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My Dad Inspires Me

Sunday, December 16, 2012

This is a picture of my Dad enjoying his breakfast at Torrey Pines Pub in Las vegas, Nevada. This Pub used to be in Missoula, Montana (where I live). University of Montana Alums get together there to watch the Grizzlies kick butt. Doesn't my dad look great?

I am so proud of him! He was diagnosed with diabetes when I was in grade school. I remember him opening his giant sized chocolate bars on Father's day and Christmas. Funny.........everything else these days is so super sized. Do they even make those huge bars of chocolate anymore or was it just gluttony of such obvious proportions that they had to stop?

Anyway........Dad ate oatmeal every morning since his diagnosis and walks every day as well. He has maintained a struggle with his weight his adult life and has finally been able to call himself a success story! He is maintaining a weight loss of 80 plus pounds and getting regular reports of an A1C under 6!

He is in his 70's and still walks every day. He gets a big trophy for consistency! He also gets my vote for inspiring person. Way to go, Dad! I am soooo proud of you!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
KONRAD695 12/16/2012 5:47PM

    Dad looks like a nice happy fellow. Glad you have someone successful to look up to. emoticon

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JACEUG 12/16/2012 4:22AM

    Man your dad is awesome... I am also diabetic.. in my 50's ... came off insulin and live healthy. I hope my son will say the same in a year's time.

Give your dad a great fat HUG


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ZRIE014 12/16/2012 2:21AM

  you should do what you must do and move on. glad your dad is doing good and it is working out. emoticon

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JULIERAE41 12/16/2012 1:36AM

    Yep! I am going to send him a copy in His Christmas card!

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MAGGIEVAN 12/16/2012 1:33AM

    He is looking like a very cheerful bloke, full of enthusiasm. Are you telling him what you have posted here on Spark? Parents need to know that their children love and admire them.

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