Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition (spoilers, whole season)

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  1. laria

    laria Librocubicularist

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    Yeah, they really gloss over the whole working out and eating better part of everything.
     
  2. bareyb

    bareyb Under Maintenance TCF Club

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    Hey thanks for starting a thread. ;)

    I of COURSE am watching this show with great interest. It's fun to see it all happen in one episode, but I too wish they'd make it into a two-parter or else two hours. I also think the Trainer should be more involved in the "middle section" of their journey. Seems like people really struggle during that phase. I think they'd be doing even better if they gave them just a tad more support.

    Overall, I like it. Then again, I'm biased. I like almost all weight loss shows. Since I've gone through it myself, I can really get behind cheering them on. I love that there is this much interest in people changing their lives this way. I find it very inspiring. :)
     
  3. laria

    laria Librocubicularist

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    I wonder if everyone is going to be from Georgia. :)

    I was wondering in the first week how long they were filming for if he was really staying with them for 3 months at the start, but now this week the guy was also from Georgia. If everyone is from the same general area, then maybe he was staying with all of them on and off for the first 3 months and training them in parallel.
     
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    rhuntington3 Well-Known Member

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    It did seemed rushed. I enjoy watching for the weight training to see what exercises they do.
     
  5. jradosh

    jradosh Newlywed

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    The last episode (I forget the guy's name) was interesting. It was the first one where the guy totally failed to reform. He had such serious issues that the coach guy (I'm so bad with names) admitted that he couldn't help him. I felt so bad for his wife and daughter. :(

    On the other end of the spectrum, I loved the woman from the previous week's episode (black woman with the great attitude). She cried in 100% of the interviews and that was a bit over the top, but I really liked her personality. That was an enjoyable episode. :up:
     
  6. laria

    laria Librocubicularist

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    Yeah, I had a feeling that Wally wasn't going to do well. All his confessional videos were shot from the neck up and we never saw any footage of him working out on his own.

    Just how much denial do you have to be in to shoot confessional videos for a TV show, where you KNOW they are coming back in 3 months, talking about how great you're doing when you clearly aren't doing anything! :eek: I was shocked that he actually lost 21 lbs at the weigh in at WDW. He looked bigger to me than he did at the 3 month weigh in but maybe it was just that he was wearing a big tent shirt.

    Also, does anyone else find it highly suspicious how often the people reach their 3 month goal EXACTLY on the nose? :)
     
  7. bareyb

    bareyb Under Maintenance TCF Club

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    Yeah. Either that Trainer is the best weight guesser in the world, or they are making darn sure they hit the number directly on the head. It's fairly easy to do. Wrestlers and MMA Fighters do it all the time to make weight for fights. Either that or they could be manipulating the weigh-ins some other way... Seems a little too good to be true to me too. I could see it happening once, but twice in a row? ;)
     
  8. laria

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    Or they are just fudging with the digital display. :)
     
  9. bareyb

    bareyb Under Maintenance TCF Club

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    That would fall under "manipulating the weigh-in some other way". I thought that sounded nicer than lying. But yeah, it occurred to me they could simply just be lying. :p
     
  10. loubob57

    loubob57 Cancer sucks! TCF Club

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    I watched the last half of this episode. That guy has other issues obviously. He's actually trying to commit suicide the slow way. I was impressed by the Sears Tower climb though.
     

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