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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. Feb 5, 2014 #101 of 112

    JFriday "Just The Facts"

    Mar 20, 2002
    Bay Area
    How did her Biggest Loser trainers react upon seeing her new frame? "Dolvett [Quince] said, 'You're a fighter and I saw it from you on day 1 and I brought it out, but you did it. You accomplished it. You fought, you fought and here's your life back. You fought for it.'"

    Read more: http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity...ee-the-shocking-pictures-201452#ixzz2sUT2uZcE
  2. Feb 5, 2014 #102 of 112
    That Don Guy

    That Don Guy Now with more GB

    Mar 13, 2003
    Benicia, CA
    The problem with this is, it might turn into "lose as much weight as possible, then do a crash weight gain (water works quite well for this, I am told) just before the weigh-in so you can come as close to the 'magic number' as you can" competition. This combines the problems of excessive weight loss with those of bulemia.
  3. Feb 5, 2014 #103 of 112

    aadam101 Tell me a joke

    Jul 14, 2002
    Both Bob and Jillian posted this on FB.

  4. Feb 5, 2014 #104 of 112

    JFriday "Just The Facts"

    Mar 20, 2002
    Bay Area
    I thought all 3 finalist looked bad because they went too far trying to win. David looked much better at the last weigh in, his face also looked gaunt. Bobby lost 61 pounds after the final weigh in, he couldn't have done it a healthy way either. Maybe they should keep them on the ranch 2 weeks more and have them supervised before the finals.
  5. Feb 5, 2014 #105 of 112

    mrdazzo7 Active Member

    Jan 8, 2006
    I don't like to jump on bandwagons but I agree with the comments on Rachel's weight loss - it's too much. I liked her all season, and I think she exemplified the 'second chance' thing well because she was a champion swimmer/fit person before, and she kind of lost herself for a while, and then got it back. But she swung too far in the other direction.

    Sometimes with contestants, we're so used to seeing them big all season that when they do the finale it's such a shock that it seems "too far" and unhealthy in the other direction. But really they're at the weight they should be at. This is what I thought with Bobby- that he looked way too skinny. But 170 is probably close to normal for his height. But Rachel immediately struck me as sickly - he arms are rail thin, her face was sunken. It's glaringly obvious. I actually thought the same thing about Tumi but it wasn't as jarring.

    I've seen a lot of comments (elsewhere) on how "the show" is so unhealthy and "the show" is responsible for stuff like this, but I don't see it like that... these are adults making decisions. She wanted to win $250,000 and decided that she would do it no matter what it took. She could have stopped when she got to 125 and said "I lost half my body weight, I win no matter what" but she kept going and ended up looking like she hasn't eaten in a month. Of course you want to win, but if you get wrapped up in just that aspect, it will make you insane. I think it's awesome that she lost as much weight as she did, and seemed to be much happier, and I hope that a lot of the extra loss was just for the show because it could be indicative of a bigger problem.

    I don't know, all this stuff is weird... I'm 5'7 192# and aside from my stomach, there's nothing in my appearance that would suggest I'm an overweight person. Yet according to BMI, I am at the low end of *obese*. I would have to lose *37 pounds* in order to be at the HIGH END of "normal weight"... I would look like a walking corpse if I lost 37 pounds. So the numbers are all wacky... but based on appearance alone, she didn't look healthy at all.
  6. Feb 5, 2014 #106 of 112

    mrdazzo7 Active Member

    Jan 8, 2006
    Also, I actually liked the changes they made this season - the hour time-slot for most of it, ditching the god awful elimination aspect in favor of a red line, the way the teams were picked and organized... definitely good moves. No yellow line means no painful BS elimination segments, and less forced drama all around... I hate reality shows but like this one because I'm a sucker for personal growth stories, but god do I hate the drama.

    Even with the hour run time I still had to FF like crazy through all the talking heads, which got increasingly grating as the season went on. But that's part of the genre. I liked most of the contestants, and there was no made-up alliances/rivalries/etc which was good. I was impressed with everyone's weight loss, especially Craig and Fernanda (who I didn't recognize until they showed the tape) because they did most of it on their own.

    For all the flack the show gets for it's practices, there are a lot of previous contestants who continue to come to the finales, do press, support the brand, and have kept the weight off. They don't *have* to do that stuff so it makes me wonder if the show is that evil behind the scenes. That's one thing I'd love to see one day - a story on how the show is made, from start to finish. They all sign non disclosure agreements so no one can talk about it. I wanna know, damn it...
  7. Feb 5, 2014 #107 of 112

    bareyb Under Maintenance TCF Club

    Dec 1, 2000
    Silicon Valley
    Yeah, I thought the same thing. That was shocking. She may have "cut" weight and dehydrated herself before the weigh-in as well. That stretchy face thing happens to MMA fighters at weigh-ins. It's caused by severe dehydration. She REALLY wanted to win. I have every faith that she'll gain some back now. If not, then she has very likely developed an eating disorder that will have to be dealt with separately.
  8. Feb 6, 2014 #108 of 112

    gchance 4 8 15 16 23 42

    Dec 6, 2002
    Olivehurst, CA
    Dolvett posted:

    Interestingly enough, here's what Ali Vincent had to say:

    I agree with her.

  9. Feb 6, 2014 #109 of 112

    JFriday "Just The Facts"

    Mar 20, 2002
    Bay Area
    Me too. If they really don't want this too happen they just keep them on the ranch for another month or don't have such a long break from the final weigh in and the previous weigh in. The finalists lost 45, 50+ & 60+ pounds so the break was was substantial. A shorter break will not get these eye popping results.
  10. Feb 8, 2014 #110 of 112

    Squeak An Inert Gas

    May 12, 2000
    Columbus, Ohio
    I don't know, I think you might be overestimating how much impact losing 37 lbs would have on you. 5'7" and 155lbs is not that out of whack. By no means would you look like a "walking corpse"

    I am 5'10" and was 160 at my smallest and still had a good 10lbs of fat to lose.

    Heck, look at the Olympians you see on tv and some of them are in the 160 and 170's and 4 or more inches taller.
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    Cearbhaill Garden obsessed

    Aug 1, 2004
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