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December 16, 2008

Waiting for the winner!

Filed under: Entertainment,nutrition,things I Looove,TV Shows — by heatherdc @ 10:35 pm

Are you watching “The Biggest Loser” finale???? You should be. This show is amaaazing.

The first hour is almost over, and they’ve brought out all of the former contestants. We have one more weigh-in before the “Home” winner is decided, and….WoW. These people have stepped it UP. I haven’t watched a season before this, so I can’t compare, but I’m seriously in awe.

The truth? 60% of Americans are overweight. Around 30%….are classified as Obese.

These numbers are just that, numbers, until you see it everyday. I see quite a wide range of patients. But half of them, on a daily basis? Overweight. Obese. Type 2 DM. High Blood Pressure. High Cholesterol. Etc. Or…..all of the above.

I have quite a job ahead of me in this Nutrition path of mine.

What’s the one thing that most people don’t get? Or maybe just choose to ignore?

The health problems that are related to obesity, they go away. With the weight.

Thats part of why I love this show. It brings a face – and this season, a family – to the epidemic. You pull for these contestants, you watch them become healthier week by week. You watch their diseases, health complications, insecurities, and (obviously) weight melt away.

Anyway. Thats my spiel! This show is awesome. I’m already excited for next season. Maybe I’ll be done by the time they film Season 8, and they’ll introduce a new cast member….Heather-the Trainer. 😉 Yessss.

UPDATE: And the winners are……HEBA (at Home) and MICHELLE (overall). Who both look like completely different people! Gorgeous. Congratulations!!!

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5 Comments »

  1. watching RIGHT NOW! i cant believe these people. they all look so amazing.
    did you just see the preview for next season!?!??

    Comment by ANG* — December 16, 2008 @ 10:41 pm |Reply

  2. I knoooww right?!! Crazy. I can’t wait.

    Comment by heatherdc — December 16, 2008 @ 10:44 pm |Reply

  3. You can be my personal trainer, I’ll allow it. I just watched the finale, and I was so excited by the winner. I was really hoping Amy would pull off winning the $100,000 instead of Heba, but oh well. It really is amazing how much we all just let ourselves go. I was sick of myself with an extra 20 lbs, I couldn’t imagine letting myself be much heavier. It scares me.

    Comment by Playful Professional — December 17, 2008 @ 1:11 am |Reply

  4. Have you seen the show Ruby about this young woman in her 30s I think who finally wants to lose weight and get healthy? It’s sad she’s at the point she is at such a young age, but it’s good she’s finally making a change.

    Comment by Sassy — December 17, 2008 @ 1:48 pm |Reply

  5. PP-I would love to ! 🙂 seriously, i’m always up for a nutrition talk. I wanted Amy to win too, she was awesome and looked SO freakin cute!

    Sass- yes yes I have seen this! Mostly just the coverage on E News. ha, is that sad? I think it’s great that she’s makin moves, but yah….wow, long road ahead.

    Comment by heatherdc — December 17, 2008 @ 11:23 pm |Reply


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