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BIGGEST LOSER and My Pedometer

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?


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
BRIEDANIELLE 1/2/2010 7:20PM

  Do you find your pedometer to be very accurate, then? I've tried many, and found them all to be faulty. I don't want to waste any more money on garbage pretending to be a pedometer. If you like yours, please tell us about it. Specs, price, brand, etc... Thanks!

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TWOCANS 12/11/2009 11:29PM

    I like your idea! That show soo motivated me! I too would exercise when I would watch the episode clips!

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URMYLF 12/11/2009 11:22PM

    Wow, you are really on the ball getting your steps in, determining ways to continue doing so, and finding a way to keep yourself motivated! Great work!

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JCDUBEA63 12/11/2009 12:19AM

    Yes Shay is an inspiration they also have a guy on spark people that was close to 535 that has lost almost to his goal Billalex70 is at 251. So we have someone on sparks to motivate us!! We can do this!!!

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NOTGIVINGUP49 12/10/2009 10:30PM

    WAY TO GO on getting in your steps!!!! Be proud of yourself--I am proud of you!

As for Shay--I LOVE your idea about a challenge with Shay. She is such an inspiration to me. I am about her weight now.

While I love the show I have mixed feelings about the message it may leave some people. It is unrealistic to think that the average person is going to loose that amount of weight in that period of time. I need to remind myself that I don't and can't exercise 5 hrs per day and therfore, should not expect the results that they acheive. I want to loose my weight with SP to have a LASTING healthy lifestyle with behavioral changes.

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WEIGHTLIFTGIRL 12/10/2009 7:15AM

    I think it's a good idea for you to race with Shay. The show was great. We'll have to think about the rewards part - that's a tough one.

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PATTYS74 12/10/2009 2:16AM

    I love the idea of racing with Shay. She is one of my favorite contestants. You are doing fabulous walking in place getting in that many steps good for you. You are motivating a lot of people to move way to go.

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CARTOONB 12/9/2009 11:53PM

    I didn't get to watch the show, but have heard from many people that Rebecca's new "persona" was not favorable. I like your idea of "racing" with Shay. Maybe you can't afford $1000 per pound, but can you put aside $1 per pound or $5? Then, in May, take that money and buy yourself something you normally wouldn't. A massage, clothes, a manicure, a trip to a show or museum...whatever you really want to do!

Great job getting those steps in. Way to go!!

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CHERYLANDERICA 12/9/2009 10:17PM

    I absolutely love the show as well. I always watched Rebecca because she started where I am now. And while she is lower now than what my goal is, I felt inspired to get there. I agree, the hair and mini skirt weren’t the best, but I tell you what…when I get to 160lbs I wanna wear something little too!! LOL!! It is gonna happen for us. I know it is. I will race Shay with you. I think it is a good plan. I don’t have an incentive plan for us, but I am in for the challenge of it. May, here we come!!! 5 months girl. Let’s make it happen!!

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SMILESWITH7KIDS 12/9/2009 9:14PM

    Oh gee, I just have to buy a pedometer. I love your enthusiasm and your idea to race Shay is just outstanding. I've missed the Biggest Looser the last few years because I can't remember when it's on, but it sounds like it's well worth marking on the calendar. I'm going to hunt around for an archived video online.

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LOOZINITNOW 12/9/2009 7:19PM

    Good for you making sure you get that 10,000 steps a day in! And the goal you are setting yourself for May...that is awesome! emoticon

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MEGS4148 12/9/2009 7:17PM

    It is impressive that you walked in place when most people would have just sat on the couch and enjoyed the show. Stick with that and you will be successful. Racing Shay is a great idea! Good luck and I hope you win!

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JSHEAK31 12/9/2009 7:10PM

  Good Luck. Shay is an inspiration for us all

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