HI am really suprised at all the negative comments about TBL. Yes that kind of weight loss is impossible and impracticle at home, but there is a lot of good stuff to take away from the show. You just have to seperate the wheat from the chaf. I love to watch it. It inspires me to get up off my chair and find ways to get moving.
Like most of us, I have been dieting on and off all of my life, starting after two 4 month stints in the Shriners Hosp. at age 13, and 15. Back then we didn't have the information we have today about about diet and exercise (I am 73) . I would come home and take it all off because we had to walk everwhere. Small town, single parent family, no car. Then I got married, and averaged 10 pounds with each of my 4 children. When the youngest started school, I went to work, desk job, another average of 10 lbs gained each year for ten years. I joined tops, took it off, moved across the country, and put it all back on, joined Weight Watchers, and took it off, got divoriced, moved to the big city with a new partener and put it back on.
The one consistancy here was exercise. When I get serious about exercising, the weight comes off, but the exercise has to be consistant or the weight comes right back on. And it has mostly been just walking.
Five years ago I lost my younger brother, 2 years later I suffered injuries from a car accident then had a heart attack. During tests they discovered a non treatable cancer, and a very large gull stone. Plus I had feminen problems that needed repairing. I watch TBL and it remindes me that I need to keep moving even when it is just a slow walk around the block. I peeled off 50 lbs, and put 10 back on after my last surgery, 6 weeks ago, with strict instructions to do nothing or I could ondo it all. Ergo the slow walks around the block. Well, the surgeries are all behind me, yesterday I got the go ahead to resume life from my gynecologist. So it is back to living and exercising. The biggest bonus is how good I feel when I exercise regularly.
I am sorry that the show is off for the summer. I don't watch much TV and that was my shot in the arm for the week. I love SparkPeople, but find it very time consuming to keep up with all the entries every day. I am not very good at interacting with people, something I need to get over, I know.
Enough about me. Try to pick out the best parts of the show, there are a lot of them, and ignore the rest. That is just life. Being greatful for the good stuff. And when you look, there is lots of It.
- 7/25/2012 12:21:32 PM