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5/2/10 4:48 P

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It makes sense. These reality shows are highly dependent on drama, if you are not a drama queen, then you are not "fit" for the show...

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5/2/10 3:29 P

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I like Jared just a s a visible reminder that weight loss can be done. He still doesn't look too heavy to me. off-topic: I tried out for the biggest loser a few years ago and could tell my friend and I just weren't enough of a "show", that is, arguing/complaining/ mixed up/ weird enough. It was a first for me.

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12/7/09 11:52 A

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That is too bad, but I hope he gets back on track.

Agree with the other "topic" going on as well. Things are getting too crazy.

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12/6/09 4:14 P

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i guess that prove the spark point view which is
never eliminate or concentrate on a specific food grouping

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12/6/09 11:02 A

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Off topic or not, at least it's an active thread!

I work in television and film on scripted shows, so I'm a bit biased. There are a few reality shows I do watch though (most of them food related), but they're totally disposable.

We live in an age where if someone stands in front of a cell phone camera long enough, proclaiming themselves a celebrity, they become one. This has created a culture of viewers that want nothing but train wrecks for entertainment. I was reading something in relation to Tiger Wood's mess that it used to be these kind of incidents were reported as morality or cautionary tales. Now it's for our enjoyment. You've got that couple that crashed the White House party, knowing that despite facing criminal charges, they'd also get a probable TV deal out of it. Amazing.

MATTRIXMSP, as to your point about the DVR and skipping commercials, a new report actually pointed out that people watch MORE commercials using one. Without the device, that's when people jump up and get a snack or use the bathroom or generally tune out. With one, yes you skip a lot, but I know I've actually caught a piece of imagery that looked appealing and rewinded to specifically watch a particular ad. My little boy pauses the TV a calls us in to show us commercials for toys he likes. TV execs are trying to make sense of the business model, cause you're right that it's not good for the viewership model they've used for ages. But at the same time a new model is popping up that is every bit as exploitable as the previous ones.

Interesting times these. And I think Jared has made enough money off Subway that he'll be able to afford a trainer and whip himself back into shape. Ya don't just fall off that gravy train and let it pass.

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I'm right there with you WillamLC on your off topic. - It's to the point where I'm quite turned off by live-TV. It seems that everything is reality TV and not something you can hop into mid-stream while channel surfing and enjoy.

So everything I know I want to eventually watch gets DVR'd and I end up skipping commericials (good for me, not good for their viewership model).

I caught some Biggest Loser a few years ago (admittedly mid-season and out of context) it turned me off and I haven't gone back.

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I don't know if this is going too off the thread, but here I go.

Personally I do not like "reality shows" (not enough reality on them) but here and there I watch an episode of one of them. What calls my attention is how TV is searching and rewarding bad behaviour. COme on, Who would really get married to one of those women in Bridezilla? What is the fun on seen young women fighting and Bitching endlessly as in Bad Girls? I could mention countless examples, but I think you got the idea.

On the other hand, a show that I do like (maybe because there is no back stabbing) is Dance your ass off. It was nice.

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12/5/09 11:28 P

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good point shutyoutrap, if they make a diet so difficult to follow your not going to be able stick to it. it needs to be a lifestyle change. not a diet prison.

ratings are marketing make money, but at the sake of people who really need guidance. That's just not right.

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12/5/09 9:56 P

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Hey we all have slips, lets hope he and (when we fall) us can bounce back

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12/5/09 9:10 P

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I've seen maybe an episode or two of 'Loser', and from that I determined I didn't like their 'style' of weight loss. Maybe with people that obese it's what is needed, but the complete elimination of certain food types from the diet seems extreme. I've read about what these people do to themselves for the sake of weigh-in, and it's all games, not lifestyle changes. Nobody teaches them how to cook with the new 'healthy' ingredients they're supposed to use (read that from one of the contestants) and it just seems they set a lot of people up for future failure. I just find the attitude night and day from what I've learned from this site.

That being said, I totally agree with WILLIAMLC, in that it's a show, and whatever gets ratings is what's important, not the feelings of the contestants. They WANT emotionally damaged people, and they want there to be conflict, tears, and craziness. These shows are cast, not on worthiness, but on who can best provide entertainment.

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12/5/09 6:19 P

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OF course they are mean to the contestants. It is a reality show, there must be drama! LOL

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I've never had the opportunely to watch any of the biggest looser shows since I don't have cable, but I heard a lot of criticism on the web about people who where angry with the direction they have gone with the show. I guess some people feel they where a little mean to the contestants.

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12/5/09 10:16 A

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Yes, I also think he is going to be back in shape soon enough. It happens to all of us.

BTW, on the same note, did you see that in the "Biggest Looser Champions reunion", the guy that won the first season was not "invited" because he was back to 300 pounds? He entered the show weighting 330... The program chose to hide him....

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id be willing to bet jared will be back to his spokesperson body in no time. little speedbumps like these happen to everyone.

when you fall down, you just got to pick yourself up, dust yourself off and keep going.

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12/3/09 12:37 P

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im 32 now

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12/3/09 11:36 A

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and MAN it is a hard tire to flatten and get off!!


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well, that's true. I was about 33 when my spare tire began to grow.

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Let's see, if he was in his early 20's when he lost the weight, that'd put him in his early to mid 30' now. Yep, welcome to the age where your body suddenly slips you the mickey and changes how it likes things done!

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Yes, I saw this last night. It does happen to everyone and hopefully every one of us can use it as an example to not give up. Thanks for posting this.

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I posted this not to bash jared, but rather to show that your not alone. everyone has thier ups and down, even the ones who make it seem easy.

“If you have made mistakes, there is always another chance for you. You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call 'failure' is not the falling down, but the staying down.”



Jared Fogle, a.k.a., "the Subway guy" was recently spotted in the Miami airport toting some extra baggage -- and not the kind on two wheels either.

Nearly a decade ago, we watched in awe when commercials aired about the young 20-year-old college student who lost 245 pounds by eating Subway sandwiches for lunch and dinner every day. Now we're watching again as the sandwich chain's spokesman has apparently fallen off his own diet.

While he still tweets about eating Subway (wouldn't you if you got free subs?), it appears the Subway guy has taken a break from eating fresh as much as he used to. According to Subway's web site, "Jared still enjoys his favorite SUBWAY sandwich, but has eased himself into eating other foods. He always chooses foods low in fat and limits the amount of alcoholic beverages. He still drinks only "diet" beverages and continues his walking regimen."

No one can blame a guy for wanting more of a variety of food -- after all, eating subs every day for years had to get kinda boring. But straying too far from his staple of turkey and veggie subs has obviously caused his waistline to spread as quickly as mayonnaise.

It appears Jared is still visiting schools and events across the country to promote the Jared Foundation which Subway established in 2004 to help fight childhood obesity and encourage kids to lead healthy lifestyles. As part of his presentation, he shows the crowd his iconic 60 inch fat pants. Just two months ago he told the kids at Thurman White Middle School in Nevada that staying healthy and keeping fit are "so important".

Let's hope those fat pants stay off the Subway guy and the extra toppings around his middle are just a temporary set-back.

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