Wednesday, December 09, 2009
I couldn't WAIT for last night's finale of The Biggest Loser. It's one of my favorite shows! I love watching them work hard and seeing what they are able to accomplish. I love their Ah- Ha moments, it helps me to push forward!
I hurried to tuck in my little ones before the show started and then began to sit down to enjoy the 2-hour finale. As I sat I realized I didn't have enough steps in for the day, only 7900, not the 10,000. I got up and started walking in place checking every once in awhile. It actually took me 30 minutes to get to 10,275 but I did it.
Then that led me to remember 2004 and how I had lost 70lbs in 3.5 months. I watched what I ate and I walked 10,000 steps six days a week. I realized that my results back then were VERY similar to the weight loss of the Biggest Loser Contestants. Unfortunately I got complacent around the holidays and then had a miscarriage before I knew it I had celebrated and stress eaten my way back up to my original 310 weight plus gained 10 more.
But the fact is I do have another chance, and another and another (if I need it) to get healthy. I will keep fighting until I get myself healthy because if I don't I've already lost.
Today, it's now 3:30, I don't have my 10,000 steps in but I'm planning ahead. One of my daughters has an eye therapy appointment every week that is 40 minutes from home. Instead of just sitting there reading a book I'm going to walk in the dark cold night (high is 25 today) and see how high I can get my pedometer. (I've packed a hat, two coats and gloves!)
As far as The Biggest Loser finale goes, it was AMAZING! The amount that all the contestants lost in a 7 month period was phenomenal! Although it's inspiring I want to lose mine at a more normal pace. No starve tactics here just eating right and trying to exercise 30-60 minutes a day six days a week. Danny and Rudy were so handsome, Rebecca win was exiting for the at-home but I didn't care for her hair, dress, or hyper personality. I was thrilled with Shay's loss. She weighed in only 1.5 more than I weigh now. I look forward to seeing her again in May.
Hey, that gives me an idea...I'm going to race with Shay. I'll compare my weight loss to hers come the May finale. That will be motivating although I won't be receiving $1,000/per pound like she'll be. Anyone want to sponsor me? I'll have to come up with some kind of award for myself if I lose more than her. Any ideas?