Monday, March 10, 2008

Happy Anniversary!

A year has gone by. I still have a hard time believing it but, it's been an entire year that I have maintained my 100 pound weight loss. I have a mixed sense of emotions today as I think back over all that has happened this year. I am proud that I lost the weight of course, but not of the method in which I lost it. I am even prouder though that I have persevered and maintained my loss instead of giving up and giving in. I think I have learned more this last year than I have in the last 10 years. So without further ado, a humorous look at 10 things I've learned since leaving the Kimkins program.

Top 10 Things I’ve Learned Since Kimkins

10) Never trust a Russian Bride.

9) There are many ways to lose weight, starvation included, however not all methods come with a guarantee that you will retain your hair.

8) I did not get fat eating fruits and vegetables!

7) God has created a glorious rainbow of nutrition for me to partake in, and He intends for me to utilize it.

6) I can thoroughly enjoy eating healthfully using all 5 senses, and shift my focus from eating “because it’s there” to indulging in the satisfaction that nourishing my body provides.

5) There really are real people out there who do not lie about themselves or who they truly are, and they’re pretty darn nice too.

4) I must be more careful with my money.

3) Dizziness, nausea, and lightheadedness should NOT accompany NORMAL weight loss methods.

2) Food is to be savored with anticipation, not feared.

1) I am worth transforming my view of “me.” If I accept myself for who and what I am, I will only grow happier by treating myself right and losing/keeping weight off permanently for my own health and betterment.


Laura said...

Happy Anniversary, Christin!

I'm so glad that you are away from Kimkins and focusing on getting your health back.

Thank you for sharing your journey with us.

Justin Wallraven said...

Congratulations Christin,
I so very happy for you!

Jeanessa said...

Christin, congratulations! And many more happy, healthy years to come.....

Amy Dungan (a.k.a Sparky's Girl) said...

Happy Anniversary Christin! I'm so glad you are maintaining and learning to be healthy and happy just being who God made you to be. Your a very special friend! ((HUGS))

Mayberryfan said...


You continue to be an inspiration to all of us! Congratulations! I hope this next year brings you many wonderful delights, surprises, and the proof that justice, like weightloss, is worth the struggle to attain!

Deni said...

What great lessons learned! :)

Trista said...

Congratulations Christin! We are all proud of you! :)

2BIG4MYSIZE said...

Happy anniversary.
What an amazing job you have done. you have beat the odds in maintaning for a yr too.

Becky said...

I'm a little late to the party, but---

Happy Anniversary, Christin!

Congratulations on this milestone.

Magicsmom said...

Happy Anniversary, Christin! You deserve to be happy, and we are proud of you.

Mjr said...

Happy 1 year Anniversary~

I guess there are some things to be thankful for in this whole Kimkins mess. You've learned a GREAT deal about your body, mind and soul. That has to be liberating. Congrats to you, Christin - not just for the weight loss - but, for the lessons learned.


cleochatra said...

Congratulations to you.

You've grown in your low-carb lifestyle as you've whittled away your waistline. Here is to health and many years of maintenance.

Just say Nyet to Russian models...

Debi said...

YAY!!! Happy Anniversary Christin!!! Here's to many more anniversaries with maintained weight loss following a healthy lifestyle!

S said...

Kristen, I don't know if you would remember me, but you gave me alot of helpful advice when I started Kimkins. I am now at my goal wt with a 60 lb loss. I have not had the health issues that your talking about, and I don't understand, I followed the plan to the letter, lost the wt rapidly, had minimal hair loss, no nausea, no lightheadedness, no fuzzy head, no chest pain, no bad blood tests. I am speaking from my heart, I really didn't have any of these things. I am sure that the drastic wt loss would not be good for someone with a known or unknown condition to which this way of eating worsens it, but I must not have. I have maintaining my wt loss since October 3, 2007 using the Carb addicts plan combined with Kimkins for my breakfast and lunch. This has worked for me, and I didn't even get sick when I quickly added off plan foods for my Carb Addicts Dinner....So, am I missing something that has happened to you or did you have a health history...alot of the main health issues that i heard about were after I was at goal or near it, so if I was going to have any it would have been too late, but I didn't and I feel GREAT! I love the new me.