Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Biggest Loser at Lewis-Palmer

Heh: That scene where Kim leads the group into the gym required like four takes. I was standing right behind the camera. It looked pretty cheesy at the time, but better on TV.

I talked to Ryan's mom the other day -- the kid who wants to beat his dad down the ski hill. She says he's lost like 17 pounds and he's doing great.

Bob and Kim were pretty tough on the school cafeterias. Eh, I dunno: For four years in high school, I ate two Mother's Double Chocolate Fudge cookies and a Cherry Coke. Every. Single. Day. Tater tots would have been a major nutritional improvement.

Although the idea behind this episode was to highlight child obesity, the "Loser" folks told me they had a hard time coming up with really heavy kids at Lewis-Palmer. I give props to all the kids for coming forward. I never, ever would have done that when I was in high school.

You notice how they went to Kim's high school but not Bob's? I never found out why that was. Maybe Bob's school didn't want to get harshed on on TV, or maybe Bob had really, really bad memories of high school.

And the happy ending: $15,000 for the L-P phys ed department. The unhappy ending: They only gave the kids 45 minutes before switching to the regular show. Oh well.

Finally, if you missed Tuesday's TV Talk, apparently Kim is planning to come back to L-P later this month, sans cameras, to follow up with the kids. Which is kind of cool.


At 6:45 PM, December 06, 2006, Blogger V said...

Yah - really brave kids... Wow.


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