Wednesday, December 2, 2009

My Inspiration This Season

Every season on the Biggest Loser, I am inspired by all of the contestants, but of course I always relate to the struggles of the women...being that I'm a wife and mother who needs to take care of herself so she can take care of everyone else. This season, something is different for me.

The person I relate to the most from Season 8 is Danny Cahill. At first I found it strange that my biggest inspiration came from one of the guys this time, but it's all starting to make sense to me now. Danny has gone through so many things that I have: Being a fat kid who lost all of the weight and then gained it back, being on top of the world and having dreams of a music career, and deep faith in God being just some of the reasons. Every time he tells another part of his story, I wind up crying because that is my story. I want to get back to that person I was, who had dreams and went after them, just like Danny. I want to get my family to eat healthier too. Quite a few of the thoughts he has shared so far this season are the same thoughts that have run through my mind.

Now, I have started on that path, being down over 20 pounds and going after my writing dreams, but I know I can do so much more. Danny has lost 201 pounds to date, and is in the Final 3 for next week's finale. Every time I start having those thoughts, I think of Danny and I know I can make my dreams happen, just like he does. Good luck at the finale, Danny! You will always be my inspiration...I am rooting for you all the way!!!


*SaMantha* said...

Awesome Post!!! I seem to "bond" with the girls that are my age and start out at my size. Because that is more proof to me that I TOO can look that great. Danny is amazing though!!

Amanda said...

Of Marie, I couldn't agree more with you. Danny truly is an inspiration to follow. What a lovley man with a wonderful heart.

I am proud of you! You too, inspire me just as Danny does. Keep on, keeping on my friend! We got this!

Pam said...

I too want to see Danny win - he has such a good heart and has worked so hard!
You are doing great, my friend! YOU keep it up!

MG Arnold said...

I think ALL of the contestants this season have been especially inspiring. I love Danny, too, for all the reasons you mentioned, and I think he's going to win. But as a 49 year old grandma myself, I'm rooting for Liz. She's been so sweet on Facebook, and she's trying so hard to not just lose weight, but re-tool her life. What a great season this has been! Just like you, I've lost over 20 pounds and am blogging about it at And one final word: NEVER give up your writing dreams! I write for a living, and it's a wonderful life to have. It's hard work, but it's very fulfilling!

WriterMarie said...

Thanks everyone! Writing is a passion for me...I could never stop!!! :O)

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