100 lb. Club - Where Are They Now?




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Trazey34
11-26-2009, 09:43 PM
Did anyone watch The Biggest Loser "Where are they now" Special?? it was great to see so many of them 'paying it forward' and getting involved helping others in their community to get fit. Heartbreaking to see Eric having gained back 200 lbs. he lost yoikes, but overall very uplifting!


Jokan
11-26-2009, 10:14 PM
LOVED IT!!!!!!! I was watching it while doing my holiday baking, it really kept me from"testing" everything!!! I loved the brother that lost 105 lbs. almost made me cry!!!!

luckymommy
11-26-2009, 10:17 PM
I LOVED watching that show! It inspired me to do really well on this Thanksgiving Day!

I felt really bad for Eric, but I hope this will motivate him to get back on track. I've gained back all of the weight I had lost too and I can't imagine how much more difficult it must be to do it on national television. He was so brave to go on and admit to his situation. I wish him well.


time2lose
11-26-2009, 10:21 PM
I have not seen it yet but I DVRed it and really look forward to seeing it!

rockinrobin
11-27-2009, 07:55 AM
Oh I would have LOVED to see that.

And Eric? 200 lbs? I am so upset to hear that. It reminds me of how I used to dream and wish and hope that one day I would wake up slim and I would vow to never, ever put that weight back on, if I could just get it OFF. But then I realized, had I "just woke up one day thin", I would have turned right back around and put that weight back on - because I wouldn't have had a clue as to how to keep it off. Not a clue. I would have went right back to those poor eating habits and behaviors. I needed this journey to educate myself and learn new healthy habits, recipes, ideas, strategies, know my plan inside and out, etc...

ladyrider72472
11-27-2009, 09:32 AM
I think they shoud do more of these inspirational shows. I mean it was great! I liked Tara from the get go and when that woman said that Tara inspired her to lose 50 pounds, it was great.

I hope Eric can lose it again. I am not sure he has a supportive wife though..... she threw him under the bus big time. I mean even if he did bring bad food in the house, I am sure he didn't hold her down and make her eat it.

S.A.S.H
11-27-2009, 09:35 AM
Darn I missed it! I don't have any fancy cable programming till I move so I had no clue it was coming on. :( Anyone know if they are planning to re-run it?

thistoo
11-27-2009, 10:11 AM
I was happy to see Max having made so much progress. And oh, Bernie is still adorable. And Neil! So cute, those two.

The thing that sort of terrified me, however, was one of the girls (was it Julie?) saying that once you've been obese, to keep it off you have to keep working out an hour to an hour and a half a day, five to six days a week. I guess I was sort of hoping working out wouldn't take up all my free time for the rest of my life! (Not that I don't enjoy it, but it is quite a time commitment.)

I suppose it's different for everyone. Time will tell, I guess.

I hope Eric can lose it again. I am not sure he has a supportive wife though..... she threw him under the bus big time. I mean even if he did bring bad food in the house, I am sure he didn't hold her down and make her eat it.

I wonder if she was just speaking from frustration because he was dragging their kids into his bad eating habits with him. My grandfather used to do that (he and my sister once stayed up all night eating an entire salami; she threw up afterward. I think she was about ten.) My sister and I both have inherited eating disorders, and her binge disorder was certainly shaped by my grandfather. So I understand where Eric's wife is coming from, even if she sounded less than supportive on camera.

S.A.S.H
11-27-2009, 10:38 AM
60-90 minutes of exercise 6 days a week seems like a lot??? Unless she meant you just need to make sure you do SOMETHING. Maybe not the gym everyday, but a walk, an activity, just something generally active?

dragonwoman64
11-27-2009, 10:38 AM
I love those shows too.

you know, for Eric to lose the weight I don't think he'd have to go as extreme as he did when he was on the show. He probably psyched himself out thinking he'd have to exercise insanely and seriously deprive himself foodwise to get back down, which I don't think he would. He doesn't have to loose it in such a seriously time constrained way.

His body now looks a lot different from when he had the weight before too, he's in different physical condition, more toned.

that amount of exercise to keep the weight off sounded daunting to me too (5 to 6 sessions a week at the gym for at least an hour, if I'm remember what she said correctly), but then I figure when I started I would never have imagined doing as much exercise as I do now. I have a ways to go before I have to start thinking about that anyway, ha!

makeupforlifee
11-27-2009, 12:07 PM
I also had the same thoughts when she said one hour 5-6 days a week to just maintain once you lose it...wow

cathydoe
11-27-2009, 12:17 PM
Have you read Erik's Blog?

http://www.erik-chopin.com/

plaingirljane
11-27-2009, 03:24 PM
I also had the same thoughts when she said one hour 5-6 days a week to just maintain once you lose it...wow

I did probably a little over 1 hr of exercise a day, 5 days a week for a long time and couldn't lose. I was actually gaining. But that was because my eating wasn't in check. it is now. I am hoping that I will only have to do 3 days/week after I'm at goal.

Maybe she is just indulging more?

makeupforlifee
11-27-2009, 03:28 PM
I did probably a little over 1 hr of exercise a day, 5 days a week for a long time and couldn't lose. I was actually gaining. But that was because my eating wasn't in check. it is now. I am hoping that I will only have to do 3 days/week after I'm at goal.

Maybe she is just indulging more?

could be...who knows?!

EveLHaelf
11-28-2009, 10:25 AM
I am so proud of CARLA running a half marathon! She is doing a great job. It looks like Helen got back to a healthier weight after she won. I wonder why her own daughter, her partner on the sow didn't come to the half marathon sin dig?

And Julie having Jillian's voice programmed on her tredmill? How funny! :lol:

makeupforlifee
11-28-2009, 10:53 AM
I was wondering where her daughter was also...

Violet73
11-29-2009, 03:14 PM
I missed it too and I am so upset I did! I cant find that episode yet on NBC.com or youtube I hope it is posted soon! I have been a big fan of this show since the beginning. I really wish they would do some marathons on some of the cable channels sometime. I have caught a marathon before on bravo and wish they would do it again. So inspiring!

kuhrisuh
11-29-2009, 04:30 PM
I saw it & was so happy for everyone! I felt really sad seeing that Eric had regained.. but it is what it is & if he really wants it off, he'll do it :).

Tara was of course my favorite, always has been... :]
I was also wondering where Helen's daughter was.. I wonder if she kept the weight off/lost more..?

And what was the whole deal with Erics wife? someone said she threw him under the bus or something?

Purplefirefly
11-30-2009, 09:02 AM
And Julie having Jillian's voice programmed on her tredmill? How funny! :lol:

It's the nordictrack treadmill...I have the exercise bike that does that, you buy little workout cartridges where she talks to you and the bike/treadmill is controlled to give a workout designed by her (or other trainers as well).


I thought Matt was the most inspiring. Even though he was no longer at his slim, trim weight like after the show he was trying to get it back in control and he was so honest ... he actually motivated my hubby up off the couch and that is a BIG feat! He was very motivating for me to keep going even though I have gained so much back.

I also completely agree with Eric's wife speaking out on what he was eating and bringing into the house. It kind of cut into her suddenly being there, so I wondered if Bob did not ask her what she thought or was noticing. BUT, she is only helping him by honestly speaking to what she sees as the big problems, that is how he will fix it and lose it again. I do agree he has a more toned shape and didn't look as big as when he first went on the ranch, probably more muscle still in him....that will make it easier to get the fat back off!

K-boogie
11-30-2009, 10:13 AM
I was really happy to see alot of them kept the weight off but really sad for Erik. It just goes to show you it's not easy and regardless of the tools you've been given, it is an individual journey. I really hope he gets back on track and lose some weight. I remember him saying once that when he got home and was on his own it was extremely difficult to maintain the workout regimen.