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The Biggest Loser Show- Why?

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

The Biggest Loser Season 4 started tonight, and that show motivates me so much. I even thought about going there, but I wouldn't want the world to see this body in spandex! LOL. But seriously, if those people, most weighing even more than me, can work that hard on a daily basis, in the desert heat no less, who am I to complain about having to do 15-30 minutes of cardio in my air-conditioned home 3-4 days a week??!!! It's just ludicrous to know that I'm so weak! Why can't I be as motivated and focused as those wonderful people on that show?? Why can't I do it? What is wrong with me??!!!! I'm so disgusting!

If you saw the show tonight, you saw the one girl on the blue team who lost 20 pounds in one week. 20 pounds in one week! I was so amazed... and JEALOUS! The best I ever did when making a diet change was losing six pounds in one week when I started Weight Watchers. Having a jump like that motivates me to keep with it, but I've been at this plateau for so long, that it's easy for me to just want to give up. The older I get, the more hopeless I feel, too.

My husband watches The Biggest Loser with my daughter and me, and I know what he's thinking. It's the only show he'll actually sit down long enough for to actually see a whole episode! I know he wishes that were me on there. The bottom line is, I need to do something to get back into the swing of the things, because quite honestly, my heart is just not 100% into it anymore. I've been down this road so many times, and frankly, the whole idea of dieting is a total downer for me now. However, no matter how I feel, I KNOW that I'm at a point in my life where I have no choice but to do it! (Damn those cookies-n-cream pop tarts!) Help me! I need some tips on how to stay motivated on this roller coaster ride when all I really want to do is get off at the next stop!!
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    I hear your fustration. You have to remember that those people have tailored meals, a 4 hour fitness regime and don' think it was a walk in the park for them either. You already have your motivation. Change the way you look at it. Stop thinking of dieting. It's behavioral change. Find ways to get past the comfort of your lifestyle. You have to do this for yourself, not for anyone else. Did you see the last episode where the girl on the blue team, I think Holly had to exercise off the number of calories she ate in the temptation challenge. Make your own challenge. For every calorie you are over range, you have to exercise off. See how quickly you stop eating out of range. I going to use that in my next Biggest Loser challenge starting next week. Think of the weight loss being second to eating and being healthy. We sometimes need to be obsessed with a plan. Getting up and weighing in front of the world in spandex and sport bras is certainly and incentive. I have even resorted to having Kacie take pictures of me the same way. I look at them and say, no more...it's gotta go.
    Love Ya,
    Aunt T
    4950 days ago
  • MARIEL27
    I watched the show also. Like you, I find it very encouraging to watch others who share my common goals finally succeed.
    It is great to see someone (especially a female) lose 20lbs. in one week.. but also, we have to remember that this is a very special situation that these contestants are in. They are isolated from the world with the sole purpose of dedicating uninterrupted hours and hours EACH DAY to working out.
    Most of us, in the real world do not have that kind of time. I have a 2 year old... I am lucky to get those 30 minutes of cardio in before 11pm on most days! You and I can not compare our slow progress to theirs bc it's just not a fair comparison.

    It sucks, I know.. but the fact is that weight loss takes FOR EVER! It's a slow process, but as long as you continue to do your personal best, the scale has no choice but to go down.

    Staying motivated through the long journey is hard for us all. We are all going to have times when we must draw motivation from others when we lack it from ourselves. Thank God for SP!

    In closing, I wanted to say that you have a beautiful family and they are going to be sooo proud of the new and improved YOU! So, don't give up!

    4965 days ago
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