(I figured you deserved a post all by itself!)
(I figured you deserved a post all by itself!)
Originally Posted by spockwhat;3752766;
I agree with you. I think Rudy and Danny deserve to be the final two...it would be a good competition at that point. They both have worked their butts off and have stayed above the yellow line. Their one is conceited that editing shows us and they have been blunt and honest.
I have to imagine Jillian yelling at me when I run...it's the only way I get over that mental block.Originally Posted by LovetheRoses;3752723;
I did think Rudy at the elimination was a little mean...but I still like him overall and am rooting for him to emerge victorious.
I did like how he wasn't falling for Jillian's baiting of him regarding his sister's death...you could see she was practically salivating at the speeches, just waiting until she could confront Rudy and get him to admit that his sister dying was the cause of all his problems.
“When you're with someone, you put up with the stuff that makes you lose respect for them. And that is love.” —Erin, The Office
"If you're obsessed with TV, why don't you keep up with it in a timely way?!" - Mindy, The Mindy Project
I get why Jillian was so mad that Rudy didn't tell her about his sister.
They have said over and over on the show that if you don't get to the root of why you let yourself weigh over 400 pounds then you will never conquer your weight problem. That might not be why he eats so much but he should at least explore it - and he did say food was the one constant in his life.
Yes - some people eat b/c they love food - I am like that but then again I only have about 40 pounds to lose NOT 240 or more. You don't get that huge without some low self esteem issues. This show has proven time and time again that the contestants that conquer the emotional and physical parts of weight loss are the most successful!
AMEN to that! I agree 100% with your comments! Go RUDY!!!Originally Posted by spockwhat;3752766;
Food, especially some of the ones that aren't that good for your weight, affects your serotonin levels...so it literally makes you "feel good". It's a form of self medicating, just like alcohol, for depression, tiredness, etc. AND it tastes good.
I'm glad the guys got rid of their beard/soul patch facial hair...not great looks.
Good point the stylist made about now your face is NOT round, so you need a different look.
I flipped into Leno during the Good Wife commercials and caught Rebecca and the love the best friend comment and the long phone calls discussion. Apparently he told her he had "feelings" for her first. I hope she is not just leading him on for the publicity and the awww factor. She really did look great on Leno....but frankly way too glam for Daniel and a youth pastor's wife, unless he wants to deal with the MILF factor in his pastorees.... But, hoping for the best, and that judging a book by its cover is really not appropriate here!
I agree and disagree. Certainly anyone who is morbidly obese has self-esteem issues. I know I did. But the self-esteem issues did not create my obesity. They were a result of my obesity. I think most people have things happen in their lives that are hard and they need to deal with the emotion of that. The problem I have with what Jillian does is that it plays into the whole idea of blaming your problems on your life circumstances. I'm obese because my mother was a heroin addict. I'm obese because my sister died. I'm obese because my father abused me when I was a child. No, I'm obese because I chose to eat too much. I made the choice. I wasn't forced into it. I think it's critical for anyone trying to change their life to own their choices instead of finding some emotional issue to blame it on. If I chose it, then I can choose something different. I was able to lose 150 lbs and keep it off only when I decided by my choices to stop eating myself to death. The reason I love Abby so much is that she acknowledged that she needed to deal with the pain of losing her whole family, but she never once blamed her obesity on that loss. She was clearly obese before she lost her family.Originally Posted by cape;3752929;
The other problem I have with what Jillian is doing is that she is not a licensed psychologist. She's obviously very qualified to train these people and they develop trust in her because of that, but just because they trust her as a trainer does not mean that they want to have her be their counselor/confesser. When she insists on having them spill their emotional issues with her, I think she is crossing the line. Rudy had no obligation to tell her about his sister and she had no right to insist that he tell her about it.
Jillian operates on the principal that people choose to eat too much b/c for some reason they are seeking emotional comfort in food and her goal is to help them find out why. They have to believe they deserve to be happy and that this will be worth all the effort or they will never follow through.
They have psychologists on campus and I am sure once Jillian talks with them then they go and spend time with the psychologists.
not to mention that this is what makes good tv. drama. emotion. who will the viewer empathize with - the contestant who snacks because they are bored and lazy, or the contestant who has some underlying drama?Originally Posted by cape;3753419;
i think they look for people with some thing in their past that jillian can eventually unearth. she might not have known about rudy's sister, but i wouldn't be surprised if casting did.
not every contestant on the show is pegged as having an emotional issue (eric (bob's winner) worked in a deli and ed (of ed & heba) was a chef, right? they were both just snacking at work) but many are, because it makes better tv