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December 13, 2006

The Biggest Loser

Tonight is the conclusion to season 3 of The Biggest Loser. I've got it Tivo-ed. It's so amazing to watch these transformations. I always think what could hapen to me if I was sequestered away for 12 weeks with nothing to do but work out and someone there to cook for me.

I've made some weak attempts at weight loss before. My blogsphere friend Tom Planck made a huge lifestyle change a few years ago using the Body For Life program. It was amzing! A weekend sports warrior like me who gained a substancial amount of weight when he planted his church. Tom even ran a little online contest for friends who wanted to do the same. I fizzled out after just a couple of days...

There's always that one point when people make the choice to change. I think mine was this past Monday. I stood in the room with my Dad's cardiologist following his angiogram. His left artirial decendant artery (known as the "widow maker")is 100% blocked. My Mom asked the doctor what caused this condition. The doctor turned his gaze towards me and said "a big belly and the stress of pastoring is what did this to him."

Unless I make some lifestlye changes (that I can live with everyday), I'm setting my family up to potentially be the biggest loser. It's not good stewardship of my life if by my own choices my life is cut short.

A small bowl of oatmeal for breakfast. I'm off to the gym right now. Maybe by the next season of The Biggest Loser, I'll be celebrating the changes I've made rather than wishing that could have been me.

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