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Thursday, April 03, 2008

My dad is not in the best of health these last few years. He's smoked his entire life and has been morbidly obese since before I can remember. Well he ended up in the hospital the other day due to his chronic lung infection. But during this stay the doctors diagnosed him as a diabetic. So that is a double whammy on my part. Until now my mothers side is the only one that has had a history of diabetes and now I have connections to it my father's side. It scares me a lot. I'm going to do everything in my power to not end up like that. I need to focus on putting my health first so that I can have an active, happy and healthy future. When i look at him I can tell that he's not happy with his state. But I can also see the denial he has been in of himself being the one who has control this fate for himself. I read a quote recently in the book "Skinny Bitch" by Rory Freedman & Kim Barnouin and it really resonated with me and how I want to pursue the rest of my weight loss journey. "Love yourself enough to do whatever it takes to be the best 'you' you can be!" I feel if everyone said this to themselves before making any decision whether it be food or anything at all it would help to guide you to the best one. I love this quote so much I even made this my signature for my message board posts.
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  • CATHM26
    Good for you for making a change that will affect future generations in your family! How great do you feel knowing YOU are the one ending the 'family tradition'? You should be so proud, your children will be able to see your great example!

    Best wishes to you and your family and I hope your Dad is feeling better.
    3587 days ago
    Congratulations on your spotlight today! I bet your dad is proud of all of your success, maybe he will learn from your endeavors. You look fabulous! Keep up the great work. Everyone is rooting for you to succeed!!
    3620 days ago
    Wonderful quote! Gonna think about this one for a few days - writing it in my agenda right now! What a warning - diabetes on both sides of the fam! Doesn´t mean you´ll get it, does mean you must stay in control! Looks to me like a worthwhile goal for you! It is a hard thing to watch those we love make bad choices. But we do need to give them space and keep insisting on making our own positive and healthy choices hoping that perhaps we spark a few people here and there.
    3620 days ago
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