114 – Half Size Me: Enjoying Life While Losing Weight with Kari (who’s lost over 103 pounds so far!)

114-imageIn this episode of Half Size Me, Heather interviews Kari, a 37-year-old wife, mother, and blogger whose starting weight was 402.2 pounds.

She’s lost over 103 pounds so far and is on her way to achieving her goal of losing 247 pounds total. 

You’re going to love hearing more about her ongoing journey to live a healthier more fulfilling life!

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Kari’s Bio:I am a 37 year old wife and mother. I have struggled my entire life with my weight. I lost my first husband when we were both just 29 and I knew I had to make some changes because I was now a single mother. I joined Weight Watchers and was very successful losing about 60 pounds.

BUT, I met my current husband and very quickly gained ALL the weight back plus some. I truly thought that being obese was just my lot in life. That I was always going to be this way and I needed to learn to live with it.

There came a day when I realized that I was not really happy and not really living a life. I was merely existing. I knew I was not being the best mom, wife, friend that I could be. There were so many things I wanted to do with my kids, but I was too “fat” to do them: amusement parks, zip lining, canoeing, etc.

I reached a point where I truly believe that if I didn’t make a change, I would not survive another year. I knew that this time was for ME, not for anyone else. I rejoined Weight Watchers on November 1, 2012 (weighing my heaviest ever at 402.2 pounds) and have lost 103.6 pounds so far. I would like to lose 247 pounds altogether.

There are really not any words to describe how worth it this decision was for me. I am not even halfway to my goal and I already feel like a different person. 14 months ago I could barely walk from my car to the store without needing a break and now exercise is a part of my everyday routine.

I have so much more energy and can participate in more activities with my boys.And even better than the pounds lost, I have learned to love myself. I am not there 100% yet, but I am working on my self-esteem and my self-confidence. I am learning that I am worth these changes, I am worth feeling good, I am worth living up to my potential.

Thank you for reading my story.

To learn more about Kari, please click here.

In this episode, we talk about

  • how Kari started her blog to help others who also had a large amount of weight to lose.
  • why her realization that she’s a food addict has made her journey much better.
  • why Kari gives herself treats and permission to enjoy life while losing the weight.
  • and much more!


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About Half Size Me

Half Size Me is an hour-long, weekly podcast meant to inspire you and motivate you no matter where you are on your weight loss journey. If you’re just getting started losing weight, or if you’ve started and stopped so many times you’ve lost count, this is the show for you!

Hosted by Heather Robertson, who lost over 170 pounds by learning new eating habits, getting regular exercise, and, most importantly, changing her mindset. She shares her own lessons and struggles as well as how to handle to real challenge of any weight loss journey… weight maintenance.

So, join Heather every week as she shares information, inspiration, and interviews with women who’ve learned weight loss isn’t just about losing pounds, it’s about finding yourself.

Theme music, “Walk Alone” by Jim Armstrong courtesy of MusicAlley.com.

Disclaimer: Heather is not a doctor, nurse, or certified health professional and what works for her or her guests may, or may not, work for you. So, please be sure to talk with your doctor, dietician, or other certified health professional when seeking advice about your own weight loss or weight maintenance plan. All information included in The Half Size Me Podcast and on HalfSizeMe.com is for informational and inspirational purposes only.

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After losing 170 pounds by changing her mindset, developing healthier eating habits, and making exercise part of her lifestyle, Heather decided she wanted to help others who struggled along their weight loss journey. Along with her hubby, Joel, they founded HalfSizeMe.com and the extremely popular Half Size Me Show podcast.