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Can't believe my brother and I are nearly the same weight!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

My brother has been a big guy for a long time. He's only 33 but he too has struggled with his weight for awhile. I had noticed through the months that he was slimming down. With the start of the new year he actually decided to attempt to lose weight. With the weight he had lost over the last few months it was related to making some changes but not an aggressive attempt on his part. But now he is deliberately losing weight and even joined a gym. So as he was heading to the gym the other day I asked him what his weight was down to only to realize he was only 15 more than I was! He has quietly managed to lose about 60 pounds. Yes, I'm sure you wonder how I didn't realize he had lost so much but like so many of us even as he lost weight he continued to wear the same old clothes, which are now baggy, so it was hard to see his weight loss.

So being that he is six years younger than me and a man, I know it won't be long before he surpasses me. I'm already not too far from my boyfriend's weight and now my brother can pass me up. Both of them are changing their ways too so it is great that all of us are improving our lives but my competitive side is thinking game on! I need to remember this moment on the days that I am tired from having to care for my daughter and her health challenges and I just want to grab whatever is around. Take last night. I was tired last night and we were returning from a doctor's visit and we went to Subway and of course I didn't make a healthy choice even with all the healthy choices available. But isn't that what this lifestyle change is all about, making healthy choices? In that moment I didn't make a good choice but I didn't let it deter me. I got up this morning and started fresh and worked out with my new weight loss buddy after work and then had a healthy dinner later. I have to keep my eye on the prize-a new and improved me!

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  • RUNNER4LIFE08
    Sounds like you have some healthy competition! I get like that too. My hubby weighs less than me and it really bugs me. Only one way to change it.....

    Lets do it!


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  • FORBANDE
    These little motivators do help to fuel the fire! You're right, keep your eye on the prize and it will be yours!!

    Great job!!!
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  • MSHUFFNPUFFN
    Stay positive and "the prize" will be yours!! Good deal that you and your brother and boyfriend are making healthy changes. Hang in!!!

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  • JEN_BACK2BASICS
    Healthy competition is a great motivator!
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  • KOFFEENUT
    It's always a shock when we realize "I weigh about the same as ....", whether it is your brother or a popular NFL linebacker! I'm glad it got your competitive juices going. You're right - there will still be bumps in the road. The IMPORTANT thing is that you're headed in the right direction!
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