|That HUGE hole in back was for me, but I was too fat to fly home for Easter|
Saturday, March 30, 2013
How missing my grandma's last Easter motivated my weight loss
Easter 2009 I was living in Albuquerque, where I had moved to be closer to my Grandma Fay, and I was too fat to fly back east to my mom's house with her for a special family portrait. Here's an outtake of the photo shoot where they made a HUGE space for me in the back row so they could Photoshop me in later. It would be her last Easter. Not one to wallow in regret, missing this moment was a HUGE motivator for me to lose weight and get healthy. I owe so much to this moment.
I'm feeling lonely tonight as I face spending
Easter - my favorite holiday - alone, without my family or friends. But
tomorrow I'll be hiking the Del Agua Trail for a long overdue visit with
my Grandma Fay. A few years ago when my grandmother passed away, I was
too fat and lazy to hike the trail as her ashes were scattered there.
When she sees me there I know she'll be so proud!