Wednesday, January 2, 2008

The Biggest Loser...

We, as a family, love watching The Biggest Loser (NBC) on Tuesday nights. It's really inspiring to see reality TV that actually changes people's lives for the better. Now, granted, they do vote off someone each week, but the voted off person still goes home and stays motivated because they have to come back to the Grand Finale lookin' good.

The new season started last night with couples as teams- first time they've ever done this. Teams of mother/son; husband/wife; EXhusband/wife (that's the drama thrown in there); friends; teammates; etc. One set last night was a dad and daughter who's combined weight was way over 600 lbs- dad alone was 400+. The saddest part- he really didn't want to be there and she did. She wanted to change her life, save her dad's, bond, etc, but he just didn't have the motivation and drive that she did. (Ironically, he lost 19 lbs in the first week, and she only lost 7 and was in the gym WAY more than him- he kept sleeping.) They were the first team voted off- she was so upset.

I think what hit me was he had THE OPPORTUNITY of a lifetime and he blew it. I mean, can you IMAGINE how many people try to get on that show and don't? It was disappointing to see someone disregard something so exciting and so important. I don't think he realized how hard he was going to have to work. I guess he really WAS the "biggest loser".

It just made me think about oppotunities that pass us by all the time because we are too lazy to accept the challenge. I'm too tired, too busy, that's nice for someone else, etc...and we BLOW IT. We miss something awesome that could change our lives forever.

Keep your eyes open in 2008. And watch The Biggest Loser- you'll be inspired to at least TRY.

4 comments:

Born Blonde said...

When I read that, what struck me was not the opportunity he lost being on the show -- but the opportunity he lost with his daughter. He had a chance to bond with her in a special setting in a unique way and for them to come together as a unit. It makes me want to make those kind of opportunities with my own children. Thanks for telling us about it.

Mary Jackson said...

I love love love the biggest loser. That was such a bummer what happened last night.

Love the photo challenge on the blog - will do my best to participate. :)

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Lori said...

I think the photo challenge for Aug 25 should be GREAT HAIR rather than FAMILY.
Either way I win the category, but it just makes me happier when it's for my hair!

foxfamilyshorts said...

Ann, I need some help with this digital camera I've had now for a year and 1 month....
And how to get them on my blog....