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!