Thursday, July 12, 2012
Although I am only half way to my goal of loosing 150lbs by my 65th birthday I celebrated on 6/27, I am grateful for having made it this far. It had been 20 years since I was below 300 lbs despite many, many campaigns to reach this milestone. At 6'3" and 290 lbs, I have many more good days than bad days. In the 18 months since I began Sparking, I have endured the loss of my only brother to cancer, two bouts with kidney stones, extensive testing for bladder cancer and skin cancer, as well as 3 four weeks periods of severe back pain.
My point in writing about this, is to share that despite the challenges, it is possible for a senior with a long history of obesity to improve their life tremendously if they are willing to adopt a healthy new lifestyle and abandon DIETiNG forever.
I have stayed the same weight for the last 4 months...I haven't done that in 40 years!
With the help of God, my family and my spark friends I will do my very best every day to loose the 70 lbs to reach my goal weight by my 66th birthday.
I will be forever grateful for all your support and for Spark!
To paraphrase the late, great, George M Cohen " my wife thanks you, my 3 children thank you, my 6 grandkids thank you....and I thank you'"