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I just watched the opening episode online and I love how winning is not related to weight loss the way it is in The Biggest Loser. I like how healthy food is provided but does not seem to be rigidly controlled portions (though I could be wrong - this show doesn't seem to focus a whole lot on that). It totally sucks that they have to camp though, because a good night's sleep is worth its weight in gold when you need to be in top form.

At first it annoyed me that the voted-off 500+ pound guy commented at the end about how he'd be happy if he could "just" lose half his weight in the next 6 months. Like losing 260 pounds in half a year was some kind of watered-down consolation goal. However, on second thought, it's probably a realistic depiction of how and why an awful lot of people fail. I mean, someone who thinks a monthly weight loss of 45 lbs is a reasonable expectation knows less than nothing about how to be healthy. What a shame this man took nothing away from his 8-day experience except a pair of tortured tootsies.

Your thoughts?

Mon. Aug 13, 7:53pm

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I would think that the heavier you are, take for instance the 500+ guy, it seems reasonable that he would be able to lose at least 100 pounds in 6 months but I would imagine after that it would slow to more like 10+ a month.

Monday, August 13, 2007, 8:13 PM

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I was really ticked I missed the first episode - I did not know you could watch it online, cool. I will catch tonight's episode though.

Monday, August 13, 2007, 8:44 PM

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I never heard of this show! when is it on

Monday, August 13, 2007, 11:44 PM

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ABC on Monday nights (9pm Eastern).

The concept is that 12 enormous people walk from Boston to Washington DC, about 560 miles I think, in 10 weeks. Prize money for completion is a maximum of $100K per participant, but that goes down by $10K for each of them that drops out or gets voted off (vote-offs are optional). They're eating about 2000 smart calories per day, walking about 8 miles, and losing at a rate similar to The Biggest Loser competition. It's two episodes into the series, which covers a time span of about 3 weeks, and you can watch them in full on

Tuesday, August 14, 2007, 12:24 AM

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I would hardly call all 12 of them enormous. And really if you think about it its 7.14 miles a day. That should be fairly easy, even for "enormous" people.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007, 2:21 AM

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If having a triple-digit weight problem doesn't qualify someone as enormous, I don't know what does...?

Tuesday, August 14, 2007, 9:34 AM

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The fat march team is the new spotlight!

Tuesday, August 14, 2007, 9:51 AM

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9:34 Agreed

Tuesday, August 14, 2007, 3:22 PM

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i'm slowly becoming addicted to the show! I think its great that they're all pushing eachother to finish each day even when its hard. plus i'm encouraged by the fact that if they can do it i surely can, considering i only have about 50 lbs to lose. doesn't seem like much when i see what they have to go through to get fit.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007, 4:53 PM

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It's making me think that it might be more fun to track the distances I achieve and keep a running total rather than continue as a slave to the calorie counter on the cardio machines.

And that wrestler guy is such a hottie ;)

Tuesday, August 14, 2007, 11:41 PM

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I love the show, I am addicted to watching. It is like a night time soap. I just have to know if someone gets voted off :) It is a great motivation to see them working so hard and knowing that it can be done with walking!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007, 7:28 PM

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I LOVE THIS SHOW!!! I think its hilarious to watch! Oh and I don't know who is debating the "enormous" comment...the show is called FAT MARCH...FAT, not slightly overweight, not pleasantly plump...three are over 400lbs...what else would you call them???

Wednesday, August 15, 2007, 7:33 PM

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