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The Big Fat Truth

Disclosure: This post is part of a paid campaign with Z Living through my association with BlogHer.

Those of you who know me personally or who have been following my blog over the years know I struggle with my weight. Ever since my first son was born over 24 years ago it’s been a struggle for me. My weight gain has actually caused other health related problems that have really opened my eyes as of late. In the past year I’ve been diagnosed with diabetes and some pretty serious back issues that could possibly lead to surgery down the road.

Since discovering some of these and other issues related to my weight and unhealthy habits, I’ve made some pretty big decisions. I’ve started physical therapy to help me get some mobility back and to make it easier for me to move and lose weight. However, I’ve always been a firm believer that losing weight is more than just going on a diet. For many, myself included, it’s a constant struggle. Not only do I need to be mindful of what’s causing my fluctuations in my weight, but I have to continuously find tools and motivation to stay on track. It’s always been a battle for me. I’ve discovered that one of the things that really influence my bad behaviors is being unhappy. Whether that unhappiness is due to my relationships, my own self-esteem, or if it’s just not being where I want to be in life, it all has a direct influence on my health. Now there is a show that addresses these real issues that people like I deal with and helps give them the tools and the optimism they need to transform their lives featuring the award-winning producer JD Roth.


JD Roth became a reality TV pioneer, championing “transformation television” and now he is the executive producer and host of the new reality series The Big Fat Truth on Z Living. The show is based on his recently released book of the same name. The Big Fat Truth airs on Sundays at 8 pm ET. Some of the upcoming episodes include great challenges including overweight diabetics, nurses, and moms as contestants. Each week JD will guide and mentor the groups of overweight participants, posing challenges and providing the tools they need to accomplish their health and weight loss goals. All of these different groups fit into my life since I work in a skilled nursing facility and I’m both a diabetic and a mom.  I can’t wait to see what great tips and tricks I can learn that will help me break my own bad habits that are detrimental and damaging to my health.


Want to make some changes in your life? Join the FREE Big Fat 30 Day Challenge to get health and wellness tips from executive producer JD Roth!


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  1. Mary Ambrosino says:

    Sounds awesome. I can’t wait to see what happens.

  2. I hope you have amazing success with this. I like that it addresses any underlying issues besides just diet.

  3. robin rue says:

    I hope you do really well with this! I know you are going to rock it. Can’t wait for an update.

  4. This sounds like a really interesting challenge, I wish you the best of luck with it and I hope it goes so well for you. It is great that it addresses the underlying issues as I think for most (I know myself) there are many reasons I am over weight some of which is using it as a barrier.

  5. This sounds like an amazing challenge. Can’t wait to follow along on your journey. Best of luck!

  6. Weight is such a tricky part of life. I sincerely hope the challenge brings you the best results possible for your weight, but most of all for your health.

  7. This sounds like a great tv series. I think it will really help a lot of us real people to see that there are others out there that have our same issues.

  8. Wishing you the best of luck with your weight loss journey. I’m currently at the tail end of mines and it was so worth it to take charge of my health.

  9. This sounds like an interesting tv series. Also, I hope PT really helps with your mobility. It helped my son a lot with a shoulder problem.

  10. I wish you lots of luck with this. Losing weight isn’t the easiest thing in the world. I know from experience. But, if you are dedicated to it, then you can definitely do it.

  11. I guess it’s really important that we are comfortable with ourselves and also happy. I wish you luck on your weight-loss journey. It really takes real courage to start this life changing journey.

  12. Debra Hawkins says:

    I hope the physical therapy helps! I need to get my life and body back! It is such a hard struggle!

  13. The Big Fat Truth sounds like an inspiring TV show. I know there are a lot of people who struggle with losing weight would find this show interesting.

  14. Catvills says:

    I wish you all the best in your weight loss journey. As long as you are determined to reach your goal, you are going to achieve it! I am happy that you are determined to get back on the road to health and fitness.

  15. Sandy N Vyjay says:

    I wish you the very best of luck with this challenge. I know how hard it can be to go through the process of losing weight. It’s not just physically challenging, but mentally taxing as well.

  16. You can do it! This challenge sounds so great! I’ve struggled maintaining my weight for years, once I lose it this time, I’m not gaining it back!

  17. I’ve had weight problems for years. It can cause many problems with your health, not just physical it can also cause depression.

  18. Roxana niedda says:

    good luck!!!!

  19. You are so inspiring! It can feel so hard to get started on a weight loss and health journey. Good luck on your journey, you got this!

  20. I’m trying to lose weight these days too. I stopped going to the gym last year and I gained a few pounds now plus I’m eating a lot of unhealthy foods.

  21. Wishing you the best of luck! I’ve watched this show and it is really very inspiring!