Friday, April 27, 2012

"it finally clicked"

I was talking with a friend from my son's school who is a wife, mother and probably wears many more hats throughout her days.  

She has lost over 80lbs by hard work and dedication...awesome, right?  And no crazy diets, just simply making her life healthy and finding that balance.  I told her it was something to be proud of and that she should be extremely proud of what she has accomplished.  
Her response was, "thank you so much, I still have a long way to go but this time something just clicked"
Those words stuck with me.  I ask myself that question often and my husband, after losing 100lbs, says the same thing.  What clicked?  We're not sure but my friend summed it up, "something just clicked"  It doesn't matter WHAT clicked...

what matters is that somehow we find the strength and determination to CHANGE.  

What do you think "clicks" when a person decides to change and they accomplish that goal?

I am so proud of her for putting in the work to make her dreams a reality!  It takes hard work and she had to put herself first, but she has done it and she's on the road to even more success!  -Congrats to you, Kristie!!

Do you have a friend that has made the changes for success with diet and exercise?
I'd love for you to share other stories like this in the comment section!
These stories can push us to the next level and motivate us like crazy!

I'd love to share a neat summer camp that I just received information on...
I'm a sucker for reality TV and I just can't resist some of MTV's best like Punk'd, Jersey Shore, The Pauly D project, my favorite was "I used to be fat" and another that caught my attention was Chelsea Settles...I think it's pretty cool that she can now use her reality fame for a great cause and to help motivate other teens that were in her same situation, struggling to find change.  Check out the press release below:

Chelsea, who was the star of MTV’s “Chelsea Settles,” will teach classes in grooming, poise and charm to 400 campers ages 7 to 19.  She will live at the weight-loss camp in Reeders, Pennsylvania , and work with campers to develop confidence and build a positive self-image.  Chelsea will also teach them how to dress for their shape. 

Viewers watched Chelsea transform from a morbidly obese, self-conscious, 20-something to a slimmer (she lost 90 pounds), confident woman who gained the courage to ask her boss for a promotion.  

“I think the viewers identified with my story because it was relatable,” says Chelsea . “I am just the average small-town girl that took a chance, trusted my gut - lost some of my gut in the process - and found the courage to follow my dreams.” 

Camp Pocono Trails founder and director Tony Sparber is excited about the inspiration Chelsea will bring. Chelsea has lost a total of 116 pounds and is devoting her life to health and wellness. 

“I am thrilled that Chelsea has agreed to work with New Image Camps at Pocono Trails this summer,” he says.  “These kids know her. They know her struggles. There is no better way to help these kids than to show them someone who has dealt with their same issues, has overcome them, and accomplished big things.”
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About New Image Camps:
New Image Camp, an American Camp Association (ACA) accredited program, has two locations: Camp Pocono Trails in Reeders, Pennsylvania and Camp Vanguard in Haines City , Florida . Camp Pocono Trails has been featured on two MTV Documentaries, "Fat Camp" and "Return to Fat Camp", as well as on Ruby, Good Morning America, Dr. Phil, The Today Show, and in the pages of People Magazine and The New York Times, among many others. For more information, please visit


hiker mom said...

I had a similar "Just clicked" moment after I had my second child. I had always been fit and after my 2nd son was born, I kept about 25 extra pounds on. When he was about 1 1/2 I had that moment and just started running and never looked back. That was almost 9 years ago!

misszippy said...

That sounds like a really great show. I would love to watch kids get their self-esteem back, setting them up for a positive future.

Interesting on the "click" thing. Having never gone through that journey, I can't answer to it, but I've always thought that in order to accomplish something like weight loss, quitting smoking, etc., the person has to decide for themselves and commit to themselves. No amount of their loved ones pushing them and wanting it for them will ever get them there--it has to come from inner desire.

Laura Boll said...

There's definitely something about it "clicking", whatever "it" is, that seems to finally work for people. Something that can finally motivate someone to hang in there and do the work. Congrats to you friend!

Samantha said...

I totally get what you mean when you say something just clicked. For me it was a combination of being so overweight, unhappy, tired of faking it, looking through hideous wedding photos, and wanting to start a family but fear my kid would turn out like me. I wanted to get healthy for my future. I wanted to get healthy for my hubby and me. Something just clicked and I started the process of dropping the pounds.
It literally took something to click together for everything to take place. I wish everyone had that clicking moment!!
Congrats you guys are such an inspiration as well!!! You and hubby!!

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