Kathryn Carpitcher starts each day on a positive note by reading a framed quote: “You’re beautiful, you’re amazing and you’re loved.” She’s on a mission to become the healthiest version of herself so she can fully enjoy her future family.
When Kathryn and her husband, Jeff, got married, they hoped a baby would soon follow. But it didn’t happen. “I was heartbroken,” Kathryn says. She was diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome, which makes it hard to get pregnant.
Plus, with a family history of heart disease, her doctor said she needed to lose weight and exercise. At 335 pounds, she was eating almost every meal out, and so was Jeff. “We didn’t feel good,” she recalls.
A Wake-Up Call
Then, her father died of a massive heart attack at age 57. “That’s when we decided to change our lifestyle.”
Inspired by her Walmart manager, Candie Holland, Kathryn downloaded the Thrive app. “Jeff and I both wanted to live better lives for ourselves and for the kids we hope to have.”
The couple started cooking healthy dinners together. Their favorites are beef stew with veggies, grilled chicken, and roasted asparagus. They eat without their phones nearby, which lets them connect and de-stress.
Next, the couple turned their garage into a mini gym. Eventually, she lost 45 pounds! In May, Kathryn got pregnant. Sadly, she had a miscarriage. The loss was devastating, but it proved that she can get pregnant.
“I love the Thrive Microstep about connecting with someone in a meaningful way. That’s what I did after the miscarriage. It was very healing.”