Quick Blog -- BL Results and thoughts...

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

I love the Biggest Loser. Yes I know its unrealistic. Yes I know it isn't the healthiest way to lose weight. But did season 11 get my butt off the couch. Yes. Did I apply to be in seasons 10 and 11. Yes. Was I fat enough to be on the Biggest Loser. Yes. Have I lost more on my own than half of the people on the Biggest Loser. Yes.

There comes a point in the show where I see all the women start dropping into the 170s. I get jealous. I feel mean spirited that they have gotten somewhere I haven't gotten yet, the elusive 170s. The I realize these women started in the 230s and 240s. Yes they are shorter than me, but if you look at it overall, I have lost more weight % than they have at that point.

The Biggest Loser updated their Pinterest board with before and after photos of how much weight contestants lost on the show. That gave me a reality check a bit today. I lost a little over 90# on my own. I lost a third of my body weight. That's crazy. I still want to lose more, cause I'm crazy.

So for everyone hating on The Biggest Loser. Shhh... Spark is teaching us to do it the right way. Why hate on something that is clearly a television show? It gives people hope and motivation, that if they work hard -- you can accomplish something. I still use BL as my motivation to get off the couch and workout. I literally can't watch the show without working out or it drives me nuts! Plus if I'm eating bad food, or thinking about bad food, that show helps me to put it aside and go for something healthy.

Now the winners. I LOVE DANNI! I'm so glad she won! Gina... *grumble* I wish Lisa or someone else had won. Gina's attitude just irked me. But did anyone else notice how TWO WOMEN won this season! I was hella proud of the ladies for representing! So anyone lamenting that they didn't lose weight, and its so much easier for men... this just shows again, if you put in the time and effort you can get results.

Now its going to take us a lot longer -- without a dietician, 6 hours a day of workouts, and no job to stress over... sure -- you can do it quick. But Spark is showing us how it can be done FOR LIFE. So perk up. I'm telling myself to STFU. I've done well, and I'm going to do more. Stop comparing myself to women on TV.

Now -- back to work! And for some added motivation... I worked 10 hours yesterday on my thesis/lab work... went home... at a healthy dinner. AND worked out. AND slept six hours. So if I'm fitting it in, so can you ;-)
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    When I was 17 and 120, I never thought I'd be jealous of girls in their 170s, LOL - but I totally feel you there! BL is good motivation, because it shows that no matter how big, or sick, or out of shape, you can do it. Sure, it's unrealistic for the real world, but if they did a show where people lost 2 lbs a week, no one would watch it, right?!

    You, my dear, have done awesome, though. I love seeing and hearing from my tall sisters out there and you are quite the inspiration!!!!
    1918 days ago
  • KCLARK89
    Awesome! I've watched bits and pieces of BL seasons up until this one. This one HOOKED me in with the kids, and I just absolutely LOVED Danni! She was a rockstar through the entire season, and she was good proof that you can do it on your own! She was by herself while red and blue had 3-5 members and, she still did it.

    I do agree about Gina too... I wish Lisa would have been the #2. I was blown away by how fantastic she looked! I hope the next season is just as good :)
    1918 days ago
    I'm so glad Danni won as well. I thought she had a great attitude throughout the whole show.
    1919 days ago
    Way to work it!!

    I hear you with the BL!! I was SO mad that Gina even made it as far as she did. She got lucky with her weigh-ins... that is all. All she did was cry and phone-it-in the whole season. Bunk. I'm super happy that Danni won though, she tried so hard and she looks amazing. She deserved it!!
    1919 days ago
    I have had issues with weight-loss reality shows, BL being one of them. However, I must admit I did like this season more than most because of the inclusion of the kids and families. I think what's more important is that people need to realize that these types of shows are great motivational tools but that they aren't typical results. Some people get so down on themselves thinking they're not losing weight fast enough like the people on BL and that just frustrates me.

    I also have to say I love Danni! She started close to my starting weight and she was very athletic in school like I was, so she definitely serves as inspiration for me!
    1919 days ago
  • SLEE103
    I'm so with you!! You have accomplished so much and should be so proud, and you're right not to compare yourself to the women on the show. I agree most of the show is unrealistic but I'm a proponent of anything that gets people off the couch. I love danni! and I really wish lisa had won the home challenge. completely agree with you! thanks for sharing
    1919 days ago
  • AMBERT27
    I felt the same way. So glad Danni won, hated that Gina won because her attitude was so horrible. Really wanted Lisa to win the at-home prize because she looked AMAZING and had a great attitude.
    1919 days ago
    So true. Especially that last paragraph! Like I said in my last comment... heh heh heh.

    I actually have never watched the show regularly. I have watched scattered episodes here and there. I have this insane thing where I'm madly in love with Bob, though. I never applied to be on the show, because what if I got on the show and BOB WAS NOT MY TRAINER??? I would probably die.

    There's just something about him. He's so corny, but, it's like 1000% sincere. *~*BOB*~*
    1919 days ago
  • TXTOAD9970
    Good for you! You go girl!
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    1919 days ago
    Great blog! Danni was such a huge inspiration to me this season...I loved her! I am with you - I know its not all realistic but if they get my butt off the couch and moving and are getting themselves healthy I will keep watching! It sounds like you had an awesome day yesterday and just keeps me thinking that there's no reason I can't fit that all into my schedule too!
    1919 days ago
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