Saturday, July 9, 2011

A Journey has to start somewhere!

So here I am writing my very first blog though I have not even the slightest clue how to. I don't know what to write or how to write it or if anyone will even want to read it. So ultimately I am doing this for me to unload and share. So here goes nothing......

I will start off with introducing myself. My name is Kristi, I will be 28 next month and I joined Weight Watchers March 12,2011 and I want to share this journey with whomever wants to share it with me. My weight has been a issue for me since I was a teenager. I guess it all started when my parents divorced that when I started putting on weight. Then it started to multiply October 15, 2003. That is the day my mother passed away. Like me she had been battling her weight and had taken a last resort with weight loss surgery.  She had been given 5 years to live as the result of pulmonary hyper-tension on top of other illnesses she had.  I begged her not to do it, but her mind was made up. Little did she know she was putting her life in the hands of a doctor who had only a weekend seminar training lesson on this type of surgery. In the end she passed away from complications a month after the surgery. From then on I have steadily packed on the pounds. I have had numerous failed attempts at diets and even as far as weight loss surgery myself though mine was much more less invasive than hers.

Yes I know....Why?? Why would I do that after losing my mother. Well the only answer I can give you is that subconsciously I think I was trying to become her. I didn't have any success with the surgery and now wish I had never done it.

So jump forward to today July 9, 2011 sitting here 31 pounds lighter than I was when I started my new life in March. Maybe sometime I will share with you what I weighed to begin with but I am just not ready to do that yet! But I am ready to share this whole journey with everyone. I find it will be a way to hold me even more accountable for my actions throughout this journey. I don't know how often I plan to "blog" it could be once a day, week, month, but I will use this as my outlet to let everything out. Whether it be happiness, sadness, frustration, disappointment, or just a plain ramble session.
Thank you ahead of time for anyone who wants to listen, comment, give suggestions, or support!!


  1. You have turned into an incredible woman. Your mother would have been so proud of you!! Love and prayers.... Sandra Lovelace

  2. 31 pounds since March is AMAZING! I am so proud of you keep up the good work, you have done the hardest part just by getting started!

  3. You have done an amazing job already! I look forward to reading more about your journey!