How Much is too much?
Wednesday, February 05, 2014
Ok this is one bandwagon that I have to jump on. I myself have always had a problem with shows like The Biggest Loser but have to also admit that I still watch. Is it for some kind of perverse reasoning? ..maybe. Or is it because I know what the contestants are going through and feel their pain and want to see the "remarkable" transformations.
As someone that has personally lost over 100 lbs (yo-yoing up and down 10 lbs), I know how hard it was to find the healthier me. Let me tell you it didn't happen over night and it sure as hell did not happen in a few months. My journey has been a long hard road that has taken several years and to be honest I wouldn't have done it any other way. Sure I'm not rail thin and don't fit into a size zero nor do I want to. I am a healthy 140 lb woman with curves and strength that most people are begging for. I cherish every curve I have and have accepted the fact that certain parts of me are still there for a reason and will probably be a part of me forever...and that's ok.
My biggest concern with the results of the latest season is that it seems to me that the most recent winner Rachel Frederickson is way to thin. In my opinion she has lost the weight too fast, I don't see how she could have possibly gained the knowledge or received the proper tools to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Especially since she doesn't look healthy now. might I also add that it is said that the camera adds pounds. I applaud her for taking action to find the healthier her. I just worry it may not last.
Ok I know I shouldn’t judge but I would be remiss if I did not at least express my take on it especially since I have been in her shoes to a certain degree. There is a difference between being healthy and looking healthy. Not only physically but emotionally.
In the New York Daily News article (attached below) Rachel is quoted as saying:
"I followed the advice and the support of the medical team on ‘The Biggest Loser,’
Boy do I believe that. It just made me sad yet hopeful. I hope and pray that the medical team also advised her that dropping 59.6% of her body weight was drastic. I also hope and pray that if she has learned something and that she takes some time and reflect on what she did or didn’t do to get the win.
Just my thoughts. What do you all think?