Monday, July 5, 2010

First week after FR

Well, I have been home a week now and I have to say it hasn't been as hard as I thought it would be to stay on track! I am PROUD to say, that I still have not had any fast food!!! (Subway doesnt count) I exercised 5 out of the 7 days, and managed to lose 10 pounds! I was told at FR that the first week after you get back you will continue to lose rapidly, so I am glad that was true!!

So, from my heaviest weight, at the beginning of this year, I have lost a total of 43 pounds! I have GAINED way more then I have lost. Not in weight, but in knowledge. Knowledge about food, exercise, and most importantly about myself. I have learned that I am WORTH IT!! I have learned that I am important enough to be doing something for myself for a change, and if others have a problem with that, then too bad. I have learned that I can't keep putting others first, especially when it puts me in a vulnerable situation. I have learned that I HAVE WILL POWER!!! I have learned that water really isn't that bad....as long as it is COLD enough.

I went back to work today (well, actually last Friday but then I had the weekend off), after having 5 weeks off, and have realized that I actually missed it! And come to find out, they missed me too (well, that is what they say anyway) LOL. I am lucky to have a job that I enjoy and that is so rewarding.

There are other areas of my life that I am definately still working on, but I think .....no, I KNOW, that the 4 weeks I spent away from home have helped me realize what is and isn't important in my life, and I will forever be greatful to all the people (staff and guests) at Fitness Ridge!! THANK YOU!!!

5 comments:

Sabine said...

I am soooo proud of you.
I really hope that you will be able to tackle all this other things in your life.
It's pretty amazing that you did not do fast food for a week, knowing that this was one of your weak spots.
And 10 pounds....WOW!!!!!!
Just got home this morning on the redeye. Lost 8 pounds (which is pretty hige for my size) and best of all 4.5 inches at the waist (also referred to as my "midlife crisis")
Keep moving along and keep posting...
Greetins from Waterloo, Ontario.
Sabine

Anonymous said...

yay yay yay for you!!! congratulations on all the progress you have made-- continue to be brave and courageous and to break through barriers and over hurdles...
take care-
joan griffith
blfr june 6.2010

CdnLilac said...

Congratulations Kristy! Another 10 pounds is amazing!! I am so encouraged to hear that you were able to get back to the real world fairly smoothly - I'm having a bit of anxiety with the food right now, but last night I made the vegetarian lasagna and was pretty happy with the results.

Take Care,
L

ultramichelle said...

You are so inspirational. Wow I love that you can make it look easy thou we know it is work and you are doing it. Keep up the hard work and if it seem easy its just because you are strong.

Mom said...

Congratulations! You are a true inspiration~ thanks for sharing your journey. I keep dreaming of going to FR, and am encouraged by your blog! Thanks for sharing, and keep up the good work!
Enjoy
Laura