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Big Budah’s blog: Family gatherings, weight loss progress and Disneyland

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Posted at 7:00 AM, Mar 15, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-15 09:03:00-04

These past couple of days have been really tough for me with my cousin’s funeral.

Something that made it even more difficult than I anticipated was that my family and others who attended the funeral gathered for a meal.

Eating is a big part of Samoan culture, and our family gatherings tend to center around food. In the past, this is where most of my overeating happened. It’s a weekly struggle for me because our family also gets together for Sunday dinners.

On the plus side, though, I’m able to work out three times a week, my clothes feel a lot looser on me and I continue to be pain free in my back when I’m walking around. I’m now wearing a size 4X t-shirt. It used to be 6X.

This weekend, I’ll be rooting my daughter on as her high school softball team goes to a tournament in St. George, and then I’m heading to Disneyland. I hope to be able to ride on more than a few rides there. It has been more than twenty years since I have fit in an amusement park ride, so this will be a real measuring stick for me as far as how my weight loss is coming along.

Thanks, everyone, for your continued support!