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I have been ‘patiently’ waiting since September to share amazing news with you guys.

I teased you with secret pictures….

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And even FB statuses…

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I wanted to shout it from the rooftops, but they told me I couldn’t until the magazine was out. So, I kept quiet via the social media world, but I would let it slip to those I saw in public or through text messages to friends I knew could keep their lips sealed.

Then as December drew more near, the more impatient I became. The above package came on the 3rd with copies of the magazine. I knew there was a chance I could be on the cover, but was so shocked when I saw that I was! I quickly wanted to post a picture on Instagram, but remembered I couldn’t say anything until the 17th.

Really?! Do you know how hard it was not to share it with you guys right away?!

Finally I couldn’t keep it a secret from everyone and brought it to my Weight Watchers meeting last Wednesday to share. I’m sure I was breaking some sort of rules since the magazine couldn’t be bought yet, but I didn’t care. I couldn’t contain it anymore.

Then my MIL called me on Thursday to let me know that she had received her copy in the mail.

That was it, it was out there in the world, so I wasn’t containing myself any longer!

I quickly posted a picture of the magazine and shared it with you all.

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I still wasn’t expecting it to be out on store shelves until the 17th, but on Friday I got a few messages saying that you guys had seen it and bought it. I was out and about doing some Christmas shopping, so I ran to Target and looked for it.

I found it in the checkout lane and snapped a picture.

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The cashier looked at me like I was a nut job. But I excitedly explained to her that I was on the cover and it was the first time I had seen it in stores and a bunch of other rambling. Haha. She probably still thought I was a nut job. But, I was just so freaking excited. I mean, how could I not be?

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Soon I was getting pictures of people with the magazine, tweets, and Facebook comments from others who had picked up a copy. It is so fun to see everyone with me next to them! πŸ™‚

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If you pick up a copy, be sure to snap a selfie with it and send it to me! I love seeing them!

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I’m super happy with how the article turned out and glad that I had the opportunity to be a part of something so amazing. I never thought in a million years that my story would get out like this and that I’d be an inspiration for many. If you would have told 327lb Brooke that she’d be on the cover of a magazine, she would have laughed. I’m just a small town girl who decided one day to change my life and get healthy for myself. I certainly didn’t do it for the fame, but it is a nice perk. The whole thing seems surreal to me still and I get choked up when I think about it all.

It really is great being able to share my story with so many because it is a very real story. I didn’t drop the weight overnight, I didn’t do it with a crazy fad diet, I did it the real and healthy way, changing how I ate and moving more.

I tell people all the time, if I can do it, anyone can. It takes hard work, but it is always worth it!

Thank you all for always being amazing!

Now go buy your copy of Woman’s Day! πŸ˜‰

  • You are amazeballs Brooke. SO happy I found your slice of the net. Congratulations on making the cover of the magazine. You’ve hit it big now. πŸ™‚

  • Brooke, this is so amazing. I was feeling a bit down today about my progress, but I am going right now to the tracker and be accountable for myself. Thank you so much for always being an inspiration.

    • Hey, you’ve done amazing things I’m sure! Focus on that!! Those changes you made add up in the long run! Keep it up, you’re worth it! <3

  • Emily Couture

    I got a little choked up Brooke! You’re such an inspiration! I love following you and your journey! Much love!!!

    • Awe! I keep getting choked up myself, it’s all so crazy and surreal to me! Thanks for cheering me along! I’m super grateful for that! <3

  • twinsintrainers

    I’ve just been reading your blog – what an inspiration you are! I’m so glad that you’ve made a blog about your journey so that lots of others can follow in your footsteps. Happy Christmas! Bex xx

    • Thank you, Bex! I love that I have this outlet to share my story and inspire others!

  • Sheetal

    Congrats Brooke! What an honor πŸ™‚

  • Jill

    I’ve just discovered your blog, today, but I’ve already looked at & read a fair bit of it, and oh my goodness, this post actually has me teary eyed! Congratulations!!!!! You are an incredible inspiration, and I’m so happy to have stumbled upon you & your awesome success!