It’s been a long day, so I’m gonna keep this short so I can head to bed. I just finished watching an episode of “Love Handles: Couple in Crisis” on Lifetime. Has anyone else seen this show? This week’s episode aired a few nights ago, but I just got around to watching it on my TiVo. I became aware of it because I saw this promo that immediately caught my attention:
Holy cow! I thought they surely must have used all the best parts from the episode in the promo, but NOPE! There’s plenty more dysfunction to fill the hour!
The show takes couples that are struggling with their health, and teams them up with a doctor, trainer, dietician, and couples counselor for a 8-week program that’s aired to help the couples work through their issues and get healthier.
The episode (and that promo) featured Tim and Drew, a gay couple that are constantly fighting. Both are trying to lose weight, and have conflicting strategies that are so different that they can’t even eat together at the same time. Drew is on a low-carb diet, whereas Tim buys junk food, only to dump it out the window of his car while he’s driving so he doesn’t eat it. He’ll also take bites of food, and spit it out instead of swallowing so he doesn’t absorb the calories.
The two guys make great TV, and I wanted to not pass judgment about them, but that was hard, mainly because of all the bat-shit crazy things they say and do. In addition to being continually entertained and appalled, I was reminded of the importance of taking responsibility for your actions, choices, and decisions. You can watch the entire episode online here, and I completely recommend it. (There’s another couple in the episode, but I fast-forwarded through their segments because I wanted to see more Tim and Drew.)
As for me, I planned to go to the gym tonight, but I never made it. I don’t feel bad about it, either… I’ve had great workouts the past 6 days in a row… so I’m due for a rest day.
Keep it up, David!