Monday, April 28, 2014

YWAM in Newcastle, Australia!

I have huge news!! I am going to Newcastle, Australia for YWAM! If you are wondering what YWAM is, it is Youth With a Mission! I have heard so many great things about YWAM and have had a couple amazing friends go to different bases. I really felt that God was leading me to go Newcastle and so that is where I am going to go!! 

I need to raise a lot of money to go and I need your help! I need to raise a total of $11,000. That will cover the cost of the schooling, outreach, and flights. Every little bit counts! Even if you can only give $5, that would mean so much to me! On top of raising the money, I would love to have your prayer support! Prayers can do many miracles and can help in so many ways! So if you could be praying for me that would be AMAZING! 

Here is the link to help donate towards my YWAM trip :)

If you have any questions or would like to hear my testimony, I would LOVE to talk to you! E-mail me at

God Bless!!
Kirstin :)

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Beating the Odds

So here is my wonderful news that I got from the Endocrinologist this morning:

1: I have an enlarged thyroid
2: I have a FAT GENE. He told me that there is no medicine to cure it and no matter how hard I try to lose weight that my body just wants to be fat. He told me that my only option is to have weight loss surgery but that it isn't even for sure that the weight will stay off. 

I have something to say about that... THAT IS A LIE FROM THE PIT OF HELL!! Excuse me sir, but I just lost 57 pounds in pretty much 3 months. Yes when I start eating poorly the weight comes back on my body like it's going out of style, which is very unfortunate. I have to come clean about something. The past couple of weeks I have started eating again because I have a lot of very stressful things going on in my life right now. In the two weeks that I have been eating, somehow I gained 25 pounds. That is NOT NATURAL! I do agree that I have a thyroid problem but I DO NOT agree that I have a fat gene that wants to keep me fat. That is just the enemy's plea to keep me down! Well sorry but this girl is a FIGHTER and I WILL NOT GIVE UP! 

Sorry for the capital letters and they way that I have been talking. I am just so furious.. Why would you seriously tell an obese person that they have a fat gene and that no matter what they do they won't be able to lose weight because their body just wants to be fat.. I am NOT getting a weight loss surgery. I know for a fact that I can do this on my own without a surgery to help me. Yes it might take me longer but it will be well worth it in the long run. 

On a very positive note though I leave for YWAM in 165 days!! I really need your help with financial support but more than that I need your prayers!! Prayers are just as important as the funds to go! I am so excited to be able to go and serve! I can't wait to see all the children and people that we get to help and minister to! I can't believe I am leaving so soon! Time to kick this girls butt into high gear to get stuff done! 

Love Y'all and God Bless!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Phase 1: 1st 90 Day Challenge

Wow what a crazy ride it has been in the last 3 months!! It's been so nice not being on Facebook or Instagram, but I have missed all of you so much! I bet all of you are eager to know how much weight I have shed off! Well as of this morning I am 52.5 pounds down! I am so stoked! I cannot believe I have actually lost that much weight! It is actually 13.35% of my weight that I have lost! Living life is so much easier doing things now! When I do my normal weekly stuff, I don't get as tired anymore! I am also working faster, better, and stronger! I love it so much!!

Here are my before and during photos:


Right Side: 

Left Side: 

And these are from New Years Eve until now :)

I don't really know what to write about the past 3 months! Honestly it's all kind of a blur! January I was spot on with my eating! I never even cheated once with my eating! I lost 31 lbs! I re-measured myself on February 1st. I unfortunately forgot to measure myself on January 1st so I had to use my beginning measurements from when I was at the Dungeon. 

These are my results from that month:
Neck: 0 inches
Bust: 0 inches
L Arm: 4 inches
R Arm: 4 inches
Waist: 5.75 inches
Hips: .5 inches
L Leg: 7.5 inches
R Leg: 7.5 inches
L Calf: 4 inches 
R Calf: 4.25 inches

Total: 37.5 inches gone forever!

and these are my results as of today!
Neck: .5 inches
Bust: 2.5 inches
L Arm: 5 inches
R Arm: 5 inches
Waist: 7.5 inches
Hips: 3 inches
L Leg: 11.5 inches
R Leg: 11.5 inches
L Calf: 4.5 inches
R Calf: 4.5 inches

Total: 55.5 inches gone forever!!!!

I cannot believe how much my body has shrunk! I know a lot of it was from the Dungeon because of all the amazing workouts though! I really miss it there. I am especially happy how much my face has shrunk too! 

I did the Run or Dye again this year and I wanted to do comparison pictures. It is insane how much difference there is. Well at least to me lol. 

So now is the time to have "real talk". Super Bowl Sunday I allowed myself to eat foods I hadn't eaten in a while and went overboard with my eating. That triggered a weight gain because I started eating really bad again. I believe I gained about 15 pounds within a week or two. I lost those extra pounds and plus more, but then I gained it again. I probably did that about 3 or 4 times, but by the grace of God, He always shed that extra weight off super quick. Sometimes when i lost the extra weight it would come off within 3 to 4 days! It was insane! I was soooooo grateful though!

So in March I was able to go visit one of my best friends Elizabeth in LA! I was there from March 7th until the 16th! On the 8th I actually went to the casting call for Extreme Weight Loss! It was such an amazing experience. We waited in line for 3 hours! When we got there at 7 am, there was seriously only 11 people in line.. I was shocked there was barely anybody! By the time 10 am hit, there was still maybe only 100 people in line! The casting call was open 10 to 4 though, so probably a lot of people showed up later! 
I was in the 2nd group to go in. There was 8 people to a group and we had 15 minutes. They wanted us to state our name, age, where we are from, what led to our weight gain, why do we want to be on the show, and what is the first thing you want to do when you get to your goal weight. 

For the 1st question I said that I put everyone else's needs before mine and taking on peoples problems as my own. Which that of course is my choice, not anyone else's choice! Now that I am thinking about it, that probably was a really bad answer.. Oh well. I think my answer for the next questions was basically saying it would be an amazing opportunity. I occasional watch friends kids and really want to be able to run and play with the them. Right now its super hard for me. The last question I wanted to say skydiving but 3 people had already said that, so I said that I want to run a marathon. The executive producer seemed like she really liked that answer. Then she asked which one and I said I didn't know but I would love to do one in Hawaii because I've never been there. 
Later that day I found out that Ashley Hylton from Season 3 was there meeting people! I wanted to meet her so bad!! One of the awesome and positive things out of this experience was I made a new friend named Rhonda! She was super cool! We had a great time waiting in line together with Elizabeth!!

Now lets talk about the rest of my trip :)
On both Sundays I was able to go to Elizabeth's Ethiopian church where she teaches Sunday School! It was so much fun and the kids were so adorable! We also went to the Getty Center! It was so wonderful there! We got all dressed up thinking other people would be too but we were the only ones. It was hilarious and so much fun! We went to Venice Beach right after and I wore my dress still on the beach! It was a lot of fun getting looks from people. I got to see Muscle Beach but unfortunately nobody was working out! I also saw the set of American Ninja Warriors! It was so cool looking! The Friday before I left we went to Huntington Beach. It was incredible! The water felt amazing and there was an amazing sunset also! We got a lot of great pictures too! Here are a couple pictures of Elizabeth and I!

Here are some other photos from the trip :)

I had such an amazing time down in LA with Elizabeth and I am so excited to see her again soon!!

When I was flying back home, the plane had a two hour delay!! That was so not fun! Unfortunately even after the weight that I have lost I still wasn't able to fully be able to fit into just one seat but I was able to pull the extender belt tighter! Plus my leg barely overflows into the next seat! I am almost able to use the regular seat belt!!

Here is a picture of me from Sunday :)

Ok, well I will stop writing now even though I could go on for days writing!! I pray that all of your are doing well! If you EVER need someone to talk to or just need some encouragement, PLEASE e-mail/call/text/facebook me!! My e-mail is