The Biggest Loser – The Weigh In and Four New Contestants
Have to say I was a bit sceptical about having a 15 year old kid on The Biggest Loser, but Todd seems more motivated than most of the other “children” in the series. You get the feeling he really wants to lose the weight, and his dad Gerard is desperately working his arse off to be a role model in this area, as he know he has let his son down.
There is an issue with childhood obesity in this country, we see it daily both in real life and in stories in the media. It is not a bad thing to talk about or to be educating people about. As a mother of an eight year old I see it in the school yard, at her dance class and wherever we go where children are. I saw it again this weekend and it is not with parents who don’t know better it is with parents that do know better and have the money and knowledge to provide their kids with a good diet.
Don’t get me wrong my children’s diet would NOT pass the Michelle Bridges or Pete Evan’s litmus test. In fact it would fail miserably. If this show can do one thing it might get parents, including myself, to have a good hard look at what they are feeding their kids, or the amount they are feeding them, that can only be a good thing.
I would like to know your views on this? Am I being too harsh?
Anyway I am looking forward to seeing Todd transform into a self confident kid as he seems like he already has a lot of other tools that are going to make him a decent adult. Also let’s be honest he is 15 years old, he is thinking about girls.
It was weigh in day in The Biggest Loser house, and if the contestants lose 100 kgs, no one will be sent home. They also had an extra 7 kgs from winning the pulling the container challenge. They made the 100 kilograms easily. However it was also interesting at weigh in to see who is and who isn’t giving it a hundred percent. It is a big life change for them.
The weigh in stats:
- Robyn lost 7.7 kgs and Katie lost 8.8 now 128 kg;
- Brett lost 122.1 kgs and Mandy lost 7.5 kgs; Brett had a meltdown with Michelle Bridges and said later he wanted to be pushed but when he was he did not like it.
- Sam lost 8.5kgs and Jess lost 4.4 kg; At this point I can’t see Jess going far in the competition she does not appear that motivated but maybe she is suffering big time from nicotine withdrawal;
- Mark lost 9.3 kgs and Chris lost 8.9; Mark now he is getting motivated and dropping the attitude could go far in the competition as he does like sport and his motivated to play them again;
- Janet lost 6.9 kgs, and Kirsten lost 4.2kg, a nice start for this pair and Janet thought as a older person she would find it harder to lose weight but she did well;
- Richard had lost 6.4kg and Amber lost 4.3kg.Both Richard and Amber had been struggling for him it was the food side, and for her it was the training. They better find their mojo and fast or they will be eliminated.
- Finally Gerard lost 14.1 kgs and Todd lost 6.7 kgs; Gerard was apologetic saying he had not trained as hard as he should have been as he as not able to keep his food down which is handy when it comes to this competition…. He was only training once a day due to being sick.
They lost a total of 115.8 kigs so therefore no one was eliminated.
Then it was time to introduced the “heavyweights” and the original contestants were peeved as they were so big they knew they would lose big numbers fast.
First were Anita and Cher, I think we can assume Anita was a fan of the singer. Anita weighed in at 117.6 kg and Cher at just 22 years of age was 172.2 kgs. What is motivating her is she wants a baby with her partner of seven years and at the moment this is not possible.
Kevin Moore and Rosemary were the last to weigh-in. His mother Rosemary was 110.1 kgs and Kevin at 27 was 254.7.kg. This make him the heaviest contestant in the competition world wide. He was too big for obesity surgery so this is his last chance to lose some weight. Props to his girlfriend who is nice enough to put his shoes and socks on for him in the morning. It will be interesting to see how these new teams go and also if they are welcomed into the house by the other contestants.
The Biggest Loser – on TEN Sunday to Tuesday at 7.30pm.