A little bit of a different post today.
We're still enjoying the holidays but I thought I would pause for a moment and say what a proud Aunt I am.
I hesitated posting this but I am just over the moon and want to brag so here it is.
Let me give you a little background.
Our family is plagued with fat genes.
Fat genes mixed with good ole' Southern and Cajun cooking isn't the best combo.
So, we all have to watch it and even then it's hard to lose weight and maintain.
My brother's two girls are part of that crew.
From an early age they've battled their weight.
4-years ago my two nieces came to visit me here in North Carolina.
I was so excited and in regular 'Dee fashion', I wanted to show them my favorite part of the state I call home. So we headed West to the Blue Ridge mountains to see and walk a nature trail or two.
That year both of my nieces were battling their weight in the worst way possible.
We were very concerned for both but more so for my niece Holly who was diagnosed with diabetes at the age of 15.
All due to weight.
Here's a glimpse of the three of us four years ago.
Since that trip 4-years ago both girls have made A LOT of lifestyle changes.
My niece Holly made the decision to become vegan.
No, not just to lose weight but because of her passion for animals.
Her attitude and life motto is that she doesn't eat puppies or kitties.
She doesn't even use products tested on them either.
My other niece, Hannah, made the decision to eat better and exercise.
With that here's what they look like today.
Amazing or what?
Both are continuing their journey to lose more weight and be healthy.
Not always an easy thing to do living in South Louisiana where everything is deep fried and covered in cheese!
So, that's my post for today.
I'm a PROUD...PROUD...Aunt!
Keep up the good work girls!!!