the voting room. Rebecca can't choose her teammate Amanda. So she votes for Shay. Allen, who skated above the yellow line by a pound, is next to vote. He voted for a person who has good control over what they'll do with their weight loss. He votes for Shay, too. This is shocking! If Shay receives one more vote she'll be eliminated. Danny knows that Shay has a long road to go, and thinks she needs more time at the ranch. He votes for Amanda. Liz says that both Amanda and Shay fired her up this week. She's shocked at the name she wrote down, but decided to play the game because of the percentages for next week. I don't know what that means, but she votes for Amanda with an insincere and unemotional apology. It all comes down to Rudy. He says that his decision was based on the importance of setting goals and conquering goals, which gets you through the ranch and through life. I don't know what this means, either, but Rudy voted for Shay. Aw, man, that is so wrong. Shay says she's not surprised. She had a lot to go through, she says, and it's not pretty. And some people were rubbed the wrong way by it. But she's spent her whole life doing what other people liked, and for the first time she was going to do what was right for her. She kept her integrity and word, she says, and is walking out of there with a record. And, hopefully, a sense of vengeance. Bitches.
Shay tells us that when she walked onto campus she was scared and didn't know if she was going to make it. When she walked out of the gym, after Jillian's tirade on the first workout, it was a turning point. She wouldn't change a single thing that she's done there, she says. She lost 100 pounds in nine weeks, and set a record. She can't feel bad about that. She learned to believe in herself and trust herself and push herself. Though it hurts, she's seeing more of herself when she looks in the mirror, and has a life ahead of her. That's something she couldn't say nine weeks ago. She's ready to live instead of die, and other people can do the same.