A tale of two bridesmaids

I just spent 30 minutes writing a post that disappeared into the ether. Not happy. But I am determined to post something today, so here I go again. Note to self: save as draft every three seconds.

I was asked if I had any before and after pictures today, and going through my blog, I realized that I have a lot of before and durings, but not a good before and after shot together. So, here goes.

The best way to compare is two similar shots, so here I am as a bridesmaid this fall and as a bridesmaid in The Bridesmaid Dress That Got Me Here this May.

Those two are a good before-and-after of the face. Here are a couple of body veiws. They’re not quite as different as I hoped they’d be, probably because A-line style dresses are more slimming in general. But if you could have seen me in the second dress a few months ago…holy moly. Beached whale is a euphemism for what I looked like then. I have lost six inches across the chest and nine in the hips since then.

I am still so shocked and grateful at how much my life has changed since February. I owe it to myself and everyone who helped me along the way to keep this journey going. But I’m not going to take the time now to discuss what I could be doing better. For just one moment, I am going to be truly proud of what I have accomplished.


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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