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9.23.2009

Extreme Makeover {Me Edition}

{ae filkins}


So, today Amber wants to know if we watch The Biggest Loser and what we think? Is it inspiring?
To be completely honest, I love BL and I always have good intentions of watching it and I do sometimes, but I'm not faithful at all. I try to make it to church on Wednesday nights, and I usually DVR BL...BUT you should see my DVR schedule. It is JAMMED packed full of shows. Michael is always nagging for me to quit setting things to record. However, he does NOT allow me to delete shows. He does all the DVR maintenance. I'm notorious for deleting ALL the DVR'd shows. I don't know what happens. I think I'm deleting just my show and BAM...the next thing I know the whole DVR listing is EMPTY. I tried to play dumb the first time...like, "that CRAZY DVR...we should call them and tell them we need a new one!" After a couple of times...it's sooooo obvious that it's not a DVR glitch. I digress.
Even though I don't watch The Biggest Loser faithfully, I do love the show. I think it is amazing what those people can accomplish during their time at the ranch. I'm totally inspired and when I do watch I actually get pumped up and note some of the things that they are doing and apply it to my weight loss efforts. I also CRY... A LOT! At times, that can lead to emotional eating. So, I kind of have to be careful and be prepared with a low point snack, because I know I'm going to want to
IGAINED at WW today...AGAIN! It was only .2 (two tenths), but UGH! It is so frustrating. However, I stayed for the meeting today and it was so helpful. Our WW leader was talking about setting goals and how we see success. She reminded us that our weight does not define US! That is so true and such a great thing to remember. Also, she made mention that we should try to rid ourselves of stress. It is proven that stress alone can pack on the pounds or at least keep you from losing pounds. So, I'm making it my one and only goal this week to do some major stress relieving...exercise, prayer, devotion.
How are you doing?
Hope everyone is having a wonderful Wednesday!

10 comments...I love comments:

brainella said...

Stress. I so agree. We need to relax and trust things will work out, right? :)

shortmama said...

Dont get too down...You know you can push through it and do it!

MiMi said...

I know that evil WW scale all too well...me and the scale? We have a love/hate thing going. But you are doing great and the number doesn't define you!

kado! said...

DVR problems are not good....it is a machine I DEPEND on!!!

....hope you can knock the stress out!! ...and tell us your secret if you figure out how.... ;)

Shilo said...

Sorry about the gain! I know how that stinks! I finally had a loss for the first time in a few weeks last week! Hang in there! You're doing great!
Hugs!
Shilo
P.S. I miss my DVR!

Shawn said...

Keep your chin up! Next weeks all you baby!

Jen said...

Stress packs the pounds on me because I EAT when the kids frustrate me - b/c drinking feels taboo at 4 in the afternoon. Now 5pm is a different story :)

jenjen said...

Ok, I am mesmerized by your blog. I can't even remember what I was going to say because I am staring at EDWARD! What a yummy place this is!

Good luck this week. I also eat when I am stressed...

Have a good night!

XOOX
Jen

Connie Weiss said...

I agree that stress is horrible for our bodies.

i've noticed since I started exercising more...I'm less stressed. Well...I was until I found out my husband is probably getting laid off.

Have a great week!

Liz said...

I love that show! One of my favorites. I can't watch a single episode without crying!

Stress is such a huge problem. I would love to know the fix for living a stress free life.