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    The Biggest Loser - No Excuses! (except for Conda)

    Did last season scare everyone away? I didn't bother watching any of it - no Jillian, Anna Kournikova as a trainer, why bother? - and it sounds like it was kind of a dud with Bob's team winning everything.

    But I'm back this season And kinda liking Dolvett - although he needs to lay off the teeth whitener a bit I like that they're back to playing individually, even though there's astill a team component. Favorites so far are Emily (former heavyweight lifter), Santa Roy and Buddy. Last night made me love Cassandra as well. And I'm rooting for Team Aqua to make it back in the game - I wonder if they know once they're in the game they won't be competing as a team? Probably not...but they seem competitive so I think they'll be fine.

    Of course, Conda has been a total bitch from week 1. She certainly makes for good television (since everyone else seems pretty lovey dovey), but I can't believe Dolvett didn't throw in a few "No Excuses!!!" when she was whining that Cassandra cheated in that first head-to-head challenge. I can only imagine that he did toss her a few, but TPTB are saving it all for next week. So glad Cassandra blew her out of the water in both the rematch and at the weigh in. Having Cassandra be the person with the highest overall weight loss in the house now just provided an extra burn

    But WHAT is up with the quitters?!? I know Ben didn't technically quit, but to me, asking to be sent home (in the 1st week no less!!!!!!!!) is just quitting in a way that doesn't hurt the rest of your team. But then Joe can't even wait a couple more days to do the same thing and penalizes the rest of his team in a competition. What a jerk! I'm glad the black team was able to win this week anyway. I'm guessing that Joe won't be at the finale, like Rulon Gardner 2 seasons ago. I was surprised they even showed him getting a call from Bob at home, but I guess Bob wanted an opportunity to have his say

    Is anyone with me this season?!?
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    I watch it inbetween other things -- like hockey games
    I loved that Bob has the black team cause that almost always seems to be the team I'm rooting for -- which meant Jillian in earlier seasons.

    Joe - what a waste of space. Leave your team hanging, screw over your "partner". Yeah, have a good life there Joe, don't let the door slam you on your fat ass as your walked out. Sheesh.

    Cassandra - WTG girl! Smack talk going on and she proves her worth in more ways than one. The way she enjoyed her subway food -- delish!
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    Quote Originally Posted by genevieve View Post
    Is anyone with me this season?!?
    Kind of. I stopped about halfway through the season with Rulon and only started watching this season because Glee was on hiatus then.

    I know that there have been circumstances, but I find it interesting that some of the bigger guys have gone home so early. I find the seasons where the Fat Guys Alliance ran everything to be kind of boring, so having that shaken up a bit is fun.

    OMG Conda...I wonder if she will be the next Vicki?

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    I enjoyed last season - mostly because I really liked the vast majority of contestants. This season I haven't quite warmed up to the group as whole yet. Dolvett
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    Conda is such a vapid witch. I'm hoping she stays around a bit longer to generate some talk about the show. Ever since Jillian left, the ratings haven't been very good. I was so glad that Cassandra stomped all over her smug ass not one, but 3 times in a row. I'm a bit surprised she didn't vote for Nancy just since she came in as Cassandra's partner, but I guess she's wanting to get the threats out ASAP. Lauren was one of those that was steadily going to lose weight and could make it to the end. I'm not looking forward to seeing Gail's reaction to her leaving, though. It's going to be sad. I also think they're editing Gail in a way that makes me think she's going to have a huge turnaround and really start putting up some massive numbers in the weeks to come.

    I don't have a favorite yet. I like Santa & Mrs. Claus. The pink girls are allright. I want to see how far grandma can go, too. Bob having a pissy because she only lost 2 pounds is a bit of an overreaction since she was able to have an easy week since Joe left.

    Stupid Joe. There's way too many people out there that need the resources this show offers. I've never liked quitters on any show, but especially this one since it's so life-changing.

    Bob is getting annoying, it's like he's on a multiple-week-long period.

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    I've been watching it. Hate Conda. She's so defensive and all about excuses. I like Cassandra, Mr. & Mrs. Claus, Emily, and the young guy whose name escapes me.
    I think I will have a snack and take a nap before I eat and go to sleep.

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    I think grandma threw the weigh in. At least she should have.

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    We (Mom and I) also can't stand Conda. I mean...You're so full of yourself that you have to stoop to calling someone a cheat, and forget that you've got cameras following your every single move in that Gym? I mean...I get Massive Chip On Shoulder, but she's really *that* arrogant?

    Idiot!!

    Cassandra beating Conda where it really counted, on the scale, was one of the sweeter things I've seen on TBL over the Seasons I've watched. Even my Mom was snickering over that one.

    Oh and is it just us, or does Emily bear more than just a passing resemblance to Christine "Tuffy" Hough-Sweeney? Especially when she smiles or grins? As I said, maybe it's just us, but we w/out a doubt see it.

    I also really like Dolvett, but him wanting to beat Bob all the time is starting to get on my nerves. Can't help but wonder if he's so focused on that, he's not focusing as much on his Team as he should be. JMO of course.

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    I have no favorites yet but this is one of my favorite reality shows.

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    I was also pleased to see that, after so many seasons of pushing the upper limit on heaviest contestants (I seriously thought we were going to end up with an 800 lb contestant at some point), they have pulled back quite a bit. Only a couple of guys in the 400-lb range, many of the women in the 250-lb range. The first episode they all looked really small to begin with, but I think going so big really made the show seem a lot more sensational and less about doing good.
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    I like that too. Contestants still deserve to be chosen even if they don't need to lose over half their body weight. Plus, if they are really serious about the Biggest Loser movement, I can sit on my couch and eat potato chips and justify that I am not as big as Albert or Michael or Dan or Shay. Not so much with people who look about the same as me.
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    I agree. I just recently watched Season 1 and was shocked to see that two of the contestants weighed less than I do now. It seriously kicked my ass into action.

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    Conda is still smug and annoying, and she doesn't seem to be learning much. I actually like the new team, but the guy would be better off sitting back and observing a bit. But it is funny watching him get in the red team's faces.
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    The red team how does Conda not get any votes, ever? She is such a shit stirrer. I feel bad for Adrian, because he got blamed (or partially blamed) for the dissent that started with Conda and Kim. But he does seem to be trying to get up to speed quickly on the game part of the show, and that has already really hurt him. If the red team loses next week I fully expect them to vote him off.

    I also thought all the comments about the aqua team's lack of weight loss in the first week was a bit lame, considering that most of the rest of the contestants had equally minimal losses. Both of them commented about food - I kinda wonder if they were starving themselves in the last week or so prior to the ranch weigh in to try to make the weight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by genevieve View Post
    Both of them commented about food - I kinda wonder if they were starving themselves in the last week or so prior to the ranch weigh in to try to make the weight.
    That could be, plus if they were eating really low carb and reintroduced carbs this week, it could throw things off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by genevieve View Post
    The red team how does Conda not get any votes, ever? She is such a shit stirrer. I feel bad for Adrian, because he got blamed (or partially blamed) for the dissent that started with Conda and Kim. But he does seem to be trying to get up to speed quickly on the game part of the show, and that has already really hurt him. If the red team loses next week I fully expect them to vote him off.
    Last night, I was really missing Jillian, because we all know that she would have given both Conda and Kim a Royal Smackdown. In fact, that would have happened w/Conda by now if Jillian was still around. I don't understand why Dolvett hasn't done more about Her Highness, because her attitude can't be helping the Team. I mean...Really? All I could think of when watching Conda and Kim giggling and badmouthing Adrian before the challenge was of two bitchy High School girls, because that's how they were acting.

    As Adrian's sister said and nailed it perfectly too, Conda's very immature and has a *lot* of growing up to do. Conda's brother's not that much better IMO, but I also think that because Bob doesn't put up w/any of that crap, he hasn't got the same loose leash Conda has w/Dolvett. I wasn't that impressed w/his Team Meeting last night because he didn't push anyone to really talk about what was going on w/the Team. When the Black Team had theirs, Bob wasn't letting anyone off the hook. While the two youngins still weren't willing to give Chris a break, at least w/their Team meeting, the air did get cleared. The two guys still holding a grudge OTOH is a completely different matter.

    I also thought all the comments about the aqua team's lack of weight loss in the first week was a bit lame, considering that most of the rest of the contestants had equally minimal losses. Both of them commented about food - I kinda wonder if they were starving themselves in the last week or so prior to the ranch weigh in to try to make the weight.
    Quote Originally Posted by Rob View Post
    That could be, plus if they were eating really low carb and reintroduced carbs this week, it could throw things off.
    Not only do I agree w/the both of you on that one, but did anyone else roll their eyes at all of the whining of how unfair it was for Team Aqua to be able to have that Second Chance? I mean...Really? If the plan was to surprise the Teams that did make it w/their return and not being upfront at the beginning of the Season that Team Aqua did have a chance to make it back on the Ranch, then I'd get that. However, they all knew Aqua had a chance to make it back so long as they met the requirements of losing 50 pounds. They did and they were allowed back, so why all the bitching about how unfair it was?

    And yes, I did notice where the majority of that was coming from.

    As for the both of Team Aqua to say they were eating more on the Ranch and were eating carbs for the first time in weeks to explain the limited weight loss, it's not *that* crazy. Especially w/carbs. Even w/healthy carbs, they are still one of those things that can pack on the pounds. So I can understand that and believe them on that point.

    As for Adrian game playing...Was he? I mean both he and his sister were asked what they did for their workouts at home by their new Teammates and when they said what it was, the Red Team completely brushed him off/Conda and Kim froze him out. At least while the Black Team was a bit skeptical, at least they did give Adrian's sister the benefit of the doubt and allowed her to prove herself. Kimda/Red Team didn't even give Adrian that courtesy. Which had Mom and I giggling over what happened at the Monkey Bars.

    Yes, I do agree to a point that Adrian should have kept his mouth shut, but when he's asked about how he lost the weight at home in order to get back on the Ranch? Don't bitch about that when it's not what you want to hear/aren't willing to believe or say he's rubbing it in. You asked him to tell you what he did at home in the first place, so... I also think that once Conda hates you, you could tell her she's a gorgeous lady and all she'll hear is an insult.

    Mom's been saying once Conda and Kim lose that invisible massive weight that's on their shoulders, then maybe they'll start making progress. I'm not so sure. I get the same vibe from Conda's brother Jeremy. That smug, know it all so you can't tell me what to do attitude. Those three are my picks at the moment for those from this Season that gain the weight back once things on TBL are over and done w/.

    Unless something huge happens to change that, but I doubt it.

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    I just have to say that I don't really like this group very much. Last season's group was more likeable. Conda is a B**** and an immature one at that. I don't know why she doesn't receive more votes. If this drama persists, I'll be tuning out.

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    I hate Conda (like everyone else), but she makes for good She's totally there for all the wrong reasons, I really am doubting she is there to become a skinny twig based on her actions.

    Mrs. Claus's little bonding time with the young guys was the most awkward thing I've seen on TV this year thusfar.

    I'm hoping Jillian returns in future seasons. She's no longer on the Doctors so I'm hoping she'll need a project and will come back. Jillian & Conda/Kim would be

    Ironic how they call Adrian out on 'playing the game' yet they all turn around and vote Nancy out, who had a higher percentage of weight loss this week than 3 other non-immune people on their team. Sure, she was a liability in challenges, but she pulled her weight more than a good portion of them did. Conda included.

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    I am not sure why I am watching anymore. Habit I guess.
    I think I will have a snack and take a nap before I eat and go to sleep.

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    I'm enjoying this season more than I did last season, probably because I thought the age division last season was unfair, and I didn't like a lot of the contestants. This season, I don't like a lot of the contestants, but the teams are a lot more fair. I still wish they had done a straight-up couples format, though. I prefer that and the individual game a lot better than the team format.

    Also with splitting the teams up, I think that's maybe why we've had a lot of people expressing interest in quitting. A lot of teams in the past have gone there more to support their teammate instead of for themselves, and when they split them up, those who's primary reason for being there was their partner, their support role is gone and I think it has affected them mentally quite a bit more had these been an entire group of strangers.

    I hope this goes to an individual game sooner than later. I wasn't a fan of how long the team format was drawn out in the last few years, especially when the teams got down to 3 or 2 members each. Yellow line, please!

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