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Biggest C&R Loser 2013

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Welcome to the 9th week of Biggest C&R Loser 2013! This year we’ll be keeping all of the results and placings secret until the end of the contest. We’ll also be pooling our cash to award the 2013 winner the largest prize we’ve ever awarded … a whopping $40!  This week’s theme is “THE LITTLE THINGS YOU HATE” – Everyone is annoyed by something. What’s one of the ‘little things’ that bother our contestants? Maybe it’s the blobby fat hanging over their waist bands or the way that diet food always tastes awful. Let’s find out what bothers them!


Tam

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The little things. Little tiny portions. Seriously, look on the package of some of your fave snack foods. 120 calories… for 8 chips. WTF? No one in their right mind eats 8 chips or 1 cookie. Get a grip manufacturers.


TwoPi

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Annoyances? I’m annoyed that my weight seems stuck, just fluctuating between two numbers for week after week. And I’m annoyed that I keep forgetting that there’s a blurb due on Wednesdays, so I’m always dealing with these at the 11th hour.


Adam

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Ya know what bugs me? The fact that junk food is delicious and yet it makes me feel bad about myself! I need liposuction and/or Lap-Band surgery. Too bad I spent my last $5 on this stupid contest.


Michelle M.

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I hate that I have to wear jeans and long sleeved shirts when it’s 90 degrees because I can’t fit into my shorts and tshirts. So maybe I better get going on this weight loss thing. Summer is just around the corner (especially in San Diego).


Mikey

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Little things that drive me crazy??? Numbers! All I do now for my diet is think about numbers: calories, grams, and amount of time moving. The only numbers that are not small that are driving me crazy are my weight and my pant size. THE HUNGER IS TO BIG TO BE A LITTLE ANNOYING THING.


Mr. Sombrero

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I hate my job! Was that the question? I’m sick of people and I don’t even have time to diet these days. Somebody pay me to nap and be happy!!


Nathan

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The little thing I hate the most is my own laziness! There is so much that I could accomplish if I were less lazy (the least of which is getting more done for this competition).


Polt

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This week it’s the little things we hate about the contest. Hmm, I don’t think any of them are little. I HATE being fat in the first place. I hate having to diet. I hate having to exercise when I feel like blobbing on the couch. I hate that the food I’m suppose to eat, I don’t like, and the food I LOVE is bad for me. I hate not looking like a male fashion model. I hate Congressional Republicans and their policies. Wait….I digress….

What I hate most, I think, is the guilt. When I go to bed at night and I realize I haven’t walked, even though I had the time. Or when I order a regular Pepsi at a restaurant instead of just water. Or when I eat a whole freaking (small-sized) pizza instead of a salad. I hate the guilt the comes with it. But I’m used to guilt…I kill it by eating a Cadbury caramel egg!


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Let's Get Real

I love this “It Gets Better” thing. I really do. I teared up like the rest of you when that Fort Worth City Councilman told his story about being bullied and got too emotional to continue with it. And I love that he and others have been able to reach a lot of queer and questioning youth across the globe with their messages of hope, support, and dreams deferred. A wide array of people, celebrities and wannabe celebrities, gay and straight, have recorded them. That is just great.

But they are missing the point. Feeling isolated and abused is a symptom of the wider culture of hate. When politicians like Christine O’Donnell and Carl Palladino are running for office for one mainstream US political parties, how can the youth not feel betrayed by the generations before them? And these conservative candidates who use homophobic rants to keep people interested in them are only the tip of the proverbial iceberg. The “radical liberals” aren’t doing so very much to fight the hate either. When a Democratically controlled Congress with a Democrat in the White House can not successfully repeal a law that patently states that the government should treat gays differently only because they are gay, how can a young gay man not feel that society has turned its back on them? Affirming the military’s inane assertion that gays in combat would somehow weaken our country gives young bullies the idea that being gay, or effeminate, or different at all makes you weak or a loser.

Not only are adults failing youth by creating a climate of hate, but they are also failing to get adequate resources to them. Having suicidal ideation does not have a direct causal link from bullying; it does have a direct causal link from mental illness. As someone who has had his own struggles with mental illness, I can safely say that the way I thought about myself and my disordered thinking led to my depression. External factors contributed to my depression. Sure I wanted a better job or relationship, but my thoughts about who I was and who I should be were what made me suffer. Parents, teachers, and friends of teens being bullied or showing signs of depression need to get them help. Professionals can and will be able to give these teens the tools they need to get the better life they want.

So my Tuesday rant is over folks. I’m giving up on all the politicians and requiring mandatory mental health screenings. I also implore you not to allow teens to see this video below. It gives them the wrong impression of gay culture. As a mature adult, I trust you can enjoy just how awful this getting better thing has gotten.