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. :)

Friday, June 5, 2009

I'm a walkin' MACHINE!!

SOOO excited! I actually walked AGAIN today. None of this, "oooh, I walked for 30 mins at the store crap..." either! I can't believe the difference. Even though it's the same amount of TIME, walking 30 mins at the store vs 30 mins around the pond, it affects my body SOOOO differently!

I don't know if it is in my head, but this morning when I walked into work, I FELT much stronger. When I stepped up onto the curb, it wasn't a conscious effort like it usually is. My swelling which is usually VERY bad, has been minimal. Almost as good as when I take my Lasix regularly.

I AM SO EXCITED!! last night I slept better than I have in MONTHS and I FEEEEL TREMENDOUS!!

Yesterday, I had to stop literally about 12 - 15 times when I walked. 4 of those times I actually had to sit down on one of the benches for about 3 mins before continuing on, as well, I was walking terribly slow.

Today, after only ONE day, I was walking MUCH faster and only had to stop 4 times!!! SERIOUSLY! After only one walk!! What took me 45 mins to do yesterday, took me only 30 mins to do today!!! I only sat down twice! I STILL feel AMAZING!

I am SO glad I have this blog to write down how I feel. Both yesterday and today I was in such terrible resistance of going for the walk. I wish I could just remind myself how AWESOME I feel afterward!!

Thank you all for reading and supporting me! I am off to weight watchers tomorrow! Keep your fingers crossed!!

Tomorrow's blog post will have a lot of info about what I have learned from Jills book so far, like how many calories I should be consuming, plus a new set of goals. I get paid on Monday and will have some money to go to the store with, so instead of macaroni and cheese, I will be able to shop with a bit more money and get some healthier alternatives. :)



  1. Kristin, I saw one of your posts on the JM site and came to read your blog. I just want to say WAY TO GO GIRL!!!!!!! My fingers are crossed for you tomorrow... will even sneek in a prayer.. You should feel good about what you have accomplished so far. Baby steps sister... they get us there in the end. I understand about the soda. I switched to diet years ago but was still drinking at least a two liter a day. I have been soda free for three weeks not and I feel incredible.. havent lost any weight for three weeks but I feel good so it all counts. Good Luck tomorrow.. will be anxiously awaiting the news. Nita (Faintly on JM)

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  3. Go Kristin! I love your blog and I am so excited to keep following your progress. Exercise will just get more and more easy. I think the thing that I love about exercise is it helps my brain. Days when I don't exercise I feel a little crazy inside. I know my body need that adrenaline kick. It makes all the difference in my days. KEEP GOING LADY!

  4. Go Kristin! It is the minor lifestyle changes which make the major differences over the long run.

  5. I found your blog here from JM's site and have to say that I love your writing style and your honesty and you amazing sense of humor.

    I can already tell from the things you are saying that you have your head in the right place this time around and that's what is going to lead to your ultimate success. I used to be totally addicted to Coke--at least 1 2 liter per day. I know exactly how hard that is to give up, and I know what you mean about needing a soda every now and then.

    As someone who used to avoid exercise at all costs, I am continually amazed at how much my body loves and needs exercise now. It may be just 30 minutes right now, but soon you'll be kickin' it and everybody else will have to hurry to catch up with you!

    Keep rockin' on sister, you're doing great! :)