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6-21-08 James is 178, Kristin at 163

My motivational photo. I was comfortable with my weight and looked good too. 9-1-01 at @ 145 pounds

11-24-07 One month before I started Spark People!!! THANK GOODNESS I DID!!


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Hi. My name is Kristin and I am a 38 year old mother of three. I am very happily married to James for over 14 years now.

I have always had trouble with my weight but am at an all time high now. A few years ago I was able to lose @ 45 pounds and it felt really good. I loved to go clothes shopping and it was nice to find things that really fit and looked good!! I miss those days.

I am using pictures from that time as motivation right now. I know I can do it, because I have before. I was on low carb then and it really worked for me. That is until I got stressed and depressed and went back to my old familiar ways of eating for happiness. I love carbs and have a huge sweet tooth. Portion control is out of control!! I eat when I am happy, sad, mad, depressed, celebrating, bored, tired and any other reason you can think of. My whole day is about food. I can't understand how people can go through the day not thinking about food all the time and just eating because their body needs it, not because they want something. I need to learn to be this way. I don't know how to get there.

Hopefully, SparkPeople will be of some help getting me to that place. I feel so bad about the way I look and I am embarassed to leave the house. What a terrible way to live. I want to look good. I want to be healthy for myself and my family so I can be around a long time and watch my kids grow up. I don't want my childern to be embarassed of their fat mom. I want them to be embarassed when their friends comment on their HOT mom!!! LOL!

I am very happy with the way my life has changed. Things are much more positive for me now. I am not embarassed to leave the house anymore. I have learned how to eat healthy and not starve myself. I have learned to excercise and enjoy doing it. In fact, I miss it when I don't get to the gym. I am so proud and happy with myself for the accomplishments I have made in such a short time. I joined SP December 28, 2007. Upon joining, I decided to join a great group of people doing the Biggest Looser 5 Challenge. They have all been inspirational and have helped me SO MUCH. Without that support, I am not sure that I would have made it this far on my own. I feel now that I have also given back support and it feels really good to help other people gain strength and confidence too! For the 12 week challenge, I have lost 24.6 pounds (12.68%) and finished as #6 overall in the challenge!! Watch out, Hot Mom is coming!!

Update 7-10-08
Things seemed to have slowed down for me now. I have been between 162-166 for many weeks now. I had one low week of 159 but that didn't last long. I have hit a plateau and I am struggling to get past it. I am not giving up though.

I VERY SUCCESSFULLY completed the Biggest Loser Challenge #6 a week or so ago and finished losing 14 pounds(-8.09%) with an overall placement of 18th out of 286 people who completed the challenge. I was the biggest loser for my team, Forest Green Pixies & Imp, as well. That makes 2 challenges in a row that I was the Top losing Pixie. Pretty great accomplishment I think! I am starting the Biggest Loser Challenge #7 now...hopefully I will continue to do as well as I have for my team. They are a great bunch!!!

I have been feeling a little down lately about the speed I have been losing. I feel like, by now, I should be much farther along than I am. That's not enough to stop me from going on though. I am still motivated to keep eating well (most of the time) and keep getting to the gym and working out. I know that eventually I will get over this hump and start losing again. ( I just hope it's soon!!! )

I am so much more muscular now! I can really see & feel it. I just need to get off the extra fat now to really show off my definition! I am hopeful now that I have so much more fat burning muscle that I will be able to get the rest of the fat off and maintain my weight loss easier that I did before when I have only dieted to lose weight. In 2001 I lost @ 45-50 pounds doing low carb down to 133 pounds. I maintained my loss @ 145 pounds for @ 2 years then all the bad eating habits came back and I ended up at 194 when I started SP. This time I am doing it the right way. Teaching myself how to eat healthy and track EVERYTHING that goes in my mouth (good and bad) and be accountable for it. Of course, this time I am working my butt off in the gym too! That is making such a huge difference too. Nutrition alone is not enough!

Member Since: 12/28/2007

Fitness Minutes: 13,590

My Goals:
TO loose 5o pounds and get physically fit! I want to adopt a healthier lifestyle and keep it!

-10 pounds by 2-1-08
Goal met 1-22-08

-20 pounds by 3-7-08
Goal met 3-12-08

-30 pounds by 4-15-08
GOAL MET 5-13-08

-40 pounds by 5-25-08
-50 pounds by 7-1-08

Reassessed (7-10-08)
Currently 163 pounds
(down 31lbs.)
New Goal dates:
-40 pounds by 9-29-08
-50 pounds by 12-31-08

My Program:
I use to the nutrition tracker (everyday) to watch what I eat and I joined a gym. I go there at least 3x/week (M-W-F) to work on cardio & weight training and on Tues & Thurs I do only the elliptical for 60 minutes. Saturday & Sundays are my days off to rest and recover!

Personal Information:
I live in Kentucky. I have been married for over 14 years. I have 3 children; 13, 10, and 8. I am 38 & 5'4".

Other Information:
Spending time with my husband & kids, going to my girls Cheerleading and Dance Competitions, and watching my son play football & run track. I am also the team Mom for both Football and Track teams. I like to spend time online (SP is now a BIG part of that), I love photography and scrapbooking (although I rarely get time to do it). I am also a HUGE Daughtry fan and love to go and see the guys play and hangout with them before and after the concerts~they are all sooo nice!!!

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    I have lost 5 lbs so far this month, starting 2010 off good!!!
    I hope to stay with it this time.
    2945 days ago

    I'm reading some of my teammates Sparkpages and I wanted to let my teammates know that I am here to be an encourager, when I can spare the time. I've noticed that a lot of the team has not been on the message boards and I think that our shared experiences can be one of the greatest tools we have in losing. I have posted a new message board, One Post A Day Challenge, in hopes of getting more participation for the team. Let's rally together and show our huge efforts!!


    3230 days ago
  • v DIVA26
    Hey there! Welcome to the Cranberries! I just need to get your initial weigh in for the team!!!
    3267 days ago
  • v SHAY4HIM
    Hi, Kristin! I was on my elliptical a little while ago and I thought about you! How are you? I hope things are going well with you and your family. Things are pretty good on my end. We are about to start BLC9 next Wednesday. Well, take care and tell your hubby I said hello!

    Shay :o)
    3326 days ago
    Hi, We had our 1st Georgetown meeting Saturday.
    I think this group is starting to grown finally.
    I started it About a year ago there for a while it was just me and one other, then the summer came and I got busy, then came a lot of trips, and had has been hard to jump back on this wagon.
    But Thanks to Janis she is trying to get it going .

    I have been out of touch for 5 months now but I am back.
    Please let me, Janis or Everly know if their is something we can do to make this a growing and helpful team.
    Our next meeting will be 2.7.09 Saturday @11:00
    3331 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/4/2009 3:04:22 PM
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