Wednesday, January 9, 2013

A Bit Proud

Okay, so some of you have been on  here a few years or some of you know us and know Irina.  You know Irina used to be slim and trim.  Then, she went to high school.  Then, the whole CPS thing happened.  When that happened and the stress and worry set in, Irina's weight went up.  It was hard to watch.  Felt helpless.  You try to help but at some point, you know people have to help themselves as well.  Recently, she has really started wanting to lose weight.  Yet, still not quite motivated to move.  Then, I got the bike yesterday.  It's like something inside her went off.  Could also be that we made a bet.  More on that bet later.  Remember, Irina is 20yo, yet not 20yo.  I know many know what I mean by that. 

Today, it was like her whole attitude changed.  Forgive the pictures, they are of poor quality but think it's important to share b/c they tell a story.

Her siblings ran up to greet her coming back from the bike ride for the first time.  Then, Yana and Alex were racing back to the house.  Then ended up neck and neck the whole way down. It was really strange that they all waited up there for her but then again, I truly think they wanted her to do it. 

Irina riding down the driveway.  Don't you just love where Summer throws the bike down?  

Ignore the redneck yard for a bit, Irina seems quite content that she finished.

She told me she was so tired.

Alyona and Reni wanted to tell her how proud they were of her.  No, they're not always that loving.  LOL.  But I think they knew what a huge first step this was.  She also walked today.  In addition, she was turning down seconds at the table and really thinking through things this go around.  So, very proud that Irina is taking control of her life and wanting to do better.  I think this is the start of something very, very good.


  1. Go Irina! She's gonna kick butt in your contest!

  2. YAY Irina!! Keep at WILL succeed!