Drum roll please......I was a finalist! I'm still shocked that they picked me!Sometime ago I received an email from RW - that I assume was sent to all their subscribers asking to share their story and submit a photo.. I remember thinking, "what are the odds" but decided to give it a shot anyways. I sent them my info and just put it aside in my mind. I came back from vacation to find an email from RW letting me know I had been selected!I'm so freakin' excited! and nervous and scared and happy!! and unfortunately yes, also self-conscious about how I will look in a magazine, after all I haven't reached my ultimate goal! I'm only but half way there! I have to remind myself that I may not be there yet but darn it, I've worked HARD to get to where I am now and I deserve it and I plan to enjoy it! Most importantly this has given me the motivation to keep working hard to reach my goal, the motivation I had been lacking in the last few weeks! On a side note: I've managed to lose the 5 lbs I gained while on vacation. I'm ready to keep up this momentum.