Reality vs Biggest Loser
Thursday, December 26, 2013
I watched the Biggest Loser for the first 5 or 6 years every episode, sometimes to TRY to give myself some inspiration, some times I would watch with a pint of ice cream or chips in my hand. I thought, "well if that girl can do it, so can I!" What I didn't realize, completely even though this is a dang tv show is a reality show, is the weight loss that even the people who get kicked off pull is normally INSANE and NOT feasible for people like you and me.
They have totally distorted our idea of healthy, safe weight lose goals. I KNOW that a pound a week is great! Maintaining weight without gaining is really impressive. This is December 26, I peeked at the scales today. Same weight down to the ounce as I weighed on Saturday, we had a holiday this week, I am not going to live in a bubble and good grief! I am down TEN pounds since November 26!! Thanksgiving was the 28th! I am down TEN pounds over the toughest time of the year, so tell me WHY I feel bad today??!!! I can't afford a nutritionist or a trainer once a month let alone one helping me 24/7!
I have only been on SparkPeople a while but I find this site a God send! I really enjoy the fact that I am held accountable for what I do. I like the challenges, the friends I am making and just learning how to finally get a healthy attitude towards weight loss, who I am doing this for and WHY I have done the things I have done, food wise. I should give my roommate my scales to give me once a week so I don't obsess. It is easy to say "just don't look more than once a week", but I find that EXTREMELY hard to do. I need to be proud of myself and I am doing. I ate really well this week and if this is one of those my body says GIVE ME A BREAK we are losing weight and gaining muscle!!" then so be it. I am getting in my fitness, water and writing down what I eat, so the weight will continue to come off as I work at it, possibly slower some weeks than others but I am not giving in.
I need to check my attitude because what will I do when the scales go up one week and they will along the journey, how will I handle that if I am bummed for not losing anything in five days? So when I feel like this or really good I will write it down here, so a week or two from now I can laugh at myself or continue to work on problems. Thanks for reading and have a great day, keep on sparking!