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6 months ago, currently, and 6 months from now

Sunday, September 02, 2012

Six months ago I was slowly losing weight but hating and definitely struggling with working out. I was also struggling with food choices, even avoiding tracking my food as I didnít want to face the fact of just how bad what I was eating was. I had also stopped seeing positive changes in my body. I began working out more consistently (cardio at least) when I got zumba , maybe 3-4 times a week. However, I still could and would find any excuse in the book there was to avoid working out after Iíd get home from lab. About 4 months ago I switched when I worked out from after lab to before heading into lab. I found that after a few weeks, this worked much much better for me. My consistency in getting in cardio definitely improved. I was slowly starting to see the scale move again, along with changes in my body. In the beginning of July I finally hit 170.0 (hit 167.4) before leaving on vacation. However, when I weighed myself after a nice week long vacation, to my parentsí and then to Chicago for a few days, I had jumped to 173.6 on July 8th. I suspect that this was no water weight due to the fact it took me a few weeks to get it back off. Since then I have steadily lost weight. I joined SP Live! the last week of July. SP Live! has managed to flip a large portion of my life on end (a good thing :) ). I love the personal interaction aspect! Iíve met several amazing people, including some who have become pretty close friends. I also took on a Coach (Aug 6th), the day after my birthday (my birthday present to myself). After taking on my coach, I have noticed a definite increase in results (Krystie is persistent enough to deal with my stubbornness :D ). I am also now thankful for unlimited text messages on my cell phone, as two of these amazing people, Krystie and Richard, love to blow up my phone and kill my cell phone battery. :D (Krystie apparently also runs a match-making service, but thatís a story for another time ;) ).

Currently, Iím down 37 pounds, 7.5 inches off my waist, 8.25 inches off my hips, 4.5 inches off my thigh, and 2.5 inches off of my arm since the beginning of March. I also no longer struggle with making myself work out, as I have come to love doing cardio. I began strength training the day I took on Krystie as my coach and am slowly coming to love strength training too (shhÖ donít tell Krystie :P ). I have noticed large changes in the shape of my body and also have noticed increased muscle tone. My pants I was wearing in March (a comfortable size 18) now are super huge on me! :D My shirts are the same way. I currently can fit into a size 8 now (if the correct cut for my height). I have also begun focusing a lot more on the nutrition aspect as well, since taking on my coach. I now track everything I eat and began a 90 day challenge a little over a week ago (absolutely love the Body by Vi shakes!!). As of two days ago, I can also now officially say I am out of the obese weight range!!!!

6 months from now I will be at goal weight, and still probably running around squealing, in shock. :D I will have a toned body be shopping for a cute lil bikini for the coming swim suit season (style to be determined yet ;) ). I have absolutely no idea what size I will be wearing, as I have always been overweight (even as a child). I will also have finally recovered from taking Omaha by storm with Krystie and Richard New Yearís Eve (with both me and Krystie being at goal weight by then). Poor, poor OmahaÖ doesnít know whatís coming. :D

Me about 7 1/2 months ago (about the same weight I was at about 6 months ago).

Me holding those same pants in the first picture, about a week ago. (Me in my size 8 jeans holding the size 18 jeans).

A current picture of me, in my size 8 jeans, as of a week ago. :)

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AMARILYNH 11/3/2012 12:28PM

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LADYANDREA2012 9/23/2012 2:27PM

    Kat, I love, love this Blog. You inspire me. I want to do, too, what you have done. Thanks for sharing all your success and changes, it helps and give me confidence. emoticon

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WICKEDMELISSA 9/23/2012 10:07AM

    WOO HOO very inspiring emoticon

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    WOW!!! You cut yourself in half! Holy smokes you look amazing Kat!! You have inspired me! Thank you!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DOINIT4ME2DAY 9/2/2012 7:39PM

    You're doing amazing hun! I am so super proud of you and I KNOW you can do it!

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NIKIEKENNEDY 9/2/2012 7:27PM

    awesom. Very inspiring.

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COACHKRYSTIE 9/2/2012 7:14PM

    This was a fantastic blog!! Giggle, I can totally see the definition starting to show in your arms!! Woo hoo!!

You have done amazing this past month and I know you'll continue to rock your goals and make it to goal weight by NYE!

I'm so so very very proud of you my friend!!!
I'm the lucky one getting to be a part of your journey and see you blossom into this even more amazing and confident woman that you really truly are!!!

Love you hon!!

Krystie... Who's one proud coach!!!

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