Hi again

It’s been over two weeks since my last update, and it’s been yet another mix of highs and lows.

The highest of the highs: my fabulous doctor saw me for the first time since the contest and was ecstatic at my progress. He told me I looked hot (in a non-creepy way) and–even better–said that in three months I will be off my blood pressure pills if I can lose 12 pounds in that time. We are also cleared to have babies whenever we want them! That won’t be for awhile, given Jon’s school, but it was so exciting to hear.

The lows: I’ve gained five pounds in two weeks. This week, I am eating very badly due to multiple barbecues and my birthday. I’ve decided that I can live it up through Saturday and Sunday restarts my contest eating. Firmly. I am sick of wasting my progress.

My workouts were going extremely well until I went on a business trip to Washington DC. I brought my gym clothes and intended to work out each day. Instead, I worked around the clock and then hung out with coworkers. I didn’t make it to the gym one single time.

Tomorrow, I turn 29. I’m completely floored over the fact that I only have one more birthday in my 20s left. Where does the time go? I just found a quote that fits well with my objective when I started this blog: to start this minute:

“A year from now, you’ll wish you had started today.” ~Karen Lamb

So true. At 28, I celebrated my birthday at 270 pounds. At 29, I’ll be 225 pounds. And at 30, I want to be firmly in the 100s. I know I can do it because I’ve done it. And I will track my journey here so you can keep me accountable!

One more update from this month: I surpassed 10,000 blog views! I thought I would be writing to myself when I started this blog last fall, so that number astounds me! I know it’s teeny potatoes compared to “real” blogs, but it makes me feel pretty special. So thank you to all of you for keeping me company along the way!


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 Hi again

  1. Beth says:

    Glad you’re back — was wondering where you went 🙂

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