Kristin has been an invaluable resource and mentor for me as I've gone through the process following gastric bypass surgery. She's been a great support system as I've struggled with emotional changes through the weight loss. After I'd lost about 178lbs., I had realized the weight was gone but I was still thinking about myself as "fat" and was still struggling with shame, doubt, self-criticism, and emotional baggage. It was clear to me that I had to shift my thinking and the whole time I thought it was about the weight, clearly it wasn't. I'm much more confident in who I am and in my career and relationships. I highly recommend working with her.
It was about two years after I got the gastric sleeve surgery that I thought I needed to work with someone to kick start my weight loss after experiencing a stall. I wanted someone who knew what I'd gone through and who would understand the emotional aspect and to help me refocus.
I found Kristin during a time when I needed accountability and support but the online forums were too crowded and I had a lot of shame built up. I didn't want to share my struggles on the internet in such an open way. I wanted something more one on one. I love that Kristin is a counselor and a mentor because she can see beneath things that my nutritionist couldn't. I also love her very direct "kick ass" style because she always calls me out on my excuses and knows when I'm trying to pull something over on her. As a result of our work together I've move past all my "stalls" and have gone on to get to my goal weight. She's also helped me as I've started to enter into my first romantic relationship since surgery. Working with Kristin after surgery has really changed my life.
I found Kristin at a time when my relationship was falling apart and loved that she had experience with bariatric patients and even had the surgery herself. I had weight loss surgery and while I thought it would be great for my life and my marriage my husband became very jealous of how good I looked and it took a toll on our marriage.
Working with Kristin has been a godsend because through mentoring she helped me see how Matt was threatened by my new body, fearing I would leave as I changed into "my new self" and helped me work on our relationship. I've got a new body, a better marriage and couldn't be happier.