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The Biggest Loser 2008

I’m with Garry. “Clocks, gongs, platters….I’m lost!” Quite an interesting show, this one, the moreso because the contestants are relaxed and lucid. Their mental health has improved and their capacity to think out loud has become more detailed and fluent. Tends to suggest they have a healthy group dynamic at this stage the five of them and that is something to be very proud of. They are still competing but there is an openness and honesty about it and it’s really nice. For the first time Alison looks relaxed and at peace. She is not putting herself down, not eating herself away and not feeling anxious and inadequate. Sam is young and happy. Bryce is a very together, rational thinker with a complete focus on remodelling himself. Garry is able to articulate his views in a calm and considered manner and is sounding better and better. Michelle is right, though. Garry is the one who holds Garry back and she can get him to be a contender when she fires him up. He can look so ungainly and awkward. He needs lessons in poise and balance. He is still not at home in his body and he needs to work on that core strength training to get a better sense of fluidity in his movements. It’s a lifetime of tall and gangly and then tall and terribly overweight which has made him lose his sense of poise, but he is getting there. You can see and hear he is getting there. Kirsten looked and sounded younger and relaxed and I figure it’s the new hairdo. As soon as they cut to a shot with her old hairdo flicked out and looking like it needed conditioner, then out came the matronly face and words. Couldn’t believe the Alison thinking she might get into trouble for looking in the floral birdbath for the stone juxtaposed with the Alison who can take her chances ,her knowledge, her gift of the trip to the finale and knock back the 34 000 dollars. Different woman entirely , really, but still the thoughtful Alison we knew. I thought the Biggest Loser was great for showing all the finales from before. It gave them a chance to see what they had been working for all this time and what was now within their grasp. They were rewarded in a very positive way for their current attitude which is very healthy and what you would want. They look happy, well, calm and together. They are supportive of each other in this new lifestyle but able to accept that individuals are going to make individual choices. It was truly a great show and I am wondering who Alison is worried about leaving. I don’t think it would bother her if Garry or Bryce took the money and left. She’d be distraught if Kirsten left , so I am thinking it’s Sam. I wonder.

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Retired Adelaide based professional. Lived here most of my life. I have been a teacher of French, English and German since 1974 and value the capacity of the classroom, wherever that might be, to write on the lives of others.

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