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The Biggest Loser, who?

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Last night my beloved & I watched the Biggest Loser. I watch it every week. I find it helps the ole motivation going & ok - it's nice to visually see someone struggle & overcome their weight issues. It's a story I've been living for the past 11 months.

So they were down to the final four last night. Two men & two women. And they were sharing all of these very emotional stories about the contestants and then they showed each one with how much weight they've lost ... it was then that this bright light went off in my head....

Holy F*Bomb Batman! - I've lost more weight in the past 11 months by myself, with no trainer and no gym membership, then the two women who were finalist. Now - I know these poor saps have been working their tails off and have dropped 60+ pounds in only 11 weeks. I respect that. And they ran a marathon - which is something I've never considered ... but wow. I've lost more weight than either of the final female contestants did. Me. On my own. Me. Just me with a little website called Sparkpeople, a video game called the Wii, and a calorie counting heart rate monitor called an ePulse. Wow. Who knew? Is there no end to the wonders of modern technology?

Next month will be one year with Sparkpeople. I'm hoping to have lost a cool 100 lbs by then. And with the sense of pride I have in myself right now --- I just might do it. :)

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    You go ahead and toot your own horn, heck go ahead an toot several horns, because you well deserve it for what you have accomplished. We may not get national acclaim for what we acheived, but what we do get is self satisfaction by having to donate way to big clothes to charity, new wardrobe, compliments from family and friends, support from Spark friends, and a healthier over all body.
    So soon you will have lost a 100lbs...Wow!
    Jo Ann
    3920 days ago
    I'm a month late but a big WOO HOO for you! You are doing fantastic!
    3920 days ago
  • no profile photo CD2562942
    emoticon emoticon And I hope you are appropriately proud of yourself!
    3943 days ago
    Sweet - time to run a marathon then!

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    3947 days ago
  • no profile photo CD1370153
    i was thinking the same...i didnt really like Amanda myself i was so happy about Danny winning thought.But did you see Tracy how skinny she look like she lost it too much i thought she look like she was starving herselve not a healthy look i thought.I hope they keep it off.
    3948 days ago
    Sorry to be late in responding, but I have to add my WooHoo on your accomplishments. You are so incredible and you are so inspiring. Be proud, be very proud.
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    3950 days ago
    Way to go! I actually think it's very unhealthy to lose weight so quickly like they do on the biggest loser. Not only have you lost more weight, but you have done it in a sensible and healthy way!
    3954 days ago
    woman, u SOOOOOOOOOOO rock my sparkworld! what an amazing accomplishment you're doing every single day, taking the best out of it, minimizing the worst, going with the flow as well as possible, finding a decent balance between perspective and attitude, and all i can say is i am so proud to be your sparkfriend! GO U!!!!!!!!
    3955 days ago
    Amazing! I can't believe you've been here for a year already! You have done so well on your own, you are truly an inspiration. I'm so proud of you!!!!
    3955 days ago
  • _VALEO_
    And they say that Wii doesn't work! Congratulations on weight loss, amazing job!
    What a difference a year makes!
    You're a success story, and you're going to maintain your goal weight (I do wonder whether and how those contestants can manage by themselves without the guidance they had as they haven't learnt to be healthy but were trained to lost pounds -having said that, I have never seen the show either.)
    3955 days ago
    You should be
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    I know I am!
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    3955 days ago
    awesome awesome awesome! I admire what you did more than what they did - you had to live your life whereas they lived in a bubble.

    Great job!!!!!!!!!!

    3955 days ago
    What a piquant moment...don't you love when that light bulb goes on. Yep...you did that in 11 months...WTG...and losing a 100 lbs...I am right behind shedding the weight just as fast as I can. I want to lose a 100 lbs. too and I will right after you get there.

    3955 days ago
    I believe you will!!! emoticon
    3955 days ago
    That is an awesome story and a very cool realization! Good work - you are SO not a shrinking wildflower violet!


    3955 days ago
  • MSAXON94
    Congratulations! You should be proud of yourself. Isn't it amazing what can be accomplished when we set our minds to it and have the right resources? I wish you well in reaching the 100 pounds by your one year anniversary. Keep up the good work.
    3955 days ago
    Wow, great observation! I've never seen the show (perhaps the only person with a TV who has not), but I am sure they ARE working their tails off. So yes, you do get to be extremely proud of yourself for doing even more with "less." (Not that SparkPeople is not awesome!) In fact, we all should be. Thanks for pointing that out!

    Really, people look at me suspiciously when, if they ask, I tell them I am just old-school calorie counting, both in and out, and exercising more with the help of this awesome little website. We're so used to being sold gimmicks and quick fixes, it's almost like they don't believe me. Some look envious, like they could never find the time and energy for all that tracking. But I am living, skinnier proof that this is not necessarily true! I always thought it would be impossible as well.

    So, look at us! Awesome proof of what a little help and motivation can do. Thanks again for the reminder!

    3955 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/2/2009 5:10:52 PM
  • DANA47
    You go girl! 100 pounds is a lot in one year. You should be very proud of what you have accomplished on your own. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3955 days ago
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