The Biggest Liar

*Spoilers ahead – don’t read if you didn’t watch* At the end of each episode of The Biggest Loser, they show the eliminated contestant after they’re kicked off. A few weeks ago, I got annoyed with Blaine for saying he was doing an Ironman… and then giving distances that correlated to a half-Ironman. There’s nothing wrong with doing a half-Ironman instead of a full (heck, I couldn’t even hack one day of training for a half), but I thought it {Read More}

Jillian Michaels calls us out / reality TV roundup

I don’t know what it is lately, but Jillian Michaels seems to be taking over my life right now. First on Monday I watched her on the Today show, then yesterday I got a double dose of her: not only was it Biggest Loser night, but she was also the guest on the Rachael Ray Show (yes, I watch that religiously when I work from home). On Rachael Ray, Jillian said that plateaus in weight loss are really just a {Read More}

Another ass-kicking from Jillian Michaels to get me back on the bandwagon

I got back from Europe last night, and it was all too soon that I was back to the old grind this morning. I’ve been working from home for a while, and while it sounds like a totally awesome deal, it actually kind of sucks – I sit home by myself all day, in bed, and no matter how much work I do, I feel completely unproductive and lonely. I’ve taken to turning on the television as background noise for {Read More}

To elliptical or not to elliptical?

Ready for the list of maladies? Here it comes. Sunday I started getting a sore throat, and then I didn’t get that much sleep Sunday night, so yesterday I woke up with it much worse. It hurt to swallow, and I just felt achy and tired. I did some pretty intense weight lifting on Saturday while I was waiting on things in the oven. I didn’t stretch properly, and it was also the first time I had really done weights {Read More}

THE Jillian Michaels Story (also THE Jenn Widder story)

By popular request, I’m back posting the Jillian Michaels post before I get to the Providence Half-Marathon race report. (I really suck at posting lately). Last week I heard about something called “Workout in the Park,” sponsored by Self Magazine. It sounded kind of interesting, but the headline was what caught my attention: special guest appearance by Jillian Michaels. I LOVE Jillian Michaels and The Biggest Loser, and working out in Central Park sounded fun, so I signed up and {Read More}

My Biggest Loser Workout

Tonight I worked out while watching The Biggest Loser, so you’ll get a combination of show review and personal workout routine. When I first heard Vegas, my initial reaction (even before they showed Bob’s reaction), was… what kind of reward is that? If you’re trying to lose weight, Vegas is NOT where you want to go. I would have rather seen a reward of “you can go to Vegas OR you can make the other team go.” It would have {Read More}

Do your loved ones follow your lifestyle?

Last night on The Biggest Loser, the contestants went home to their families for the week. The idea was to see how they would do in their home environment. Most of the contestants had big parties thrown for them by their friends and family, and most of them included some food that was definitely not diet-friendly. Now, I think it’s pretty insensitive of the families to do that to the contestants (though I’m also guessing that the producers supplied the {Read More}

Biggest Loser: Water Weight and Real Losses/Gains

I have to say I really didn’t like last night’s Biggest Loser. I know I just posted two days ago about it being my favorite show, but I just thought that the focus of last night’s show really sent the wrong message. Losing/gaining weight is not about eating too much once, at a meal or at a temptation. It’s about a lifestyle. Eating one corn dog is not going to hurt you in the long run; it’s when you eat {Read More}

Biggest Loser: "Five Remaining Players Compete For Spot on Finale"

I decided I’m going to post Biggest Loser updates every Wednesday. I know the season ends next week, but a new one starts in January so I can just resume then. If you don’t watch Biggest Loser, you MUST start in January. My gym has TVs on the ellipticals, so I usually head down there to watch for a while, and then when I get tired, I go back up to my room and lift weights while I watch. It’s {Read More}