Before–and never again

Time to catch up on some posts–it’s been quite a week!

The first post I owe is the dreaded “before.” Sadly, I should be proudly displaying AFTER photos right now. In May last year, I was down about 63 pounds from my all-time high. Now I’m about 35 pounds down from that high. That means I gained back nearly THIRTY POUNDS. It’s sickening.

But there’s no sense in wallowing in failure. Instead, it’s time to put on the running shoes, cook the healthy foods and get myself back to where I need to be. It’s fully within my control, so there’s no reason I can’t get there.

With no further ado, here I am at my current weight of 248 pounds:

I can’t even tell you how depressed it makes me to look at those photos. But I need to remind myself that this is just the before. I have a lot of afters to look forward to in the future!


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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