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The Biggest Loser 2008

One gong and he’s gone! Bryce took the money and left and I felt very sad he didn’t go right through to the end but when Shannan more or less said it was right and proper that the original house members were the ones left standing, I hardened up and looked at it from Bryce’s point of view. The Black team have been considered undesirables and immigrants and no matter what they did they were never quite right. Bryce did everything right and he worked damned hard to get here to this final 5 inspite of the rocky journey, the uncharitable comments and the persona non grata status he had to endure. He is a winner. He has done the sensible thing given he’s 93 kilos, as fit as, bloomin’ hot stuff and has the benefit of the knowledge of 5 trainers. He was very sane and balanced in his farewell and probably is so happy now and it is the journey he went on in the show that has got him to this point. So then I got all soppy when Sam was leaking over the letter from home and the show did well with the impact of visual literacy by choosing one picture for them to look at with their letters. The families wrote beautiful letters. I was so soppy when Sam was so moved and Alison was just so touched by it all. Her capacity to remember her physical and psychological state when she was so overweight means she understands clearly what she has achieved and what she is capable of. She has 3 children she can send as powerful arrows to the future as well as the capacity to influence other Mums. So, there they are, the four and my money is Garry being voted out because there are 3 Blues left. I really hope this team stuff is changed next year. When you get a chance to see what each of the individuals has achieved with their own version of the journey through the Biggest Loser , then I think the show can be very proud of its efforts. I think anyone is the winner now and anyone can be the winner. The show has made winners this year but each individual story has power and should not to be overlooked or subverted by this team thing.



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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