There is something about the competition, accountability, and challenge of The Biggest Loser group of which I am a part, that has changed me completely. I couldn't control my eating before this started. That is so cliche, but honestly, I am talking dozens of cookies in one sitting...and honestly, I had kind of given up. With three little kiddos, lots of responsibilities, and a husband whose love is unconditional, I just couldn't get motivated to lose the weight.
Then came the invitation to join The Biggest Loser competition with my former partner, Rachel. In ten weeks, I lost 22 pounds. And I find myself now on Sunday nights, the night before Monday morning weigh-ins, eating green beans and fat free cottage cheese and drinking lots of water. I cannot believe how my habits have changed. I actually say "no" to cake!!!! (Those of you who have known me for any significant time know this is just plain CRAZY talk!)
When I am tired or emotional, I don't eat chocolate or cheese anymore; I reach for a low sodium V8 or popcorn. My daily intake is so healthy that when I eat something super fatty or high in sugar, my body actually feels yucky. And mostly, I just don't want to pay anyone ten bucks (the penalty if you are the lowest on the totem pole for the week!)
So I sit here munching green beans, and kind of enjoying it as my pre-pregnancy pants are starting to fit again. Oh dear, what will I do when the competition is over?????