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

Big Budah Losing for Life

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!