Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Because Mr. T says so..

Well well well, what do we have here, I'll tell ya, we have a fella that ate pizza for dinner and surely went over calories for the day, if only by a slight bit. I am not too worried about it though if I am being honest and just thought I would mention it, ok now that I have that out of the way I did have a good day otherwise, intake was really good and I did get out for a walk early in the day so in all honesty the pizza was probably not really a bad thing (yeah keep telling yourself that fat boy) I do plan on going out for a walk again today as the weather is insanely gorgeous out right now, its a cool low 70's with a breeze and sun breaking through fat white rolling clouds and I can't let that get away from me.

The biggest loser premiered last night and of course I watched and something kind of struck home with one of the people on the show this year, the older gentleman on the yellow team as he walked into the gym said something to the effect that his back was burning and knees hurt as he walked into the gym and he hadn't even done anything yet and he was wondering if he bit off more than he could chew. I 100% related with what he was saying and it could have been something that I would have said just 9 months ago and a corny as it is going to sound, I felt for the guy because I knew exactly what he was talking about and I feel that a lot of people will see that and think that he is being over dramatic or that the show is making a bigger deal about it than it is, and its not. before I decided to lose weight I was that guy, I would walk up a flight of stairs and by the time I hit the top I would be winded and my back would be hinting at some pain, standing for more than a minute or 3 would result in back pain and just plain old being uncomfortable and this was just how daily life went for a long time. I think a lot of over weight people get the rep of being "lazy" and I do not think it is the case as much as unable to do the things that seemingly make them (us) lazy, so anyone that is in the opinion that fat people are fat because they are lazy, please try and understand that it is not the case in all situations. I am not what you would call a lazy person (though my wife might have a different opinion at times) and yet I was 534 pounds at my heaviest and would make excuses for why I was not doing the most remedial tasks, might I be called lazy for that? have I been? you betcha and all because I was (am) fat, its a foolish point of view in my humble opinion to equate fat with lazy when its more like unable to do the task, an excuse is made up (mostly to save face) and bamn! a label is applied.

I am also in the belief that people need to take control of themselves and be held responsible when they are at fault for their weight or the lack of their weight loss, and I am not talking about the person putting fourth the effort and still not succeeding, if effort, real effort is being applied and the results are slow or just not happening thats not who I am referring to, I am talking about the people that are not eating healthy and not exercising on a regular basis and fully expect to lose weight on the basis of because I said so dammit, it just doesn't work like that. We have to put in what we want out of it, we have to expect to work hard to get big results, and thats just the way things work. That fella on the biggest loser when all was said and done was put on a limited exercise routine of no more than 30 minutes per day because of health issues and still managed a loss of I believe 17 pounds (I might be wrong but it was a big number) so it can be done even with limited exercise which I am actually an example of as well with my back injury limiting my exercise as well. I enjoy watching that program because I am finding that I can relate with a lot of what some of the people on it go through and the things they say are all too familiar, and to think I didn't watch season 1 because I did not agree with the name of the show "the biggest loser" a show about fat people, I thought about just whats being implied here? are they calling fat people losers? and I get that the name is because they are losing weight BUT I do believe it has a dual message going on even today as a huge fan of the show. the good out weighs that slight negative IF it is even a real negative, so alas I watch faithfully and enjoy every minute of it.

Last night as we watched the show Wify and I had a conversation about that if I had applied for the show and got on that I would surely win, now whether thats true or not I don't know but I think it is, and honestly I am still heavy enough to be on that show! another thing I was told by wify last night is that I am not to mention her "plumbing" in my blog any more like in yesterdays post so I will try and refrain from doing so, oh dear looks like I just did it again, ooopsies.

Thanks for reading

As Ever


  1. Arse - Just watch your back buddy. Muahahahaha


  2. LOL!!!!!! HILARIOUS!!!!

    I agree about the dual messages in the title of your favorite show...I had thought that the first time I heard about the show as well. But, you're right that the good outweighs the bad, so watch it we will. I missed the premiere, but I've got the good ole DVR set to record future new episodes, so I won't miss it again. I definitely think you would be the other contestants' worst nightmare in that competition. Of course they consider the percentage of weight loss in comparison to the person's starting weight...and I'd have to do the math on that to figure out how much you've actually lost, in comparison to past winners' percentages...

    ...and I'm not going to do that, btw. ;) lol!

  3. I have a lot of mixed feelings about the Biggest Loser too, and I wrote about it in my blog! I really felt for that guy on the yellow team and I'm concerned for his health. I have back problems too and know that feeling when it's aching and burning and all you want to do is find a place to sit down. I'm not sure someone in your face screaming "THE ONLY WAY YOU'RE GONNA GET OFF THIS TREADMILL IS IF YOU DROP DEAD!!" is really motivational. Sometimes I feel like they portray fat people as extremely undisciplined people who need punishment. Then at the same time, I kinda like the show because I think if they can get through a day of boot camp style exercise, surely I can ride my stationary bike for 20 minutes!

    Anyways, my 2 cents. I think it's WONDERFUL that you've lost 150 pounds!! Woo hoo!! Good job Zeusmeatball!!