The beginning of episode 5 of The Biggest Loser started with contestants preparing for the event of their lifetime- meeting Michelle Obama. She walked in laughing and smiling at how excited she was to meet everyone and introduced the contestants to her “Let’s Move” initiative. One in three children in the United States are overweight or obese. Having excess weight as a child increases their chance of weight related diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure. She feels it is her responsibility to protect the American children by increasing the education around healthy living. The “Let’s Move” campaign is to get children and families excited about healthy nutrition and exercise.
Bob let everyone know that Michelle Obama is the perfect example of the “No Excuse” idea. She is busy being the First Lady but she still finds time to work out every day. Everyone changed into workout clothes and Mrs. Obama joined in with the contestants and their families exercising.
After the workout, Michelle introduced the Presidential Active Lifestyle Award. The goal is to work as a family to get fitter. To sign up, click here where you will fill out a contract to workout for 6 consecutive weeks while eating healthy. You sign up under a contestant leader, and at who ever gets the most public active in this movement wins a gym being built in their community.
After the event at the White House, Chris felt homesick and called home, only to have her husband inform her of his displeasure that she is still in the race. He asked her to come home, which caused Chris to binge eat.
Weigh-ins for this week in order of percentage:
Jeremy: Last week: 260, this week: 249 for 4.23%
Buddy had a 1 lb advantage: Last week: 269, this week: 260 for 3.72%
Mark: Last week: 200, this week: 196 for 2.0%
Conda had a 1 lb disadvantage: Last week: 210, this week: 205 for 1.9%
Kim: Last week: 164, this week: 162 for 1.22%
Chris: Last week: 170, this week: 172 for a shocking increase of 2 lbs. for + 1.74%
With only two votes needed, Chris was sent packing.
Since the show, she and Roy have mended the issues that sparked her elimination. She now weighs 156 lbs and is planning a cross-country bike trip with Roy.