I Want To Be The Biggest Loser

Staying motivated is an extremely important part of losing weight.  Back in 2006-2007 when I set out to lose weight, I had loving friends and family around me to support me, but my biggest motivator was actually the show The Biggest Loser.  Tonight, season 12 of the Biggest Loser, Battle of the Ages, starts.  Over the next 3-4 months, we will watch as these contestants work their butts off, literally, in the quest to win the battle over obesity.



As The Biggest Loser starts tonight, I hope to rekindle the motivation they gave me 5 years ago and to set out on a journey with them again.  I want to continue aspects of my scaleless summer, focusing on how my body feels and really looking at what’s on my plate.  In addition, I will continue to track my calories online, eating 1500 calories each day.  Starting today, I will weight myself every Tuesday morning along with the Biggest Loser competitors!

Starting Weight: 226.6 (I am shocked to see it in the 220’s)

My goal, for some time now, has been to break 200 pounds and I know I can do that!!  I want to lose more body fat and to get into even better shape.  I’m not too far off and I know I can reach this by the end of the year!  Who’s with me?

This Week’s Plan







Off– sick

Oatmeal with fig butter and pumpkin butter

Butter lettuce with northern beans, mozzarella cheese, fat free balsamic dressing

Chicken burger with ½ slice of cheese, ketchup, mustard and chips with salsa

Resting and graduate work


Spin AM

Banana and Orange Dreamsicle SuperFood Pre-Workout, Oatmeal with pumpkin butter and peanut butter post-workout

Leftover salmon and asparagus, apple sauce

Homemade pizza (cheese, onion and bell pepper)

The Biggest Loser


3 mile run

1 egg, 2 egg whites, English muffin,  laughing cow cheese, and Orange Dreamsicle SuperFood

Leftover salmon and asparagus, apple sauce

Leftover homemade pizza

graduate work


Spin AM

Banana and Orange Dreamsicle SuperFood Pre-Workout, Oatmeal with pumpkin butter and peanut butter post-workout

Progresso light soup

Gnocchi with light alfredo sauce

graduate work


30 min run

1 egg, 2 egg whites, English muffin,  laughing cow cheese, and Orange Dreamsicle SuperFood

Progresso light soup

Dinner at Nats game

Nationals baseball game with Team in Training buddies



Breakfast at Amish Market

Lunch at Iowa game


Amish Market with my Aunt, Iowa vs. ULM game


4 mile run

Protein bar pre workout, post workout ??



plenty of graduate work (big paper to write)

I hope that each of you are having an amazing week and are enjoying premiere week!

What TV shows have you been looking forward to watching this fall?

Here’s my fall DVR line up:

  • Castle
  • The Biggest Loser
  • The New Girl
  • Modern Family
  • Law and Order: SVU
  • Grey’s Anatomy
  • The Office
  • Pan Am

WOW– that’s 7.5 hours of TV… I’m thinking a few of those shows are going to have to give.


9 Responses

  1. I love the Biggest Loser simply for inspiration and motivation. Although sometimes I would like to smack some of the whiney contestants!

    DVR line up:
    Biggest Loser
    How I met your mother
    Big bang theory
    Greys anatomy
    Modern family
    The office
    The Doctors
    And pretty much anything on Food network or HGTV

  2. I always find the biggest loser really motivating too. I’m also looking forward to the New Girl and Glee tonight!!!

  3. Your workout and meal plan looks great. The only thing I noticed is that you don’t have any weight training listed. If you want to lose body fat adding weight training will really help!!!!

    And good luck on reaching your goal. I have been there and know how hard it is but if you find a plan that works for you and stick to it you will be there in no time. I also found that weighing myself once a week was a great motivator as it helped stay on track as I kept seeing the number go down. I always weighed myself on the same day of the week and first thing in the morning. And again good luck!!!!

    • Thanks so much! I really appreciate that. I do need to figure out my weight training. I’ve been throwing it in on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday but it’s really all over the place. I need to take advantage of the weight room at my work.

  4. Great plan! I need to be more organized but I have a tendency to eat/exercise on a certain day depending on how I feel.

    I have a love/hate relationship with the Biggest Loser. It’s really unrealistic and sets unrealistic expectations for people who have no idea about healthy weight loss. But I love a show that promotes people getting healthy! I do miss Jillian Michaels though.

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