Let’s Chat About Childhood Obesity
Join me this Wednesday in our weekly FitStudio Tweet Chat! DETAILS BELOW!
This week’s topic is Childhood obesity. You maybe thinking – “WAIT! She doesn’t have kids and I’ve seen her Great Dane – he’s not overweight either. What does she know?!” Although I don’t have children, I took in my 12 year old sister (before picture left), who was over 200lbs, for a month one summer to help her to lose weight and get healthy. SHE
NEVER LEFT! HA! She ended up moving in with us for nearly 2 years. She left our parents (who lived on a farm in Georgia) to chase a dream of being healthy and happy. She left all her friends, her room, her parents who she loved and her sister at a crucial fragile age.
As she shed pounds, she began to see the REAL her – everything God created in her. She began to discover she truly did have control of her life – not just her body. She began to chase her dreams with confidence. She lost 50lbs and inspired my mother to lose 100lbs. Our entire family’s lives changed. My father started working out, gaining 25lbs of muscle and became a trainer. My mom reinvented herself and my parents are living like they are 40 – not 60. Life is new, fresh, alive in my family today.
Anna is now a slender, beautiful (inside and out), talented, amazing 19 year old who has boldly beat the streets to get jobs as a professional singer and entertainer. She’s unstoppable. In less than a year she is one of the regular entertainers in several hot spots in our town – at a youthful age.
Watching her learn, grow and change taught me as much as it taught her. I hope to share what I learned, what my parents learned and what I hope others can learn from our experience in this week’s chat. Join us by searching the hashtag #FitStudio this Wednesday at 8:30pm EST/7:30pm CST.
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TWEET CHAT INFO: 8:30PM EST/7:30PM CST – TweetChat on Childhood Obesity with Bonnie Pfiester powered by FitStudio. Joining the chat is simple. You DON’T have to be signed in or have a Twitter account to follow the conversation and read – it’s just required to participate & ask questions. It’s easy, fun and informative!
Posted on September 19, 2011, in Diet & Nutrition Tips, Motivational and tagged childhood obesity, children, diet, obesity, overweight children, overweight teens, tips to fight childhood obesity, youth. Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.