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Me with Catherine Ballas, one of REFIT founders. I'm so thankful for her humor and encouragement.





Me with the REFIT founders Angela, Emily, and Catherine at the Iowa instructors training in April.





The Minnesota crew of instructors with our beloved REFIT founders Angela, Emily, and Catherine at the Iowa instructor training weekend in April.



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Hello. My name is Kim, and I live in St. Paul, Minnesota. I am 48 years old and single. I've struggled with my weight for most of my life, and I'm still struggling. But I am a work in progress and learning to love myself as I am now. That's the only way real change can happen.

I joined this site in Spring 2007, however I really didn't get involved until Fall 2009 when I joined the BLC(Biggest Loser Challenge). I was pretty active on this site until after my mom died suddenly in ...
Hello. My name is Kim, and I live in St. Paul, Minnesota. I am 48 years old and single. I've struggled with my weight for most of my life, and I'm still struggling. But I am a work in progress and learning to love myself as I am now. That's the only way real change can happen.

I joined this site in Spring 2007, however I really didn't get involved until Fall 2009 when I joined the BLC(Biggest Loser Challenge). I was pretty active on this site until after my mom died suddenly in June 2013. After that I went on insulin and gained weight. In October 2014 I went through REFIT instructor training to become a certified REFIT instructor. I honestly had no intention of ever teaching but God had other plans. I started teaching in December of that of 2014 after working on a class playlist for about a month to prepare for an audition at a local studio. Now I can't imagine NOT teaching. REFIT has become such a huge part of my life something would definitely be missing without it. I lost some weight in the beginning of my REFIT journey but something happened back in November 2016 that made me turn back to emotional eating again which of course caused weight gain. I've finally turned the corner in the last month and started to take better care of myself. I'm now about 10 lbs over what iIwas back in Ocbober for a total lost of 60 pounds. No turning back now! Coming back from a reunion with our REFIT founders and a bunch of REFIT instructors over the weekend lit a match under me, reminding me why I teach and why I love my REFIT workouts. So I'm hoping by the next convention in Texas in early November I can be at my goal! Although this time it's completely different. It's not about reaching a certain number on the scale. We all know the scale is a liar sometimes. It's about what my body can do! How hard I can dance without getting tired, how much muscle I can get, etc. For the first time in my life I feel that my goals are attainable and I will reach them! So let's go! Please join me!


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I choose to:

Believe what God says about who I am-body, mind, heart and spirit.

Think and speak positively about my body.

Stop analyzing and critiquing other peoples' physicial appearance.

Seek balance with eating, exercise, and how I care for myself.

Infuse truth into negative conversations about eating, weight, and body shape.

Develop inner qualities like kindness, compassion, and integrity.

Break fee from being self-focused, so I can impact the world as God intended.

Trust in God's love for me and communicate that love to others.

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Member Since: 3/12/2007

SparkPoints: 35,525

Fitness Minutes: 89,540

My Goals:
lose 70 pounds

reduce the dose and eventually get off medications for diabetes and cholesterol



My Program:
food plan- lean protein, healthy fats, low-fat and fat free dairy, non-starchy vegetables, some fruit and minimal whole grains
exercise- REFIT dvd's, livestreaming classes, and Youtube/All Access(for instructors) videos. I also learn choreography using these formats to teach to my classes.

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Hobbies: reading, writing, dancing

Became a Certified REFIT Instructor on Oct. 18, 2014, on November 20, 2014, I was hired to teach this form of dance fitness at a local studio! I quit teaching at the studio in January. I'm also teaching class at my church in the fall at least once a month on Saturdays and once a week on Thursdays.

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first 5k walk-May 22, 2011

15.5-16.5 miles on the elliptical machine on August 13, 2011 as part of a virtual race with fellow Sparkers

Virtual 5k walk with my BLC Team Azure Destinations on November 3, 2012




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JANE1216
3/13/2015 7:49:24 PM

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WELCOME to the Weight Watcher Team!!! So glad you've joined us and looking forward to sharing our weight loss journey together!

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1/1/2015 2:17:26 PM

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JUSTTRIING
8/23/2014 6:40:40 PM

Thanks Kim. I went back to BLC last round and did OK. I know I can do better but I agree, it is hard with busy work schedules. Hope things are going well otherwise



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BUTTERFLYGRACE
7/31/2014 5:55:13 PM

Oh that's just wonderful about the Zumba training! I'm so excited for you. I've never done Zumba. You just wouldn't believe how uncoordinated I am. LOL! I'm awesome at speed walking, but that is as good as I get. :) But, I enjoy that, so I'm good. I just know that you're going to be great with leading classes and God has put such a vision in your heart to work with others. I'm so excited for you! Woohoo!!!! emoticon



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VISUALLYRICS
7/31/2014 12:23:19 PM

Hi there! emoticon
Thanks for stopping by today......my DH is self employed so no gym benefits....except for the fact that I am benefitting from being fit - LOL!!!
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