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Happy to be Alive and Done!

Saturday, September 05, 2009

Lately I have been hearing about so many people dying of massive heart attacks and this scared me. Many of these people were younger than I am now. I know I have high blood pressure and I take meds for it I am hoping once I lose the weight I won't have to take the meds anymore. My best friend of 36 years died to a massive heart attack and she wasn't on any meds at all. For a while I wondered why her, why am I still here with all the health issues I have and she didn't have any. Now I know that she did have health issues but she never took care of herself. She would constantly call me and ask about my health but in the 36 years I knew her I never once heard her say I am going to the doctor.

Today, I am happy to be alive and done with battling with my weight. I am here for a reason and it is time I took better care of me than everyone else. I need to be the best I can be in all areas of my life. I am not just trying to improve my health, but my career and love life as well. As a woman we are always so concerned with others and neglect ourselves, but if we don't take better care of ourselves we won't be here to take care of those we love.

I am so done with hiding behind the weight and health problems. I feel like a flower about to bloom. It may be coming at a late point in my life but I am grateful it came at all.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CASTLET 1/13/2011 12:14AM

  Great post! This really resonates with me, and my personal journey. Always taking care of everyone else.....on Blood pressure meds and facing an almost certain early death if I didn't get a grip on myself and make some big changes! Thanks to the wonderful resources and people of SP, I have lost 50 pounds and have kept it off for 9 months now. I'm starting chapter two currently.....on the road to dropping 30 more, then we'll see :-) I hope your journey is going well. Keep it up, and carry that spark! emoticon

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ENUFF81020 10/25/2010 6:25AM

    This is a powerful blog in many ways--I hope that you are still going as strong today. You can do this and we are all here to lend a hand and our positive thoughts to help you along the way. emoticon
Gentle hugs,

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TYEASLEY 9/6/2009 12:14AM

    You're here with all of us. You can do it!! So glad that you're here and ready to tackle your health hurdles. Who knows, this time next year you'll be a totally healthy fit, medicine free person.

Cudos to you!! emoticon

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LILSHINE 9/5/2009 9:03PM

    Amen. It's never too late. Always on time

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