My wife is on a 'Biggest Loser' loop-di-loop and it seems that I am the reluctant bozo that gets dragged along on the ride. It's worse than being stuck on "The Bat".
For those that don't know, The Biggest Loser is...
Who am I kidding; you know what The Biggest Loser is. (Unless, of course, your television has been auctioned off for extra World of Warcraft Blue Mt. Dew)
We watch all 6 1/2 hours per week on NBC. I should clarify... My wife watches 6 1/2 hours. I spend 4 of those hours with my laptop and the other 2 1/2 cringing. It's not just NBC's insistence of showing the lumpy spandex, man boobs and other sweaty knobs (Allow these people some dignity... please!) that should not be seen in prime time, or at any time for that matter.
The thing that really gets to me is the crying. It is almost constant through all 6 1/2 hours. They whimper and grieve about almost everything.
I am sure that 95% of the weight they lose is simply through tears. I read that you can cry up to 80% of your water weight in a single sitting.
Here's a typical episode.
"Well then do it Joelle. Stop saying all these words, quit talking. I'm sick of just words, words, words, talk , talk , talk. Shut up! Just do it. Just stop talking and do it."
Tears drop slowly to floor.
"I know it's hard and I know it hurts. But you can do it."
Sniff sniff. I can't. Sniff.
"Unless You Puke, Faint or Die, Keep Going!"
Shut up Jilian! Everyone knows you used to be a man.
"WHY ARE YOU HERE?!"
[Weeping] You are so cruel Julian.
"You just look at a bagel and your butt gets bigger!"
Really? I do like bagels. Sniff.
"Let's see, how can I describe the last chance workout,...Beatings, beatings, beatings, beatings, beatings, beatings, beatings, beatings, .... And when we're done with that, ... some more Beatings!!"
Snort. Grunt. Sob. Sob.
"I believe in you, so why don't you believe in yourself?"
Because I'm weak! I'm weak and I am weak. Slobber.
"Every time you lay down, I'm gonna think, 'Dead Father.' "
Why are you so mean? I - sniff - just want to live!
"That's 476 reasons why I'm here!"
That is so touching. I can't stop crying. Everything touches me. I'm on the ranch. The ranch makes me cry.
"I'm sorry to say, you are not the Biggest Loser".
That's it. Can you die of over-weep-ation? These are my friends. MY FRIENDS!