Bundaberg, meet Rosie the mystery walker
HER name is Rosie. She likes the Beatles, dancing and she's somewhat of a mini-celebrity.
But most of all, she's just a woman making the best of things and inspiring people along the way.
She is Bundaberg's mystery walker, who has decided to reveal herself after reading a story in the NewsMail asking her to come forward.
The wife and mum said she had been touched by the outpouring of support she had received and wanted to personally thank everyone.
"I would like to acknowledge and personally thank all the wonderful people of Bundaberg for all the kind words and inspiration ... who have been observing me on my early morning walks on Bargara Rd for a long period of time," she said.
"The reason I get up every morning religiously is to keep motivated and to release all the stress that has built up over the years due to a complex family matter.
"I have endured unimaginable pain emotionally and financially for many years and had I not been a spiritual person I would not have made it through this difficult time."
Every day - rain, hail or shine - you will see Rosie pounding the pavement and doing her little jig.
Since her story went viral on Facebook with comments cheering her on, she said people had stopped her to take a photo or offer words of encouragement and she had been "blown away" by all the fuss.
"The people who have stopped me have brought tears to my eyes," she said.
"I've had people stop me and go 'look at this' and I'm saying where is it, I couldn't see it.
"They've all said 'you're incredible' and I said, 'what, I'm only walking'."
The early mornings are Rosie's time to let go and focus on the positive.
"My early morning walk allows me to communicate with my thoughts, feelings and inspiration and helps me to heal. It is my time in the day to be at peace with myself and be joyful; releasing physical tension and listening to music makes me happy and heals my soul."
Her favourite song is Let it Be by the Beatles, a mantra Rosie has adopted.
Her walks vary but she is invariably out and about for an hour-and-a-half each morning.
Losing 20kg has been a happy coincidence for Rosie, whose objective was never about weight.
"I only hope I can inspire others to believe in themselves and pursue any challenges they encounter. To fight for what is right and just to the end," she said.
"Your inspiring comments have been such a comfort to me."
Rosie has plans to start her own cleaning business, buoyed now by a community that is right behind her.
She would like to get in touch with the woman who brought her story to the NewsMail and sit down with her for a coffee to say thanks.