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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Biggest Loser: It's back (and so am I)

The 13th season of The Biggest Loser started on NBC tonight and for the first time in at least 2 (maybe more) seasons, I'm watching. I'm not sure what made me tune in tonight. It could be that I'm feeling -- and looking -- positively portly. It could be that there was nothing better on, in which case, what's the point of cable TV? It could be that mighty fine trainer with the unusual name, Dolvett.

I didn't watch it while doing deep knee bends or jumping rope (have you read my latest Fit City post?). But I also didn't watch it while eating ice cream or Nutella on toast.

Some of the thoughts I had while watching:
  1. If Bob Harper ever leaves this show, the fat lady will have sung.
  2. It's just plain mean and wrong to invite people to the ranch and then send them home before they ever get to set foot inside the gym. 
  3. Is the world ready to handle a skinny Santa (who happens to be from Indiana!)? The next thing you know, Cookie Monster will be eating carrots.
  4. I just might have to dust off Denzel and change his name to Dolvett. That guy is buff.
  5. Other than Planet Fitness, the product placements were kept to a minimum. That was nice.
  6. As someone who increasingly views herself as "older," I was glad Gail didn't fall on the age sword and bow out to someone just because they are younger.
  7. I was really peeved with Ben for asking to be sent home. But maybe in that one week on the ranch, he experienced what my friend Annie refers to as that moment.
The jury is still out whether I'll become a die-hard fan again, but I definitely will tune in again next week.


Beth Zimmerman said...

I was pretty annoyed at Ben too but he got me a little teary when he talked about being a husband and daddy and doing it WITH his kids! Besides which ... with 8 kids and another one on the way ... he may have NEEDED to go home!

KY Klips said...

I watched most of it last night myself. There wasn't much else on, which is pretty sad considering the 200+ channels we pay for. Looking forward to your Biggest Loser commentary again.

Jessica McCoy said...

Glad your back to blogging about Biggest Loser. My favorite part last night was the lady with 13 kids (can't remember her name) saying Dulvett was a fox and a half and Bob saying that all she thought about was sex!

I hate when contestants ask to go home too. Especially the first week! I'm sure he got a real eye opener when he couldn't remember where he was or what he was doing but it just seems like giving up after only one week to me.

Amy said...

Jessica -- I loved that too -- especially because my own grandma had 13 kids.

Michelle said...

So glad you are blogging about TBL again!!! YAY!

My kids and I worked out while watching the first half, doing squats, bicep curls, planks, jumping jacks, and more.

I, too, was annoyed when Ben asked to go home. And when they sent home the brother-sister team early.

Anonymous said...

I must confess that I rather enjoy watching TBL more than ever more so thanks to Dolvett. Goodness gracious!