Way to go, hikari! :yay
Way to go, hikari! :yay
Great post, hikari, congratulations!
This is so true, and it has bothered me since the beginning - and they always show the disappointment on the faces of the trainers whenever someone only loses a few pounds. You were right on the mark with your comments. :upQuote:
What I call the "Biggest Loser" effect was in play again last night: To wit, any posted loss of less than 10 pounds being a big fat failure of will on the part of the contestant. ANYBODY who has attempted weight loss knows, especially for women, how slowly it comes off, even when you are doing everything right. But in the face of 27-freaking-pound losses in one week by some of the men, 5 pounds, by contrast, is 'failure'. Are you kidding me?? A 5-pound loss in a week would make anyone, man or woman, champ of his/her neighborhood Weight Watchers chapter. At least half of any first-time weight loss is going to be water; a 5-pound loss in subsequent weeks is probably pure fat, and so that is awesome! But in this climate of wildly inflated expectations (pun intended!) I think both the contestants and the viewers at home might lose perspective on just how hard it is to lose even 2 pounds in a week.
The people at the ranch ('scuse me, CAMPUS) have the privilege of focusing exclusively on working out. For those of us in the real world, and when they return, eventually, to the real world, 8-hour workouts are not an option. I know that huge weight loss numbers make for good TV, but it is no wonder that most of the former contestants, 2 and 3 years on have put back a lot of their weight--it came off extremely fast, under extreme conditions. Unless they could sustain 8-hour workouts every day (with a full time job and family, who could, and still get any sleep), they will not be able to maintain that insane pace of weight loss.
Great job, hikari! :yay
Excellent post, Hikari! :up
Whoa, that is a seriously good post! And entirely accurate.
I loved the part "A 5-pound loss in a week would make anyone, man or woman, champ of his/her neighborhood Weight Watchers chapter."
Great post, hikari! Congratulations on the award. :yay
Honours this week go to a JulieAnn, for this post in the ANTM forum.
Originally Posted by JulieAnn
Way to go, JulieAnn :banana
Great post!! :)
Great post, JulieAnn. :yay
Congratulations, JulieAnn! :yay Glad to have you posting here.