Thursday, April 16, 2009

The Biggest Loser

Yesterday was my WW meeting...and I lost again! Not a ton...0.6 lbs., but I'm very glad to be going in the right direction. I also got an award! It's a charm of clapping hands with the number 16 on it for staying with the program for 16 weeks! Pretty exciting! Here's to another 16!

Also, I've been keeping up with my running. You may remember that this week I am up to 8 minutes of running at a time. Well, dare I say this running thing is getting a little easier?? Who would've thought, right? Yesterday when I ran, I couldn't even believe it was me. I ran for so long without even getting tired! Now don't get me wrong, by the end...I was sweating like a pig and was ready to be done...but for most of the workout I felt really good! I really didn't expect it to ever feel like this. I'm actually looking forward to the day where I can run the whole 30 minutes (and yes...this is really still me writing this...I promise!)

My current inspiration and motivator is Tara from The Biggest Loser. My husband and I are VERY into this show. I know he only watches it because of me...but he loves it...I can tell. Here's a before picture of Tara from when the show started 15 weeks ago:




The girl weighed in at 294 lbs. the first week. And after 15 weeks on campus...check her out now!




I mean, can you even stand how freaking gorgeous she is?? She has lost 112 lbs. And she's not just losing a ton of weight, she's also winning just about every challenge possible. The girl is a machine! She is so strong and has so much endurance and drive. It is really encouraging to watch her transformation.




BUT...my real fave on the show is Mike. He's 18 years old and the sweetest kid around. He works so hard and he is really getting results. I am loving the changes in him...inside and out. You can totally tell he is getting more confident. He never talked at the beginning of the show...and now he's always chatting up a storm in the interviews. Here's his before pic:




He weighed in at 388 lbs. to begin the show. After his makeover in week 15...check out the cutie pa-too-ti now!




His makeover was my favorite. He has now lost 145 lbs. It's simply amazing.

If you don't watch this show, I definitely recommend it. It gives you inspiration and it's good for your diet too! Who can sit and eat ice cream or pizza while watching someone work out?? Well...I can...but not all the time...and I DO feel bad about it.

So here's to all of our "after" pictures!

(all photos courtesy of The Biggest Loser website on NBC.com)

24 comments:

Brittany Ann said...

You go girl! Keep up the good work! (Mike is my fav too, especially after the sweet talk he had with his brother on Tuesday night! Loved it!)

Ruggy13 said...

Wow! Good for you on going down! Day one went great and I feel like day 2 will go even better! Hubs saw the magazine cover with tara on it, and said... dammmnnnn...

She looks amazing!

Baker's Cakes said...

I Love The Biggest Loser too! It is so inspiring!!! I watch it on the treadmill and on my bike trainer :) I'm a week behind b/c I watch it online, but I can't wait to see their makeovers! Your post has piqued my interest! And good for you about the running! It's so nice when it becomes easier! Keep up the great work!!!

Mrs. Smith said...

Yes! You are doing so great with the running! For real. It was seriously only a few weeks ago when I could barely run more than a mile. Our bodies are so much stronger than we think!!! Mr. Smith keeps telling me that it's all in my head. I still think that some of it is in my legs, too, :) but he is mostly right. Power through and you WILL be able to run for 30 minutes! I am guessing it will be in less than a month!!!

Southern Bride To Be said...

Wow, I've never watched the show, but maybe I should.

d.a.r. said...

I am freakin' obsessed with this show!!! I cry every single week. Kristin is my favorite, and I so badly want her to lose the weight so she can go home and have babies!!

But, I adore Mike, too. I cried so hard when Max got all upset about how he is the "big one now". I really hope that when Mike and Ron get home, they ride Max hard so that he can be healthy, too.

Dollface said...

wow. Look how great they look!!! I think that its much easier to shed 100 pounds rather than these last 10 nagging pounds I want to lose. But congrats on your .6!!! xxxooo

The Novelista Barista said...

Wow! thats crazy! i have never watched that show before, how the hell do they lose that much weight?! I cant even lose 1 pound!
I know that running is the way to go though, and congrats on losing weight!! Keep it up!!!

Blue-Eyed Bride said...

i'm such a tara fan!!!

and good for you!!! keep it up!!!

Lindsey said...

You go girl!!! Congrats on your loss!!!

Adventures in Newlywed said...

Good for you! And those pictures are AMAZING!

Megan said...

I LOVE biggest loser. && Congrats on your weight loss as well!!

Becca said...

Congrats on your weight loss! Any amount is a good amount! I haven't been watching TBL this season but I think I will watch the rest of it! Tara looks amazing- go her!

Dugout Daisy said...

I'm so proud of you! Keep it up!!!

pocket full of pink said...

Congrats on your weight loss!! Seeing before and after pictures from the show is always such a huge inspiration! It really is incredible!

Emily said...

Yeah on your weight loss!!! Keep it up my friend:) heading in the right direction every time:)

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

tara rocks it! we love the show too! and a huge congrats on your loss and on your awesome running!!

The Shabby Princess said...

Yay for 16 weeks!!! And YAY for running!! I know that it's hard to build up that endurance (let me tell ya, it wasn't that long ago that I could not run, like, at all)--but, you're doing great. Slow and steady wins every time (no, really). You're a rockstar!!

Jackie said...

I LOVE the Biggest Loser! But I'm not watching it this season :( I've heard it's a good season though. I may just have to go back and have a Biggest Loser marathon and watch them online. Congrats on your weight loss and running! Way to go!!! You're an inspiration to me =)

The Novelista Barista said...

I gave you an award today!
http://novelistabarista.blogspot.com/2009/04/award.html

Happy Friday!

the undomesticated wife said...

Congrats on your loss!

Elyse said...

Congrats on your weight loss and keeping up the running!! Great news!

Mrs. G.I Joe said...

HI! Just found your blog through French Kiss and wanted to say hello:) I absolutly love your blog and want to read more! Hope you don't mind but I'm adding myself as a fallower:p JLC is the best I agree and I totally want her as a real life friend too! HA!

Anonymous said...

Way to Go!!! I love Mike & Tara too. That girl really knows how to go after what she wants. I have been walking 30 minutes a day and working out on Wii Fit fr 30 minutes a day. I lost 15 pounds. This week I started the running program. So, I'm just running a minutes and walking 4 but I never thought I would do that. And guess what, IT'S FUN! Keep up the good work.