Okay, so this is mostly a repost of something I wrote after casting wrapped for season six of Biggest Loser, but I know there are some people bumming over season seven casting finishing up any moment now and not getting the call they hoped for, so I thought it was appropriate to post again … also, stayed tuned for a weight loss competition right here on my blog that I’ll be posting about in the next day or so!
I’ve been getting a lot of traffic to my site on one page in particular: my Biggest Loser Casting Tips (and now also my Updated Biggest Loser Casting Tips (season 7) page). Honestly, I just kind of threw it together because around casting time I always get emails asking for advice, so I figured it would be easier for everyone if I just did it all on the blog – I never dreamed it would be as busy as it has been.
Well, with open casting calls happening across the country today, the reality is that there are going to be thousands of disappointed people by tonight. For my season, the fifty of us were choosen out of literally hundreds of thousands of applicants. The odds are slim. Hundreds, even thousands will turn up at these different casting calls … and if there was one duo picked from every city, the show would be maxed out. Maybe you were one of the many that went out today, got your fifteen seconds with a casting director and are now reeling with disapointment.
Honestly, I feel the pain. In many ways, I got that same rejection, that same cut from the show … on the first day of filming. I was under the impression, like the other 36 at home contestants, that I was going to be getting at least a couple weeks at the ranch with the trainers, nutritionists, and more. I had no clue whatsoever when I signed myself away to the show that I would be sent home to lose the weight on my own … but with America watching. For crying out loud, that’s why I signed up for the show – I was so convinced that it was hopeless for me to do it on my own! That’s why, more than anyone else, I was shocked at the results I had over the next eight months. I never got to work out with the trainers, I didn’t get to live on the ranch, I still had to work my job and take care of my family, but I was able to lose the weight with Biggest Loser results on my own.
So here’s what I’m getting at. For those of you who hauled out to a casting call and didn’t get picked … don’t give up. Take that energy, the excitement of meeting so many others, the detirmination that said something needs to happen that it’s worth driving hours, standing in line, hoping for that shot … you want your health so bad that you would go through all of that … then it’s time to do something. Join a local group, be like the Reality Of Weighting online group who were Biggest Loser casting rejects who went on to lose the weight on their own! You have already stepped out for your health – just because Biggest Loser didn’t end up being the answer doesn’t mean it has to end.
If you want, use my audio from my weight loss talks to get a little more equipped on losing weight. Follow my plan from the articles link up above. Join Weight Watchers. Sign up for Curves. Just don’t let your energy die out today because some casting director didn’t recognize in those handful of seconds the truly amazing potential you have. You are a dramatic transformation waiting to be revealed – go for it!