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Mom made the commitment and surpassed my goal weight!

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.

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    Wow this is fantastic, I embarked on a mission with my mom as well around this time and she surpassed me in fitness. She was working out harder amd working out longer. Sounds like our moms are determined kudos to our moms. emoticon
    2059 days ago
    I wish I had her plan! emoticon emoticon to her!!!!

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    2215 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/22/2012 6:18:54 PM
    emoticon to you and your mom, for putting a plan together and succeeding with it. Just step your game plan up a little more and you with be successful also.
    2272 days ago
    Kudos to your mom! That's awesome. Good luck to you! You can do it!
    2272 days ago
  • KARENA228
    You can do it.
    2272 days ago
  • MIZPAM25
    Congratulations to your mom ! Best wishes on your journey in 2012! emoticon emoticon
    2273 days ago
    You should be very proud of your mother, but you should be proud of yourself, too. I know how tempting it is, but comparing the absolute "pounds lost" or even "% body weight" lost doesn't necessarily provide a clear picture of progress. For example, one person could do a lot of cardio and no strength training, end up losing lots of muscle and fat, and end up with a slower metabolism. Another person who starts off with more muscle, or builds it through strength training, might lose fewer pounds but end up fitter, stronger and slimmer, and with a higher metabolic rate that allows her to eat more without losing weight. Or one person might be fighting a slow metabolism due to a thyroid or other condition and therefore every ounce lost might have required a lot more effort than another person had to exert to lose the same amount of weight.
    2273 days ago
    Great for you mom and now do I do makes more sense if your mom say it. She has thrown age excuse out of the door.
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    2273 days ago
    That is amazing, congratz to her and good luck to you! emoticon
    2273 days ago
  • IFFUR77
    so proud of your MOM!!
    best of luck in 2012
    2273 days ago
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