Thursday, April 08, 2010

Losing weight a team sport


I have wondered in my mind the past couple of days what to write about. One topic that come to mind is something I thought of from some dialog I had on Facebook with some I attended high school with. That will be upcoming.

What I'm writing about now is what I've seen by watching The Biggest Loser. Yes, this season it has won over American Idol in my house. What has appealed to me on this season's edition is the care the contestants have for another. The one who was in the "game play" mode this week was sent home. Melissa tried to use her skills as an attorney to stay at the ranch.

During the show's run, I have watched it off and on, as I have had an early bedtime due to my previous work schedule. I know the show needs the "game play" element in order to give it a bit more entertainment value. I was also glad when the show added the opportunity for the eliminated ones to earn their way back on campus. The first time this happened, Ali Vincent, who was sent home as the result of "game play" worked extremely hard, came back with a phenomenal weight loss, and went on to become the first female Biggest Loser. She is also a spokesperson for the show at this time and has maintained her weight loss.

There have been contestants who have lost a great amount of weight only to gain a good portion of it back. This is one problem of losing weight as fast as the show promotes. There have also been former contestants who have gone on and changed their lives for the better, as the transformation of their bodies have also transformed their view of themselves.

I now wish that Bob and Jillian could come to Rittman and abuse me for a couple of weeks so I could get the jump-start I need....

5 comments:

wzzp said...

Can I join you if Bob and Jillian show up? Though they probably wouldn't like it if we asked to get some fried chicken in Barberton.

Busy Bee Suz said...

I love this show, but have missed a lot this season.
I prefer bob. He would not yell at me as much, would he?
I should be used to it after yesterday....

Syd said...

What about a weight management program at a nearby hospital? Those have a lot of success--diet planning, exercise, physiology, behavior, etc.

Mike Golch said...

well,I have been working a losing weight for a year now.I have lost 35 lbs to date.Because of my seizures I have relied on the portion control method.Smaller plate,limited out junk food.Mac D's place excetera.this works for me.

Jessica said...

A friend of mine went to Detroit recently and stood in line for 4 hours in the freezing rain to audition for that show. She was disappointed she didn't get a call back. She loves that show. I must admit I've never watched it.