Hi everyone! (and Reader Update)
Sorry for the lack of posts and activity on the site for a while. Bubby is OK, just not up to writing lately (supposedly you're allowed to "take it easy" in life once you turn 90!). She still loves hearing from all of you, and receiving such warm accolades about the work she's done on this site for over 4 years!
Until she's back into the swing of things, we'd like to continue to share Bubby-related info with you. And today we have a new update! We love getting these from you, and according to our poll, you love reading them. So here goes...
---------On September 17, 2005, we posted a letter from a young girl called, "Ready to Change". She wrote to Bubby with a sad heart. Only in 9th grade, she was nearly 200 pounds. She wanted to be healthy, she wanted to stay motivated to loose the weight, she wanted to stop feeling jealous of "skinny people". But it was tough. She asked Bubby what she should do.
Bubby is quite a health-conscious grandma, and quickly told our young reader that she should go see a nutritionist. She wrote, "He or she will take some tests and put you on a very special diet. You MUST follow it implicitly." She warned our reader about the health risks of her condition such as high blood pressure, or diabetes.
Bubby concluded, "If you want to live to a right old age you must take care of yourself now... You will be able to enjoy life as you should at your age."
We were so happy to hear from Ready To Change one year later. She had a wonderful update to share with everyone.
I sent you a letter over a year ago, going into ninth grade. At the time I felt really fat, and unloved. After getting your reply, I joined the swim team. I absolutely loved that experience. I wasn't a varsity swimmer, but I learned to develop my swimming skills. Our team was first in our league that year.
That school year I was the editor for my school yearbook and on the National Honor Society executive board. It was so fun interacting with all these athletes from my school (the school that I go to is really big on sports) while working on the yearbook and knowing that I was an athlete too.
Then, in the spring I took a risk and joined the high school Water Polo team. Water polo is my favorite sport, it is such an intense, fun game.
Near the end of the season, I took up running. I felt so powerful and in control. I wouldn't have done that last year, but I love running now. Now I am back on the swim team, and I'm really only a couple of seconds away from varsity.
I love myself, and I love hanging out with others. I feel like my life has made a huge change since then.
What a wonderful inspirational update. Thank YOU!
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