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Mike, this is for you!

Wednesday, July 31, 2013



This is in memory of Mike Hebranko, who has struggled all his life with obesity and addiction to food, and last week lost his battle.

www.huffingtonpost.co.uk
/2012/03/06/obese-michael-
hebranko-suffering-heart-k
idney-liver-failure-_n_1323201.html




I first heard of him in a book of stories about weight loss by Richard Simmons.



He went from 1000 pounds to about 250, with his help, but soon gained it back.

I don't condemn him at all. It's tough, having a food addiction. I know. I struggle with it even now. It's SO easy to gain it all back.



It's why I have to keep on myself all the time.



I have to remind myself constantly, when tempted to go back to my old habits and foods, is it worth it? Worth dying for?



I'm doing this for him. He said how hard it is, and if you suffer from the disease of obesity, get help. I'm taking his advice to heart.



Mike, I will always remember you like this, in this Richard Simmons video:



While I am on the web or off, you're in my thougths, Mike!



Mike, this is for you!



www.youtube.com/watch?v=
ZGoWtY_h4xo


Amen.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=
iQrdmECY_I8


(Mike's the one in a light Hawaiian shirt with black turtleneck sweater.)
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RORYLYONS 8/7/2013 12:21AM

    Lovely tribute to Mike..... emoticon emoticon

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KANOE10 8/2/2013 9:03AM

    That was a great tribute. Food is an addiction and I am sorry he was unable to find a cure. Thanks for reminding us that we need to cure this addiction and stay on the healthy path.

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OWL_20 8/2/2013 8:15AM

    So sorry to hear about this and thanks so much for making his story known here at SP. Great tribute to Mike here emoticon

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VAMPYRE03 8/2/2013 1:31AM

    I'm sorry... emoticon . Thank you for sharking Mike's story.... and Thank you for sharing parts of your own... Keep fighting the good fight!!! We're all here for you Cock-Robin cheering you on every moment emoticon especially through the hard times. emoticon

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DESERTJULZ 8/1/2013 8:12AM

    If he inspires you to be fit, then he accomplished something great in his life. :D

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DALID414 7/31/2013 9:41PM

    Wow, how sad.

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BROOKLYN_BORN 7/31/2013 8:04PM

    What a lovely tribute. Every time you make a good choice you honor his memory. Thank you for sharing this.

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WATERMELLEN 7/31/2013 7:58PM

    What an amazing tribute: I did not know this story and I have so much sympathy. No question, food is an addiction and I need eternal vigilance to cope with it

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GABY1948 7/31/2013 6:15PM

    How sad! emoticon

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3016DEBRA 7/31/2013 5:31PM

  You must be one of the most thoughtful people I have had the pleasure to "know"! Thanks for sharing some of Mikes' life so we may all benefit... emoticon emoticon

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GARDENSFORLIFE 7/31/2013 3:09PM

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MAGGIEVAN 7/31/2013 3:05PM

    There is a lesson here for all of us. It is just so sad.

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NILLAPEPSI 7/31/2013 2:32PM

    How very sad that he lost his fight. emoticon for paying tribute to him.

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DIETER27 7/31/2013 1:28PM

  I agree one day at a time.


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BAMAJAM 7/31/2013 12:40PM

  A great tribute to MIKE---

I like the quote from Theodore Roosevelt --

Self discipline will lift us from the mire of mediocrity. It empowers us to succeed.

Thank you!

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111BUTTERFLY111 7/31/2013 11:51AM

    One day at a time ...

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REGILIEH 7/31/2013 11:50AM

    By your comments on others blogs and your picture I have always known you were a sweet caring person and this blog proves it to the world!

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Anne

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