Why I am a fan of The Biggest Looser
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Don't hate the show but use it as a took to help you on you journey. There are a lot of things you can do in normal life that the show will help you with. Now read on!
The show has been going 15 seasons so it must be doing something right. I do believe that it is unrealistic for people to give everything up for the 4 or 5 months for the show, I don't know of anyone who could do that. That is not to say the one quarter of a million $ is not an incentive. Ask yourself what are your chances of winning!
I started watching the show around 2008 and got in to it. I had missed a few shows at this time and it was just something to watch. I like a lot so over weight just watched. This after spending most of my life at a healthy weight. In 1991 I was 10 stone 8lbs (148 pounds or 67 and bit kilos). I lost a job where I was on the move all the time lifting and carrying heavy loads. I could eat what I wanted and didn't care as I never put on any weight.
I ended up getting an engineers job spending a lot of time just driving, eating junk food at all times of the day. My weight went up to just under 14 stone 195lbs.
Having found TBS I thought I can do this but of course I did not bother until they put on a repeat of (I think) season 7 (may have been 8) when Tara blitzed the opposition by winning every challenge and did not fall below that yellow line. This really got me interested in the show but I still sat there.
What did happen, she opened my eyes when they had a challenge of pulling a car a quarter of a mile along a track but could load their opposition's cars up. Tara got loaded with about 300 lbs She nearly quit the show but she was talk out of quitting and focused, with head down she beat the lot of them.
At this time, I was trying to get serious about getting my weight to "normal" when I found SP. That was back in July 2012, 8 months later I was at my goal weight of 70k (154 lbs) but decided to drop a little more and that it would be nice to be 10 stone 8 lbs again. I have maintained 67.5 over that time as TBS keep me focused.
One thing I did learn is that loosing 10 - 20 lbs is a no, no, as I never lost more than 2.2 lbs in a week but most time just under that.
You can get some good ideas from TBS but don't take them too far.
Stick with the SP plan as it does work as long as you tell your mind that you can do it.
My favorite quote that I have pinned up on my wall is:
"how can you know that you can't do it unless you have tried and failed"
This has now kept me going nor nearly 3 year.