Monday, August 02, 2010

Diet Class

You know that television show, "The Biggest Loser"? Turns out there's a regional version, as well. Here in my neck of the woods it's "The Biggest Loser: Detroit Edition." Seeing an opportunity to get some professional help in my never-ending battle with the weight loss gremlins, I applied for the contest. And they picked me for the initial round of interviews! I'll be one of 50 doing an on-camera interview with WDIV (Channel 4 in Detroit) this afternoon. The website is here, but it's still last year's version. I am going to assume they will update this page once the contestants have been chosen.

From that group they will select ten, with six being the actual competitors and four being alternates. You can be sure that I will keep you posted.


I had joined a weight loss organization. At one of the first meetings I attended, the instructor held up both a candy bar and an apple. Pointing to the apple, he asked what attributes the apple had that would help us lose weight. "Low in calories," and "high in fiber" were two of the answers.

He then took comments on what was wrong with the candy bar and concluded the example by saying, "Apples are not only more healthy for you to eat, they are cheaper. Do you know I paid seventy-five cents for this candy bar?"

From the back of the room a small voice said, "I'll give you a buck for it."

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1 comment:

Dr Eric Berg said...

another way i losing weight. hope this can be effective just like others.