Excess Baggage – After The Elimination An Amazingly Honest Blog Post By Gabby Millgate
Thank you Gabby for sharing your post Excess Baggage journey with us we are indeed privileged.
GABBY’s Blog 1 Week after elimination…
I’ve had a turbulent time. When I came off the show I wanted to rest.
The first week off the show I gave myself a week off from exercising…was this a Mistake?
See what I did to the kitchen after a late night binge.
Or click the link to clip here.
I felt sad.
I felt grief.
I felt fear.
And I know I felt fear because all I wanted to do was sleep and eat, just like at the Gordon Dam Abseil.
I felt angry that I’ve had opportunities stolen from me by people who were competitive rather than collaborative-at my expense. (running theme).
I felt defeated that the unexpected wipes out my foundations over and over again and I’m always back at the beginning. (who knew a high jump would be my down fall…deep)
I felt depressed- I’m not practiced in being clever or competitive…I only know how to collaborate and serve with honor-I don’t belong in a world that doesn’t have these values.
I felt depressed that I didn’t belong..to anything …except maybe a tele-thon for reality contestants of canned/panned reality shows.
“Well” I says to self “Find a group to belong to”. After visiting a number of gyms that just didn’t feel right, I found one that did.
I love my new gym. The best I’ve ever seen. On the cutting edge with their training and support.
The name is perfect too: the Body Transformation Centre. They are the first group I belonged to. I’ll be uploading videos of my progress with them.
I think I’ve put on a couple of post elimination kgs. This time I’ll catch it before it creeps up.
Dr Tim had suggested I identify & use my strengths. Blogging lets me offer my efforts to sharing what works & doesn’t work for me.
I’m now part of my local community and they help me…that’s where I feel I belong.
The twitter and facebook support has been amazing. Thankyou thankyou thankyou.
Even the guy who cleaned my windscreen at the lights said” Muriel’s wedding right?…you’ve done well on that show…lost a lot of weight”.
“Thanks for helping me see better” I said. He said: “I’m here everyday”. So please check out his intersection (Annandale cnr Pmtta rd).
I’m really missing the cast &crew of excess baggage…the daily interactions…the dramas.
Luckily I can still watch them all on TV.
This week I’ve got to stop all the swirling “what ifs” and “what nows?” that are swirling in my head.
I think a good stock take is in order. I’ll let you know how it goes.
Excess Baggage screens on GO at 6.30pm Monday to Thursday.