Thursday, November 26, 2009
So last night I watched "Biggest Loser - Where are they now?"
It was great to see that many of the past contestants are using their experiences and inspiring others. (I am exicted to read Aly's book).
It was also great to see that many of them continued to keep the weight off. Well many of them were not as little as at the finale of the seasons they were maintaining weights that were healthy and attainable.
However, the winner of season 1 has gained most of his weight back. At first I thought "after going through all that work how do you let yourself go back to that?" and "what was Bob going to say?" However, I soon realized that, like me, he has struggled with his weight his entire life. And Bob said something that really resinated with me, he said "You know how to do things to the extreme, now you just need to find that middle ground and he was not disappointed but rather he understood." Wow what an ah-ha moment for me.
The other thing that I really enjoyed seeing was how happy and confident that everyone was because while they had to live a healthly lifestyle to maintian the weight loss and make the necessary changes in their lifestyles weight was not the main focus of their lives anymore. And they were paying it forward by helping others.
One thing that struck a cord with me, that I was not expecting, they had mentioned the amount of working out that they have to do to maintain the losses because they were formally obese and it was 1 hour to 1 1/2 hours per day 5 days a week. With that in mind, it truely has to be a lifestyle change instead of a diet.
This show could not have come at a better time for me. Since I was struggling at a plateau for the last couple months, but it re-energized and re-motivated me that I have to make this a lifestyle.