Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Weigh In Wednesday and Some Biggest Loser Chat

Dear Diary...

It's weigh-in day.  I wasn't excited this morning, because I just knew I was going to see a gain.  I can feel the luggage Aunt Flo has brought with her in the form of bloating...and it sucks!  My fingers are all puffy and swollen, and I'm retaining water faster than the Titanic. 

I did have a gain, but not as bad as I thought it'd be.  My weight last week was 238.6lbs.  My weight this week is 239.4lbs.  A gain of 0.8lbs.  I'm a little surprised, because I'm used to at least a 2-3lb gain whenever Aunt Flo is in town.  Maybe that means that all the exercising I did this weekend did have some affect on me, but I guess we'll have to wait until next week to find out.  I do know that despite not earning any money in my Reward Jar from losing weight, I still get to add $5 just because I worked out three times this week.  That's at least something.

It's definitely frustrating having a gain after working out so much.  Well, so much compared to how much I was working out before (aka none).  But, I've also been down this road before.  I know that working out the last few days of the week before a weigh in isn't going to magically cut off a bunch of weight.  I also know that I should take a gain of less than a pound and be very grateful for it with it being this certain time of the month.  Less than a pound is so much better than a 3lbs gain... which is what I feel like it should be with how bloated I am.

I also know, after watching about 5 seasons of the Biggest Loser that it's quite common to have a not so good week after a good week.  Last week, I lost 2.6lbs.  That's the most I've lost at once this year.  It's no surprise that this week wasn't going to be so great.

Speaking of Biggest Loser.  Can I just get a big UGH!!?  Don't worry, I'm not going to spoil anything.  I know that some people don't watch the show the night it's on thanks to DVRs, so I'll hold off on my actual rundown of the show.  I will say, though, I'm very disappointed.

I didn't start watching the Biggest Loser all those years ago because I was so addicted to reality TV that I just couldn't let another reality show pass me by.  In fact, I'm not a huge fan of reality TV because it's usually not very realistic.  I started watching because a friend of mine reached out and said "Hey, if you want some motivation to help lose weight, you should check out Biggest Loser.  It's so motivational".  And you know what?  She was right!  I would watch the show and think every single week "If they can do it weighing 300+ pounds, then so can I!"  But that's not happening this season.

This season has been such a big disappointment.  Well, that's not fair.  If the black team was the only team playing - and Roy a/k/a Santa from the Red team and Kimmie a/k/a the older lady still remaining on the red team - I'd be totally content.  But alas, that's not the case.  There's also the rest of the red team.  And they make my blood boil so much that I just want to say goodbye to the show and cut my losses now.

I'm not going to sit here and pretend that BL hasn't upset me before.  There has been drama in the past.  There's been arguments in the house, there has been game playing, and there has been some really annoying alliances - but to my recollection, there has NEVER been so much hateful, backstabbing, brutal bullying than what I've seen this season.  The red team seemed to have completely lost sight of why they are at the ranch in the first place.  And that makes me very sad.

Seriously, the past couple of episodes could be used in schools to demonstrate the ugly, hateful effects of bullying.  Kim and Conda are no better than two spoiled ass rich girls who have nothing better to do than be in everyone elses business and making their lives a living Hell.  And apparently, they're not happy doing it alone.  Now they feel the need to drag other people in to the mix.  It's so disappointing.

This season may be the season of No Excuses, but it's also the season of No Love.  The one thing that really touched my heart about the show.  It used to be a show where the team, despite the thought that only one of them could win the prize, would work together.  They'd support each other.  They'd rally for each other.  Their hearts would literally break from the thought of having to vote someone off and say goodbye to a team mate.  Not just that, but my heart would break about anyone having to go home.  Now?  I'm sitting there begging and praying that two women would get cast away from the show forever.  I find myself sitting there cursing and frustrated.  I don't like it one bit.

I know that NBC thought it might be a good idea to bring some drama in to the house.  The show is pretty clean cut.  People watching know what to expect - despite the continual curve balls and surprises that are often thrown in to the mix.  But that's where we got our drama - from finding out that couples were being broken up, gym privileges might be taken away, or something along those lines.  NOT a couple of two-faced, stuck up witches being thrown in to tear the self esteem and motivation apart of other players - and the people watching at home.   I just hope that NBC are keeping note of the Twitter action that takes place each week - cause it ain't pretty.  I'm not the only one to have these views.  I read thousands of Tweets last night from people who feel the same way I do.  The drama and bullying just has to go!

OK, I'll step off my soap box - for now.  I'm going to give the show one more week - just to see how last night's shocker (or probably lack thereof) plays out with the rest of the house.  If it's what I'm expecting to happen?  Well, I'll be done with Season 13, and will just wait and hope that Season 14 doesn't follow the same path.

Till next time. ;)


  1. Hi! New reader to your blog here! I have last night's BL on my DVR (fell asleep before the weigh in) but I agree with you 100% on everything you said about the red team, specifically Conda & Kim. It is hard to watch them. I get so annoyed because they are ruining such a privileged experience with their nastiness. I'm a reality tv junky and I appreciate some good drama on my shows, but when it gets to this level, sometimes I just can't watch anymore. Anyway, look forward to reading your blog!!

  2. Yeah...have you noticed that Bob and Dolvett are doing it to each other too? Snide remarks, eye rolling, ugly looks......just not a good example nor the spirit of helping everyone achieve their goals.

  3. Fingers crossed for a huge loss next week when the horrible bloating goes away!

  4. Seriously - I watched it last night and was so pissed off. They are SO MEAN. I just want to smack Conda!


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