Starting the Biggest Loser Challenge
Tuesday, November 08, 2011
So, I've started a new Biggest Loser Challenge. And, starting has been...well, a challenge. I have been maintaining my level of fitness through the summer--walking as much as I can, eating healthy, etc. But it's been hard starting an actual challenge where I have to be held accountable to a near stranger who weighs me in and takes my measurements every other week. I'm five days into the challenge and I think I gained two lbs already. And, when I'm working out, I can't help but feeling that it's not making a difference.
I know it's all an emotional problem. See, I've never been this thin in my life. And, the idea that I'm about to break out of the "obese" category in only 8 more lbs is scary. I've been obese my entire life. It's just something I've learned to accept. And, now I'm about to break out of here.
And then there's the comments. When one of my husband's co-workers found out I was joining the Biggest Loser Competition, she said, "Why? She doesn't even have any weight to lose! She's skinny enough already!" Well, no. I'm not! I'm technically obese. I have 35 lbs to go to my goal weight--the upper end of the healthy weight range. And, if people only knew how far I've come. It's been a long, hard journey going from 245 to 171. It's a journey I never want to take again. But, the thing is, I'm still on this journey. I have at least 35 lbs to go. I'm 2/3 of the way there. I want to complete this journey so I can look back and be thankful for where I've come from. To be able to look back and thank God for bringing me through it. And, to be able to look forward to a healthier life. Not only for myself, but for my family as well. I'm breaking the chain of obesity in my family, so that my children and grandchildren might have healthier, happier lives. It's more than just losing a couple of lbs. It's changing the course of history.