Biggest Loser Season 15 Episode 5
* Spoiler Alert *
Jillian Michaels cheated.
I was annoyed with the show last week. Now I'm steaming.
Ruben went home last week and the red team is so sad about it. Dolvett takes the team to workout with Beat Cancer Boot Camp, for people who fought cancer or have been touched by cancer. David, who lost his wife to cancer, was very emotional. I love this part because it reminds us that losing weight is about getting healthy, because obesity raises the odd of cancer.
From NIH: Obesity is associated with increased risks of cancers of the esophagus, breast (postmenopausal), endometrium (the lining of the uterus), colon and rectum, kidney, pancreas, thyroid, gallbladder, and possibly other cancer types. www.cancer.gov/cancertop
(Note: my dear mother died of cancer of the pancreas)
My gem I gleamed from this episode: Let's be grateful that we can workout, that we have the ability to move, because we can. There are loads of people going through chemo, radiation, or other debilitating diseases. I have friends & family (and I'm sure you do too) that have lost mobility.
There's a cooking challenge of the episode with the kids from last year judging along with the chef from the White House. The winning team gets a years worth of produce for their family. So nice they acknowledge that they need to make this a lifestyle change. The winner... Bob's blue team with Backyard Quesadilla with Fiesta Fruit Salad:
(I wonder if they gave the contestants recipes to follow. They were looking at some paper.)
There's some drama: contestant Jennifer talks with Biingo's mother, because she's worried about her daughter's weight. Biingo says to get got all the junk food out of the house. Craig doesn't know how to swim, and Jillian makes him do it. Then Tanya is sick and can't workout, so Dolvett is worried about weigh in.
At the weigh in the shocking news is that last episode, Jillian Michaels gave her team caffeine supplements without doctor's permission, so they're penalized 4 pounds, blue team gets immunity again, and Ruben is coming back! Jillian unapologetically states it's better than drinking tons of coffee.
Big losses, because it's been 2 weeks since the last weigh in. Jillian's team loses, but really would have lost anyway without the penalty. And Craig goes home.
Jillian partnered with Curves, a women's gym.
Dovett has a new book out:
This week I will chase a feeling -- not a number.
For too long, I let the scale number dictate my feeling for the day. Daily weighing is just not meaningful data, because of stress, salt, hormones, hydration, etc, can fluctuate daily, even hourly. Weighing in once a week is fine. (Full disclosure: I find this challenging!)
There's a lie: when I lose the weight I will be happy. If I believe that myth, it will leave me waiting forever.
Instead, focus on: every day I want to feel fabulous. Be happy now. Get my energy & mood up by working out, drinking water, eating every 2-3 hours, & getting plenty of sleep.
Focus on one day at a time. When will I work out? How will I nurture myself? What is my next win to make that happen? Win today and repeat. Have fun losing weight and getting fit.
Doing the best I can, not perfection because that's not obtainable. Feel fabulous, and the weight will take care of itself. Free your mind and your a$$ will follow.