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MizFit + Biggest Loser finale + Subway Fresh Fit =

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.

I’ll be tweeting along with a panel of others (you can find the list here) talking about healthy living, exercise, weight loss, and, of course, a smattering of sandwich chatter.

And yes.

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.

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34 Responses to “MizFit + Biggest Loser finale + Subway Fresh Fit =”

  1. Bette says:

    You’ve hit the big time, Miz.
    What’s next?
    The dvd we’ve been waiting for?
    I dont tweet yet, but I will explore joining you.

  2. Helen says:

    I am addicted to the show, MizFit.

    LOOOOOVE SHAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Nan says:

    I’m not a fan of the show becaue I think they workout too much while on the ranch.
    I am a fan of you :)
    Please to (as you always say) get on there and replace JM.

  4. Trish @IamSucceeding says:

    Been cheering Shay on since I first saw her!!

  5. Leslie says:

    Sometimes the “losers” are the winners.

  6. Joanna Sutter says:

    Shay is amazing! I’ll join you and cheer her on.

  7. Lydia says:

    I’ve never seen an episode. Can I still make sense of the finale?

    You know me ;)

    You endorse and I shall follow LOL

  8. Sagan says:

    That’s awesome! Such a neat idea. I love that there is so much SUPPORT going on in the blogging community to encourage others to get (and stay!) healthy.

  9. Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman says:

    So Jared’s still around, huh? :)

    Talk about motivation to lose. If she drops enough she could finance her kids’ college education. Or part of it. I didn’t watch Biggest Loser that year, but I am this season. I’ll be cheering for her!

  10. Shelley B says:

    I hope she does well with her challenge - she’s definitely had to face more than her share of challenges already. I’ll be at work (sigh) during the finale - will come home to the show on DVR and catch up then. Not sure I’ll do the twitter thing as that would spoil it for me since I won’t be watching live (sigh).

  11. Jules - Big Girl Bombshell says:

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Shay! I’m there!

  12. Lauren @ Eater Not a Runner says:

    I love shay too! Too bad I don’t tweet :-)

  13. Amanda says:

    You plus Shay equals me finally joining twitter ;)

  14. deb roby says:

    I will be there in spite of coming to HATE twitter parties. And I RSVPd.

    Oddly, I don’t want to win any of the prizes - the only one I’d really use is the Dick’s Sporting Goods. But a night of talk and fun will be great.

    Hope Shay amazes us - I’m sure she will.

  15. Ryan @NoMorebacon says:

    I’ll be there. Sandwich in hand. Please hold the mayo.

  16. Lynn Haraldson-Bering says:

    Subway should hire you as their health blogger. //word :)

  17. Ryan @NoMoreBacon says:

    …and the bacon.

  18. Dr. J says:

    I do not watch the biggest loser. I do like Jered and get salads from Subway. Did you know they are owned by Doctor’s Inc?

  19. Yum Yucky says:

    I lost track of TBL, but her story is amazing.

  20. tj says:

    I love Shay, her story was very inspiring! :)

  21. TB-Milwaukee says:

    Love me some BL! Heck I’m a sucker for all reality TV.

  22. Geosomin says:

    I don’t have a twitter…but I am curious to see how it ends. I’m inspired by Shay despite some issues I have with BL.

  23. Geosomin says:

    test test test…I can’t post on your blog for the past few weeks…wierd

  24. Jody - Fit at 52 says:

    You know I don’t Twitter Miz & I am afraid to sign up as I may start using it & I am already not doing things I need to do beyond blogging. You know & have written about that! Saying that, I can’t wait to see Shay. She actually lives near me although I have never seen her out & about… who would have thought in this crowded place called southern CA! :-)

    How exciting for you & the other panelists!

  25. Karyn says:

    I had forgotten about Shay and the Subway challenge. I haven’t watched Biggest Loser this season but, I will have to remember to view in on the finale to see how Shay did.

  26. Mary Meps says:

    Shay has a great story. I wish her the best. I quit watching BL some time ago. I don’t agree with their approach and they were crying all the time. All the time.

    Still, I shall root for Shay to find her dream life. She deserves it. We all do. :D

  27. Pubsgal says:

    I think I may be one of the few who have never seen the show, although with all the chatter about it, I *feel* like I have. ;-) But what a great story! And so cool that you’re one of the Twitter Party panelists, Miz!

  28. karen says:

    Love you, love Shay, love love LOVE this season of TBL (all seasons, but this one especially) … but I’ll have to avoid Twitter and Facebook and the vast majority of the internet in general Tuesday night since we won’t get to see the show until Wednesday morning. Have fun, though!

  29. Kat says:

    Ooh I am looking forward to this! I would definitely buy a mizfit fitness dvd. #justsayin
    Hope you have a good weekend.

  30. results not typical girl says:

    love the post. love shay. very excited and proud of you! way to freakin go!!! YOU ROCK!

  31. Leslie says:

    I’m not a BL fan.
    I am a MizFit fan.

    I shall join you on Twitter.

    Is there a newbie group? LOL

  32. MB says:

    WooHoo! Twitter Party!!! I’ll bring the vodka … oh, you mean it’s not that kind of party? …

    I can’t wait to see Shay on the finale. I opened a Twitter account but really don’t use it. I may have to make an exception for you.

    I’m still recovering from getting my ass kicked by Jillian Michaels last Friday. She is brutal.


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