SP Premium



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!
Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
    Loved your blog. I am going to check out that book. emoticon
    4325 days ago
    Well, the first show of the season was dopey because Jillian was way out of control with the yelling and swearing. I do believe they should push them because they are going for the wow factor. When they have team stuff, I seriously asked my brother to go with me. But like you, my brother and I are discovering we can 'do it at home" even if it is not as lightening fast. And yep, I'm positive I would puke! My take away from the show is that it is necessary to some degree pull out of some other responsibilities and move my own being/body/health up to the top of the priority list to get myself healthy!
    4329 days ago
    Great and inspiring blog! I am going to pick up that book once baby gets here!
    4329 days ago
  • SCHICK66
    Great determination and attitud!! I'm going to check out that book.
    4330 days ago
    Outstanding post. Glad you have that confidence that we all need.

    4331 days ago
    I know I would not go on this show because all the contestants would look at me and say: "Why are you here? U are not big enough"...lol

    Imagine that and I am still obese for my height, but yet not big enough for them....lol emoticon
    4331 days ago
    emoticon blog Sarah. This truly tells us of your true determination and dedication to YOURSELF. Your an amazing person and this shows how far yea have truly grown as a person and how self assured of your abilities. Keep up the TIGERIFIC job!!
    4331 days ago
    Great points! I would never go on that show- I don't even like to watch it!
    You know I've read the book & believe in it.
    Doing it is harder.
    I keep thinking, "i can do this," but I still haven't made a serious effort.
    Today would be a good to make that commitment.
    4331 days ago
    You CAN do it - Yes you CAN! emoticon
    4331 days ago
    4332 days ago
    I love this blog! Great reasons you had for wanting to go and great reasons you have now for NOT wanting to go! I know BL is not my only hope... but to be honest, I would love to go too! :)
    4332 days ago
    Good for you for finding the strength to do it on your own. I like the Biggest Loser show for it's wow factor. But it is not realistic for 99% of America. We can't all go to the Ranch and delve into a total lifestyle change. After seeing this week's show I too thought "boy it would be cool to go somewhere to lose my last 15 pounds". But until I come into some serious cash so I can take a vacation to a "fat" spa I need to continue to work on it daily. I am very thankful though that even at my biggest I am no where near the contestants on the show. Yes, I had 50-60 pounds to lose but I lost 40 pounds last year and am determined to lose the remaining 15-25 pounds to look even hotter.
    4332 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/18/2009 7:45:32 PM
    That is really awesome! I agree...so many times we don't realize that we CAN do something without a trainer or chef telling us what we can and can't do. In the end I think you will appreciate every pound that you lose so much more because YOU have done it all on your own. YOU decided to fight for it...not because someone told you to, but because you WANTED it bad enough to fight for it!

    4332 days ago
  • Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment

    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.