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Is it just me or is everyone who has a problem with how this girl looks, is over weight themselves???

Dee Dee Vielhaber asked this question Feb 6th, 2014 1:00 pm

This question is about Rachel's 60 Percent Weight Loss is Nothing to Celebrate; Biggest Loser Should be Ashamed

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I don't think it's just that, although I can see where you're coming from. Let's be honest: people that struggle with their weight tend to be more insecure about their appearances and, from my personal experience, are jealous and judge those that have the "ideal" body type. Heck, even people with healthy bodies are insecure about one body part or another - we all have self image issues, but how we deal with them speaks volumes of not only our self-control, but our general knowledge of nutrition and exercise. The problem with this biggest loser, Rachel, is that she has now gone from one extreme to the other (overweight to borderline anorexic), and that is why everyone is in shock about her appearance. If doctors say that she's healthy, fine by me, but from the public's point of view, she appears emaciated. Don't you agree? Either way, for a show that enforces good eating and exercising to be healthy, a contestant looking this gaunt is a punch to the gut for many that are watching for inspiration in their own lives.

posted on Feb 6th, 2014 6:07 pm


Probably just you. Because you can't go through ALL the comments on EVERY site to see who has an issue with it and who is big. I for one, am bigger, does this affect me? No. If she likes how she is, who am I to say anything?? :)

posted on Feb 6th, 2014 8:16 pm

Janine Elkanich

I think it is just you. I don't watch the biggest loser anymore because I struggle with anorexia currently and find it feeds my eating disorder to watch others lose weight when I should be gaining weight. I, like Rachel lost a lot of weight in a short amount of time.....I lost 115 in six months which was half my body weight. Once I got too low, and 115 for me at 5'8" is too low, I couldn't think correctly anymore. I went from being obese to a lanky, bony, depressed and unable to function as a woman. Don't get me wrong, I loved that I lost the weight but I don't love the side effects that come along with it. I have been within this battle for almost 30 years. It is an insidious disease, one that does not like to let go. I have been in and out of treatment centers these past 30 years and I will tell you it is an experience I would not wish on anyone. I hope and pray people have compassion for her. It is never anyone's intent to develop an eating disorder. Right now she needs her loved ones and professional medical people to step in and get her some help now before it goes on for too long! The longer you struggle the lower the chances you re to maintain recovery.

posted on Feb 7th, 2014 2:32 am