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.