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The Biggest Loser Results – Amber Voted Off

September 11, 2007 10:09 PM by Joe Blackmon

Amber_bl4The fourth season of The Biggest Loser kicked off with eighteen
contestants hiking through the Mojave Desert.  New host Alison Sweeney
greeted the contestants.  Alison told the contestants that trainers Bob
Harper and Kim Lyons were skydiving down to the desert and the first
two contestants to reach the trainers would become team captains for
the red team and the blue team.

The first contestant to reach Bob Harper was Jerry, and the fist contestant to reach Kim Lyons was Phil.  Jerry became captain of the blue team, and he selected Kae, Neil, Patty, Nicole, and Ryan to be on his team.  Phil became captain of the red team, and he selected Bryan, Amber, Amy, David, and Lezlye to be on his team.

After the teams had been picked, the blue and the read team got on a bus and left.  The six unpicked contestants were led to believe they had been eliminated from the competition.  However, Jillian Michaels showed up on a motorcycle and told the unpicked contestants that they would be forming a secret black team. 

At the Biggest Loser campus, the blue team and the red team did their initial weigh-in.  Back in the desert, Jillian rigorously trained the black team.  For the first challenge, the blue team and the red team had to carry and load luggage on an airplane equal to the amount of weight they wanted to lose.  Once the luggage was on the airplane, the teams had to pull the planes.  The read team was the first team to pull their plane across the finish line.  For their prize, the red team won letters from home.

At the first competition weigh-in, the red team had lost 87 pounds for a percentage total of 4.43%.  However, the blue team had lost 109 pound for a percentage total of 5.81%, so they won the first weigh-in.  On the losing red team, Phil lost the most weight, so he was safe from elimination.  At the elimination ceremony, Amber was voted off the red team.

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5 Responses to “The Biggest Loser Results – Amber Voted Off”

  1. Cheryl Says:
    September 17th, 2007 at 10:06 am





    DALLAS, TX – Sept. 14 – Who would watch a TV show about weight loss that lasted 8.3 months (average of 249 days)? One where the last two winners only lost an average of three-quarters of one pound (0.75 lbs or 12 oz) per day and had an average starting weight exceeding 370 lbs? One where all of the female contestants lost less than one-half pound (0.50 lbs or 8 oz) per day and less than 3.5 lbs per week? One where only five out of 33 women (total) lost more than 3 lbs per week (0.43 lbs or 6.7 oz/day)?

    This is exactly what viewers of The Biggest Loser Seasons 2 and 3 saw. They thought they saw Erik lose 214 lbs in three months (i.e., 12 weekly episodes). They thought they saw Poppi and Kia lose 117 lbs and 118 lbs in 12 weeks and Pete lose 185 lbs in three months. What they “thought” they saw was an illusion and is in fact impossible.

    Viewers were not told that it took contestants 257 days (8.6 months) in Season 2 and 240 days (8 months) in Season 3 to lose their weight, and for good reason. Many viewers also assume a “weekly” episode equals seven days. Not on this “reality” show. Many episodes are longer than seven days to “pump up” the televised “weekly” weight losses.

    The REAL Biggest Loser results can be downloaded from the The Biggest Loser Results webpage on the National Weight Science Foundationâ„¢ website at http://www.NWSFoundation.com . It has downloadable spreadsheets that show the REAL daily and weekly rates of weight loss for each contestant in all three seasons (all rights to reprint are granted).

    The “apparent” rates of weight loss “created” by this reality TV show also create what psychologists call “the false-hope syndrome” (see False-Hope Syndrome on the NWSF website). False hope is defined as unrealistic expectations of change. The unbelievably high rates of weight loss viewers thought they saw over three months (11 to 12 weekly episodes) actually took eight months or more for Seasons 2 and 3. In Season 1 it took more than five months.

    Much Much more on this site.

  2. jennifer Says:
    September 18th, 2007 at 9:23 pm

    Just keep one thing in mind, most of us pay attenetion and know that this weight loss is over a period of time. We also know that in the real world that a weight loss of 1-2 pounds per week is good. So get off your high horse and start exercising. you obviously did enought research to know that what you call FALSE -HOPE is truly reality. reguardless of the time frame these people are losing weight and gaining better heath.

  3. Cheryl Says:
    September 19th, 2007 at 6:21 pm

    Jennifer, the reason the article was written was so women losing weight at an incredible rate of 1 to 3 lbs per week (which is not just good but phenomenal) do not feel like failures because they see The Biggest Loser Contestants apparently lose 8 to 10 per weekly episode (120 lbs in 12 episodes). You are right, 1 to 2 lbs per week is not just good, it equals reality on this reality TV show. They never told viewers that. Go to the NWSFoundation.com website for a detailed discussion of how this TV show pumped up the weight loss numbers to make them seem incredible and beyond most peoples’ abilities. They are not, they just make them seem that way. It makes for good TV but does not really help viewers set realistic and achievable goals similar to the ones actually achieved on this TV show.

  4. paydayloan Says:
    October 9th, 2007 at 1:05 pm

    Amber, I was so sorry to see you go! I think you did a beautiful job while there. I can understand the frustration you must have been feeling that first week. I wish you had been given another chance by your team mates. Your after shots were beautiful, and I hope you continue to do well. You have been an inspiration to me–and I know to others–in such a short time!
    The best to you!

  5. www.lake-shore.co.uk Says:
    November 3rd, 2007 at 2:09 pm

    Amber, I was so sorry to see you go


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