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Sunday, January 9, 2011

I Used to Be Fat on MTV! I love this show!

Have you watched MTV's new show I Used to be Fat??  I have and I'm loving it!  Maybe I wish I was that teenager and could have taken care of my weight problem before I started college but more than that, it's just amazing how the first 2 girls are losing about 7 pounds a week!  I really was amazed by Gabrielle from the first episode.  I couldn't stop the tears when her mom was not being supportive.  But in the end she did it, she lost the weight!

On the second episode they showed the teen girl going into a boutique style clothing store and of course nothing fit.  It brought back a ton of memories of when my girlfriends used to like to shop together and when I went with them, I'd either end up with nothing or one item that I barely squeezed into and really didn't look that great but I wanted to be able to buy something.

This show does make me stop and realize that exercise is really key for me in my weight loss journey and these girls moved A LOT!  I really have no excuse for not working out 5 days a week for an hour or more.  30 minutes, 3 times a week just really is not enough to lose the weight and who knows if it's even enough for someone with PCOS to maintain their ideal body weight.  I agree, it's better than nothing but in my honest opinion, it just is not enough.

Have you watched this show?  What are your thoughts so far?


  1. I love this show! It is so inspiring! and like you I wish I could go back and lose the weight then instead of trying to do it now =) That being said, healthy weight loss is 1-2 pounds a week and these young girls are losing 7 or more pounds a week and losing a lot of weight in a very short period of time. I think for long term weight loss a slower weight loss is better. Then again, if I had a personal trainer and all I could do all day is workout then maybe I could lose that much too. However, that doesn't mean we can't push ourselves harder. Don't beat yourself up about it though, start slow and build up, good luck and take care. I love your posts, keep them coming!

  2. Thanks Vicky! I agree, slow and steady wins the race but I do think the big losses motivated them to keep going. I've never known what it's like to be a normal weight, not necessarily super skinny, just normal and I'd love to see what 135 lbs feel like:) Guess that means I better get to the gym today!

  3. Yea wouldn't that be great? You can do it girl!