By the Numbers: The Biggest Loser Season 15 Episode 3

The Biggest Loser (Photo: NBC)
The Biggest Loser (Photo: NBC)

This week features the first-ever Biggest Loser auction for exercise equipment. There’s still too many people, so there’s no time to dwell on anything.

55: Pounds last week’s eliminated contestant Fernanda has lost so far. She hopes to be 130 by the finale.

$500: The amount each team had to spend in The Biggest Loser equipment auction.

$180: The amount Jillian’s White Team paid for a Mystery Box containing six bags of sugar and white flour. Oh, and a trade voucher they used to snatch boxing equipment from Dolvett’s Red Team.

8th: The grade in which weightlifter Holley first reached 300 pounds. Not in lifting—in her body. Yikes.

11 lbs. 6 oz: The weight of Tanya’s baby when it was born. Tanya had gained 125 pounds during her pregnancy.

2: Forgiveness letters Tanya needs to write: one to her deceased mother, one to her family who didn’t intervene to save Tanya from an abusive environment.

3: Sob stories. 1/2 for Matt (delayed wedding, again), 2 for Tanya (abusive childhood and child with extreme weight), 1/2 for David (missed daughters’ firsts).

0: Last Chance Workouts. BOOOO!

Bob and the Blue Team weigh-in first.

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Not great. Here’s how Jillian’s White Team did.

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Way to go Tumi and Jay! That’s more than enough to guarantee their safety.

Dolvett and the Red Team need at least 25 pounds to be safe from the red line.

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Tanya says she wrote a letter to herself along with the other two letters. Even though she forgave herself, Tanya obviously fell below the red line. But Dolvett has his save and uses it. Yay!

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