The Biggest Loser
I told you I was going to do it.
It starts tonight, and I'm excited! It's probably my favorite show. It's always so inspiring, and sweet. I'm still mad about Helen winning last season. Well, not mad..but Tara should have won!
I was sad they sent Shay home. I feel like she was working really hard. I felt like it was time for Daniel to go.
I don't know who my favorite is now. I like Danny a lot. Actually, though, I think Liz is the onlly one I DON'T like. She really annoys me.
I'm glad to know Shay is still doing ok. When we didn't see her update, we were worried that she may have dropped out and requested not to be filmed again.
I was super annoyed at Daniel's friend that he visited at the end - geez, I just wanted to shake him!
Personally, I'm a fan of Rebecca. Sure she's whiny and voted for Shay, but she's still my fave. I think Andy thinks she's hot. I know I certainly do.
Yeah. I like Rebecca, too. She might have whined during a workout, but she brings it home during the challenges.
As I think you all know, I don't get to see the episodes until a week after they're aired. So, I'm just watching last week's show now. I'd like to retract what I said about liking Rudy. That leaves Allen and my second will be Rebecca.
I was sad that Rebecca went home. She wasn't my favorite, but Liz really gets on my nerves. I think Allen is my favorite too. I really like Danny too though. Amanda looks great, but she's never really "stood out" for me. I agree with you about Rudy, AC.
You know they would vote Allen off at first opportunity because he was their strongest challenger. I wouldn't be opposed to Danny winning. I think my biggest gripe with him is that he was paired with Liz. I like Tracey more than I like Liz, for a gauge.
Ugh. I was sad to see Allen go. I was SO SO SO ready for Liz to be voted off.
Haha. Yeah, I liked how Danny said they were "more than friends." And how when Danny was talking about his wife you could see Liz in the background looking awkward. I had a chuckle about it.
I am not really rooting for anyone. I guess Amanda the most because she is sort of the underdog. I am just ready to see how all the eliminated players look at the finale.
I've watched the show a few times, and to be honest I've always been extremely distburbed by what I saw. I don't mean to be a downer, but I felt like the producers of this show are exploiting contestants' emotional and physical health struggles. The NY Times just ran an article that put into words many of my own reservations and concerns about The Biggest Loser. For those who are interested in reading, it's available online at http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/25/business/media/25loser.html?_r=1&bl
Am I alone here? I think contestants are often so desperate to achieve weight loss, maintain a positive image for the cameras, and win the competition that they end up putting their lives at risk. Losing 15 pounds a week is NOT healthy... it's dangerous! And dehydrating oneself to drop extra pounds before weigh-ins is extremely reminiscent of the behavior of anorexics and bulimics. Why do the "experts" and producers on the show remain silent? And is the American public, by tuning into the show every week, supporting and condoning this sort of exploitation? :(
I can't figure out where to vote! Waa! Because I REALLY want to vote against Liz.
eta: I'm on the site, but I don't see a link to voting.
Yeah, I think the voting was just for 24 hours or so.
I am so ready for the finale though! I am still rooting for Amanda. I do not dislike Liz, but I just find her hard to understand in some ways. Also, I thought she and Danny both kind of ignored their spouses during the marathon, everyone else was so excited about their support, but half the time their spouses were not even running in the shot with them. That might have been planned by the camera guys or whatever, but I just thought it was a little thoughtless.
I was also REALLY happy to see that both Amanda and Liz lost only 16 pounds in two months, which is EXACTLY the healthy limit. In the normal world you are eating a healthy amount of calories and exercising just right when you lose 2 pounds per week, any more than that and it is not so good for your body. After hearing about people using diuretics and such to win, I thought this showed that those two are determined to lose weight the right way.