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03 September 2007 @ 02:16 am
last 2 episodes & more!  
hello dolls! so...what did you think of the last 2 episodes? for those who don't get our canadian tv, let us discuss a couple of points that made me think.

1. in the one episode the girl said she ended up being really disappointed that all of her friends and family who were all "i'll do ANYTHING to help you lose weight and support you" and then pretty much crapped out...have you had that happen? discuss?

2. the one girl in the other episode said that she thought maybe she held on to her weight so that she could just keep coasting in a position (emotionally etc) in her life where she didn't have to venture out of her comfort zone. have you experienced that? discuss?

my answers:

1. i know i sure have. i've had 8 million people tell me they would do aquasize/walks/whatever and then when push comes to shove have never, ever made themselves available (i guess that's just proof point that you really have to rely solely on yourself and if someone supports/joins you it's a bonus).

2. i can see her point totally but honestly can't say i feel the same way. there's been lots of areas in my life that i've coasted but being afraid that weight loss would make me confront other changes has not been something i've had a problem with.

ps: i SO love how this season they show the people working out more and more with the trainer and that each person's fitness testing in the start is more personal for them instead of carbon copy (totally awesome that paul made that one dude pull him on that ATV)!
Current Mood: curiouscurious
vibrantbeauty on September 3rd, 2007 12:41 pm (UTC)
I'm behind on episodes actually and catching one in a few minutes.
The last one I saw was the woman who had the disabled daughter. She complained because her best friend crapped out on her and they weren't talking for a few months. My first reaction was "Obviously her friend wasn't ready herself." I really hated that they alluded perhaps the friend was jealous of her success. Maybe, maybe not. Maybe the friend would actually like to talk about something that isn't related to her friend's weight loss/calorie intake/gym/body or that her friend will be all over the tv? LOL
Sometimes we forget it's OUR weight loss journey not anyone else's and that we have to be accountable only to ourselves in the long run.

I do like that they are showing the workouts more too. I'm excited every time I can catch a show :)
jennas_crush on September 4th, 2007 02:50 am (UTC)
Hi it's Jy from Kitas_innocence. I don't use that LJ much anymore, but here I am. Thanks for the email, I appreciate you thinking of me.

1. I can honestly say that my friends and family have always been supportive of me losing weight. They don't necessarily do all of my adveture type things with me, like surfing, but they are happy to accompany to make sure I get out of the house and burn some calories.

2. Same as you, I have been lazy about certain things in life, but only because I want to feel in control. Losing weight never solved any of my problems, but it certainly did give me more confidence to face and resolve problems.
BruiseBluebruiseblue on September 4th, 2007 06:21 pm (UTC)
The woman whose friends crapped out on her said something to the effect of, "I'm not going to ask them for help.." - if you need something, you've got to ask. Make your needs known. Not doing so, acting the martyr, gets you nowhere.

So really, that was her fault - her parents were willing to help but not willing to butt in, so she needed to ask for specific help, when she needed it.