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Okay. Enough of that. What you really want to know is what the plan is. How does Dr. Huizenga, chief medical consultant on The Biggest Loser, propose that regular, at-home folks lose similar quantities of weight? The plan is based on his work with Biggest Loser contestants,...Read More
Her specialized training allows her to work with individuals of all ages, families, and couples. Young children, those who have experienced trauma, and adults who have plateaued in regular talk therapy may benefit from the emotional and neurological benefits of art therapy.
I’m 34 and have been blogging in some fashion since my early 20′s. I currently work as a psychotherapist on the west coast of the US. I am strong like an ox and tall like an Amazon. I read tabloid headlines obsessively but I pretend that I don’t.
As you can see, this blog dates back many years and chronicles my lifelong difficulties with weight, fitness, binge eating disorder, and body image. During the vast majority of that time, I weighed over 300 pounds. Sometimes well over 300 pounds. Thanks to my own personal therapy, learning new alternatives for coping, the love and encouragement of my great support system, and brutal, raw determination, I have largely overcome my issues with food.
As of December, 2009, I am following the plan developed and published by Dr. Rob Huizenga, the chief medical consultant for The Biggest Loser. Because there don’t seem to be any other bloggers stupid crazy silly enough to attempt this undertaking, I figured I’d better blog about it and blaze the trail.
The program is outlined in his book, Where did all the fat go? The WOW! Prescription to reach your ideal weight — and stay there.
This is the program that at-home and voted-off contestants follow to lose weight and become physically fit. With the exception of a few blips here and there — comments on blogs, ratings on Amazon.com, etc. — it’s very difficult to find proof on the web of non-TV-contestants who have attempted this program.
That’s why I am documenting this journey blow-by-blow. If anyone else ever gets stupid enough to try it, I want them to know how I made the program work for me — without the promise of TV fame and fortune.
Last updated: 2/7/2010
Percentage of excess pounds gone:
Percentage of total body weight gone:
|Upper Arm||19 ¼”||17 ¼”|
|Hips||59 ½”||56 ¼”|
|Calf||22 ½”||21 ½”|