About Me

 

Professional Bio:

Kristin Lloyd has been creating outstanding results for individuals, couples, and organizations for over 10 years as a highly-accomplished psychotherapist, transformational coach, college educator, and consultant. Through her invigorating and transformative facilitation skills, Kristin has been guiding individuals, couples, and executives to achieve dramatic breakthroughs in mindset and motivation, self-confidence, productivity, commitment, interpersonal communication, conflict resolution, stress reduction, and aligning with their soul's purpose as well as reinventing one's future for success.

She is now leading bariatric patients and bariatric candidates through massive mindset shifts to help them create lasting behavioral habit changes, emotional adjustments to lead happy and healthy lives by keeping the weight off and adjusting to the multitude of lifestyle changes that occur following bariatric surgery. 

Kristin is also a PhD candidate in Psychology, a certified coach, a licensed psychotherapist, speaker, author of the book Bariatric Mindset Success: Live Your Best Life and Keep the Weight Off after Weight Loss Surgery and the accompanying Bariatric Mindset Success 3-month and 6-month Accountability Workbooks (all available on Amazon), a prolific writer and currently a contributor for Obesity Help, The Obesity Action Coalition YWM blog, The Huffington Post and The Master Shift. 

Kristin was also most recently a speaker at the Obesity Help 2017 conference. 

 

The Skinny: 

I’m just like you.

I know the pain, the angst, the struggle and the doubts when it came to the weight and weight loss. I also struggled to know myself in the months following surgery.

I was different on the outside, yet the same on the inside. The old mindset was still there. The old "fat chick" was still living and breathing on the inside of this new phenomenal body. I knew changes had to be made.

 Does this sound familiar? 

Here's where my story begins. 

In was about seven years ago, when I was in my office seeing patients when I was hit with my own inner critic in between sessions, “you’re so fat and they see how big you are. How can you possibly help others if you cannot even help yourself?”

The voice was loud and disruptive. Up until that point, I was able to achieve amazing levels of success in life, but the one area that I struggled was my weight. I’d hit 411lbs at my highest and I had tried everything – diets, food plans, nutritionists, therapists, trainers, gyms, shots, hypnotherapy, wraps – you name it, I tried it!

I even went to one of the leading eating disorders specialists in my city hoping for some answers or insights into what seemed to be an obsession or addition with food. You know what she did?

 She put me on a diet plan!!

I was ready to put in the emotional work and the only thing she could come up with was a diet plan? Been there, done that! 

I was done! 

After all my years of searching, trying, and everything but beating my head against a wall, I knew bariatric surgery was the answer for me. 

In 2013, I had a vertical sleeve gastrectomy (VSG) or “gastric sleeve” for short. This surgery has saved and changed my life forever. I've lost 200lbs to date and have kept it off. 

I knew it wasn’t a quick fix and I knew I had to shift my mindset and my behaviors to keep the weight off long-term. There were other things too that I needed to shift - people pleasing, create firm boundaries, self-care as a priority, overcoming self-sabotage, and changing my thinking patterns so that I could have a healthy and successful life NOW that I've lost the weight. 

The biggest lesson I learned after losing all that weight... Wait for it! Wait for it!! 

It was NEVER about the weight. 

Actually, when the weight was there - it was ALWAYS about the weight. But once the weight was gone, the issues - the self-doubt, the lack of self-trust, the "not good enough, you're just a fat chick" voices were STILL there! 

Does this sound familiar? 

In fact, I realized quickly in my academic research that nearly 40% of all weight loss surgery/bariatric patients regain weight within 5 years of surgery because they don’t create a lifestyle change following surgery. Also, there's also evidence that even though you've lost the weight, there are still patterns of behavior that "fat thinking" is still an issue. 

Your pouch is a tool, it’s a way to achieve success and a bariatric mindset will get you there!

To feel as good on the inside as you look on the outside is just as important as the weight loss.

It's not just the physical change you are experiencing, it's the birthing of a NEW YOU in the process. 

Part of my passion is helping others to shift their mindset and achieve long-lasting weight loss through lifestyle change, and to help guide them to live richer, fuller lives in their careers, relationships, and more! 

I’ve been there, I’ve done this and have both the personal and professional experience to guide you to your long-term success through a bariatric mindset shift. 

Are you ready to meet the NEW YOU? 

 

 
weight loss progression

weight loss progression