Extreme Weight Loss: Our Fit Fashionista – Kim!

Ladies and gentlemen…our Fit Fashionista, Miss Kim Williams!! It was quite the year for Kim, and the journey definitely wasn’t all smooth sailing, but by now you know that no journey ever is!

Kim’s transformation was about taking the leap of faith. Fear had dictated so much of Kim’s existence and had kept her stuck in a miserable state. She was terrified to try to lose weight, in fear that she would fail. She was terrified to move to New York City to pursue her childhood dreams, in fear that she wouldn’t be successful. She was terrified to confront her father about her childhood, in fear that she would lose connection with her family.

There was only one way Kim could break free from this prison of fear. She desired a new life so badly, that she chose to take a leap of faith. In life, there are no guarantees, but as the great Wayne Gretzky says, “You’ll always miss 100% of the shots you never take.”

She chose to trust in us and in the program we created for her, she chose to trust that she could speak her mind to her father and family and that they would still accept her, but most importantly, she chose to trust in herself – in her drive, talent, and determination. After years of failures, it was hard for Kim to trust in herself, but as her journey began, and she won small victory after small victory, she began to realize that she IS capable of doing extraordinary things! And extraordinary is exactly what she became. ☺

Her transformation was as fierce as she is, which made for one exciting year with this beauty! For some behind-the-scenes from the fabulous Miss Kim, check out the video below! Spoiler alert… she may have given the best Heidi impression we’ve seen all season! HILARE!

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Check out Kim’s website www.iambellabeauty.com, or you can find her on social media here:



  What I wore:

The exact jumpsuit I wore for Kim’s finale was a bit pricey, so I found this gorgeous “Dress for Less” version here: Laundry by Shelli Segal!

The tie dye maxi I wore for Kim’s surprise is no longer available!! So sad, but here is another to peek at for those asking: Mandy Multicolor Maxi Dress !


  1. Teresa - December 12, 2015

    I have watched so many episodes, I’m hoping I got this right… There was a water pitcher featured at some point that filtered the water quickly and it helped her make the choice for water over other beverages… can you tell me the water filtration pitcher that was featured.
    thank you.

    • Team Powell - December 12, 2015

      Hi Teresa: I’m so sorry, but I don’t know what type of pitcher that was. 🙁

  2. Marta - September 6, 2015

    Hi Heidi,
    I watch the show in Poland and just wanted you to know that you really inspired me:) I’ve never struggled with obesity, wich is actually the main reason why I became lazy and never enjoyed sport or paid much attention to healthy diet – I was slim anyway.
    I’m not in to tv shows like this but theres something amazing about you and chris…and whatever that is it convinced me to get on my bike, start running and eat 5 meals a day.
    Your passion is contagious! 🙂 well you have at least one Polish fan 😀

    Ps. Sorry for my English grammar 😉

    • Team Powell - September 6, 2015

      Hi Marta: This is amazing – thank you for sharing this with us. You got this!

  3. Kristin - September 4, 2015

    Hey there! I’m really curious what the recipe is in Kim’s EWL episode for the dish that was made in the kitchen with Rocco which was made with shredded cauliflower. I appreciate the help! And I love this show, really inspiring!

  4. Wendy - September 3, 2015

    I was totally invited by Kim after watching her transformation and I could relate. Just under. A year ago I had a knee injury and I haven’t been able to get my head back In the mountain biking and played it very safe. We are an active family and my husband and 2 children race mountain bikes competitively. Me, well I sit on the side lines and take pictures. I do pre ride all the courses but not with the conviction I had before and my body is showing it as I know I need to lose 30 lbs for sure! I have read Chris book but the carb cycling seems confusing but I might just need to re read it. I always thought that carbs where my problem and tried to avoid them. I know it’s about making the right choices and that’s what I have a problem with. This Tuesday when my kids go back to school I will enrol in a gym(even though I have equipment here in the basement) and focus on me. I’m 47 and losing the weight has always been a struggle all my life. My husband says I’m beautiful and have a great figure(typical Eurpoean figure with big hips and small waist) but I’m not seeing it. I used tori de myself on my flat belly my now have a bulge that I need to get rid of. I’ve always carried my weight in my legs (big thighs) and they are powerful due to years of skiing and now cycling but have excess fat. Any suggestions on where to start to get me back to where I want to be. I do know I have some emotional issues to resolve and get over- I grew up with a brother calling me thunder thighs and that’s how I see myself. Help!

    • Team Powell - September 3, 2015

      Hi Wendy: Thank you so much for your post! Since you already have the book, here’s a post that will outline the basics for you to help get you started: https://heidipowell.net/9060. And be sure to follow all the links in the post – they’ll give you some very helpful info! And it sounds like you’re already on the right track to beginning your transformation journey – you got this!

    • Wendy - September 4, 2015

      Thank you for your reply. I just realized that spell check really messed my message up but you got the jist of it. I will keep you posted!

  5. hiba - September 3, 2015

    Hi team how r you…me also need weightloss tips

    • Team Powell - September 3, 2015

      Hi Hiba: You can get some amazing tips to help get you started on your transformation journey in this post: https://heidipowell.net/9060. And be sure to follow all the links in the post too. You got this!

  6. Jenn - September 2, 2015

    I need help.. Not happy.. Never looked like this before.. Sad depressed angry. Don’t wanna live anymore like this… I NEED HELP BUT NOONE WILL HELPE CUZ IM NOT RICH.. theses surgeries I had to have changed me.. I’m not happy.. I’m depressed … My husband won’t touch me.. But I’m not rich or obeise on a sense so noone will help me… Please help me

    • Team Powell - September 2, 2015

      Hi Jenn: Thank you for your post, and I’m so sorry you’re having such a difficult time. I’d like to share some tools Chris and Heidi have made available for all of us to use to achieve our transformation goals, and you can find these tools in this blog post: https://heidipowell.net/9060 (be sure to follow all the links in the post). And since you mentioned you’ve had some surgeries, please be sure and discuss this program with your healthcare team first, and then follow any modifications they might recommend. We want to keep you safe as you’re working to achieve your goals. You can totally do this! Just take things one step at a time.

  7. janell - September 2, 2015

    I understand your comment that the jumpsuit you wore was pricey – but I MUST have it! Can you please tell me who it was made by and where I can purchase? Thank you!

    Janell Pottorff

    • Team Powell - September 2, 2015

      Hi Janell: There’s a link to a similar jumpsuit at the bottom of this post – enjoy!

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