After an extremely long day, I decided to go to bed early last night instead of watching The Biggest Loser finale. When I woke up, I was eager to see the results but was honestly shocked to see just how skinny Rachel was.
I hopped onto Instagram and Twitter and was not surprised to see all of the negative comments about Rachel’s extreme weight loss. I couldn’t help but wonder, were we all right? Had Rachel lost too much weight? Had Rachel gone from one extreme to the other? Did Rachel have an eating disorder? Was Rachel too skinny?
Rachel’s results got me thinking because as I’ve shared here on Coffee Cake and Cardio many times, sometimes I struggle with the unknown of what my body will look and feel like when I do lose more weight. Sometimes I say, “there’s just no way I could possibly weigh less than 180 pounds”, but I honestly think fear is just stopping me. When all is said and done, who’s to say I couldn’t weigh 130? Did Rachel have more body fat to lose when she reached 130 pounds?
Seeing Rachel also made me think about her lifestyle changes and how different her habits must be at this point in her life. Were they good habits or bad habits?? I think the fear was that because of how low her weight was last night that her healthy habits might have turned into an unhealthy obsession. We’ll never know what Rachel did to reach her lowest weight of the season, but I bet you a million dollars that her habits are unlike any habits she’s had before.
I know that if I want to lose a significant amount of weight, no matter what the end number might be, my eating and fitness habits are going to have to be worlds different than they are now. To lose 50, 60, 70 pounds, I’m going to have to change. The key in my opinion is knowing when you’re at your healthy weight and what habits are liveable and which ones are not. I personally can’t imagine that Rachel is at her healthy weight, being that her weight is incredibly extreme and in my eyes unhealthy. Still, everyBODY is different.