WOULD I ACCEPT A SPOT ON THE BIGGEST LOSER?
Friday, September 18, 2009
Seeing as I am the one to create the Daily Challenges for out BL Tiger Team, I suppose I should probably follow through with a few of them! So, this challenge was to blog about whether or not we would accept a spot on BL if it was offered.
This is kind of a loaded question. I believe that I would be a great contestant. I believe that I would be stubborn and work my butt off and never give up. Would I cry? Maybe. Would I throw up? Maybe! But I can be downright stubborn and I believe 100% that I could handle the yelling from the trainers - I know it's only for the contestants motivation to see how hard they can really push themselves - and they might never do that on their own without someone pushing them that hard. So I have sent in an audition tape in the past along with all the papers filled out. I wasn't chosen - but I think I went about the audition tape all wrong. I tried to make light of it and I used Weird Al's "Eat It" (his version of Michael Jackson's Beat It) as the background music and basically - I think they probably thought it was a joke. Last year in the fall I was desperate again and ready to send in a new audition video and had all the paperwork printed out and ready to go. I had been in WW for months and not really lost anything and I knew that SOMETHING had to work for me. I had it in my mind that the Biggest Loser was my only hope. I had never lost more than 30-some pounds on my own - and always gained it back and more. So I really felt that I could get a lot out of the show - and I was willing to do ANYTHING to lose it - be away from my kids for 3 months (if that meant extending my life by YEARS in the end), give up all junk food, workout like a mad woman, live most of my life on camera, expose my yucky, stretch-mark-filled gut to the world... whatever it took. But, as with almost anything in my life, I didn't follow through. We don't have a video camera and I would have had to borrow one from a friend. I didn't want to have to explain what I wanted it for - and I would have needed his help with the editing and I was too embarrassed to admit that it was for Biggest Loser. So, I put it on the back burner.
Fast forward to February of 2009 (just a few months later) and I was walking through Target and found NEVER SAY DIET by Chantel Hobbs - and my life was forever changed. She was an example of someone who lost that 200 pounds at home through right eating, exercise and a lot of prayer and leaning on God. She was what I want my after picture to be - not just physically, but emotionally and spiritually too. I wanted to finally hand this over to God FOR REAL and know that I would only get through it with Him at my side each day. Well, in March I started the NSD program and I've lost 45 pounds (now fluctuating on those last 3 pounds because of the pregnancy) and I have PROVEN to myself that I didn't need Bob or Jillian yelling at me to get it done. I didn't need someone to only allow 100% healthy foods into the kitchen or never have pizza or workout 6 hours a day. Is this going much slower for me than the Biggest Loser contestants? Absolutely. And sometimes I wish I was there for just a month to get a jump on my loss. But I have now come to the conclusion that I CAN DO THIS without being a contestant on the Biggest Loser.
So, if you had asked me a year ago if I would go - I would have had my bags packed in an hour. Now I can honestly say - It's okay - I can do this on my own now! My God shall supply all my needs - including the determination to see this through to the end. I am taking a little detour until April, but as soon as baby is born I'm jumping right back on the crazy chick wagon and losing the remainder of my weight. This WILL happen folks, make no mistake. I can do it!