Wednesday, January 5, 2011

The Biggest Loser- Season 11!

My mantra while watching The Biggest Loser has always been "I hate this stupid show!" ; I am always bawling my eyes out while watching it!

The start of Episode 1 of Season 10 - is no different. Not 5 minutes in and I am already bawling my eyes out!

The First Weigh In:
I really related to the contestants this go-around. I usually relate to one or two, but this time a few of them really touched me in what they had to say upon weighing in.

For instance, when Austin said that he's always tried to pass the blame on for his weight issues but really can't at 396 pounds. Totally sounded like something I would say!  It's no secret that I don't come from the healthiest of family. Sorry parents, but it's true.  You know it. I know it. The important thing is that my husband and I are very diligent in raising our boys to eat right. Now to take the time to feed my machine correctly...
Oh and when Bob says he'll see "me" on Season 13 or 14...well, I almost wish!  But I won't be able to make it to those seasons...this season is all mine!

Now on to Courtney!  Good for her for already losing 100 pounds!  My goodness what a great accomplishment! Already a true inspiration. I have a sneaking suspicion she's going to be a workhorse too!  

Jennifer -I really related to what she had to say. I don't know what it's like to be thin. I never have been thin. When I was a kid, I remember my Mom telling me I needed to lose 10 pounds or something like that and then I would get a bike (seems silly, I know -the bike probably would have helped shed that 10 pounds, but anyway). My response to her was "I won't know how to breathe". Funny and sad all at the same time. I was about 8 years old or so and already had a big stomach.

Enough about that and onto the challenge! Looking at 2 new trainers and immunity for 4 weeks. Sold.  I say SOLD! 

Why oh Why are these people surprised at the yellow team?  Yes, they may be big - but HELLO! Did you get the memo that Rulon was an olympian? Didn't he mention something about winning a gold medal?  He may be big - but the athlete is still in there peeps! All-in-all though, there is some serious competition in that house!

And giving up immunity? Are you NUTS?!  I love this show. I love Bob and Jillian as much as the next guy. But four weeks -4 WEEKS immunity! That's the prize right there. These teams that decided to stay with Bob and Jillian are ca-razy!

Great start to this season. Can't wait to see how everything plays out! But until then, I am going to think about what Bob said;  "you gotta think about what you can do today".  

That being said, today I am logging everything. And I am going to get on that treadmill!  The little guy is almost asleep. I am almost done writing. Thus it's workout time!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Day Two

Eating has been fairly easy today. I'm not feeling hungry, and when I am I eat within calories and reason. Getting back on track has proven to be a bit easier than I first expected.

Again though, today has been a zero workout day. Not proud of that. Not. Proud. At. All. It's been one of those days again today.  My son, even though he's sick, wouldn't nap. Although he did fall asleep in the car. Maybe I should have stopped the car to run laps around it...hrm, maybe next time.

Tonight is the premier of Season 11 of The Biggest Loser.  I'm thinking this is going to be a rough season - emotional one. Looks to be that way. Can't wait to check it out!

What else can't I wait to check out?  Well, I finally broke down and snagged myself a BodyMedia FIT Armband BW Weight Management System.  I saw a great deal that I just couldn't pass up!  I'm hoping that this little sucker will help me with figuring out a bit of what I am really burning and where my metabolism is.  Can't wait to get it in the mail!  Something I will certainly be chatting about once it comes in.  It's going to be really fun to see how many calories are burned each day we are at Disney in a few weeks!

Back to the daily grind

Getting back into the daily grind after the holiday break is no easy task. I have to admit it was barely passable. We woke up a little on the late side. Last night was a late night for my son so he had to do his bath this morning. Lunches weren't prepared, forgot to put papers for the teacher in his backpack. But, we made it to the bus in time. Total failure was adverted.

Moving on to the rest of the day. I have a number of DR appointments coming up. Still trying to get answers for my health issues that don't seem to be weight related.  In all my glory, I misplaced where I logged my appointment times so had to call first thing this morning. "Sorry, we don't have you listed this week."  Ummm...I know I had an appointment on Thursday!  Luckily she was able to get me in. Thank goodness for small favors!

Alas, even with the bumps in the road, I made it through the day fairly unscathed. Unfortunately time didn't allow for me to get my walk in.  I'm honestly not making excuses!  It was one-thing-after-another today. Eating was on track calorie wise.  I'm having a hard time keeping track of everything the nutritionist asked me to; err, I should say that I'm having a hard time eating the way the nutritionist says I should eat.  But I will get there.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

A New Year; A New Attitude!

It's been a long time!  Per usual.

I'm determined to turn things around in 2011!
I am not one to celebrate on New Year's Eve. To me, it's just another day. But, 2010 was a rough one for my family! Bidding farewell to a year has never been so bitter sweet!

Moving on to the present...I saw a nutritionist a few weeks ago. I was hesitant at first because I had seen one before; it was a total waste of my time. This time may be different though. She seems to be right on target with how I think. The only thing I am questioning is the amount of carbs she suggests I have. I'm willing to give it a shot and we'll see what happens.

As far as my attitude goes, I need to remember and accept that I have a slow metabolism. I need to accept that I'm not going to lose big amounts of weight. My focus this year is going to be on fitness. I enjoy pushing myself to new limits. I love the feeling of going a little further each day and feeling that much stronger. Even if the weight doesn't come off, I have to feel good about the accomplishments I make in becoming stronger and thus healthier.

This is a new year. This is going to be a great year. This year is all about me!