Monday, December 6, 2010

I Told You Give Me a Minute & I'll be Right Back... PLUS WEIGH-IN

Beyonce - Diva - This song ALWAYS gets me pumped and I tend to imagine myself singing it about weight loss and how far I've gotten rather than about selling records. =) I'm a dork.

If I ever get complacent and start to feel myself TOO MUCH, there is nothing like a quick dose of reality to put me in my place. Every month when I do my before/after pictures I see how far I've come and yet how far I have to go.

Today at boot camp I was going off about 2 hours of sleep. Exhausted, I climbed out of bed and into the cold brisk dark morning and headed to boot camp. Albeit reluctantly. It's crazy, when I'm there I'm in love. I love the girls, I love the work outs. I love pushing myself...I love to see if I can do the "challenge by choices" (These are exercises that he gives but then adds something special, like standing on one foot while doing it) and then if I can, I just am filled with overwhelming pride.

Sometimes, I get so discouraged and angry at myself if I can't do something. All it takes is a quick reminder through my blog to remind me what my first week at boot camp was like. I couldn't even BREATHE let alone finish any exercise. The great thing about BC? None of that mattered then and it doesn't matter now. I am only in contest with myself and seeing how far I've come is truly a testament to that age old saying "If I can do it, anyone can". I guarantee I could run laps around just about anyone out there. At least for ten minutes =) Ha!

It's crazy because I know I am SO hard on myself and it's only been 16 weeks! I see how far I've come but for some reason I want it all and I want it now! Luckily my head game is smarter than my heart game because I know that losing weight at an unhealthy pace is not safe for me or for my skin! So, I push all that aside and keep trucking along. Some days are great, some days are HARD, some days I don't succeed at all but overall, I am striving and that is all I can ask for.

Well it's the time you've all been waiting for! Weigh-In for week 16!

I lost 2.2lbs this week bringing my total up to 38lbs lost EXACTLY! I am thrilled with this however I wish I could just break 40lbs! Once I'm at 40lbs I will be at the halfway point and I honestly NEED that. I wonder where all of the fat went because when I look at my before and after photos...I dunno. It just reaffirms that I still have a ways to go! The goal is to get there by May 2011 but we shall see.

Okay, so picture time! Here is a picture of me BEFORE starting my journey:

This picture was taken 3 weeks after the start of boot camp. So I had lost over 10lbs by this point:
Sept 10th 2010

Sept 10th 2010

Now here are the pictures I took this morning...YES! In the same exact shirt! I think that is where I can tell the biggest difference. The arms are looser and the stomach area is looser. It looks like a completely different shirt.
December 6th 2010

December 6th 2010
And just for the heck of it, Here is a picture from this past weekend in a tighter shirt and NOT after just having sweat out my hair working out:

It's hard looking at these photos but it is definitely a reality check. If I thought I had come far, I am correct. That shirt is hanging completely off of me (which I should probably fix and get some tighter shirts in order to properly track the loss). It doesn't hug my curves or show off my shape at all! BUT it does help me see that I have to keep on pushing! 42lbs (maybe more) to go and a lot of toning needed!

Thank you for checking in and as always, your comments are MUCH appreciated! I need all the encouragement I can get. =) Hence the reason, I don't mind sharing this on Facebook with my over 600+ "friends". Who else in the WORLD would have the cojones to do that?! Eh, I'm KG bitches. I do me.



  1. OMG I am sitting here comparing pics & my mouth was open for a few minutes just looking at the difference in you!!! Just amazing!! I have to admit last night I was looking at some of your profile pics comparing them with the ones you took around thanksgiving with that Black short dress & the ones w/Tiff. No not stalking u just needed a little *will power* Well after seeing the pics & the recent ones I just had my 80 cal Dannon Lite & Fit *Hope u r happy lol* I do thank you :) You just have to be so excited to see how far you have come I just love it! Your hard work, devotion is paying off big time KG just do you <3

  2. That's awesome Kristin! I do sneak a peek from time to time but wanted to drop a line because you're doing an amazing thing by committing to make fitness a way of life...keep it up! You and the res of the ladies set the bar HIGH this morning...don't come below it! See you in the morning