My whole immediate family has always had weight issues. I was taught from when I was little that we were just built that way.
I guess when I shattered that expectation, my family realized they could do things differently.
I'm really, really proud of them right now. It's also motivating to me to keep doing what I'm doing!
My Dad has lost weight calorie counting with an app on his phone. He got my brother to install the app too, and I know he's been using it. My mom is cooking more veggies than ever and making her already yummy dishes even healthier (which makes things 1000x easier for me!) and my teenage brother (who I make lunches for) has lost 15lbs and is exercising more!
I'm just super proud of them all and I never said ANYTHING to any of them. I just kept on doing my thing and ignoring everyone when they said we weren't built to be small
. Now I notice nobody says that anymore and sometimes they ask me questions. I will answer but I don't give them unwanted advice.
I do a lot of the baking in the house, so I have made things healthier too. I write out the nutritional info and give it to my Dad so he can put it in his app
Everyone was enjoying the muffins I made recently (blueberry ones and banana nut) which were replacements for our old 600 calorie favorites (ouch).
The bonus is that yes, it's easier for me, but I'm just happy my family has jumped on the bandwagon. I know there are so many people out there who want their families to get healthier and I wanted the same for mine. I'm happy that my progress has helped them along and I wonder where they'll be a year from now!