Sunday, September 16, 2007
The Biggest Loser
One of my favorite shows, The Biggest Loser, is back on NBC for its new season. I love to watch this show. If you’ve never seen it, it is about a group of very overweight people who compete for the title of Biggest Loser, by losing the highest percentage of their body weight than all the other competitors. The team with the lowest weight loss percentage each week has to vote one of their team members off. The show is very motivating, and it helps me become more determined to be healthier and more fit. Some of the folks on the show will lose 125 pounds – amazing.
I mention the show because I am actually the biggest loser because I can’t even lose the 20 pounds that I need to lose. According to my doctor, I actually need to lose 30, but I don’t think that is a realistic weight for me at my height (5’11”) and age (46). At one extremely stressful time in my life, I actually weighed 55 pounds less than I do now. That was not a desirable weight and not a healthy look. So I would be extremely happy to lose the 20. Having had a baby three years ago has made it harder.
So this post is just a reminder to myself of what I need to do. I’m getting on the treadmill every day now for half an hour, doing a little over 1.5 miles and next week I will ramp it up to 45 minutes. We also purchased a new Bowflex, as we both need to get fit, so I will work on using the Bowflex every other day to work on the various muscle groups. There are about 70-75 exercises that can be done on the machine, so I expect by Christmas to look fabulous.
I am not looking for a quick fix, I know it is hard work, as evidenced by the myriad of diets I have tried that I did not stick to. I must stop letting outside influences sabotage my efforts. This is for me, and for my family. I want to be here a long time. Last week, I actually blamed my stress eating on the new dog. Granted, she can be a major pain in the ass, but is she really keeping me from reaching my goals? Of course not, I am.
So I pledge to be better to myself, take the time I need to unwind, and make sure I get the time I need to exercise and eat right.
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