I don’t want to be fat. I’ve been trying to lose the same twenty pounds for nearly a decade now. I’ll lose ten and put on fifteen. I squeeze into a wedding dress and then indulge on the honeymoon. America is fat and we hate it. Our taste in television shows is indicative of that struggle and our motives to change and improve our health and appearances for the sake of self esteem and self improvement. Some of the most watched television shows of the past several years revolve around the excruciatingly difficult goal of losing not just ten or twenty, but one hundred pounds or more in an effort to reverse the damage and live a higher standard of life. It’s a problem felt by members of the masses, from teenagers to middle aged full-time workers, to single moms and kids in elementary school. Many encouraging and helpful shows are on air to give not only solutions to the battle but to show that it can be done, even if the road is long and the battle tough.
The Biggest Loser
This show’s popularity doesn’t seem to lose any steam whatsoever. Perhaps it’s because so many people nationwide can relate to the emotional and physical battle of finding themselves significantly overweight and overwhelmed by the task at hand. It’s inspiring to see people like us who have been burdened by their weight issue persevere and accomplish what seemed to be impossible. It helps us believe that if they can do it, we can do it too!