AKA my neighbour.
I have watched a few seasons of America’s hit show, The Biggest Loser. I never watched religiously but I watch it here and there. This season, I have made a point to keep up with the show because there was a man from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma (my hometown) who was a contestant.. not only that, he lives in the same neighbourhood as my parents (the neighbourhood that I grew up in). His children go to the same elementary school as my step brother. I wouldn’t doubt that my mom and I have passed him running on one of our nightly walks. And this particular man happened to win the biggest loser!!
There was a huge story about Danny in our local newspaper. He is a celebrity around here! No one can doubt that he looks damn good for a middle aged man, and mighty damn good for a man that used to weigh in over 400 pounds.
Danny’s advice on losing weight.. Keep a food journal. “Find out what you eat. It’s all about budgeting. If you don’t budget your money, you end up in debt like I was. If you don’t budget your calories, you end up fat- in debt- like I was! Find out what you are doing and make a change.”
I highly agree with Danny on keeping a food journal for those who have a massive amount of weight to lose. However, for me, I cannot do that. I obsess and analyze every little morsel of food that enters my mouth. So, I can’t count calories or keep a food journal. I know what a portion size looks like, I know that I need protein, vegetables, whole grains and fruit and that is enough for me.
What did you think of the biggest loser finale? or the biggest loser, in general? I think it’s a great show and it has good intentions. The show has managed to wake up Americans and made us realize that we are not a healthy country (in general, of course). The biggest loser shows people that if you put your mind to something and work hard then you can change. You can achieve your goals. But, I think the show can be a bit harsh. Not many people can dedicate that much time to losing weight and spending hours upon hours in the gym. **And Tracy did not look good, in my humble opinion. She went from the overweight side of the spectrum to too thin for her body frame.