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When is a quitter really a quitter?

Tonight, I finally got back to my evening walk. It was so nice to get back out there! But, oh what a set back a few days can be! I was so out of breath just walking.

While I walked, something I saw on The Biggest Loser this week just kept circling around inside my head. So, maybe someone out there can help me make sense of it. If you haven’t seen it and plan to … spoiler alert! During the challenge, the contestants competed on the Jacob’s ladder. They were suspended over the pool. The first one to fall off into the pool got 1 pound added onto their weight that week. The person that outlasted them all received a 1 pound deduction from their weight. So, the first person fell off at about 3 minutes. It eventually came down to the last 2 people … Darris and Koli. They had gone over 2 1/2 hours on the ladder. 2 1/2 hours is a long time to do any physical activity! They had some game play type talk. Eventually, Darris dropped off. He said he just quit.

Ok, so my dilemna …

When I go off of my healthy eating habits for days on end, I count that as quitting … even if I get it back together eventually and continue on, I have quit for that moment!

When I go days without exercising, it can be seen as quitting on me.

When I gain back the 10 pounds I lost, that is quitting!

But, to last on the jacob’s ladder for over two and a half hours before you drop off … that cannot be quitting! Bob & Jillian don’t say a word about the person who only went 3 minutes. They get upset with the one who stopped after a valiant effort.

Now, I hate to question trainers who are skinny and have such a great track record. But, how can this be?!? Is it the fact that he stated that he quit? Is it the mental attitude and not the actual  physical attempt? If it is, then i am even more disappointed because after he put in an effort like that, he should be counted as a winner not as a quitter. He should have been told about how great he had done! How proud he should be for going 2 1/2 hours! Because otherwise, no effort put forth would ever be good enough!

But, then again, I am fat!


About nonnymoose2014

I have recently retired from the healthcare field, nursing. As I try to figure out what I want to be when I grow up, this seemed like the perfect time to try my hand at blogging again. In the past, my success (or lack thereof) I believe hinged on my fear of revealing too much about myself. I have a desire to “put it all out there” BUT I want to do it on my own terms … anonymously! Thus came Nonny Moose.

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