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. :)

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Veeta, Vita, Vegimuns!

Hi all!!

Things are going really well! I have lost a lot of weight, I am estimating at least 30lbs. I am not sure though, as I do not have access to a scale that goes up to my weight. The scale at weight watchers did, but I had to cancel my membership there due to financial reasons. :( I have THOUGHT about calling up my Meeting Leader and seeing if they would just let me weigh myself once a month. No meetings or anything just weighing in. We will see! I have got to find a scale!!

The last month I concentrated on NOT eating fast food. I have had a terrible addiction of binging on fast food once a day, sometimes twice. So the decision to really focus on the root of my problem made sense to me. I wasn't going to worry about WHAT I ate, just as long as it wasn't fast food. I did end up having it about once a week though, still A HUGE VICTORY!!

Along with cutting out fast food, I had another goal: to cook at home, something I NEVER do. I don't enjoy it, it's painful to stand over a counter and cut veggies, stir pots and wait for water to boil! I started by cooking foods that I LOVE. They were not the best for me, but the thought of eating them when I was done, was enough to keep me moving through the painful preparation. Things like beef stroganoff, potato soup, lasagna, meat loaf etc. I did use things like lower fat milk and cheeses, lower sodium canned soups etc.

I did that for about 2 weeks, I felt good that I had stuck to my goal, but I was still tired and bloated. I decided to go to the Dr. I had blood work done last week and we discovered that I was literally malnourished. Seriously!! I ensured the doctor that I was eating! OBVIOUSLY not eating substantial foods and he suggested an over-the-counter multi vitamin. I went with plain old Centrum, but I got the liquid version and have been taking it with a small amount of orange juice in the morning. I am TERRIBLE about eating breakfast, but I understand how important this meal is, so I bought some Ensure with the intention of at least getting SOMETHING in my stomach in the morning. I have been on this regime for about 4 days now and feel INCREDIBLE! I have SOO much more energy!

This weekend I stocked up on some good veggies I like. Good spinach and red leaf lettuce, tomatoes, avocados, baked potatoes, sweet potatoes, apples, green peppers etc. I have been working those into my diet as well.

I have found that making these small changes in my habits and lifestyle have really affected me in a grand way! I am hoping that because the changes are so small, that I will be able to integrate and maintain them on a permanent basis! I know that these little changes now, will be magnified 10 fold down the road, all I have to do is keep running (or walking) down the road!! :)


  1. I am here for you cheering you on!!!

  2. That is so great! Small, simple things making great changes. Congrats to you for your success and look forward to hear of it continuing.

    I was just talking to someone at work today about how "evolutionary" changes at work, in our lives, etc. is always better than "revolutionary." Guess the change is so gradual we don't realize it that way.

    Anyway, thanks for the post. I'm going to get on the treadmill now and eat a carrot. (-;

  3. Kristin,
    I a total stranger. I am so excited for you. You can do this and I believe that you are starting on the right path by trying to make small workable changes. Lifestyle is forever but it is always evolving and changing. Do the comfortable, but throw in a few uncomfortable things along the way - like eating breakfast.


  4. You are doing soooo good! And folks, I get the daily menu by phone... Kristen calls me everyday and gives me the rundown of what she ate and did. I am so proud of her making these changes! You are getting there, my friend!

  5. SOO proud of you girlie!! You are doing sooo great! Keep it up! One day at a time! MUWAH!