I just read the Facebook status of a very popular, former Biggest Loser contestant. It read:
“Who watched my girl Staci last night on Extreme Makeover Weight Loss Edition?!!? She ROCKS right?! Girl lost over 200 pounds in a year WITHOUT surgery…pure hard work & dedication! That makes me so happy & PROUD!!”
What irks me about this entire statement is the fact that this former Biggest Loser contestant is insinuating that having surgery isn’t hard work and takes no dedication. Maybe I’m reading too much into this because I have had surgery. I can 100% confirm that I have worked my ass off the past year to lose the weight that I have lost. It’s taken a lot of hard work and a lot of dedication on my part to accomplish some of the goals that I have reached. And, I’m still working daily; it’s anything but easy.
Weight loss surgery is a tool for weight loss, just as going on a television show is, but still requires a lot of work on my part for success. I don’t look down on you for leaving your life for months to appear on TV (with trainers and 12 hour workout sessions), so please don’t look down on me for choosing weight loss surgery.
Greis (pronounced Grace) is a single, 30 something, Texas girl with an iPhone addiction. She loves her hometown Houston sports teams, Astros Baseball & Texans Football! When she’s not working as an inside sales analyst for a local manufacturing company, you can usually find her on the internet, watching trashy reality television or snuggling her niece, Audrey. In her spare time she enjoys a good chick flick, reading teenage vampire books (the sparkly kind) and dreaming about what life will be like when she finally wins the lottery. You can read more from Greis on her blog, Amazing Greis.