If you landed on this page it is likely because you googled something like “How to write a letter to Chris Powell” and ended up on my site. I get that a lot. People often email me and asking me how I got Chris Powell to respond to my letter.
I should tell you, I didn’t train with Chris Powell. I wasn’t on the “Extreme Weight Loss” show.
But, I did end up lucky enough to have both Chris and his amazing wife Heidi take the time to respond to me at a time that I really needed it. Their words, were beacons of light for me to follow in times that my journey was full of darkness.
I’m often asked how I was lucky enough to have Chris and Heidi Powell in my support group via their interaction with me on Facebook and Twitter and why Chris has followed my story. Originally, this page was just a blog post about how I wrote a letter to Chris Powell and was hoping he would answer me. But, since Chris and Heidi became such important figures in my journey; as time went by, I update this page.
So here’s the story about how I met Chris Powell
Back in 2012 I wrote [A letter to Chris Powell] and sent it off. On Sunday, just a few days before my 36th birthday, I posted the letter on Chris Powell’s Facebook page. When he responded, I felt like the luckiest girl in the world. [Chris Powell Responds to my Letter]
After that first connection I had a few other small interactions with Chris via Facebook. But the next noteworthy interaction was when I wrote to him specifically and asked him for help during [One of the Darkest Days of my Weight Loss Journey] on my blog. His response, came just a couple of days later and was documented in my blog [Your Voice Can Be Someone’s Light in the Darkness]
Later that year, I got the opportunity to meet Chris and Heidi in person by attending one of the Extreme Weight Loss Finale Night events. That experience made my year and allowed me to knock “Meeting Chris Powell” off my Bucket list. [A Bucket List Moment, Meeting Chris Powell.]
After meeting Chris and Heidi in Hollywood I reached out to them again in a plea for help
After losing over 250 lb. I was left with body image issues. These issues were effecting my mental health and wellness. I did a YouTube Video: [Body Image Issues Take Their Toll] and wrote the blog [My Body Issues vs My Support System Them Zero Us One], sharing what I was going through with the online weight loss community. When Chris responded, I took the time to share that as well. [Chris Powell’s Response]
As time went on, I shared the accomplishment of my first Half Marathon [I Ran A Half Marathon Daddy, Happy Father’s Day] with them. I got the sweetest [Response from Heidi Powell] I could have asked for on Facebook.
Next, I shared with them all how Chris’s theory of “Falling without Failing” helped me put things in perspective.
[Falling Without Failing What Chris Powell Has Taught Me] When I did, Heidi Powell praised me on Facebook for what I had achieved.
Then, when the scale was freaking me out after my last round of reconstructive plastic surgery, I wrote to them both on Facebook asking for help. Asking them how to get through the issues I was having with the numbers I was seeing on the scale and the panic it was putting me in. The responses from both Heidi Powell on her Page, and Chris Powell on his page that day were exactly the words I needed to hear in that moment.
Once I had shared my story, people looking to contact Chris Powell started finding my page.
People started to contact me asking me about how to go about writing a letter to Chris Powell. I keep suggesting the exact same thing to everyone. Just write, be yourself and be honest. Chris and Heidi are both pretty awesome people and they often take the time to interact with their fans through social media. Unfortunately Chris and Heidi Powell can’t help and train every one of us that struggles with our weight loss journey, but, when they choose to help you, they are a blessing to have in your corner in whatever fashion that comes in.
A year later, in 2013, I wrote another letter to Chris Powell’s management team as well as the Casting Staff and producers of Extreme Weight Loss asking them to reconsider the same request I made back in 2012, but for slightly different reasons. I was aspiring to become a trainer and help other people lose weight. Though it was a lofty goal, I wanted to be like Chris and Heidi Powell when I grew up. I wanted to train underneath Chris, be a protegé on the show. That never came to fruition.
Reaching out to Chris and Heidi when I needed help made that an amazing year for me.
They were an integral part of it. They managed to touch my life and affect positive change in it. And, they did it all though their social media interactions and materials they put out on their websites. This is an amazing testament to how you can motivate and inspire others with just a few simple words of encouragement.
I found that motivation and support in their videos and of course, in Chris Powell’s books, “Choose To Lose” and “Choose To Lose More” and became a fan. Back then I hadn’t reached my dream of becoming a trainer. But, seeing how Chris and Heidi were able to motivate me, helped me see the potential for how I could motivate others.
Now, I’m a certified personal trainer who specializes in helping people effected by obesity.
I’m the general manager and head trainer at a women’s only gym. The gym I work for prides itself on creating a comfortable, non judgmental environment for those effect by obesity. A population that in my opinion is often under served by the fitness industry.
I whole heartily believe that Chris and Heidi Powell had a huge impact on the trainer I became. There is an old saying that you should always lead by example. Chris Powell set an example and I followed it.
That’s the story about how I wrote a letter to Chris Powell. But, since you’re here. Be sure to check out the Desperately Seeking Slender site archives. From there, you can get learn more about me and my weight loss story. If you are struggling to lose weight, you might just find something here that will help motivate and inspire you.
I consider myself an Obesity Rebel.
Obesity is a nasty disease. We’re never really cured from it. But, we can achieve recovery. You just have to be willing to fight. Are you ready to fight obesity and looking for a little motivation? You might also consider joining my Obesity Rebel Facebook Group. There is a whole squad of bad ass Obesity Rebels there to help inspire you. We’re there to help motivate you and support you. Plus, we have the wisdom and guidance that our own weight loss experience has afforded us.
Obesity is a nasty disease. We’re never really cured from it. But, we can achieve recovery. You just have to be willing to fight. Are you ready to fight obesity and looking for a little motivation? You might also consider joining my Obesity Rebel Facebook Group.
There is a whole squad of bad ass Obesity Rebels there to help inspire you. We’re there to help motivate you and support you. Plus, we have the wisdom and guidance that our own weight loss experience has afforded us.
I hope to see you in the Obesity Rebel Group.