Wednesday, May 13, 2009

The Biggest Loser Title won by mother of three and 48 Years young

HELEN PHILLIPS, an AMAZING 48-year-old housewife from Sterling Heights, Michigan won $250,000, a new life and the title of "Biggest Loser." Starting at 257 pounds five months ago, she lost 54.47% of her weight and weighed in last night May 12, 2009, at 117. She won over two outstanding contestants, Mike Morelli, from South Lyon, Michigan and Tara Costa from Bethpage, NY.

I found this article from a Hope Filled Future site by Shelley Grieser - A Christian Life Coach

10 Tips You Can Learn and Apply From The Biggest Loser

1. You are stronger than you know.

2. It is important to believe in yourself.

3. Take responsibility for yourself.

4. Be accountable. Don't blame others for your choices, feelings, words and actions.

5. You can work through the pain.

6. Stay focused.

7. Don't ever give up.

8. Need to stay positive.

9. Discovery of the underlying issues that led to their obesity.

10. Gaining confidence, strength and ability to change.


TJ said...

I think this is just amazing and worthy of high fives! She must feel so good inside and out. Her health should also be better. I haven't watched the show but I'm sure it wasn't easy to lose that much weight.

GrandmaKathleen said...

Helen had to go through some really tough challenges each week, including a marathon race that she completed. I just love this show it takes people and changes their lives for the better.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Kathleen, Neat post!!!! I have 'dieted' the wrong way my ENTIRE adult life. When I gained 60 pounds with my first child (1963)--I have never been able to control my weight since then... GADS!!!! I have gained and lost and gained and lost ---many, many times. Now--at age 66, my poor ole body is saying NO MORE. I guess I just need to learn to love myself the way I am...ha


GrandmaKathleen said...

I have been there and done it the yoyo way for practically my entire life until 5 years ago, at age 59, I was diagnosed with diabetes. At that time I said I want to live to enjoy my 2 grandsons, so I decided and made a full committment to follow the advice of my doctor and my nutritionist. By adhering to and following a no sugar, less than 6carbs of sugar, watching portion control, exercising by walking everyday for at least 20minutes, and changing the way I felt about food, I accomplished losing 48 pounds and keeping it off, getting my medication reduced and enjoying my renewed energy. I now make time for myself to relax and enjoy every moment.

George said...

This is an absolutely amazing accomplishment.

GrandmaKathleen said...

GEORGE: Thank you:)
Each day is a challenge especially with family occasions. Just last week when I went to my Godson's daughter's First Communion, there was a spread of sandwiches and torpedo rolls, all made with white bread. I had to ask if they had any bread other than white and they defrosted multi-grain for me.