When I was 12 years old, I remember coming home crying because kids at school would call me Pam the HAM! Then my mother who was skinny would always throw in her “2 “cents, which made me feel worse. So my weight has been an issue my whole life. Now that I’m embarking 50 years old soon I reevaluate how I do things. I need to change my thinking. When I saw a sneak peak of Z Living’s newest show, The Big Fat Truth, I knew I wanted to watch. The show airs Sundays at 8pm ET and features people that have real reasons why they struggle with their weight.
Almost four years ago I got sick and ended up on bed rest for four months, so of course, I lost weight during that time and for the most part, have kept it off. But that wasn’t the healthy way to do or even the right way to lose weight, but I’ve been trying to keep active by going to the gym.
I enjoy going to the gym and but lately, life has been getting in the way, and it’s been a while since I stepped on that treadmill. I will give five excuses why I haven’t gone to the gym lately, just sad. But it is my choice not to go to the gym, not how busy I am. Mind over matter! Now I’ve made progress over the years, but I still have to work on some things… like stop making excuses.
While watching The Big Fat Truth, I thought about my food choices since that was one of the topics they cover. I make bad food choices that is for sure, just like the contestants. Food makes me FEEL GOOD. I turn to food when my mind needs to feel better and when I say food I mean chips, doughnuts, candy and that darn CHEESE!
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JD Roth, the executive producer and the host of The Big Fat Truth, explains to the participants about MIND OVER MATTER. He says we need to hold ourselves accountable for what we put in our bodies. Which is the truth no one forces down the food we put in our body: we are making bad choices, and when we make better choices we will see different results.
Plant-Based Food: If it has roots then its good!
When JD Roth was explaining about PLANT-BASED food, I already thought I couldn’t do that! Not the right mind frame there, so there I go again making bad choices. I need to be more open minded instead of shooting it down with “I can’t do that” reasoning. The show’s participants eat the plant-based food for 90 days, and I was so impressed what they looked like after the 90 days. It wasn’t just the weight it was also their overall look, you could tell they felt good about themselves. Their smiles made me smile too! I felt motivated after watching The Big Fat Truth.
JD Roth gives the participants tools like cooking with plant-based foods and optimism to transfer their lives. It is about controlling yourself. We need to think long-term and how do we want to change our lives. We all have our excuses why we aren’t taking better care of ourselves, so we need to change that thinking and make better choices.
My family is my life, and I want to be around for a long time. Here is a picture of us six years ago.
This is us in 2017- I have lost some weight, but I still have work to do to be healthier:
Words have always been my trigger to eat. I think the phrases “You have such a pretty face, or you would be so pretty if you lose weight” always got under my skin. JD Roth also helps the participants FIGHT BACK with their own words. If someone says, “You have such a pretty face,” we need to say back, “Thank you, but all of me is pretty!” I love that!
After the show had ended I joined the FREE Big Fat 30 Day Challenge to get health and wellness tips from executive producer JD Roth- please sign up too!
I plan to keep watching the show and looking forward to the future shows with teachers, chefs, nurses, moms, and diabetics. The Big Fat Truth shows problem-solving issues we have daily and the motivation we need to keep going. This is a feel-good show we all need to watch and maybe change some bad choices we make.
Please watch Z Living’s newest show, The Big Fat Truth. The show airs on Sundays at 8 pm ET.
Leave a comment and let us know what your biggest excuse or bad choice you want to change is! Mine is I’m too busy to eat better or exercise. Let’s stop making excuses!