Thursday, December 22, 2011

A Big Stress Ball

So as all of you probably have noticed I haven't posted a new weight since my 40 pounds. I have been going through some issues lately and just have been needing to work through them. 

I have learned a lot in the past week. I have finally have realized that I cannot let other people's problems affect me. Because I always like to try to take other people's problems as my own and I cannot afford to do that right now. So I haven't really being doing well on my eating but I am back in the game yet again. I hate being a yo-yo to be honest. It frustrates me so much.

I have a HUGE new motivation though but I can't say what it is yet :) You all will find out though when I get to my goal weight and all I can say is I AM SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO EXCITED!!!!!!!! I wish I could tell you guys what it is but it is hush hush until then! :D

So as of today I am fully back on the program but I am going to take baby steps back into it! I am not going to go full blown the first day. Today I am just going to eat right and workout once. I will probably be back to normal tomorrow or soon but I know I won't be doing much of working out on Christmas eve and Christmas :)

This is one of my new motto's :) 

Well if I don't post a blog before Sunday I hope that all of you have a very MERRY CHRISTMAS :))

Love you all!!

My name is Kirstin and I AM MONAVIE!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

It Hit Me Like a Freight Train (not literally lol)

So as of this morning I have been maintaining the 40.4 now for 3 days. I know its because my body is making big changes and for another reason also which I am not going to talk about on here.

So yesterday my mom and I went to fashion bug because I wanted to see if I could fit into smaller pants since I have lost the 40 pounds. Well for some reason no smaller pants fit. I don't know why. I know every pant maker is different and I only tried on 2. So I was really frustrated with myself. I was like how can I lose 40 lbs and not have a smaller pant size?? but I tried on this REALLY cute dress and it was a size or two smaller than what I normally wear! I would post a picture of it but I don't want to show you guys until the night after I wear it :)) 

So here is the part when it hit me like a freight train. So this morning I got up early to workout before work as usual and I went into the bathroom and it finally hit me. WOW I really am smaller! I mean it's easier to workout now, I don't breathe as heavy, and I'm moving at a faster pace now! The thing with me is I saw the difference in the pictures, but I just didn't see the difference when I looked at myself in the mirror. 

Well we only have 17 short days of 2011. It's time to end this year strong and make 2012 the best year yet!! Start on those new years resolutions now of getting fit and healthy :) I know you can do it!! 

I am so excited to get home today after work because I know that my 40 pounds down present to myself will be there! My iPhone 4S! I am so excited to play with it!!! :D

Well I hope all of you have a BLESSED day!

My name is Kirstin and I AM MONAVIE!

Monday, December 12, 2011

The Honesty Blog

Well as of yesterday I am officially 40.4 pounds down! I am still in shock because I have never lost this much weight in my life! Here are some new before and after pictures :)

Funny part is.. I can see the difference in the pictures but I still don't physically look different I think when I look at myself. It's really weird. I wonder how long it is going to take for it to kick in that I am smaller than I have been in a very long time! Only a short 23 pounds until I am under 300. I seriously haven't been under 300 in about 5 or 6 years. It's so crazy!! 

So I am going to be totally transparent right now. So yesterday as you know I reached 40.4 lbs, amazing right? Well it is amazing to me :) So then Satan of course is doing his little schemes to knock me down a couple pegs and I let it happen unfortunately. So for my 40 pounds mark I decided that I wanted to do something big so I bought the iPhone 4S. I thought that the target mobile solutions (at the target I used to work at) had them, but they only had the 4's. So the nice person that Liz is drove to Rancho Cordova because they said that they have the 4S's well turns out it was for AT&T customers not Verizon. So we couldn't get it. My poor mom had to wait at target for like 3 or 4 hours because we thought she was supposed to be on at 930 but she wasn't going to be in until 11. So my mom let me go to church which was very nice of her :)) I didn't find out about what happened until after church. So I got home and we were calling around to the verizon stores to see if they had any in stock. Nobody did you have to pre-order it online. So I ordered my phone and we ordered my step dad's phone also and it will be here next Monday or so.

For some reason when I found out that I had to wait for the phone I just got into a mode of wanting to eat. I think my head basically said well if that is my present for 40 pounds then I have wiggle room to eat because it won't be here until next week. My mom made me realize that when I was texting her. So I came home and she had made one of my favorite desserts. Our famous cinnamon roll ups. Basically it's pie crust dough, butter, sugar, and cinnamon. We cut them into small strips, roll them up, and bake them. She convinced me that I needed to treat myself because I have been doing so good and even when I was struggling earlier in the day I didn't give in. So I had some but I probably ate 6 more than I should. I was going to only have 2. They are really small though.

So this was when Satan of course stepped in, perfect timing.. I was beating myself up so bad last night and this morning for eating those desserts to the point of crying. Which then lead to me not feeling like working out last night which was not good because I only got 20 minutes in, in the morning.

Today is a new day though. I can't beat myself up over something that happened in the past. So now I am on a jet plane to get to the big goal for Dallas! I am going to pray that God helps me shed the pounds off! I know that he is capable of anything!

Life is happening NOW not 10 pounds from now :)

My name is Kirstin and I AM MONAVIE!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

A Little Red Dress :))

Well, well, well! 

Today has been so amazing I still can't even begin to believe it!!

Ok where shall I start?... hmmmm

Well church today was completely amazing! I just love my church and the family that I have there! Just an awesome place to be! I love you East Valleyians! Got to go grocery shopping with my mom and then off to a cloud 9 maybe cloud 12 day! lol.

So I got to have a day with the lovely and amazing Leah Carlson! I always love seeing her because she just makes my day so amazing! So we went to Pluto's for dinner and she bought me dinner! That was a great thing!! And then I saw that she had 3 presents in her hands!! I was like oh my gosh!! I am so blessed to know her! That's what I have to say first of all. The card she gave me had a beautiful butterfly on it and a lovely note inside that almost made me cry! She gave me this beautiful head band that had a sparkly flower on it! It was gorgeous! ....and then the big present! Which still makes me want to tear up! She got me this black sign that says INSPIRE. She hot glued 34 jewels on it for the 34 pounds I have slimmed down! Then in the next present was a cute hot glue gun with glue sticks and more jewels to put on as I lose more weight! How awesome and cute is that? So by the time I am done losing weight its going to be sparkly like crazy!! I absolutely love it :) Here is a picture of it!!

So onto the next amazing story of the day. We were going into all of the expensive stores just looking around which was totally fun but I seriously couldn't believe how much some of the stuff was! I mean there was a wallet for over $200!! So we were in Coach and all the sudden I freaked out because I couldn't find my camera. So we had to go back to Pluto's and thankfully someone turned it in! On of the worker guys had put it on and was like "Yeah I am trying to sell this camera" and I joked around and said "how much do you want for it?" he laughed and said "eh maybe $50." Then I said oh "that would be a great deal because I paid almost $300 for it!" Oi vey lol. But anyways that wasn't the amazing story. So we went into Nordstroms. I never shop in there because I know that the larger women's section doesn't even have my size there. Well my normal size when I was at my heaviest was either a 26-28 or a 30. So we were looking at clothes and then all the sudden I saw this super cute skirt (not that I could afford it, it was $80!) Well it was a size 22. So at first I told Leah, see I wouldn't even fit into this still, I still have to wait a while. Then she convinced me to try it on. So i decided to grab a couple other shirts and another skirt to just see. Well to my amazement, THE SKIRT FIT!! I mean it was tight but IT FIT!! I was so ecstatic I couldn't even believe it! Here are some pictures of me trying on some of the clothes. They may be a little blurry

This is a size 3x top that was actually pretty loose on me and then a 2x skirt which I haven't fit into in forever also!
 This is a 3x shirt that was definitely swimming on me and then my size 22 skirt!!
This is a 2x top that was a little loose with the size 22 skirt!!

So I was already sooo happy about that! Onto the last but not least amazing thing of the day! You know how when people are wanting to lose weight and they say that they want to fit into that little black dress? Well for me I want to stand out and not fit in! I want a little red dress. So we were just having some fun in Macy's looking at the red dresses. Then all the sudden Leah lifts up this most adorable red dress! It was on sale for half off so it was only $30! It was a size 18. I was like I have to get this because it will take me a while to fit into it! Well the great thing is, I fit into it but I just couldn't zip it up yet. But I got into it though! I haven't got into a size 18 dress in FOREVER! Maybe the beginning of high school! Here are some pictures :)) There is a picture of the dress and then a picture of me in it :)

I absolutely LOVE this dress! It is so gorgeous! I cannot wait until the day that I can officially wear and zip up this dress! It also tells me that my actual size when I get to my goal weight will be smaller than a 16 which totally is amazing and I am so happy!! OH YEAH! One last thing! So remember how I said that the dress was $30? When I went to buy it, it was only $20!!! I got a goal dress for only $20! and it was originally $60! WOW! I am so amazed!!

So I want to thank Leah for making me try on these clothes because it just gave me more confidence to keep pushing through and makes me even more excited to get to that finish line! We are already in the winner circle Leah! Thank you Leah for the amazing presents you gave me! I am so blessed to know you! 

Well time to go do that thing called working out :) lol. I hope all of you have a WONDERFUL day!! 

My name is Kirstin and I AM MONAVIE!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Blogging Blogging Blogging! Oh how I've missed thee!

Hello fellow friends and friends of the world wide web! I hope all of you are having a FANTASTIC day :)

I have to say I am so thankful that I have an AMAZING program to go back to! After it being thanksgiving and my birthday and not eating the best that I could, I am so glad to be eating better again!

Yesterday I had this big revelation! I realized that since I started eating bad last week, I started to feel different! I seriously was starting to get depressed and I didn't feel great at all! I seriously was feeling slow and just down right lazy! I am grateful for the wonderful thanksgiving I had and AMAZING birthday, but I am also glad that the bad eating has stopped! I have to get to that BIG goal! and wanting to eat that fast food or unhealthy food just isn't worth it anymore! Seriously why eat bad to feel bad? I would MUCH rather want to eat healthy and feel AMAZING! 

I cannot wait to see this view in person!

Only 45 more days! That's so crazy!! I better kick my butt into high gear! haha. 

Anyways I gotta go get some stuff done! I hope all of you had an amazing Thanksgiving!

My name is Kirstin and I AM MONAVIE!

Thursday, November 10, 2011


WOW Where to start?? I have no idea because I am still BLOWN AWAY from last night! 
I am still on cloud 9!

So first of I just want to say I am so blessed to know Leah and Wayne Carlson. They are probably two of the greatest people I know! They always have a smile on their face and just always make my day just being in the same room with them! Well, with Leah being such a great and amazing person she is.. talked to Jeff Graham, one of the leaders in MonaVie and told him about some of my story.. Well now they want to put my story on MONAVIE ON THE MOVE!!! If you don't know what that is, it's MonaVie's site that has people's success stories for weight loss, business stuff, and all kinds of great things! So i was completely blown away by that because I thought that maybe possibly my story would get up there when I got to my goal weight but no it's going to actually happen and when I am only 30 pounds down! Wait correction 30 POUNDS DOWN! lol sorry I know that is a huge number but for me I always look at the bigger number so it makes 30 pounds not seem as big but I know it is HUGE!

So onto the next set of AMAZING news! So last night we had a I am Monavie meeting in Santa Rosa! Amazing meeting! Totally awesome and a lot of fun! Well we got to put our name in a drawing if we wore our I am Monavie shirt. Well normally when I put my name in for a drawing I never really win so I was fully expecting Jeff to call someone else's name. Well this time that didn't happen! HE SAID MY NAME! He even pronounced it the correct way to which also blew me out of the water! So I am offically going to the DALLAS MONAVIE 2.0!!

I got 2 free tickets to go and I am so EXCITED! Here is a picture of the piece of paper I got for it :)

I have been jumping up and down and just being so excited! I get to go to DALLAS!!!! 

Well enough excitement for now I get to get ready for work lol, but I will be dancing while doing it! lol! I hope everyone has an AMAZING day!!

My name is Kirstin and I AM MONAVIE!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Who gets to see Footloose finally? THIS GIRL!

WOW! I am so stoked! I still can't believe it myself! I have some very exciting news!! 
I am officially DOWN 30.6 POUNDS!

How AWESOME is that? This is the most weight I have ever slimmed down! 

Here are some before and after's :))

I seriously can't believe my eyes! I mean 30.6 does a wonder on the body! 

84.4 LBS to go until Convention!! Woo Hoo!

Well I have to go get ready for the day! Today is going to be AMAZING!! Please feel free to comment :) It would be much appreciated! hehe

My name is Kirstin and I AM MONAVIE!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

One more pound. One more pound. One more pound!

In my head all I can keep thinking is.. one more pound, one more pound, one more pound! That one pound is that one thing that is between me and seeing footloose! I am going to workout extra today just to help make that mark!

So the other day I went into my mom's office to talk with her and I saw an old picture on her desk of us. I seriously could not stop staring at this photo for hours! I pretty much found a "skinny" picture of me. I mean I still had some chub on me but I am actually "thin" in this picture!

I still can't believe it when I look at it! haha. Wow I just seriously just sat here for two minutes staring at it again. 

Well I am almost at a milestone! 30 lbs is a BIG number!

Sorry this blog is so short but I gotta go do some work :)

I hope all of you have an awesome day!.. Remember SMILE :D

My name is Kirstin and I AM MONAVIE!

Friday, October 21, 2011

1 Big Step Closer to Footloose!


I am completely speechless right now! I hopped on the scale this morning and I slimmed down 3.2 pounds in one day!!

I am officially at 28.2 pounds!!

Honestly I have no idea what to say right now! I have a million words running in my head but I can't type any down! haha. I love being speechless lol.

All I can say is I am so grateful to be at this new weight and it's all because of God and RVL. I am finally becoming the person I have always dreamed of being and nothing can replace that! 

My awesome brother Matthew made this picture for me. Yes it is kind of funny looking at first but I really like it! One day I will look like that, just a little more buff haha. 

Well I have to get my day started now!
My Mom and James are off on their anniversary weekend/ James's high school reunion! I hope they have a great time!
Now I have to take my brother to school :)

I hope all of you have an AMAZING day!! I know I am!

My name is Kirstin and I AM MONAVIE!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

The Struggles of Weight Loss

Many people struggle with weight loss as you may know. I have been one of those people for the past couple weeks hence why I haven't been posting. I would get almost back to a weight that I could post and then for some reason I just started eating more again and then it would take me a week to get back and so on and so forth.  BUT I am like Muhammed Ali! I am back in the fighter ring and I am prepared to give a KO! I gained about 8 lbs in the first week then I went back on the system it only took me a couple days to get back to my 27.5 lbs down. Then the 2nd week the same thing happened I gained about 8 pounds and then it only took me a couple days to get back to the 27.5! That is the greatest thing about RVL! 

As of right now I am almost back to a place where I can post my new weight "loss" number! Which I will most likely be able to post it tomorrow! So excited! I know that the last time I posted was saying 26.8 but the new number is 27.5! Which I am so excited to get back to and then pass it with flying colors because at 30 lbs down my awesome dad is taking me to see.... drumroll please!

FOOTLOOSE!!! I am SO excited!! I can't wait to see it :) I still need to watch the original first though :)

Well I am really blessed and grateful that I have RVL to shed those many unwanted pounds but also to have something to fall back on when I have a couple hiccups! It's time to change some lives!! Wanna take a big step? Then ask me for a sample pack! FOR FREE! Try this amazing product that could help you get your life back! Well I gotta go get ready for work, with a great big smile on my face of course! Always remember to smile! It could make someone's day that really needed it :D 

I hope all of you have an amazing day! Please leave a comment for some feedback if you don't mind :))

My name is Kirstin and I AM MONAVIE!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

I'm SO ECSTATIC I don't know what to title It!!

I am still speechless!!
Can I even say it?? OH YES I CAN! haha

I have officially SLIMMED DOWN 26.2 POUNDS!!

Today is such an AMAZING DAY!!!
Such a great start with the amazing weigh in and now in about an hour and a half two of my best friends and I are going to Stinson Beach :))

This isn't the exact jar but I know have $50 in my weight loss jar! Yay for new clothes when I get get to my goal weight!!

I would like to write more but I have to go great ready for the BEACH!


I hope all of you have a great day!!

My name is Kirstin and I AM MONAVIE!!

Friday, September 16, 2011

My Mouth Dropped to the FLOOR! haha

I am still speechless since I stood on this scale this morning! I still can't believe what I saw with my own eyes! I kept telling myself yesterday "I have allowed myself to release 2 more pounds" and I kept repeating it. I stayed on the program yesterday. No alcohol at the concert! But I have some very exciting news to tell you all!!

I am now DOWN 23.4 LBS!!!!! 

How amazing is that? In one day I went down 3.4 pounds! and I got on the scale twice to just to make sure it wasn't lying and it said the same weight!

So now I have 91.6 left to go for convention!!
I love how that number is getting smaller and smaller and smaller!! 

I have an idea. When I get to my goal weight I want to throw a huge celebration party! Like a big dance party!! And everyone would be invited! That sounds like so much fun!!

One of my other things that I really want to do is go on a NCL cruise when I get to my goal weight! Maybe Hawaii, The Mexican Riviera, or The Bahamas. I haven't decided yet :)

Well I would love to write more but I have to go to work now. I hope all of you have an AMAZING day :) Always remember to smile because that one smile could have been the thing that saved that persons life that day!!

My name is Kirstin and I AM MONAVIE!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


Is so speechless right now!!

I am officially down 19 pounds!!
That means I have 96 lbs until St. Louis! 

I am so proud of myself too because last night I got to go see The Help with Sandrea, her mom, and her grandma, and I didn't want to buy any snacks or popcorn! Normally I always get tons of snacks or sneak in food to the theater. This time I was perfectly content! That's the great thing about RVL you are getting soooo much nutrition that you don't crave anything anymore! 

So I would like to get all of your opinions!! I want to make goal markers such as I get to do this at 25 pounds and I get to do that at 50lbs. Please comment on here or on facebook and tell me what would be some fun things to do when I get to those certain goals! I would really appreciate the input!

WOW I think this was my first short blog but I have to go get ready for work! Gotta be there by 930! I hope all of you have a WONDERFUL day!!

My name is Kirstin and I AM MONAVIE!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

17 lbs DOWN!!

Today is a very GLORIOUS day!! 

I am officially down 17 pounds! RVL does wonders and I feel amazing! Even though I am still sick! 

So confession time. Over the weekend I gained 1.8 pounds. I'm surprised it wasn't more because of some of the things I had eaten because I didn't see anything else on the menu that I liked plus I had 2 margaritas and those things make you gain weight.. Anyways, in one day I went down 2.2 lbs!! How awesome is that?? 

Some other great news!! My dad's side of the family and I (my dad, Tiffany, Cole, Mary, and Grace) are going to be taking a family photo sometime in the near future and I really wanted to slim down for it because I'm tired of being over weight in the photo. Well they are wanting to do a sports theme and I had gotten a giants shirt to wear but its starting to get way too big on me which is totally awesome! So last night I bought a Large Giants shirt thinking it would take me a couple weeks or more to fit into it. Well I am very happy to announce I tried it on this morning and it fit! It is a little tight but still it fit!! I normally have to wear like XXL or bigger t-shirts and I fit into a LARGE! I'm so happy. Here is a picture of me in it!

So I now need to put $15 into my weight jar!! YAY! So I am going to start keeping track on my blog of how many more pounds I have to go until convention so the current count is..

98 lbs!

Honestly it doesn't seem that big of a number to me because 17 pounds is a big chunk!! I am almost to 20lbs! So excited! 

Time to go enjoy the day and workout and kick the last part of my cold in the butt!!

I hope all of you have a WONDERFUL day!

My name is Kirstin and I AM MONAVIE!

Monday, September 12, 2011


Oh boy does it feel good to be blogging again! I sure missed it! Felt weird not blogging for a couple of days haha. 

What a Weekend!!
It was such a great weekend in Vegas! I was sick the whole time but hey gotta make the most out of everything right? 

I was so blessed to be able to ride with Nicole and September even though they had often potty breaks LOL. but hey you gotta go when you gotta go especially when your drinking as much liquid as we were! Anyways it was a lot of fun with them because we laughed a lot! It was great being with Team 212! Well some such as Rick, Joyce, Sue, Nita, Nancy, Vince, Nicole, September, Ana, Tracy, Don, Nancy, Pete, Betsy, and many other people!

Got a lot of great information over the weekend. Still on information overload plus I was kind of fuzzy the whole weekend because of my sickness haha. One of comments I heard from a speaker was "We all hit bumps, we are NOT defined by those bumps." I really liked that a lot because as you know we all hit bumps and I used to let those really affect me. I am no longer going to let it! Another saying I really liked was "Today is a new day, don't let you past ruin your future!" It's so true. So many of us can live in the past and let it affect our future, such as oh I gained all this weight so I'm just going to be depressed and not do anything about it. Well you should do something about it like I am! I am NO LONGER letting my weight take over my life. I am taking my life back!

So there is a new contest coming up for RVL and I am so STOKED!! It's going to be called RVLUTION! I so love the name! Anyways I am just so excited to be in a challenge because it always pushes me harder to want to slim down more! I always love a challenge!

I was so blessed to see Leah this weekend! I was very lucky to be able to sit down and have lunch with her and her awesome husband Wayne! They are such a dynamo couple!! Love them to death! Thank you again Leah for lunch! It was so much fun hanging out with you!! Here is a picture of us :)

Doesn't she look awesome?? I mean seriously 115 pounds!! That is AMAZING! Plus her birthday was yesterday :)) HAPPY BIRTHDAY LEAH!! Well I am very glad that I got to tell you in person!! 

Well update on the Charlie's Angels aka some of the Diva's here is our "update" picture at Vegas!

Don't they look great? I don't feel like I look any different yet even though I have slimmed down 16.6. But I know the results will be showing very very very soon! I'm excited to be getting closer and closer and closer to my goal!

Oh speaking of goals I want to share a goal that I have. We have convention for Monavie in St. Louis in about 36 weeks. It's May 17th-19th and I have a goal of being 115 pounds down by then! So I have 98.4 to go! I know I can do it because I believe in myself and i have an AMAZING support system!

Speaking of goals. I decided that for every 5 pounds I slim down I am going to put $5 dollars into this jar. 
and for every 25 pounds I slim down I am going to put in $25 plus the $5. That way when i get to my goal weight I can have some extra money for clothes :) 

I would write more but I have to go try to rest and get rid of this cold so I can hopefully go to work tomorrow!

My name is Kirstin and I AM MONAVIE!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

This is a BIG day for me

Today is a big day for me. A very big day..

Today 9/7/11 marks a year that I have not drank a soda!

That is very huge for me because I used to drink soda allllll the time and when I worked at Target I would drink 4-6 sodas a day at work and sometimes they were the 32 oz cups! Crazy!

But I am veryyyyy happy that I finally have not had a soda in a year. Before, the longest I could ever go was about 3 months.

So there is something that I want to talk a little bit about.. This weekend was a great weekend, don't get me wrong but for some reason ever since Sunday I have been really deep in thought. Like questions running through my mind like who am I? am I really who I want to be? am I in the place in life where I would like to be at? and just stuff like that. I realized that I really need to start finding myself which I am doing as I'm taking off the pounds. I am getting to the place where I want to be with my weight for once in my life. For once I am not letting the stress of things get to me anymore. I just say its not my problem! and the problem goes right away (well most of the time).

Sometimes things hit you like a freight train and this weekend I definitely felt like I got hit with two freight trains but hey I know I am still and alive, well, and walking. At the times of feeling like you want to crawl into a hole and just cry your eyes out and never come out, just reach out to somebody and just talk! Well I have to log off now. Comment on what you think about this post :)

I am Kirstin and I AM MONAVIE!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

WOW What a Weekend!

Let me just tell you that I am SO glad to be blogging again! I missed it over the weekend! Buuuut this weekend was AWESOME!

I went to this college retreat called AsOne and it was just so amazing! Unity was the main subject of the weekend! I would expand more on it but that would take a long time! Haha! I was glad to make some new friends! I got my "baby fix" by holding my friend April and Phil's baby! He is so stinkin adorable!! He is now like 7 or 8 weeks old! He's so tiny!

Anyways so that great part of the weekend happend then I found out that one of my best friends is now engaged! Congrats Jessica and Aaron! Im very happy and excited for you!!

So on to my great news!!! So I have this goal of being down a total of 20 pounds for Vegas. Wow it just hit me that 20 pounds is a LOT! That is like two bowling balls!! WOW.. anyways back to my great news! So as you know I went away this weekend and it wasn't hard to stick on the plan but i did eat a tiny little extra than what I should have at on my regular meal buuuut here is the news...

I didn't gain ANYTHING! I am very happy to annouce that I am now down 16.4 pounds!

Its just so crazy!! So that means I only have 3.6 pounds left until friday! Which is very easy because I drop weight very easily with this program!

I hope all of you had a wonderful Labor Day Weekend! God Bless :)

My name is Kirstin and I AM MONAVIE!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Today is the Best Day EVER!

So I have some very exciting news!!

I am now weighing 347.4!
That is 15.8 pounds GONE FOREVER!!

When I saw that number come up my mouth literally dropped. I was like no way possible! But it was :) 

Sorry this blog is going to be really short and I won't be writing for the next couple days because I am going to the AsOne2011 Retreat! So excited! It's going to be a lot of fun!

Hope all of you have a fantastic Labor Day Weekend :)

My name is Kirstin and I AM MONAVIE

Friday, September 2, 2011

Under 350!

I am so stoked right now :))))

I am officially under 350 pounds! My current weight is 349.8! 
That is 13.4 pounds GONE FOREVER!

I haven't been under 350 in such a long time and it feels great! Actually in the beginning of this year we did a 21 day fast and the family I was living with at the time (a very awesome family which i totally love and appreciate I just don't want to say last names on here but their names are Lynn and Lee. aka best host parents you could ever have in your life!!) and I continued doing the Daniel Fast and I actually had lost 25 pounds then. But over time from eating the fast food again I started gaining it all back again. 363.2 is the heaviest I have ever been in my entire life. I will never go back there EVER AGAIN!!

Well I have to get ready for work. Hoping that I have a full day today for more hours because more hours the better this week! Wanna know why? I am going to Vegas next week!! Monavie is having a convention there and I am so excited to hopefully meet sooooo many new people! It's going to be a blast!

Please be praying for our traveling mercies and just to have a great time! Thank you!

OH! and one last note which is kind of a big note buuuut, officially in 5 days I will have been off soda for a YEAR! That is a huge thing for me because before I would have had 4 to 6 sodas a DAY! or more.. But now I have been soda free and I feel great!!

Well time for me to log off, have to get ready!

Hope all of you have a BLESSED day!! 

My name is Kirstin and I AM MONAVIE!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

The Beginning of a Wonderful Journey

I pray that some day that this blog will reach many people and by reading it, they will receive hope! Being on a weight loss journey is a very long and hard process. I know my journey is going to be a long one but VERY well worth the ride. When I get to my goal of 175 pounds I am celebrating and going skydiving! How is that for enjoying the ride!! :)

And now the story beings.  I am going to be completely honest with you. My starting weight is 363.2, I am now at 350.6. I basically slimmed down 12 pounds in the first week being on RVL and I have never felt better! Just to let you know, I've learned to say that I have slimmed down *enter in how many pounds* instead of saying that I've lost *enter in how many pounds*. The reasoning for that is because you don't want to lose it because that means that you can find it again, so therefore I have slimmed down 12.6 so far! My good friend September taught me that.

So now to the background story :)

I have been overweight most of my life. Ever since I could remember, I've always just struggled with eating when I had any emotion. So I just kept getting bigger, bigger, and bigger. To be completely honest with you I used to have a lot of suicide thoughts. I realized that was my "way of suicide", to eat myself to death. That way it wasn't really "intentional". I have tried pretty much everything in the book to lose weight except for programs like Jenny Craig and weight loss pills, since I was in Junior High. It was devastating for me to go over 200 pounds and then I wanted to about pass out when I went over 300.. I finally realized that it was my "wall" to keep people out. To where they could get close but not too close. Hence why I have never had a boyfriend. Even though I have had the desire to have a boyfriend for a long time, my weight has always been the big wall between me and that opportunity. But I am no longer going to let my weight get in the way of my happiness! I want to some day (in the near future I hope) get married and have kids. I want to lose this weight so I can actually have a cute pregnant belly and not have to have extra complications with the pregnancy because of my weight!

 So lets get to the nitty gritty :) haha sorry i felt like saying that. So this is my story of how I came to find RVL :)  I had started to go to a meeting called Successful Thinkers in Rocklin. It was my first time there and my mom had set a one on one with a wonderful lady named September. She had told me about a weight loss product that I might want to try but we never expanded on what it was that first meeting. Then I ran into September again and had met Nita for the first time at a Main Street Chamber Event in downtown Sacramento. They had a RVL table up and had samples out. I was like hey this stuff actually tastes pretty good! So I didn't sign up then (I should have signed up right then and there). So after that I was invited to a tasting at the lovely September's house and I got to hear all these amazing stories. I got to meet Rick and Joyce (an amazing couple that is in my upline) he had slimmed down 91 pounds so far and Joyce had slimmed down a little over 30 pounds I believe, and Nita was at about 30, and there were some other people there that had slimmed down some pretty good numbers! They had also told me about this woman named Leah that had already slimmed down 107 pounds (at the time she was at 107, now she is at 115!! I will talk more about her later!). I was just in shock! My initial thought was WOW! this is something I can actually do! Something easy and it's super nutritional for me too! It's a win win win! 

So I finally signed up! In the first week I had slimmed down 12 pounds! How amazing is that! That's huge!! Then we went to a tasting/training in Carson City. I was told that Leah was going to be there and I was like OH MY GOSH i get to meet this amazing woman in person!! I was so stoked! So we get there and I was talking to Nita and all the sudden Rick tapped me on the shoulder and was like Kirstin I want you to meet Leah! And seriously I was speechless, literally!! I couldn't say anything! I was seriously star struck meeting her! So we talked for a minute and then the meeting began. So finally after the meeting was over I finally got the courage to talk to Leah. Leah is just this down to earth, beautiful, amazing woman. I told her my story of how much I want to lose and how I want to go skydiving when i reach that goal, and to my amazement she said that she is going to go with me when I get to that goal!! My mouth literally dropped! I was like Oh My Gosh that is so awesome!! It makes me want to get to that goal even faster!

So I know I have pretty much written a book but I will end it with that story :) I will try to blog as much as I can!

Before I go I want to thank all of the wonderful people that has supported me throughout this weight loss journey! 

Special thanks to all of my parents (especially my mom), September, Nicole, Rick, Joyce, Leah, Nita, Nancy, Sue, Ana, Vincent, Kari, and many other people from Team 212!! And of course all of my wonderful friends such as Elizabeth, Jessica, Justin, Hannah, Stashia, and many others! There is too many to list haha. But sincerely from the bottom of my heart, thank you! I wanna give a thank you shout out to all the lovely people that have supported me on sparkpeople too! All of you are AWESOME!

My name is Kirstin and I AM MONAVIE!