Two weddings

I have all sorts of stuff I want to write about, but I’m so tired! This week has been crazy, with five workouts with my trainer, one boot camp and another day of workouts on my own. I’m about to go take a nap before I hit the gym, but I wanted to write at least something since a whole week has gone by.

I went to a wedding last night, and I thought it would be fun to compare pictures from this wedding to the last wedding I was at in September. Here are the two pictures  in chronological order:

I felt so different last night than I did a few months ago. At the September wedding, I had my wrap around me literally every second that I wasn’t required to take it off for pictures–despite the fact that it was a hot day. Last night, I only used it when I was cold, and I happily joined the dance floor for some fast songs–something that usually requires a few drinks, since I hate to have people looking at me on a dance floor. I didn’t realize I’d been carrying around the heavy weight of shame until it wasn’t there anymore. And I never, ever want it back.

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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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3 Responses to Two weddings

  1. Sue says:

    Kristen, you look beautiful!

  2. Melissa says:

    Oh, my goodness. You have me in tears. Your confidence is evident in each subsequent picture I see. I am so wow’d by your success.

  3. Mandy says:

    You look absolutely gorgeous Kristen! I just heard about what you’re doing and signed up for your blog! I’d say good luck, but you are already DOING it!

    Keep up the awesome work; I’m sure you’re inspiring so many people while on this journey for yourself!

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