Last night on The Biggest Loser we saw Adrian (despite her whining and fussing) get kicked off the ranch. But there are two really great things that we can take from the episode:
The contestants had to pack the total number of weight they lost back onto their bodies and then run a mile -- so each contestant went back to weighing the same number they did when they came to the ranch. They were all amazed at how being overweight had hindered their lives in the past. Jaron, who has lost a total of 100 pounds since the start of the show, described it as if he was carrying around a small middle school sized kid for much of his life. The challenge really gave each one of them insight as to how much more energy they have (mentally and physically) with their weight loss.
Also, Adrian had only lost two pounds for the week, which made her very disappointed with herself. She was sad because she was at the same weight she was at in high school. She felt that she was stuck at that weight in the past and now felt stuck again at the ranch. She said she felt like she would always be the "fat girl." Interestingly enough, since leaving the ranch Adrian has gained weight. This proves how powerful our state of mind can be. When striving to reach a goal, it is so important to realize that no matter what you are doing, it is YOU that is important and that we can all do so much more than we give ourselves credit for.
Fit's Tip: Don't throw yourself a pity party, it never helps and it often slows your progress towards your goal.