I have I have written before, I gathered six other clergy in my conference for a “Biggest Loser Clergy Edition.” Well on May 31st our journey together ended. I am proud to say that I won the whole event. I am very excited about this!!!
I worked really hard and I am proud of the things I have accomplished. In the process I lost 23 pounds!
I started out on this journey weighing 386 pounds. Through this experience with I have gained the confidence that I have not had since I was in high school when it comes to my health and my physical ability.
To be honest I was really worried last May (2008) when I started having chronic back trouble and my weight was creeping close to 400 pounds. Now I have regained the confidence that I once had. I have confidence that I can continue to get healthy and I can push myself to live a better life.
Inspired by my success I really would like to pursue a dream that I have had for a few years. That is to participate in a triathlon. September 20th of this year there is a triathlon in our area called the Finger Lakes Triathlon. They have a sprint triathlon which is a shorter route. The events will be: swim .45 miles bike 13 miles and run 3.1 miles. I believe that if I can commit myself to train for that event like I committed myself to this program I will be able to do it.
The final totals for our journey together as a group: We lost over 50 pounds and we met our goal of walking 436 miles. I would like to thank all those people who followed me and supported me in my weight loss journey. Now I would like to invite you to join me in my journey in becoming a triathlete!!