We all make daily choices, some easy some not so easy. In this blog we hope to help fuel those daily choices with content that is relatable, positive, and even humorous sometimes. Yes, we have made great strides in weight loss and health and are happy to help anyone who reaches out, but all in all, we hope to just be a light in your day.
Today is day 6! Can you believe it? I have made it 6 days AND I have stuck to my eating plan!
After I finally got through day 1, I decided to take “before” photos so that I will have photos to compare along this weight loss journey.
EEEK! Those photos are very difficult to look at. I truly cannot believe that is how far I have let myself slide backwards in terms of my weight loss. It truly makes me realize that this (eating healthy) needs to become the way I eat ALL the time. Not just something I do to lose weight and then go back to my old habits. I need to get the weight off and then continue to make healthy food choices going forward.
I know that I will be glad to have those first photos. They will help me see the progress that I have made, even on the days that I feel like I haven’t made any.
If you are starting a weight loss journey…take the photos! You will be glad to have them one day.
If you are still struggling to make it through “Day 1”, keep trying. Each day is a new day and a new chance to conquer Day 1. Eventually, you will make it through and move on to Day 2, Day 3, and so on. Just don’t give up. Giving up is the only way to fail at this.
Look back at how many Day 1s I have had. If I can do it, you definitely can do it.
I thought about posting those photos here, but I am just not ready for them to see the light of day yet. Someday.
As of today: -5.8lbs for me. My sweet farmer has maintained his weight for the most part but is looking to get rid of about 10lbs so will be following our healthy eating plan a bit more closely to reach his goal again.
It’s been a hot minute (am I to old to use that phrase 🤔 ) since I/we started this blog. I feel like I should introduce myself/us again.
Hi! My name is Kristin 👋🏼 My Dear Farmer (a.k.a my adorably handsome husband) and I started this blog to help spread hope, by sharing our weightloss and health stories. We also want to spread positivity and share our humor (I think we are pretty comical 😁 ).
OK. Realistically, I write this blog and he chimes in. 😘 If he wrote this blog it would be much funnier… My Dear Farmer has a “resting b*tch face” (I’ll tell you about it sometime) but he is actually a teddy bear with a heart of gold. He was my high school sweetheart and we have been together ever since ~ not to say there weren’t bumps along the way (even though we made it look perfect and easy)…but, that is a story for another day!
Long story short:
December of 2018 I suffered a debilitating knee condition and the only options I was given were knee surgery or lose the weight! On New Years Eve I ended up in the ER with knee pain and blood pressure of 164/107 ⬅️ that is NOT a type and it was NOT good!
In January of 2019, I decided to contact a friend who had been posting about her weight loss journey on social media. I told her, “I will try your program but if it doesn’t work (like you keep posting about) I’m snoozing you on social media.” I didn’t say unfriend 😂 just “snooze”.
I decided to give it my ALL. If this program failed, it would not be because I didn’t give it 100%!!!
I did say, “Long story short” didn’t I?!?
The program worked!
After my Dear Farmer watched me seemingly “melt away” without doing any exercise…he joined me. Together we lost over 60lbs in a relatively short amount of time. It has been life changing!!!
One of the many fun outcomes…I went in for a check-up and the nurse took my blood pressure with 2 different blood pressure cuffs…she couldn’t believe my blood pressure was 110/60 after being so dangerously high. 😊
I tell you, I had tried so many other programs that failed (or I failed them)…this happens to be the one that worked for me/us. I don’t push my program on anyone. I coach a program that worked for us and that we whole heartedly believe in. I offer it hoping that if it is meant for someone, they will come to me. I believe that each person I work with, and am now friends with, were led to contact me not because I tried to sell them something but because shared our story and I offered to walk along with them on their journey! We don’t do this alone!
Here’s where is sounds salesy (feel free to ignore):
If you have tried everything and nothing seems to be working where weight loss is concerned…contact me, I would love to work with you! You can do this! I know because I did it and if I can do it, so can you! If you don’t feel you can do it, let’s chat (no obligation), I would love to visit about the possibilities. 😘
If you’re not ready, that is a-ok. It took me a long time and a debilitating condition to take the chance and to make the changes I needed to make. You have to be ready in your own time. Some stranger (me) telling you that they can help you change your life is not what you need…you just need to be ready to make the journey. And, when you are, I am here to help you.
How long has it been since you have been happy in your health and weight?