some big TWITTER MAYHEM (if by “mayhem” you mean ya’ll can WIN FREE STUFF—which I do).
Ahh Biggest Loser.
I wont lie to you and say Ive been a rabid fan—but there was one story which stuck in my mind even though the contestant wasn’t a winner (in their books. we all know what I think about being a winner in our own minds).
Shay Sorrells is a wife and mother of two small children.
She was in foster care from age 5 to 18 & credits that experience with sparking her lifelong struggle with emotional eating.
When Shay started the show she weighed in at 467 lbs. and was the biggest woman to ever step on the Biggest Loser stage.
For that and other reasons she had faced myriad challenges & almost threw in the proverbial towel her very first day.
But she didnt.
Hope, tenacity, and an unflagging desire to create a healthier life for herself and her family made her stay.
While she wasn’t the (finger quotes) winner (unFQ) Shay shed an astounding 172 lbs. while on the B. L. campus.
She inspired me.
I know she inspired some of you.
I watched how she inspired many men, women & children around the country.
Shay also inspired Subway & they stepped up and offered her a personal challenge: for every pound Shay lost in between the Season #8 finale and the Season #9 finale Subway is matching the pound with an $1,000 gift to her (MizFit note: here’s where Im compelled to add that I hope Shay chooses to donate some of her potential winnings to charity.).
During the Biggest Loser Season #9 finale (May 25th 8p-10p EST) Shay will weigh in for the first time since Season #8.
In celebratoryanticipation of this, Subway is throwing a twitter party & Ive been asked to be a panelist so this is where I tweet Shay my great idea about charitable giving.
There will also be prizes (everything from an interview with Jared to an ipod shuffle).
So what do you say? Will you join me? (you can sign up here)
Because really, even if youre a diehard Twitter hold out, you can totally slink in for one night & disappear never to Tweet again.
I promise I wont tell a soul.