the new me

Let me start by saying I have always been a fatkid. I don’t mean to offend anyone but I have always carried extra weight, it is what it is. I am genetically doomed to be big boned and I have come to love food and alcohol hence the fatkid status. Well I decided to get a new general physician this year and made my first visit to his office a few days after my 35th birthday. I got onto the scale and was floored, I knew my pants seemed a little bit tighter but I had a 12 pound increase from my “normal” weight. My blood pressure was also elevated. I told the doctor he didn’t know what he was doing and he disagreed. I checked it the next few days at work and I must admit he was correct and it was elevated. Which reminds me I do need to check it again.

Luckily I have some pretty amazing friends and an opportunity came up to join a weight lose challenge. I decided I needed to go all in and change my ways before the scale continued to increase along with my blood pressure. Products were ordered and a date was set to start. We met at the Drehmer’s for weigh in, measurements, daily packages, food list, and then we even went shopping for our healthy food.


If you know me then you know my diet consists of pizza, bud light, diet pepsi, crystal light, peanutbutter, nutella, drive through food, bar food, and hospital food.   I would binge eat when I got home from work, eat in bed, and mostly because I was bored

With this challenge I ate a ton of new foods and actually enjoyed them! I found myself to be full sooner from the healthier foods. I ate 2 different kinds of fish, brussel sprouts, asparagus, squash, mushrooms, broccoli, cauliflower and actually liked all of it! I also realized I was not hungry I was often bored or just thirsty.

I was nervous about putting this out there but here goes:


If you don’t like what you see then don’t look! I know I have a lot more inches too lose, my pale skin is glowing, and just be jealous of all my trashy tattoos. I love me and I am what I am!

so  if you want to have a rockstar coach and information on Advocare24 send my dear friend Kristen an email at

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