My weight race started a long time ago; in fact it’s hard to recall myself as being anything but overweight.  I know I had a few good years in there, where I was looking and feeling great, but for me being heavy has always been a part of who I am.   I have been through so much in my life that I have overcome; I had two bouts with cancer, lost a baby and have been divorced twice.  You would think staying fit would be a lot easier to manage then some of those trying times, yet it’s the one thing that eludes me.   Food has always been my crutch; it’s what I turn to in times of stress or trouble……..after all a bag of M & M’s can’t break your heart.

Earlier this year I was inspired with this idea of creating a website that is built around encouraging and rewarding weight loss.  Personally I love winning things and I love badges and playing games; so I thought what a great idea it would be to incorporate all of those things into one place;  Here you can connect with friends, earn badges for making healthy choices & when you lose weight – you can enter into different contests to win prizes!  We are going to have itunes gift cards, massages, clothes and lots of fun things you can win.    Our motto is “Win When You Lose.”

The site is still under construction with a launch date of January 2012.  In the meantime, I would love to hear from you with some of your weight loss stories or struggles.  Please follow us  on twitter at!/TheWeightRace as well as like us on Facebook:

All the best,

Summer LaBrie