Sunday, July 6, 2008

The Biggest Loser

Not that I am a fan of the show, or that I even know much about it.

But I do have some thoughts that I would like to share about the concept of this show and the others similar in form to it.

We are obsessed these days with our weight.

Somehow or other we believe that we need to embark on a pain filled journey to whip ourselves into shape so that we may fit the images we are bombarded with on TV and in other media forms.

We want to be a part of the clinic that sculpted whatshernames body after having a baby only 6 weeks ago.

And what about those that have fallen of the wagon. Oh boy, have they ever let themselves down.

I really believe that the whole concept of 30 - 60 day weight loss or fitness programs is damaging to us.
It takes years to ingrain healthy habits that we can still rely on when things are tough.

What if instead of a complete makeover that lasts one weekend, we really only looked at one thing each year that we could improve (even only slightly) and decided to make that fully a part of our lives before moving on?

We would have some wonderful golden years to look forward to wouldn't we?

Take time with yourself. And enjoy the process.


1 comment:

Saffron said...

Okay everybody,
Here's a story that nobody wants to hear. It has taken me 1 year to lose 10 lousy pounds.According to my doctor, that's the way to do it.
Years ago,I was trying every diet on the market.I would lose 10 pounds in a month, followed by gaining 20.