Working on being healthy in body , mind , spirit..135 lbs lost, then Maintained for a few years, and lately some regained. Working on it -in and out of Pjs
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Biggest Loser ...Again?..well , maybe
Ok, it started. I haven't been able to get through a whole season since the girl who was an opera singer won. I don't like the drama and the game aspect. I wish they would focus more on the initial nutritional training and the contestants' struggles with following the diet plan. I think the show misses the mark in not showing how the contestants are really adjusting to the diet and the journaling and the inner work they are doing. We get either super sensitive pseudo therapy, crazy food challenges, or hard ass training. And in the first episode, we get Tears and vomit.
And speaking of the trainers. Yea, the audience wants to see the trainers yell at the contestants. Jillian throws a hissey fit. Bob's southern accent, hipster glasses and tat sleeves. And then there is Dolvett. I think Dolvett would be a great trainer for me. Really.
Anyway, I'm interested to watch because of the childhood obesity aspect this season. 3 kids are on the show as 'ambassadors'-they will participate but not get weighed and not get voted off. Kudos to the show for doing this. I was an obese kid. I was picked on and bullied and super shy and could have used a Biggest Loser show. I'm glad it's on television and may inspire some other kids.
I'll keep watching for a while till the heavy game play starts. The idea of going off to a ranch and just focusing like heck on diet and exercise sounds great and would definitley result in a weight loss. But quick fixes don't work and like so many of the contestants , I'd probably go home and get way off track. And another gripe, I wish the trainers and the show would address how so many of the show's contestants later admitted to doing crazy things to make the weight for weigh-in. What about the regains and trouble adjusting to the real world?
Ok, I may have too many gripes to watch this show. I watched it on Dvr so there were no commercials really. And, I know it's editing, but it just didn't seem right about the first two contestants who were put off the ranch. Maybe I wont watch. At least, there is Downton Abbey again.
Best Jillian quote of the first episode
"Every single step is a choice!"
I'm a Geek for many things: Food, Pajamas, Coffee, Chocolate, Movies, Books, getting and being fit and healthy, 80's music, and the list goes on and on .....A nurse, a diabetic, I've lost over 130 lbs and have more to go . And I actually enjoy working out.
I chose the names of Ms. PJ Geek and PJ and Pounds because I have happy memories of childhood, coming in dirty and sweaty from playing in the yard. Then taking a bath, putting on a fresh nightgown and feeling all new again . I felt like a princess. Fresh renewal. .........
All names and situations will be changed to protect the innocent and the guilty, and so I can keep my job. While I am a nurse, I do not intend this to be a blog with specific directions or guidelines for healthcare. And.....though I have a college degree, that was a long time ago ya'll, and I don't remember proper punctuation or grammar.