Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Earlier this year, around February, my mom embarked on a mission to get healthier and lose weight. Her health insurance co-pay is based on her BMI. In other words, she pays a higher co-pay if she falls within the obese or overweight categories. However, if you fall within one of those categories they will pay for your membership in a weight loss program. My mom chose weight watchers. She also dusted off her lifetime membership to Vic Tanny aka Silhouette nka Fitness USA. How many of you remember Vic Tanny?
I don't know her actual goal weight other than to change her health status. I saw her at Thanksgiving when she told me she lost 50 lbs and was down to 170. I could tell she lost weight because her clothes were loose. I just saw her again on Sunday to celebrate Christmas. She announced that she is now 163.
This 5'5, 60+ lady surpassed my 5'9, 40+ weight loss goal. I was hungry no more. This happens when you have trouble lifting your jaw off the floor. While I am disappointed in my lack of progress with weight loss, I am really happy for my mother's success. This just goes to show how people can have the same amount of time and choose to use it differently. She went for her goal and mine will become part of my 2012 vision board.
Good for you mom. Thank you for showing me that age and time is all relative. What matters is your commitment to yourself.