Ask anyone who's ever tried to take a diet on the road — it's not easy. Travel and change can wreak havoc on a waistline, and on Tuesday night's "Biggest Loser," two contestants learned that lesson on the scales.
It happened at the end of a trip that saw all the players pack up and leave the routine of their California ranch behind for the excitement of Utah's Olympic park. The experience was meant to help with their fitness goals by offering opportunities to learn from the athletes who know a thing or two about fitness, including Olympians Apolo Ohno and Lolo Jones.
But training tips just couldn't compensate for dietary changes and schedule shakeups for Bobby and Jay.
Long before the weigh-in, Bobby suspected he might be in trouble when it came time to face the scale. He told trainer Bob Harper, "There was a day there I didn't eat as well as I have been."
Bob called it a one-night binge and warned Bobby that he needed to find "new tools to cope with" stress.
Despite the warning and the Olympic workouts, Bobby gained 2 pounds at the end of the week. And Jay, who didn't go in for any off-menu treats, gained 1 pound. Both men fell below the yellow line, leaving their fates to their fellow contestants.
"There's always that little voice in the back of your head that says, 'This could be your week,'" Jay said.
After the votes were tallied, that proved to be the case for him.
Having lost a total of 104 pounds since joining "The Biggest Loser," Jay's only big disappointment was not hitting his personal on-air goal: makeover week. That takes place next week, as fashion guru Tim Gunn and hairstylist to the stars Ken Paves help the contestants find a new look to go with their new bodies.