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9/24/09 11:07 A

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BL is a pretty unrealistic way to lose weight and keep it off. I admit it is fun to watch it, but I think for most of us, a more realistic plan is in order.

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9/24/09 9:41 A

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it is nice to see where they are now. I am glad that I am not the only one having problems with keeping the weight off after I loose it. That didn't sound to good did it?

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9/23/09 7:50 P

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Well. I remember some distinct things from last nights show.

1200 in 6000 out. Remember guys, it isn't Jillian and Bob who are the bad guys. It's the producers. They WANT the contestants to be entertaining. Sometimes their weeks are a bit longer than 7 days.6000 out for a woman who weighs 450 pounds is easy stuff. I believe that if you weigh that much, its a lot safer to go into survival mode and drop weight than it is to let it sit there.

Which leads me to the 2nd memorable part. "Your body goes into SURVIVAL MODE on week 2."-Jillian

Yeah. They aren't eating a lot. Period. But its OK. How is it OK? They are being monitored. Again, when you are that size, its SAFER.



They get psychological help as far as I know. Jillian says all of the time in interviews, how she really tries to work with the contestants to work through their mental problems as well. They may or may not have real counselors available, but they get help from jillian. I mean, seeing yourself change and experiencing those things is enough to start pushing you the right way.

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9/23/09 11:32 A

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Waht worries me about buring that many calories, and only eating around 14-1900 is how safe is that? Even the trainers know you can overtrain and your body will stop loosing weight. I can and often have burned 7000 calories in a week. I also find I need to eat in the higher end of my calories. If I don't then I start to go through constantly craving foods, binge eating, all the bad stuff.

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9/23/09 10:33 A

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Oh yeah... don't get me started on emotional healing! Okay.. get me started on emotional healing. It is a real process. I have been trying to decide what my next step in that process is. I am going to talk to my therapist about it tonight. Yep, that is right! Therapy. I would not be where I am right now if it weren't for therapy. Learning how to feed and heal my soul without food has been essential to my journey.

I facebooked about being at a healthy weight for the first time since HS the other day and my HS and college boyfriend commented on it. He was encouraging and supportive... but he is also the one who began to cheat on me when I got sick and put on the medication that made me gain my initial 60+ lbs. I have always wondered if it was the gain that encouraged him to stray. It isn't as if it was a bad thing that he did. I mean, he married her and has been happy ever since. I married the best man on earth and am happy. But, it was really scarring at the time. I have been wondering if I should ask him. I know it is weird that I am friends with an ex who cheated on me, but we had so many friends in common and things ended so badly that we both felt like there needed to be a healthy closure... so after a few years (yes YEARS!) we went out to dinner and talked things through and have been comfortable casual friends ever since. (I still have a very hard time liking his wife though!) Is talking with him the next step in healing? Who knows?

Regardless, I like BL for its inspiring stories, but don't expect to have incredible successes like they do. I am quite lucky in the fact that I am able to stay at home with my one child who still likes to take really long afternoon naps and am able to get 90+ minutes of workout in a day. And so I know I do better than many for my cardio minutes. I take what I can get with thankfulness!

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9/23/09 9:50 A

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I totally agree ITSAGOODLIFE. I am always trying to heal. I think this is a good reminder to all of us. I have a feeling that a lot of us put on weight to cover up something that happened from the past or present. I know I did. If you want to be happy, it's not about losing the weight, it's also about healing yourself internally.

Also, these people are not the average people during their weight loss journey. They don't have to worry about cleaning house or picking their kids up from school and taking them to other activities, or going to work. They are working towards their goal 24/7 with trainers. We are going on with our normal lives and still losing weight, some of us without trainers. We say that they are inspiring and motivating, but in reality, WE are the ones that are inspiring and motivating, because we are losing it the "normal" way. (Not saying that it isn't fun to watch the show and listen to their stories)

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9/23/09 9:46 A

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thanks for the link. I had only watched parts of the first two seasons, so it was neat to see how everyone has fared since then.

I agree with the question of counseling. They all need to look at what made them big to begin with and what they need to work on in their personal lives so they don't turn to food for 'help'. I know i would be one that would gain all the weight back because I still have emotional eating problems.

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9/23/09 9:43 A

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Admittedly what goes on at the Biggest Loser Ranch cannot be duplicated at home, I mean 19lbs in a week WHOA!! I find this show to be extremely inspiring just the same though, and I guess I try not to get too caught up in their numbers since they are being supervised by doctors and nutritionists I figure that they are safe enough. The thing I always wonder about is their psychological health...are they meeting with counselors and getting help for the issues that caused their morbid obesity in the first place??? I hope so, I would hate to see them go home and put it all back on when it was really not a physical issue as much as an internal issue that needed sorting out.

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9/23/09 9:34 A

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Here's what bothered me, the gal that colapsed on the first challenge and just got out of the hospital. She wasn't able to do the regular rigorous excercising and they made a big deal about how she may not have much of a loss because of it but it turned out she lost 10 pounds I think it was? And she said, "all I was able to do was walk and swim in the pool" What?? That IS exercise! It's not the intense cardio they put them through but it is exercise! And she had a nice loss. So that shows you they are way out of whack for the regular person.

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9/23/09 9:23 A

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Where are they now... BL winners

tv.yahoo.com/blog/the-biggest-losers
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9/23/09 9:06 A

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I read somewhere that several of the previous contestants already gained weight back. I think one of the winners is back to his old size. So it goes to show that unless you change your mindset about your eating and your activities, you will gain it back.

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9/23/09 8:40 A

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Um, how about eight HUNDRED?

EVERYONE knows EXACTLY what they NEED to do to be fit, healthy, and slim.
The problem is, nobody does it.


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9/23/09 8:09 A

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I haven't been watching. I have a class and it doesn't appear to be on VOD this year... at least yet. But, yeah... think about it... weighing that much, doing 6-8 hrs of EXERCISE a day... I can burn 1000 in 90 min of really intense cardio... I can imagine it being possible.

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9/23/09 7:47 A

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Jillian has said that you will lose weight as long as you are burning more calories than you are eating. Which makes sense.

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9/23/09 7:08 A

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For the amount of activity they are doing and their size 8000 is normal. As they lose then the amount of calories will adjust.

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9/23/09 3:31 A

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Yeah, that made me do a double-take as well! But it makes sense. If these people are losing 5-25 pounds PER WEEK - they have to create pretty huge deficits in their caloric intake - which means cutting down A LOT and burning A LOT. Its crazy. I don't know how they do it without collapsing!

The thing that sucks about it in the long run is that I've heard that if you lose weight really fast, you can gain it back fairly easily. I've had experience with this - wayyy back in high school, I lost 20 pounds on Atkins.. but as soon as I stopped the diet (which effectively made me a vegetarian, haha) I gained pretty much all of it back.

In the end, the best and healthiest way to lose weight is to eat clean and exercise almost every day.. but I guess that's just not quick enough for reality TV :)~

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9/23/09 12:38 A

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Julio needs to burn that many because he's so heavy. But yeah, what they do on that show is ridiculous but motivating. It's ridiculous in the sense that a regular person CAN NOT and SHOULD NOT attempt it without constant supervision. It's pretty much anorexia athletica.

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9/23/09 12:27 A

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So I'm actually still watching it, technically. For another half an hour. Earlier, one of the contestants was talking to another, I think it was to Julio. I forget her name. Anyway, she said something along the lines of "How many calories are you at? You know for guys it's supposed to be 8." Did she mean 8 THOUSAND calories? A DAY? That's crazy. Unless someone can tell me otherwise, I'm going to be in shock until I forget this ever happened.

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