Monday, April 02, 2007

The official pre-vacation weigh-in

So I'm up at 5:00, still a little jet lagged but slept much better than the first night. I forgot to add to my post yesterday that my "official" signed-stamped and sealed pre-vacation weigh in had me at 66.66 pounds in the negative!

We had a family bbq yesterday at my Uncle Rob's house and looks like the whole family is in a forward motion on the weight loss train. My Uncle Chuck has lost a whopping 51 pounds, my sister Jill 30-something pounds, my mom has gone down 1 or 2 sizes (she refuses to buy a scale, which is fine, and probably an easier way to be less number obsessed). My dad says his weight is on a downward slope after putting on a little when he quit smoking.

I think the happiest part for me though was actually being able to talk about my weight loss with my family. Weight has always been a sort of taboo subject, at least for me. It was kind of like ignoring the big pink elephant in the room. It was something everybody obviously saw but just kind of walked around like it wasn't there. I didn't ever want to talk about my weight for obvious reasons. But yesterday was very different, we all sat around and told a story or two about our approaches to losing weight, diet and exercise. There was even some recipe swapping going on. It was really great to be able to do that with my family, people I really love fiercely and I'm so glad they were open enough to share a struggle that really has plagued all of us for most of our lives.

7 comments:

Cherise said...

Just checking in to see how you're doing. Way to go! And that's so great your family is really discussing the issue and all on track. Keep up the good work.

AGirlWorthLosing said...
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AGirlWorthLosing said...

Glad you are having a wonderful time with you family. Congrats on even more weight loss success...you are amazing!
Take care!

JealousNSpfld said...

Dear Blog,
First entry: I had lunch with a friend today who has been getting really healthy and looks really good. I think she's doing it to show me up and make me look bad. I'm really going to have to step up my game.(or just sabotage hers, I'll probably go that route. It's the easiest and I'm lazy.)

Janey100 said...

Greetings..it is my first time checking out your blog..it is great and I am so impressed with your weight loss..awesome job! I really could relate to your comment on talking about weight loss being taboo. Definitely the same with my family...except I am the only one needing to lose weight in my family..ugh. I actually just started my first blog last week in order to have an outlet to "discuss" my weight and new efforts at reducing it. It is great that your family is now opening up on the topic! Keep on doing what you are doing b/c it seems to be working!

Melissa said...

I'm glad that you and Marco made it home. I cant wait to see everyone. Im so excited for our family! I have been doing great this week. Gettin back on track. Well Ill see ya on the 14th. Love ya...Lissa

Tales of a Nanny said...

We need some updatd pictures of you! I am dying to see how you are looking. Act like a supermodel and pose for some cute pictures for us!