Contestants blog: week twenty-three
POSTED: Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 11:00pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 11:04pm
BATON ROUGE,LA (NBC33) — James Henry with the green team writes:
I went to look for a new suit this weekend and discovered that I'm down from a 50R to a 44 athletic cut jacket. I have been forced to recognize all the excuses I used in the past for being overweight. Here are just a few: 1) "I'm just barrel-chested," 2) "It's genetic," 3) "I have a slow metabolism," ...and my personal favorite... 4) "I have a large frame." Admittedly the last one is true (I'm 5'9" and wear a 44 while the average 5'10" male wears a 40), but I relied on excuses for too long. I've gotten where I am through hard work and dedication....and I'm not going back!
James Newman with the orange team writes:
So hard to believe we are almost finished with this competition. I know I have made some friends for life along the way, and a new way of life as well. A big thank you to everyone that has given your support to all of us in Losing It In Louisiana.
Rebekah Worrell with the pink team writes:
It has been kind of hard for me to get to the gym lately… I have been eating healthy and trying to stay motivated. The hardest problem I have had is staying motivated. But with the help of my family, friends, and all of my ‘Losing it in Louisiana’ friends I know I can get back on track!
Anita Katzman with the yellow team writes:
My favorite part of our Fitness Retreat we had last week was when we heard the trainers talk about common pitfalls and what they think might be a concern for each of their contestants. After 6 months, it can be easy to fall back into old habits. We need to keep remembering why we started in the first place. Everyone is going to slip at some point, but as long as we start over and don't give up, we can all reach our goals.
Kris Cusanza with the red team writes:
Cheese is evil. I find myself constantly wanting to add cheese to everything. If I don’t watch myself I’d add a trillion unnecessary calories. Switching gears, I am so proud of our group. Every time we get together there is a visual difference in our sizes. We are looking a lot leaner. I also notice as a group we’ve done a good job sticking to our over all diets even when we slip up. Let’s keep up the good work and make this a permanent lifestyle change.