Life is funny sometimes. As a teenager, all I wanted to do was fit in. I wanted the Girbaud jeans and the Esprit bag. I wanted my hair to look like all the other girls. (This where my Mom pipes up and tells the story about how I wouldn’t go to school one day because my bangs were not ‘tall’ enough.) I wanted to blend in with the crowd. As an adult, I have discovered that I don’t like being like everyone else. If everyone is reading a certain book, I won’t want to. If everyone is following a certain trend, I automatically dismiss it. And, if everyone is watching a TV show and emulating it, I have no desire to do the same. Thus it has been with the “Biggest Loser.”
Yes, I think it’s super awesome that everyone is inspired to lose weight by sitting on their backsides watching TV. Ironic, but awesome. But, I really have no desire to watch it. Or join in the craziness. Apparently my family does, however, and we have begun our own “Biggest Loser” contest. So, for this once, I will forgo my desire to be different and join in the trend.
We have 7 adults (at last count) and 8 weeks . . . and I’m gonna win. Do you know why? Because I’m competitive. I have wanted to lose weight forever. And, I’ve tried over and over and over. I normally last 2 or 3 days before I give up on eating healthy and welcome the Snickers bars back in to my life. But, add a little competition in? I have been under my calories every day. I’ve exercised 4 times. I bought FAT FREE Miracle Whip and Ranch Dressing – both of which I abhor. And, I even ate some of the Miracle Whip today at lunch! The only chocolate I’ve had is Mini 3 Musketeers – coming in at a whopping 24 calories each. I’ve completely changed my recipes, and we’re now eating healthy every day. (Although, funny story – Adam asked me yesterday if our ‘week’ of eating healthy was over yet. You should have seen his face when I told him we’re eating healthy FOREVER!) I’ve even put aside my crippling fear of looking stupid and falling on the floor to actually RUN on the treadmill at the gym – TWICE. So, the rest of my family had better watch out cause I’m coming to play.
But, I’m still not gonna watch the show. 🙂