Let’s celebrate!

I could use today’s post to talk about the negative things, like my general lack of exercising lately, but I have done enough of that. Tonight is about celebrating and getting back on plan.

I finally got my results from the contest doctor and they are absolutely incredible. I’m convinced that this contest literally saved my life.

Consider these triglyceride results, for instance. The healthy range is 34 to 100.

Pre-contest number? 264. (Holy CRAP!)

Post-contest? 73 (Woo HOOOOOOO!!!!!!!)

My LDL cholesterol (the bad stuff) went from 124 to 85. Healthy range is under 100. Yesss!!

My blood pressure dropped 20 points, and my “real body age” went from 38 to 33. I’m now 29, so while it needs improvement, it’s a whole lot better. I’ve gained back five years of life in a few months!

Tomorrow I head back to boot camp after a hiatus of a few weeks due to business travel, parties and other plans. I can’t wait! I think my shopping trip last night helped quite a bit. I hadn’t been able to find any clothes that fit because I was right between regular size and plus size. I decided to go to a plus size store and just find a good tailor to nip things in here and there. Once I got over the size thing and just focused on what felt good, I was able to find some cute things. New clothes make me happy. 🙂

Other celebrations: I went boating for a bachelorette party and did NOT keep my cover-up on the whole time. Instead, I focused on how good I felt, rather than the flab that’s still there. It was great! I even posted one of the pictures on my Facebook profile:

And, finally, one last big celebration for last: I signed up for my second 5K! I was scared that I was going to give up running after my first 5K, but I realized that I am fully in control over that decision and I choose not to. I want to be a runner for the long haul. My new 5K is on September 18 and benefits the rescue where we adopted our two pups. My husband signed up with me and I’m hoping to get a few others to run as well. I better start training!

Do you have any celebrations to share? Now that you’ve listened to mine, it’s only fair that you get to tell me yours. 🙂

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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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One Response to Let’s celebrate!

  1. Valerie says:

    Good for you! I just sent my friend your blog for her own weight loss inspiration.

    I have had an incredibly busy few weeks, so my successes mostly involve standing upright. But I have been doing a lot of great knitting and crochet projects, and I just got into making jam, so that has been really fun.

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