100 lb. Club - Biggest Loser BS! *Spoiler Alert!*




doinit200
01-18-2011, 09:43 PM
Anyone else watching BL? This show has been annoying me all night. Two things stick out as most obnoxious comments so far.

1. That Hollywood doctor who looks full of plastic surgery and fake reality drama. Says to a girl that to maintain her 100 lbs weight loss she will have to workout 90 mins a day, 6 days a week for the rest of her life to maintain. Then goes on to tell her that if she isn't willing to commit to that right now she might as well give up. WHAT! Very discouraging, exaggerated advice from an "expert".

2.Bob tells that very young girl from the teal team that he also grimaced when he saw her 6LB LOSS! 'Well she is a really big girl and she worked hard this week'

WOW BL is so motivating, I think I'm going to give up now BAER (big *** eye roll)


lottie63
01-18-2011, 09:52 PM
I hate that show.

PinkHoodie
01-18-2011, 09:52 PM
This season for me has been one of the WORST yet...


JessLess
01-18-2011, 10:05 PM
I won't watch. I don't think it's healthy.

shcirerf
01-18-2011, 10:14 PM
It's a TV show. If you don't like it change the channel.

I will be making Curtis Stone's poached pear dessert!

BoopRN
01-18-2011, 10:24 PM
1. That girl was 56% body fat, I think that it will be a struggle to keep it off for her as much as anyone else. 6 days a week may be discouraging but it kinda make sense to keep it off for good. But not to the extent to give up altogether and let yourself go again, its not all or none!

2. For that girl to loose only 6lbs on biggest looser is great, at least she didn't gain weight like the twins did.

ncuneo
01-18-2011, 10:44 PM
It's a TV show. If you don't like it change the channel

Ditto. And while yes, saying that she needs to commit to 90 mins 6xs a week for the rest of her life or quit isn't very helpful, the concept is. The concept being that if you're not willing to change to your lifestyle and commit to diet and exercise long term you will likely regain weight loss. The earlier this is accepted the better. And obviously many BL contestants don't accept it because I think the stat is something like 60% of BL contestants regain most if not all of their weight.

Trazey34
01-18-2011, 11:30 PM
i hate jillian so i can't watch it anymore. A great Canadian show is "Village on a Diet" about a whole community getting involved in fitness and eating better, it's really very fun and motivating! it's on CBC, not sure if you can watch it online in the U.S. or not?

GonnaTurnHeads
01-18-2011, 11:36 PM
Eek!! Please put SPOILER ALERT on the title of the threads - out here on the west coast - the episode is just starting and some of us don't want to know what happens!! :)

girlonfire
01-19-2011, 12:02 AM
Curtis Stone is one sexy, sexy man though...I don't watch it but sometimes it is on at the gym and I couldn't help but notice he is a stone cold fox!

FitGirlyGirl
01-19-2011, 12:10 AM
mmmhmm, that man can take over my kitchen any day!

c_laura
01-19-2011, 12:11 AM
I used to love the BL but now...I can't stand it makes me angry just watching so I stopped. It wasn't the trainers or the fake looking doctor but the fact that season after season the editing made the cast out to be horrible human beings and then in the last two weeks tried to make them likable...it was painful to watch.

Sadly, unless you get the CBC as a channel, you can't get Village on a Diet in the US...I've tried. If anyone has had better luck then me I'd love to hear about it.

twinmommaplusone
01-19-2011, 09:10 AM
how is the doctor fake looking? he is still ugly as shiz, lmao. Just sayin.

time2lose
01-19-2011, 09:42 AM
While I have concerns about BL, I have to say that I enjoy watching it. I had the exact same two concerns that you did.

1- I know that the doctor wanted to encourage her to lose weight but disliked the all or nothing approach. If she loses half of her body fat and maintains her loss, she will be in better shape than she is now.

2 - I think that Bob's concern was that she would fall below the yellow line. I have heard him say many times that losing 3 or 4 pounds a week at home is great. They do mention some times that you should not expect the same results at home.

scarletmeshell
01-19-2011, 10:44 AM
Ok, so what was up with those twins? How can you even gain weight there?

Coondocks
01-19-2011, 12:31 PM
Ok, so what was up with those twins? How can you even gain weight there?

I can see gaining a pound or even 2 there, it happens . . . but 9 each . . . . something just didn't seem kosher on that one to me.

Matilda08
01-19-2011, 12:34 PM
I know these reality shows are suppose to be reality but they really arent. And if you ask me at the end of the day its all about ratings and money. So my advice would be that if you watch those shows do it for fun and nothing more or less. Im not into all these reality shows they are more commical if you ask me.......far fetched

ihavethemusicinme
01-19-2011, 12:39 PM
I know these reality shows are suppose to be reality but they really arent. And if you ask me at the end of the day its all about ratings and money. So my advice would be that if you watch those shows do it for fun and nothing more or less. Im not into all these reality shows they are more commical if you ask me.......far fetched

Yeah I totally agree! I only watch it for entertainment. I think that Dan needed to go home and do it with his family. You could tell his motivation is his daughter.

cherrypie
01-19-2011, 12:40 PM
Bob was recognizing the woman's disapointment. There is nothing wrong with that. And someone her size is right to be expecting something more at the ranch

as to the woman who was more than 50% body fat, I think he was trying to point out she is different because of the muscle loss and injury she had. There is really no point in a doctor sugar coating stuff is there?

cherrypie
01-19-2011, 12:42 PM
I can see gaining a pound or even 2 there, it happens . . . but 9 each . . . . something just didn't seem kosher on that one to me.

I don't even understand how they managaged that. I think it's obvous they were faking it somehow but how could they even drink that much water?

kuchick
01-19-2011, 01:46 PM
One gallon of water is roughly 8 pounds. If they didn't cut their calories for the week and water-loaded, it's possible. Maybe they had lead weights (like the ones fishermen use) sewn into their shorts?

Robin41
01-19-2011, 06:13 PM
The remaining twin had better be careful next week. If he water loaded, which I think he did, then he's going to look like a big old liar when he drops the nine plus whatever he loses this week. The "I don't know what happened" routine isn't going to work if he drops 15+ pounds next week.

The 90 minute exercise thing with the girl was just crap. I started at 47% body fat and I'm maintaining very nicely by closely watching my food choices and doing 45 minutes at the gym four times a week and there's nothing particularly special about me. That scene was clearly all about the drama and not about helping her realize what her future could be. Creepy Hollywood doctor should be a little ashamed of himself.

PinkHoodie
01-19-2011, 07:20 PM
Robin THANK YOU for saying that!! It has been going through my mind ALL day! I went back to the gym finally, made it through a really hard 45 minutes, and because of reasons out of my control this week, that was it. And I just kept thinking, How can I do 90 minutes a week/6 times a week??? I get stressed out thinking about that much working out, AND I would be exhausted!
I do watch the show for entertainment reasons. But its also a platform to help the nation's problem with obesity, and sometimes I think they really drop the ball with their influence.
One thing that REALLY bugs me is that I think it was Julie who had PCOS from the previous season? And I know Jillian says she has it, and that other girl on the show MAY have it, but I have NEVER heard it mentioned and discussed on the show! Why?? Everyone I talk to about PCOS says "What's That??" and it bugs me that there isn't more awareness about the disease, which I honestly believe the result of it is that there aren't very many studies on the disease, and there is no protocol except to throw you on birth control and/or Metformin.
I will get off my soap box. But just something's that have irritated me!

Shmead
01-19-2011, 07:35 PM
as to the woman who was more than 50% body fat, I think he was trying to point out she is different because of the muscle loss and injury she had. There is really no point in a doctor sugar coating stuff is there?

It's not sugar coating, it's a lie. You don't have to exercise almost 10 hours a week to maintain a loss. You can eat a lot more if you exercise 10 hours a week, but it's not a requirement. Daily exercise? Absolutely. But that doesn't mean 90 minutes a day six days a week.

It's be like saying to a high school kid "you know, if you get into a good college, you'll have to study four hours a day outside of class just to make Bs and Cs." That's not motivating, it's just a lie and depressing.

AmandaMamma
01-20-2011, 01:13 AM
Something else I noticed is that Bob was pissed the doctor upped that one guy's calories. I know he just wants the guy above the yellow line but it made me think about that one former contestant calling the trainers out for pushing them to dehydrate, etc.

shannonmb
01-20-2011, 06:22 AM
One thing that REALLY bugs me is that I think it was Julie who had PCOS from the previous season? And I know Jillian says she has it, and that other girl on the show MAY have it, but I have NEVER heard it mentioned and discussed on the show! Why??

I feel the exact same way about the fact that a lot of the contestants have sleep apnea and begin to get treated while they're at the ranch. Since treating my sleep apnea has been the (THE) key for me getting my health back, it kinda p$sses me off that they obviously KNOW this, treat the contestants, and don't shout from the rooftops to every obese person watching the show that this might be something to look into for themselves. They have such an opportunity to educate people about stuff like that and they totally drop the ball.

I enjoy watching the show, love the transformation moments at the end. But IMHO it's value-less in terms of teaching viewers how they, too, can achieve sustainable weight loss. Which is fine, it's just a show I suppose.

AmandaMamma
01-20-2011, 08:46 AM
Shannonmb - exactly. I watch it for reality tv entertainment and some moments of inspiration. Not for education on sustainable weight loss.

I must admit the twins gaining was some good reality tv drama. :P

ORSewmama
01-20-2011, 12:16 PM
I enjoy TBL for the drama and also for inspiration, but I don't think it's a good way to lose weight in reality, or a good way to keep it off. I was more inspired last season (or maybe the one before) by the people who weren't on the ranch for more than a couple days, and did it at home. That really inspired me.

I was also baffled by the twins. That was just nuts to me. I didn't count calories and completely went off program for three weeks in December (was eating crap I had denied myself for too long - fudge, cookies, etc) and I gained 6 pounds (not proud of that, but it shows me I need to allow myself some of those things so I don't binge). And I ate a LOT. DH and I figured they must have water loaded or something. That's just a ton of weight.

cherrypie
01-20-2011, 12:22 PM
I enjoy TBL for the drama and also for inspiration, but I don't think it's a good way to lose weight in reality, or a good way to keep it off. I was more inspired last season (or maybe the one before) by the people who weren't on the ranch for more than a couple days, and did it at home. That really inspired me.

I was also baffled by the twins. That was just nuts to me. I didn't count calories and completely went off program for three weeks in December (was eating crap I had denied myself for too long - fudge, cookies, etc) and I gained 6 pounds (not proud of that, but it shows me I need to allow myself some of those things so I don't binge). And I ate a LOT. DH and I figured they must have water loaded or something. That's just a ton of weight.

I don't understand that either. 9 pounds of water? then they stood there for two hours without "going" doesn't seem likely

ORSewmama
01-20-2011, 12:38 PM
I don't understand that either. 9 pounds of water? then they stood there for two hours without "going" doesn't seem likely

But I know I read somewhere that the scale they stand on, isn't the real scale. They are weighed in earlier in the day/week/whatever at the doctor's office, on a medical scale, and the "scale" at the weigh in is just for show. But it's the first time they see the number.

HadEnough
01-20-2011, 01:06 PM
I didn't count calories and completely went off program for three weeks in December (was eating crap I had denied myself for too long - fudge, cookies, etc) and I gained 6 pounds


I was off plan for 4-5 weeks over the holidays and I gained 8 and I ate a lot of crap. Again, not proud of that either. And not saying....just saying......

To gain 9 to me is incomprehensible when you are at the ranch.

FitGirlyGirl
01-20-2011, 01:55 PM
I just got around to watching. The twins obviously did it on purpose. It does make me angry at them. I know that BL weight loss is not the healthiest way to do it, we all know that. However, it is better than not doing it at all and if they didn't want to be there then they shouldn't have taken the space from someone who did. I get that he missed his little girl, but if he didn't want to be away from her then he shouldn't have left her in the first place.

The thing with the girl only losing 6 pounds and Bob grimacing only annoyed me a little. What really ticked me off and made me yell at Bob and call him nasty names was that he said that a 4 pound weight loss was not to be celebrated. When you need so desperately to lose weight, EVERY pound is to be celebrated. The guy lost 4 pounds in spite of being on meds, in spite of being ill, in spite of limited gym time, in spite of the doc ordering increased calories. If I had been that boys daddy, I would have gone off on Bob so hard right then and there that he would never know what the heck hit him. There is no excuse for saying something like that to someone. The guy looked devastated, his father telling him it was ok was making him start to look like he felt better, then Bob said that and you could see the devastation all fall back in place. That's BS and I would have removed my child immediately from his influence, heck if I had been any of the contestants, I would have walked out right then and there.

I don't know what the plan is with these new trainers. I know Jillian is leaving. I am hoping that the plan is that Bob is being replaced too. Maybe the new trainers can help make Biggest Loser more like it could have been and should have been all along.

GirlyGirlSebas
01-20-2011, 06:06 PM
I love the show. It makes me laugh, holler at the tv, cry. But, I take it for what it is. Entertainment that just happens to be about a subject that interests me. Plus, I love to watch the transformations. Because, regardless of what else you may think, seeing someone losing that kind of weight is always amazing...whether it's here on 3FC or on BL.

lottie63
01-20-2011, 06:49 PM
I just did a review of Heavy on my blog, I do kind of go off on a tangent about biggest loser though if anyone cares to check it out. Link in sig.

HokieLoki
01-20-2011, 07:08 PM
But I know I read somewhere that the scale they stand on, isn't the real scale. They are weighed in earlier in the day/week/whatever at the doctor's office, on a medical scale, and the "scale" at the weigh in is just for show. But it's the first time they see the number.

I always thought it was obvious that this was the way they did it... that way they know what order to put the contestants in order to create the best drama.

RoseRodent
01-22-2011, 11:11 AM
if they didn't want to be there then they shouldn't have taken the space from someone who did. I get that he missed his little girl, but if he didn't want to be away from her then he shouldn't have left her in the first place.



Sometimes you have no idea how hard something is going to be until you do it. You can think all you like that your child will be just fine with relatives, that it's a price you have to pay to be there in the future and able to do all the things you want to do, but then you are thrown into an abnormal situation with a load of mostly backstabbing people and put through unpleasant experiences and not even allowed to call home and check everything is OK and you think you know what? I thought I could leave my daughter and I just can't, I have to go back.

Haven't most of us got into something at some point in our lives thinking it would be one way and then realising that it was nothing like what we expected no matter how much research we did about it beforehand, and realised we'd made a mistake? Going to a "top university" springs to mind for me, I didn't want to work that way, everyone said I should have been so pleased to get in, but I didn't even want to study that subject I just was pushed into it because it was my best subject so my school could easily take credit for getting me in there. I was counselled against a gap year cos they are for people who "can't cope" and it would make me look like I didn't really want to commit. So I left home a very young and sheltered 17 year old who loved her momma and her family and was thrown in with all these drinking, drug-taking, staying up all night and laughing at setting off the fire alarm students, didn't have a clue what was going on on my course cos I'd been scheduled for my instrumental lesson during the tutorial class unlike everyone else who was able to attend. I crashed and burned and was desperate to go home to my mum, and in 11 weeks I was gone. Nobody saw it coming, and I guess there were people who said if I couldn't cope why did I go, but who knew I couldn't cope till I went?

I made a fresh start at a less prestigious university near my home and family, studying a different subject, and did well.

AZ Sunrises
01-23-2011, 04:36 PM
The first season was great, but I quit watching it awhile ago. Instead of being genuinely motivating, it started to seem to be all about the ratings. I'll pass on that and live in my own little bubble.