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11/3/13 1:58 A

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It does seem that our eyes get stuck at a certain "view" of ourselves. It is really hard to watch a show like Biggest Loser and be all crap. That's what everyone else sees? Really? That's the side view? The back. It's a good reality slap of hey....look how hard you are making your body work every single day. A little reality is good motivation......wallowing in the reality, not so much. Use it to keep you motivated, to make good food choices. To get some exercise in....you don't have to puke. But work your hardest and your best.

"It's not who you are that holds you back. It's who you think you're not." Denis Waitley


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6/11/13 10:03 A

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I love your honesty about yourself. Because I think I mask the reality of my health under good clothes, careful appearance, and 'dignified' demeanor. Which means I refrain from getting REALLY uncomfortable or "ugly" in my work-outs. I've found myself stopping a difficult work-out because someone else is in the room with me and I'm embarrassed to be seen like that.

I was JUST mentally arguing with myself over this hesitation.

So I'm glad you posted what you did. It helps me keep it real with what I have to do - and that my pride and insecurities are the only things holding me back.

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1/24/13 10:02 A

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Good Job for recommitting!! i dont watch because i think its barbaric...but at least they have docs watching them and medics on scene at all times. but it sure does make you think!

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1/10/13 11:58 A

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That's what I'm saying. I know it's probably more intense because the show is basically a contest to lose weight. But since I'm not competing with anyone, I don't need that kind of hassle in my life. I just want to make changes that stick and will create a new mindset in me where food and fitness are concerned.

I've got the guts. I don't need the glory. emoticon

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1/10/13 12:34 A

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Congrats on your decision to make some healthy changes! emoticon emoticon

I watch The Biggest Loser sometimes and feel for the contestants b/c it's scarey how hard they are on them when they're working out - all the screaming, crying and getting ill - too much. I don't want to suffer like that. emoticon

Edited by: SHIRLANGEL at: 1/10/2013 (00:35)
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I was recently watching the premiere of "The Biggest Loser" and looking at the female contestants on TV, I realized "That's me! That's what I actually look like at 5' 3" and 260 lbs." Somehow when I look in the mirror, I wasn't seeing the truth. I've been living with my eyes wide shut.

But watching them struggle and strain through those hard workouts, crying, cursing, vomiting and breaking down, I knew that even though I'm not ready for something that hard core, I do need to get real about my health. I've got a whole other woman to shed off of my body (135 lbs). No wonder I've been in such pain climbing stairs.

I've turned a corner and I'm taking it one week at a time. As much as I've avoided journaling, I am now writing down everything I eat and drink for a whole week. I plan to take this information to a nutritionist and get some professional advice on how to make some real changes to my diet. I've also joined the Jumpstart Fitness Challenge and I'm now on day 3 of the challenge. So far, so great!

In a year's time, I WILL see the fit and energetic woman that's been hidden inside all these years.

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