Well. First of all, what beautiful children. I am not one to get emotional but they moved me to tears. They are really a delight, all three of them. I think that their journey will be the most compelling to watch this season.
A quitter the first week. Pathetic. Don't care if that sounds harsh. I hate it when people take up space that a more committed person would have made the most of. And Jillian didn't convince anyone to go home, she told her to pick the door or pick the gym - that girl was weak, plain and simple. Looks like she plans to make the most of her brief reality career. Good luck with that.
I know we'll probably go back and forth about Jillian's methods all season, and it's different strokes for different folks and all that, but I find her incredibly motivating. I would kill to have a trainer - free of charge, yet - that cared enough to kick my ass like she does. To me, it makes sense she is gentle with the kids - who after all, don't buy the food for their households and don't enrol themselves in soccer or hockey or dancing - and harsh with the adults, who take themselves through the drive-thru and make a conscious choice to spend their free time on their rear ends eating potato chips. Anyway, it's not like Bob & Dolvett are handing out foot rubs and cuddles - we've seen them yell and berate as well. Maybe people are more put off when it's a woman.
The poster who said keep the red line - excellent suggestion. One major aspect of this show that I have always hated is the voting-off - it shouldn't be like Survivor, alliances shouldn't factor in. Least amount of weight lost on losing team goes home - fair and indisputable.