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The Biggest Loser

Thursday, January 07, 2010

So I watched the biggest loser last night for the first time.

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I was an emotional wreck. I found myself getting choked up around every corner of the show. Anybody else have that same reaction? It was heartbreaking to watch. Most likely because I can completely relate to the embarrassment of a weight problem. In the last ten years and after a baby I have really, really struggled. So much so that at one point I realized I was isolating myself and not wanting to go anywhere. I didn't want anyone to see me. I then began to notice that I was in very few pictures with my little boy. Then...one day he noticed it. It was crushing.

I am so happy I finally made the leap and became active in Spark People. The support is better than I could have ever imagined. It is amazing.

Thank you - Thank you - Thank you.
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    Oh I can relate to isolating yourself and staying out of pictures. I feel the same way, which is why I'm here. My mom died when she was 38. Very suddenly and unrelated to weight. But the reality of a short life is a very real one to me so the idea of not living it- or not leaving enough record of it for my children- is hard to swallow...especially because of my own choices. I am trying to force myself to live and get out in spite of myself. Just today I was thinking of how I wanted to go on a vacation with my husband but then I didn't want to be in pictures or didn't have things to wear etc. What an awful way to think and live!
    4214 days ago
    That is one thing about the Biggest Loser; it drudges up alot of feelings and emotion. I watch it faithfully. A website you should check out if you haven't is www.fittothefinish.com. I'm on her daily blogs and I love them. They are so motivating from an "I've been there" perspective. Have a great day!
    4215 days ago
    I've been watching TBL now for 5 years, and every time I end up with red puffy eyes after wards, Each persons life becomes more and more touching but 1/2 way through you realize that they are losing and reshaping there bodies and there life.

    And with that said, this is why a support group is so important to anyone who is trying to lose weight.
    4215 days ago
    I never thought about it until you posted this but you're right, I'm hardly in any pictures with my baby and tend to hover to the back even still hoping I don't get noticed. One day he'll notice too... Thanks for posting this you just gave me a new goal ;)
    4215 days ago
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