Today it was reported that American Idol's winner, Ruben Studdard, was going to compete in the biggest loser. The story was featured in US Weekly (click link).
The one thing he indicated that I really want to applaud him is when he stated, "I never want to try to be a spokesperson for health and wellness because I most definitely am not the most in shape person in the world." This is very critical for many celebrities. They lose the weight for the wrong reasons. The dedication must come within, not financial benefits. Despite the fact many celebrities have lost a large amount of weight through their sponsorships, the reality is, this is a struggle for many people. We fight to overcome this battle - this is one of the hardest things for people to understand.
Hopefully, this challenge will lead him to much success because as we know Hollywood is not friendly to overweight, talented individuals. Ruben Studdard is an amazing artist, and it is sad that his weight has to be an issue. But, he stated the weight came back on after he lost 70 pounds in 2006, after he battled emotional/stress eating after his divorce. Good healthy living programs should help you to understand how to mentally overcome the challenges of life as you explore this healthy lifestyle. Yes, it is difficult, but when life is throwing you lemons, pick them up and put them in your bottled water. Make the best of each situation, and try not to let it overcome your life.
I look forward to seeing Ruben on Biggest Loser, and will send him many prayers as he explores this journey. It is not easy - far from it, but I believe that if he wants it as he indicates, he will be successful.
TW aka Plus Size Health Nut