Is there a Joelle living in your head?

Okay, let's have a show of hands. How many people wanted to slap Joelle silly last night? I know I did. Poor Bob. Did anyone count the number of F-bombs he dropped? And how many people were angry that she didn't fall below the yellow line? 'Cause if she had, her butt would be headed home now instead of Jerry's.

But I got to thinking about it this morning. Don't we all have times in our lives when we are like Joelle. Yes, she's a whiner and a complainer and a drama queen. But underneath all of that is a very insecure person. We were sad to see Jerry go home because he is in such poor shape physically - but his attitude is right where it should be. That was evidenced by the update we saw on him at the end of the show. His motivation got him where he needed to go.

But Joelle, she is just as ill as Jerry, but it isn't so much physically as mentally. I really don't think she believes she can do it. Did you catch the line last night where she said $25,000 is more than she makes in a couple of years? She's living with her mother. She's looking for her motivation outside herself. Perhaps Biggest Loser is where she will find the self-esteem to do what needs to be done. She needs to turn her attitude around before she is going to find any success in life. Do we see a bit of ourselves in Joelle? I know I do. I think that's why she touched such a raw nerve.

Now I'm off to read other people's blogs and get in a workout.

Daily stats:
Type:Weights and cardio - free form

Route:In the living room while watching a Core Rhythms infomercial :)
Time: 30
Average heart rate: 115
Max heart rate: 137
Calories burned: 200


  1. Shoot! How could I forget that is was on last night?!
    I will have to DVR it so I don't miss it next week!
    I am such a BooB!

  2. LOL! Check You Tube. You might find something there.

  3. I am so with you !!! While Jerry is physically ill, Joelle is ill in a way that can totally slip through the cracks. Buried underneath the excuses and whining is a person who at sometime was deeply hurt and no longer is in touch with herself, let alone what she is capable of. It is going to be really interesting to see what becomes of her during her time at the Ranch

  4. They do say that "that which bothers you most in other people is what bothers you most about yourself." I think that is totally true. Because I DID want to slap her silly. I've spent many false starts on this journey "talking" myself into and out of exercise and eating right. I think I'll take Bob's advice and "Just shut up and DO it!!!!!"

  5. Yep, it's called projection. I'm going to take Bob's advice too.

  6. We watched American Idol, so we missed it... We love Bob!! xox Carla

  7. I just about wrote the exact same post!

    I wish I had counted how many times he said the "f" word - it was kinda funny!!

  8. I was worried he was going to stroke out, he was so angry. And Joelle was being so passive-agressive I wanted to scream too. And I hate that word. LOL!