Monday, December 28, 2009

Biggest Loser

The oldest kid and I got the WiiFit Board for Christmas..came as one of those bundle thingys..with the The Biggest Loser DVD/Wii game Family Cookbook. Now, I do NOT make New Year's Resolutions ( I put them in CAPS because to some, they are the be-all, end-all). The only one I have ever successfully conquered was not wearing white socks for a year, but that was due to my love of funky cool socks. I digress. Anyways, I looked through the a little excited. These are doable recipes. Hmmmm, methinks, onto the DVD/Wii game...all sorts of games and exercises and stuff. A little more excited...perhaps I can do this? Now, unless you live under a rock, you should know what The Biggest Loser is. I live in a townhouse, and ok, let me hear collective GASP from the peanut gallery...NO, I have never seen the show. I know some of you watch it, though, and I'd like to hear from you. See, the gist I get from online ads and TV commercials is this...these people are at their wits' ends. And you know what, I'm about there. I'm 100 lbs overweight, I have high cholesterol ( I mean, off the charts), I have a recently diagnosed thyroid disorder, an about-to-be-diagnosis of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, I take 4 to 5 meds a day for various things.....and the kicker? I'm only 31! So, yeah, unless I want to precede my mother into the Great Wide Open, I need to do something now. My weak attempt at humor belies my fear....I have lost a child....I need to be around for my other two. I have tried them all...the Zone, Atkins, WW....I know I need to be I think my Wii can help me? For what it's IS here in my nice warm house. So, this year, perhaps I will try making one of those horrid resolutions....or maybe just a promise, to myself and to my kids; it's time for Mama to get healthy. And perhaps, with a lot of hard work and encouragement, this will be one promise I can keep.


LoveLladro said...

Ok... starting with the show. I freaking love it... I mean I just LOVE it! It's so awesome to watch people transform in front of your eyes. I actually end up paying less attention to the 'playing of the game' and more on the personal struggles and hardships. It's pretty amazing. Also, this season a friend of mine's friend is on... the younger part of the purple team ;~)

then... on to you. I know, without a shadow of a doubt that you can beat this. If there is one thing I know about you is that no one gets in your way... and that's how you should think of the 100 lbs... it's a person trying to get in your way and stop you. Take them out... lose them and keep them gone! You hit the nail on the head, you've lost enough... don't pass that to your girls. Take it from me, a motherless daughter... not cool at all. Please do it... I love you and I want to see you live a long healthy life.

And when it comes to the show, pay close attention to Jillian. I think she hits the nail on the head a lot by getting to the root of the weight gain... deeper issues than just too many ding dongs.

I love you lots and even though I am far away and can't do much, know you have my support and love!!!!!

LoveLladro said...

and sorry for the novel. hugs.