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About Me

I’m just a single gal sharing her life story as it happens.

We’ll talk about life, love, running, weight loss, health & fitness and so many more things!

I hope to meet some new people and make some friends, while I share my story and my insights that took me on a journey from this:

to this:

through WeightWatchers & running.

I am a WeightWatchers lifetime member, at goal since 2008 and I have worked for WeightWatchers as a leader since 2009.

 

All views expressed are my own and do not necessarily reflect the views of Weight Watchers.

8 Comments

  1. Just read your guest post over at Mary’s wow!

  2. DCKate says:

    Found you on Mary’s blog! Congrats on the runs & weight loss, you look great. I am supposed to run my first 5k tomorrow, but I sprained my ankle yesterday! The doc said I can still run it, but I doubt I’ll be as fast as I’ve been training… oh well!

  3. Celia Shipe says:

    Found you on Mary’s blog! Congrats on the runs & weight loss, you look great. I am supposed to run my first 5k tomorrow, but I sprained my ankle yesterday! The doc said I can still run it, but I doubt I’ll be as fast as I’ve been training… oh well!
    +1

  4. Excellent work, and very inspiring, Kirsty. You are a real inspiration to me! I would love to meet with you and hear one-on-one about your weight-loss journey.

  5. Hi Kirsty, just stumbled on your blog. Congrats on your fitness and weight watchers success!!! I’m on Weight watchers now, and its always great to get ideas and inspiration from those of you who have worked so hard to get to goal. I also notice you live in Victoria. I’m in Vancouver, but lived in Victoria from the time I was 14 to 25. My parents are still there, and I love it. My husband and I hope to move back when work/life works that way! Anyway, thanks for your great blog, I look forward to your future posts.

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  7. Eva A James says:

    I stumbled accross your blog while searching to see if there was another Fort Rodd Historic Half Marathon (which I had done twice in 2010 and 2011). Congratulations on your weight loss success Kirsty. I also live in Victoria. I have also done many 10 Kms, 8 Km, and 5 Km races and 7 Marathons in Total and am training with Front Runner’s for the Half Marathon in Oak Bay and the Victoria Good Life Fitness 1/2 Marathon this year. I am a member of Every Step Counts and have completed 363 Runs (Sometimes walks) with them, which is a very friendly group to be a member of. It is a group for those who are marginalized in some way – and it is easy to google. I notice myself going down hill because I have reached 58, which is also an achievement seeing how many challenges life can throw at us. I noticed you also completed a Full in less than 4 hours which is a great achievement, something I can’t really do because of too many injuries (I.T. band pain and right knee pain) if I do really long distance, so am considering it to be really good if I can complete a half in over two hours, although I had done it in less than 2 hours previously – my best was the Nanaimo Half (september 2010) in 1:54:07.6 . My best weight was 153 and worst was 223 and am now 181 and trying to loose to get to an ideal weight of around 160 lbs (if possible). The greatest temptation for weight gain is Liquors which are very calorie rich. I am a member of A.A. and have now achieved 20 days of sobriety – although my problem was not as great as some of the other alcoholics. Some of the others have achieved far greater periods of sobriety, however. I must also search for weight watchers as well, as I could have time for that in the summer, as I am going to University now, taking Russian. I will follow your Blog, Kirsty, very interesting! My favourite training area is the 9.785 Km around Elk and Beaver Lake and have done that twice in a row (+ 1 Km ) to make the 1/2 in about 2 hours 10 minutes – at training pace. I find it difficult though, because I get mean comments about my appearance which I am very sensitive to and and very hurt by them. I need to wear ear-plugs so I don’t hear them. Generally it is much better to train with a group. Right now I am also training with the 2:15 to 2:30 group 1/2 Marathon Group in Front Runners.

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