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Helping Family

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

So I found out over the weekend my 2 cousins 13 and 11 are overweight for their age. We have told their mother that many times but she never listened to anyone. Well the other day they went to the doctor and he told her they need to go on a diet and start exercising more. She herself is overweight and the doctor said she should do more and help them. Well she isn't doing anything the doctor says. Friday they go see a nutritionist to help them learn about eating healthier. I feel sorry for the girls because the want to be healthier, but their mom doesn't want to work with them. So the girls came to me and asked for help, their mother said it was okay with her. Last night i set down with them and started a plan, they each gave themselves goals, days they wanted to workout, write in their journal once a day, keep track of what they eat, and start drinking more water. I agreed with the girls I would take them for a 20 to 30 minute walk every night. They were so excited that I was willing to help them with this. It makes me feel good and also I'm getting my workout in also.
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