That’s right, it is a family thing. Today’s story is from my ‘little’ brother (I’m 18 months older almost to the day) S. First a few of us when we were younger because we were just too damn adorable.
He is one of my favorite people in the entire world and not just because he is my brother. When we were little we always had each other and we were even fat together. Stvn has lost about 150 pounds and kept it off for a couple years, he may not have started for the right reasons and use different methods but that is what has worked for him. He was always a fun little brother, someone I could tease, hang out with and exchange sarcastic views with. He was my first friend in life and he is an awesome Uncle even if he lives 1200 miles away right now. Nate instantly took to him when we were back home visiting. Any ramble…here is my brother! And don’t forget to leave him some comment love, I will be forwarding all comments to him to reply to at his leisure.
Im not sure what a good influence I would be for this because of my motivation/techniques. I believe I started gaining weight right around the same time I started Lakewood, so that would put me right around 3rd or so grade. Which was for the most part just a lack of self control and healthy eating habits, I was putting on weight even though I was active in sports football, some track, and some wrestling. Then when I became too cool for school and stopped doing sports the weight gain was greatly accelerated. To some degree I would have to place some blame for the weight gain on genetics/bad parenting. I was active in sports and still gaining weight, visibly not from muscle, which is where I think genetics is involved in some small fashion. Then bad parenting, in our house weight gain seemed to be the norm in our tween/teen years, which if you look at our mother at that age would make total sense. However noticing this and maybe not wanting us to relive her formidable years our mother would lock up or hide the good food(which is really the terrible food) which obviously to anyone, especially defiant youngsters is going to make you want the forbidden food all the more.