Biggest Loser Charlottesville Challenge

Biggest Loser Charlottesville Challenge

There are 9 comments on the NBC29 story from May 11, 2010, titled Biggest Loser Charlottesville Challenge. In it, NBC29 reports that:

Charlottesville will soon have its own Biggest Losers; a city wide weight loss challenge kicks off in eleven days.

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BABABOOEY

United States

#1 May 12, 2010
Really? We have two wars, the worst economy in 40 years, another terrorist attack, and oil leak in the Gulf and Mexico and this is one of the top stories. Man oh Man...Someone please help us...we are spiraling out of control.
B-train

United States

#2 May 12, 2010
I think issues concerning the community such as this coupled with the fact that it's for a charitable cause make it quite newsworthy, bra.
Kristina

Charlottesville, VA

#8 May 12, 2010
I'll be there! I think this is a great way to get the community involved in health and physical fitness
cville

Atlanta, GA

#12 May 17, 2010
This is a thinly disguised fundraiser for the Hope Community Center, which shamelessly inflates the numbers of people its serves, as well as a sales pitch for jon cooper's weigh loss supplement business. It is extremely irresponsible to promote crash dieting for money with virtually no real medical advice, support, training or follow up. Spend your $25 and join weight watchers!
here we go again

Charlottesville, VA

#13 May 18, 2010
There is nothing about crash dieting in the information he provided. Who cares if it's a fundraiser or not and no one is going to be forced to buy his supplements. It's for a good cause..promoting weight lose and bringing the community together. Always has to be negativity when someone tries to do something positive. I don't know him but I sure will be joining in on the fun and losing some weight in the process. And by the way WW cost a lot more than $25.

“Politically Incorrect since 71”

Since: Mar 10

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#14 May 18, 2010
Wish this had been around last year. I spent the year losing 40 pounds, and a program like this would have been great!
givemeabreak

Charlottesville, VA

#16 May 18, 2010
keckie wrote:
Wish this had been around last year. I spent the year losing 40 pounds, and a program like this would have been great!
Congratulations on your accomplishment! Some people just want to see the negative in everything. I agree this is great.
Disillusioned

Charlottesville, VA

#17 May 18, 2010
keckie wrote:
Wish this had been around last year. I spent the year losing 40 pounds, and a program like this would have been great!
Congratulations!
Proac

Charlottesville, VA

#19 May 18, 2010
cville wrote:
This is a thinly disguised fundraiser for the Hope Community Center, which shamelessly inflates the numbers of people its serves, as well as a sales pitch for jon cooper's weigh loss supplement business. It is extremely irresponsible to promote crash dieting for money with virtually no real medical advice, support, training or follow up. Spend your $25 and join weight watchers!
Thinly disguised? How so? It was presented to me, and I assume everyone else, pretty straitforward.

Shamelessly inflates the numbers of people its(sic) serves? Again, how so? You might back that up, or stfu. My experience as a volunteer with Hope suggests anything but deceit.

Sales pitch for John Cooper(sic)? I am willing to bet not. One can always take the low road of suspcion and cast dispersion on the good intentions of others. John likes what he does, and he is tied into a fitness product, and he wants to pitch in with his time and talents this way, what's wrong with that? But, let's see.[I get the same crap from a handful of people when I set up financial education workshops -- like I am getting rich by helping the working class with the basics -- its just trash talk.)

Promoting crash dieting? No medical advice, support, or follow-up? Again, I doubt that. Let's see. A responsible program will educate and outline what is risky behavior. Will some people do a crash diet? Yep,'cuz people are crazy.

Donate $25 to a good cause. Weight Watchers? Do they do that? In my community? Hmmm... don't they, too, make a profit? Are we a Weight Watcher's rep? LOL

Too much bad noise from someone with a problem, IMO.

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