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Nora_Charles
01-05-2011, 05:24 PM
Did anybody else watch last night? For me, this season is already 1000x more interesting than last season. I'm liking pretty much everybody, except whiny orange mom who ended up going home anyway. Couldn't believe it when Arthur (blue team son) said he'd already lost 150 pounds...to get to 507! :wideeyes: I felt so bad for him when he was walking....it can't be easy to have to lift that huge stomach. :( But I just wanted to hug Bob for holding his hand while they walked. So sweet!

Sassafras
01-05-2011, 06:17 PM
I'm watching too. Will be interested to see how the new format plays out.

AragornElessar
01-05-2011, 08:09 PM
I'm also watching, but since I started last Season's thread, decided it was someone else's turn this time. :)

So far, I like everyone, but since we're not really seeing much of those who are training w/the Unknowns, that could change once we do see more from those teams. Ana (?) looked really great in her post elim interview/how's she doing at home. My main worry about her though was what she said her motivation is. Even w/all of the positive changes going on since the weight loss, she's still saying she's doing it for her Daughter because she promised her she would at home.

That to me doesn't bode well for a long term success story of weight loss w/her. Really hope I'm wrong there though.

Poor Arthur, but I'm glad he's w/Bob and Jillian for the very reason Nora Charles touched on. Yes, they're tough and need to be, but they also know when it's time to back off and just talk to someone. We don't know if the Unknown Trainers are like that or not right now, so in Arthur's case, I'm glad he and his Dad stayed on the Ranch.

So far, very much enjoying the Season and this is a twist that worked. Unlike the last time they tried to a twist at the very beginning, which was talked about last night w/the bike challlenge of a couple of Seasons ago. Already really like Arthur and pulling for him!! :)

Rob
01-05-2011, 08:30 PM
It is far more interesting than last season. I like that the Unknown trainer group is not totally off camera. But I wish they'd just introduce the trainers already. It is going to be kind of anticlimactic. Unless they are total household names, a lot of the viewing audience is going to go "who?" at the big reveal time.

I were up for elimination with Arthur, I would just have to pack up and leave. He needs this soooo bad.

BigB08822
01-05-2011, 08:44 PM
Wasn't the finale on just a couple of weeks ago!? I hate these shows that never give it a break!

genevieve
01-05-2011, 08:54 PM
it's interesting that both Arthur and one of the women have already lost over a hundred pounds - they've definitely got an advantage over the others, as they have already started doing something and the physical tasks probably won't be quite as much of a shock to the system. The workouts - yes, as we saw with Arthur, but think how much harder that first workout would have been if he were starting from scratch. Rulon also has an advantage, as he knows what it is to train hard and his body will probably remember it sooner than others. I can't remember - what's his teammate's connection to him?

They need to just introduce the mystery trainers already.

Nora_Charles
01-05-2011, 09:05 PM
it's interesting that both Arthur and one of the women have already lost over a hundred pounds - they've definitely got an advantage over the others, as they have already started doing something and the physical tasks probably won't be quite as much of a shock to the system. The workouts - yes, as we saw with Arthur, but think how much harder that first workout would have been if he were starting from scratch. Rulon also has an advantage, as he knows what it is to train hard and his body will probably remember it sooner than others. I can't remember - what's his teammate's connection to him?

They need to just introduce the mystery trainers already.

Rulon's teammate is a friend of his (according to the little titles on-screen. lol) I have to agree with everything you said - Aqua girl (every time Alison called that color, I kept thinking she was saying someone's name! :) ) and Arthur have a much better set up than, say, Orange Mom who had never even been on a treadmill before. And I knew Rulon and Justin were going to win the treadmill challenge....Rulon knows what it's like to push your body waaaay past the point of what you think it'll do. I clearly remember watching him win his Olympic gold -- can't believe how he looks now. I read somewhere that he's suffered a lot of personal tragedy (plane crash, lost a toe to frostbite, daughter died) in the ensuing 10-ish years. :( I hope he can get his health back on track!

I also felt HORRIBLE for Da/on (whichever cop twin it was) whose son stopped talking to him. I know each person reacts differently to emotional pain, but I'm not sure how cutting your dad out of your life because he's fat is going to help. (I know if someone I loved stopped talking to me because of my weight, that would drive me to the Oreo bag, not the treadmill.) I'm thinking there's more to that story, or the son's coming off as kind of a jerk. :(

And ALRIGHT ALREADY with the super sekret mystery unknown trainers! I think, like Rob said, that by the time they do the reveal, it's gonna be about as exciting as Geraldo opening the vault. (Yes, I do know how old that reference makes me. :lol: ) I would have no clue who a famous lady boxer is (or male boxer for that matter, except that Leila Ali and Floyd Mayweather, adn that's only because they were on DWTS!), nor would I know "one of the most famous trainers in the country"....because I really thought, as far as name recognition, that Bob and Jillian already filled that spot??

genevieve
01-05-2011, 09:19 PM
I also felt HORRIBLE for Da/on (whichever cop twin it was) whose son stopped talking to him. I know each person reacts differently to emotional pain, but I'm not sure how cutting your dad out of your life because he's fat is going to help. (I know if someone I loved stopped talking to me because of my weight, that would drive me to the Oreo bag, not the treadmill.) I'm thinking there's more to that story, or the son's coming off as kind of a jerk. :(
Woah, I missed that part! :eek: Agree - if someone cuts you out of their life because of your weight, it's not likely to make the person go "wow, my son is such a great guy I should do whatever it takes to get back into his life!". More like "how did I raise such a jackass...where's the nearest Burger King"

Nora_Charles
01-05-2011, 09:29 PM
Woah, I missed that part! :eek: Agree - if someone cuts you out of their life because of your weight, it's not likely to make the person go "wow, my son is such a great guy I should do whatever it takes to get back into his life!". More like "how did I raise such a jackass...where's the nearest Burger King"

The other sad part was that the other twin's son actually DIED. That twin had already lost 100 pounds, and they were at a family thing, and his son was told him how proud he was of him, and a month later the son died of an overdose. The dad then proceeded to pack on all 100 pounds and then some. And here's this other idiot who won't speak to his dad because of the weight issue. :( Life's waaaaay too short and precious for that kind of b.s., in my opinion.

Fridge_Break
01-05-2011, 09:51 PM
Did I see someone named "Q"?

AragornElessar
01-05-2011, 10:44 PM
You did. The male half of the Red Team.

Jayar
01-05-2011, 11:02 PM
The new trainers are:
Brett Hoebel and Cara Castronova

Brett Hoebel: http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/6194/revabs.jpg

Cara Castronova: http://dietsinreview.s3.amazonaws.com/diet_column/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/cara-castronova.jpg

genevieve
01-05-2011, 11:07 PM
I thought there was an intro of the new trainers at the finale a few weeks ago? Is it really a secret?

Carolla5501
01-05-2011, 11:10 PM
Actually my least favorite team was "purple" They just strike me as "we are going to have an attitude"

And does anyone else find it sad that it seems so easy for the producers to fill the slots on this show? :(

Fridge_Break
01-06-2011, 12:13 AM
I thought there was an intro of the new trainers at the finale a few weeks ago? Is it really a secret?

There was an intro, but they kept their identities secret. I'm going to :rofl: if we spend the entire season with these trainers shrouded in secrecy and they announce them at like the finale or something. :lol: I know it's not going to happen, but seeing as they've been hyping this so much, it almost seems possible. More realistically, we might not find out who they are until the end of the four weeks their contestants are immune for.