Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Is it a Moral Wrong to Eat Cookies While Watching the Biggest Loser?

I drove home from Criminal Law class tonight, just in time to settle down on the couch with my Hubs and watch The Biggest Loser.

Strict Liability cases were floating around my mind, as I was trying to sort out the different ways to read a statute to see if strict liability applied under the Model Penal Code and under the Common Law.

And then, The Biggest Loser came on.

The fuzziness and confusion cleared from my brain, and I was able to sit back and enjoy. Thank God for DVR so we didn't have to watch the commercials!

As I watched my favorite characters-- Stephanie, Mike, Sam, Koli, and the rest of the cast sweat and struggle to lose weight I wondered, is it morally wrong to sit on the couch and eat cookies while watching people sweat?

I did feel a bit sinful as I reached for my third delicious "Old Fashioned Sugar Cookie" I made over the weekend.  My husband the Chef stated that eating cookies while watching people dieting, struggling to lose even a few extra ounces was a moral wrong. -- But he's not a law student, so I disagreed and reached for another cookie.

Under criminal law, a moral wrong is generally an activity that is abhorrent to society at large, such as absconding with a child without the parent's knowledge or statutory rape.

So in my limited law knowledge, I think eating cookies while watching the Biggest Loser is questionnable behavior, in poor taste, but not a criminal offense.

And, after all, it's not like this week's Biggest Loser episode had a temptation challenge-- that was last week with the Cookie Temptation.

(Am I just justifying my behavior here?)


Abigail Hutchinson said...

Hahahahahah! You are too funny woman! I love love love that show! I stayed up till midnight watching it(which I now regret as I sit at work) but I just had to finish the episode! heheh! I sometimes find myself snacking while watching that show too! hehe! I don't know what! So how do you feel about the blue/black split? I think it is pretty unfair :( But black is still doing good even so lopsided!
Have a great day!

Liz said...

You are not alone. I did this too. Although, I ate an entire sleeve of Thin Mints. :)

Jesslee said...

you. are. funny.

did you know the guy who won season 3 who was like a super skinny guy ended up gaining almost all his weight back... i saw it on discover health last night -i felt so bad for him.

i'm having my first ever give*away if you are interested :)

Rising Rainbow said...

ROFL! I have struggled with the morality of this issue myself. I figure at the very least both Bob and Jillian would have us strung up if they could get their hands on us.

nowealthbutlife said...

I think that you are justifying your behavior, but you are also right. And just inverse things: you're not eating cookies while watching TBL, you're watching people lose weight while eating cookies. What a healthy cookie eater you are! ;-)

I love cookies.

Anonymous said...

This is the first time I've EVER done a blog entry. I typed into bing "What I eat while watching Biggest Loser" and this came up. My tradition is wine and pizza and, yes, I am sure it is a moral wrong. I too am from a small town in Oregon and quilt. Go Pioneer women of the West!


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