This morning I took a walk with my niece. Why am I telling you this?  Because it’s a big deal.  You see, I have some weight to lose.  Not a little.  A lot.  And my niece has now made me her project.  I’ve decided to share this with you because then it becomes real to me.  I mean, if people know I’m on a weight loss journey I’m more likely to stay strong.  Because I sure don’t want anyone seeing me swinging through a Tim Horton’s drive-thru… 🙂

Anyway, more about my niece. This girl is amazing. AMAZING.  She has struggled with her weight since she was young and a year ago she decided to do something about it.  In that year she has lost more than 50 pounds.  Say what????  Yep, she is pretty serious about this.

Now some people may not think that’s such a big deal, but here’s the kicker.  She’s 14 years old.  14.  Started her journey at the age of 13. On her own.   Has read and researched and has a higher than normal understanding of nutrition and the importance of exercise.  She’s being smart about it too.  She hasn’t jumped on the bandwagon of all the fad diets.  She’s just making really smart food choices and getting in her exercise.  When a special day comes around, she just deals with it gracefully and moves on. I believe this really has become a life change for her.

I’m so proud of her.

Last week we were talking and one of the things she said to me was “Aunt Beth, stop talking about it and just do it.” DUH!!!!!!!

So here we are today, just doing it.

I wanted to share this because this girl never ceases to amaze me. So, once in a while I’ll post an update but I promise not to bombard you with weight loss stories and such. After all, this is a quilting blog.  But I will post about my progress occasionally, because I consider myself to be a Work In Progress.  Maybe one day the weight loss will be a “Friday Finish.”

Have a great week!