Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Biggest Loser Makeover Week - Review/Reflection

Let me start by saying, I don't necessarily agree with how the show The Biggest Loser gets their results. I fully understand that reality TV is NOT reality, and that there are a lot of "smoke and mirrors", editing, etc. 

That being said, makeover week is always my FAVORITE episode of the Biggest Loser, and last night's episode was no different. As a woman larger than most of their "before" images, I desperately love to see people reach their goals, and dream that someday I might be a success story too. It's the same reason I scour Sparkpeople and other websites for success stories. It's so empowering, motivating, and reassuring that people have come from where I am and persevered. It's also amazing to watch the contestants' families show so much emotion as they are reunited with their relatives. 

Unlike some of the previous years, I really thought everyone's makeovers were really stunning. I wasn't a huge fan of Alison Sweeney's outfit or Marie's hair, but all in all they looked amazing. 

And, let's be honest, Tim Gunn is the best...ever :)

After the makeovers, there was a big shock that two contestants were going to be eliminated. I'm not for spoilers, so I won't say who they were right now (you know how to Google it!), but I know that makeover week was a lot of their "milestone" episodes, so to have just gotten that far was a huge accomplishment, and many contestants recognized that significance as well. This makes sense, because the makeover gives them a whole new outlook on who they can be from that moment on.

As for me, this episode made me realize that my bucket list has very little to do with improving my appearance via clothing, makeup, etc. There are a couple (wearing "regular" sized clothing, etc.) but not that much. I think a lot of this has to do with the fact that I have never really known the feeling of going to a store and having my pick of clothing. Therefore, I haven't really paid much attention to fashion, makeup (except the basics), and hairstyles. I'm pretty sure I hve no idea what I'm missing. So, the first thing I am going to do when I get close to my goal weight is to get a crash-course on these things from my friends. I just...don't...understand - YET!

Ultimately, I know it's not all about the outward appearance. It's not even the biggest part. It is, however, something to look forward to!

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