Ryan Reuille

Performance Purple Team

Ryan Reuille is a Fort Wayne native.  Ryan and his wife, Antoinette, have been married for 10 years and have a 6 year old son named Kellan.  Ruby, an 11 year old black lab, Daisy, a 3 year old yellow lab, and Daphne, a 1 year old cat, are the family pets.  Ryan has been employed by Crosby Excavating, Inc. since 2004.  Ryan’s hobbies include spending time with the family, golfing, and relaxing at the lake.  Currently, Ryan is completing a master’s degree in business management at IPFW. 


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5/17/2017

It is amazing that we are half way completed today!!  I am feeling great and getting better by the day.  I am happy to report that I actually had to get new jeans again... down another size.  The pool is working and I couldn't be happier.  I am really finding things coming easier and I have more energy to expend on the workouts.  I am also finding that I can recover from an intense workout quicker now.

Things are really getting crazy at work and school again.  I am really looking forward to the time when I get some real time for my family.  I feel bad about all the commitments that I have now and my wife and son are taking it like real champions.  They know that everything is going to become simpler with the new lifestyle that we have chosen and school ends.  I can't stress how blessed I am to have them in my life.

I have to give a big shout out to my teammate Miranda this week.  She finally had the big loss that she has been working so hard for.  It was great seeing her light up and the hard work paying off.  Miranda - we are so very proud of your accomplishment.  Keep up the great work!

 

5/12/2017

What a week this has been.  I was able to walk for my master's degree graduation (even though I still have 10 weeks of class yet!) and really turned up the workouts in the pool.  It's amazing how things that I struggled with is becoming easier in this short of a time.  I actually swam almost a mile without stopping before we had the workout session on Wednesday.  It has been a really long time since I could attempt to do something like that.  I am really falling in love with the gym again.  Hopefully I can get my feet/ankles worked out and I can begin running sometime soon.  I am really stressing about the half marathon.  I know that I am getting in better shape, but not being able to run at all is beginning to concern me.  One thing I do know is that I will be prepared.  Here's to another great week.

 

5/9/2017

I have to say, I received good news twice yesterday.  I lost 4 pounds at weigh-in last night.  This puts me over the 50 pound mark.  I am excited and ready to keep pushing forward to see how far we can go!!  I also received my semester grades... Straight A's.  Between these two accomplishments, I am really proud of my hard work and effort.

We also met a Kroger last night for our nutrition class.  It was really nice being able to walk through the store with our nutritionists and my team.  I received great insight to different possibilities for eating.  I really enjoyed this and learned quite a bit.  I also have to compliment the Purple team about how good of a week everyone had.  Let's keep up the great work!  I really am proud to be a part of this team and I can't wait to see what the future holds for us.

I am still in the pool this week, but things are getting better.  Even though I am in the pool, the exercise is there.  Today I swam 30 laps (36 laps = 1 mile) before our workout.  Then, I returned after the workout to get the last 6 laps in so I could finish the mile.  I plan to do this all week.  See everyone later!

5/5/2017

Here we are at the end of week 6!  Last week's weigh in was 9.8 pounds.  I am really happy with that (who wouldn't be).  This has been a tough week for me though.  I was sick Wednesday and Thursday.  Being sick, I did great with the eating portion, but hopefully missing workouts doesn't impact my weigh-in this week.  I am going to put some extra time in at Spiece tonight and this weekend to make-up for the missed workouts.  I still have to say that I am amazed by how far everyone has come.  I know personally there are things that were a struggle in week 1 that are now coming easy.  I actually had to buy a pair of jeans that are 2 sizes smaller than when we started already.  Yay!  I want to keep this up and continue forward with the lessons that we are learning here.  It is such a blessing to be a part of FWSW.  Thank you again to everyone that makes this possible.

4/25/2017

It is now week 5, and I can't believe how fast the time is flying by.  It's amazing how far all of us have come.  Last night was the weigh-in and I had a good week.  I lost 6.2 pounds.  It's not as much as I was hoping for, but I will take it.  Rick issued a new challenge to all the contestants today.  It is to climb 100 flights of stairs on the stairmaster timed.  Since I am still in the pool, due to injury, I have to swim 1/2 a mile timed.  We all have to do this twice this week.  I know that it is going to be hard, but I can do it.

During last night's nutrition class, we met at St. Francis and the students prepared us samples of healthy meal ideas.  It really was amazing how delicious the items were.  The Olive Twist was there also.  That is an incredible store.  I never knew that a simple Vinegar and Oil salad dressing could taste so good.  I plan on stopping there this week!

On a different note, things are getting hectic for me this week.  I am in "finals" week of my 3rd module.  By Saturday I still have to complete my portion of a 20 page paper, one 7 page paper, and one 5 page paper.  I also have two final exams on Saturday.  I'm not sure how I am going to be able to sleep this week, but it will all get completed.

Finally, I have physical therapy again tomorrow.  I don't want to rush things, but I hope I can get back to working out with the group.  The pool is great, and we work hard, but I really want to be able to get out and start running again... not to mention that I think I have swimmer's ear now.  We will see.  The team at Summit Physical Therapy is great and I am feeling so much better.

Here's to another week!

 

4/18/2017

Well, this week's weigh in wasn't the greatest for me.  I only lost 1.6 pounds last week.  I keep in my mind the fact that we need to look at this as a 2 week period though.  It is disappointing, but I had a loss and this week is going to be better.  Today's workout was a great one.  A big thank you to E.J. for showing us alternatives that will work with our injuries.  I am looking forward to the remainder of the week and continuing making each day better than the last.

 

4/17/2017

Here we are with week 3 in the books.  Time is flying by so fast right now!  I am ready for tonight to see how I have been progressing.  I know that my nutrition was on point, even with having Easter dinner yesterday.  I stayed on track though.  We brought our own bison, salad, and vegetables to snack on.  Everyone was very supportive and encouraging.  It is nice to know that I can do something like that and not feel like I have to eat what is there.

Another update, I was instructed by Andreas, our physical therapist, to do my workouts in the pool for the time-being.  It looks like it is going to be at least another 2 weeks in there.  Everyone assures me that the pool workouts are just as strenuous as the group, and I can attest to that.  The reasoning for being in the pool is my Achilles tendon is having issues and Andreas is concerned that it could possibly tear.  So, pool here I come on a mission.

The next two weeks are going to be incredibly hard for me though.  My graduate classes are coming to an end for this module and the work is piled on.  It's going to be a miserable two weeks until I can get a break from the immense workload, but I know that I can handle it.  I just hope that I can appease everyone and keep moving forward.  I know that time management is going to be difficult and that my family is where time is going to have to be cut, but I keep looking to the future and seeing that this for the better and things will settle back down eventually.  I am just blessed that my wife is so willing to help and understanding of what I have going right now.  She really is the best!

Hopefully I can get on tomorrow and keep everyone reading updated to my progress.

Thanks.

 

4/11/2017

The Performance Purple Team had a great night last night!!  We won the weekly competition for the average weight loss per person.  Personally, I had an 8.4 pound loss.  It's a great thing, and I hope that we can continue winning.

I can't believe that we are beginning week 3 already.  It is amazing to think how far each of us has come.  This mornings workout was intense.  I really loved it though.  I know that there is no way I could have made it through today's workout two weeks ago.  I have to say that I really think this season is great!!  The support that you feel from everyone is truly a blessing.  I love how each day we all push ourselves to the limit and everyone is cheering one another forward to succeed.  I am excited to see what this week will bring for all of us.

So, Easter weekend is coming up.  Personally, I have a plan in place and my family's support to stay committed.  While the family is going to eat ham and the sides, my wife and I are going to bring our own meal and support each other to stay on track.  I really am looking forward to also going out on the Easter Egg hunt with my son.  It's times like those that make all the hard work worth it.

4/5/2017

What a great first week!!  I had an incredible weigh-in... 21.6 pounds.  I know that kind of loss isn't going to be the norm, but I will take it.  My goal is to stay on track and the numbers will come.  So far this week, the training sessions are getting more intense, but that's good.  It's Wednesday and I find myself looking forward to the pool workout tomorrow.  The pool workout last week was intense, and I can't wait for this one. 

One thing that I thought about today was how I took everything for granted after completing the program last time.  I gave myself excuses from staying on track, you know the old, "I will get back on it tomorrow." thing.  I am ashamed at how far I let things go.  On the positive side though, everyone is very supportive.  I know that I can make the change and this time it is going to stick.  I encourage anyone reading this to take the first step and reach out.  You will find that is the hardest thing to do.  Don't let embarrassment, ego, or pride dictate your decision.  We all need help and FWSW is a great family for that!!

 

3/28/2017

Yesterday was our first weigh-in and today was our first meeting for exercising.  I have to say, there have been highs and lows from both days.  I am disappointed with how far things have gone in the wrong direction for me.  I always knew that I was putting weight back on, but it wasn't until I started seeing pictures and began the exercise today that I knew how bad things have gotten.  Things that seemed easy in the past are now complicated.  I will say that everyone in FWSW is supportive.  The encouragement and true compassion that you feel in the group is amazing.  I really missed this and I can't express my appreciation / gratitude to be a part of the FWSW family.  I know that I can do it and it will be hard, but worth every ounce of effort and drop of sweat.

 

3/23/2017

Last night was our assessment at Three Rivers Running Company.  I have to tell everyone how great of a company they are!!  They are very supportive of our upcoming journey and were there to help up with any questions and concerns that we had.  It was also great to see all the fellow contestants there.  Everyone is getting excited to start this journey.  Personally, I am ready and excited also.  I am looking forward to getting to know everyone better while we make this transformation in our lives.

 

3/20/2017

Well here we go for season 10.  Orientation was yesterday, and it was a bittersweet return for me.  I am very grateful for the FWSW family to give me this opportunity to complete this program again, yet I am disappointed for allowing myself to get this far lost.  I am very excited to start though.  It looks like I am part of a great team that is going to support each other all the way!!  Here's to starting a lifestyle change!

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  • Your doing awesome, glad the pool is working and we all know that is the easiest on your body for now. With that said we miss you being over with the group, as you do bring a great work ethic. Congrats on getting school out of the way, for those who make excuses.... they need to look at your busy life. Great job, so glad your a part of Season 10 FWSW. Thanks Rick and Tina

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  • Guest (Ashley)

    Again, congratulations on walking at your graduation! The fact that you are pursing a Masters Degree during FWSW is incredible and says so much about your drive and determination for creating a better life for you and your family. We are so proud of you! I am so glad you are keeping a positive attitude while in the pool. You are making the best of it, and continuing to lose those pounds. We miss you at the runs of course, but your health and safety are most important. Keep up the great work!

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  • Ryan-
    We are SO proud of you! You lost another 9.8 lbs this past week! LOVE you had to buy new jeans! CELEBRATE all the accomplishments! GEEZ, six weeks later new clothes, truly outstanding!

    I know you feel discouraged because you were sick this week, BUT 80% is diet and sounds like you stayed on track WOOO HOOOO! We know you are working so hard. We know its not easy to be in the pool without the whole group, but we are happy Christian and Jon are with you too. Its great to have Kim and Nicole making sure you all get a great workout. They are a HUGE blessing to us!!

    Week 7 is here! Time will continue to go so quickly, take time to embrace every second:)

    Let's do this!

    Blessings,

    Tina and Rick
    FWSW

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  • Thanks for sharing what schoolwork you are getting done along with FWSW and everything else in your life! Making no excuses. Your a great example! Looking forward to some of those things being behind you. Great job at weigh in. Your very motivating to all watching you. Keep it up. Thanks Rick and Tina

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  • Great weigh in tonight! Your hard work is not being hindered because of injury, you are still rockin it! Well done!!!

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  • Ryan-
    KEEP positive and know you are doing GREAT! You may have had a little loss last week but did you write how much you have lost to date??? YEAH, its a big deal 31 lbs!!!! CELEBRATE the positives and your hard work!!
    Please know you are pushing hard and the alternative workouts WORK!! You are a go getter and we know you know what to do. Please know we are all here to help you every step of the way!!
    Week 5 here we come!!
    Let's do this!!
    Blessings,
    Tina and Rick
    FWSW

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  • Guest (stephanie)

    I know you have a lot going on now. Keep up your meal planning and eating well. It will help you get through it! Purple proud!

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  • Thank you for all of the kind words of encouragement. This morning I was pretty bummed until I got there and then it all hit me when I had a great team and support. Today's workout was great. I liked the alternative and boy do I feel it. I am hoping to not be on injury for very long but I do know whatever happens you will always be there and I thank you for that

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  • Guest (Cicely Ware)

    Ryan,

    Great job so far in the program! You are doing amazing and you are definitely leading by example. I know it can be frustrating being in the pool right now but keep your head up. You have lost this weight before and we know you can do it again! This is definitely your second chance and use it to your advantage. Remember: "If it was easy... Everyone would be doing it!" "If it doesn't challenge you ... It doesn't change you!"

    CeCe

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  • Nice weigh in! I have confidence you will continue to post big numbers, most impressive was how you prepared for Easter with your wife. Changing old habits to make this time forever is what we want most. Your on your way. Thanks Rick and Tina

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