After getting SO VERY CLOSE to being cast on season 8, 9, and 10 of the hit reality
TV show, The Biggest Loser, I realized a lot of things about myself. The most important being, how much I desperately want and need this. "This" being a healthy, whole, functional body.

My blog is intended to help me get accountable. Accountable to EVERYONE, family, friends, complete strangers and ultimately MYSELF. I have over 400lbs to loose in order to gain the FABULOUS life I was born to lead!!

I am SO EXCITED, nervous, embarrassed and determined. I will REJOICE with you in my accomplishments and confess to you any "falling off the wagon" I might do. I encourage EVERYONE to get out there and tell your friends about this blog. The more people that read and comment, the more accountable I create for myself! This is one of the HUGE aspects I love about the show. I would NOT have let America down! Now I just have to create my OWN America!! Post your own accomplishments, encouragement, questions, doubts etc. This blog is here for you too! Let's get this ball rolling! WE GOT THIS!!

Day one starts with "Dollar Store Lettuce..." click that red link, and then scroll past this intro. :)

Monday, June 22, 2009

Back to Basics...Again

So Vacation week wasn't the BEST week. But I did get A LOT of stuff done around the house that I have been putting off. I went back to work today with a new lease on life. :) It felt great!

Today was back to square one. I gained when I weighed in on Saturday. :( So I, again, re-committed myself and got back on the wagon this morning.

I got all 100ozs of water in. I had a good salad and a left over chicken enchilada for lunch. I did stop and get a burger as a mid afternoon snack. BUT JUST ONE! Not the usual 4. Ugh, that is so hard to admit, but I want you to know why just getting ONE is such an accomplishment.

Hubby's mom sent us a Chili's gift cert for our 2nd anniversary, so we had Chili's take out for dinner: BUT! I had another victory there. I wasn't terribly hungry, so I wasn't salivating over my usual, a huge portion (triple dipper, ALL chipotle wings) I had always wanted to TRY one of their guiltless grills, but never had the courage. Since I wasn't DYING for the fattening stuff, I decided to take advantage of the Grilled chicken with rice and veggies...

It wasn't half bad!!! I am so excited!! The chicken was dry. Not sure if that was normal or not. But I would try it again! (with something other than rice though, it was too salty) I did order an extra portion of veggies and really enjoyed the broccoli! I ordered the regular broccoli though, the one with seasoning and a little butter. I am not ready for butterless broccoli, it was a nice modest amount though.

Anywho! I feel great and am very happy with my choices. I had a couple really hard things to over come and I came out on top today. So I am hoping I can repeat it tomorrow. :)


  1. Great job Kristin!! Can I tell you I ABSOLUTELY ADORE the guiltless Chicken sandwich at Chilis. Try it with mash potatoes and their black beans next time! That is my favorite!
    You are doing great! Picking yourself up whn you fall a little short! I will tell you one thing... PRAYER helps alot! I too am on a weightloss journey and couldn't live without that!

  2. Good job Kristin! I understand about having a bad week, but you had the right response to a bad week. JUST KEEP GOING! The Bible says that every day God's mercies are new, oftentimes I don't think we have new mercies for ourselves though. We can be our own worst enemy, but I'm glad it didn't keep ya down. I finished my first weight loss competition last night...go to my page ( to see the results. Keep up the good work. God Bless!

  3. I'm proud of you for picking yourself up after a gain. I had that this week too. :o( Each day is a new day!

  4. Sorry to see you aren't posting - guess you will get this when you are ready. Good luck.

  5. Kristin- don't give up!

  6. Hope you are doing alright!!

    Don't give up.You can do it! =]

  7. It's been a while since you posted Kristin, 3 weeks now. Just checking in. I love reading your stories because they are so much like mine. Come back and be accountable. Post what has been going on.