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is anyone shocked??

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

i have found myself in a battle of ideology with several posters concerning the story about biggest loser, it seems a former contestant has come out and told some secrets of the show, such as, a week isnt really a week but could be 10 days to 2 weeks...
that some contestants are actually taught how to dehydrate in order to have a big loss for that week...
etc...
things i have long suspected on this show
and things i am not at all shocked over, however a few ppl seem to think this contestant is upset or angry or is just tasting sour grapes....
everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but i feel bad for anyone who watches that show and really believes that game isnt manipulated, both or weight loss numbers and for ratings and so the outcome is in favor of the contestant the producers want to see win....
its so fixed
the scale they stand on is fake, they are weighed before and the producers set up who goes in what order for more dramatic effect.
i like watching the show and seeing ppl losing weight, but i dont buy into the whole idea that normal ppl can lose that much weight in that number of weeks and it be healthy.
these ppl dont work out like we do at home, they are in training, they are just like olympic atheletes, being trained....
so its just my opinion, anyone shocked by that girl coming out and telling this must be living in total denial about real ality tv....

  
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ANDIG8 6/24/2010 2:37PM

    I think any of us who believe 100% of anything that anyone is saying (other than our very own experiences) is asking to be scammed. Just as we can't believe 100% of what the contestant is saying it true, we can't believe that 100% of what we see on the show is representative of reality. It's a TV show and they are all about gaining advertisers and viewers. Many of us enjoy watching what we see and many of us still do find it motivating because those folks really are working on their weight and their emotional issues. Many of us can't stand the thought of watching the Biggest Loser but would gladly sit down and watch a bunch of actors/actresses pretend to be someone else on other shows. We all have an obligation to be wary, keep perspective and realize we are not hearing or seeing the full story unless both sides are there an allowed to voice their side, unrestricted. We must be making our own adventures, challenges and stories in order to be able to trust them 100%.

Sorry for the tangent, but I get frustrated when people are surprised when more of a story comes out and they find out that the original story wasn't accurate or that the person spilling the beans isn't being truthful either. I feel this way in regard to ALL media in all areas - politics, finances, etc. We need to be thinking people, enjoy our entertainment or hobbies but realize that we are only getting a bit of the picture when someone else is painting the picture for us! emoticon

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YAZMAMA 6/24/2010 9:46AM

    emoticon Thanks so much for the support and suggestions on my blog yesterday. I've been using Weight Watchers Fudge Bars and am satisfied with them. But the other night, the call of some deep chocolate ice cream with strawberry topping just sounded to good to miss. Oh well.

As for the menopause, let me tell you it's a real *$(@)! I went through it early (in my 40's) and leet me tell you, post isn't much better. What's left of your metabolism slows to the point it becomes a turtle! But it can be lived with and WE CAN LOSE THE WEIGHt! Look how well you've done! Continued good luck emoticon

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SOFT_VAL67 6/24/2010 9:22AM

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXoKe5QvCrk

this is the link, i hope it works, if not just go to youtube and type in kai or biggest loser...

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JAZZWOMAN1266 6/24/2010 7:20AM

    I am with you. I really hate how the scale numbers roll up and down for effect. Come on people! I like the show and I like that it changes peoples life, but to think we all could do this in such a small amount of time, without someone doing our food and telling us the real secrets and pushing us to workout for eight hours or more a day, you really need a reality check. They also all get paid. If some did all that for me and paid me, it would be so much easier. I do not have anyone pushing me, but me. I do not have a chef making my meals and managing my food. I do not have someone like Jillian making me workout all day the right way. I like the motivation and I like that these people do it for themselves really. We are just watchers of their journey!

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MICKEYD4 6/24/2010 12:31AM

    where was this article or show that this person confessed, i would like to see it or read.yes i was a faithful watcher
and wonder how they was able to lose so much weight at one time

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TEXASG-MA 6/23/2010 10:12PM

  I don't watch the show. I wouldn't take it seriously if I did. Shocked at it being manipulated? No! Most shows are. Even if they are called reality shows. I don't watch much TV at all anymore. Most shows that are on now are not interesting to me.

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FRENCHYFEVER 6/23/2010 8:47PM

    I have to admit I don't watch the show. I have seen a couple of episodes in the past, but that's about it. I did read the accounts of the contestant who spilled the beans on what is supposedly going on behind the scenes.

It's hard not to believe her. After all, these "reality" shows are all about over-hype and shock value to garner an ever-growing audience to, in turn, get higher paying advertisers. It doesn't surprise me to learn that the show is purportedly being manipulated to achieve the producers' desired outcome.

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GENIEJENN 6/23/2010 7:02PM

    You know, I can't really say I'm surprised. It makes sense. At least we know now just how it was really done, and I hope those out there trying to be the next "Biggest Loser" won't be disappointed when they don't see the same results as on the show.

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the most dreaded day

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

today i went to the doctor to get the results of my mri, it is a torn miniscus, a torn tendon, however she said the mri showed it to be slight.
well, it hasnt felt slight i can tell you that.
today is the first day in nearly 2 weeks i left the house without my cane.
and would not have done that, had bill not been with me.
i go to the orthopedic surgeon on monday, to see what wild and crazy, painful procedure he has in store for me.
but i fear tomorrow is going to be an even more fearful and painful day.
it is the day i go back to my doctor that monitors my weight plan.
i last saw him on April 27th, and he called me a player, i thought he was referring to my love life, but he said he meant i knew how to play the weight loss game.
boy was he ever wrong.
i guess i just had a streak of good luck before i went to him, and its been all downhill since.
i havent lost any of the 6 to 8 lbs he recommended for me, and that was for 1 month, due to a death of a dear loved one, i had to reschedule my last appt and so now its been 7 weeks.
i have gained at least 3lbs back of what i had lost.
i havent walked since june 3rd.
and when i say walked, i dont mean, exercised walking, i mean, walked, well, i have hopped on one foot, hobbled, practically crawled or scooted at times...on crutches for the first week and then a cane.
i havent done much of any kind of exercise.
and i havent been counting calories like i should.
depression overtook me with this injury and dealing with grief of my lost loved one.
i am only human and if he doesnt understand this then i guess he isnt.
will let everyone know how it goes.

  
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MUFFINSKI 6/17/2010 9:03AM

    Boy, have I been there! Stop beating yourself up! Heck, yeah, you are human and we all huve ups and downs. You have every right to mourn your loved ones passing, and then you will get back on the right track. I am behind you all the way!
I am so sorry to hear about your injury. Please care for yourself also! emoticon

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NANAGUY 6/16/2010 9:59PM

    Hang in there. Things will surely get better!


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UMUCGRAD 6/16/2010 8:20PM

    I hope that things will turn around for you soon!

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NFLDCOOPER 6/16/2010 7:56PM

    My condolences for your loss, first of all. Second, as for your injury, I can imagine how much pain that would be. Don't worry about exercising for now and just focus on keeping off your feet as much as possible and healing. You'll be back in shape in no time for sure. Good luck.

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this "thing" of ours...

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

did anyone of you ever watch the sopranos?? one of my all time favorite shows.
did you ever see the gang refer to their careers in the, uh, organization, as "this thing of ours"???
i am pretty sure that is the term.
i was just thinking how it is, that most of us here feel more comfortable opening ourselves up on sparkpeople, to total strangers, than we would to our moms or sisters or spouses.
i guess, this is just my thoughts, that we can do this partially because most of the people you talk to on here, you arent ever going to meet.
but, in this case, i feel its because we have a kinship.
if i say to someone, i feel gross and fat and hate that i feel like a total failure because i had an extra piece of chicken at dinner, or i just didnt feel like working out today, so now i hate myself.
chances are, many many ppl will read it and go "ahhhh yea, i get it" have been there...
its our "thing".
we know.
i have a doctors appt on thursday, the doc i always dread going to.
i dont know why i get so freaked out by going there.
he is pretty laid back, but, he gave me a goal and i havent met it no where even close.
but, i am going to appeal to his understanding of the fact that i have lost 2 relatives and a very dear old friend since i last saw him, funerals and depression and traveling and stress.
also, the knee injury that has kept me off the walking track, the treadmill and the exercise bike for nearly 2 weeks....
i am hoping he will be understanding of the fact that i have barely been able to hobble from one room to the next.
so much has been going on, and i guess i could have tried harder, but i am just dreading it all the way around.

  


those old dark clouds

Friday, June 11, 2010

just a few minutes ago i was talking to a friend and telling her how nice it had been today...
how its only 2 weeks until vacation and we dont have any plans, and with my bum knee, i dont really think we will be making any.
and now, as i look out, i see it has gotten very dark.
i suppose the rains will be here soon.
my knee is somewhat better, it will feel better and then it will begin to hurt terribly, it is the worst when i lay down at night.
i really hope the rains come and go fast, as i dread that achy feeling i am sure to get.
i am walking without my crutches now, and the cane i use only for support.
i actually went out today to the dollar store...
but i still cant put any weight on it.
am hoping time will heal it and its not anything requiring surgery.
everyone have a nice weekend, i am sure i will be home taking it very easy and staying off my leg.

  


coke u old devil u

Thursday, June 10, 2010

im talking about coca cola here folks...
lately that old temptress has been on my back again
im like a junkie with this stuff
a cold can, its sooooooo good, that fizz....ahhhhh
rehab, no no no

  
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UHYEAHABOUTTHAT 6/12/2010 5:12PM

    There is absolutely nothing better than coca cola. I LOVE it. Diet doesn't cut it. I tried Coke Zero which was okay for a little... I've discovered the 7.5 oz cans of coke - 90 calories. They're the perfect little compromise for me. One can a day, if I were to have any at all.
I'm happy to see other people have the same feelings about Coca Cola!! :)

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SEIBLESS 6/10/2010 9:42PM

    I am also addicted to coke (a cola) and it is SO hard to resist the temptation. Especially when I just want something sweet and caffeinated. Everyone always tells me to switch to diet but its not the same and I HATE the way it tastes.

Good luck kicking the habit!

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KHEPERA08 6/10/2010 9:30PM

    Try slowly switching to Diet Cola
I used to love regular soda
Especially Coke!!!

But I tried diet soda and at first it was awful emoticon

But I kept trying it and eventually I got used to the taste and then I even Liked it. Never thought that would happen.

Now I hardly ever even drink diet soda anymore and never never never drink regular it is just to sickeningly sweet.

Try adding a dash of regular cherry coke to a full glass of diet. That might help you start to get going with switching to diet Soda.

Best Wishes!!!

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