Not The Biggest Loser

I just want to be…

Browsing in The Biggest Loser Australia

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I thought this would be the first year in 4 years that I wouldn’t apply for the Biggest Loser. However since the events of the last few weeks, I guess I am once again eligble. Strangely enough, it had not even occured to me to apply. I had thought about it a few times over the past few months, how I wouldn’t be able to and I was totally ok with that. So when a friend of mine asked if I’d apply with her (since this year it’s a couples show…not just relationship couples, but family, friends etc), I thought ‘why not?’ and it was genuinely the first time I’d thought about applying. I’m not sure how they’ll view me having a lapband, but I’ll give it a go. I warned my friend that I may be pregnant again by then, but she was totally ok with that. And so I guess I’m putting my hat in the ring once again, unless I happen to fall pregnant again. Applications have to be in by 11 August, so I better get started. As much as I’d still love to be part of the show, I don’t have my heart set on it as much as I did in previous years, so I won’t be as devastated if I’m not successful. I guess I have other things to look forward to now and also hope after my surgery that I can do it on my own.

I actually almost ran into Michelle, the trainer from TBL on Monday. She was walking around the corner, out of a coffee shop at the bottom of my building. I wondered if it was a sign! She was taller than I expected her to be and was whingeing about something to one of the guys she was with!

And now for some information which I am very proud of. I actually exercised twice today! I work with a very lovely girl who I discovered recently has also had the surgery by Dr Layani too. She found out about my surgery when she saw my photo in the Christmas newsletter which had photos of Dr Layani’s Christmas party! Weird! Anyway she asked me if I’d be interested in going to the gym with her just around the corner from work in the mornings. I hesitated as I am already a member of a gym near home and go sometimes with my best friend Shelly. These days we only really go once or twice a week, but I enjoy those times with her and I do like the gym. However since I am going overseas in 6 weeks and my contract basically ends then at this job, I thought I’d enquire about short term membership so that I could increase the exercise I’m doing before I go away. Aside from wanting to lose the extra weight I put on during IVF, I’m also terrified about all the stairs in the Greek Islands! The best deal they could give me short term was a month’s membership (and not that good a deal I must say…thanks Fitness First!!). I paid way too much for it, but I figured to be able to get in an extra 3 or more sessions in the morning would be a real benefit. So today I went for a 30 minute workout only (still trying to get my timing right so I don’t miss out on too much work) and then after work went for a 45 minute walk with my husband! Yay me!

Tomorrow I am meeting my friend from work at the gym at 7am and hopefully doing 45 minutes at least and then meeting Shelly at the gym near home after work for another hour workout. I’m feeling very proud of me. I just need to keep this up for the next month and I should see huge results!

Food wise today has been a small quantity but admittedly not very nutritious. I’ll get there eventually:

Breakfast; 1 piece vegemite toast, 1 skim flat white

Snack: 1 skim flat white

Lunch: 1/2 can lentil and vegetable soup

Snack: Porridge

Dinner: Optifast

With each episode, I adore her more…the funny thing is that in the beginning of the US series 1, I really preferred Bob and didn’t think too much of her training style. But through the years and after hearing a few personal stories of those that know her, I really couldn’t think of anyone I’d prefer to meet or train with…

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I haven’t been updating much, as the scales have been moving, but very slowly! I’m nearly at 19kg loss now…Looking forward to getting to a 20kg loss and then under 120kg.

I’ve been buying lots of clothes, in fact, I think I need to stop! I have too many to wear to work now. I’m happy if I can get 5 outfits to wear during the week, and I now have way more than that. I can’t remember the last time I had more than 5 basic outfits that I alternate during the week. I went shopping on Saturday and bought a Medium from the ‘Be Me’ range from Rockmans. I even fit in to a Small, but felt more comfortable with the medium. I also fit into a size 22 jeans, which is pretty unusual. Even after all this weight I’ve lost, I’ve still had trouble fitting into a size 24 and sometimes a size 26 jeans, so it looks like these last few kilos and centimetres have made a difference.

I’m absolutely LOVING the Biggest Loser. When do I not? But this year is particularly good. I nearly died of jealousy when the black team flew to the USA. I auditioned for last year’s show with Bryce, Steven and Sheridan. Interesting that Sheridan auditioned in QLD last year, but I notice the captions state she is from Victoria now. Last year when she didn’t get through to the 2nd round of auditions, everyone was shocked. We were all sure she would definitely be put on the show, as she was funny and really stood out in the crowd. We were amazed to see her go after round 1, so interesting that they put her in this year…what changed I wonder? I was sad that Steven left early. I know how much he wanted to be on the show and he was devastated when he didn’t get on last year’s show, so it was really disappointing to see him go. He does look like he is doing well though, so I’m glad to see that.

Have I told you before how much I LOVE Bob and Jillian? I really do adore the both of them and would do anything to train with them. What does a girl have to do to get to train with them? I’m thinking that I could still apply for the show next year and they could use a sneaky new twist…put some bandsters in the house to compete with non bandsters and compare the results! Unlikely they’ll go for it…but if it gave me a chance of training with Bob and Jillian…

I was sad to see Sean go tonight, but he has done so incredibly well on his own! 55kg since leaving the house! And how handsome does he look now!

I think my favourites at the moment are Sam, Alison and Carrieanne. Just really sweet people. And Courtney kept telling me that I was too nice to be on the show…but it just goes to show they do choose some nice people…

Has anyone noticed that in some footage of the black team in the USA, there are people training in the gym behind them? What’s that about? Anyone know?