100 lb. Club - Are you a Biggest Loser watcher? OT kinda

02-04-2009, 02:24 PM
Ok, I know that this is reality TV.......heavy on the TV. And I know it is not realistic of healthy at all........

having said that I love the show, I do find inspiration in watching it...anyone with me?

What I absolutely LOVED last night was when many of the contestants that had been home for 30 days weighed in. I lost MORE than most of them did in the last 30 days! SO THERE! I can do it, and they dare to say they worked out 3-4 hours a day.......no way!

I have not worked out at all, and have lost 10 pounds in a month, and I started in December.......so there is non of that "water weight" theory in those 10 pounds. SO I just wonder what I can do when I work out??? I am still pondering, not ready to make that jump..........but pondering.

02-04-2009, 02:36 PM
I don't watch it often, even though I like it. My hubby hates it. But, I watched last night and I particularly liked what the trainers were saying about how the weight losses on the show are not normal. That people at home should not expect to lose that much in a week. I think that sometimes we lose sight of the fact that there whole life at the ranch is working out and eating right.

As for the working out for you, I would suggest just walking to start out. Then you can always add more. But, unless there are physical problems that would keep you from it, walking is something you can do at your own speed, building up as you go.

Obviously, I am not an expert! Ha! That's just my thought. Good for you with your weight loss so far!!

02-04-2009, 02:45 PM
I love it. It isn't supposed to be a reflection of normal weightloss at home. they even said last night that it was like the weight loss olympics! It is their job to loose weight for that time. But yes it can be acheived in realistic amounts at home.

I'm so glad that Joelle went home. To be teher and loose nothing...then say you worked harder than ever. I don't think so. That girl was one big walking excuse. And i think Carla will do great at home just like she had been.

02-04-2009, 02:54 PM
I love TBL and was so glad that Joelle went home, she really bugged me! I find TBL to be so inspiring!

02-04-2009, 03:42 PM
I love this show too! Joelle really bugged me to but then I started thinking about it and I think she just wasn't ready to face her issues, she went on the show to win money and she just couldn't face her issues because obviously she couldn't push herself as far as some of the others, so she's blocked in some way. I was really upset by the flack she got, if someone *****ed me out like that and I was getting it from all sides I would feel so horrible and I dont' think I would do very well. I was really disappointed in how she was treated and especially at the end when they kept saying they loved Carla and no one even said goodbye to Joelle. No one deserves to be treated like that. She's a human being!

Other than that I love the show and I would have a hard time choosing which trainer I'd want. I do wish they'd focus a bit more on their diets.

02-04-2009, 03:47 PM
I love it. I have been watching it for a long time. I was glad that Joelle went home, but I was annoyed at the one yellow team member that was giving Joelle ****, but she had only lost 2 lbs at home. I just wanted to scream at her! She had no right saying a word to Joelle, since it was obvious she barely did a thing in 30 days at home. I agree that Joelle just wasn't in the right mind set, and just couldn't get to that place mentally. I am hoping she does better at home.

02-04-2009, 04:10 PM
I'm not a big fan of the yellow team. The sister that was home said she was in the gym 4-5 hours a day. Magine! She would have to eat for the entire rest of the 20 hours in the day to only loose 2lbs if she did 4 hours of exercise everyday. Then getting on Joelle's case. totally know what ya mean. She did come back and loose like 10 though so at least shes doing the work there.

My personal favs right now are the blue team, Sione & Filipe, the green team Laura and Tara (Tara reminds me of myself I love her lol) and the purple team Kristen and kathy.

My fav trainer...I dunno I like both of them in different ways.

02-04-2009, 04:21 PM
The blue team is awesome! What is going on with Ron? Does he have some knee problems or something? They don't really show him working out too much. I see him walk on the treadmill and do some weights, but not much else. I also love the purple team, and think Kristen is a sweetheart. I do miss Dan, though. He was such a sweet kid, but I am sure he will do great at home.

02-04-2009, 07:20 PM
i only watch a couple shows a week, and tbl is definiltely one of my faves. i also like the blue team. they're fun guys. :rofl: i like the pink team. i think they have a really good relationship. and i like the green team bacause they are both sweethearts :hug:, and they are really working hard. you can tell they're ready to do this! i feel bad for carla because she was working really hard too. unfortunately, joelle wasn't. looking forward to next week! :yay:

02-04-2009, 08:32 PM
What I like about the show is that they people on it are relatable. I'm in the same situation as them and looking for change. It's nice to see them succeed even if it's in such an extreme situation that couldn't be copied at home. I just want to see these people do it, that is what gives me hope.

02-04-2009, 09:35 PM
I love TBL. I don't miss an episode. My favorite teams are the blue team and the purple team. The guys on the blue team crack me up and the ladies on the purple team seem SO SWEET!

02-04-2009, 10:02 PM
I love TBL too. I find it helps keep me focused on my goals. Right now when I'm just starting up again I need all the inspiration I can get! I even watch the Australian Biggest Loser on their website! That one's only an hour long but it's on every day!

02-04-2009, 11:31 PM
I love that show - it is like an injection of inspiration for me.

I loved that they had Joelle accountable last night....

But, what I really loved was during the first weigh-in last night, when Bob and Jillian gave the "don't sugar-coat it" speech. That was like the no-holds barred, no kiddng - this is it speech. I was kind of surprised by Jillian saying that "Gaining muscle, losing inches and not losing weight on the scales" being crap.... Did anyone else seem surprised by that?

02-05-2009, 12:05 AM
I'm totally rooting for Jerry and Estella (the older couple) to come back on the finale and take the money for losing the most at home.

My problem right now is that I like everyone at ranch after this week, I don't know who I would want voted off next week. I'm sure the producers will produce another villain this season though, I have hope!

02-05-2009, 12:25 AM
TBL is awesome and very inspirational. I know their weight loss is not "typical" but it still motivates me. Im glad they said that the results aren't normal for people doing it at home. I also wish they focused more on the diet part. I think Joelle was probably just scared of the camera's and freaked out that every one was against her. She kind of annoyed me though. She always just looked totally cofused, LOL. I like the green team too :D I think i would like Bob as my trainer. Jillian sort of scares me ;)

02-05-2009, 12:40 AM
I love Jillian, but I would respond better to Bob. I don't like being yelled at or bullied into doing something. Bob seems to get the same results but with a much softer manner. That being said Jillian does seem to have some tender moments I do believe she genuinely cares for her charges.

Also LOVE TBL!! Watch if faithfully and I also find inspiration in it. Randi, I was surprised by what Jillian said...I might not know much about gaining muscle etc but I did think that even if you didn't lose lbs you could still lose inches. Interesting anyways.

I also liked that there was no sugar coating last night. I did feel bad for Joelle at times and I do think that the cameras could have made her nervous but I love that she was held accountable. I wish Dan's partner could have got a little more **** as I think his attitude sabotaged Dan.

I like the remaining teams too...it looks like it's going to be a great season!!

02-05-2009, 01:36 AM
I love the show, with the exception of some of the the shameless product plugs... it really irritated me when Jillian hauled out the Cheerios, touting the whole-grain-ness of them, the plain ones I can understand, but the Honey Nut? Yeah, whole grains covered in SUGAR!!

02-05-2009, 10:08 AM
I pretty much want NOT to buy anything they endorse because of the shameless and irritating way the endorse them. I wonder if the individual contestants who schmooze to the camera about the product receive any kind of remuneration.

I am SO glad to see Joelle gone. I know she has a lot of "stuff" to deal with, but she still sucked the motivation right out of the team when she was constantly the center of attention. At least the editors made it seem so. It was unkind of the others to ignore her while they gushed over Carla, though; I can certainly see how they'd feel that way, however.

Some on other boards have said that there's no way people would have connected with Carla and loved her in the two total weeks they spent with her. I disagree. I have made deep friendships in a short amount of weeks. When you spend many hours with a person, you do get to know them. It's possible she impacted the lives of those around her on the ranch.

02-05-2009, 02:39 PM
I enjoy TBL but I have to remind myself that their rate of weight loss is not realistic. I really like that Jullian said that losing 12 pounds over 6 weeks is realistic for people at home.

I got a big kick out of losing more than the "homies". Since I started my lowest weight loss month was 5 pounds and that was December!

02-05-2009, 03:04 PM
I love TBL!! I have to watch it while im doing my step aerobics though, otherwise I feel lazy!!!

Im glad they sent Joelle home too.. she bugged me to no end. Im sure the other teams said bye to her and probably even hugged her, just the producers didnt let us see that part!!

And id pick Bob as my trainer, cuz I think hes hot and would run a marathon for him anyday ;)

02-05-2009, 03:06 PM
No I hate reality shows. All I watch is Countdown With Keith Olberrmann and The Office.

02-05-2009, 09:35 PM
Last season was the first one I'd watched, and I'm totally hooked. I like the fact that they have bigger people on the show this season.

It's definitely inspirational . . . last season's finale really strengthened my resolve to go all the way this time.

02-08-2009, 04:25 AM
I finally got a chance to watch this week--I stood next to Kristin & Cathy in line @ the auditions in Milwaukee 2 summers ago! I knew they would get on, Kristen is gorgeous (those eyes!) & her mom was so happy, fun & upbeat. I'm voting for the purple team all the way!!

02-08-2009, 09:24 AM
I have watched it a few times and don't like it one bit. I don't like all the meanness and yelling. I am really a 'kindness' person - I can't relate one bit to someone screaming at another person to do something. Also, it's very 'unreal' - as far as the rate of losing weight goes. Sadly - many of the folks gained their weight back. (just like in 'real' life)

I wish them all good health and wonderful long term weight loss. But, I won't be watching.

02-08-2009, 06:23 PM
I do love that show. I watch with my 9 yo. It's sad....he says, it's ok if you gon on the show, I'll miss you though!

I want to be an example of what setting goals is....

02-08-2009, 06:55 PM
It's the only TV show that I watch. In fact, I've created my own "Inner Jillian," based on scenes I've witnessed in which she's yelling at or comforting the contestants, so that I can motivate myself when I am exercising.

How many of you exercise while watching the show? I work with my dumbbells out of sympathy for the contestants during the challenges. If I'm not doing that, I sit on my exercise ball. I figure it's less voyeuristic than simply looking on while they sweat & struggle & give their all.

Also, I NEVER snack while watching this TV show. I'd feel too guilty. I just have a glass of water or a cup of tea.

02-08-2009, 08:19 PM
I like it too, and I like how lately they've gotten some BIG GIRLS for sure ! The only thing I find cringe-inducing, is the insistence of skimpy sports bra type shirts for weigh-ins, etc., why is that necessary? doesn't seem very dignified - we KNOW they're fat you don't have to show us each roll!!

02-09-2009, 12:05 AM
I LOVE TBL too!!! It is the one night a week where nobody can bother me since it is for me! This seasons is good and I like everyone there. I am glad Joelle is off too. I think Carla would have done great at the ranch! And Dan is a good kid. His partner though made me want to choke him. He did not care at all. The last series though got my goat. I was so distracted by all of the drama on that one. Though I did love that Michelle won. There are lot's of good ideas from the show though I also don't like the product "adds" that are in it. I would love to be on the show! Except for wearing the sports bras on tv. Scary!