"I've decided that perhaps I'm bulimic and just keep forgetting to purge."

-- Paula Poundstone

Friday, March 12, 2010

Need more inspiration?

This is Aunt Barb.

Actually, she’s my great aunt, but my mom has always called her Aunt Barb, so she’s Aunt Barb.

She’s a loyal reader of this blog, frequent commenter on my Facebook, and she’s one heck of an inspiration.

Aunt Barb has always been a hot tamale, both in her looks and her spicy, sassy attitude.

I can remember my granddad telling my mom she was just like Aunt Barb a lot growing up. Mom would always say, “Thank you!”

Heck, I would, too.

Yesterday on Facebook, Aunt Barb posted that she had just gotten in from walking 2 miles.

She is 73.

It’s inspirations like her that I took with me on my 30-minute walk around the neighborhood after work last night, and on my 25-minute walk on the treadmill this morning.

When Aunt Barb found out I was embarking on this quest to get healthy, she said, “You show the world what Wilsons can do when we put our minds to it!”

Aunt Barb, whether she knows it or not, has set an amazing example for her kids, grandkids and great-grandkids.

What kind of example will you be?


  1. Paddywack DesignsMarch 12, 2010 at 4:27 AM

    What a great example you are Misty! Keep up the good work Wilson!

  2. Misty - YOU can write! I love this blog, & through migraine this morning, I still managed to do my half hour on the exercise bike... now after 1.5 hours of resting on the couch, 2 pills of Excedrin Tension headache (can't take the migraine kind while nursing), & a shower... my migraine has finally lifted... and I'm contiplating taking the kids for a walk to the park. :)

    We CAN do it!

  3. I admire you for walking everyday and actually sitting down to write about it. I wish I had that sort of discipline! I try to write at least two blogs per month if I am lucky! Good luck with your goals and stop by my blog if you want!

    Alaina Green