Guest Wheat on Trial Posted February 8, 2014 Share Posted February 8, 2014 With all of the media attention on the Biggest Loser and the shocking weight loss of the winner, I was surprised not to see any commentary here about it. It's certainly got the rest of the country paying attention - and debating what healthy weight loss looks like. I have never watched an episode of the Biggest Loser, and really don't care to. Yet I feel compelled to follow the story as it disturbs me. As women, we're all too familiar with the societal pressure to be a size 0.0 (this sums it up nicely: http://www.upworthy.com/5-minutes-of-what-the-media-actually-does-to-women-8 I feel this is the perfect example of 'darned if you do, darned if you don't..." I'm sure she probably faced many challenges being overweight, and now has to see/read/hear about all of the disparaging remarks about her current appearance. She did what she had to do to win. There were no rules in place saying you can't win if you are medically considered "underweight" Interested to hear what others pursuing a healthier way of life think about the story. Link to comment
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