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It was the dreaded Week 2 on "The Biggest Loser" Ranch. This is when many contestants see smaller numbers on the scale. It's not only discouraging emotionally, it was terrifying this week when they found out they were facing another red line. That means no vote. The person on the losing team with the lowest percentage of weight loss is gone immediately.

This was also the week that they drop in to visit Dr. Huizenga, who had his usual mix of devastating and terrifying news for the contestants. Most disheartening, perhaps, was Michael's diagnosis. Dr. H told him that the arteries in his neck are like those of a man nearly 80-years old. Michael is only 34, and with a young son at home, the sobering diagnosis was the motivation he needed.

But motivation didn't prove to be enough for everyone, as the "Week 2 Curse" struck in all its vengeance. Affected the »

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