Last night was the Gazette Healthy Challenge 2010 Kick-off event. This event is wear the contestants are introduced to the AWESOME sponsors who have faith that they too can REDUCE their weight and get healthy.
It was a very sentimental night for me. At the same event a year ago, I sat with my husband, Lyle, Kiera and Brock - my kids, and great friend since college, Cat - wondering what 12 weeks would hold for me. Did I think that I would win the ENTIRE competition? Absolutely not. Did I think I would reduce my weight by 41 lbs - NO WAY!
But last night, there I was. Having reduced my weight by 55lbs total, I was an example. Me... an example to the teams of what could be... what they could accomplish in just 12 weeks. I think I was just as excited for the contestants as they were about being selected to participate in the competition. And as their weight loss was announced for the 1st week, I was so happy for them. The 15 contestants lost 41.5 lbs all together. That was more weight than I lost the entire competition last year. I was so THRILLED for them. Momentum is what they have now and they WILL be successful. I just know it. I can see it. I believe in them.