Thursday, October 21, 2010

The Red Carpet Invite

In two weeks my Weight Watchers leader, Amanda, is planning to have a Red Carpet Debut in place of our normal meeting.

Anyone who has lost weight, that wants to walk the Red Carpet can do so. There is going to be a slide show of member's before pictures and then the member will walk down the aisle and reveal their weight loss results!!

We are also going to have a little celebration party afterward with snacks. We can invite our friends and family members too. This is going to be an all out event, so we can dress up as fancy as we want. It is an opportunity to celebrate and show everyone all that you have accomplished.

From the beginning Amanda has asked if I would participate in this event. I have sent her my pictures and brainstormed with her about how we can make this a great celebration.

When Amanda emailed me on Monday of this week, to ask what I thought of the invite, I did not think anything of it. I was stunned to see my before and after pictures on invitation, but knew there must have been good reason for her to choose me. I never thought about the fact that she said this was an invite and that implied other people would get to see it.

Red Carpet Invitation

On Tuesday, when I showed up to my Weight Watchers meeting, I was not feeling well and to be honest I just wanted to go home. When I arrived Mr. Don was bragging about me being his hero, like he has for almost a year. Mr. Don will tell anyone about my weight loss, even though he has lost just as much weight as me.

I got to the weigh in table and saw copies of the invitation sitting there for people to take. One of the ladies said, "Looks like we've got a celebrity in our midst." Immediately I thought that I would have dressed up a bit, especially if I had known that people would be looking at my picture all evening.

I am so humbled to have my picture on that invitation. I cannot believe that out of all the people who have lost weight that Amanda would choose to use me. Even though I was a little uncomfortable getting all that attention. It is incredible to see how far I have come since I first began my journey with Weight Watchers.


Losing Brownies said...

Girl! You are amazing!! You are an inspiration to so many, seriously!

Weightless said...

Ahh... it must feel wonderful :) Not only have you lost the weight, you're humble about it and encourage others to live a healthy lifestyle. I'm sure that is why they chose you...


Jersey Diva Mom said...

Congratulations on the reslts of your hard work & perserverance. You look great, and your health will be so much more solid. ROCK ON!

Living a Changed Life said...

Losing Brownies - Thank you.

Weightless - Thank you for your encouragement.

Jersey Diva Mom - Thanks!! I am so happy to finally be healthy.

Marlene said...

What a wonderful idea for a celebration! Congratulations on being featured!

We did a celebration once where we each brought something that represented the amount of weight we had lost. For me, it was 28 lbs. and I brought 28 lbs. of lard. I was amazed at how hard it was to carry that much of anything. Really brought home how the excess weight affects your body and your life.

Debbie Barker said...

Way to go!!! You are an inspiration to me! I am just glad that you have decided to share your story on your blog! Keep up the good work ~ I can not wait to see pictures of you on that Red Carpet!

Megan said...

Congratulations! You should be so proud of youself! Not many people out there have the stamina that you had to accomplish that! Keep up the great work! (In your after picture you are absolutly glowing, I can tell you are proud!)

Megan@ A story unfolding

Living a Changed Life said...

Marlene - That is a great idea. It is hard to believe that you used to carry around all that extra weight.

Debbie - Thank you!!

Megan - Thank you! I am very excited about all that I have been able to accomplish.

Charlene said...

Wow - congratulations! You should feel like a superstar... that's so cool. Visiting from SITS BlogFrog and so inspired by your blog. Thanks!

Living a Changed Life said...

Charlene - Thanks! I do feel a little like a superstar!


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