This morning while pounding out a 5 mile run on my treadmill (it was pouring rain! and thundering and lightening! in November!) I was watching The Biggest Loser.
Bob started talking about one of the contestants who has absolutely NO support at home. She comes from an Asian family and some of it is cultural but there are are some other factors that are in play as well. Literally, prior to getting to the ranch, this young woman never got a single word of encouragement or support from her parents. As she put it, the other contestants were hearing "Yay, you've gone to the ranch! You want to help yourself! How can I love you and help you?!" from their families and her family's response was "You'd better not come back from that ranch unless you've lost at least 100 pounds." Big difference there.
This was the week when the contestants get videos from home. Guess who didn't get one? Her fellow contestants felt so badly that they ended up making her a video to let her know how incredible and special she is. When it came time for the weigh in, Bob was worried - as he put it
What can I control? How much food I am eating, how much exercise I am getting, how much sleep - or if not sleep, rest I am getting. What I wear each day, how fast I drive, the people I choose to associate with, my attitide towards people I come in contact with.
A lot of the rest, well it's probably not up to me. As Chris said in her post,
If you had a bad week, let it go and focus on today.
a bad week didn't get you fat...bad months, bad years got you fat.
That and the inability to climb back on the horse.
so, without further ado,