Thursday, May 27, 2010
My oldest sister came up with her family for our big family get-together/ camping trip. She's noticeably much thinner! I'm so proud of her for sticking with it over such a long period of time! A little over a year ago, she and I were the same weight. Then a few months later, I was losing while she was not. Then, I gained back and she has been losing. But she's really been sticking with it. I mean, really. She lost a good 10% of her body weight since I last saw her at Christmas. It's inspiring. I look at her and think, "She weighed the same as I did half a year ago, but has lost a lot of weight since then. If I do something consistent for that long, it's possible for me to get there too!" Sometimes, it feels like it's only possible to get to the brick wall I hit before. She is an example to me that that's not true, though.
I was looking through a few photos earlier today, and saw some from a brother's wedding in 2004. My sister, Naomi, was overweight back then. It's strange to see how round and full her face looks in the pictures. She didn't seem that overweight then, but looking back, I can see it. Her face is a lot thinner, now that she's at the weight her doctor wants her at. I think that girls in our family tend to show it in the face a lot when we gain and lose. I wonder what I'll look like.
My brother, Mark, has been working out and slimming down too. A couple of weeks ago, he ran a half marathon! I'm so proud of him.
It's good to see the tables turning, and overweight/ obese becoming less and less of the majority in my family. I want them to live! I'm so glad that positive health changes are contagious. :)
Now, I've got to use this as fuel to reach my goals. First stop will be losing 10 pounds in 5 weeks. I think I can, I think I can! June 23, here I come!
(3 day camping trip starts tomorrow, and I won't be able to track calories online as I go. Note to self: To healthfully camp, you must hike off more calories than you consume eating hot dogs and s'mores. Read the nutrition facts, and move, move, move!)