What if you knew in the deepest part of your gut that you could do ANYTHING you set your mind to? That you have within you the power and the potential to make your biggest, hairiest, most audacious goal come true?!
One year ago today, I had the distinct privilege to share my at-home transformation story on NBC TV’s The Biggest Loser Season 16 live finale. It was an incredible experience — thrilling, scary, enlightening, empowering, totally awesome! I’ve blogged about it here, and you can watch the video clip here.
Today, as I reflect on that amazing night one year ago, I am struck by what I have learned throughout this personal transformation journey that continues to serve me today. What I share with the contestants on The Biggest Loser — and likely with anyone who has achieved great things that are really, really, really hard. I’m reflecting on the greatest lesson/gift: I will continue to grow and win in my life every day because I now know that deep inside of me is an unstoppable force. I can do anything I set my mind to.
Peeps, that is the secret! Read more
2015 was a year of happy, healthy and hard.
Naively, I did not expect “hard” as I entered the new year steeped in hope and opportunity, with big dreams and deeply in love. At the time, I was experiencing a new level of happy in my now WHOLE life. I was on a roll!
But ironically, it was the “hard” that was the greatest gift of 2015 because it reminded me that I am strong and resilient. It gave me the chance to again prove to myself that I can do absolutely anything.
I first learned this lesson five years ago when my transformation journey started in weight-loss boot camp. Now, here it is again, reminding me: YES, indeed: I am strong. I am resilient. And I can do anything that I make up my mind I’m going to do!
2015 gave me the opportunity to rise strong. And I celebrate that.
Click here to see my transformation story yesterday on Twin Cities Live – KSTP TV – Twin Cities
I have a confession to make. I skipped my morning workout.
Yep, instead I went straight to the computer to read and respond to the thoughtful emails, Facebook posts, and blog comments received since sharing my transformation story on KSTP’s Twin Cities Live yesterday.
Let me start this blog by saying: WOW and THANK YOU! I am continually amazed by the outpouring of support 4.5 years into this journey. But mostly, it’s SO COOL to see all of the new folks we’re welcoming into the In the Equation community. Welcome peeps! Read more
After I shared the short version of my transformation story on NBC’s The Biggest Loser, I had the privilege of sharing a much longer version with Brett Fairell who started the podcast and website titled: “Your Way Weight Loss.”
I met Brett at the Biggest Loser after-party where we swapped transformation stories. Brett lost 173 lbs and his way was the Paleo diet. Like me, Brett is paying it forward, and asked me to be interviewed for his podcast. Here is my full interview titled: Lori Schaefer Turns 48, loses 211 lbs. Read more
Come hear me speak at the Duluth Women’s Expo on Saturday, March 7
In less than a week, I’ll be sharing my transformation story and talking about my NBC The Biggest Loser experience at the Women’s Expo in Duluth, MN.
This past Saturday, I had the opportunity to preview the speech on Talk of the Town radio with Tracy Lundeen on KDAL 610AM & 95.7FM, Duluth, MN. Click here to listen to my live radio interview (for just my interview advance to 58:50-1:07). Read more
I’ll be speaking Saturday, March 7th at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center
I am delighted to announce that I’ll be a featured speaker at the Duluth Women’s Expo on Saturday, March 7th at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center in Duluth, MN. The Women’s Expo, which runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., is free if tickets are purchased in advance, or $6 at the door. My presentation is also free and open to the public (or anyone who attends the Expo). Read more
I’ll give you one guess!
It’s true. I’m in LA with my mom getting ready to tell my transformation story on the live finale of NBC’s Biggest Loser, Season 16. I’m thrilled to be here and meet everyone. And, I’m excited to share my story.
Tune in to your local NBC channel from 8-10 p.m. ET (7-9 p.m. for all my peeps back home in Minnesota) and watch the amazing two-hour Biggest Loser finale. You can see me share the story of how O’Neal Hampton and the Biggest Loser inspired me to a -200 lb weight loss, and watch all the amazing transformations from this season. Read more