Friday, February 18, 2011


Praise God, it is friday! I am so excited to sleep in tomorrow! Well, I went to WW today and I was DOWN 3.6 lbs! Thank the Lord for a loss! I am so encouraged. I worked the program this week. Meaning I monitored everything that went in my mouth. I was not psycho. I still had lots of treats, but I just was accountable to them. I also am encouraged with running. I hate it, but it melts the pounds away more than any other exercise I can do. So I will keep up with it :).
I want to thank all of you for walking with me through this. I love the facebook messages, I love the texts, I love the emails. You really are helping me so so much!
I wanted to share a thought I had yesterday with you guys...I LOVE Biggest Loser. It is so fun to watch and I love seeing people succeed. But, I also can get discouraged by it. I wonder if it really is healthy to lose 20lbs a week? Its almost like porn for a dieter. Meaning, it is an unrealistic picture and something that really can never be outside of a production. I know that might sound weird, but I sometimes wonder if I'm doing more harm than good by watching these shows. I noticed on my DVR that I record THREE shows about weight loss. Andrew hates it. He thinks it's ridiculous. When is there going to be show about someone losing weight at 2 lbs a week and living a normal life? If I could live at the biggest Loser ranch, with no mexican food in sight and with Bob and Jillian training me 8 hours a day, I for sure would slim down. But I live a BLOCK AWAY FROM MAUDIES. Ha, it just isn't my reality. Anyway, what do you guys think? Does anyone else feel this way? Im interested :)


  1. Whitney-
    First let me tell you how much I LOVE reading your blog! Becca sent me the link the other day and I've spent the last three days reading it whenever I can so I could get caught up! It motivates me to keep going with my weight-loss/healthy-lifestyle journey and I can really relate to most everything that you say! It's so comforting to know I'm not the only one with these struggles and this insane love for food. I have comments for many of the posts I've read so get ready for me to back-track and post on them!

    Secondly, I LOVE weight-loss success stories. They're like my cocaine. I love watching them on tv or reading them in magazines and will often buy magazines just for those stories. My boyfriend (Ross) and I DVR The Biggest Loser and Heavy every week and we just watch in awe. Ross is a personal trainer at 24-Hour Fitness and his thoughts on the large quantities of weight that they lose on the show are this: when you're THAT big, your body wants to get rid of the fat and will do it quickly if you let it. 1,200 calories a day is really enough to sustain them because they have so much extra fat on their bodies to use as fuel. His only complaint about the show is that they don't seem to show the contestants proper form when performing exercises. I remind him that the show is entertainment, not instruction, and they could be doing it behind the scenes and we don't know it. 20 lbs a week is not realistic for someone who has a job and a life and can't be done in a healthy way. 2 pounds a week is the way to go! :)

    I'm so proud of you for really working the program this week and losing 3.6 -- that is so fantastic! Good luck this weekend!

  2. YAY for the big loss!!! So proud of you!! You know I love the Biggest Loser too because I love watching people identify something negative in themselves and work their asses off learning to change it. And yes, it's way over-the-top. Seriously, they obsess about how many calories are in a tablespoon of olive oil they will cook with. And weight loss is their entire focus for the time being, which isn't reality or even healthy on one hand. But what you're doing is making the same lifestyle changes, while not obsessing about them, and incorporating it into your reality. It's just as inspiring without all the unrealistic fluff. Love you!