Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Biggest loser assignments

Our first week's assignment is simply to log all our food intake for a week, plus water intake and exercise time. Got it. I log my food about half the time, don't pay attention to fluids too much unless I'm thirsty or I'm purposely counteracting dehydration (no, I don't believe in that old saw about 8 glasses of water), and I log all my workouts.

Part of our introductory packet is a little worksheet on which we're supposed to work through all our excuses for not losing weight. The examples they use like "I get bored easily" are mostly easily answered with "Just Friggin' Train", of course.

I think I'll submit my worksheet with some sage advice in mind:

"Your barriers: Too much child-minding time eats into training time".

"Your solution: Sell children to circus."

(Maybe I'm just a subversive, but I tend to resent the implication that any person who is a little overweight must be full of flimsy excuses or borderline mentally ill.)

7 comments:

jbmmommy said...

I love your solution, my coworkers must be wondering why I burst out laughing in my cubicle.

Good luck with the challenge. Not everyone has excuses, but many do.

IM Able said...

THANK YOU! Subversive? Who cares. I'm finding the assumptions of others (often well meaning others) in my work to lose weight to be the most frustrating. Each person has an easy trick that I should apply, because I've of course never considered to do that before because I'm a dumb fat girl. (There. I said it.) But it *is* frustrating when you have worked carefully on your training and do watch what you eat and do consume the proper amount of fluids, only to have an office mate say "you should just drink water when you're hungry." Grrrr.

LBTEPA said...

And the implication is that these 'excuses' are the only thing affecting weight. Coz life is SO simple like that.

Fe-lady said...

Hahaha...sell the children...
Now, I HOPE to god the people in charge of this thing have children, because if not, some heads will probably get ripped off by those who do!

I always made it a point to NOT EVER tell those in my office what or how much to eat...even when they asked!

Excuses...let's see...sleep may be one!

Lynne said...

AMEN!

jeanne said...

I hear you. See this is why I avoid these kind of things (nevermind that I just commented on how I wished my Y had this program). Like they're telling you something you don't know--eat less, exercise more. I don't need no pseudo-psychotherapy (well, actually, that's probably debatable)...what i'm saying is, hell yes, i agree.

Shawn said...

Well, the girls WOULD be fabulous acrobats, I'm sure...

;)

I've got one of those people who has the solution to weight loss, and is more than willing to give me advice. Too bad she's even fatter than I am.