No Longer Going to be the Fat Aunt
Monday, June 27, 2011
Howdy everyone! It's been ages since I've blogged so I thought I'd give it a shot and ramble a bit.
I've been sitting here reading other blogs, postings, the such and kind of looking back at my progress, or lack there of and devising a plan that I know I can do and commit to. I'm asking all of you as my Spark Buddies to hold me accountable and feel free to kick my rear when I start to slack. I have no reason not to be healthy - I read the things that people have gone through, personal struggles, illnesses, etc. and I'm in awe at what some people have faced and conquered. Now I need to conquer this battle of the bulge(s)!
I was on vacation a week ago and went down to Kansas to watch my nephew play basketball. He's such a sweet kid, a little onery but he's 17 - what can you expect? But I overheard him talking with a friend as I was coming up behind him. The friend asked him why he was hanging out in the lobby and he said "I'm waiting for my aunt to come". The friend says "Oh the fat one". I was crushed and held my breath as I waited for him to answer. And my nephew looked at him and said "no the fun one and don't call her fat".
He brought tears to my eyes and I realized that he didn't look at the weight, he looked at me as his aunt that loves him and would do anything for him (geesh one weekend I drove 300 miles just to follow him in a round of basketball games).
But the whole ordeal made me think of the fact that he may not see me as "the fat aunt" but others do. And it made me determined to get back on track, to eat better and get to moving. I've been on SparkPeople for over a year and have little to show, except for meeting some great people!
So, my friends, please feel free to push, prod or anything it takes to help keep me on track on this journey!