Families Episode Recap: "Week 12"

The Biggest Loser: Families' penultimate episode was all about looking back. Besides the standard workouts and challenge, this week really focused on the trainers saying goodbye to their teams, and making sure they sent them off with the knowledge and confidence to continue in their progress at home.

Michelle was feeling pretty alone after her mom's elimination. She's now the sole Black team member with the odds of making it to the finale not in her favor (that is, if she falls below the yellow line). Jillian gave quite the pep talk to assure her that she's not alone but that her mom is with her in spirit. Every season it seems that Jillian has a special and extremely close bond with one of her trainees. Last year it was Brittany and this year it's certainly Michelle. "She's going to have to look inside of herself, find the strength, find the comfort to get through this and when she does...I will know that she can come through anything." I'm happy to see Jillian is behind the girl I'm routing for.

Over on Team Blue, Bob knows that they've been playing the game but feels that he has one week left and now they're going to play his game. He tells a tale about the season 1 winner, Ryan, who he called a puppet master. And "today that man weighs as much as he did when he walked into the house because he didn't learn anything." Bob also told them about this because he's worried about Vicky. He's worried she's played the game but hasn't learned enough to keep her going at home. Even Vicky is still not quite sure what caused her to keep eating and eating all those years.

A funny moment was when Ed talked about how he's changed. "On day 1 of The Biggest Loser I was a very overweight, pre-diabetic, fatty liver, havin' fat boy...and now I am a locked and stocked, organic eating, exercise machine." You could definitely see a difference in his flashbacks as well. Michelle, on the other hand, took her transformation a little more to heart. Jillian took her to the place where they ended their very first challenge on the ranch and asked, "So tell me what's going to happen now?" "Now I live, I live for me," she responds. Michelle is ready to continue on her journey at home.

Another reason why Vicky may not fare so well at home? Neither she nor her children eat (or can distinguish) vegetables. Not even potatoes her kids will eat! Bob showed her and the team how he eats on a daily basis and tells Vicky that she's going to need to get excited about veggies in order for her kids to start eating them.

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