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"Extreme Makeover: Weightloss Edition"...

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Last night I watched ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition". I stayed up past my bedtime to watch it (it's airs at 10pm Eastern time) because the participant weighed 369 lbs. That's not far from where I am starting and I wanted to see the transformation.

I really like the trainer and I'm hoping that in addition to keeping me motivated, this show and watching him, will remind me how I want to be a Children's Fitness Specialist. I know that I would have so much to give to the children because of what I've experienced in my adulthood. Even though I was not overweight as a child, I can relate because I do have a child. I have seen her talk to a child who was only 3 years old and was overweight for his age, when others would not. When Emma's preschool teacher told me this, I was so proud of her. Kids can be so mean. I pray that my child will continue to do the right thing. I worry about this especially with my own weight issues. I don't want to be an embarrassment to her. Again, kids can be hurtful and so can adults. Sorry to have gotten a little off topic.

As I was saying, I think this show will really be an inspiration to others. I don't want to reveal anything for those who have not yet watched. But if you did watch it, what did you think?

Here's a link where you can watch the show if you so desire:
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    I just thought of something else I did like about the show--they showed that she didn't reach all of her goals, but still celebrated what she had accomplished. It's easy to watch shows where people accomplish so much and reach all of their goals, then feel bad about yourself when you don't reach yours. Seeing someone else not reach their goals as they'd hoped was great for that.
    2512 days ago
    I remember hearing that this show was coming out but I didn't know when. Thanks for sharing the link! I LOVE to watch weight loss shows, it's one more thing during the week that helps me stay motivated.

    Best wishes on your goals, weight loss and others!
    2516 days ago
    I watched it last night and I liked it. It was hard to cram a whole year into a one hour episode, but I did like it.
    2517 days ago
    I've heard so many different views of the show. No, I didn't watch it & don't usually watch weight loss reality shows. I will probably NOT watch this one. However, I hope that you continue to enjoy it and gain some positive motivation from it. Bright blessings to you my friend! emoticon emoticon
    2517 days ago
    I did not watch it, but plan to catch it on
    2518 days ago
    I watched it and will continue to watch it. It just seems that they were not able to put much info into the one hour that they had. I also thought the incentives for her weight loss were VERY large. I would definitely be finding a way to lose the weight for incentives like that.
    2518 days ago
    I did watch the show tonight. It was a little disappointing in the end. But I hope the next one will be better. I like your background pic it is pretty. It is emoticon that you want to help kids. My son cannot wait til he is 13 to be able to go to the fitness center with me and work out. He can go now but has to stay in the play room. Which is designed for younger kids. Hope you had a great week.

    2518 days ago
    I did not watch the show. I am hesitant to because I fear it will trigger some awful memories of my own more than it would inspire. The meaness that I experienced came from adults, as well as other children. I think it is awesome that you want to be a children's fitness specialist. I am sure you will create much better memories and positive examples for children and other adults.

    Spark on! :)
    2518 days ago
    I'm waiting a few more episodes to decide what I really think about it, but my initial impressions were that it seems more realistic for others to relate to than Biggest Loser, so I really liked that, but it also didn't (at least not in the first episode) get very specific about WHAT people at home can be doing to help themselves, which they DO do on BL. I'm holding out hope that they give more specifics about what the people are changing and doing in future episodes.
    2518 days ago
    Well, I don't want to give it away either, but I was disappointed.
    2518 days ago
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