Do you guys watch the reality television show, Big Loser? I don't, but last night I managed to catch the season finale. They sent the contestants home for six weeks and then brought them back for one final night. The transformations were incredible. The four finalist lost, on average, around 49% of their body weight since the start of the show. The fact that they did this without surgery of any kind is simply amazing. All in all, this is just another prop to inspire us and shows me that we can do anything we set our mind to.
*begin political rant*
I'm not a really big fan of reality TV. I do like "Big Loser" and "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition". Never mind that these folks are making a profit off of these shows. It touches me that actual lives are being improved by the private sector, and somebody's money is being put to good use. Now, I think that if we could just apply that rule to the U.S. Government. Anytime they want to spend our money on something stupid, we earmark to a program that makes over peoples lives. LOL. That would cut 60%-70% of government right out of our lives.
*end political rant*
Sunday, I start back on my long runs. I have a nine miler planned. With that in mind, and the fact that I want to be a "Big Loser", I'm going to work real hard to break this wall and weigh below 200 pounds by the end of January. Six pounds in two months sounds doable.
Oh, yea. Doctor says I'm all healed, and I don't need medication to control my acid reflux anymore. Yay me!