“Jealous much”

This is what I was told when I expressed my dismay over the current winner’s weight on ” the biggest Loser.”   Usually I wouldn’t blog about these things.  but it struck a cord.  It’s no secret that I have been and still am overweight.   Something I’ve been working on for the past few years.   Not understanding in the beginning that there were things stopping me from loosing weight.  Medical issues I had no control over and a injury that had me laid up for a better part of a year.  But I still plugged along. Because I knew that the habits were more important then what the scale was showing me at the time.    One my body began to heal and even out the weight started to come off.  I’ve lost about 20 lbs since May.   Exactly when I started taking iron and Vit D, to correct my unbelievably low amounts of both.  Since I was already eating right and doing what I could exercise wise the weight came off.  I went from a size 16 to a size 10 in a matter of months.   And I’ll be honest I’ve put on about 5 lbs since I had surgery. Cause  Sitting on your butt doing nothing at all will do that to you, Especially when you’re eating like you were working out.

But I can not and will not support shows like the biggest loser.  They represent everything that is wrong with today’s world, when it comes to weight loss and dieting.  ( hate the word dieting).  The current winner lost 150 lbs over 5 months.  There is nothing on gods green earth that could convince me this is healthy or normal in anyway.  And yet it’s celebrated like it’s something wonderful.  Five months of obsessing about weight and working out, this isn’t normal, this isn’t healthy.  It’s certainly not real life.   I don’t know about you but I don’t have some one following me around telling me exactly how to eat and when to eat.  I sure as hell don’t have the time to do nothing but work out for 5 months with no distractions.  No doctor on call to analyze everything I am doing and what I am putting into my body.  Or for that matter treat the injuries that might result from pushing to hard.   There is no 250,000 dollar grand prize at the end when I reach my goal.  There is just me and my choices I make to make my life better.   We can’t reach those goals because it’s not real.    That’s not how it works in real life.  We have to carve out the time to work out.. take the time to prep and make meal plans that fit our needs.   We have to be our own coach, doctor, nutritionist.  ( Though these things are available most of us don’t have the time or money for them.)   We have to figure out what works and what doesn’t work for our bodies.

It pains me to watch other people do these stupid things to their bodies.   Starting a work out regiment that couldn’t possibly be maintain.  Eating like a rabbit in hopes of getting that weight off.   Drinking crap like diet soda, even though it’s been proven time and time again how horrible it is for you, same goes for every fat free, fake sugar, fake butter, thing out there.    I eat Paleo, for no other reason than it’s what works best for my body.  My body hates bread, HATES IT,  and lets me know in some very disgusting ways.   About the only time I put bread in my mouth is a hamburger, or the bread sticks at Olive garden..  ( cause those things are like crack =p )  I rarely eat red meat.   To be honest with you I never really ate it as a kid, didn’t start till well into high school when I started dating and had to eat more socially.  Red meat much like bread, is not a friend of my body.   There are people that have no issues with either one of these and totally can have it as a part of a healthy diet.  I can not.  It’s a long winded way of saying.  You have to know you’re body and how it responds to food.   There is no diet  that is gonna work for anyone.  DIETS are bad.  Say it with me BAD BAD BAD.     Have you ever been on  a diet or watch a friend that has, it is always the same,they are  miserable, And if they “cheat” the world comes crashing down.  And the weight comes back on.    Which either leads to fuck it I give up or restricting to make up for the “bad eating”.    Don’t do a diet.  figure out what works for you’re body makes sure you’re eating properly, the right portions, and types of foods.   Be realistic about how and what you are eating.  Trust me when I say this, any meal eating out is a calorie buster.  especially fast food.  Just about anything save the breakfasts at most places is close to 1000 cals, in one meal.    Eating out everyone once in a while is okay, some times  you just need a hamburger and some fries.   That’s why eating  properly is such an important thing.  So you can treat yourself when you want to.  Just use common sense.   That weight didn’t all come on all at once and it’s not gonna come off all at once.  There is no quick way to get back to healthy.   Stop looking for one.

Same thing goes for working out.   If you don’t like it then you wont stick with it.  You know what I do. Ballet and Insanity.. when my body will let me.  I am so not kidding, I love insanity, it’s one of my favorite workouts ever.   The point is to be active, do what you love and your body will thank you for it.


So I just totally rambled a ton.   All I am trying to say is… Weight loss is more about being healthy then the numbers on the scale, anything that doesn’t support a healthy way of doing that  is bad in my book.     Carlene said it better then I could ever.  check out her FB post on the subject and like her.  Cause she’s awesome.



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