Well, I have to admit that I watched every single episode of The Biggest Loser this fall. We don’t have a television, so we watched them a day later online. It’s only the second season we’ve ever watched, but I enjoyed it..most of the time.
*Caution: I’ve wanted to get this off my chest for a very long time.*
My confession is that I have not liked Jessica (red from Arizona) or Elizabeth (yellow from the east coast) at all. They have irritated me. Mainly Elizabeth, because of her quitting attitude. Yet somehow she made it to the final four.
I have no really good reason for not liking Jessica, but she resonated the wrong way with me.
As for Elizabeth…
This is the critical, ugly Leah coming out, but I did not feel that Elizabeth deserved one bit to make it to the final four. She was up for elimination how many times???? [shaking head] She kept not giving it her all how many weeks??
Or did she?
This is the thought that is hard for me to handle, and why I must confess.
I have a feeling that the reason I didn’t like Elizabeth so much is because I saw so much of myself in her. Now, I’m not that whiny one bit. For the most part I also don’t try to act like I’m doing the best I can – I know when I’m not giving it my all – but I do see the need for someone else to push me, congratulate me and the slacking when I could do better in me.
Ada has been my hero on this show, but I think I’m more like Elizabeth than any of them and that bugs me. (Um, I think I see some of myself in Jessica too, so maybe that’s part of my dislike for her.)
Argh…. If you know me personally, or even as personal as blog following can get, you might agree with my husband that I’m nothing like Elizabeth. But don’t they say that the person you usually dislike the most is most like you?
*sigh* So, I while I have tried to be gracious with Elizabeth when watching the show, it’s been hard.
There. That’s my confession. I find so much inspiration from that show, but this season she really had me upset at times. I think, in a way, maybe it was a good eye opener for me as to how I’ve treated my weight loss journey.
While I know the changes I’ve made in my life are great and life lasting, I know I could do better. I will do better. And I guess I can be gracious enough to say that I was happy to see her comment during the finale that it’s not over for her, she will keep working on it until she reaches her goal.
Me too, Elizabeth, me too.