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Biggest Loser S15 E4

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Biggest Loser Season 15 Episode 4. Spoiler alert.

I am getting even more annoyed with this show, and will censure all my swear words. This #### show goes lower and lower. They start the show with Tanya's save last show, and she's crying because she lost 0 and Ruben (American Idol winner) said he lost only 3 pounds and he's over 400 pounds! We can relate to this, when you're working so hard for something, and you're so hopeful that you're going to see progress, and then you don't and you feel disappointed.

Then there's a #### Halloween temptation challenge. The teams are vying for immunity, so there's a lot of pressure to participate and being essentially forced to eat candy. One guy ate 1000 calories in candy. Really? I kinda hate the producers for this #### spectacle of fat people over eating. And it doesn't help the contestants. And it doesn't help the viewers who also deal with temptation challenges. Blue team wins immunity.

Bob, the blue team trainer, has several competitive women weight lifters visit the team. Holley, the Olympic weight lifter is thrilled to discover that she can lose weight & still be strong. If she gets down to 165, she'll be in a different class, but still be able to compete. They showed Holley lifting 225 pounds. Must admit, that's impressive!

Jillian talks with Tumi, who grew up with no parents. Her father left when she was a baby, and her mother died when she was 14, and her step dad just abandoned his non-biological children. What a #### move! This was the beginning of Tumi's weight gain.

There's a segment of Biingo, one of the kids from last season. He's looking great, very active (no time for video games), and has a positive great attitude. His family has lost weight too--over 300 pounds! It's good to see that he made a lasting lifestyle change that spread out to his family.

There's a segment showing the workouts, they get letters from home, then the weigh in. Cut to the end: Ruben loses only 5 pounds & is eliminated.


This week, instead of chasing the number on the scale chase a feeling of happiness, contentment, powerful, loved, or whatever feeling you want. OK when you get to your goal weight, no one is going to knock on your door and hand you your happiness. Thin doesn't equal feeling good. You can start feeling good, or even great right now.
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    Great end to your blog.

    I miss seeing how the contestents are doing now too.

    They seem to do this every other season - from 2 hours to 1 hour and no "how are they doing now" bit... maybe it's wishful thinking b/c that would mean that next season, it's back to 2 hours.

    I'm glad they are showing how the kids are still doing. that's one gold star for BL/NBC
    1537 days ago
    I've only seen the show a couple of times and I didn't think much of it. I don't think it has much appeal to medical people.
    1537 days ago
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    I am not really enjoying this season as much as I have in the past. I like that they've reduced the show from two hours to one however I think that it's kind of crazy that they are giving the second chances to some people and yet not everyone.

    The other thing that I don't like is that in seasons past they spent the last couple of minutes telling us how the eliminated player was doing on their journey and this season they aren't. Don't they think that this might have been encouraging for all of us watching the show?

    1537 days ago
    This season is really annoying for some reason. Like the trainer saves. What trainer is just gonna go "well you're not getting it" if they are up for elimination?! It's whoever goes behind the red line first. Last week they didn't let them use most of the gym equipment and now this forced temptation? It's too soon. They are not making as much progress like I've seen in the last season.

    It's not motivating. emoticon
    1538 days ago

    Yes, it can be annoying at times but I STILL find great inspiration and motivation from these contestants.

    Bottom line, it is a tv show and it does what it does to get ratings and sell products.

    Ruben said goodbye with such grace and dignity. I'm sure he'll do great by the finale!
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    1538 days ago
    I am just starting the show and have several backed up episodes, but I don't mind spoilers! I still plan to watch. Have been avoiding them because I have been a bit of a biggest loser myself lately (in the lower case and literal way!)

    Thanks for all the positive comments on my SP page and know that I read all your blogs, even when I don't comment.

    You are an inspiration!! Keep up the good work!


    1538 days ago
    Instead of having those silly trainer saves, why not let people compete for 3 weeks without a red line. After that do the regular elimination. I think they are struggling to find a format that works after the decline in ratings the last few years. Sadly this year's format isn't it. emoticon
    1538 days ago
    Wouldn't it be great if ALL the contestants got to stay and then the one with highest % of loss at the end of all the weeks was the winner?
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