I never used to watch reality tv shows. In fact, I always claimed I hated them. (Ok, so Scott and I watched the first season of "Temptation Island"--but we were about to be married, and we claimed it as part of our pre-marital counseling). Then little by little I was converted. First, it was the totally trashy "Cupid" (anyone remember that one?) and "The Amazing Race," followed closely by "Dancing with the Stars." Then I watched "Rock Star: INXS" and "Rock Star: Supernova." Last year I was introduced to "So You Think You Can Dance," "America's Got Talent," and, one of my favorite shows, "Biggest Loser." I am still resisting "Survivor" and "American Idol," but with my new addictions, I'm sure I would love them.
Let's talk about "Biggest Loser" for a second. It really makes me feel good to watch that show (granted, I crave bad food--mainly ice cream--while I'm watching it...). I am VERY fortunate at this point in my life that I don't need to lose weight; however, I definitely need to be healthier and get in shape. I wish I could say it inspires me to do that, but unfortunately it would take a lot more than a tv show to do that, I think. I have said many times that I AM LAZY. It's true! I am the laziest person I know. That's why I find it so amazing to watch Tara, a member of the green team, run/exercise, puke, then continue what she was doing. What?! If I threw up, I would be in bed for at least 2 days! [And speaking of throwing up, do you wonder (like I do) if the contestants throw up/take laxatives before the weigh-ins? It would be tempting if all that was keeping me there was a number on a scale.]
By the way: "The Biggest Loser" is holding casting calls at Wildhorse Saloon on February 28. I wish someone I know would go. Not necessarily someone specific, but wouldn't it be so cool to know someone on the show?
Ok, I've rambled on enough about that... It's off to bed for me. :)