Former Fat Girl of the Week

Former Fat Girl of the Week is a place for us to come to celebrate and learn from the success and achievements of one another. Former Fat Girls of the Week are regular women like you and me, living normal lives, but are extraordinarily inspirational. This is their time to shine, and I hope you are as inspired by them as I am.

Name: Mandi Kramer
Age: 31
Occupation: Cosmetologist

Mandi before

How often do you exercise?

4 - 5 times per week

What is your favorite workout?


Aubrey, Bob, and Mandi

What 5 food items are "must haves" in your kitchen?

  • popcorn
  • string cheese
  • oranges
  • turkey bacon
  • protein shakes

Mandi lost an amazing 92 lbs during The Biggest Loser Season 7!

What is your favorite motivational/inspirational quote?

"Feel the fear and do it anyway"

Mandi, now

How do you find balance in your life?

Taking an hour to exercise keeps me balanced.

Tara, Mandi and Laura at the BL7 After Party. I loved Mandi's yellow dress from the finale!

Last 5 songs listened to you on your iPod/mp3 player.

  • Pussycat Dolls, "I Hate This Part"
  • Mary J. Blige, "I'm Fine"
  • David Gray, "This Year's Love"
  • Jack Johnson, "Banana Pancakes"
  • The Killers -- All of their songs!
What is your greatest accomplishment?

My boys :-)

What do you love most about your body?

My smile

Mandi looks great!

Are you working towards a particular goal we can support you in?

Fat for Food Challenge -- its over on August 31 and I would like to lose 10-15 pounds!

Mandi and Bob at the BL7 after party

A bit more from Mandi ...

When I am asked what was the greatest thing I learned in my BL experience, I answer, ”I realized I am a lot stronger that I thought I was, inside and out. The thing that keeps me going and inspired the most is realizing how many people I inspired while I was there; it’s really humbling.”

Mandi, now. What an inspiration!

Since BL, I have started my own business with Jus International. I am super excited about it -- it is a Super Antioxidant Drink -- awesome nutrition! Just one ounce per day. Check it out!

Thank you Mandi for allowing me to interview you - I'm very proud to feature you as a Former Fat Girl of the Week! You were (and still are) very inspirational, and I know you've helped many women get up off the couch and make a change! My daughter Meghan, would also like to thank you for the autographed photo of you and Aubrey that you sent her!

Please be sure to visit Mandi at Mandi and Aubrey and Mandi Kramer NOW!



AzLinda said...

Wow, very inspirational for sure. Congratulations Mandi, you look strong and wonderful!

Michelle~ Your little girl is precious! My Daughter's name is Megan too, just spelled different ;)

Marcelle said...

Mandi is a total inspiration...thanks for sharing her story...she is beautiful...and wow what a smile.

Washing Away the Gain said...

Very cool! Michelle your daughter is so cute!!

Emmett said...

Great inspirational story Mandi. I found it interesting how you said your smile is the best part of you, great outlook!

Amy said...

You have a beautiful daughter, Michelle! Great, inspiring interview - thanks!

Betsy said...

Yay Mandi! I loved watching her on the show and love how she's still working so hard at staying healthy!

Deanna said...

Great post!! Mandi and Aubrey kicked butt, I loved them on the show and now they are even more of an inspiration ...they are continuing the success!! Love it!

Jen said...

OK Michelle...can I just say that you have the coolest blog/ideas/sites EVER!??! How can I EVER compete with your creativity and dedication to the internet sites? ha ha...oh yah...this isn't supposed to be a competition! ooops! :o)
ANYWAY! OMG-You have MANDI from BL on your BLOG? You are the stinkin' BOMB!
She is one of my BL faves and I am just stoked to hear that she is STILL doing so well! Awesome--just awesome!
Can't WAIT for the new season to start on 9/16!

Anonymous said...

Awww she is one of my favorite contestants! Glad to hear she is still doing so well!

Mesha said...

WAY TO GO MANDI!!! definitely loved cheering you on during the season and even moreso now! u've done great, you look great, you've inspired more people than you'll ever know and I think you are an incredibly strong, motivating, encouraging woman! i'm MORE than proud of you for your accomplishments and how you and each of season 7's contestants have changed my life. I started losing weight in February after watching the show for the first time by accident (i got locked out of my house and had to hang out @ my BFF's house). that was late January and I held back tears as I watched and for the first time i realized it WAS possible for me to do this. 80lbs later i'm seeing that I was right and i'm still doing this! lOOOONg was to go, but i'm glad to be going. Thanks Mandi for allowing your story to prove to others that this truly is attainable.

Mesha said...

btw - MICHELLE - u'r daughter is SOO so very cute! :)

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