General chatter - Thintervention? Anybody watch that?




K8-EEE
09-14-2010, 01:50 AM
OK so they put totally out of shape people through Olympic type workouts and preview that at least one of them needed a call to the paramedics as a result.

One of the participants lost 10 pounds in one week...is that even healthy?? I dunno, I've never watched "Biggest Loser' and I guess 1 - 2 pounds a week and gradually increasing your exercise isn't exciting enough for "reality" TV. And in reality....I don't wanna look like the mean, screamy coach either.

http://www.bravotv.com/thintervention-with-jackie-warner/season-1/bio/jackie-warner


Onederchic
09-14-2010, 02:28 AM
I put my thoughts here - http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/3469996-post1.html


Also, I stopped the DVR recording of the series.

BlueFlower
09-14-2010, 12:58 PM
I hate those shows.
They take VERY out of shape people and torture them with hours of calisthenics! Does that make ANY sense??

Some of these folks haven't walked around a block in years, and they start them off with hard core work outs? :?:

I bet they cant move for days afterwards. That is NOT the way motivate someone into exercising.

I never understood why they do that :mad:


Lori Bell
09-14-2010, 01:27 PM
And thousands upon thousands of people audition for these types of shows.

I never feel sorry for the people in these shows...they are all adults and have not been forced to be there. They want to do it.

Now that Too fat for 15 show...I do feel sorry for them, because they are children and their parents have decided to exploit them. That is sick thinking on the parents part. Sad.

mandalinn82
09-14-2010, 01:39 PM
Now that Too fat for 15 show...I do feel sorry for them, because they are children and their parents have decided to exploit them. That is sick thinking on the parents part. Sad.

Then again, I'd be willing to bet that those kids got reduced or eliminated tuition for being on the show. If the parents had tried various interventions for weight with no success, and truly felt that the child needed a strictly controlled environment, but couldn't afford the tuition otherwise, I can see making that choice.

Bac0s
09-14-2010, 02:30 PM
I watched the entire thing this morning. I really, really didn't dig at the end where she was getting on people's cases for "only" losing 3 pounds in a week. Seriously?

The ambulance was actually needed as a result of someone who suffered from something related to her cancer (she'd had lymph nodes removed, apparently, and her body did something where her hand got all swollen. She left the show.).

Lori Bell
09-14-2010, 03:20 PM
Then again, I'd be willing to bet that those kids got reduced or eliminated tuition for being on the show. If the parents had tried various interventions for weight with no success, and truly felt that the child needed a strictly controlled environment, but couldn't afford the tuition otherwise, I can see making that choice.
Obviously these parents made a choice to put their kids on a reality TV program for SOME reason. Money would have to be the motivator. Why would a parent subject a child to that humiliation for no monetary gain? It kind of reminds me of "free food". Just because it's free doesn't mean it's good for you...and it certainly doesn't mean you should eat it.

Looking at the homes and neighborhoods where a few of those kids live (shown in the "spring break" episode) I'd say that some of the parents don't "need" the money. They WANT the money and they want perfect little children to go into their perfect homes.

I think being a teen is hard. Being an obese teen is extremely hard. Being an obese teen on a reality TV show at a place where many confess they don't like, being talked about, scrutinized, and humiliated... Child abuse. There are other "free" options.

mandalinn82
09-14-2010, 03:44 PM
Just Googled it and did some preliminary research - it appears the parents aren't receiving ANY compensation for their kids being on the show (even a break on tuition), and a number of them signed their kids up for the program before they knew the show was even in the works, and they did have to sign consent forms, so who knows what their motivation in that was. I wouldn't hazard a guess as to the motivations parents may have had for signing, since it wasn't monetary. I would think they'd at least get reduced tuition, but apparently even that isn't the case.

Anyway, we're not even talking about the right show given the original topic. The Thintervention folks know what they're getting into (they're adults) and they are paid.

Suzanne 3FC
09-14-2010, 03:47 PM
I refuse to watch any tv show that turns obesity into entertainment.

OrganizedChaos
09-14-2010, 04:28 PM
I recorded the first episode and watched it a few days ago. I kept thinking I recognized her from somewhere, and then I realized she was the one that Bravo did a show on called WorkOut. They canceled that show because Gatorade pulled their ads and there was a large protest about her making negative remarks about a breast cancer survivor's appearance.

I will be canceling the recording of this show, she annoys me. This weight loss reality show takes it to a whole different level than Biggest Loser.

Lori Bell
09-14-2010, 07:50 PM
Anyway, we're not even talking about the right show given the original topic. The Thintervention folks know what they're getting into (they're adults) and they are paid.

Yeah..okay, sorry. I should research things before I go off on a tangent. Typing before I think gets me in trouble more often than not.

I did watch part of Thintervention last week when I was surfing through channels. I thought it was hilarious. The blond Aussie chick is a hoot.

highcidity
09-16-2010, 03:42 PM
I actually enjoy this show. And I agree Ms. blondie is hilarious!

K8-EEE
09-21-2010, 12:55 AM
I do like the blonde aussie girl!! Actually i find the show kind of fascinating but just questioning the approach as far as health goes. It was my understanding that the "go for the burn" approach to exercise is very passe' and you are supposed to push yourself only a little more each day. I know a woman who became a long distance runner at 50 and that is how she did it. At first she only walked, then she ran VERY small distances (one fence partition for example then in a couple of weeks 1/4 of the track, then half the track and so on) til she reached her goal of running 2 miles daily. And being kind to yourself was a big part of it. She seems to try to beat her clients down.

K8-EEE
09-21-2010, 12:57 AM
No I mean there is a preview for a future episode (might have been tonights as I have not watched yet) where the cute gay guy, forget his name, is having oxygen put on him & seems to be in some distress.

I watched the entire thing this morning. I really, really didn't dig at the end where she was getting on people's cases for "only" losing 3 pounds in a week. Seriously?

The ambulance was actually needed as a result of someone who suffered from something related to her cancer (she'd had lymph nodes removed, apparently, and her body did something where her hand got all swollen. She left the show.).

Bac0s
09-21-2010, 10:53 AM
No I mean there is a preview for a future episode (might have been tonights as I have not watched yet) where the cute gay guy, forget his name, is having oxygen put on him & seems to be in some distress.

Gotcha. I think that's next week's episode.

I'm still watching it. :^:

I'm not sure how long an actual "week" is on the show, and I'm not crazy about the fact that she is clearly disappointed when they "only" lose 1-3 pounds a week. However, I like that she's trying to get them to push themselves with their workouts rather than giving up, and that she is integrating therapy in with the workouts and healthy eating.

K8-EEE
09-21-2010, 01:07 PM
Yep I have to admit I was more inspired in my hike this morning, got up earlier and made better time having watched the show cuz lots of times even when I make the effort to do it I'm kind of "slogging" through it so there is some inspiration there....

Kind of calling BS on the "lose a pound a week by putting lemon in your water" thing. I have a lemon tree and routinely put lemon in my water, tea, food and have had MANY WEEKS IN MY LIFE where I don't lose a pound, LOL.

K8-EEE
09-28-2010, 09:31 PM
OK this week Thintervention coach from **** Jackie is so mad that most of them are losing 2 - 4 lbs that next week she is going to put them on a POLYGRAPH MACHINE with questions like "are you committed to this program?" WTH! She has this idea (using the same familiar formula of calories in/calories out that we all know by heart) that IF they are eating and exercising then they would be losing 5 lbs every week. WHAT?? Have you ever in your life known sombody who had to lose a substantial amount of weight and lost 5 or more pounds every week over a long period of time? She's nuts! Amazed they worked out at Magnolia Park in my decidedly unfashionable NoHo neighborhood when all the establishing shots are upscale westside....

The track i usually go 5 times around before swimming at the Y across the street, they went 9 times, 3 different times, with weights in between! YIKES! Will try for 9 tomorrow.....but 27 is a little much!