Before I share a little of my visit with my mom, here’s an updated comparison of her.
My mom in March 2009 and then November 2010.
She began her journey a little over a year ago and hasn’t let the challenges of being diagnosed with Type II Diabetes and Breast Cancer last spring stop her from losing weight. She is truly inspirational!
Not only is she inspirational, but she continues to be helpful to me in my weight loss journey. My visit to see her a few weeks ago was proof of this.
My last visit to her house was very emotional for me. I was not careful about how I ate and it showed on the scale. This time I decided that I would ask her to help me eat like she does. She’s lost about 70 pounds over the last 15 months, and this time I wanted to glean from her.
I didn’t even have to ask for her help. She saw the challenge I was taking part in on my blog and emailed me before my arrival that she would help me stay on my challenge while visiting. She sure did. First, there was a fresh case of water…
Then she cooked for me, weight loss portions and healthy. We enjoyed a few treats, but in moderation. I was reminded of lessons about portions and balancing out a special treat with healthy eating in the day.
We even baked and decided to make weight-loss portion sizes of one of our favorite treats – Pumpkin Whoopie Pies. The “bigger” of the two shown below is still about a third of what we used to make and eat. wowsa! We took some of the cookies used for these sandwiches, cut them in half, spread a smaller amount of cream on them and then made ourselves even smaller treats. They were perfect for our healthier lifestyles!
I had a very nice time visiting my mom and even more, I enjoyed being on this weight loss journey with her. There was a time we used to eat and eat and eat, but not this time. We were able to enjoy a good visit and not have the focus be entirely on food. I even managed to lose 1.5 pounds that week. Glory!