Friday, May 24, 2013

The Scoop with EMWLE

I have been working out, counting calories, and trying fad diets forever....with little long term success, so I decided to attend a casting call for Extreme Makeover Weight Loss Edition.  What did I have to lose?  What is the worst that could happen?

 Jesus has healed me in so many areas, with many more to go (I am a kid adult under construction), and I know He has called me to have victory with my weight. So.....

On April 13, 2013 I did just that.  I had just a few minutes to charm the 2 wonderful casting ladies. I met a handful of people in line, and prayed with 2 wonderful young people. I thought to myself, maybe that was the reason I was there.  I also submitted my story via video, some of which I have blogged about in the past (When I learn to post a video I will post some snippets).  I heard so many stories and amazing reasons to fight for a spot on the show. I shared my story and my main reasons why I need help and then rushed to my daughter's soccer game and waited for a call back.  That call back never came. I was disappointed.  Where was God leading me to overcome this obstacle?
Day of Casting

It frustrates me that insurance would help cover weight loss surgery, but not help cover someone getting support to do it without surgery.  I felt like my chance of help was gone.  It's not in our budget to hire personal training 1X1.  I had a pity party, that included some FOOD, and moved on.  A week later my husband and I confessed to our kids that we have not done a good job teaching them nutrition and we introduced a fun way to teach our kids about nutrition and I continued to count calories and workout.
Here is the link to what we are doing with our kids: 

Then I got a call back......




  1. I am proud of your efforts. I get frustrated, too, that insurance will not help with losing weight, but will cover surgery. I am working on getting healthy again now that I am not working two jobs. It is just overwhelming at times.

    1. Thank you! Hang in there! We are so much stronger than we think we are!!! You can do! All things through Christ who gives us strength!!


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