I am trying to turn my health around. My goal is excellent lab results and health and longevity in general.

Quick Facts

Favorite Health Food: Almond butter

Favorite Sinful Food: Almond butter (ha!)

My Preferred Method of Exercise: Zombies, Run! & Strength training

My Approach to Weight Loss: Limit processed food & track calories

My Weight Loss Program: I don't follow a program

My Diet Plan: I don't follow a plan

Fitness/Exercise Apps: MyFitnessPal

Fitness Devices: FitBit

DietBet Winnings: $1,176.38

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TIME PERIOD: All 1-Year 60-Days 30-Days
Unofficial Weigh-InVerified Weigh-InDietBet Runner-UpDietBet WinnerRound WinnerRound Runner-Up
+14.6% Since last weigh-in
0% 1-Month Change
-5.1% Lifetime Change

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Warrior Mentality
by - 07/09/2015 8:24AM

Hey all, I posted this on Reddit, but thought it might be helpful to someone here. Enjoy! As you can... Read More ›

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Vicki G.

This girl now has a new middle name too...ROAR ... Thanks to you :-)I do however, have a plan that helps with nutrition... Weight Watchers ... The community you feel from the meetings can carry you over until the next week and as with this (DB) you get encouragement and great ideas.


This is awesome! Your warrior mindset makes all the difference. I find that I often feel helpless when trying to make healthy eating decisions. Your post made me realize that I've been looking at it all wrong. I'm not helpless, I'm fierce and strong. I'm a warrior! Thanks for posting!
A new lease on life
by - 04/29/2015 9:17AM

So, I'm back from the doctor's office. While I was hoping for a reduction in my pre-diabetes medicat... Read More ›

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Way to go!!! When you look at all those cholesterol numbers, one the medical staff rarely points out is how all those values relate to your overall health. There is a section just below all that tell you whether YOUR ratios are good, fair or poor. Don't neglect to check that out as well. We NEED cholesterol in our bodies to cause them to function properly, as new research is proving...

Leeann N.

KIRSTEN!!!! Girlfriend, I popped on here just for fun, to check on you and OMG!!! You are a BEAST in your drive and weight loss. I am so incredibly happy for you. GO YOU GO!!
Time to run the numbers
by - 04/21/2015 9:32AM

If you've been following my story here, you know that I set off on a quest in January to improve my ... Read More ›

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Summer of 69

That's fantastic! Keep it up!
3 is a magic number, yes it is
by - 04/04/2015 10:32AM

I have the old Schoolhouse Rock song running through my head today. Three is a magic number. Three m... Read More ›

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Leeann N.

Love this! Congrats on that Number 3! :) You are absolutely killing it. :)


Hi Kirsten, I just wanted to tell you that my shins always hurt when I exercised, but I really wanted to take up running. I decided to ignore the pain and just keep going. This was quite a while ago so I don't remember how long it took, but basically the pain just stopped. I don't get it anymore. I hope the same thing happens to you!
It's the month of the shrinking shamrocks
by - 03/15/2015 4:45PM

Okay all my fellow Shamrocks, It's March. The month of being green and LEAN. Of shrinking our collec... Read More ›

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Erica L.

I LOVE the idea of this being OUR March Madness!!! I'm with you on shedding pounds "in anticipation of shorts season"....C'mon, Kirsten, we GOT this!!! :)


March on!
Two months in, still truckin'
by - 03/07/2015 9:16AM

So I am finishing month two of Diet Bet - many thanks to my pal Leeann for bringing me here! 27 poun... Read More ›

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Jessica D.

I'm doing Jillian Michaels as well! Great job!

Marsha B.

Great going! You help keep me going, so keep it up.
Singing to myself. Oy, I am a basket case sometimes.
by - 02/11/2015 5:03PM

(Sung to the tune of The Addam's Family) They're creaky and they're poofy, All wrinkly and goofy, Th... Read More ›

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Well, creative! For Christmas my daughter got me a Homedics foot massager that has heat in it too - really nice. Seriously, can't believe how much it helps! Then, my SIL got me a foot wax bath that I just haven't had time to try but I am feeling good that it can't hurt! Years of 4" heels are taking their toll, I believe:)

Diane F.

I hear you. Knee, feet, and glutes are complaining today. I treated myself to a pre dinner epsom salt bath so I'm hoping for improvement. Nothing is sore enough for ice so I'm trying heat first. Good luck!
Molding My Mind With Monster Motivation
by - 02/08/2015 12:07PM

The longer I live, the harder some things are. Getting excited about weight loss is one of them. Aft... Read More ›

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Marsha B.

So well written and true, I am feeling the same way. Thanks for sharing, we got this, I have 6.6 to lose in 6 weeks worried about that, but going to stay the course.


Yay! Pretending!It really is amazing how quickly our bodies acclimate to nutrient dense food. I had the same reaction as you the first time I ate a super heavy meal after starting this DietBet challenge - up all night with a stomach ache. I get so sad seeing heavy people, especially young men and women, (yet I never extended that compassion to myself) and want to pull them along with me.
A piece of gum saves the day.
by - 02/04/2015 10:49AM

I don't know if any of you stay at or work from home all day like I do. I'm a homeschooler who teach... Read More ›

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Marsha B.

Great Job!!!! I will have to stop by the store and get some for my purse. I get the cravings at work when everyone brings in goodies. I resist 99% of the time, so to help with the 1% I will try the gum.

Leeann N.

Yay!! Not only was the stick of gum a great choice, but I love the kind way that you spoke to yourself. I've been working on knowing head hunger from stomach hunger. Someone gave me a great piece of feedback you can use also: Are you hungry for a hardboiled egg, or a salad (or something similar)? No? Then you aren't really hungry. That thinking works for me also. You are doing really well, K. I'm doing fine with sticking to my plan food and exercise wise but the scale has been a real PITA the past two weeks. I'm staying the course but this last bet will be a squeaker at best. :)
The doctor is in...
by - 01/28/2015 8:46AM

So I had my doctor visit to discuss lab work. Woot! Woot! My A1 is down .5 points, my glucose test i... Read More ›

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Marsha B.

Good going on all. You should feel elated. Woohoo

Erica L.

Glad to hear your good news. Keep up the good work!!! :)
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