Weight Watchers, Part 12: The Beginning

Last Thursday, I made my official return to Weight Watchers. My starting weight? 231 pounds.


Just two-and-a-half months ago, I weighed in at 216 pounds. Now, that weight was definitely a little artificial. I had just come off a three-day cleanse and I was wearing almost nothing and weighing in in the morning, right after the most brutal boot camp of my life. This time, I had already eaten brekfast and lunch and I was in my full work outfit.

All in all, I’d say I’m probably up 11 pounds from my true weight in May. I was holding steady at 219.6 (to the exact tenth) for weeks straight. Being in the two-teens was really freaking fabulous. I hadn’t been there since I was 22 years old, and I was amazed at how much better and more confident I felt. I can’t wait to get back there!

I’m now just under halfway through the week and things are going well. I stepped on the scale before dinner tonight and I was down FIVE POUNDS. This is likely due to the five hours of walking my mom and I did in Chicago yesterday–it was so much fun!

I will report back on Thursday night with my first set of results. In the meantime, I will keep tracking points (I get 36) faithfully and start to work out more intensely again.

Here are my before photos. First, an almost full-body shot:

Nest, a close-up of the face, since that’s where I always notice weight loss first and I want to be able to compare and see changes very soon!

I tried to crop these pictures, but I’m on my new laptop and my cropped images didn’t save–after I’d edited about 50, thinking all was going well. Oops.

Anyway, I hope to have some updated photos with major changes very soon!


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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2 Responses to Weight Watchers, Part 12: The Beginning

  1. Amanda says:

    230 OR 216, I think you are gorgeous. Stick with it and be proud of each accomplishment no matter how big or small they may seem!

  2. Beth says:

    Good luck! I’ve done WW twice, both with only a tiny bit of success (because I was a slacker, not because it doesn’t work). I’m hesitant to go back, only because I now follow a vegan diet, and I wonder how that would work. I track my calories and exercise on SparkPeople.com, and it’s very helpful. I think I just need to be reminded that yes, the crap I’m about to consume does have calories/repercussions for my body, and no, just because I had a bad day, the calories do not become invisible. Awareness is probably my most successful but least utilized tool.

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