1/16/07

UFC doesn't even make me this violent...

I love watching X-weighted, but this show makes me MAD! Most people get mad at Paul for being a prick but I actually LIKE HIM. That's right, I said it. I like Paul Plakas. Every episode he drops in to guide overweight Canadians towards a healthier life and every week/episode they seem to encounter a huge roadblock to that success: themselves. Some of them, I can understand. There have been people with health problems, huge family crises, etc. that have prevented them from reaching their goals, but others...pure laziness! You have to wonder what these people are doing the entire 6 months?! Today, two female radio announcers who 3/4 of the way through the program seem to have stalled in their progress. These ladies started crying doing stairs, complained he was yelling at them meanwhile they were yelling at him. Um, hello? Aren't you "wisecracking" radio personalities? shouldn't you be a little more thick skinned than this? Than a doozie of a line as they're trying to explain their shortcomings in working out and what activities their actually spending their time doing. "Who knits for exercise?" - i DIED laughing at that! Mostly because i knit, and it's damn hard, but she was trying to justify it as some form of exercise and Paul stuck it to her. I don't mean to sit here on my high horse because I've had success on a weight loss plan, because I've had failures and set backs before, this is just an observation....but losing weight is about finding motivation, sticking to something and seeing it to some sort of end or goal. If you're signing up for a show that you KNOW is airing NATIONALLY, one would think that would be motivation enough to stick to a program, especially when a camera is shoved in your face on a regular basis and you're half nekkid doing measurements and all...that's why I don't get why these people give up on themselves so easily. Especially when they've been gifted with motivation, a trainer, a coach, etc. Some people aren't that lucky.

5 comments:

Shirls said...

wow, you said it girl!! I haven't seen many episodes of this show because I can't stand that someone is fortunate to get all this help and assistance and what do they do? complain and whine... sheesh I'd love that opportunity!

I've actually seen the show your describing when they are climbing the stairs and they aren't just bugging Paul, they are down right angry at him very angry for pointing out that they need to move to get healthier... sheesh give the boy a break for pointing out the obvious!

meredi said...

I've never actually seen one of the weight loss shows before... Biggest Loser or X-Weighted or anything. But yikes, it sounds so awful! I'm having a hard enough time going through this privately, but to have a camera in your face while you're going through all of these emotional and physical changes? Who on earth would put themselves through that? I imagine it would be beyond stressful.

Do you find those shows motivational? Educational? Or just fun? Just wondering if I should try bittorrenting a few to see what they're like :)

Amuldoon said...

I love Paul Plakas... he tells it like it is, and I love that quality!

That show too, makes me somewhat irate. People like the idea of losing weight.. but they're not willing to do the work to make it happen. I too don't mean to get on my high horse... but I'm proof (along with many other of you hotties) that with the proper method to weightloss, it CAN be done!

Wheebs said...

I've never seen X-Weighted...maybe it's on a channel that I don't get or something? lol

I miss watching Taking it Off on Discovery Health. I enjoyed that show :)

NattyMcGoo said...

OT I just took a good look at your before and after pics. Wow - you look so good and you can just see the glow you have and the confidence in your "after" picture.

I don't watch x-weighted but I hear what you're saying.

Natalie

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