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Sun 10/6/13-Grrr! "Entertainment" that should never be watched

Sunday, October 06, 2013

So...after my run, and church and raking and errands today, I was vegging out with some tv. We ended up flipping to ABC's Extreme Weightloss. This show made me SO, SO angry!! This episode had a girl who started around 400 pounds, her ultimate goal was 150. Her "trainer" set a goal of 80 pounds for the first 90 days. Okay...a lot, but he worked with her one on one for the second half. She had a full gym in her basement and a pool in her backyard and took up running. (Great, I love running!) Since she met her first goal (she lost 84 pounds), her second goal for the next 90 days was to lose another 50...AND train for a marathon (never mind that most elites take longer than 9 weeks to train, never mind someone who has only been running for 2-3 months and still weights over 200 pounds.)! Then, when she hadn't met her goal for the second 3 months (she "only" lost 35), her "trainer" gave her $hit for it. She was training for a marathon! During her marathon training, she had heart issues and suffered a torn meniscus. (OUCH!) No mention of the fact that her weight loss was well within normal range for most people, no props for still attempting a marathon with an injury. Grrr!!! I actually turned the channel, so I don't know if she finished the race or not. It just makes me so mad that people watch this "entertainment" and think it's realistic.

Today was good...I met my goals and have some calories left over for a snack at choir. Finishing my water shouldn't be a problem since I drink plenty there. It's going to be a busy week, but I'm on a roll and can't quit now!

Goals for tomorrow:
-64+ oz water
-30-45 minutes kickboxing and/or cardio +skinny jeans workout
-eat consciously and track food
-set daily goals and Spark
-in bed by 10:00
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    Yeah, I just never waste my time on these reality shows. Let's just stay busy with our OWN one's own life puts enough on my plate, thank you! :-)

    1721 days ago
    I watch the show a lot. I recently stopped when I watched the episode on this guy who lost something like 120 lbs in the first 90 days. I just.. I don't even know haha. It's crazy. Of course they never show you where these people are a month or a year later. Are they still super fit and thin? Probably not.
    1722 days ago
    It sounds like the show was unrealistic and negative. I'm thankful for a positive environment to grow in normal life. I'm glad your anger doesn't seem to be derailing you from good choices. Even if the person in this show could do a miraculous short term life turn around in that specialized environment, I'm not sure it would last. I have no doubt that if we keep at it, our results can be a long term solution!
    1722 days ago
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