Carissa Parr 8 Nov 201512:05 AM I would be lying if I said I've had a good week. This final week of the challenge has been terrible with the passing of my fiancé's mother unexpectedly yesterday morning. We jumped on a plane from Brisbane to Newcastle on Wednesday. We basically threw some things in the direction of our bag and ran out the door to make the flight. As hard as I have worked over the last 12 weeks, I was ready to forget about the challenge as there is nothing more important in life than family and being there for the ones who mean the most to us. But my fiancé wouldn't have it. He said that supporting me to finish the challenge would help him to cope, and it gave him something to take his mind off of things. And so I have, kept going. I've continued to stick to the plan. Trained at a local gym in Salamander Bay. Organised a wax and a fake tan at a salon in Nelson Bay. And today I did my final cardio session, a walk to the top of Tomaree Mountain. A beautiful day and a lovely view from the top! What a way to finish my challenge. We flew home to Brisbane tonight and as I boarded the plane and buckled up my seatbelt, the reality of my transformation hit me again, there was so much room in my seat and so much seat belt left over after I tightened it. This has never happened to me, I've always been so big. I had to take a photo (which got some weird looks!)Tomorrow I have organised to have a photo shoot to celebrate the end of the challenge. I am both excited and nervous as I have no idea what to do in a photo shoot! But no matter how it goes, I am just so proud of myself for finally deciding to change my life and giving it everything I've got!