Wednesday, July 14, 2010

"Been A Long Time, I Shouldn't Have Left You"!!

Ok, I know It's been some time since I Blogged about my comings and goings. I do apologize. So let me catch you all up to speed. This past weekend, I was in San Francisco particpating in the TRI-Cal Triathlon. Over 50 of my follow BL'ers, from Season's 1 to 9 all participated. Some did 5k's, 10k's, and most did the Olympic Triathlon.

When I was first asked to do the full tri-athlon I was like WHAT!!!. What does that consist of? Swimming, Biking ,and Running! My first thought was Oh
H --LL NO!! LOL. But then the voice of reason kicked in, and said; Carla, you did a Half Marathon last can do a triathlon. I said to the voice, I haven't even began to train for something like that, are you CRAZY!!!

After contemplating, I was on board. So I called my girl, Nicole Brewer, and she was down. But then she informed me that she wasn't able to do the full on her own...and suggested doing a relay team. That was even better, but now we have to find a third person...who might that be. Our girl, Ryan Kelley from Season 2. It was perfect, we all had our specialties. Ryan swam, I biked, and Nicole loves to run (matter of fact, she'll be running in the New York Marathon this Fall). So we named our team, "3 GLAM GIRLS", how perfect was that. Then we were off to San Francisco.

When I left Detroit, the temperature was anywhere from the high 90's to the 100's, matter of fact we had a HEAT WAVE! I arrived in San Francisco, and it was cool(low to mid 60's) like Fall...what in the world! Luckily, I brought my sweater that I normally carry with me, otherwise I would have FROZEN to DEATH! LOL

Race Day:

We were all pumped up and ready to go. We all did our parts...I conquered that bike. The only thing I didn't prepare for were hills, because Detroit doesn't really have any! Going up the Hill was comical, going down was even funnier, I had people cracking up at me. But I will say we came in at a good time. Our time was
4hrs 31mins. How you like that for first time triathletes?

It was an awesome weekend and a good experience, and maybe just maybe, I'll do a Full on my own. We'll see!!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Health and Weight Loss Festival!

Health and Weight Loss Family Festival, My Program For Life
Date: Saturday, June 26, 2010
Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Location: Hyatt Morristown at Headquarters Plaza
Street: 3 Speedwell Avenue

Description . Details


•Special Celebrity Guest Appearances
•Carnival games for all ages
•TrickyTray raffle, including Muhammed Ali signed boxing gloves, A wardrobe from Khaliah Ali’s Clothing Line, Yankee Tickets, and much more!
•Education on Obesity from Top Weight-Loss Surgeons
•Nutrition classes given by a Dietitian
•Top Chef Bariatric-Healthy Cooking Classes
•Pre and Post Weight Loss Surgery Support Classes
•Free Makeovers
•Free give-aways and coupons
•100% family oriented
Khaliah Ali, daughter of former Heavyweight Champion of the World Muhammad Ali, is now the spokesperson for Banding Centers of America, and will be hosting the event.

Join us throughout the day!
Specific event details and times of specific lectures will be listed shortly.

I am excited and proud to announce 3 Nationally- recognized Speakers that will be speaking on June 26th at our Health and Weight Loss Family Festival!

•Michele Weston,
•Kara Richardson Whitely, and
•Rochelle Rice.

In addition to the well known Khaliah Ali (host of our event), we have many confirmed celebrity guests,. I also have an impressive list of celebrities that we are in the process of confirming and will keep you updated with that information as soon as it occurs.
Below, I've included a list of the celebrities as well brief descriptions of the individuals.
Confirmed to attend the June 26th Event:
•Heba Salama -TV Reality Show Weight Loss Star
•Ed Brantley - TV Reality Show Weight Loss Star /-Chef
•Bill Germanakos- Winner Of TV Reality Weight Loss Star
•Carla Triplett - Tv Reality Weight Loss Star
•Ashrita Furman- Mr. Versatility, Ashrita has set - 283- official Guinness Records since 1979 and currently holds - 114 - standing records including the official record for "the most records held at the same time by an individual"
•John Gabriel - Author of The Gabriel Method: The Revolutionary DIET-FREE Way to Totally Transform Your Body

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Behind The Shallow Mind

I had the privilege of being an extra in a film...filmed right here in my hometown, Detroit, Michigan. The writer, producer, and director is a talented young man named Steven Horn. The movie Premiered in Michigan on June 3, 2010 at the Imagine Theatre in Novi, Mi.

Behind The Shallow Mind is about GREED, AMBITION, AND LOVE that could end all end in MURDER!!

This movie will make you laugh, make you cry, make you say WTF!!! LOL.

The cast and crew were awesome. I would like to Thank a good friend of mine, Velda Hunter for asking me to come out and support. I thought I was just gonna be a fly on the wall and low and behold...they put me in the hairstylist chair and was like... ACTION!!! I'm glad I was a part of it. I was Customer #1, and my name is listed in the credits!!!

For more info about the movie visit

Behind The Shallow Mind, will also make it's debut at the San Francisco Black Film Festival June 17th - 20th.

Please check it out!!!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Home Training Group!!

When I started gaining weight, I hated going to the gym. It felt like everyone was looking at me, therefore I wouldn't go. Working out with a trainer at the gym felt even worse...because the yelling and screaming drew attention to the fat girl who wasn't doing what the trainer wanted her to do. So embarrassing!!

I know that there are trainers that don't scream and yell...but at that time I had encountered trainers that did, and that was it for me. Had I known trainers would come to my home and work me out, I would've done that. Being in the comfort of my own surroundings, not having everybody and they're momma staring or looking at me, and feeling uncomfortable. I would've jumped on the chance!!

I had know idea that there where companies out there that offer this service. Well, there is one company in particular, HOME TRAINING GROUP.

I met the owner (Candice Belfour) who had gone through some of the same feelings and emotions, that I expressed. She tried many things, gone to gyms and was embarrassed and humiliated. Candice even tried out for The Biggest Loser, and was not chosen...another rejection. So she started asking trainers if they would / could train her at home because she was a stay at home mom with two young boys.

Only one trainer, said yes...came out worked her out and helped her lose over 130lbs at home. She came up with the idea and started Home Training Group. I was amazed by her story. I know that there are so many women and men all across the world that have experienced or currently experiencing what Candice and I felt. Well with Home Training Group, you can have affordable personal trainers come to your home.

I became a Territory Operator for Home Training Group, and what better way for me to stay in shape and continue my weight loss journey than partnering with a company that offers in home personal training.

Sign up for 5 or more training session, get 1 FREE session to work out with me.

Refer a friend, family member, or coworker get 1 FREE session to work out with me.

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Contact customer service 1.800.979.4180

Hope to hear from you soon!!!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

A Dream Deferred

If I could go back in time and pursue my dream of becoming a model in my teens, I could have been the next Carla (Tyra) Banks...Exploring the universe and traveling the globe to see what life had to offer. That wasn't the plan GOD had for me...HE had me take the long route, and endure trials & tribulations, rejection, acceptance, love, and heartbreak to make me appreciate the blessings HE had in store. Do I wish I coulda, shoulda, woulda...of course!! But I'm glad I didn't.

My life has come full circle, I've been blessed to have experienced many I have the opportunity to do what I initially wanted to do, but it was all in HIS timing. I'm glad that I waited patiently. I am pleased to announce that I was featured in the June 2010 issue of Plus Model Magazine, in a spread entitled Utilitarian Desert Chic. No longer a dream deferred...a dream come true!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

What Is Excercise To You!

Excercise is anything that gets and keep you moving! I'm often asked what type of excercise do I do? Traditional...treadmill, elyptical, and spin/recumbent bike, etc... But I get bored, tired, and fed up with the same ole thing! How many of you feel the same way? I like to have fun, So I started dancing to burn some calories.

Most of you that watched me on The Biggest Loser know that I incorporated dancing as part of my workout routine. Dancing, for me, burned 1100 calories an I would dance as many hours as I could.

To keep moving...I also did yard work...cut the grass, rake leaves, swept the curb and sidewalk...those of you that do yard work know,
that's a workout. I'm sharing these things, so that you get an idea of ways you can start burning calories.

Whatever exercise is too you, make it fun!! Let me know how it goes!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Losers Make Excuses, Winners Make it Happen!

There's no quick fix. There's no instant magic pill that's gonna help you lose the weight. You have to put in the dedication, the blood, the sweat, the tears. I can tell you from personal experience that it takes...SELF MOTIVATION! No one can make you do it, you have to want to do it yourself.

For those of you who don't me, I'm Carla Triplett. I was on The Biggest Loser Season 7 and was the Heaviest Women Ever in the history of the show. I weighed in at 379lbs, I lost a total of 128lbs, and my journey still continues. This blog is about sharing my weight loss story, so that I can encourage, motivate, and inspire others who are struggling with losing weight.

Excuses are made to satisfy yourself, and no one else. Let's be winners together!