Rebekah Gilchrist

Name: Rebekah Gilchrist
Age: 26
Height: 172 cms
Lives: Brisbane
Status: Single – desperate for marriage and a family
Children: No
Occupation: Marketing manager
Quote: “When I lose the weight I want to EMBRACE life and all its opportunities. I want to be a ‘doer’ not a ‘gunna.’”
There was no ‘light bulb’ moment when Rebekah first realised she needed help with her weight, it was the overall realisation that she needed to look at new opportunities to have a positive outlook on life. Rebekah wants to quit her bad habits of comfort eating and smoking, she doesn’t want her bad health choices to interfere with her becoming a mother.

Rebekah is confident, outgoing and loves her job as a marketing manager. She wants to travel the world and continue with her passion as a volunteer helping children in third world countries. Rebekah’s mission for 2011 was to make positive changes, if she wasn’t selected for The Biggest Loser she was going to fly to Kenya to meet underprivileged families and help someone else’s life.

Rebekah’s goal in entering The Biggest Loser is to feel good about herself first so she can move on and finally find love and start a family. As the only overweight member of her family, Rebekah battled with weight as a teenager and didn’t feel she was happy on the inside. She is determined to lose the weight and change her life!

Rebekah enters Camp Biggest Loser with passion and dedication. “Vanity is my biggest weakness, worrying about what people think of me.” Rebekah wants to stop hiding her body in baggy clothes and be able to wear shorts again, “I am emotionally strong, I have integrity and I’m not afraid to work hard.”

Her hobbies include travelling and hanging out with friends.

My reason for applying for The Biggest Loser:
To lose weight and embrace life! To become the best version of myself.
I first realised I was overweight and need to lose weight when:
There was no lightbulb moment, rather a series of moments and time that made me realise I was overweight and needed help.
I hope to lose weight but gain:
Inner love and belief. Self respect and a passion for life.
A previous contestant I have found inspiring is:
Bob –  he inspired me with his passion, dedication and heart.
The best part of being on The Biggest Loser is:
The opportunity to focus on myself and nothing else for a period of time. A chance to change my life.
I am preparing myself for this journey by:
Relaxing, reading, spending time with loved ones and believing in myself.
I think the most difficult part of being on The Biggest Loser will be:
Lack of sleep, working out for hours on end for the first time in my life, continual change and pressure.
My biggest weakness is:
Giving up too easily.
Some bad habits I would like to get rid of are:
Self doubt, smoking, wanting to please others rather than myself.
The one thing I want Australia to know about me is:
I am passionate, kind and loving. I give everything to those I love and am 100% dedicated to children and education.
I think I will win The Biggest Loser because:
My focus is to win the weight battle not the contest! This would be the best prize for me.
One thing I have never done because I was overweight that I will do once I’ve lost the weight is:
EVERYTHING I want to do!! Travel to Africa to volunteer in an orphanage (something I cancelled to come to Camp Biggest Loser). Adventure sport – I have always been too overweight.