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YouTube Challenges Helped Kristine Lose 161 Pounds

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Great success story! Read before and after fitness transformation stories from women and men who hit weight loss goals and got THAT BODY with training and meal prep. Find inspiration, motivation, and workout tips | YouTube Challenges Helped Kristine Lose 161 PoundsName: Kristine Sindt
Age: 23
Height: 5’7″
Before Weight: 314 pounds

How I gained it: For as long as I can remember, I was always overweight. I even got picked on in kindergarten for my size. It was no help that I refused to eat vegetables or anything that would actually be healthy. I loved the taste of food and would try to get as much of it as I could. I was no stranger to extra servings. Once I reached high school and was able to buy my own food, I rarely made good decisions. This continued into my first two years of college. Being overweight was beginning to consume my entire life. I was worried on a daily basis about the situations that might arise that would be difficult for me to complete due to my size. My highest recorded weight is 314 pounds (I have a hunch it was once more than that) and there is no one to blame but myself for the unhealthy choices I made.

Breaking point: I was two years out of high school and I was still overweight and unhappy. I had never been in a relationship. I had the most miserable time shopping for clothing. I was depressed and sad all the time. It was a challenge for me to do anything I wanted to do in almost every aspect of my life, and I didn’t see myself getting any happier anytime soon if I continued with that lifestyle. I had been trying to lose weight for a year with little success when a friend of mine introduced me to L.A. Weight Loss. She had lost about 40 pounds herself at that point and she seemed happier than ever. She brought me to an open house and I knew this is what I needed to do. On April 10, 2008 I Joined L.A. Weight Loss and it changed my life forever.

How I lost it: The first six months or so I went to the center two times a week for a weigh in. I also had the opportunity to speak with a counselor about my progress. I really loved having the counselors because they had lost weight too and I really felt like they understood what I was going through. I learned how to eat a healthy, balanced diet while being able to eat many different foods I enjoyed and also how to shop for my own foods. Six months in, the center that was nearest to me closed down. I was able to contact a center in another state. At the time I was nervous about continuing alone, but I realized that I already knew what I needed to know to continue to be successful.

After that I then found a weight loss community on YouTube which helped me reach the rest of my weight loss goals. I had wonderful support and a great way to document my weight loss journey that could help others at the same time. I even won a contest put together by a fellow YouTuber that promoted a healthy lifestyle and diet. That contest really jumpstarted my exploration of exercise in my weight loss. In the first year I lost 98 pounds. I felt like I was becoming the person I was truly meant to be. As of today I have lost more than 150 pounds and continue to keep it off. I have never been happier.

Source: huffingtonpost

Originally posted 2013-03-24 12:42:19. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

28 Comments

  1. Marie Francis-Ng

    December 11, 2016 at 8:08 pm

    Well done

  2. Michaela MacAleese O'Brien

    December 11, 2016 at 6:23 pm

    Great job congrats

  3. Barbie Jean Holowell

    December 11, 2016 at 2:52 pm

    Fabulous

  4. Denise Schaffer

    December 11, 2016 at 1:45 pm

    Great job!

  5. Theresa Padovano

    December 11, 2016 at 5:52 am

    Congratulations

  6. Michele Elizabeth Paquette

    December 11, 2016 at 5:11 am

    Keep going!!

  7. Candy Hutch

    May 11, 2016 at 10:32 pm

    Sexy. Go girl.

  8. Sherry

    May 7, 2016 at 1:34 pm

    What you tube did you watch?

  9. Sherry

    May 7, 2016 at 1:34 pm

    What was the you tube you watched to loose weight?

  10. Maureen Shannon

    May 7, 2016 at 12:09 am

    You look terrific congrats to you !!

  11. Debra Avis

    May 6, 2016 at 10:39 pm

    You look AMAZING!!! WTG!!

  12. Kim Robinson

    May 6, 2016 at 10:31 pm

    wow you are amazing Kristine!

  13. Ashlee Leathers

    May 6, 2016 at 7:12 pm

    Same here, I would like to know about this You Tube group

  14. Gillian Gentles

    May 6, 2016 at 7:08 pm

    Inspiring

  15. Corky Mattox

    May 6, 2016 at 6:59 pm

    Way to go! A great accomplishment!

  16. Yvette Dubuc

    May 6, 2016 at 6:39 pm

    Brilliant

  17. Rika Van Hardeveld

    May 6, 2016 at 6:32 pm

    Congratulations, great job Kristine.

  18. Candace Evonne

    May 6, 2016 at 6:26 pm

    Congratulations!

  19. Phyllis Blottenberger

    May 6, 2016 at 6:25 pm

    Awesome!

  20. Theresa Padovano

    May 6, 2016 at 6:24 pm

    Good for you and congratulations

  21. Joanne Lennon-Koronczyk

    May 6, 2016 at 6:24 pm

    Amazing!!!

  22. Lynzie R. Poley

    May 6, 2016 at 6:23 pm

    Get it girl! You are amazing!

  23. Pat Sudak

    May 6, 2016 at 6:20 pm

    so great! It is very hard to do what you did. Great job!

  24. Linda Scott

    May 6, 2016 at 6:19 pm

    I would love to know more about the youtube community that she spoke of.

  25. Dianne Suzuki

    May 6, 2016 at 6:17 pm

    Amazing transformation…congratulations !!

  26. Yvette Dubuc

    May 6, 2016 at 6:12 pm

    Brilliant

  27. Angela Montanez

    May 6, 2016 at 6:10 pm

    Go girl!!!!

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