Wednesday, February 18, 2009

The Biggest Loser

I LOVE the Biggest Loser! I used to only watch the finale to see the before and afters (I love a good before and after picture), but this season I started watching at the first episode and I am addicted. I'm very into it. When they are doing challenges I find myself tensing up for them and holding my breath until I know who wins. I physically have to calm myself down and tell myself to unclench my fists. It's very weird.

I also find it really motivating. If these girls, who weigh two hundred pounds more than I do can run and lift and kick their own asses, I can certainly push myself to loose these 20 pounds or so.

This season, my favorite contestant is Kristin and last night she broke the 300 pound mark, which must have been really exciting. I was really happy for her. Last week she was at 300 and was hoping to drop below 300, but gained 2 pounds. I wanted to hug her through the t.v. Weight loss is frustrating, even if you are doing nothing but working out like a feen. When i was in WW, if you had a bad week but knew you did everything right, my leader used to say, "your check is in the mail." Meaning--you may not have lost this week, but you will loose big next week. When I am disappointed with my number I often say this to myself, and it's what I wanted to tell Kristin last week (see how nutty I am---I am connected to this girl and think she is my actual friend!).

So, morale of the story--if you are frustrated with weight loss, just keep going. It is really difficult, even for those with a lot of weight to loose, but your numbers will eventually start to go down.

Anyways, I really love this show and can't wait to see what the next few weeks bring for the contestants. And if you don't watch--I highly recommend it.

On another note, Pearls and Bows is having a super cute give-a-way!! And for all of you ladies, who love your monograms, you will surely enjoy this! Be sure to enter.


Courtney said...

Same here! Used to never watch and now I am addicted.

My fave is Tara. Such drive! Although she is letting too much get to her and is falling.

Kristen said...

I've never watched it but it does sound like good motivation.
I have definately been frustrated with weight loss...that's why I started running again last Aug and keep signing up for half marathons to keep me going!

Marlene said...

Another TBL and Kristin fan here!

Saskia said...

We don't have TBL here :(

Yay, you love Lost too!!! I love it! It's on on Sunday nights and I think we're one or two episodes behind you.

Can you get creme eggs in the US? I'm eating 2 per day this week, it's awful! I would LOVE some more m&ms though.. are you sure you don't mind? Is there anything you'd like in particular from the UK? If not I'll send a gluten-free lucky dip box!

Saskia xx

Mrs. Cup said...

This is the first season I've watched and I'm hooked! Kristin is my favorite as well! :)

The Pink Chick said...

I've never watched The Biggest Loser, but I think I will have to start! It does sound like it would be motivating!

Mrs. Not-so-Domesticated said...

I don't watch it but I think that I'd like it, I've seen the before and afters though...and they're amazing!

I'm very very excited about Lost tonight...We'll chat tomorrow!