Episode 3 kicked off in Connecticut. The weather has changed from cold to comforable to triple H’s (hazy, hot & humid). While the show continues to document the struggles of each contestant, it also follows the intrigue and personal interactions as well.
I find myself starting to like individuals I didn’t think I would and disliking individuals I liked at the start. I’m sorry Anthony feels he needs to stir up trouble among some of the others because he feels he knows how they should act. He’s young and slightly self-righteous. There’s certainly hope for him. He needs to learn compassion for everyone, not just the people he personally likes. He needs to mature.
I felt empathy toward Wendy. My husband is my primary support and I would not make it on a trek like that if he were not along to encourage me. It was interesting to see her go into a church and pray for strength. I wonder what kind of support is given to these people besides the two personal trainers.
I really enjoyed the challenge day, though I thought it would have been more fair to give everyone a few pointers about clamming. I think I enjoyed this because it brought back memories of my childhood. My grandmother’s sister had a cottage at the Rhode Island shore (Buttonwoods) and I remember the family going clamming so we could have clams for supper. You can’t get fresher than that. Plus the fun and family bonding.
I am embarassed to say I dozed off at the very end of the show this week. I was really tired and just faded out for a short time. I didn’t get to see the contestants in New York City. Maybe it was just a protective reaction on my part – I really don’t like cities anyway. My husband told me no one got voted off this time. Maybe these people are finally learning to support each other. I understand that weight loss was again good. My husband didn’t recall specifics.
I’m off on my own fat march today. Have to do the groceries, make calls to a couple of doctors and think of something to keep this gnawing in my tummy quiet while doing as little to add calories as possible. I suspect chewing cardboard will be the best choice, but that’s not going to happen.
One big lesson I’ve learned. Have breakfast before going to the market. Never, never food shop on an empty stomach. So, what can I have for breakfast in this house where we’re out of most staples today?
I need a personal shopper and a chef.