Thursday, November 12, 2009

Celebrity Weight Loss Week: Abby's a Big Winner

I'm not a big fan of the Biggest Loser television show...I've written about some of my concerns before, in Biggest Loser Biggest Lie?

This time however, I have to admit that I am extremely touched by the success of one of the folks who was recently voted off...that would be Abby.

If anyone has a reason to bury her feelings, Abby sure did. Losing her husband, young daughter, and baby (just weeks after delivery)--all gone in a horrible car accident. I don't know if I would have had the strength she did to live...I hope to God I never have to find out.

Three years later, she is on TBL show and that experience has helped to bring her from living to back to life! Abby has lost over 80 pounds and true to TBL format, has lost it very quickly. Back home, she has continued her weight loss success and she is now speaking publicly...inspiring others with her story.

"You never know what's coming for you," as is often said in my favorite film, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button." When life throws you a major curve ball, you may pack on some pounds. If you do, or have, know that you too can drop them off.

Like Abby, you have to face what's eating you, what feelings you are stuffing down. When you do that, you can have success.

You may not have Bob and Jillian and the Ranch...but you don't need them. And frankly, their style doesn't work for everyone. Empower yourself! Take control! Choose not only to be alive but to truly out the joy that is to be had in life.

Cry when you are sad, rail when you are angry, laugh when you are tickled...get your emotions out and make healthy, small changes that you can live with and you will see results.

TBL is a television show...yes it can be inspiring, but remember weight loss isn't about isn't about 6 weeks, or 6 months. It is about your health--and that's a lifetime.

If you want to read more about Abby and what she is up to now, you can find out on the BL site.

You go, Abby! We are so happy for you! Keep up your positive mindset and you will continue to have that healthy life that you so desperately want--and deserve!

Be sure to come back tomorrow for the final post in our celebrity weight loss week!

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