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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

I just don't know if I can watch Heavy

I've watched the first two episodes of the A&E show Heavy.  I wrote about it a few weeks ago.  Click HERE to read that post if you're interested.  I am thinking that I may not watch it anymore.  It just makes me too sad.  I think those people need WLS, not unrealistic exercise sessions with trainers who say things like, "No more chocolate cake!" as they work out.  I don't understand how they can sit down with the bariatric physician and surgeon and he DOESN'T suggest they have surgery.  On the last episode he said that one of the participants was not likely to be successful.  How can he in good conscious not offer a treatment option that improves those odds?

Changing the subject...Today's my weigh day and I'm down .8 lbs.  (.4 kg.).  Boy, it sure is hard to get excited about such slow losses!  But it's okay.  I'm happy with the weight I'm at (176 lbs. - 79.8 kg.) and a loss is a loss!

So what else?

I received some awards lately and I wanted to thank LDSwims and Mom2fourredheads for thinking of me.  It really makes my day to be honored in this way!

One thing that I can say about blogging for a year (my blog turned one yesterday) is that it can be difficult thinking of things to write about!  Hopefully I'll be more inspiring tomorrow!  Bye!

13 comments:

Sandy Lee said...

New topics will come out of the blue. I get weirded out watching the Biggest Loser and have had to stop. It seems so demeaning at times. The people are humans and for some reason they are treated like circus freaks.

Sherry said...

I couldn't either. I don't understand what this giant trend is with making a huge deal out of 'losing weight without surgery'. I mean, why is it suddenly so popular to announce that fact? Every talk show has "success stories without surgery!" as if it is some badge of honor.

If you are DYING b/c of your weight, you do what you gotta do to get it off. If that is a trainer great, but surgery would be a faster and more solid option, for sure.

Bonnie said...

I know what you mean about trying to find interesting things to write about. I try to keep in mind that my blog is really for me, but I still don't want to bore my poor followers. I haven't watched Heavy and don't think I will after what you said.

Silverhairedgoddess said...

I only watched heavy once - and I did feel sorry for the people - I agree with you, why don't these people investigate the lapband and see if it's for them, of course, if they don't have insurance it is a costly venture - I had to pay out of pocket myself - with the economy now adays alot of people just can't afford it... I thank God every day that I was able to get a loan to cover it

Nella said...

I was gonna watch it but opted not to! Happy I did...

Drazil said...

I just watched Heavy. I'm a sucker for reality TV and those people always inspire me. If they can do it, I figure so can I!

The Cozy (not crazy) Coconut said...

Hey first congrats on your 1 year!! And I've not watched that show yet - but I haven't for the reasons you mentioned. It looked depressing and hopeless to me from the teasers. Its kind of the reason I don't watch Biggest Loser either. While I love to see them success and lose the weight - it just feels unrealistic to me b/c I can't work out 8 hours a day like they do. I know some people are really inspired by that show - but I'm not.
I also agree with you that the doctor I think should make the suggestion on surgery to save that person he's deemed 'helpless' or most likely to fail. Definitely improve that person's odds at living a healthier life - c'mon doc - get with it!!!

Shannon said...

i actually watch the weight loss shows. Im the same way as drazil...if people far more out of shape than I am then I can deffinatly do it. I watch them while I workout for motivation.

Dizzy Girl said...

I don't know if I love Heavy either...but of course I continue to watch it.

On the weight loss tip- congratulations. You might not love the speed in which you're losing, but a loss is a loss is a loss is a loss. And welcome to the world of skinny- weight loss slows WAYYYY down. I have lost 1 pound in the last month (not that I'm skinny, but it just gets harder the smaller you get). Still trying though!

Keep it up girl you are doing so great!!

xoxo

MandaPanda said...

I find it harder and harder to watch weight loss programs. I don't think they all need surgery to be successful but I just don't get why it's not thrown out there as an option.

Momto4redheads said...

Congrats on the WL...it definitely comes off slower the skinnier you are...so be glad you're in the 'skinnier' zone lol!!!

Amanda said...

I thought the 1st episode was AWFUL. The 2nd and 3rd were a bit better. But the physician they meet with at the beginning?? Talk about no personality! And I was so infuriated at his comment regarding that one woman and her success. Kick her while she's down, why don't ya?

Mary H. said...

I watched one episode last night and I prefer it to Biggest Loser any day. I watched the very first episode and I found it inspiring, but I do sometimes get wierded out about watching WL tv shows. I noticed in this very first episode that when Jodi was in the Dr's office, there was a white board on the floor leaned up against something that had a diagram of the lapband on it, so maybe they do discuss it, but they just don't emphasize that in the show for some reason?

Overall, I liked the show and watch it while I do steps on the wii fit...