Wednesday, March 20, 2013
I love the Biggest Loser. Yes I know its unrealistic. Yes I know it isn't the healthiest way to lose weight. But did season 11 get my butt off the couch. Yes. Did I apply to be in seasons 10 and 11. Yes. Was I fat enough to be on the Biggest Loser. Yes. Have I lost more on my own than half of the people on the Biggest Loser. Yes.
There comes a point in the show where I see all the women start dropping into the 170s. I get jealous. I feel mean spirited that they have gotten somewhere I haven't gotten yet, the elusive 170s. The I realize these women started in the 230s and 240s. Yes they are shorter than me, but if you look at it overall, I have lost more weight % than they have at that point.
The Biggest Loser updated their Pinterest board with before and after photos of how much weight contestants lost on the show. That gave me a reality check a bit today. I lost a little over 90# on my own. I lost a third of my body weight. That's crazy. I still want to lose more, cause I'm crazy.
So for everyone hating on The Biggest Loser. Shhh... Spark is teaching us to do it the right way. Why hate on something that is clearly a television show? It gives people hope and motivation, that if they work hard -- you can accomplish something. I still use BL as my motivation to get off the couch and workout. I literally can't watch the show without working out or it drives me nuts! Plus if I'm eating bad food, or thinking about bad food, that show helps me to put it aside and go for something healthy.
Now the winners. I LOVE DANNI! I'm so glad she won! Gina... *grumble* I wish Lisa or someone else had won. Gina's attitude just irked me. But did anyone else notice how TWO WOMEN won this season! I was hella proud of the ladies for representing! So anyone lamenting that they didn't lose weight, and its so much easier for men... this just shows again, if you put in the time and effort you can get results.
Now its going to take us a lot longer -- without a dietician, 6 hours a day of workouts, and no job to stress over... sure -- you can do it quick. But Spark is showing us how it can be done FOR LIFE. So perk up. I'm telling myself to STFU. I've done well, and I'm going to do more. Stop comparing myself to women on TV.
Now -- back to work! And for some added motivation... I worked 10 hours yesterday on my thesis/lab work... went home... at a healthy dinner. AND worked out. AND slept six hours. So if I'm fitting it in, so can you ;-)