Fear, Ugliness, and The Biggest Loser

There is no doubt that there is a spiritual aspect to weight loss, as well as weight gain. Gaining weight typically is a symptom of a deeper issue.

So I’m watching The Biggest Loser and I’m wondering if anyone else sees what I see. I’m so struck by the pettiness of two of the young female contestants it almost makes it hard to watch. And then I’m noticing how the snarky people PHYSICALLY look ugly. It is so evident on their faces. An ugly negative personality is so transparent.

Getting past the superficial “kick her off the show” feeling, I’m startled to realize that the only thing I feel is sorry for them. How miserable must they feel that ON NATIONAL TELEVISION they make complete idiots of themselves. They must dislike themselves so much to lash out at everyone else the way they do.

And I also wonder if it comes from a place of fear. So afraid to deal with their own stuff they create drama to get caught up in so they don’t have to.

As Oprah says, when you know better, you do better. Perhaps these girls never outgrew that “mean girls” high school mentality. Maybe when they see themselves the way we all do it’ll be a wake up call. One could hope anyway.

For now, I guess we’ll just have to keep watching. Here’s to learning, knowing better, and then doing better!


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