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The Biggest Loser

My sister talked me into watching the premiere of "The Biggest Loser" last night. In the past, I have only seen portions of a couple of episodes, but last night I stayed glued to the tv for 2 hours. I felt sort of stupid, because I was already crying a little bit in the first 15 minutes of the show. Am I a dork or what?

Seeing these people who are overweight and just want to lose weight so bad, but have been unable to really make big changes in their life on their own was very moving. I have never been quite that much overweight, but I completely understand the struggle. If I had not changed my eating and exercise habits in the past year, I would probably be where they are within a couple of years (or less).

There was this portion of the show where they brought the teams into this medical room and talked to them individually about what is going on inside of them. The doctor would show a regular, healthy set of lungs and heart and then he would show them what theirs looks like. That was hard to watch. Just seeing the fat covering their lungs and making their hearts work so hard was difficult to see. Based on their current health conditions, they also calculated what their physical age is compared to their chronological age. One girl was 26 years old chronologically, but her physical age was 47. That is scary as hell! I mean, just realizing that most people don't live past 80, for example...even though she is only 26, she physically is only looking at 33 more years of life, tops, if she doesn't change her ways. Chances are, she would die at age 59. Isn't that horrible? I am so glad that she's on the show and making changes in her life.

The question I have is, what is my physical age? Lord knows I have abused my body in the past in several ways. The good news is that I have lost 17 pounds and am still working on getting into shape. The show really made me realize how much being overweight can really do to your health. I am definitely going to stick with the show and see how these people find the motivation to keep going. I know that I feel motivated to work on this morning, so that is exactly what I am going to do.

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