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    Posted October 27, 2009 by
    MelissaF
    Location
    Long Beach, California
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    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Breakthrough Women

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    Jillian Michaels at the Women's Conference

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     MelissaF interviewed Jillian Michaels last month and has been inspired to work on losing weight. Watch her previous videos on this here and here.
    - hhanks, CNN iReport producer

    Maria Shriver introduced my mentor Jillian Michaels at the Women's Conference at the Long Beach Convention Center in California.

     

    Jillian talks about breaking all the rules and living by your own emotions as an architect of change.

     

    Afterwards, I waited in line for 1 1/2 hours to meet her personally.  Her line was one of the longest.  I think her and Paula Deen were just about tied.  Her line was also the slowest because she loves to talk and take pictures, while other authors were just signing along.  It was well worth the wait to meet the woman that I so adore.

     

    My friend Marina Mikoultchik can be seen in the previous photo and she also shot the video of Jillian and I together.

     

    Night at the Village was the best night of my life!  Thank you to Maria Shriver for putting on a fabulous event!

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