I am about 100 lbs, 5'5". When I was pregnant I went up to 227lbs (that's right! )Never had complications either. Not that anyone noticed. All that was commented on is how FAT I had gotten.
Never had any body image issues, and thankfully I am with a husband who has never judged me by my exterior. But for the first time I got to experience how people who are heavy are either ignored or have every part of their body gets to be public discussion. "You're really gaining in your thighs.", "Wow...your arms got big.", "When are you going to lose all that FAT?"
After my son was about a year the weight naturally went away. (I have always had a good diet of vegetables, home cooked meals, and sweets when desired.)
People are NOT naturally supportive of others most of the time. It is very refreshing to see this show with their brand of healthy competition and empathy.
I know that my colleagues think it's odd that I am so into watching a show about people losing weight because all they see is the 100lb woman that I am right now.
No matter what your weight I think the show demonstrates that we should all go easier on ourselves, whether it's with second helpings, going to the gym, or judging how we look.