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Saturday, July 28, 2012

One Year Anniversary of my Blog!

So today is the one year anniversary of my blog!  I cannot believe it has been one year since I began writing this blog.  So much has happened in my life with my band since then.

Some wonderful, some heart breaking, but the most important thing, is I have never given up!  I have kept moving along and am working to get to that place where my health is not just good but is great!

I have done some amazing work this past year.  I have also done it with Nichole which has made it that much more special, she has worked hard and has lost 70 pounds with out a band or surgery!

What have I might wonder, to have this type of success.  I have revamped my reward system and concentrated on making good decisions, and logging my food choices each and every day.  I still live by my band rules.  I also have incorporated exercise 6 times a week into my life.

I lost my band in March of this year.  I was devastated and scared when this took place. I had fear and anxiety that was just awful.  I know many who have lost their bands now or are probably headed down that road as well.

I think the biggest thing I have learned through all of this, is that the band is not what makes us successful, and it is proven itself for me to be true.  I have continued to lose even without the band, and I contribute that to my resolve.

I made a point to heal what was wrong with me in my head!!  Please hear that, I fixed what was wrong in my head, that made me choose food as a reward, and use it as a comfort. I no longer do this. I have realized that years of eating like a garbage disposal just made me horribly sick.  Obesity is a disease, and it is something that we as a country and world need to really focus on.  We are raising children with these bad habits and eating disorders and now our children are obese.

I am proud to say that my almost 9 year old grandson is now conscious about what he puts into his mouth, and he chooses water over soda.  Watching his mother and I this past year is rubbing off.  He asks to go walking with me, or running even. He can walk 5.25 miles with ease.

I am not the same woman who found this blogging community a year ago.  I was a beaten down, and feeling as a total failure a year ago, because of me regain!

Finding all of you, turned my life around.  I found support, friendship, and most of all inspiration.  I found that others were struggling as well, and that together we could achieve our goals.

I made a point of getting to BOOBS 2.0 and it was the best time  and I felt so welcomed by these women.  I love them.  I feel a part of their lives and they a part of mine.

I look forward to the next year and what it hold for me.  I no longer have a time frame for when I must be a certain weight.  I know that doing this only puts undo pressure on myself.  I just plan on eating right and exercising regularly and letting my body find it balance and normal.

Yes, I am still a scale whore, once a scale whore always a scale whore for me  LOL.  I am happy to see each day what my body does or does not do.  The days that the water weight creeps on, can still be maddening, I just am better equipped now to handle those days.

I look forward to BOOBS 3.0 and to the next chapter in this journey!

I am thankful for the 86 people who chose to follow me and this blog and journey, who take time to comment on my craziness and to give me encouragement along the way.  You make my blog worth so much more.

Love you all,


JRD said...

Love you lady! Congrats on your amazing success - you inspire me every day! Hugs!

Jen said...

Congrats on all your successes! So looking forward to meeting you!

Amy said...

see ya at Boobs! Congrats on 1 year!

RockBand Barbie said...

It has already been 4 months since you had your band removed?? I feel like it was just a few weeks ago. Happy blogiversary!! Can't wait to meet you in Chicago :)

Ronnie said...

You're awesome, Kristin. So glad you started this blog up and I was able to meet you last year, can't wait to see you this year.

Anonymous said...

Great year, Kristin. I am proud of how well you are doing without your band!

Lap Band Gal said...

Yay! Congrats! I love your posts :)

Butterfly said...

You are silly, I am close to 60 lbs not 70, but thank you LOL

jennxaz said...

congrats on your anniversary! Can't wait to meet you in Chicago

Steph said...

Sorry I am so behind in my commenting, but both you and your daughter are so inspiring. You have gone through the loss of your band and rather than accepting defeat, you grabbed it by the balls and squeezed. I am SO proud of you and can't wait to see you in Chicago!