06 January 2009

Biggest Loser

Hmmm, where do I begin with the latest season of the biggest loser? First off, it is impressive to see the weight loss after months of hard work, but they have a tough road ahead. Of course, this is basically their job, plus they are being pushed four hours with motivated trainers and a nutritionally controlled environment.

Some of the contestents of note are:

- Daniel, who's 19 years old, 5'8" and 454# to start. I'd like to speak to his parents some time.
- Ron, 6'0"/430# start. Had gastric bypass surgery and still is over four bills.
- Carla, 380# start. Biggest woman the show has ever had.

Anyway, despite the theatrics and drama that occurs on the show, I'd really be more interested if they would go into greater detail regarding their exact exercise and diet protocols. All they seem to do is show them walking or jogging on the treadmill in between pimping some product like Britta water filters.

Don't know who to pull for yet. Obviously, I wish success and health for all of them, but it is too early for the personalities to shine through yet.

1 comment:

  1. We saw the episode last night. The contestants are simple grotesque. It was shocking.

    Still way too much jogging/walking. All the water stuff is silly to me as well. They gotta sell product, I know, but no one needs that much water. Drink when you are thirsty.