Michelle Wins 100 lbs in 7 Month Challenge
Michelle Wins 100 lbs in 7 Month’s Challenge
Actually, it was 108 lbs in 7 months. Here is what I wrote in our Friday thread:
Hi everyone. This is the big day. Michelle’s big day. She has been at RFBC for exactly 7 months and has lost her 100 lbs. I put her $500 Visa card in the mail yesterday. As of today, she is 128 lbs. Her goal weight is 125. What a transformation. She told me yesterday the greatest thing she has gotten from this journey is self esteem. That is a powerful gift. A gift she gave herself. We have been her guide, her strength at times, her humor at others, but in the end it came down to her absolute desire to change. There was never a doubt there.
Here is what Michelle wrote:
When I first joined RFBC I made a vow to myself that I would NEVER let myself down again no matter what. That was a pact with everything in my life not just weight loss. I truly have become a different person, okay maybe not a different person, but a better version of my former self.
None of us can go back and rewrite our books from the beginning, but we ALL have the power to change the ending of our books. Everyone of us that have joined RFBC have gotten sick of reading the same chapter over and over…now is the time to start new more exciting chapters in our lives.
I went to see my favorite band last night and when they played last year I did not want to go because I was too self conscience of what I looked like, I didn’t have anything to wear, what if he looked at me , what if I couldn’t stand that long, I wouldn’t be able to find a place to sit, blah blah blah…
THIS year I went, this time I squeezed my way to the front, this year he looked into my eyes and I didn’t look away in shame..I looked back and I belted out the song and I was proud and happy and I was LIVING LIFE!!
We cannot let our weight or our addiction to food control our lives and dictate who we are. We need to stand up and take charge and remember the old saying JUST SAY NO! Just say NO to our fat brains when we might want something to eat that will take away our self esteem and our right to fun and life. We need to choose to live in the game and not sit on the sidelines anymore. The only way we are going to get what we want is to leave the past in the past and lace up a new set of shoestrings. The only way is to JUST DO IT! We can all do this..we just have to want out of our fat suits enough to do what we know needs to be done…
Thank you again! I would not have been able to do this on my own. I will forever be grateful to Carlene for starting RFBC and for all the coaching and support and just all around awesomeness that makes her be her. Also, like she said my Diva family which I love each and everyone dearly. They have been my friends, my rocks, my support, and my push and drive on days I may not have been 100% gung ho to get this done.
Some of you have formed some strong bonds like we have and I know that will help take you far!
Of course having Foteen, GreenQueen, and Otavia being successful and so supportive has been such an awesome thing to have in my life as well.
Together will will all be successful, like I tell my kids when they don’t want to do something…suck it up buttercup and do what needs to be done. Of course I also sing the Rolling Stones song, You can’t always get what you want, but in this case WE CAN GET WHAT WE WANT…we just need to want it bad enough… I KNOW I do!!