The Vegas penthouse was out of this world. It had everything you could ever imagine. It was the VIP hotel located inside the Monte Carlo. Talk about upscale—that was a great treat. After working so hard in this competition, it was nice to relax in luxury.
The pizza was the hardest thing to avoid at the buffet. Pizza was one of my weaknesses when I was overweight. Pizza was my comfort zone, it always made me feel happy and forget my emotional problems I was dealing with. It was a great feeling to walk past the pizza and not be tempted to indulge, but have the willpower to say NO Thanks. It was a great moment for me, the moment where I was truly sure that I would be able to make this a new lifestyle for myself and food would no longer run my life.
Corey placing the dessert on the table to tempt everyone was funny to me, I knew that was his plan and no one fell for it. I know some other people were upset and thought it was cruel, cause they were dealing with personal issues with needing sweets. I just like the fact that he owned up to his behavior and didn't try to be under handing and conniving like others have been since the beginning of the competition.
The striptease class was very fun, something I've never done before, and with it being Burlesque week, it was the perfect workout for the week we had ahead of us. The class helped me tap into my sexy side and create a character that was some other than myself. A Sexy Fox! lol lol!!!!!!
Vegas help me bring my sexy back, because I had forgotten how it felt to be sexy. When I started to gain the weight, I lost my sexy. Now 30 pounds lighter, in Vegas, Sin City, watching how sexy the women moved their bodies, I re-gained a little bit of sexy back.
I liked every moment of my Burlesque performance. It was another chance to show the judges that I'm more than a prim and proper dancer, but also a Dancer that can take on a variety of styles and make them her own. Burlesque week help me bring my sexy back and it’s something that every woman needs, to feel sexy in her own skin. It was a great week!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Winning for the first time was a great feeling, I had waited for seven weeks to find that balance of an awesome dance score and great weight loss week, and it happened. I was speechless and a little emotional, which I'm sure is not hard to believe!!!!!!!!!!!!!
America, trust when I say I'm tired of crying with every pound I shed and new milestone I reach. But it’s a very emotional time for me, and the tears have help me own up to the emotional stress that bonded me to food. I have to cry now and let go now cause I have to be true and real with myself. I became overweight by holding on to all my emotional stress and not letting anyone know I was truly dying inside. So America, bear with me and please continue on this life-changing journey with me. Just please stop judging me, cause this is truly a journey of a lifetime, and you could never understand unless you walked a mile in my shoes.
Love, Peace and Happiness
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