Day 7 – The Biggest Loser


     I’ve been asked a number of times if I was excited about the upcoming season of The Biggest Loser. A couple of weeks ago I was excited for the show but actually with a hint of dread. You see I applied for the show last summer and had a number of conversations with a casting director. I had made an impression but I didn’t act on finding a partner for the Couples Show. I was ready to tell my story but I couldn’t figure out why I just didn’t follow through with finding a partner. So you see either last season or this could have been my season. So I have been dreading this season especially the first episode. The first episode is the most difficult for me to watch. The recounting of their stories that parallel mine always made me cry the ugly cry. They were in the process of changing and I was not. I would explain to myself that I would follow through if I were on the show and had the time away from the stresses of life, had fixed meals to follow and had two wonderful encouraging me. Who wouldn’t? The stories would hit too close to home and yet I would do nothing to change. Especially since I would watch the show with a huge Chinese Dinner and ice cream in the refrigerator.


     Tonight I’m excited for the beginning of the show. I feel that I will watch the show with an expectation. I will watch the show excited to see what they can do with their time and excited to see what I’m going to do with my time. I will watch the show with different eyes. I know it has only been a week but already I feel this round is different. I’ve made a life change. I will stumble but I will not be blindsided. Every action will be a choice. I’m responsible. I’m not jealous for the Losers. I’m excited for them as I’m excited for me as well. Here we go BL lets loose together.

“So don’t get tired of doing what is good. Don’t get discouraged and give up, for we will reap a harvest of blessing at the appropriate time.” Galatians 6:9


  1. I have never gotten into that show, so I don’t even really know what it is about, but I can certainly understand why it could be hard for you to watch it this season. It is pretty exciting that you went as far as you did talking with the director.

    Make it a great day!

    • Thanks Steve.
      For the first time I actually enjoyed watching the show. I felt great because I’ve started more positive steps so I wasn’t beating myself up. Check it out its really fun.

  2. I’m on a similar journey and found you through 344 Pounds. I also watched BL last night – cried – at the GYM of all places. Such a great motivator!

    • Oh the gym. I must increase my intensity. Their intensity on Week 1 was amazing. It’s not time to wimp out especially since I’m making good choices. It’s all a process. BL will just be barometer.

  3. What a great story. And even better than that, I love that you decided to do this all on your own. No tv cameras. No editing. We just get you (or the “you” you decide to share with us–though that seems like a real you).

    And I know you’ll have success!

    • Thanks B
      You got me all right. This feels like the perfect avenue for me and so many others. What an incredible community of “Losers.” It’s a road that I’m happy to be on. I’m diving in.

  4. I am excited about the show this season also. I never watched it previously – but now it actually means something to me. Those people are struggling the way I am, and I am excited to see how wonderfully they do. 🙂

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