Friday, December 30, 2011

Krystie's Weight Loss Story

A few people have asked for my story , so here it is in a nutshell!

Before my journey began , I was so large that I couldn't bend over to tie my own shoes, I'd have to have help or I'd just wear flip flops in the winter. 
I could barely walk to the mailbox. Running or even jogging was out of the question. 
I was having a lot of pain in my knees when I walked (or climbed stairs ). I also had a LOT of pain in my back around my kidneys when I slept because of the weight, so I would toss and turn all night in pain. 

Then on Christmas 2009 when I was uploading my photos of Christmas morning, I saw a photo of what I thought was my mother, and had to take a couple double takes, it couldn't be my mother, she is 2000 miles away, WHO IS THAT? 
I got so upset because I hadn't seen myself in photos to really know what I had let myself get to. 

Then and there I vowed, I would fix this and get healthy. So like most people, I started my journey on January 1st and have been doing great ever since. Sure I've had ups and downs, but I never quit, I just kept going and stuck with it!! 
Usually I'd give up within 6 weeks of starting but this time I knew it was for good!

Jan 18th, 2010 I found this amazing, free site called and I signed up. Sparkpeople has ignited so many flames in my life, I now am more active than I've ever been!! I love being outdoors, riding bicycle, playing at the park with my family & my new passion, I have learned to love running!! I enjoy taking mixed martial arts classes & boxing classes as well! Anything Exercise related is now fun for me!! 

I began my weight loss journey on 1.1.10. Currently I have lost 115 pounds and 67.5 inches overall. I currently have about 30 pounds until I reach my goal weight 
and I'll continue until I reach my final goal, regardless of how long it takes!! 


I am now a Motivator & Supporter, Weight Loss Coach & I get my Personal Trainer certificate on Jan 14th 2012. I enjoy helping others and being able to share my journey, with hopes of igniting a spark in them as well. I am proof that Sparkpeople works and you can reach your dreams & goals if you just stick with it!!! 

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Sunday, December 25, 2011

I fit in the chair!! Woo hoo (then & Now)

Two Christmas' ago I had this photo taken of myself  
which later that afternoon became my "AH HA MOMENT" on omg who is that woman? Thats my mother? No it can't be she's in North Dakota, that day I vowed that I'd change my ways and get healthy and I have!!!! 

Two years later, 115 pounds and 67.5 inches over all I'm completely THRILLED at my progress and success 

Not only can I fit in the chair, but my kids can sit in the chair with me! 

Just had to share my success with everyone!!! 

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Friday, December 23, 2011

Rough couple Weeks

All this week I've been teaching the Live Meetings that talk about blogging to get out the frustrations and help with stress so after having a conversation with my friend Marc in the meeting I decided to post a blog to share with ya'll whats going on. I have a hard time opening up, and admitting when I've struggled, so I want to get better at it so here I am blogging 

My last blog was 12/9 from there till 12/19 I had a really hard couple weeks, Everything from the divorce to the guy I was seeing who ended up being married (when he said he wasn't), and breaking that off, to work, to finances, to everything, and I made really really bad choices fell off my plan and reverted back to old self 

FINALLY I got my head above water and started fighting back, and have been making GREAT choices all week, I had a small set back that I was able to push thru and I'm back to loosing weight again so I'm happy about that 

I'm NEVER quitting and NEVER giving up, it was a small set back on my journey and now I'm rocking it and gonna finish the year strong!!!! I'm still up 2.5 lbs but I'm confident I'll have those gone next week!! 

3 weeks 6 days till my 34th birthday 

How are you all doing on your journey for the birthday challenge?