Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The Biggest Loser....

When Lisa and I did the local Biggest Loser challenger earlier this year, we definitely had some success. We each lost a significant amount of weight (combined over 50 lbs). People came up to us all the time (and still do) and say “have you lost weight?” and then they usually follow it up with “how have you lost that much weight?” as if there is a secret to losing weight. When I would answer them with “exercise and eating right,” most people seemed disappointed.

The thing is, most people already know the answer to that question before they even ask it, they are just hoping for a shortcut.

The holidays are upon us full force and everywhere I look there are reminders about avoiding the Battle of the Bulge during the holiday season. That is all fine and dandy, but what about the rest of the year? People have the same battles/cravings/temptations throughout the year. My thought is, learn to control those cravings throughout the year, in your daily life, or at least moderate them, so that when holidays or parties come around, they won’t present you with any temptation that you haven’t already faced and dealt with already. I love cookies and candies just as much as the next person, but I also know by experience what unhealthy eating can lead to.

Regular exercise/Running has really lead me to evaluate the type of fuel that I am putting into my body. I am hopeful that this Christmas will be different than years past when I absorbed as much holiday junk food as possible.

We watched Biggest Loser last night so we could be prepared for the finale next week. Did Bob really say that one of the former winners gained all their weight back? Who was that? And, how does that happen? And maybe it's just me, but I could see America voting for Ed just because Heba might come across as selfish for not asking America to vote for her husband.

Anyway, I'm rooting for Michelle.


Chad in the AZ Desert said...

I voted for Ed a couple dozen times online for that very reason. I'm also routing for Michelle. I think she will do it because she has been pulling consistant numbers the whole way. long as it isn't Vicky.

Melanie said...

ya, definitely rooting for Michellle too, and don't want Vicky to win. I was also shocked with he mentioned that someone gained it all back... sad really. Great reminders for the holidays! :)

olga said...

I've been on "exercise and eat right" path ever since my teens, but somewhere deep inside still hoping for the magic short cut, LOL! Even when say there ain't one!

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Frayed Laces said...

Wow thats a ton of weight you two lost! Way to go!