The Road to Fitville 9.19: live blogging The Biggest Loser

  • September 19
  • Today’s weight: 160 lbs.
  • Up 1.5 pounds since August’s check-in
  • Pounds lost since June: 6
  • Minutes it took to run my fastest mile this week: I don’t even know

I’ve gained 2 pounds since the Hood to Coast relay, and I’m feeling a little lost.

Even this post is a day late. I normally blog the Road to Fitville on Tuesday. But what can a person say when her mouth is full of baked brie?
“Every day I try, and every day I fail.” That’s what someone just said on the premiere of this season’s The Biggest Loser, NBC’s reality show that pits teams of obese people against one another in a weight loss competition. And at this low moment in my journey I can relate. As I sit here on my couch watching the premiere and eating poached pears with low fat ice cream, I can’t even remember how many times I’ve had that feeling.

Looking at all these people lined up hoping to be chosen to lose weight at the Biggest Loser ranch, I can’t help but wonder how easy it would be for me to gain that much weight. To get that far off track, simply by going forward the way I am. Waking up every day intending to eat right … and failing.

Then my mind rebels and says no way. I will never let that happen. Just last week I admitted to myself that I am an athlete. Just this morning I got my running shoes on and had a lovely run before work. I’ve made a real change with my exercise over the past several years, and now I’m a person who has to exercise. I feel terrible when I don’t.

So how can I get there — to that level of total change — with my eating?

Stay tuned. And in the meantime, send me your ideas and inspirations. I’m a loser who could really use them.

Author by Larissa Brown