Monday, March 14, 2011
I'm going to a funeral today of a guy I went to school with. He had gained so much weight that he decided to have one of the stomach operations (I'm not sure which one) that helps you lose weight. He then got so thin that anorexia set in. Eventually, he gained all his weight back. He had so many health problems that I couldn't even remember them all, let alone list them. The last problem was when he tried to get up to use the restroom, fell and broke his hip. His obituary picture showed a person that looked at least 20 years older than he actually was. This is the second son that his parents have lost.
This makes me even more grateful that I never got to the point that I felt I had to resort to surgery to lose weight. I am grateful that when it came to losing weight this time that I stumbled on Spark People. I am so glad that SP helps me work on myself both mentally and physically, making me a better, healthier person all around. And I really appreciate all the Spark People friends that have encouraged me when I was down and cheered my successes. I will be forever grateful.