Sharing Sunday- More About Me

  
Hi, some of you have read my weight loss story that I posted last Sunday, but I didn’t delve into a whole lot about myself as a person in that post. So here I will tell you a bit about myself. My name is Bonnie and I live in Indiana but am a Californian through and through.

I am a 26-year-old full-time aunt (and a general caregiver to others), and I have recently embarked on pursuing my writing career. It has always been an interest and strong passion of mine… and at the present, I’m working on writing a book about my weight loss journey and hope to have it published in some form or another in a year, but also am aware that it might take longer. I have been working on other writing projects as well, one of which is actually this blog and I have really been enjoying it so far. Sometime in the next year I will be getting cerfification to become a health coach. I’m excited for that as my career because I want to help as many people as I can to live healthy, high quality lives. I’ve experienced firsthand how hard it is to start, and continue, a health journey. So my dream is to help guide individuals to do just that, to arm them with information and encouragement and to be a sounding board as well.

Besides babysitting my brothers two sons full-time, who are 4 and 3, I am the proud aunt of three nephews and two nieces through my sister. They are older, ranging in age from 15 to 10. Now if you do the math, you will realize I’ve been at this aunt thing since I was eleven years old. It has really helped shape me as a person. Being an aunt is something I will always cherish and be proud of. That’s not to say that babysitting my nephews and being around them almost 24-7 isn’t challengin, but it is also endlessly rewarding as well. I can’t get enough of those random cuddles and other moments of love that are so beautiful and sweet. Who can resist the innocent and unconditional love that children give?

Last but certainly not least, I am a Christian. It is relatively new to me, in fact less than three months, even though I grew up in the Church of Christ. It took losing weight and finding myself, as well as a vacation back home to California to find my faith. I’m still trying to figure out what this means for me, but am very committed to doing just that by studying. My parents’ church family, also one I attended for a few years as a child, has become my church family. It is full of warm and genuine people and I feel blessed to be a part of it.

  
~Bonnie~

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2 thoughts on “Sharing Sunday- More About Me

  1. Good luck with your health coaching. From what I’ve read of your blog so far, I think you will be a fantastic mentor to other people trying to lose weight and improve their health. It’s all very well for people who’ve been slim all their lives to tell you what you should be eating when they’ve never had issues with food. I remember going to a slimming club with a menu plan that said you could eat up to 7 slices of bread a day (in the Netherlands, most people eat 2 ‘bread meals’ a day). The extremely skinny course leader said she couldn’t imagine anyone eating that much bread in one day and I thought to myself, “No problem!” Similarly, at the gym, I often find I can’t do the exercise the same way the instructor does because I’m 50-something with a tummy and they’re 30-something (or younger) with not an inch of flab. Somebody who’s ‘been there, done that’ has so much more insight into the journey.

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