Lane Bryant doesn't make a size 10 ;) - they start at 14 - but I get your point. Yes, she had a ways to go, but she still MUCH better off than she was at the beginning of the summer. I think she also looked bigger because she clearly had a lot of loose skin around her middle that needed to be removed. I thought this show was 120 days, which is only 4 months. I don't watch regularly, so I may have gotten that part wrong.
I'd much rather watch this show and Heavy because you see the struggle and the yo-yoing that people do and not everyone looks super thin at the end of the show. For me, that's much more realistic. We've all heard stories of what BL contestants do to lose more weight by the final weigh-in and none of it is very healthy. The kids on this show are learning to make changes for the rest of their life: they aren't doing it with any chance of a financial windfall, which is the case with most of us IRL.
Realistically, the majority of the people on these shows (and IRL) won't ever get to their goal weight. However, learning to eat healthier and exercise AND losing even 10 or 20% of their body weight will make them SO much healthier long term.
There are also times when a celebrity will claim to be down to a particular size and I'll think, "Even if the camera adds ten pounds, how do you get that size over your bust or hips?" Even if someone is teeny-tiny, if she has a bust or hips, certain sizes aren't likely to fit--at least not off-the rack sizes available in most stores.
Sizes in high-end designer clothing run MUCH smaller than what you'd find somewhere like Target or WalMart. I know that Old Navy clothes tend to run a bit smaller than, say, Coldwater Creek. I think it's because their prices are so low!
For some people, the number on the tag is more important than how they actually look.
If you want to go for ultimate "vanity" sizing, go to J. Jill. I have a trench coat from there that is a VS size and it fits perfectly, even over sweaters. I'm a Gap/Banana Republic/Target/Steinmart (I don't do fancy labels, obviously) size 8/M (a happy, realistic weight for me). But if you want your head to spin, hit an H&M. I have a handful of similarly cut pencil skirts from there, ranging from 8 to 12 and they all fit the same.
But as for the show, I applaud anyone willing to make a change in their eating and exercising habits and do it on camera. Three years ago when I started my program to get my weight in check, I know I'd never want a film crew in my house. Well, I don't want any film crew in my house for any reason, but especially on a weight loss quest!
I'm with you, PG - I would NEVER want a film crew in my house for any reason! It would be hard enough to lose so much weight without a bunch of TV cameras in your face all the time.
Only 2 more episodes left. Kelly on February 23rd and the "Where Are They Now" episode on March 2nd.
I don't watch this but enjoy reading your comments here---loved that Tanner has no time to make dinner so grabs an ice cream sandwich and plays video games--hello? Instead of the game, cook!