Friday, January 6, 2012

New Year, old weightloss shows

I don't watch the Biggest Loser, sometimes I think I should, but I just can't get into it.

I do like to watch the shows about the morbidly obese people who have to be cut out of their homes though. They usually show them on TLC or Discovery and I can't get enough of them.

Typically at the first of the year they break out all the good shows. You know, the ones where the people aren't just morbidly obese, but they are super morbidly obese? This year they are showing the same ones from years past! I've seen all of those. Don't get me wrong, I keep watching them over and over, but I would like a new one to air.

I just watch and watch and watch. I just want to know what they are thinking and how they got to a weight where they are immobile. How do you feel when you have to be CUT out of your house? How do you get to that point and keep justifying eating? I know that I've justified some crazy things about food, but not being able to move on my own and to keep eating? I'm not sure if I could have done that. Could I? I think that's why I watch. I wonder what I would have done in their situation.

It's kinda like a train wreck, in a way. I don't really want to keep watching but I can't turn away. I have to know more about these people. I need them to do follow up shows about them!

Basically, I need to see more of these shows! I need new documentaries and I need updates on the old ones!


  1. I don't watch the BL either. I find it totally unrealistic to the general population. A few shows I have caught recently are much more realistic, "losing it with Jillian Michaels" and "I used to be fat". These are people losing weight out of their own homes and around their own every day lives. It is also interesting to see their food choices at the beginning. The end result is always the same, make good food choices and exercise = they lose weight.

    The shows where the person is bed ridden just shock me. Not from that persons point of view, but those around who help. That person can not get out of bed so how are they increasing in weight? If I had someone like that in my house, the moment they could not feed themselves, they would be on a diet and drinking water. What is not shown or talked about on the show is waste.. how on earth does a 600lbs bed ridden person.. well you know.. and the helper has to clean them and give them bed baths.. I would end up putting them on plastic sheeting and using the garden hose :)

    Even at my heaviest, I never broke through 300lbs. I could not imagine being so large that I could not wipe my own butt. I think I would shoot myself.

  2. Those shows are SO shocking! I haven't been watching much tv. I used to watch BL, but haven't for quite a few years. I didn't have cable for 3 years and just got it again last month to keep me entertained in the crazy cold winter here (but we have no snow, yet!). I am always terrified by the shows where the people are stuck in their homes.

    I watched one where this woman had sat on this couch for years (I don't know what happened as far as hygiene or internal plumbing and I don't want to know). The fibers of the couch had grown into her skin and she had to be cut off the couch. The threads took residence in her thighs where she sat for years. Gosh, scary. I don't know what must be like and I never want to find out!

  3. Me too! I just can't get behind BL,everything about it bugs me. By two favorite weight loss shows are Heavy & I used to be fat. And definitely all the documentary's... Andover home for Obese? YIKES!!

  4. Have you seen The 650-lb Virgin? LOVED that documentary! :)

  5. I saw the one with that teenager? I don't know how much he weighed but I was so pissed off at his stupid mom! She should be locked up for doing that to him. I know she wasn't force feeding him but she was such an enabler! He was a clear result of some serious mental issues she was having. Those shows really are like a train wreck though. UGH!

  6. I'm the same way!

    Biggest Loser sometimes makes me feel bad because they can lose soo much weight in soo little time.

    But those shows about the morbidly obese people who can't live life normal because of their weight makes me feel a little better about myself since I'm not that big. And hopefully by watching those shows I will never be.

  7. I love the documenatry stuff; and I completely agree with you about debating what I would do in that situation - could I ever let myself be that way. I already feel to some extent I have an eating problem. I'm excited to read your blog!!
    Happy New Year

    The Skinny

  8. The only time I really watch "Biggest Loser" is when I'm doing my steady state cardio at the gym. It inspires me to keep moving!

    I'm so excited to see where you go this year :)