30 before 30: An update

In November 2010, I made a list of 30 things I wanted to do before I hit 30. Now that the big day has passed, I have to confess that I did fewer than a third of them. Oops?

The good news is that I visited two new states (in fact, I visited three):



South Carolina:

I also ran two miles. I ran a 5K twice, actually. And the first one was probably the proudest moment of my life:

Here’s the sad one. I did lose 40 pounds. Actually, I lost 50. And proceeded to gain 40 back. I am so sad and disappointed in myself–but I am also determined to get back there. Here I am with my personal trainer on the celebration night after my weight loss contest:

I tailgated at a Jimmy Buffett concert:

And I also got promoted and was published under my own name (as a guest blogger on Super Suburbs and the Faithful City Mouse).

I could focus on what I didn’t do, but why? There’s plenty of time for that in the future. Which leads me to wonder…maybe I need a 35 before 35? 🙂


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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