Friday, May 13, 2016

Hats Off! Blog Hop!


Welcome to the Hats Off!  Blog Hop sponsored by Connie at Connie Can Crop.!!!

You should have arrived here from Pam.  Our theme is all about graduation!!!  

My post is a little different than the standard graduation from schools, colleges, and sport events.  

My brother made the decision to take better care of himself so he joined Weight Watchers.  We all struggle with weight issues from time to time and my initial thought was "been there, tried that, NO DEAL".  


KEVIN BEFORE

It is SO HARD to change the way we eat.  Old habits die hard.  We crave sugar, or soda, or potato chips. (my weaknesses)  We diet; we give up.  We try again and we quit.

BUT NOT MY BROTHER!  NO WAY!

He stayed the course, went the distance, and persevered.  Week after week after week.  After awhile, he noticed something.  All of those old cravings just fell away one at a time.  He lost weight.  Slowly.  Yet he stayed faithful to the plan.  Well, almost all of the time.  A few minor slip-ups from time to time. BUT.......... He stayed the course!!!!

MY BROTHER TODAY!!!

Kevin made goal weight with a total weight loss of 107.2 pounds.  He went on the maintenance portion of the program and after six weeks, he has GRADUATED to be a LIFETIME member!!!

He plans to become a leader soon so he will be able to help others in their journey of weight loss.

To celebrate his achievement, my graduation project is shown below:



Congratulations, Kevin!  I am so proud you and so grateful for you!!  You are such an inspiration to me!  Way to go, Bro!

For my blog candy, I am giving away a $25.00 Amazon gift card.  All you have to do is leave a comment below congratulating Kevin.  That's it!  I will select the winner through random.org on Monday, May 16th so be sure to post your email address in the comment or check back on Monday to see who the winner is.

You next stop on the hop is:  Holli

Here is the lineup in case you get lost along the way.  Have fun!!!



20 comments :

  1. Kevin, What an Super achievement! You need to be VERY proud! Congratulations and what an inspiration you are to many of us! I am very proud of you and don't even know you ! Every time I need some inspiration I will just come here and look at your story and know I can still go the distance! Congrats again ! Blessings, Christi

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  2. Congratulations Kevin! You rock! I know it is hard, believe me I know!! 65 pounds is my greatest weight loss, it was a long hard journey! now I have put it back on...I need this motivation! thanks Kevin! and thank you Sheree for sharing his wonderful achievement!!

    Alicia

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  3. Congrats, Kevin! What a big accomplishment! I love your Mickey card, Sheree! I just became a new follower.

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  4. Sheree, thank so much for sharing Kevin's journey with us. What an inspiration to everyone who has weight to lose...myself included. He will be one of the very best teachers as he's been there, done that! I know he will just love the card you so generously made for him. It was a pleasure hopping with you!

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  5. Darling card and such an inspirational story - TFS!

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  6. Wonderful reason to celebrate and the perfect card!

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  7. Way to go Kevin! You are a inspiration. It must have been hard in the beginning, but does it get easier as you go? Your card is super adorable! crazyaboutcards@hotmail.com

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  8. Sheree, Thank You for sharing your brothers weight loss journey. He Is truely an Inspiration. I have been changing a lot of the way I eat and have lost 40 pounds. I think your card is so fun. Great Job!

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  9. Woohoo go Kevin. Cool card to congratulate him with.
    💖 Susan

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  10. Way to go Kevin!!! I too am doing weight watchers and watching the pounds slowly come off. If I could get my feet right and start exercising it would be great! Love your card!!!!

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  11. Way to go Kevin!! I love the card you created for him!! I know he will love it!!

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  12. OMGosh! That is fantastic! Congrats to you AND Kevin! You are a wonderful supporter, as well. Wonderful card! Great hop!

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  13. Genius. Congratulations to your brother, he truly did it. Wow. Your card is amazing. Great job. He will love it. Sweet and funny. TFS and for hoping along. Good luck in the drawing.

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  14. Great card Sheree! And kudos and congrats to Kevin! He definitely deserves it!! Such an awesome accomplishment! Hugs to you both and thanks for joining my hop and for the sweet blog candy!

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  15. Thank you so much for sharing! Wonderful Card!!!!

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  16. CONGRATS to your brother!!! That is am amazing story, and you all should be so proud! ps. love your mickey card too!

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  17. Way to go Kevin! Pat yourself on the back for the awesome job you did sticking with the plan.

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  18. Thank you for sharing your card.

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