Now, as much as I love Mish, I wouldn't want to carry her around all day! 
That's what I used to do. My poor body had to lug around the weight of Mish.
When I signed up to 12WBT in September I had a BMI of over 50, I was morbidly obese and doing things like sitting and standing had become a challenge, breathing sometimes too.

Today I am plain old overweight.
My challenges are things like climbing mountains and running, I choose my challenges.

I have many celebratory moments since September last year, but this is the one that has brought me to tears. For me it means a shift of mindset, I have to stop thinking of myself as the fat girl - it's a hard one to change, but I'm learning.

I am so thankful for soooo many things but there are a few that I wanted to mention...
I am thankful that this program was there at the right time
I am thankful to Mish and Amelia and Gabi and all of the 12WBT crew - you have been with me for every single kilo.
I am thankful that I have been able to share this journey with the fabulous 30+ crew - OMG you guys rock!
I am thankful that my body has forgiven me so easily and then when I ask it for one more step it obliges 
I am thankful for all of the amazing inspirational people I have met along the way, some of them I am now lucky enough to call friends
I am thankful that my father got sick (I know that seems weird) because if he hadn't, I may have never been ready to begin this journey
I am thankful for my son, who is always a reason and who's favourite new game is "Run Mummy Run"
I am thankful that I feel like I have come home

My life is truly transformed - This hasn't been my 12WBT, it has just simply been my T.

Thank you all again.


7/17/2012 09:49:19 pm

What a T you have achieved, beautiful girl. I have tears for you in this massive milestone too. More power to you. x

7/19/2012 12:03:50 pm

Cathy - you are truly inspirational! I keep stumbling across you through this round and always think to myself 'wow this woman is just amazing'. I've just watched some of your youtube videos and everything you say hits home. So a giant congratulations on your achievements and your T! :)


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