3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Support Forum > General chatter

General chatter Because life isn't just about dieting. Play games, jokes, or share what's new in your life!

Thintervention? Anybody watch that?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 09-14-2010, 12:50 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 763

Default Thintervention? Anybody watch that?

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/thinterventio.../jackie-warner
__________________
TO DO LIST: Lose one pound. Keep it off.

Repeat.
K8-EEE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2010, 01:28 AM   #2
Resident Pixie
 
Onederchic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Upstate NY
Posts: 14,658

S/C/G: Pant Size - 28/12/8

Height: 5'2"

Default

I put my thoughts here - http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/3469996-post1.html


Also, I stopped the DVR recording of the series.
__________________
Stopped smoking October 21, 2008
Made it to Onederland July 16, 2009


Transformation in Pictures

My Facebook


Achievement seems to be connected with action. Successful men and women keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
- Conrad Hilton

Disclaimer: I am not a registered dietitian, nutritionist, any kind of health professional or fitness expert...I'm just a woman who's lost 161.5 pounds so far with a lot of hard work.
Onederchic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2010, 11:58 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
BlueFlower's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Bay Area, CA
Posts: 170

Height: 5'8"

Default

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
BlueFlower is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2010, 12:27 PM   #4
Maintainer since 7-3-2009
 
Lori Bell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: A Nebraska Farm
Posts: 3,087

S/C/G: 333/160/145

Height: 5'6"

Default

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.

Last edited by Lori Bell : 09-14-2010 at 12:28 PM.
Lori Bell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2010, 12:39 PM   #5
Moderating Mama
 
mandalinn82's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Woodland, CA
Posts: 11,937

S/C/G: 295/200/175

Height: 5' 8"

Default

Quote:
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.
__________________
Goal Met - 10/28/07 - My Progress Picture Collage - My Goal Story - Where Have I Been?

No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everyone on the couch!

Maintained Oct 2007-Sept 2011, then got pregnant. Our baby boy was born in May, 2012...now to lose the baby weight!!
mandalinn82 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2010, 01:30 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Bac0s's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 735

S/C/G: 267.8/211/150

Height: 5'2"

Default

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 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2010, 02:20 PM   #7
Maintainer since 7-3-2009
 
Lori Bell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: A Nebraska Farm
Posts: 3,087

S/C/G: 333/160/145

Height: 5'6"

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mandalinn82 View Post
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.

Last edited by Lori Bell : 09-14-2010 at 02:22 PM.
Lori Bell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2010, 02:44 PM   #8
Moderating Mama
 
mandalinn82's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Woodland, CA
Posts: 11,937

S/C/G: 295/200/175

Height: 5' 8"

Default

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.
__________________
Goal Met - 10/28/07 - My Progress Picture Collage - My Goal Story - Where Have I Been?

No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everyone on the couch!

Maintained Oct 2007-Sept 2011, then got pregnant. Our baby boy was born in May, 2012...now to lose the baby weight!!
mandalinn82 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2010, 02:47 PM   #9
it's always something
 
Suzanne 3FC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Posts: 12,872

Default

I refuse to watch any tv show that turns obesity into entertainment.
Suzanne 3FC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2010, 03:28 PM   #10
Slow and Steady
 
OrganizedChaos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: North East of Hotlanta.
Posts: 289

S/C/G: 353/see ticker/178

Height: 5'11''

Default

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.
__________________
Kristi
Mini-Goal - Lose 10% - 318
***Met 12/21/2009! ***
Mini-Goal is to be under 300 ***Met 2/8/2010! ***
Mini-Goal is to get to 261 ***Met 5/27/2010! ***
Mini-Goal is to have lost 100 lb's by July 1st! 253 ***Met 6/19/2010! ***
Mini-Goal is to be 239, out of the 240's! ***Met 8/20/2010! ***
Mini-Goal is to be 215, No longer Obese!


Running my first 5K 11/13/2010 - COMPLETED!
Running the Atlanta Peachtree 10K 7/4/2011 - COMPLETED!

OrganizedChaos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2010, 06:50 PM   #11
Maintainer since 7-3-2009
 
Lori Bell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: A Nebraska Farm
Posts: 3,087

S/C/G: 333/160/145

Height: 5'6"

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mandalinn82 View Post
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.
Lori Bell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2010, 02:42 PM   #12
<---I want that body!
 
highcidity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 29

S/C/G: 145/141/115

Height: 5'5

Default

I actually enjoy this show. And I agree Ms. blondie is hilarious!
highcidity is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2010, 11:55 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 763

Default

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.
__________________
TO DO LIST: Lose one pound. Keep it off.

Repeat.
K8-EEE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2010, 11:57 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 763

Default

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.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bac0s View Post
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.).
__________________
TO DO LIST: Lose one pound. Keep it off.

Repeat.
K8-EEE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2010, 09:53 AM   #15
Senior Member
 
Bac0s's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 735

S/C/G: 267.8/211/150

Height: 5'2"

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by K8-EEE View Post
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.
Bac0s is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Posts by members, moderators and admins are not considered medical advice
and no guarantee is made against accuracy.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:07 AM.






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2