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Biggest Loser Families Recap: The Premiere

The Biggest Loser Families premiered last night and the five-season formula of the show did not disappoint. I got choked up a couple of times and was inspired by the family teamwork. Watching the teams of two being weighed in simultaneously and seeing how proud the duos were of their loved ones was truly touching.

As a viewer I find the elimination round of the show's opening week more than a little sad. It is amazing to see the dramatic changes that can happen in just seven days of Jillian yelling coaching her team through wall sits and Bob teaching his team the beauty of the treadmill.

The health issues of obesity were highlighted in scared-straight fashion, making it impossible to snack while watching the show. Through computer simulation, contestants were shown the detrimental effects of fat on their vital organs. The two oldest participants were put on exercise restriction, 30 minutes a day, due to health-related problems. That is a serious health problem.

To see who was unfortunately eliminated and how they look today, just


The green team, Adam and Stacey, were voted off because even though they were in the bottom two teams in terms of weight loss the other contestants could see this married couple had the eye of the tiger. They were serious competitors and have done an amazing job since returning home to Ohio.

Stacey and Adam certainly understood the take-home message from the show and changed their lifestyle. They even started Biggest Loser Club at their work.

All in all, I say it was a good season opener and I can't wait to watch the slip-and-slide challenge. So, who do you think is going to win?


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