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The 900 pound man

Thursday, July 04, 2013

I watched this on the tv the other night and the plight of this obese man was shown. He had begged for help long before he got to 900 pounds but his family just ignored him. But then, they really didn't know how to help him. No doctor in his country wanted to treat him, I understood the logic of it all. He the end he took some pills and his heart finally stopped and he died. His wife was spent from taking care of his physical needs for years and years and yet there was no one left to help him. He cried from the pain of the fat piled on his body and my heart went out to him. I thought to myself, "If I don't get a handle on my gaining weight, I too will be another death statistic." I felt sad for him and I felt sad for all the many people trying so hard to lose weight. So many people suffering from this. I think I sit too much and don't exercise enough. And I think of this poor man who only wanted to get up and walk, to look normal. I just wanted to remember him tonight and how he cried for help. But the help he really needed had to come from him.
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    I saw that one too. It is so sad. He did want to change, but didn't know how--and he waited too long to get started. I've found so much inspiration here on SP so when I get discouraged, I just look at their blogs and my motivation is jacked up again like new. When we have hundreds of pounds to lose, it can seem overwhelming, but other people have done it so I know we can too. Hang in there.
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    It was a sad storu and it makes you think how lucky you are when you can get up and move. It is a great motivator
    1693 days ago
    I've seen stories like this on TV. they always make me so sad, while motivating me at the same time. The help he needed came from within himself to start with, and then surrendering his gluttony and compulsive overeating to God. When i see these stories i always think they are waiting for someone else to do it for them, and I always wonder why their families feed them so much. Hunger can be like a raging bull, and maybe these severely obese people intimidate their families into providing their drug of choice for them. I only know that we are all so close every day to succumbing to this fatal disease if we don't fight it. Thanks for sharing this story. We need always to be reminded.
    1694 days ago
    such a sad story but a good wake up reminder!
    1694 days ago
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