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My Big Fat Weight Loss Story...

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Well, not mine but the TV program.

This morning, in an effort to avoid watching Loony Tunes while I eat breakfast I stumbled on a show on Style called My Big Fat Weight Loss Story. I admit it, I love reality TV. I spent most of Monday watching reruns of Jersey Shore. This mornings episode of MBFWLS is about Adrienne, a 16-yo, 5'6", 224 pound girl. Only a couple of minutes into the show Adrienne says that she feels "ashamed of myself because something so simple for most people, is so hard for me." This made me so sad. I wish I could grab this kid and say to her, "It's not simple for most people. Even thin people have to work at it."

Her trainer takes away the peanut butter?!!! What the heck?! Peanut butter, if you get the natrual type without added oil and salt isn't bad for you. Sure it's calorie dense but it's a good source of healthy fat and protein! You need some of that in your diet to be healthy.

I haven't even watched the entire show and I can tell that I"m going to have to change the channel.

Anyway, the point of this post is to say to anyone out there that losing weight isn't easy...for anyone. Even maintaining your weight loss isn't easy. We all have to work at and occasionally do things we don't want to do. But the more you live a healthy lifestyle, the easier it gets.
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    I think this is why SparkPeople, as a site, is so amazing. It becomes so clear that we aren't alone, that there are (at least what feels like) millions of others at any possible stage of the journey. Some have more to lose, some are maintaining, some follow scripted diets, some just eat less of what they always have eaten, some work out like maniacs, some struggle to fit in 10 minutes a day or 30 minutes 3x a week.

    Even things unrelated to weight, like relationships with other people, money struggles, trouble with parents or children, illness or injury, past abuse ... you name it, we can find someone or many someones here who know from personal experience how it is.

    (I won't touch reality TV ... suffice it to say I can't even stand attention deficit news programs, don't have a TV, and only "watch" at the gym or laundromat if I lack something better to look at.)
    2254 days ago
  • REDSHOES2011
    That type of show gets up my nose too.. Last one I saw the trainer asked the contestant how much weight they wanted to loss- watching them throw up and cry because they are so stuffed they can't take another step is not motivation for most people to get off the couch..
    I change channels and want to kick the producers whom make up biggest losser- it has damaged peoples sense of reality...
    2254 days ago
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