Good morning dear Reader......Have you been watching the new series of Biggest Loser? My darling and I watch it to keep us motivated.....This year though, the contestants are not only the biggest people, they are also the biggest whingers, whiners and sooks I have ever seen in the history of Biggest Loser....
They win a place in the contest and because their lives are so dreadfully unhappy and they hate themselves, they have the opportunity to change everything.....You would think that they would just get on with it.....I understand that it is very hard for a young man who weights 254 kilos to jump up and suddenly start exercising but he should at least make more of an effort.......The contestants are there this year with either their mother or their father and from what I can gather they are all in their 20's, except for one who is only 15. I can see why some of them are so big and lack self esteem.....In a few cases the parents are catering to their every whim and treating them like babies......They are the ones who have cooked the food for their children as they were growing up and they, as parents, surely have a responsibility to make sure that their children are well nourished with healthy food and not take-away....One father admitted he drove his daughter to the fast food outlets to let her pig out on whatever she wanted......Oh dear! One mother is covering up how much her son consumes and out and out lied that he is sticking to the program! Hello! Wake up woman!
I just get so annoyed when you see these people carrying on like pork chops when they have such a wonderful opportunity....Yes it is a contest! Yes, they can get sent home! On the other hand, they are given the tools necessary to change their terrible habits and make sure that they lead healthy, long lives.....They are given fantastic trainers, medical staff and unreal training facilities. Their self esteem is lifted, their love for themselves is found and it is a beautiful thing to watch them transform......My husband and I did it on our own.....We were not that big but, my beloved lost 35 kilos and I lost 16 kilos.....Not much in comparison with the contestants on Biggest Loser but, to us, it was life changing.....That was January 2009 and we haven't looked back....We do exercise, we do eat well....Okay yes, we do over indulge on the alcohol occasionally, but as you know, I had my wake-up call on Sunday with my "poo".
We actually got our tools to make the change in our lives from the Biggest Loser website.....We hated our bodies and it was only after seeing the promotion for the show that we both looked at each other and knew that we had to follow the plan.....Actually the defining moment for us was a mystery weekend away in a hotel about a week before we saw that promo. We had ordered room service.....The waiter bought two large trays to our room and we started to tuck in......The burgers we had ordered were the size of a Frisbee with large deep fried chips on the side. We both looked at each other, looked back at the burgers, put them back on the plates and the rest is history.....
It was very easy to follow the plan, once we were determined to do it....It is really a mind set! You have to want it to do it! I have always exercised, since I was a teenager and I have had many thin years, but the majority were big years and I didn't like myself very much....My husband was the same and admitted to me that he couldn't fit into hardly any of his clothes and he felt ashamed of himself......We embarked on an exercise program, tailored to our likes and dislikes and we also followed the recipes and menu plans.....I was able to print out a month's supply of recipes and even to this day I still use those recipes to prepare a lot of our meals......We also drink lots of water every day, a habit that we had lost somewhere along the way in our old lives.........Life changing and forever......We are a lot happier and even our relationship was improved as we were no longer ashamed of our bodies......
I have put on five kilos but it is okay as I am now my ideal weight for my height.....I looked too thin at 60 kilos and although I would love to have maintained that weight, it was just too hard....I would have to eat like a sparrow and exercise for hours every day.......Just not a healthy way to live.....I figure if you feel good in your own skin, and I mean really feel it, then you are doing okay and you will look good on the outside as well..........Everyone has their own way to achieve their aims, but the Biggest Loser was, for us the best! So my husband and I were, in my opinion, the winners of the Biggest Loser.....No prize money, but a wonderful long life to look forward to.........
Hi, At 59 I am just finding my feet in the world...So exciting! I have learnt a lot over the years.....gone from being extremely hard up to living a very comfortable life and loving every single minute of it.......My boys are grown up and living good lives themselves and I am so proud of them.......I have the best husband in the world (most of the time anyway....hahaha) and I have 3 dogs who I just adore and they adore me...... I try to live by my motto ......"Be like the sun....let your warmth shine through always"