Region 7 Winner: Cami Jo

Congrats to our Region 7 winner, Cami Jo, for dedicating 12 weeks towards self-improvement both externally and internally! She has won $352! Region 7 is led by Erika Hill and comprises of Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, and Oklahoma. Find a local No Excuse Mom meetup near you by entering your city/state or zip code HERE.
Cami’s story…
“I have never felt more alive than what I do right now.
In 2008, when I turned 18, I was told by my school counselor that I “would never amount to anything if I was going to continue to be a fat and lazy person.”
I was 180 pounds.
Flash forward to 2011, when I met my husband and we started talking about having children. Going to the doctor, I was one again told “you need to lose weight. You won’t even make it to 25 like this.”
I weighed 230 pounds.
At the start of the NEM challenge, I weighed in at a whopping 310 pounds. Size 28 pants. Size 60+ waist line. I was miserable.
I told myself that I was going to do this. I was going to see this entire challenge through. I told myself I’d get involved in the group, I would put my best effort in and I would be happy with any result that came from it. I have the most wonderful accountability partner, Amanda. She pushed me to places that I never thought I would be able to go!
Physically, I lost 25 pounds. I forever rid my body of 8 inches off my stomach. I am now able to button my 4X work shirt. I’m now able to actually shop in the store for pants. I jumped out of my comfort zone and tried née foods! I stopped consuming fried foods, which is difficult as a restaurant manager! I even joined and actively participate in a gym!
Mentally, this has been the best time of my life. I suffer from clinical depression. During this challenge, I’ve not had one suicidal thought. This challenge and my progress has given me hope for a better me, tomorrow.
I know I’m just a roll of paper towels. But, I’m going to be the best roll I can be!”
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