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Follow our contestants on this 12-week, life changing challenge. Beginning July 13, seven contestants will meet with Flab to Fab's certified personal trainers for one hour, three times per week, receive a customized fitness program, and have unlimited access to utilize Flab to Fab's fitness facility, for a period of 12 weeks. The contestant who loses the most weight during the 12-week contest will win a fabulous grand prize package valued at $1,240.   Read more about this blog.
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Posts categorized "Week 1"
Posted: July 15th, 2011

Today was the first day of my new life. I will admit before going to the gym this morning, I was feeling anxious. At the same time, I was excited because I know this opportunity is going to give me the chance to finally be happy in my own skin. Today we were asked to do different exercises so the trainers could see where we stand. I got out of breathe pretty quickly but I kept moving. Normally this would discourage me but I know this is just the beginning of my journey. I truly believe I will get stronger and more capable in the gym.

My personal goal for this program is to lose around 50 pounds in these 12 weeks. Longterm, I plan on losing over 150 pounds total. My BMI is currently in the morbidly obese category and that is definitley not okay with me. My other goals are to relearn how to eat and make proper nutrition a priority. Most importantly, I want to be an all around healthy person and a carefree 22 year old girl. I am extremely thankful to be chosen for this competition. This competition will give me a chance to see all my goals come true and to live a healthy lifestyle. It would be awesome to win first place, but I know I am still a winner whether I win or not. The steps I am taking now will enable me to have a happier and healthier future.

-Melanie Frantz

Posted: July 15th, 2011

Today was an absolute Blessing! I have been struggling with my health and weight since I have been having children and I can now see the tunnel. Maybe not the light at the end of the tunnel but I finally feel like I’m heading in the right direction. Almost as long as I’ve been alive, I have been taking care of someone. Today was, for me, an “excuse” to put me first.

I have to admit though, I’m a little intimidated! I entered the contest as kind of a dare. My exact words were, “Okay God, I’m going to enter this contest and try to start working out again. If you give it to me, then I’ll know that this weight thing is what you want me to handle”. My Father knows me so I wasn’t surprised when my husband came home to tell me he ran into a childhood friend who is an aerobics instructor and thinks I should take her class. I started her class the day after I entered the contest.

So in front of me is this overwhelming task to allow someone to help me do something that I have not been able to do. My weight is just a symptom. I’m really looking forward to getting to know the girls and trainers. It’s been my experience that God always puts the right people around you when you’re doing what He wants you to do. I’m looking forward to ALL of us succeeding. With that being said, we all need to remember that no one can beat you except you, but I’m certainly going to try! And I expect nothing less from everyone else. The competitor in me might keep me from making Sweet Green Tea so these training sessions aren’t in vain. This can be a Blessing that can change the course of our lives AT THE VERY LEAST physically. Ima get mine! :)



Posted in: Tica Nickson, Week 1
Posted: July 15th, 2011

Thin it to Win it is a chance of a lifetime! There is no way I can afford to take off six months to even think about applying to be on “The Biggest Loser,” not to mention how much I would miss my husband, family and friends!  So, being chosen to be a contestant in “Thin it to Win it” is giving me a chance to better myself without having to put my life completely on hold.  I can’t even begin to explain how excited I was when Lisa called to tell me that I had been chosen!  I know that I have to take full advantage of this opportunity,or I’ll have some major regrets (and a lot of people would be angry with me for blowing such a great chance that could have been given to someone else!)

Our first official meeting at Flab to Fab was exciting, unnerving, and eye opening all at the same time.  After doing the fitness tests, I see that I have plenty of room for improvement, and the beginnings of a plan on how to make the improvements.  The body measurements weren’t as painful as I thought they were going to be, although I still tried to avert my eyes. I know the numbers weren’t going to be good, so why torture myself!? I’ll look at the numbers at the end after I’ve lost weight and toned up!  It could have been much more dejecting if Lisa and Shanna hadn’t been so supportive and reassuring throughout the whole process.

In setting my goals for this fitness challenge, I am trying to be a realist, and at the same time I want to set a goal that will challenge me.  I would love it if at the end of this challenge I would be at least 60 pounds lighter, able to complete a 5K, and hopefully, winning “Thin it to Win it”!

Posted: July 15th, 2011

So we had our first day at the gym and met with our trainers. I have to admit it feels really great to be part of something I am truly proud of! I still feel like I’m in shock that I have been given this life changing opportunity. I am very grateful to say the least. Our first workout wasn’t too terribly hard but it sure made me realize that I might not be quite as in shape as I was hoping! It gave me a good idea of where I am now and where I hope to go from here. I have very high expectations of myself!

My personal goals that I want to achieve are very special to me. I went to college for Criminal Justice and would really love to become a police officer someday. In the shape that I am in now, I know that it’s not possible. With the motivation and encouragement from this competition I think that I can work hard and get in the best shape of my life. I feel like I not only want to make myself proud, but also the people I care about. I want to make a difference in the world and this is my step one of a long journey. I can’t wait to see where this path takes me!

Casie Morettini

Posted: July 15th, 2011

I drive into my driveway and start to unpack my groceries, my phone rings twice and i miss both calls … I call the number back and on the other end is Lisa.  “Would you like to be on of the final 6?” she askes.  I reply “I would love to!” then I hang up and start to tear up.  You see my weight scares me…terrifies me is a better word.  I am tired all the time and most activites have become very difficult.  I have a four year old son and I can’t even sit on the floor with him and play without it being very uncomfortable.  So being chosen was a life saver and I thank all of Flab to Fab for the oppertunity.

Yesterday July 13th was day one, I woke up and my stomach did circles all morning.  What will it be like? Can I really do this? Both questions that kept running through my mind.  Getting to 10:30 seemed to take forever, when I finally got there it was amazing Lisa and the staff were great.  The other consestants are all amazing women and I know we will all work our hardest to become healthier women. At the end of day one I was tired but I realied I can do this!  I felt better than I have in months!

Posted in: Kelly Sharie, Week 1
Posted: July 15th, 2011

OK. So this is actually happening. I mean ACTUALLY happening. Who would have thought?!?!? Definitely not me. I was pleasantly surprised when I received the phone call from Lisa to come to the gym for the meet-and-greet. I thought, “Well, this is a long shot, but ok. What have I got to lose? I’m already fat!” I left there thinking without a doubt that I wouldn’t get picked. Then, I came home to a blinking red light on my answering machine and everything changed…

I am still in shock. To be one of the (now 7) contestants is absolutely amazing. It is such an incredible, overwhelming feeling…I can’t accurately describe just what this means to me. I started gaining weight roughly 5 years ago. I’ve only really tried once to lose the weight and that was unsuccessful…I got discouraged and before I knew it I looked like, well, this (*points to self*). So. Now what? Well, day one came and went in one sweaty blur. I got to meet the other contestants and then show the trainers what I am capable of doing at this point in the journey. It was a “slow” day but emotionally it was long. It felt like the first day of school – where am I going? who are these people? will they like me? will I like them? will I do well? why did I think this was a good outfit?

Only time can answer these burning questions. For now, I can offer you this little nugget: what are my goals?? Well, ultimately and most obviously, I would like to lose weight. A lot of weight. I would also like to eat healthier – I’m talking to you cookies! And you too pizza! I’m a vegetarian with a sweet tooth and a hankering for carbs…a lethal combination, I know. Last but certainly not least, I’d like to lose the baggage. It’s not easy being fat – it takes a lot out of ya! Not only physically but also emotionally it’s a heavy thing to carry. And that’s it in a nutshell!

:) Adria

Posted: July 15th, 2011

Today, I began the ‘Thin It to Win It’ competition… Mind you, I was quite nervous before heading in this morning. Ah, yet when I arrived and began the evaluations and whatnot, I was pleasantly surprised. Now, I have never been to a gym before, yet in my mind, they were places where you were pushed to your very limits and could be brutal places. Ah, Flab to Flab changed my mind quickly, however. It seems that we will be directed on what activities to perform, what foods to eat, and so on, yet we are took keep up at our own pace. Now, don’t doubt for a moment that I won’t be doing my very best or will be slacking on pushing myself to my limits… I’ll be doing my very best throughout this competition.

When I recieved the call to be interviewed by Lisa and the rest of the trainers, I was overjoyed. When I recieved the call that I was one of the contestants, I nearly cried. I couldn’t believe that I was going to be a part of this amazing competition, and really, I still can’t. It still hasn’t really sunk in, that in twelve-weeks time, with hard work and iron-clad determination, I’ll be a completely new person. I do hope to lost 70 or so pounds of weight in the future… I’m not 100% if I will be able to do so in twelve weeks, or if it’s really healthy to knock off so much in so little time, yet I’ll be attempting to lose as much as possible, of course. I’m really looking forward to the many days ahead of me at Flab to Fab, and I’m looking forward to seeing everyone there. Eveyone is so kind there… Everyone, and I thank them all.