They come to spend the week with you, and work their TAILS off the entire time. They are completely making over our old office so that it can become a camping cabin. In just 2.5 days they have taken down an entire wall, removed all plumbing, capped a sewer drain and cemented over the top, moved a light switch, and now they are working on building an access panel and putting up some corrugated metal to give it a country feel.
Ya' know ... cause they're FRIGGIN AWESOME like that.
My parents last came together for a visit in December. They were still battling their weight. My Dad has just been diagnosed with diabetes. It was their official wake-up call. So, as a gift to them, I cooked entirely vegan during their four-day trip. It was a great way to show them that this whole healthy-eating thing is not ridiculous.
My dad was leery. He was VERY leery.
I've said it before - I love yummy food. I do not eat crap. I don't. I'd rather be fat again, than eat crap. I eat some goooooood stuff.
Well, my parents now do not even look like the same people, for all they have lost. They have been able to eliminate a lot of their medication. Dad has reversed his diabetes with diet. They eat plenty and they eat well. Dad is down 50 lbs, and mom 40 lbs, since January!
I can't stop staring at his neck ... because it's GONE!
And they are so very happy. They feel great and you can see it in their eyes ... in their walk ... in their bounce. They have a bounce!
Tonight, Dad is making us his vegan sloppy joe's. He was never one to cook much. So, it was amazing to watch him pull out a white binder full of recipes. It even had little color coded tabs! He has made it himself, with his favorites.
I will try to get some pics for you, but they are working so hard and don't want me taking pics of them sweaty and gross (what is up with THAT?).
But leave it to me to snag one and sneak it in .. heh. heh.
My mom's comment from below:
"Llama Momma, our internist was tempted to take Christine's phone number and give it to patients to share her knowledge since it has made such a difference in our lives. I am bringing up the rear (tongue in cheek) to get more weight off, down only 40 lbs. with at least 40 more to go. I am excited that I have done well also eating healthy. To be honest, it has brought Cecil and me even closer because we want more happy years together. God has never promised us a long life so we don't want to cut things short because of our eating the old way again. We have each other to keep us on track. Praise the Lord."
How cute is she?? Cecil and Joye, ya'll. Send 'em some love!