The Biggest Loser

  • bijockmuscle

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    Sep 24, 2008 12:53 PM GMT
    I love this show! It is so inspirational!!! I wish I could be locked up for 3 months and do nothing but work out...then my body would be amazing...

    some of these people look phenominal at the end of the show.

    Anyone else watch it?
  • bijockmuscle

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    Sep 24, 2008 1:31 PM GMT
    nobody watches this show?????
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    Sep 24, 2008 1:46 PM GMT
    Oh crap I missed it again...I do, I find it inspirational and another reinforcement to my believe that having a great body is not just about genetics..
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    Sep 24, 2008 2:02 PM GMT
    love this show it is one of my favorites, I have seen every episode. I think though that some get work done though.....As they loose the weight in the show they stop taking their shirts off. I think they remove the left over skin as there has to be alot of that and stretch marks
  • bijockmuscle

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    Sep 24, 2008 2:07 PM GMT
    italbiguy saidlove this show it is one of my favorites, I have seen every episode. I think though that some get work done though.....As they loose the weight in the show they stop taking their shirts off. I think they remove the left over skin as there has to be alot of that and stretch marks


    see i was thinking they stop taking their shirts off b/c they don't want to show the loose skin...i can't imagine they get the skin removed and are still able to workout...that is painful surgery...maybe b/w the end of the show and the finale they do but during the show i don't think they can...btw, did you see the man-tits on Jay last season...even thin he had bigger tits than my wife!
  • swlaman82

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    Sep 24, 2008 2:18 PM GMT
    I have become addicted to that show!
  • vindog

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    Sep 24, 2008 3:04 PM GMT
    I like that show too....I never really caught that they stop taking their shirts off.

    So....think about this....maybe they shouldn't be losing that weight so dratically to cause excess skin OR

    Do you guys think it matters? As in are they fat enough that they'd have tons of loose skin whether they lost the weight slowly or quickly?



    thoughts?
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    Sep 24, 2008 3:10 PM GMT
    atlnvmasc saidI like that show too....I never really caught that they stop taking their shirts off.

    So....think about this....maybe they shouldn't be losing that weight so dratically to cause excess skin OR

    Do you guys think it matters? As in are they fat enough that they'd have tons of loose skin whether they lost the weight slowly or quickly?



    thoughts?


    these people are pretty fat and if they do not have extra skin they will def have stretch marks
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    Sep 24, 2008 3:33 PM GMT
    there is not way you could remove the loose skin and still work out. this is a horrible surgery that takes a while to recover from. they basically cut the middle out of you and pull up from the bottm, and down from the top and sew you back together. I know a guy who had this surgery, it leaves a horrible scar as well, you basically look like you are wearing a permanent belt.
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    Sep 24, 2008 3:51 PM GMT
    I'm also addicted to this show. I was bummed that Tom and LT went last night. They drive taxis in Somerville, which is the next city over from me, so I'm hoping that I see them someday. The "what they look like now" pictures look really good. LT's lost 85 pounds, so that's amazing. Can't wait to see what they look like at the finale.

    I do like this show, because it's showing a positive spin to people that are grossly overweight and that it is possible to eat healthily and transform their lives. As I'm in the weight loss challenge here, it's inspirational to me to keep doing what I'm doing, as I have far less weight to lose than they do.
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    Sep 24, 2008 4:41 PM GMT
    I like this show when I can catch it. I have a few reservations about the dramatic numbers they lose per week and wonder if there isn't a few other things going on besides what they show in the edited version. I've seen a few at the final weigh in looking a little gaunt in the face and I've heard some rumors but who knows for sure. At least the edit does come off looking inspirational to those dealing with obesity. I like the female trainer
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    Sep 24, 2008 4:43 PM GMT
    The Biggest Loser is my favorite show even though I'm trying to gain weight. Even though my goals are different, I find the contestants very inspiring. I've even seen the first Australian season, which I think ranks up there as one of the best seasons of the show.

    Bob Harper was recently in D.C. for the AARP convention and I snuck in to see him. Obviously his talk was aimed more at seniors, but it was interesting. He really focused on flexibility as the key to feeling good and staying active as one ages. Someone asked about the difference between Jillian's and his philosophies. He said Jillian's is "Lose weight, lose weight, lose weight" and his is "Change your life". Because of this he believes his contestants have done a better job of keeping the weight off. He also said that he estimates that only about half the contestants keep off the weight and that the producers would kill him for admitting that.

    The twins from last season (Jim and Bill?) were at a health expo in D.C. earlier this year. Someone asked about the surgery to remove loose skin. They said its a personal decision that the contestants have to make. They said they did not need to have the surgery as they were muscular before gaining weight so they did not have much loose skin. I read that the winner of the first Australian season had the surgery. He wrote about it in his blog. He talked about it being the final piece in the transformation of his body.






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    Sep 24, 2008 4:57 PM GMT
    I'm not surprised to read that maybe half of them gain some of the weight back. There's that grey area that I'm a little cynical about. It stands to reason they won't be training as hard core after they leave the show. I think it's something like 5 hrs of gym time where their only focus is losing each week to remain in the game. Thats impossible to match dealing with your career and personal life and your goals are no longer about winning some money. Bob is a bit passive for my taste. I'm good with Jillians whole approach for the show.
  • bijockmuscle

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    Sep 24, 2008 5:40 PM GMT
    I think this proves that obesity is not a disease and anybody with the will and motivation can be fit and healthy
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    Sep 24, 2008 5:55 PM GMT
    bijockmuscle saidI think this proves that obesity is not a disease and anybody with the will and motivation can be fit and healthy


    And where does one find the will and motivation? I've spent my life looking for it.
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    Sep 24, 2008 5:56 PM GMT
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    bijockmuscle saidI think this proves that obesity is not a disease and anybody with the will and motivation can be fit and healthy


    And where does one find the will and motivation? I've spent my life looking for it.


    it as simple as not eating that Twinkie
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    Sep 24, 2008 6:34 PM GMT
    A couple people were commenting on the fact that the guys leave their shirts on once they really start to lose weight.

    I definitely think it is because of all the loose skin. Think about how much of a de-motivator that would be for obese people who want to lose weight. My ex lost a TON of weight very quickly (too quickly) and he ended up with a lot of loose skin that ended up looking like cellulite to an extent. I think many obese people would see that and say, "Well, I don't like what I look like now, but I don't want to look like that either." And then wouldn't be motivated to make any changes. I myself know of 3 people who have watched the show, and it was the kick in the ass they needed to get started on living healthier.

    I for one am just glad that they don't shoot the show in Hi-Def. icon_eek.gif
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    Sep 24, 2008 6:35 PM GMT
    ". Because of this he believes his contestants have done a better job of keeping the weight off. He also said that he estimates that only about half the contestants keep off the weight and that the producers would kill him for admitting that.







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    Yahoo had an article about some of the past contestants with before, after and now pics. Most are still looking good. The one that is starting to look huge again is the winner of a few seasons ago..Matt, he's the one that married the blond girl that was also on the show. I hope he gets back on track.
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    Sep 24, 2008 6:44 PM GMT
    bijockmuscle said
    it as simple as not eating that Twinkie


    If overeating is an addiction then it isn't simple. And if it was that simple there wouldn't be so many overweight people.

    I have to watch what I eat because I have high cholesterol. It's kind of scary when you are in your early thirties and your doctor says he'll give you a few months to try to lower your cholesterol with exercise and changes to your diet, otherwise you need to go on medication. When I am standing in front of the vending machine I know I shouldn't have the ho-hos, but then I think that I can't choke down another bag of dry, tasteless pretzels. I usually wind up thinking about the two bypass surgeries my grandfather had. I don't want to go down that same path. That's where my motivation comes from. I think that same goes for most of the contestants on the Biggest Loser. Some are there to look better, but most are there because they don't want to die at an early age.

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    Sep 24, 2008 6:46 PM GMT

    I'm sort of a chaser so needless to say, I get quite a kick out of this show when the men weigh at the end and have to take off their shirts. I usually watch it with my hand down my pants for the duration.icon_redface.gif
    Any of the losers with tattoos and facial hair (my type), I weep as show after show, they melt away before my eyes. They never look as good thin, oh well.
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    Sep 24, 2008 7:04 PM GMT
    maverickcj_ca said]

    Yahoo had an article about some of the past contestants with before, after and now pics. Most are still looking good. The one that is starting to look huge again is the winner of a few seasons ago..Matt, he's the one that married the blond girl that was also on the show. I hope he gets back on track.


    I did a pilates demo at a health expo for a hospital in my area and they were special guests. Needless to say when I saw them I thought "THEY were on the Biggest Loser?" Kind of an "asshole-y" thing to say but that's what I thought. they were BIG.

    One of the problems I have with this show, while I love it, is that they base it more on physical weight than health. I remember one episode in particular where the people who lost (not the winners, they lost on the show, um...didn't win the prize) looked really, really good. They were actually doing weight training, so the guy was buffed out and the girl was toned. Thing is they gained muscle which was counted in for "weight."


    The other couple, however, were just skinny fucks with tons of skin hanging off them...and guant looking---like jsttennis77 stated. They won the prize even though they were clearly less HEALTHY than the other couple.


  • reload16

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    Sep 24, 2008 10:52 PM GMT
    I really like this show too.

    However, they do train 4-5 hours a day. And in the real world thats very hard to maintain. Plus working out that much can be damaging to your joints. I have hard time putting 7-9 hours of working out a week coz (like many) I have a life and have responsiblities like work, school and etc.

    I think the show can get better by teaching these people how to incorporate healthy eating and exercise for the rest of their lifes. LIke others said on here, alot of them gain it back. Only a few keep it off. We are probably the #1 country in weight loss. But keeping it off for the rest of your life, usa is probably near thet end. LOL



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    Sep 24, 2008 11:07 PM GMT
    for a minute i thought this topic was about my life.
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    Sep 25, 2008 5:38 AM GMT
    bijockmuscle said
    NoNameGuy said
    bijockmuscle saidI think this proves that obesity is not a disease and anybody with the will and motivation can be fit and healthy


    And where does one find the will and motivation? I've spent my life looking for it.


    it as simple as not eating that Twinkie


    Oh, that's how you get it!

    I haven't a twinkie since 5th grade.
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    Sep 25, 2008 5:59 AM GMT
    I want a biggest gainer... that sounds horrible to most people though and i'm def in the minority, but three months of being able to just work out and have someone tell me what to eat and when to exercise, i'd go for it...