28 September 2009


As I am struggling to loose this last 10 pounds I have been doing much evaluating of my exercise routine and eating. I don't know about you, but I love watching The Biggest Loser. I don't however love the fact that they can lose 3% or more of their body weight in just one week. I find myself jealous.

Anyway, last week on the show they talked a lot about their specific calorie burn targets and food intake calorie targets. They mentioned that their target burn was 6000 calories per day and their goal intake was 1400 calories per day. WOW. Crap. Really? Ah, NO wonder!

So now for the perspective in Weight Watcher Language:

Approximate Points Eaten per day: 22
Approximate Activity Points earned per day: 46

In conclusion, I think I will stick with saying good bye to my unwanted weight one tenth of a pound at a time! (Unless someone wants to volunteer to be my maid, nanny, and personal chef? Then, I might could spend enough time in the gym to burn 6000 calories per day!)

Also, after watching tonight's episode I have to say that I am excited to finally see someone on TV that professes to be a Christian AND at the same time HE ACTED LIKE IT TOO! Thank you.

What are your thoughts?



Cheryl said...

I agree with you 100% Slow and steady!I worked out last year at a camp with Ms Olympia Jenn Hendershott and she was saying that she is great friend with the old trainer Kim Lyons (a few seasons back) and the contestants are in a not in reality, they have no family contact, no work, no meals to prep, they HAVE to lose weight....once they get many put on weight. PLUS those wuick weight drops at the? Diurretics (spelling?) is what is used for the finally to shed all the water ...NOT safe or ethical in my mind!
Keep what you are doing, in the long run it pays off for a lifetime!!

Kamis Khlopchyk said...

Don't get discouraged, look how far you have come! You will get there because you are dedicated.

You have changed your life and your family's life. That is somethign to be hugely proud of!

Miz said...

you will get there and you have already impacted and changed your life and those around you!!

*no BL talk from this MizFit. caint stand the show :)*

if I can help at all let me know...

TheFitHousewife said...

Hi, I just stumbled across your blog and I think it's great!

I agree, The Biggest Loser is a great show but totally unrealistic! Who can seriously burn that many calories and eat next to nothing?? Not in this lifetime! Slow and steady wins the race. Good luck to you.

Cynthia said...

Girl...you just keep chugging along. You'll get there:)

Anonymous said...

Perspective. . .is an activity point equal to 20 minutes of exercise? Thanks, Natalie!