Me at 210 lbs. (2010)
August 2011 (180 lbs)
Me at 170 lbs. (March 2012)
Shared Food & Fitness Trackers
~~~ My Story ~~~
In 2001 I was my highest weight ever at about 230lbs. I was afraid to step on a scale or even think about my weight. I hated myself, was suicidal, and felt hopeless. After reading "the Purpose Driven Life" book (By Rick Warren) I did lots of nutritional research and became very determined to get healthy again. Between 2005 & 2006 I lost 72 lbs.
Then, in December 2006 I hurt my upper back badly. I could barely walk and I comforted myself with high fat, high cal, high carb foods. During this back-slide and depression I gained 50 lbs. In 2010 I realized it had been almost 4 year battling with my weight, gaining and losing here and there. I also was going to stand up at my brother's wedding in January 2011. I made the choice to start exercising very slowly, just walking and some swimming and light weights in July 2010.
By November 2010 I was ready to go to the gym once per week plus other physical activities like dancing, stretches & situps. I was 192lbs. at my brother's wedding but everyone said I looked fantastic (having lost 21 lbs). It's strange as I continue to become more healthyy because I am doing it for the right reasons now: #1 for God & #2 because I want to be healthy not just "hot". I love exercising and eating right again and there ain't no stoppin' me now!
Got "The P.I.N.K. Method" for my 29th birthday in 2012. I have never looked and felt so good. The scale hasn't moved much but I dropped from a size 12 to a size 8 (and a size 6 bikini!) in just two months. I'm going to continue beyond the 3 weeks suggested and go on to the "advance" workout. GO TEAM!
~~~ Resources that Helped Me ~~~
- "The P.I.N.K. Method" featured on Dr. Phil's Show
- Decade of Destiny (small group & workbook) with Rick Warren
- Dr. Mike Moreno"The 17 Day Diet" book
- Joyce Meyer "Eat & Stay Thin" CD & Book
- Celebrate Recovery (Books & Program)
- Dr. Phil's "Ultimate Weight Solution" book
- Battlefield of the Mind by Joyce Meyer book
- The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren book
- My cheerleaders (my Mom, my Brother Jason, my Bestfriend Jennifer, my Uncle Darcy, my best friend Scott, other family members & co-workers)
I need to live a healthy and balanced lifestyle, taking care of myself, so I can ultimately help others. Losing weight is a wonderful side effect to healthy eating and exercising.
Food: watching my portions, fat, calories and sodium intake. I eat low-sugar (this includes natural sugars) because too much makes me ill. I am also gluten-sensitive.
Walking, power walking, Lane Swimming,
The P.I.N.K. Method at home (Secondary) rollerblading,
biking, hiking, rollerblading.
My name is Kristin and I live in and love Alberta, Canada. Along with trying to get healthier physically I'm also taking "Celebrate Recovery" which is a 12-step program that helps me heal mentally. Life is not easy, but I don't want to be bitter I want to be BETTER... than ever!
I LOVE exercising and eating right because it makes me feel like Wonder Woman. RAWR!!!
| current weight: 185.0