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Biggest Loser and 1 pound

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

I have not been one of those people who regularly watch the biggest loser. That is until hubby and I cut off the satelite service as a way to reduce the budget since his hours are being reduced all the time (but that is a story for a different day). Now that I receive only what my antenna can catch - I have started watching the Biggest Loser. Last night I was doing step aerobics while watching the show and felt so much like Kristen....busting butt but little or no scale movement. As I was watching the show something Helen said really struck me - she was upset about losing just one pound. My thought was - Hey that is me!! And then I thought but a pound gone is a pound gone and is she really learning the lesson that the "experts" say that 1-2 pounds a week is the healthy way to lose weight for a permanent loss? I know for me it is easy to get wrapped into the need for big numbers - -not just a pound or a fraction of a pound lost. It is easy for me to get discouraged at the idea of no big numbers lost.

This morning when I stepped on the scale it said I lost 0.4 pounds and I started to get upset - and then I got dressed. I put on pants that have not fit me in over 2 years. I am getting leaner. Denser. Healthier. Suddenly, 0.4 pounds was a fantastic thing.

My prayer this morning - God, remind me to be thankful for even the small victories. Do not let me forget that I am progressing, that 1 pound gone is a great thing. That I am my own biggest loser.
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    Hey those point pounds count. They say that one pound is 3500 calories, well those point pounds are still calories that you were watching out. My brother made fun of me for being happy that I lost .8 pounds one week. Hey I'm going to take it. I'm happy that the scale is moving in a positive direction.
    3293 days ago
    What you have learned about weight loss is more valuable than weight you will lose or have lost. You are doing it the healthy way--one pound at a time. I love that show, too, but I often wonder how healthy it is for these people to lose 5, 6 or more pounds in a week. I wonder how the people in the past are doing. So you are right when you say that you want to lose 1-2 pounds to see permanent weight loss. You have learned a big lesson. emoticon
    Melissa :)
    3342 days ago
    You are kicking rear and taking names gal! Your right you are your own biggest loser and you will make this. Keep rocking it!
    3343 days ago
    Seems alot of us blogged about the BL last night and on message boards today. We are getting healthier and thinner. I think you are doing great lady.
    3343 days ago
    I recently competed in a Biggest Loser Competition at work and the goal was to lose .5 percent of your total weight every two weeks. I've found that this is a pretty good goal. Sometimes you make it, sometimes you don't. Over a twelve week session I lost 5.54% of my total weight. Not quite my 6% goal but still a good loss. I've maintained that weight for a couple of weeks, now I'm ready to start on my next 6% loss.

    Every little counts toward the final goal. Good luck!!!

    3344 days ago
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