This is what is going down around here.
All of us Holden women have let a few pounds slip up on us this past year. Some of us (ahem) more than others. None of our clothes fit anymore, we have no energy, and just feel yucko. It happened for various reasons...mostly emotional eating which apparently they have inherited from me. We eat when we are stressed (or rather drink Cokes and Dr. Peppers). We eat when are tired. And.... we eat when we are happy. We are a family who loves to celebrate and we love food. So the odds are against us when it comes to losing weight.
We also have another wedding coming up and we'd all like to look and feel great on Lauren's big day. We've done a lot of complaining but haven't really done anything about it. We've all tried to get motivated but have just been stuck in a rut.
Enter in Loni.
This is my mom. Their grandmother.
This woman is a mover and a shaker. She doesn't sit still for much of anything and she has the heart the size of Texas. She also knows how these girls thrive on a little friendly competition with each other....I mean, she has played board games with us on numerous occasions. She knows firsthand how vicious it can get. So when she suggested "sponsoring" a little weight loss competition between the girls to give them an extra boost of motivation, I was like say wha? Sign me up too! And when I say sponsoring, I mean she has funded a generous prize to the competitor who loses the most!...as in a weekend beach trip OR a shopping spree for a new wardrobe!! We haven't settled on which yet.
Well let me tell you....THAT put some fire under our butts and gave us the motivation we needed.
We decided to "go public" with our little challenge because we'd love some encouragement and accountability over the next several months.
So here we are.
Don't let the Honey part fool ya. She may be a grandma but she's more like tidal wave when it comes to winning....she plans to swallow the other's up and spit them out just for the fun of it. She's been known to go loco at times and if opponents aren't careful with KaHoney, they won't even know what hit them. This grandma would rather eat you for lunch than bake cookies for you. Keep your eye on The KaHoney.
Meet Bridezilla. She ain't letting no one get in her way of stealing any thunder from her on her big day. She is fast as lightening and fear is not in her vocabulary. Her head is as hard as they come and she has two emergency room visits to prove it. She's so fierce, as a child all she had to say was "move it sucka" and people would tremble and flee. She's been waiting for her glory day in the hot sun and will take out anybody who stands in her way. No more being bridesmaid....it's Bridezilla now!
There ya have it folks.
The four contenders.
When the dust settles there will only be one winner left standing to claim Loni's prize.
BUT we will have all gained.
Gained our health.
Gained self control.
Gained our lives back and feeling good.
So wish us all luck as we're losing to gain!!
We will keep you posted.
Please don't hesitate to hold us accountable or encourage us as you "see" us around on facebook or instagram....Especially you friends that know us in person and see us for reals.
We'll be using the hashtag #losingtogain
Of course, we all know the others don't stand a chance against KaHoney..
but don't tell them that ok. I mean, I'd like a LITTLE competition. ;)
ps. in case you're wondering...we are doing this the healthy good old fashioned way....exercise, eating less and making changes to the types of food we are putting into our bodies. No fad diets, gimmicks or pills. We all want to make a lifestyle change. Bam.
pss. No, you can't join us to win the prize. This competition is only open to me and the three girls I birthed into this world. I'm sorry. I wish everyone in the world had Maw Maw Loni's in their lives. She is the best for sure! BUT hey...you can join us on the journey to healthy living! I'd love to hear about the changes and choices you are making!