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    Re: Season 15 Episode 14 - 02/04/14 - Season Finale ***SPOILERS***

    Quote Originally Posted by AZChristian View Post
    Rachel is still young, so her arm skin may have tightened up. On us older folks, that doesn't happen . . . the elasticity is gone.


    Also, Rachel had the advantage of being a former athlete, so there's the muscle memory to consider, and even though she was very overweight she wasn't very large for an extended period of time. Genetics, body type, factor in as well.

    Regarding compression garments. I read an article recently that says people don't use them properly - they should be worn after exercise to get maximum benefit. I have noticed BL contestants wearing them during workouts, but I assumed that was for comfort - jiggling skin would be at least uncomfortable, if not downright painful, while running or doing pyro. Makes me think about women wearing Spanx (a woman I worked with wore it EVERY day, all day) and if it's maybe not a great idea to wear it for vanity.
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    Re: Season 15 Episode 14 - 02/04/14 - Season Finale ***SPOILERS***

    im happy for Rachel and glad someone from the Red team won but I really wanted David to win he started off at 409 and is now 187 pounds. David is the true Biggest Loser in my book

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    Re: Season 15 Episode 14 - 02/04/14 - Season Finale ***SPOILERS***

    After seeing Rachel I would have rather seen David win, too. But I did like Rachel on the season. She won a lot of challenges. So she earned it, I guess.

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    I'm just finishing the finale, I played catch-up all season. I agree with JohnnyK and hope to see updates of Rachel continuing to do triathalons and such. I was undecided on whether she looked too thin or not until she started walking forward...I haven't ever really seen someone's legs look so sinewy or whatever. Her face was also very gaunt but that's what happens to me, even with a minor weight loss. It all comes off my face (and boobs, but that's another story, lol), and I have people telling me I'm too skinny based on that. Meanwhile, hips and stomach are just as pudgy. ha Anyway, as someone else commented, the voice was also scary...did not sound right, at all. I tend to agree with those who said the extreme measures were to secure the win...can you imagine losing by just a couple of pounds? (I think that did happen a season or two ago but too lazy to look it up.)

    David and Bobby, Tumi, Marie, so many others...wowee! They look amazing!

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    Re: Season 15 Episode 15 - 02/04/14 - Season Finale ***SPOILERS***

    Some articles:

    "Biggest Loser" winner Rachel Frederickson reacts to weight-loss backlash - CBS News


    Just some info for a timeline as folks are always curious as to how long the process lasts.

    Frederickson said she maintained a 1,600-calorie daily diet and worked out six hours a day in the three months leading up to the finale. Producers also said she was carefully monitored throughout her seven-and-a-half months on the show, including in the days leading up to the final episode.
    So after the last weigh in at the ranch the finalists were home for 3 months before the finale.

    And the 14 or 15 weeks at the ranch was actually 4 and half months which is actually equal to more like 19 weeks in real time.
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    Re: Season 15 Episode 15 - 02/04/14 - Season Finale ***SPOILERS***

    I love how none of these articles talk about the fact that at 105 she is definitely underweight by about 12 lbs.. I also noticed that it isn't addressed by her or those on the show. The comments are about the fact that she lost it in a healthy way. You can still lose too much in a "healthy" way...you just take that "healthy" way too far. I suspect that those attached to the show have probably been a bit more "in touch" with her since so many, trainers included, were so free in expressing their concern.

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    What bothered me about some of the comments is that I feel folks should get their facts straight before commenting on the show and the results. Many of the comments were appalled that Rachel lost 45 lbs in a week, in a month the time varies. In one of the articles she specifically says she was home for 3 months before the finale. She was losing 3.75lbs per week. What gets me is all the diagnosis of anorexia because of her excessive exercising. Well duh, on the ranch the contestants routinely exercise for 6 to 8 hours a day to achieve the results they get. She was just continuing what she was doing at the ranch. Before folks start diagnosing Rachel with eating disorders they need to see how she looks like 1 to 2 months after the show. I think the hardest part of adjusting to real life and maintaining the weight loss will be finding a food plan that will work for her and getting into a maintenance level of exercise of 1 hour a day. Rachel and the other finalists have been on doing the Biggest Loser lifestyle for over 7 months and transitioning to maintenance mode and real life is always incredible hard especially since they no longer have access to the trainers, nutritionists and medical specialists that was a part of their support system.
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    Re: Season 15 Episode 15 - 02/04/14 - Season Finale ***SPOILERS***

    Well People magazine has a new issue out with a 90 minute interview with Rachel. The link shows a full on photograph of Rachel and yes she looks a bit thin. I guess I am going to have to buy the magazine to get the full interview. The link was posted on February 14, 2014.

    Inside PEOPLE's Interview with Biggest Loser Rachel Frederickson - The Biggest Loser, Rachel Frederickson : People.com
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    Re: Season 15 Episode 15 - 02/04/14 - Season Finale ***SPOILERS***

    I wonder how far I would go for $250,000? Yes, she's several pounds underweight, but when an actor (Tom Hanks and Matthew McConaughey come to mind) loses a boatload of weight for a role, there is not such an uproar. What was TBL except for a role on television really?

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    Re: Season 15 Episode 15 - 02/04/14 - Season Finale ***SPOILERS***

    Quote Originally Posted by GabbyG View Post
    I wonder how far I would go for $250,000? Yes, she's several pounds underweight, but when an actor (Tom Hanks and Matthew McConaughey come to mind) loses a boatload of weight for a role, there is not such an uproar. What was TBL except for a role on television really?
    Didn't Christian Bale receive major kudos for losing 63lbs and dropping from 185 to 123 lbs at 6' for his role in The Machinist?



    I read some of the comments to the article and while some people realize is was a contest for weight loss some of the comments are .... the nicest way to say it is "out there". Common sense dictates that this is a weight loss show and to win you may need to go a bit further than what is considered reasonable. That is exactly what Rachel did. If she had stopped at 120lbs which is a reasonable weight for a female who is 5'4" she would have lost the contest. Both David and Bobby could reasonably lose more than 50% of their body weight and not be considered skinny or underweight, Rachel however was not in that position. What surprised me the most about the comments is the hatred by some posters saying that Rachel is dishonest, dishonorable and that she should have been disqualified, that she shamed the show, the trainers and the producers. Where are these folks coming from? Then you have the comments that feel since she is working out 6 hours a day and eating a low calorie diet that she is anorexic, or has some kind of compulsive disorder. Don't this folks realize that all three of the contestants had to have maintained the lifestyle they had on the ranch to achieve the results they had for the finale. What gets me is that these folks seem to think that these contestants are going to have to keep exercising 6 to 8 hours a day to maintain their results. There is a big difference between losing weight and maintaining what you have. Than there are the folks who say Rachel is a selfish, self centered person and again she should be disqualified from the show. The level of hatred and venom of some of the posts is rather unsettling but from what I can gather from some of the on going fights between posters are comments such as "how dare you think you know what I am thinking or feeling" and yet these folks will 100% state that their analysis of Rachel is absolutely correct. Can't have it both ways. Lots of angry folks out there. What is really scary is that these posters can be my neighbors or my co-workers.
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