Fans of The Biggest Loser know that the second week is always toughest on the contestants. They seem to drop huge numbers in the first week and hardly anything in the second. The body is still trying to adjust to the amount of exercise and healthy food it’s getting. Coleen and Jerry made a bet, in a challenge, that they would lose 14 pounds. If they were successful, they’d win $10,000 but if they weren’t, they’d automatically fall below the yellow line. Together, the dropped 11 and, had they not made the bet, they would’ve ended in 3rd place this week. Yet, it was Tom and LT, the grey team, that ended up getting sent home after a shocking weigh in. Today, LT (Little Tom) spoke to BuddyTV about his weight gain, his elimination, and his relationship with his dad.
At the weigh in, jaws dropped when LT put up a +3 on the scale. His trainer, Jillian Michaels, was the only one in the room who was able to hide her shock, just saying that strange things happen in the second week. LT couldn’t seem to shed any light as to why or how he ended up gaining weight instead of losing it. “I don’t know, still to this day it baffles me because I worked really hard in the 2nd week even more than I did in week one,” he told BuddyTV. “All I know is the body does things in mysterious ways.”
LT does admit that the second week was harder than the first – not just for him, but for everyone. “The workouts increased as well as the intensity. It was extreme in that second week,” he said. He felt that he and his father were a great team, because they were both great competitors and worked well together. He even went as far as to say that the grey team had the best work ethic of anyone this season. “I think our work ethic was overlooked by some of the contestants on the show,” he admitted.
Since leaving the show, LT has lost 81 pounds and Tom has lost 65. “Everything we used to do before The Biggest Loser we changed, from eating to exercising and working,” LT told BuddyTV. “It all changed for the better. We are glad to have been a part of this.”
– Gina Scarpa, BuddyTV Staff Writer
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