The Biggest Loser… & Winner

There aren’t a whole lot of shows on television that I can actually say I love to watch, but I do love to watch the Biggest Loser.  I love the journey each contestant is on, I love the way their lives are transformed and I love the results and how many have truly new lives.
For years though, I have been the one who watched the Biggest Loser, often times eating a bowl of ice cream, and said “I need to really lose weight and get in shape.”
I mean seriously, how hypocritical can one person be?
But, that was me, season after season.
And then one day, I woke up.Boy, did I wake up!

{You can read about it here and here.}It was scary.  It was tough.  It has saved my life.

The newest season of the Biggest Loser kicked off on Sunday night.  I sat watching it, sipping my water with tears in my eyes listening to all of the stories each contestant had to share.
Now I know a lot of drama is added (you have to keep those ratings up), but some of the words I heard from contestants have come from my own mouth.
As I watched the premiere on Sunday & Monday, instead of saying “I wish” and “I need”, I was saying, “I’ve been there, I know how you feel.”
This season, this show has taken on a whole new meaning for me.So after nearly seven months of eating healthy, working-out, beating plateaus (talk about discouraging), and even falling off the wagon where am I?

Let’s try 70 pounds less, 10 dress sizes smaller, and turning into one strong momma.

I have a son who loves going to the gym with me, and despite being a wrestler, he can’t keep up with me!

And, I have a husband who has started working out as well, and just by changing his diet is off of all his blood pressure medicines that he has taken since he was 19 years old!

But, I suppose right now, the greatest victory of all is this ….

For the first time since 2006 I am wearing my wedding rings.

It was a huge moment for me!

I know the new year brings a lot of resolutions for a lot of people, with losing weight being the number one goal.  But most fail.

Why?

They don’t know why they are doing it.

As for me, this is my reasoning for this radical lifestyle change.

When you decide why you want to, jump on board.  I’ll  be right there beside you.

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8 thoughts on “The Biggest Loser… & Winner

  1. Fantastic Jennifer. That show also helped me to think a different way about food. I have only lost 44 pounds though – but am very happy about that. Happy New Year

  2. Oh you are inspirational. Just so you'll know, I've lost hundreds of pounds in my life. They always find me again and bring along a few of their friends. That's why I really liked the words from Spark People. True. It's all hard. What a wonderful way to celebrate by being able to wear your wedding rings again. They're so pretty and I know that it means the world to you. Continued blessings!

  3. I lost 80 pounds 2006-2007, and gained back 28, and for past several years, gained and lost the same 20 lbs. I am so annoyed at myself. I try not to look back and make smart(er) decisions each day. I need to move more, pushing myself through the pain. xo

  4. Dear Jennifer;
    Congratulations on losing 70 pounds! What an accomplishment.
    I love the Sparkpeople community, a lot of support there.
    This is my first visit to your website. Great site!
    I look forward to visiting again!
    Brenda

  5. Oh Jen! My eyes are filled with tears (It was the rings that did it!)and I am doing a happy dance and giving you a standing ovation! Well done my friend. I am SO very proud of you. I am sure it was not easy.

    Yeah for Jen!

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