Monday, March 2, 2009

A Change for the Better

My sister-in-law is a pretty amazing person. She has had a lot of trials to overcome, challenges to face and heartache to bear. She has come through it all with an incredible amount of humility and faith. That alone has been an inspiration to me.

She decided she wanted to go back to school for her Beauticians License. And, even with 4 LITTLE children. SHE DID IT. It was inspiring to watch. She went after her dream, and did it.

With her permission, I am sharing a glimpse into another battle she is facing – and conquering. I hope I get all the facts straight.

About 6 months ago, Aunty E decided she was going to lose weight. She had reached a level of weight that she didn’t like and decided to change it. I am not talking about a quick fad diet. I mean real weight loss.

In August, Aunty E started exercising 6 days a week, now she is down to 5 days a week (yikes). She began counting calories and eating right. She worked with her doctor.

Since August, she has lost 80 pounds!!!! 5 dress sizes!!!

This is a woman with young kiddos at home. Someone with A LOT on their plate. And you know what? She is totally winning the weight loss battle.

I love her story because she is like me. She is a SAHM. Busy. Distracted. She still has to help the children with their homework. She still has to calm broken hearts, make dinner and run errands.

But, she is winning a fight that many of us face. And she is doing it little by little. One step at a time. One pound at a time. It isn’t a quick fix and she seems to know that. She is taking it on with the kind of determination I envy.

So, Aunty E, I just have to let the blogging world know about you. You are amazing. Keep up the good work.

14 comments:

Sharla said...

What a fitting tribute to her. She is so humble and Christ-Like. Kudos to E!

The Hadder Family said...

What an inspiration! I need to be serious and follow her example. I love to hear success stories! Thanks for sharing.

Boy Mom said...

Thanks for sharing, I just read a few posts I'd missed, how'd that happen?

Your posts are always thought provoking and uplifting!

Jillene said...

WOW!! How inspiring. I am going to do the same thing after I recover from my surgery. I am DONE with my body image!!

S'mee said...

Wahooo for Aunty E! Fabulous news to hear someone has a great success! Wheeeee! : )

♫ Spasm ♫ said...

what an amazing goal! that is wonderful!!!! If I am being totally honest, it makes me jealous :sheepish: I need to drop about 40 and can't due to my thyroid, so I get really sad and jealous but at the same time feel REALLY happy for her LOL I am crazy huh?

The Fearless Heatons said...

Yay for her! I heard about you on my sister's blog. I love the Real Angel Life blog. :)

Fiauna said...

Good for her! How wonderful to make healthy habits!

Erin said...

She is amazing!

Diane said...

Congratulations Auntie E! What an inspiration she must be to all around her. Thank you for sharing her story with those of us who have yet to find that ultimate source of inspiration that will help us conquer our weight issues. May the Lord bless you both!

Diane

threehappyhansens@yahoo.com said...

That is so awesome and inspiring. Way to go E for sticking to it the way you have.
I truly have no excuse. So thanks for inspiring me to get off my behind. :)

Tink said...

Wow! That is truly amazing and inspiring! Got Aunty E!

Reese said...

Em is one of my favorite people EVER! Thanks for recognizing all of her hard work and determination, I'm sure it means a lot to her to have your support!! :)

EmPenrod said...

This is one of the sweetest things someone has ever done for me. Thank you so much K. It's wonderful to feel loved by you. Thanks for your strength and support. Remember when you told me not to let "it" get to me? You said, "Don't let "it" pull you down again, you can do this, I've seen it in you E."...Strange how those few sentences could ignite a fire in me that had been burned out for a long time. Thanks again. And thank you to your blog friends, your kind words really go a long way. -Auntie E