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Postby bferbear » Thu Dec 13, 2007 6:50 pm

I recently joined a Beachhouse Health and Fitness Club (last week) and was talking to the manager today when out of the blue she asked me if I would be interested in going on the Biggest Loser. I didn't know whether to be interested or offended.

At the end of the day with the work commitments I have over the next 6 months it wouldn't be possible anyway, but as I said is it considered offensive to have something like that said to you?
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Postby sunshine » Thu Dec 13, 2007 8:40 pm

I wouldn't take it as being offensive and the reason why I say that is because I watch the show Friday nights (usa version) and I have total admiration for the contestants and what they are doing. And my favourite part is seeing their bodies completely change and seeing how they become fit and healthy and I admire their determination. So I would say go for it!!! Best wishes.
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Postby EvilWombatQueen » Thu Dec 13, 2007 8:46 pm

I wouldn't take it as an insult coming from a gym manager. If it were my mother I definitely would, though!

I'd imagine people in the fitness industry look at The Biggest Loser as a great way to promote fitness, good eating and weight loss. They would see it as a great way for clients to lose weight, not as an indictment on their current weight.
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Postby soon2bayummymummy » Thu Dec 13, 2007 8:53 pm

ouch for the bad side of it and ouch for the good, that would so break me down but could also be motivation to get stuck into things to. hmmm
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Postby hysterical_oliver » Thu Dec 13, 2007 10:02 pm

I think it's kind of a compliment in a weird way. Maybe they see you as someone who is very motivated to lose it all and take the prize?

I would probably have been offended but hey if the shoe fits...I know I'm fat :cry: lol
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Postby HappyBella55 » Thu Dec 13, 2007 11:36 pm

If that was said to me I would be insulted.

I don't like the concept of the biggest loser. It promotes losing weight in an unhealthy way, just look at former contestants who have put the weight back on.

There is too much scheming and sabotaging on the show and weight loss shouldn't be about that.

Well that's my 2 cents worth :D
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Postby rivenriver » Fri Dec 14, 2007 8:43 am

I doubt it was intended as a nasty remark, but I think you have the right to take it either way.

On the one hand, the people who are on that show are BIG. And they loose weight fast. So you could take it as being 'you need to loose serious weight fast'.

On the other hand, people who go on reality shows need to be certain types of people. They need to be charismatic, confident, reasonably good looking, good to be around, interesting, and fun. If they people they cast don't match at least most of those categories, people won't want to watch the show, and it'll go down the toilet. Additionally, to cope in that sort of environment, you've gotta be strong, dedicated, and motivated. So you could take it as a 'wow, you'd be REALLY good on tv!', in which case it's a big compliment. :)
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Postby hysterical_oliver » Fri Dec 14, 2007 8:49 am

rivenriver wrote:I doubt it was intended as a nasty remark, but I think you have the right to take it either way.

On the one hand, the people who are on that show are BIG. And they loose weight fast. So you could take it as being 'you need to loose serious weight fast'.

On the other hand, people who go on reality shows need to be certain types of people. They need to be charismatic, confident, reasonably good looking, good to be around, interesting, and fun. If they people they cast don't match at least most of those categories, people won't want to watch the show, and it'll go down the toilet. Additionally, to cope in that sort of environment, you've gotta be strong, dedicated, and motivated. So you could take it as a 'wow, you'd be REALLY good on tv!', in which case it's a big compliment. :)


That's what I was trying to say lol :shock: ARE YOU IN MY HEAD?!?!?!?!?
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Postby rivenriver » Fri Dec 14, 2007 8:51 am

hysterical_oliver wrote:
rivenriver wrote:I doubt it was intended as a nasty remark, but I think you have the right to take it either way.

On the one hand, the people who are on that show are BIG. And they loose weight fast. So you could take it as being 'you need to loose serious weight fast'.

On the other hand, people who go on reality shows need to be certain types of people. They need to be charismatic, confident, reasonably good looking, good to be around, interesting, and fun. If they people they cast don't match at least most of those categories, people won't want to watch the show, and it'll go down the toilet. Additionally, to cope in that sort of environment, you've gotta be strong, dedicated, and motivated. So you could take it as a 'wow, you'd be REALLY good on tv!', in which case it's a big compliment. :)


That's what I was trying to say lol :shock: ARE YOU IN MY HEAD?!?!?!?!?


Probably. :P ;) We do seem to be thinking alike lately, hey? ;) :D
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Re: Biggest Loser

Postby loveat116 » Fri Dec 14, 2007 9:05 am

bferbear wrote:I recently joined a Beachhouse Health and Fitness Club (last week) and was talking to the manager today when out of the blue she asked me if I would be interested in going on the Biggest Loser. I didn't know whether to be interested or offended.

At the end of the day with the work commitments I have over the next 6 months it wouldn't be possible anyway, but as I said is it considered offensive to have something like that said to you?


I don't think I would be offended at all.

The biggest loser would be the best opportunity to lose weight, you have controlled meals and exercise! People have had amazing weight losses on the show.

Although, they do water load (drink HEAPS of water before a weight in), so when they lose 15kg a week its NOT FAT.
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