ONE GUYS STORY A BLOG AND VIDEO INSPIRATION AND HELP THE HEAVY CHALLENGE TO LOSE WEIGHT
It's easy to lose weight I've done it a hundred timesFor something that seems so transparently clear, the path to sucessfull weight loss is remarkably opaque. The calories in calories out paradigm makes sense but I suspect (as millions of others, no make that hundreds of millions have found out) that there is something more to the story... Kind of like classical physics and The Theory of Relativity. Maybe some Einstein of nutrition will fill in the gaps with a Weight Loss and Diet Theory of Relativity but anyway back to the point....I was watching the Cnbc program, One Nation Overweight, which chronicles the stories of several people who have managed to succeed in their effort to weigh less and enjoy life more.
One person who I found particularly interesting and inspirational was Jim Trudeau. He has weighed as much, according to the program, as 600 pounds and managed to lose two hundred pounds and is on track to lose more. It follows him as he walks, runs, swims and sweats his way around the peaks and valleys of a weight loss resort called the Biggest Loser Resort. And yes, its named after the TV show. I think it may have been called Fitness Ridge before that. Trudeau has been out there several times, spent thousands of dollars and lost hundreds of pounds. (But don't misunderstand, he may get some of the tools and his mojo at the resort but he's following a plan at home 24/7)
Trudea is an articulate lawyer turned businessman who this being the Internet has a blog.. He gives insights into what and how he is doing on the blog...As far as his 15 minutes of fame on tv (actually more like five)...
"Let's start with the actual TV show. Now CNBC/NBC/GE/Comcast had a whole lot of time and money vested in my segment. Crews came to St George 3 times and Madison once. My guess is they spent around 150 man hours just on the actual filming, toss in travel expenses, editing, and production and they spent a heck of a lot of money for what turned out to be five minutes or so of air time. I know they interviewed other guests and the owner of the ridge and none of that made the show :( I don't feel like the piece examined the ridge and what it offered very well. Some stuff they filmed that you didn't see. At the ridge: Pool class, lifting weights, medicine ball sit-ups, swimming laps, eating meals, playing volleyball, other triathletes from the ridge, and graduation. In Madison: making breakfast, Jacky's interview, grocery shopping, state st., and Sunshine Daydream. As far as the rest of the program, I thought they really glossed over the fact that the guy who had the surgery to prolong his life died. I realize that CNBC is a financial station so I understand the bend they took with their theme but it seems like it is awfully tough to quantify a lot of the numbers, costs and per centages that were bandied about. At least the last 5 minutes seemed slightly uplifting :)".
You can watch the program on Hulu (along with the commericals) below