Tuesday, March 30, 2010
I don't know if tonight I was just overly emotional or what. I watched the Biggest Loser and cried through a large portion of it. I was watching and they were showing what weight the different ones started at and where they were at now. I just started thinking what an accomplishment this was for each of them. And how emotional this must be for them.
I could so relate to how limited they probably felt at their beginning weights. Whether it was caused by emotional eating, inactivity, ease of fast foods or whatever, the fact is each of them recognized the need to make a change. I began crying, overwhelmed by the changes these people are going through and I could relate to them. Many of them are like me and others here at SP, never really having but maybe a short-term glance at being what is considered a normal weight. I was thinking what dedication it has taken these people to make these changes. Yes, they are able to dedicate pretty much their entire day to working out unlike most of us. But still they are having to learn a new way of life just like us.
Also, I don't know about you, but like me, they have to deal with being able to deal with other people's reactions to their weight loss. Friends acting almost in a jealous way about their achievements. People who before may have treated you as if you didn't exist, now paying more attention to you. And on a positive note, learning to accept complements. And most of all, learning to see yourself as the healthier person you're becoming.
So far since I've started my journey to not only getting to a normal weight, but more to a healthier lifestyle, I've lost 32.9 lbs since 01/09/10. Recently, I put on a shirt I'd gotten back around Thanksgiving last year that wouldn't even come down over my stomach or fit in the upper arms. Now it is loose on me all over. When I showed my husband I about cried, because I knew how much of a change my body had went through in less than three months.
I'm also undertaking activities I have never tried before even though I'd always wanted to do them. I'm learning to run. It's not for everyone, but it gives me such a "high" when I work on this. I did my week 3 of the C25K today. It has 3 minute running intervals. To some this may not sound like much, but to me it's unbelievable I accomplished the whole thing today at a steady pace and felt great afterwards.
All of us, the Biggest Loser contestants and we here on SP, are working toward recreating ourselves into healthy individuals. Hopefully, this in turn will have positive effects on those around us and we, ourselves, will realize we have changed for the better into more healthier individuals.