The dream remains alive, and my dream is even more in reach than it ever has been. After traveling to Orlando to attend the casting call for BL12, I said Iw ould only do another casting call if there was a casting in the Raleigh area, and even then, only if the show was casting individuals. There are multiple reasons that I didn't want to do a show that was cast as teams, primary among them is the fact that I didn't want to have to play the inherent games involved if you are trying to keep a partner safe, etc; and I didn't get this heavy with a partner to encourage me, I really need to get the weight off and learn to depend on myself. As I said in my May 20th post; http://shrinkingkrista.blogspot.com/2012/05/isnt-it-amazing.html, Being forced to depend on myself has been a wonderful learning experience. Of course, the other very obvious problem was that I never had a partner that was able to commit to going to a casting call, doing an audition video or being on the ranch with me.
I am so excited to say that The Biggest Loser casting team, and specifically, Holland Striplin, who I have wanted to meet for a few years. On July 14, I will be headed out to the Biggest Loser 14 casting call at Rex Wellness center, in Knightdale, NC, just north of Raleigh. I am excited that Emily Joy from BL13 and Heba and Ed from BL 6 will all be there. I am hoping to get to meet 1 if not all of them!
My body-type is very similar to that of Emily Joy's. Her starting weight last season was 264 pounds, and I am currently at 265 pounds. Her ending weight was 162 pounds, which is where I was when I graduated high school, so seeing her transition gave me hope for what I could look like if I was successful.
I am so glad to see that The Biggest Loser will still be a force for good in the lives of people at least for another season. I am also glad to see that they appear to be taking the show in a completely different direction that it went last season. Last season was painful to watch with way too much drama.
I'll keep everyone posted if I hear anything.