Kale has my laptop at his house. She has had the required “surgery” and seems to have recovered nicely as per the reports I’ve received. She’s still recuperating and is being monitored very closely and will be coming home to momma next weekend when my other “precious” makes the trip back for the weekend.
We are only seven weeks away from Thanksgiving AND the wedding. Time is going by so fast and 2009 is almost one for the record books. I STILL haven’t found a thing to wear to the wedding. I’m starting to get a little nervous. I’m a big online shopper and have checked every store I can think of and have found nothing, notta, zip! I could really use some help in this department. I am leaning toward chocolate brown…so if y’all happen across something you think would work, let me know.
On another note, y’all know how much I LOVE “The Biggest Loser”. As much as I love it, there are some things I truly have problems with:
- First of all, the past couple of seasons, we’ve seen the trainers behave in ways I believe (as a trainer) are not necessary to motivate people. This is and should be a family program, so NBC, please note that we don’t need the f-word bleeped out a million times a show to realize your trainers are intense.
- I also don’t care for the game play. I think the show would do just as well, if not better, if it revolved totally around the health and fitness aspect and the emotional journey the contestants find themselves on. Having experienced some form of it myself, I can tell you, that losing weight and getting fit is VERY empowering and it brings out some things in you that you don’t realize you have within you…whether that be purging negative self-talk or discovering strength and endurance you never knew you had.
- It’s awesome to see such amazing weight loss results at each weigh-in, but the show needs to remind the audience that these contestants are being watched with every morsel that touches their lips and are spending hours, 6-8-10 hours, in the gym each and every day. Doing so can result in extreme weight loss, especially when they have so much to lose.
- The other thing that I have problems with is…the first rattle out of the box these contestants are expected to walk, jog, run a mile. They are extremely overweight, out of shape, and obese…and from the shows own words… “very sick” . From our perspective, it appears that these contestants take off in a run to try to reach that dangling carrot (immunity) first. What we are not seeing, I’m sure, is that there are doctors, trainers, etc on the sidelines observing for safety (and legal) reasons. But, the message is that the typical obese person can and should get up off their easy chairs and run a mile. NOT! I would never do that to one of my clients.
- I do love the show, and I love how the contestants develop relationships and have a desire to get healthy for their loved ones and themselves. I bawled over Abbey’s story of losing her husband and two young children tragically in 2006, or hearing how Shay has never felt loved. I cheer each week for Rebecca and Amanda to do well. I absolutely LOVE watching the changes occur both in the contestant’s bodies as well as their hearts and minds.
Well, now that I got that off my chest. As for me…I am happy to report that after 3 years of struggling on the scale, I have reached my goal weight and have lost almost 20 pounds since June. And I did it without a trainer screaming obscenities in my ear!! Although, there are a few times that I want to cuss myself for the workouts I put us through. Ha!
Hope y’all have a great weekend… we’ve got the Turkey Trot festival here. We miss you, Mousie!