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Biggest Loser – Season 9

biggest loser Excess Weight Increases Risk of DeathWe are watching the reality show “Biggest Loser” tonight. This is the first show in the season and they are taking a different approach this year, showing us how they are selecting contestants from cities all over the US. We really love this show and watch it every chance we get. In fact, we also record the show if we happened to be out for the evening. This can be a hard show to watch. No one wants to see somebody suffering because of their weight.  You have to remember that the end result is really the objective.

We have watched the biggest loser show over the past 8 seasons and really admire the many contestants, their work ethic and the difficulties that they overcome. I certainly do not want to take anything away from them. However this years show is starting out on a less than positive note in our opinion.

The biggest loser show selects three contestants from among thousands of applicants in each city and then they run a contest involving some sort of physical fitness activity. In some cities, the contestants had to do 500 steps on a step machine. In other towns and cities they had to run a mile. The first two contestants to finish the physical fitness test are the ones to get on the show.

Biggest Loser – Outcome

Well you can guess the outcome. The person who is the least physical fit is the last to finish and as a result does not get on the show. One guy even fainted within 20 yards of the finish line! And they are the ones that need the most help! One guy weighed 468 pounds and guess what, he was the last to finish. Don’t you think that he should be on the show!

He had the guts to get on the this part of the biggest loser show, take his shirt off to show how over weight he is and weigh in publicly.  This has to count for something.

We have to remember that this is a show after all and while they are trying to help people on the show, they are also trying to motivate people in general to get out there and get moving. Even if means walking around the block to get started, everyone needs to move more and exercise more while improving their eating habits.

The show is still running and maybe there is hope for the show yet. Maybe they will provide the 3rd place finishers a place as well at the ranch. We can hope that these people get the help they need. Let’s see what the end of the biggest loser show brings!

Well it ended but not without controversy. People had to be taken to the hospital. One of these days someone is going to die on the show or qualifying for the show and if this is not a turn off for many over weight people, then I do not know what is. I like the idea of motivating people but this is absolutely the wrong way to go about it.

They Always have a Hook

At the end of the show, they alluded to the fact that some people who came in third may come back later in the show. At least there is hope for these people and maybe they will still be able to take advantage of the program that the Biggest loser offers.

It really takes a lot of hard work and determination to lose weight. This show really demonstrates how difficult it is to combine exercise, eating habit changes, and personal self worth changes to make the change to lose weight. Unless you have a partner or a trainer, someone to push you and motivate you there is a good chance that you cannot do it by yourself. Everyone needs help and encouragement. Perhaps this is what the show is trying to achieve through getting out into the community to motivate people.

We will blog about this next week as well, so stay tuned. Comments are welcome also and we appreciate any and all opinions as long as they are in good taste. Spam comments will be deleted.

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One Response to “Biggest Loser – Season 9”

  1. Well they still have not brought back the 3rd placefinishers in the qualification round for the biggest loser. I hope they do, I feel bad for those people. They were in the worst shape and needhelp the most.

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