Thursday, January 28, 2010

Big Losers!

There are two parts to this post--the part where I realize something that I need to do for my body and my family and then the really funny part that came out of the mouth of my daughter. They both sort of relate to NBC's extreme weight loss reality show called, The Biggest Loser. I'll start with the serious part and then make then I'll "make some funny," as the clown-dad in the new Walmart commercial stated.

On Tuesday night I had a few late phone calls to make at work and managed to get home after 7:00--which is even late for me with my hour long commute. My lovely bride was not going to be able to make dinner so I used it as an excuse to get some fast food that I really didn't need. I've never had a weight issue in my 40 years of life, but lately it's been starting to sneak up on me. After changing clothes I decided to step on the scale in our bathroom--BOOM! I've managed to pack on about 30+ pounds in the past year or so. I didn't do anything about it, but it weighed (hey, a PUN!!) heavily (another one!) on my mind as I headed downstairs for the couch and the TV.

For reasons unknown to me, we (i.e. the wife and my 12-year-old daughter) decided to watch The Biggest Loser. Guilt came over me as I was sitting on my butt watching this show about health and weight loss and I needed to do something about my own body. About twenty minutes into it I left the room and ate an entire box of Little Debbie Swiss Cake, I didn't. Just wanted to make sure you were still reading. I headed upstairs to change change clothes again and got on the treadmill for nearly 40 minutes. It's a start and it's something I need to do every day in addition to changing some eating habits.

Now, here's the funny part. Before I got up from the couch there was a Subway commercial with one of the ladies from the show who was talking about her own weight loss and exercise journey. At one point she was in a mall moving along with a crowd of people and my daughter laughed as she said, "Hey, isn't she riding in an escalator?" I couldn't stop giggling and feeling proud that my daughter inherited my sense of humor.


Arby said...

You've trained them well, sensei.

After taking a couple of months off, I restarted my diet. This week. All is well.

Wanna race to your goal?

Big Doofus (Roger) said...

Hmmm. I'm not sure if I want to set a specific goal or not. I could see me getting to a specific weight and then letting off for a while. For me, what I REALLY need to do is exercise since I sit in a chair all day at work. I also need to watch my snacking. If I were to have a goal weight right now, it would be 180-185, but I hope to get their by exercise and diet.

Wani said...

You could always start doing TTAPP... I'm sure you've heard all about it from your sis-in-law.

Uvulapie said...

Limb removal, relationship problems and dining with the Flatulent Green Denture Geriatric Club are also great ways to lose weight.

Mr. E said...

Love that Clown commercial for Wal-Mart! Poor kids.

Sniz said...

you did NOT gain 30 pounds in a year! I'm sure it's been 3-5 a year or else you or I would have noticed it. But for the record, I haven't noticed a difference. Oh, and I think you should get on the treadmill today, no incline, slow speed, until your back feels better. Something is better than nothing.
Oh, and is it ironic that the word verification thingy under this box has the word "unfull" for me to type in???? Sometimes truth is more true than truth.