Thursday, May 14, 2009

The Biggest Loser

I love to watch The Biggest Loser. It's so unbelievable to me that a person can loose that much a healthy only 4.5 months....18 short weeks....some of them over 100 lbs in such a sh0rt amount of time!!!!
Plus...this go round....the "winners" were all "older" folk.
The fellow who lost the most weight....
(that included his time away from "the ranch")
(I cannot even imagine)....
just turned SIXTY-FOUR YEARS OLD!!!
Yes, I just typed SIXTY-FOUR....there might be hope for me yet!!!
Oh....I do need to share this little "funny" with you before I go on.....I told my friend last week, that I came across something from WW, and since January 2006, I've lost 21 lbs....oh, thank you, thank that rate....I should weigh about what I need to by the time I turn 60!!
She told me I would be one hot 60 year old....
see why she's by best friend?!?!?
Okay....I got a bit off subject, didn't I?????
For those of you who watch the show.....have you noticed how the majority of the "contestants".....I say that because they are competing for $$$$$....but, have you noticed how they change??? I'm not talking about the physical change....I mean how their personality changes. Not all of them....but the majority....especially, the women (and that's a sad thing to even have to admit...that it's mostly the women!).....get so arrogant after their weight loss. They seem to just come out there and strut. Now, I'm not saying that they shouldn't take pride in their accomplishment...but....why do most all of them get so cocky, for lack of a better word??? And, how many do you hear say they want to thank God for giving them the strength to endure. The two that I wanted to win, didn't....the father and son team. I would have loved to see them go on and win the at-home, and the grand prizes because they seemed to be the most grounded of all of my eyes, at least, they were the biggest winners....
even though they weren't the biggest losers!!!
In case you all haven't already picked up on one of my pet's arrogance. I don't handle cockiness very well. Give me somebody humble any day!!!
All of this reminds me of some verses of scripture:
Proverbs 16:18 (NLT)
Pride goes before destruction, and haughtiness before a fall.

In my own life....if I've ever lost any weight, and bragged about it....I'd gain it back about as soon as I lost the first few ounces!!!!
(you see as you get older even a few ounces mean a lot!!!)

Job 15:31 (KJV)
Let not him that is deceived trust in vanity: for vanity shall be his recompense.
A lot of these contestants are trusting that just because their bodies are smaller....all will be right in their world. The perfect job will come along, or the perfect mate is just going to magically appear...just because they're thin!!!
Proverbs 13:11 (KJV)
Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathereth by labour shall increase.

This verse really goes along with The Biggest Loser, don't you think???? The money they won was somewhat because of their "vanity"!!
It seems like I've been on a "diet" most of my life...and I'm not even going to say most of my adult life....most of my life. My Mom told me she used to put me on a "diet" when I was just a young girl, which might be why I have such a "weight" problem to this day....because it was instilled in me at such an early age that "thin is in". I'm afraid that I probably did the very same thing to Jess....sorry, Jess...
In my opinion....each of us who want to loose weight....should want it because this is the body God blessed us with....this is our "temple".....and we should want to take care of it because our body is where His Holy Spirit dwells!!!

1 Corinthians 3:16 (KJV)
Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?

Hope this gives each of you something to think sure has me....and I'm realizing more and more....and more....that I write this blog because God is truly trying His very point things out to me....even if nobody else gets one thing out of it (but I sure hope you do, too!!)
I challenge each of do something "healthy" for your body some veggies....a piece of fruit....take a little walk....drink more water....let's all just start out small....and see what changes can be made...with God's help!!!
In His Most Precious Love....and with mine!!!

1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad the oldest and the unhealthiest man won the $100,000 prize. He scared everyone when he passed out on the show in the beginning of it. I was hopeing that the father and son would win too. And yes being God's children we need to take care of the temple he gave us. No I don't do a very good job either. I may be small, but my breakfast in the morning is coffee. I know I should eat but I don't. I more than likely skip lunch too. It's hard to eat while delivering mail. Don't want to have food smudged on someone's letters! In the last couple of years I have drank more water than I have ever before so I guess it is a slow start. Love ya!!!! Don't forget you are "BEAUTIFUL"


Kind words are like honey—
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