- I am a bereaved mother and wife. I began this blog to help me look for the "good things" in life after my daughter, "Babybear", died in July 2005. Three years later, her daddy, my husband, "Bear", died in November 2008. (You'll find a link to their stories on my blog) And now, as difficult as it is, I continue to look for the good things in my life as I learn my new normal with my pup, "Furrybear", at my side. And the angels on my shoulder...
The Poem That Inspired My Blog's Subtitle
Bear and Babybear
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
I do not talk about television alot on my blog, but believe you me, I sure watch a lot of it. Probably too much, in fact.
However, tonight, I would like to talk about The Biggest Loser.
Earlier tonight, The Biggest Loser premiered it's 8th season. I never watched this show until recently. I started watching it in repeats in the middle of the night during bouts of insomnia. Last season, I watched it in prime time from beginning to end. I'm hooked.
This season, I think, will be an emotional one to watch. Right from the get-go there was lots of tears and lots of surprises and even some very scary moments.
Any of you watching tonight will probably have already guessed that I relate most to Abby.
Abby, besides having a weight problem, also lost her entire family. I cried and I cried as I heard her story. I hope she wins, if for no other reason than the fact that she's me. In many ways, she really is me.
I've been saying for a while now that if The Biggest Loser ever gets a Canadian version of the show, I will apply for it. But until now, I thought, why would they choose someone who isn't worried about dying. Who, in fact, would be happy to die, given the chance?
I guess this proves me wrong. They chose Abby to be a contestant on the show.
Abby said it best, when she talked about not being afraid to die. But since she's here, she will live the best life she can.
And so... then... will I.
(Please come to Canada, Biggest Loser, please, please, pretty please, [and no whipped cream nor cherries on top because that would defeat the purpose but I'll eat it if you don't come here!]?)