My Biggest Loser Confession

*Caution: I’ve wanted to get this off my chest for a very long time.*

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.

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.

About Leah@MyNewEnding

I'm a 44-year-old wife and mother who begins her day with God and coffee. When my youngest of 3 kids started college I went from a SAHM to a full-time job. I love being an attendance secretary. A lot has gone on since I started this blog in 2009, but one thing remains the same: I will not give up on my health. Join me as I share what that means for the season of life I'm in.
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6 Responses to My Biggest Loser Confession

  1. Syl says:

    I think we all have a little bit of Elizabeth in ourselves, the important thing is that we keep fighting to be like Ada.


  2. jesseybell says:

    You are not alone in disliking Elizabeth – she just didn't work very hard and don't lose very much weight but somehow made it to the final 4. I wonder if anyone voted for her over Ada to make it to the finals.

    Now Ada is definitely awesome! Wish she had won, but I am glad Patrick did too – I think he was the first winner who really showed how much he not only needed to lose the weight, but he really needed the money as well.


  3. Leah says:

    I totally agree with you JesseyBell. I liked the final three, wished Ada could've won, but having some family and friends hit hard by the recession, understood why it was so wonderful for Patrick to win.


  4. *Whitney* says:

    I couldn't believe that Elizabeth made it to the final 4. Really?! But I know exactly what you mean. I never really thought about it, but I think I may see a bit of Elizabeth in myself. I act like I give 110% but in reality I know deep down I don't. What a reality check and a great post!


  5. Laurie says:

    I am new to your blog, BUT, I totally agree with what you said “LOVED ADA” what the heck was Elizabeth doing up there. And, I think the SAME thing…I don't work as hard and I whine….that's why I continue to struggle.
    Thanks for that insight.


  6. So alike we are in thought! This is only my second season watching too and I haven't like Jessica from the start either. Not sure why. They only kept Elizabeth because she wasn't a threat to win. She's so going to gain all the weight back within a year. I was shocked that she even finished the marathon. I thought for sure she would weenie out 1/2 way through!


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