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Sibling Rivalry

Monday, January 28, 2013

There's just no winning in this family. I mean I cannot catch a break. My sister stopped by on her way back home and she mentioned that she went on a diet, is working out AND has a personal trainer. I can't afford a personal trainer so this is all on me. Ok fine you can't blame the trainer either if you don't get the results you want but she can get to a gym, has all the equipment to work out with and some drill sergeant to kick her hind tail in gear. I've got squat. emoticon She's already lost ten lbs and 5 in as well. I've lost 8 and no inches. The only difference between the two of us is she has 100 lbs to lose and I have 30. I know I shouldn't be moaning about just having to lose just 30 lbs but it's hard for me to lose it and keep it off. With her off to a start like that just makes me feel emoticon and emoticon
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    You my have only lost 8 pounds but that is almost a third of your goal. Your sister is only a tenth of the way there. Stay strong you can do it.
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    1881 days ago
    You can do this. Concemtrate on you and not your sister. emoticon
    1881 days ago
    If your sister has a 100 pounds to lose, then you should be happy as her sister that you have inspired her to get her weight under control. I don't know the backstory but I can identify somewhat. My little sister asked for my help to lose weight because I had done it before but found myself gaining back all the wieght I had lost. I thought it would be a win-win. She was 60 lbs heavier than me. I was working my butt off and she was back and forth with her commitment. We were losing the same amount of weight (which shouldnt be since I was so much smaller) but everyone would congratulate her and tell her how proud they were of her. And I didnt feel like she gave me any credit or acknowledgement for all that i did for her to lose the weight (like waking her up in the morning for workouts, creating the workouts, making her a meal plan, buying her running shoes, paying for her bootcamp). But at the end of the day, she is my sister and I was happy that she was finally doing something about her weight. Halfway through I also decided for my own sanity it would be best for me to worry about me and concentrate on my success. When I did that, she slowly fell out of routine and I continued to lose weight. The good news though is that she eventually found her own spark and drive and is doing it without me having to push her.
    1881 days ago
    Don't beat yourself up over it. My sister is the same way. She wants me to go to the gym with her and everything, and I simply can't afford the money nor can I afford babysitter's for the kids. Not to mention the fact that we have one vehicle and my husband has it all day at work. And she still don't get it. She may have more to lose and access to ways to do so, but you both are on a similar journey. Be proud of yourself for recognizing your weight being out of hand a lot earlier than her and keep doing this for yourself. You will be much happier that way. Sending lots of love and hugs your way. Keep your head high, you deserve it.

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