Archive for August, 2009

Biggest Loser

Saturday, August 8th, 2009

I just read this in a newspaper –

“Every year millions of people make a New Year’s resolution to lose weight. In fact, weight loss is the number one goal for 75% of adults; but most have given up by the end of the month.”

I read it and read it again! 75% of adults have weight loss as the #1 goal! How sad is that…really. Yes I could do with losing a bit of weight, not a huge amount but I hope that if anyone ever asked me what my number one goal in life was – weight loss would not even be up there in the top 10.

One of my favourite TV shows is Biggest Loser – I don’t care if it’s the USA, Australia or UK versions, I just love it. It is so inspiring to see these morbidly obese people completely turn their lives around. I especially love the finale when all the competitors get back together and you can see how well they have done from start to finish. Fantastic entertainment value.

Like I said, I could do with losing a few pounds, ok ….about 20 pounds. I know what I need to do is exercise more, but there is always a work deadline to meet and finding the time to get out of the house can be a problem. So I got an exercise bike…now it sits in the corner of the office glaring at me. But twice a day I get up from my computer chair put on some music, climb on the bike and pedal away furiously for a few minutes, then get back to work.

I can’t say that I have noticed any difference yet, my jeans still feel just as tight, but I actually quite enjoy my little exercise “breaks” and it certainly isn’t doing me any harm.