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1/7/13 Day 7: Support System

Monday, January 07, 2013

The actual question today was do your parents know you are trying to loose weight? Do they care? I lost my in Sept of 01 and my dad in April of 02. Yes that is right 8 months apart. If they were still with me they would know and oh yes they would care. When I started this in 2010 I quickly found out that I couldnt do this alone. I didnt want to repeat the same mistakes so a support system was needed.

Meet Randy ... he has been my Peter Pan for all 42 years of my life ..

Randy is one of the main reasons that I started this because I got so tired of him telling me of every new surgery that was going to make me smaller and save my life. He is my oldest brother. God gave me him as a brother because he knew that I needed the best in my life and he is it. Randy has Aids but made the choice last January to do work out and see if he could help his own heath issue. He has lost some 40 pounds on his own journey. He is a true hero to battle everyday like he does is amazing.

Then there is Carolyn Cook .... She is the girly girl that I can tell anything to ... and believe me she hears more than she ever wanted to I promise.

I met Carolyn in New Orleans almost 4 years ago which is funny being as we actually live like 15 minutes away from each other in MS. As far as motivators go she is a great one because you cant help but feel good around her. If she has bad days I sure havent seen them ..

Chris now he is my heart ... My oldest son. He has been through so much but he found his way into fitness and has lost some 90 pounds since January 2011 . After being estranged for years from me .. when he came back into my life he just became my best friend. We talk all the time and it is usually about diet and exercise. He calls to ask did you walk today ? knowing is story makes mine so bearable sometimes .

Since I am so far away from him lol i get these types of pictures from him ... look mom I have muscles ... you have to love the internet right ...

There are so many here on spark people that I cant begin to name them all . But this has became my support system. Every person in my life real or online in some way impacts this journey and many cant be named for a variety of reasons . But they are none less important . I would love to name a couple of others but to protect the innocent I better leave it at this lol.
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COOKIE_AT_51 1/7/2013 9:59AM

    That is wonderful that you have a great support system. I am not going to tell my mom anything until I see her this summer. Then she will SEE the results emoticon
I love the fact that your son is on board with you. My oldest actually started Crossfit today, he needs to lose weight too. So we are supportive of each other.
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ANGHARAD3 1/7/2013 8:03AM

  I think my mother would care and maybe my father but they are so involved in their own health problems now. I think getting fit would be very motivational for my daughter and my sisters.

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