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The Biggest Loser Season 15 Discussion Thread *SPOILERS*

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by KungFuCow, Oct 16, 2013.

  1. Jan 29, 2014 #81 of 112
    JFriday

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    I see Bobby as the person to gain the weight back.
     
  2. Feb 5, 2014 #82 of 112
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    holy crap give the new Biggest Loser a sandwich! no wonder she almost fell, she's probably dizzy! Jillian's face said it all!
     
  3. Feb 5, 2014 #83 of 112
    laria

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    Yeah, Bob and Jillian looked shocked, and not in a good way. She went way too low. Her face was kind of scary with the stretched skin!

    Not surprised that Ruben had a lackluster final weigh in... not really unexpected given his progress on the show, and hey, good for him for losing > 100, but both he and Hap should have done better.

    And holy crap, Tumi?! Who saw that coming?!

    Kind of annoyed that we are having yet another storm tomorrow. Why are there always winter storms on Wednesdays? The show gets all squashed up from the stupid cancellation graphic at the bottom and makes all the people look fatter than they really are. It says something that Rachel did not even look fat all squashed up like that to me!

    Noticed Courtney from a few seasons ago in the audience, the one that was on the show with her mother and lost a bunch of weight before it started on her own. She looked really big again.
     
  4. Feb 5, 2014 #84 of 112
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    The E! posting about it quoted the Weight Watcher's healthy weight for a woman of her height (5'4") as 117-146... she's 105. Self magazine's calculator lowers it to 108. Still pretty low.

    Greg
     
  5. Feb 5, 2014 #85 of 112
    JLucPicard

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    Rachel's weight loss really scared me, too. I hope that was an "I'm THIS close to winning a quarter of a million dollars, I'm going for it" thing and she adds back some of that to a healthy level now.

    And Tumi DID look amazing. Think her and Jillian are good friends???
     
  6. Feb 5, 2014 #86 of 112
    cl8855

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    That was horrible to watch!

    All the other women were clearly strong and muscled, and she was emaciated and shrunken. I hope that was purely for money and she'll gain 15-30 back right away and be more healthy. She looked better at the triathalon than this.

    The two guys, and Craig and Tumi were all amazing!

    After this, my wife and I were thinking they need to set a "goal weight" as the target, and any finalist who hits it shares in the prize.
     
  7. Feb 5, 2014 #87 of 112
    MLR930

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    Someone on Twitter had the right idea, let there be a red line and if anyone is severely underweight you get disqualified. I know how the show is unrealistic but this girl never should have been allowed on tv like that. If cameras really put on weight she's worse than we saw on tv.
     
  8. Feb 5, 2014 #88 of 112
    laria

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    They must have had a lot of time at home. Wasn't she in the 150-160 area at the triathlon? That's a lot to drop at the end.
     
  9. Feb 5, 2014 #89 of 112
    JFriday

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    I thought the same thing, she's so competitive she did whatever it took to win. She went too far.

    Hap actually gained weight from when they had the weigh in where Bobby came back. They showed a clip of that and Hap was at 21% at that point.

    Marie looked real good.
     
  10. Feb 5, 2014 #90 of 112
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    The at-homes almost all did great. I was amazed.

    David looked fine. Bobby looked a little too thin, and commented that he wish he were in the 160s. Rachel went from an athlete look to emaciated. She lost not only the remainder of her fat, but also a lot of muscle.

    I noticed they showed the clip of Dr. H telling her she was 5 lbs from professional athlete range with body fat like 3 times. She is a very likeable person and I hope the excess loss was just for the finale and that she gains about 15 lbs back and maintains a healthly life.

    I noticed they didn't really show Ali Vincent this time. I saw her in the stands with her Mom. She has done an awesome job maintaining since her finale. I think she will always be my favorite since she won after all the years of people saying it wasn't possible for a woman to win.
     
  11. Feb 5, 2014 #91 of 112
    gchance

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    I think they finally realize that while she was the Biggest Loser poster child for a long time, there are OTHER contestants they could be featuring, too. Also, she has her own weight loss show on a small network, so they may not want to be promoting her as much for free.

    Greg
     
  12. Feb 5, 2014 #92 of 112
    laria

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    Not exactly...

    She has gained over 50 lbs back since she won and her new weight loss show is about her own attempts at weight loss again.
     
  13. Feb 5, 2014 #93 of 112
    Tracy

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    This competition is kind of unfair to women who start out in the 200's like Rachel did. If you have a big guy who starts at 450 pounds, losing 50+% of his body weight is very doable. Smaller women can't do that without dropping crazy low like Rachel. It hurt to look at her. I bet she adjusts back to where she should be.
     
  14. Feb 5, 2014 #94 of 112
    cl8855

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    I agree and disagree a bit -- most winners in the past have been around 50% or a bit over, so for her to match that she would have ended about 130ish lbs, not that insane 105. For women to win, they usually have to start a little bigger (see Tumi -- most years she would have won with what she did!)I'd argue the same for guys like Jay who start at around 300 instead of the larger guys. No way he gets to 150 (or 120 to match Rachel!!!!), he is a healthy 180.

    After this, i'd definitely like to see more focus on "goal/healthy weight" than "most lost".
     
  15. Feb 5, 2014 #95 of 112
    Robin

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    I've never seen the show but the "controversy" just popped up on my FB newsfeed.

    Talk about "damned if you do, damned if you don't."
     
  16. Feb 5, 2014 #96 of 112
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    Are you sure about that? This link says nothing about it, and I haven't seen pictures of her heavy post-Loser.

    EDIT: This says she gained 30. I was wrong.

    Greg
     
  17. Feb 5, 2014 #97 of 112
    laria

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    I don't know how old that one is, but there is a synopsis of the episode where she gets on the scale for the first time and she weighs 167.6 and that it's "over 45 lbs" since she won the show. Then she weighs again later (it doesn't seem to specify how long between the weigh ins) and she weighed 175.

    http://livewellnetwork.com/Live-Big...-on-Scale-and-Reveals-Her-Weight-Gain/9405085

    I hate undated articles like these!
     
  18. Feb 5, 2014 #98 of 112
    gchance

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    I'm living that reality right now. Maintenance is damned hard. :(

    Greg
     
  19. Feb 5, 2014 #99 of 112
    laria

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    I should add that she's clearly not "fat", but has gained a good deal of weight since the end.

    I don't know that she has the body type to maintain as low as she was when she won... most of them are clearly really dehydrated and are going to put at least some weight back on after the finale if just in water weight. She is built pretty stockily, though, and I think that the weight she was at in the immediate year or two after she won was probably more her "ideal" weight.
     
  20. Feb 5, 2014 #100 of 112
    gchance

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    This from Jillian:

    She and Bob have probably been deluged with comments due to their reaction at the finale. I wonder if Dolvett will coment?

    Greg
     

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