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ThisTimeIsDifferent
04-15-2008, 11:49 AM
Tonight is the Season Finale of the BL. I'm really down about it because the show is my motivation. I have every episode taped, and when I'm having a hard day I play it back. I was just wondering if anyone has heard anything about season 6? I know towards the end of season 4 they announced when season 5 was going to air. Just wondering if anyone has heard anything. Thanks!


wendymeows
04-15-2008, 12:04 PM
Your in luck!!


Back in February, NBC announced that The Biggest Loser would return for a sixth season this fall. At the time, it was said that the show would follow the same format as this season, with contestants competing as “couples”. However, recently, the show had a change of heart and, instead, will have the contestants compete as families. The minimum age requirement for season 6 is 18. Host Alison Sweeney will return as will trainers Bob Harper and Jillian Michaels. Former Biggest Loser trainer Kim Lyons will not return for the show’s sixth season.

findingfawn
04-15-2008, 02:06 PM
I find it bitter sweet too... I can't wait to see the end, but will be sad when it's not on. Have you joined the biggest loser challenge here on the board?
http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/showthread.php?t=138087


ThisTimeIsDifferent
04-15-2008, 02:17 PM
Thank you for the info! I wish it would come back on sooner than the Fall! Families competing against Families? That should be interesting! I can't wait till it comes back on. I'm so sad that tonights the last episode, and to be honest this season was my favorite.

ThisTimeIsDifferent
04-15-2008, 02:18 PM
Oh and I did sign up for the BL challenge....Thank You! I can't wait until it starts.

findingfawn
04-15-2008, 02:21 PM
This is the first season I have watched. I watched Fat March on ABC last year and loved it! I have fallen in love with these shows. I don't really agree with working out till you are dying and eating like a bird so you lose super fast, but the inspiration is worth it!

I can't wait for the challenge to start either! I have "employed" hubby to be my pusher/cheerleader.. but I'm hoping he comes along for the ride ;)

Switzie6
04-15-2008, 02:32 PM
I love the show too and find it motivating. I actually want to apply but they are currently looking for teams of two and I don't have anyone to apply with. Most of my friends are not overweight or only by 10-20 lbs which is not enought to make the show. I would love my mom to try with me but she isn't the type of person to do reality tv. Oh well just have to keep working at it at home.
If you are looking for so more motivation, the Today show runs a segment on Mondays called Joy's Fit Club. They have a new person on each week who has lost 100 lbs or more without surgery. I'm at work when it's on but they usually have the video up online in the afternoon. I check it out every week.

jillybean720
04-15-2008, 04:08 PM
There is a thread about the upcoming seasons here:
http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/showthread.php?t=138927

findingfawn
04-15-2008, 04:10 PM
Switzie, if I didn't have a house full of kids to care for, I would partner up with you. I couldn't leave my kids that long, we don't have a good "care for the kids" system set up for our family. If they aren't with hubby or I it's a very rare occasion! Hubby works alot to support us so him caring for them is out of the question too.

Trazey34
04-15-2008, 04:27 PM
I'm taping the finale as I'll be out tonight - I hope the girl wins, the last PINK member, she's done tremendously well ~ it would nice to see a woman win for once!!!

I would go on that show in a heartbeat!!! but I'm Canadian, eh?

SundayMorning
04-16-2008, 03:19 AM
If you need a little bit of extra motivation before the new season starts, you can watch Season 1 and Season 3 of the Australian version on YouTube. Look for "tblaus1" for Season 1 and "tblaus3x" for Season 3.

traci in training
04-16-2008, 07:36 AM
I don't watch a lot of tv - too much homework, but DH watched the finale of this last night and I have to tell you - the lady that won made me think of our own Rockinrobin. Short tiny little person! She just looked amazing, didn't she? Robin - you should have been on TBL - you would have won lots of $$$!

Our girls were amazed at the transformations, so I had to get out a picture of DH before his weight loss. 355 was his top weight, he's 235 now and still losing. I guess he and Robin both should have been on the show.

rockinrobin
04-16-2008, 09:00 AM
***** SPOILER WARNING***** COUPLES SEASON WINNER MENTIONED****




Oh gosh, thanks Traci. There are lot of folks here on 3FC who would have been great contenders on that show, I've no doubt.

Many people have mentioned the Biggest Loser to me, including my kids. But I tell you. When I was 287 lbs, keep in mind I'm only 5 feet tall, there was no way on earth I could have done the physical activities that they did. No way. There is no doubt in my mind I would have been carted off on a stretcher. And I don't think I could have handled being on TV in those outfits and being weighed publicly and all that stuff. But I sure am glad for Ali and all those others who have achieved success because of the show. I sure as heck hope they keep it up.

SwimGirl
04-16-2008, 02:04 PM
Trazey - I'm Canadian too, perhaps we should apply as a Canadian couple and say "eh" every few minutes? Everything needs a little Canadian ;)

I was pretty impressed that a woman won, especially with all those heavy men. Bernie was amazing, and it was nice that those brothers didn't win.. a little mean on my part, but they were so cocky!

-Aimee

traci in training
04-16-2008, 04:30 PM
you Canadians could talk about the weight loss proooocess. hee hee hee Or explain how the cheque is in the mail. hee. Can you tell I've spent some time working in Canada? I didn't know how much American I spoke until I went to Toronto for a week and felt like I was on another planet!

hautbois
04-16-2008, 05:55 PM
Switzie, if I didn't have a house full of kids to care for, I would partner up with you. I couldn't leave my kids that long, we don't have a good "care for the kids" system set up for our family. If they aren't with hubby or I it's a very rare occasion! Hubby works alot to support us so him caring for them is out of the question too.

I agree. I couldn't imagine leaving my kids for 4 months, even if I did have someone to watch them. Aside from the kids, being weighed on national TV while wearing nothing but a sports bra and spandex shorts is a pretty big deterrent too! ;)

malty11
04-18-2008, 04:39 PM
***** SPOILER WARNING***** COUPLES SEASON WINNER MENTIONED****




Oh gosh, thanks Traci. There are lot of folks here on 3FC who would have been great contenders on that show, I've no doubt.

Many people have mentioned the Biggest Loser to me, including my kids. But I tell you. When I was 287 lbs, keep in mind I'm only 5 feet tall, there was no way on earth I could have done the physical activities that they did. No way. There is no doubt in my mind I would have been carted off on a stretcher. And I don't think I could have handled being on TV in those outfits and being weighed publicly and all that stuff. But I sure am glad for Ali and all those others who have achieved success because of the show. I sure as heck hope they keep it up.
Hi, I'm a new member of 3FC. I just thought I'd let you know that reading your stats led me to join this site. (I didn't think it was possible to lose over 150lbs in 10 months!) I'm 220.6 lbs as of today and only 5' tall. I would ultimately like to lose 100 lbs. It seems insurmountable right now, but seeing that you've done it makes it seem possible. (Difficult, but possible.) May I ask if there was a program that you followed? If you'd rather not reveal it I understand, but again, I would just like to tell you that you've inspired me. Thanks!

rockinrobin
04-19-2008, 01:34 AM
Hi, I'm a new member of 3FC. I just thought I'd let you know that reading your stats led me to join this site. (I didn't think it was possible to lose over 150lbs in 10 months!) I'm 220.6 lbs as of today and only 5' tall. I would ultimately like to lose 100 lbs. It seems insurmountable right now, but seeing that you've done it makes it seem possible. (Difficult, but possible.) May I ask if there was a program that you followed? If you'd rather not reveal it I understand, but again, I would just like to tell you that you've inspired me. Thanks!


Hi Malty. Welcome to 3FC. I am so very glad that you're here and thrilled and humbled to hear that I've inspired you. Thanks so much.

As far as the program that I've followed, I am a calorie counter. Calorie counting is the only thing that could possibly "work" for me, as it is the only thing that could hold me accountable and forces me to set portion limits. Something I very much need. I choose to make those calories count very much by eating very healthy foods. They give me the most satisfaction and nutrition. I eat protein and/or fiber with each and every meal and snack. I also make sure to eat frequently, every 2 - 2 1/2 hours or so, thus never allowing myself to get hungry.

As far as exercise, I started out slowly by just walking 15 minutes (all I was really capable of back then) and gradually increased. Exercise was and still is a big factor for me.

Planning for me is also essential, big time. I plan out my meals/snacks in advance and always have good healthy foods available in my home and ready to travel as well. Elminating junk from my home has also been vital. It's very important to set yourself up for success.

The most important thing to do is to find something that you can "stick" with LONGTERM, forever in fact. Because if you can't stick with it, then you can't possibly lose the weight and keep it off.

As far as losing 100 lbs, know that is IS doable. Losing weight is a doable thing and anyone really can do it. Why not try looking at it in 10 lb increments? Doesn't seem as daunting that way.

So what kind of plan are you following? Whatever it is, be patient, be open to tweak things, experiment and change it up as you go along. And try your best to be consistient. I look forward to hearing more from you and all about your success!!

traci in training
04-19-2008, 10:55 AM
Robin is an inspiration and she's done it all the right way. The only two things I would tell you is to not get discouraged if your results are slow at first and if you slip up (which we all do) get right back on plan. Don't wait until tomorrow or Monday or the first of the month, do it RIGHT then. That's the biggest difference for me this time around. NO quitting just because I eat something I shouldn't. Live and learn, get back on plan.