Saturday, December 5, 2009

Biggest Loser Thoughts

Next week is the Biggest Loser finale. I can't wait, the "reveal" is always very inspiring. Due to travelling we were behind on our episodes, but now we're caught up. So here are some of my thoughts.

Spoiler alert if you haven't seen this past week's episode.

First, I loved the "Where are they now" episode. Very inspiring. I might even have to leave that on the DVR for a little while. I especially loved the 2 former contestants that completed Ironmans. How amazing is that? The big guy that came in at 17 hours and 3 minutes, that barely missed the cut off? Swimming for an hour and a half, biking 100 miles, and then running 26.2? Incredible. When I saw how wobbly his legs were after he got off the bike, I thought there would be no way he was going to finish, but he did. Great show. Oh, and I really couldn't believe the former winner that has gained almost all of his weight back. How in the heck does that happen?

On to this season. I was very impressed with Rudy's victory in the marathon, that was a respectable time. But I was even more impressed with Danny losing 59 pounds while at home for 60 days. Both of those guys deserve to be in the final. As for America's vote, I'm leaning towards Amanda. Nothing against Liz, just seem to like Amanda better, and Liz seems too clingy towards Danny. Something strange about their relationship.

And how eye opening was it during the home visits? This competition really puts the stress and strain on the family. I could feel for Rudy. He goes home and has to work 12 hour days, with an hour drive to work, spend time with his kids, connect with his wife, etc...and still find time to get a 2 hour workout in. It is the real world, instead of the Biggest Loser campus where everything revolves around eating right and the next workout. I also couldn't believe that Liz's mailbox is one mile from her house, and how her training consisted of running to the mailbox and back. How boring would that get?

For the finale, I am predicting that Danny will win. He lost double digit numbers for 7 weeks straight, and seems to be in the zone and want it more. I wouldn't mind if Rudy won though, he seems like a good guy. I am pulling for Allen to win the second chance prize.

15 comments:

Julie said...

I love The Biggest Loser! And I totally agree, something weirds me out a bit about Liz and Danny's relationship. They are far too dependant on each other.

Lacy said...

Rudy's time was better than my first marathon by nearly an HOUR!! I was amazed what he pulled off in such a short time.
I think I want Rudy to win, by Danny's weight loss has been amazing.
So inspiring!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

I thought the SAME thing...1 mile back and forth, no thanks..

I have loved this season and am very looking forward to the finale

gene said...

Amanda and Bob's relationship is very interesting, too.....
I am pulling for Danny, but isn't that a bit TOO MUCH weight to lose? A pound a day????
my question has always been, what do they do with the extra skin that is left behind after such rapid weight losses????
at any rate, my favourite season so far!

HEATHER @ runfastermommy! said...

I saw Jaron Tate at the Beach2Battleship ironman race a few weeks back! I would have NEVER guesed him to once have ever been overweight, he looked like an athlete!

I'm pulling for Rudy, but I think Danny will win!

Shannon said...

I like The Biggest Loser for the same reasons you do. But the crying gets on my nerves, and I'm a trainer so I disagree with a boat load of exercises they make them perform. Occupational hazard I guess...

Lisa said...

i don't watch this show. hmmmmm.

5 Miles 2 Empty said...

I totally agree about Danny and Liz's relationship! I was just discussing that with Tall Mom the other night. Very strange and just not right. Hm....

On to some exciting news....You won my Asics Visor Giveaway! YAY!!!! I will email you to get address details!

Tricia said...

Thanks for the heads up about the finale!(I had forgotten about it)

joyRuN said...

Thanks for the heads up on this ep. Watching it now & definitely inspiring :)

lindsay said...

i love BL :) enjoyed your thoughts on the recent episode, remaining competitors and finale prediction. i can't wait! i loved watching them training and running, though the marathon-in-60-days is a little nerve-wracking...

i don't know if having my mailbox a mile away would do me any good... i'd get all the way to the road and say well... i'll just check the mail and go home :)

RunToTheFinish said...

I couldn't decide what I thought on the marathon, I mean AMAZING that they did it...but the one guy had never run more than 13 miles that won and seriously you can't tell me that isn't a recipe for injury

April said...

Just found your blog! Thanks for the reminder about the finale! I just love watching how the people on BL transform their whole life through fitness!

Runner Leana said...

I agree with you - I loved the Where Are They Now? episode. It is amazing to see that people have succeeded in keeping the weight off long term. Rudy and Danny have done amazingly well. I don't think it matters if Liz or Amanda make it in - one of those two guys is walking away with the prize!

Nobel4Lit said...

I watch that show occasionally while channel surfing... I like watching the little quiz games they play.