Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Day 37 - Thank You for Rejecting THIS Biggest Loser!

I don't know if rejection is the right word here.

I didn't get chosen, I wasn't picked, I didn't win.

But did they reject me?

And WHO are THEY, anyway?

The Biggest Loser Season 14 Casting Crew. That's who.

Didn't choose or pick me. Just down-right rejected me.

To them I say:

Thank You!


I haven't talked much (here) about my whole experience with trying out for Season 14 of the Biggest Loser. In all honesty, it was such a surreal 4 weeks of my life that I prefer to keep it tucked away for now. But I did take (at least) two things away with me, from it; and of course, I am going to now share them with you.

Firstly, I made a promise to myself, while down in Philly, that no matter what happened with the show, I was not going to remain another minute in THAT body.

To that end, I began my new life the day after returning from Philadelphia and it's been a bit roller coaster-ish, but I'm staying mostly on the right track. And with 20 pounds down, I must be doing something right.

I don't wish to disparage anyone else who has gone through the casting call/audition process, but I will say that I refuse to be 9 Seasons in and still trying out. Yep, I've been fat for all 13 seasons. No more.

So thank you for that, Biggest Loser. I am one less candidate for your show and yes, YOU did that.

Secondly, I realized that I still do want to help people live better - mind, body, and spirit. I've been doing this in one way or another for the better part of two decades now; but HERE is where it gets even better.


I cannot share that second bit any more with you at the moment. Trust me, it'll be worth the wait.

Now, I'm not going to lie. KNOWING in Philly that I wasn't it, didn't all the way prepare me for the email I received the other night. Coming home and hopping on this weight loss journey didn't keep me from thinking that they MIGHT call, still...

But they didn't.

And at the end of the day?

I'm okay with that. Because I am doing what I promised myself. And I am working toward paying it forward. And I WILL be the next BIGGEST Loser!

Thanks again, Biggest Loser (et al.) for rejecting this over-weight, over-whelmed, under-motivated, fat girl. You have NO IDEA what you've done for me...yet.

Till next time!


August 100 Miles Challenge Update: 

Sandi: 52.26 miles

Anna:  39.5 miles

Kathy: 67.71 miles

Steffie: 56.05 miles 

Bernie: 4.3 miles


Remember, if you want me to track your miles for August, just shoot me a note and I will add you to the blog. If you are here already and I've got your numbers wrong, just shoot, no, just let me know and I'll change it. I'm good with that. Cheers!


Starting Weight: 306.4
Goal Weight: 150
Today's Weight: 286.6
Total Lost to Date: 19.8

Scale 'n' Toes 8.22.12


I am a work in progress, always. Sometimes I stumble, but I always get back up. The hard part is knowing which direction to turn. If I go THAT way, I know I will fail. This time, I'm going THIS way. It's a new direction for me and I will NOT fail. Cheers!