Gearing up

My Fittest Loser trainer, Michelle, called me last night, and I can’t wait to start working with her! She seems like she’s going to be both nice and very motivational. I’m very excited to meet her in person and get this challenge going!

The one downside to our conversation: apparently the contestants’ “before” pics will be taken in WHITE TANK TOPS. I haven’t worn a tank top since I was about 18 and at least 40 pounds lighter. Where does a plus-size girl even find a white tank top? I have a white cami from Lane Bryant, but that is spandex-y and will absolutely not be seen in the light of day unless it’s under a sweater.

So, today is workout gear shopping day. I need a couple of pairs of pants (of the three I have, one has holes, one is too short and one is too big–woo hoo on that last one!). I also need two sports bras and that dreaded tank top. Here’s hoping I can find it all!

Next Friday, the Daily Hearald will be coming to my house to shoot some video. I am really nervous. Since I was about 12, I’ve refused to watch myself on video. I can’t take it. Even when I’m thinner, I don’t know if I’ll be able to do it. So, knowing that the whole world will have access to videos of me on YouTube is just a wee bit daunting.

That said, I am going to try to embrace this whole thing. I’ll go buy that tank top and I’ll smile big for the camera. This is an incredible opportunity and I want to savor every (mortifying, torturous, fabulous) moment.


About Kristen K

My life has always been pretty darn fantastic--except for one thing: my weight. Not too long ago, I tipped the scale at 283 pounds. I'd gain some, lose some and gain some right back, and I was so frustrated. When I saw a notice for a Biggest Loser-style contest in my local paper, I applied on the spot and I felt like I won the lottery when I found out I was one of the five contestants chosen. We worked out four times a week with trainers and followed a clean eating diet, and my life completely transformed. I've lost more than 60 pounds and I'm feeling confidence for the first time in my life. I'm 29 years old with a great husband, a rewarding job, two adorable dogs and fantastic friends. Weight loss continues to be a struggle now that the contest has ended, but this time I know that I can do it and I'm fully committed. This blog has seved as an accountability tool as I journey from a happy, but fat, person to a happy and confident person. And for the first time in my life, I'm no longer putting it off until tomorrow. This time, I'm starting this minute.
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One Response to Gearing up

  1. Melissa says:

    I am so excited for you. Just keep thinking of this amazing opportunity, of the amazing shopping you will be able to do when it’s over and how AMAZING you will feel.

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