This is a Marathon not a Sprint. . .

Monday, February 22, 2010

Two Things That Made Me Want & Need To Change

The first: Side by Side MRI views of an obese person with a healthy weight female. OMG! You can even see FAT in the brain. Look the abormal way the bones of the arms (at the shoulders) and legs (at the hips and knees) have to bow in order to accommodate our size. Look at the heart. Look at the INTESTINE! This image shook me HARD!

This is my oldest granddaughter at the State Fair last year. Isn't she just adorable? I want to be around for her like I remember my grandmother being there for me. There is NOTHING I loved more in the Summer than spending weeks with my Grandpa and Grandma. When this little girl is a teenager, I want her to be able to tell her friends that she has one crazy, active grandma who still loves rollercoasters, running, working out, and HER!


  1. Woah that body scan is gross! Your grandbaby is adorable! Just found your blog keep up the good work!

  2. A picture is worth a thousand words, and that picture is powerful. I can't stop looking at it, because the differences are so startling.

    If that picture doesn't keep us on the right track to lose weight and be healthier, kids will definitely do it. They are so full of life and joy, and I don't want to miss the opportunity to watch them grow and flourish.

    P.S. I loved your "Auto Reply" message on "I Hate Green Apples...". It cracked me up.

  3. Thanks guys! The picture haunts me daily. Seriously, every time I look at it, it scares me a little more......first i see the fat deposits in the brain area...but then i see all the little changes everywhere! ankles, knees, neck, heart.....