100 lb. Club - The Biggest Loser ***NO SPOILERS****




Trazey34
11-21-2007, 10:22 AM
Have you guys been watching??? Our "OFFICE" BL club has been doing great, I've dropped 10 or 11 lbs., but another girl who's a lot smaller than I am has dropped 28 lbs OMG!! she's like Kae - kinda small but a machine!!

and what do we think of the "commercial breaks" that are IN the show??? it wasn't always so blatant was it???

Kim stolling with B., telling him ways other than food to unwind and destress, "go for a walk, read...or chew Wrigley's spearmint gum, it's really refreshing and will help with stress" LOL i burst out laughing


GirlyGirlSebas
11-21-2007, 10:25 AM
Hiya Trazey. Love the big "No Spoilers" in your title. I remember the big bruha about that last time. :D I love watching the Biggest Loser, but the commercial breaks just drive me crazy! And, please please don't repeat the last 30 seconds when you come back from commercial break. We've been there and done that and don't really care to do it again!

I'm on the Blue team for the Biggest Loser Challenge here on 3FC. So far, I've lost a whopping 6 pounds. Not exactly the amazing numbers I was hoping for.

Lannae
11-21-2007, 10:46 AM
ahhh what a great inspirational show...Im glad it is on right now,during the "seasons"..it kind of keeps you in check...and makes you feel if they can lose 50,umm I can lose 5:D...hey...small goals and steps...

and yes,if your stressed chew wrigleys..lol..I would of laughed if he would of said "no I prefer extra,thanks!"...hey two commercials in one!!...

I did learn that out of about 5 pies,that pumpkin has the least amount of calories..

thanks for this thread..


Trazey34
11-21-2007, 10:54 AM
I was excited to see the ad for the NEXT BL -- they're doing a biggest loser "couples" starting in January! whoohooo -- it's weird, i know it's just a tv show, but it just being "on" helps me keep focused on what I'm doing! same with this 3FC board! It's like without it i "conveniently forget" that I'm eating right LOL

Yay for 3FC! yay for biggest loser! hehehehe

Glory87
11-21-2007, 11:24 AM
*edited to avoid spoilers*

I had the ads IN the show and the ads OUT of the show, I have to record the show and then play it back, fast forwarding over all the commercials. There are WAY too many. I also hate how they replay the last 30 seconds before the break - hello, it was 3 minutes ago, I REMEMBER.

Since the show has actually aired - when is it safe to discuss details from the episode?

Lifeguard
11-21-2007, 11:51 AM
I love the show too & also find the ads/repeating annoying. But then again it is 2 hours long now instead of an hour.

This season I don't find I'm in love with any one player like in previous seasons. I don't find myself really rooting for anyone in particular.

I do find it very motivating to watch though, especially when they are working out. I like to see that others sweat as much as me - lol!

Lannae
11-21-2007, 11:58 AM
you know what,I have to agree...over the past few years,I felt connected with one or two of them,and this year...not so much..sure they all have alot of weight to lose,but maybe they are showing too much of the challenges and the back stabbing instead of their struggles...for me,that is how I get connected,bringing something to heart something that tears at my heart,or makes it real...

it is a great show,and I soo enjoy it all...but when you show more of the game for me,its not as warm and fuzzy...I would so be kicked off,I would be like sure I trust you!teehhee....

GirlyGirlSebas
11-21-2007, 11:59 AM
I loved the transformations last night, I got all teary-eyed when everyone met their significant others (or family). Well, except when Hollie met her friend - does Hollie not have any family? Didn't she just have a death in the family recently? Just seems slightly odd, for 2 rewards, not a peep about a family member!

Anyway, thought Kae had the best dress and I loved the necklace she got.

I had the ads IN the show and the ads OUT of the show, I have to record the show and then play it back, fast forwarding over all the commercials. There are WAY too many. I also hate how they replay the last 30 seconds before the break - hello, it was 3 minutes ago, I REMEMBER.


Yikes! Spoiler! I haven't gotten a chance to watch the lastest episode!

Glory87
11-21-2007, 12:03 PM
Sorry - I didn't realize I spoiled anything significant! All the ads for the show discussed the transformations :( I carefully did not reveal who was voted off or any of the challenge winners!

I edited my response to remove the spoiler, but you quoted it, heh.

When can we actually discuss the details of the episode?

Robin41
11-21-2007, 12:46 PM
I'm now rooting for Neil. I hated Neil all season but his little speech last night about having to beat the best to be the best turned me around.

Personally I've just about had it with Julie. With all that support she's basically lost no more than any of us could do at home and yet she's all about playing the game and getting rid of those who are successful. "I can't compete with you so you have to go home." Ticks me off.

The "commercials" are a joke. "Perhaps we should bring some Nabisco 100 calorie packs with us." It's so bad and yet I'm watching all two hours of it.

SuchAPrettyFace
11-21-2007, 02:46 PM
you know what,I have to agree...over the past few years,I felt connected with one or two of them,and this year...not so much..sure they all have alot of weight to lose,but maybe they are showing too much of the challenges and the back stabbing instead of their struggles...for me,that is how I get connected,bringing something to heart something that tears at my heart,or makes it real...

it is a great show,and I soo enjoy it all...but when you show more of the game for me,its not as warm and fuzzy...I would so be kicked off,I would be like sure I trust you!teehhee....I agree 100%. I don't care about the backstabbing. Make me feel something for the players other than, "Wow, what a jerk."

And the "advertisements" within the show are a :censored: ing joke. Sugar free Jello? REALLY? You think heavy people don't already know it's 10 calories? And COOL WHIP???!?!?!?!?!? You've got to be kidding me. Even the fat free stuff has hydrogenated oil in it. How is that healthy? Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr, drives me nuts.

dek6
11-21-2007, 02:58 PM
I like the "commercial" when they were packing to go away and they packed the 100 calorie packs. It was 2 of the girls but I forget who. And one of them was like there is sweet or savory and we know that we are only getting 100 calories. then it showed them eating them when they were getting their hair done.....

I can not stand Neil. He irritates me SOOOOOO bad.... even before the incident with him gaining 17 pounds on purpose I didnt really like him but now after that I cant stand him even more.

I agree that their isnt one person that I love. I like them all except Neil. And Isabeau kinda gets on my nerves. But I wouldnt care if she won. Oh and I really like B

SoulBliss
11-21-2007, 03:46 PM
And the "advertisements" within the show are a :censored: ing joke. Sugar free Jello? REALLY? You think heavy people don't already know it's 10 calories? And COOL WHIP???!?!?!?!?!? You've got to be kidding me. Even the fat free stuff has hydrogenated oil in it. How is that healthy? Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr, drives me nuts.

Yeah, all the product placement and artificial crap being presented as healthy really gets me too, especially during the "Green" episode where Jillian (and I LOVE Jillian) said that she feeds her people all natural and organic, then does the promo spot for the nasty gum. :dizzy:

Lovely
11-21-2007, 10:12 PM
Sorry - I didn't realize I spoiled anything significant! All the ads for the show discussed the transformations :( I carefully did not reveal who was voted off or any of the challenge winners!

I edited my response to remove the spoiler, but you quoted it, heh.

When can we actually discuss the details of the episode?

In general it's safer to discuss an episode 3 hours after it finishes playing on the East Coast. (Which means it's finished on the West Coast.)

However, in forum land (and I mean forums in general, not 3FC specifically) if something is cited as "spoiler free" it means it does not have ANY spoilers no matter how far into the future a reply is posted beyond the date it was created. (Since most of the time things on the internet move along so fast that these specific spoiler free threads don't last too long anyways.) Usually though, if you want to talk about something that happened five minutes ago you can find threads that say "spoilers" or the date of the show or something to let you know that there may be details discussed.

Edit: I don't watch this show, but it's happened with other series that I do enjoy, so I understand the situation. :)

Shellyknits
11-22-2007, 09:10 AM
I agree with everyone about the "commercials" and the repeats after every commercial. Kind of an insult to my intelligence!

I will say I really am rooting for B. A couple of weeks ago Kim was really going at him about his calorie intake. It was too low. She was telling him that she couldn't spoon feed him and he had to take some responsibility. Later they showed him telling her how hard it was to eat more because he felt that was what got him fat in the first place. (my paraphrase). I sooooo related to this one. I have been training for a triathlon and just got out of a 3 month stall because I couldn't seem to make myself eat enough to sustain the training and lose weight. It has been a huge emotional hurdle for me. For the holidays I've backed off my training a little and the weight is coming off again. I really get the whole "eating a bunch makes me fat" struggle, incorrect as it is.

So go B, go!!!

Does anyone else get pumped when the theme song goes "what have you done today the makes you feel proud" and everyone is busting their buts in the gym? Never mind Bob and his awesome sideways handstand (don't even know what you call it)

dek6
11-22-2007, 10:11 AM
I feel so motivated when I hear the song. I just wish that I could have a little cd implanted in my ear so I could hear it all the time. LOL

raj
11-22-2007, 01:43 PM
Oh so the BL is the same in the states too. I think that in US you really dont know the people. It started this season in India. Almost 90% of the participants were some kind of actors(side roles) or related to actors and celebrities. One of the non-related participants was there solely for the purpose of creating drama. It is sad. though. This BL does not seem 100% reality. But it is inpirational. It is like seperating the chaffe from the wheat.
You just have to forget all the "drama" that goes on and take the inspiration. Just think about it these people inspite of having to "act" are losing weight is great.
If they can do it then so can we. There was a game in in it in the ending weeks. The participants had to to sprint for a certain distance. They were timed. Then they had to sprint back the same distance with the weights that amounted to the their initial weight when they started off. Man that was an eye opener for them. 2 of them fainted and it was obvious that no one would ever put on the weight again. i want to do that once I lose my weight it will help me drill the difference into my brains.

Pita09
11-22-2007, 09:06 PM
I DVR the BL and all other TV shows so I can avoid lame commercials and when they take forever to get to the good stuff. I watch the weigh-ins in about half the time as well as the vote off.

Purplefirefly
11-22-2007, 10:35 PM
I exercise while watching BL! It is so inspiring and keeps me going without even realizing I'm sweating to death :) I do get aggitated at the blatant ads...I record it on the DVR and will start watching after the first hour is over, that way I can skip and usually don't catch up before it's over.

I was going to say something else, but it might be a slight spoiler :censored:

BerkshireGrl
11-23-2007, 01:51 PM
Howdy all! :wave:

If you all would like to discuss the show, complete with all the details or spoilers, you can check out the Season 4 thread in The Biggest Loser group too:

Here's the group:
3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Fitness > Exercise! > The Biggest Loser - Winning by Losing

And the thread in particular:
http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/showthread.php?t=122637

But only come and read if you wanna see all the show's details revealed and hashed-out! ;)

Tonia
11-24-2007, 11:42 AM
I hope Bill wins. He seems like genuinally nice person. Although I do think he holds back on the challenges and doesn't win on purpose (sometimes).

I really like B but, honestly, think he would do better with a different trainer - I really don't like Kim. Kim seem to be there for Kim, whereas Jillian and Bob seem to really understand and want to help their trainees.

I appreciate that Isabeau had the courage to shake things up when she felt strongly about something, and I agree with Robin41 on Julie...

Neil was annoying but we have to remember that he did that - putting himself on the line - for his blue teammates. Stupid thing to do but I loved his speech - especially since both people under the yellow line were from his team....

Just sayin'...