Wednesday, January 6, 2010

So THAT'S what I need !

Thanks to watching The Biggest Loser last night, I think I finally figures out what I am doing wrong with weight loss. Two things actually. And it occurred to me that there are probably a lot of us who are struggling that are doing the same wrong things. So in the interest of the betterment of mankind, I will share. Ready ?

1. My scale does not make beeping sounds while it weighs. This part seems critical. Unless the scale beeps it does not know if it should stop on those bigger or smaller numbers, and therfore gets stuck. I think this Saturday I should have the guys either beep, hum or whistle to our scale while we weigh in. It will help.

2. I do not own a colored sports bra. It seems to be an important bit of equipment in the process. Notice the eliminated team last night were men, and neither of which wore a sports bra. Note to self- buy a florescent yellow one.

Needless to say I watched The Biggest Loser last night. I found myself cheering when I learned that the heaviest contestant to date was not only from my home town of Chicago, but an Italian American like my husband and son. Ah, the power of pasta and pizzas !!!!

I worked on my quilt as I watched and found myself talking back to the screen with some of the contestants. (Note- I have been overweight all my life, and not only have had several boyfriends but married . Your weight is NOT what is keeping you from meeting someone. Your belief in yourself is). I also made sarcastic comments about the opening challenge ( contestants will race on indoor stationary bikes because after last seasons fiasco we are afraid of potential lawsuits and want to save near death experiences for later in the season).

I am asking myself if you sit and heckle The Biggest Loser , is this a sign of weight loss burn out ???


Enz said...

Ah, a coloured sports bra - I always wear white! And my scale never bounces up and down by 50 lbs you think mine is broken? It seems to settle on one weight right away and just stay there...that can't be good :)

The Incredible Shrinking Family said...

I think I would be suspicious if my scale did not swing 50 lbs ! After all, look what it does on Biggest Loser. And white bras are definitely at the root of our weight loss struggles. Just look in the stores. For bigger women they are almost always white, industrial looking and functional- never bright colored , fun and a fashion statement. This is because wearing a bright colored bra will make the scale wake up and behave. That's my story , and I am sticking to it !

Kristina said...

LOL! I am a huge fan of the show, but I love what you had to say! Never even thought that a brightly colored sports bra might do what my NOT eating right or exercising DIDNT do! lol And my scale doesnt beep (although it does say ERROR now and again...which makes me grimace), nor does it bounce around 50 lbs (unless its in the direction I dont want it to)..mine is like Enz's...its stuck on a specific number just now. Time to put the Eating Clean and exercising regimen to use....time to get off my butt this week! UGH! Heading to the store for that sports bra now!

Diane Fit to the Finish said...

I definitely think it's the beeping scale and the sports bra that is the magic to that show! You are funny!

I missed the opening - we are on Central Time and it started at 7:00 p.m. At 7:00 we are still trying to get little boys in bed!

Rebecca said...

pshew! Who would have thought it! I just need to get a colored sports bra and I am on my way to magic weight loss!