Lose to Win: The first week

We’re six days into our friendly contest–our first weigh-in is tomorrow!–and my week has been a mixed bag. I was on vacation for the first few days, seeing the gorgeous fall foliage in northern Wisconsin, so eating well was quite a challenge. My mom and I did really well for the most part, except for one dinner when we let ourselves get a bit too hungry. We ended up at a brewery and ate a grilled cheese on panini, cheese soup and spinach artichoke dip. Yes, really. When I fail, I fail SPECTACULARLY, baby. 🙂

We had lots of fun, though! And there were a few successes–I ordered a dinner of baked fish rather than the bleu cheese burger I would have liked, and I only ate the samples I knew I’d absolutely LOVE at the Cranberry Fest we went to, and ignored the other zillion or so.

I really want to kick it into high gear in week 2. I just went to the gym for the first time in about two months, and I feel incredible! Why did I let this go? I can do this, I WILL do this, and I will do it alongside my LTW friends. Doing it together will make the success even sweeter.

My new mantra, found on Pinterest, is:

Here is what I looked like on day one of the contest:

Can’t wait to see where I am in 12 weeks! I’ll be back tomorrow with the first weigh-in results!

Pinterest pic source: thehealthychange.tumblr.com

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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 Lose to Win: The first week

  1. Nota says:

    I love that Sore/Sorry pic. I might need to make that bigger and post it at my boxing gym.

    My husband has this thing he says when we go out: You don’t order fish in a steak joint. Meaning: If you’re in a steak joint, you know they do that well, so why would you order the thing they don’t do well and expect to be happy with it?

    I took that and adapted it to my own needs – if I want something, I want THAT thing – substitutes aren’t satisfying. So when I want a burger, I want a burger from the place that I KNOW has the best burger in town, not the one on the grill at my office which won’t satisfy the craving anyway. If I eat the quick fix grill burger, I’m still craving THAT perfect burger, so I ending up eating THAT burger too down the road. So now, my craving for THAT burger has me eating two burgers instead of one – it’s a trap. Does that make sense? Since I don’t eat much red meat – I’m not going to waste my time ordering a craptastic or mediocre burger from anywhere else. I’m willing to wait and let that craving build so that when I finally get that burger, it is one heavenly tasting piece of mashed up beef. That burger is a special-freaking-occasion when I get to it (and even better, I’ve had time to plan a few workouts around it).

    So in a nutshell, I’m glad you ordered the cheese-fiesta at the cheese-place in Wisconsin, the home of cheese instead of going for the burger. I’m glad the cheesefest was a special occasion. And I don’t think that’s a fail – I think it’s respecting the moment. You do have to be able to live – and deprivation is not a state of living. You can’t maintain it. Now plan a few workouts around that cheese soup and get movin’ movin’ this weekend.
    (I promise that sometimes I am more brief!! LOL)

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