Author(s): Abby Rike
In 2006, Abby Rike lost the life she knew and loved when her husband and two young children were killed in a car accident. Devastated and numb, she shut down. For nearly three years she walked through life like a spectre, present in body only. As she descended, her weight ballooned. Fortunately, Abby was not alone. She had loving parents, supportive friends and a faith that, though shaken, continued to sustain her. Little by little she found the courage to return to life. Joining The Biggest Loser proved a catalyst for the physical and emotional changes she needed to make. In fact, against all odds Abby gained strength, courage, wisdom and a steadfast relationship with God. Instead of anger, she found herself slowly but steadily healing. She lost a hundred pounds but gained hope. In this riveting book, Abby tells her story-from her joyous life before the accident to the unbearable pain that followed it and her eventual emergence as a woman reinvigorated by her faith in God. Today Abby's resilience and positivity are a testament to the power and importance of faith in the darkest hours.
About the author:
After the 2006 accident that claimed her husband and children, Abby Rike fell into a deep depression, resulting in a major weight gain. After a stint on The Biggest Loser, where she lost 100 pounds and gained a new perspective on life, Abby quit teaching and now travels around the country speaking to a variety of different groups about her physical and emotional journey.