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<p>I am going to regret having that Cuban Lunch chocolate an hour ago.</p>
 

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<p>CRAP! Did it air tonight!  Dammit!</p>
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<p>Now I have to wait a whole week to watch it....and, while I'm watching it, tape next week's episode.</p>
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<p>Frack...I thought it didn't start until next week.</p>
 

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<p>So....the blame shifting already.</p>
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<p>"My brother died."  "My father was an alcoholic..."  "When I was growing up, my mother was always fat"</p>
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<p>Yeah, these are horrible things (well, maybe not the fat mother one).  But, don't blame it on them.</p>
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<p>I am saying, right now, that the only reason I'm fat is because it's my own fault.</p>
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<p>Of course, I might think differently if I weighed 400+ pounds, or had a hard life...but...I pretty much think it's my fault.</p>
 

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<p>watching it now. almost done the episode. These folks look 10000000x's worse running one mile than anyone at the 100 miler I did this weekend looked. As Bob said, everyone should be able to run a mile.</p>
 

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<p>They (NBC and Hulu) changed it up this year.  Now you can see it next day.  Last several years, you had to wait a week.</p>
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<p>Still watching the last 10 minutes.</p>
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<p>Agreed...everyone should be able to run, or run/walk, a mile.  Especially some of these people...that one woman in Atlanta...said she couldn't breathe...c'mon....she knew she was going to lose, so made something up for the drama.  She was the lightest one in the bunch, I think.</p>
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<p>Regarding the drama....I'm sure the producers get them to tell many stories, and pick the "best" one for TV.  Crying helps, I imagine, not that these aren't real, horrible things that have happened, but, bad shit sells.</p>
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<p>And, these pictures of these people eating, usually in black and white....what do they do, say, "OK, you're on the show, go out and make a pig out of yourself for the camera so we can show how much of a fat slob you were before we help you...."?</p>
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<p>I heard an interview with Jillian (Preston and Steve, WMMR, by the way Meri....), and she said she was usually at odds with the producers on stuff like the food challenges and stuff, and the product placement.  She sounded really annoyed with it, and it made me wonder why she stays....it's not like she's hurting for money. </p>
 

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<p>I was thinking....I'm not sure which is worse.  Running a mile, or taking 500 steps.  I'm thinking my legs would hurt like hell doing those 500 steps.  And I bike 10 miles every day, and run about 15 miles a week.</p>
 

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<p>I have satellite radio <img alt=";)" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies//wink.gif" title=";)"> i have never done 500 steps, so i cannot say, but i do the stair master and that is not easy stuff, especially in the beginning. I wonder if there was a rhyme or reason to why some people did the steps and some did the mile. I understand that a mile is hard for some of these folks, but the dramatics were just absurd with throwing water on them, wet towels, etc. It was sillier than crewing for Badwater! LOL</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>merigayle</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/70241/it-s-biggest-loser-time-again#post_1947939"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-right:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-bottom:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>I have satellite radio " class="bbcode_smiley" height="1" src="<a href="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies//wink.gif">http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies//wink.gif</a>" title="<img alt=";)" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies//wink.gif" title=";)">" width="1" /> i have never done 500 steps, so i cannot say, but i do the stair master and that is not easy stuff, especially in the beginning. I wonder if there was a rhyme or reason to why some people did the steps and some did the mile. I understand that a mile is hard for some of these folks, but the dramatics were just absurd with throwing water on them, wet towels, etc. It was sillier than crewing for Badwater! LOL</p>
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You can still actually turn on the regular radio.  And, they have a podcast which I listen to daily, since my commute is only 1/2 hour...I listen to the rest on my bike rides.  Always one day behind, though.</p>
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<p>500 steps...I can't imagine.  I'm sure I could do it, of course, but I'm not interested in trying.  And I know it would hurt.</p>
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<p>I wonder how long these contests took.  For one of the 1 mile "runs", I thought I saw a clock in the background that say 28 minutes and change.  I can certainly understand that.  Perhaps, though, Bob should have said, "everyone should be able to traverse a mile", or "handle" a mile, because I can also see how running a mile, to a 400 pound person, might be a tad difficult.  But, run/walk is a good strategy.  Heck, since I haven't gotten back to my "glory days" of when I used to run 15 miles at a pop, I run/walk now.  I'd like to turn it to all running someday...but I'm not back to that point yet.<br>
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<p>nothing wrong with run/walking or walking even. It is just a sad show of how bad our country has gotten health wise.</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>merigayle</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/70241/it-s-biggest-loser-time-again#post_1947939"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-right:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-bottom:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>I understand that a mile is hard for some of these folks, but the dramatics were just absurd with throwing water on them, wet towels, etc. It was sillier than crewing for Badwater! LOL</p>
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Rethinking a little, I still think there is an inordinate amount of drama involved, both by the producers (for example, Dr. What's-his-face running along taking their pulse or blood pressure as they are running), and by the contestants themselves, but, you also have to remember, *we* folks, are a resonably fit bunch.  That's why we hang out here...so, walk a mile (pun intended) in their shoes...I myself can't imagine. </p>
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<p>A friend of mine, however, was 400+ pounds at one time (and sadly is over 300 now).  When he was in the 200 pound range, he walked a 1/2 marathon with no problem at all.  That having been said, when he started getting fit, he was at the 400 pound mark and would routinely walk 5 miles on the dreadmill.  Sure, it took him a while, and he sweated gallons, but, nothing like the crap we see on this show.</p>
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<p>I know that there are some at KickRunners who used to be severly obese...anyone think they would have been so dramatic to walk a mile when they were?</p>
 

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<p>Definitely not in my case, though through my life I tended to think of my obesity as separate from my perceived self-image/self-worth issues for the most part.</p>
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<p>I imagine most of the overly dramatic types pretty much see these two things as almost inextricably one and the same.  In this instance, failure at running a mile equates to being a failure as a person, and perhaps magnified because it is for the public to see.</p>
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<p>By my traditional way of thinking, I would've seen this as something of a challenge.  I remember doing something called the "10-Minute Run" fitness test in junior high school, where four cones were laid equidistant from each other on a track.  The goal was to pass as many cones as you could within that time period.</p>
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<p>I knew I wasn't going to beat the fittest and/or the fastest...but by being smart, I knew I could surprise people and not end up last/pass more cones than someone might think, which I did<br>
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<p>I know that there are some at KickRunners who used to be severly obese...anyone think they would have been so dramatic to walk a mile when they were?</p>
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<p>How are they pulling these numbers?  30 pounds? 36 pounds?  40 pounds?  I missed the duration.  I have read that sometimes they weigh in less than a week apart, and sometimes more than a week apart.</p>
 

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<p>This weigh in was 2 weeks from the time they weighed in at home, but I would imagine they might have only been on the ranch for a week or so.</p>
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<p>Don't see any crazy people yet.</p>
 

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<br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Tech Tee</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/70241/it-s-biggest-loser-time-again#post_1949806"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-bottom:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-right:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>How are they pulling these numbers?  30 pounds? 36 pounds?  40 pounds?  I missed the duration.  I have read that sometimes they weigh in less than a week apart, and sometimes more than a week apart.</p>
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there's a lot of water-weight-loss in those ginormous fluffy guys</p>
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<p>Heck, just stopping the massive amounts of soda consumption alone should drop the numbers quickly.</p>
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I think it's more related to the fact that they went two weeks.</p>
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<p>Heck, just stopping the massive amounts of soda consumption alone should drop the numbers quickly.</p>
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<p>We watched about 40 minutes last night (starting from sometime during the weigh-in).  How annoying was that Burgandy woman?  (And how STOOPID is that name???)  There were no LANES for running, you witch.  The flag was in the middle, so of course the others had to race in toward it. </p>
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<p>I hope she goes home soon. </p>
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<p>Not that I'll be watching since I've officially boycotted the show.  Except for 40 minutes last night.  <img alt="biggrin.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies//biggrin.gif"></p>
 

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<p>Theia- you are too funny, LOL.</p>
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<p>I called it from the start of the weigh in that all the guys would be above and all the gals below, pretty darn close. It really shows you how different men and women are physiologically. Hard to get  a read on anyone yet.</p>
 

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<p>Wonder if they're "beat down".  I haven't heard any interviews with Bob ever, but have heard a few with Jillian, and she hates these stupid eating/temptation challenges.  Given that they didn't freak out this week, I wonder if they're just resigned to the fact that the producers are going to do the temptation challenges regardless of what they do or say.</p>
 

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<p>Ada's "breakthrough" seems a little contrived. </p>
 
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