Tuesday, September 24, 2013
I wanted to talk to him the other day about a diet bet, but haven't been able to bring it up, so instead I'm going to write a love letter to him. It will tell him how I appreciate the things he does to show me he loves me. It will also tell him how I worry about him and part of that is his health and how his weight affects that.
He has finally been diagnosed with asthma this year, so his breathing issues seem to be coming back to controlled. It flares up once or twice a year during the big seasonal changes. He has had leg issues (inherited them from his dad) and I know that his weight is part of that problem too.
I would miss him if he only lasts another couple of decades. He's turning 40 this year and I want him to last past 60, but if he doesn't keep up with his health, he won't make it too far past that.
I know that telling him that he needs to lose weight makes him not want to, but if I put my emotions behind it, maybe he'll think about it differently. I've been hinting to him that he'd look great as Wolverine, but I think he just laughs it off.
I see him glow when he is a pound or two lighter, he tells me when he lost a pound. He's really great at this for a week or two, but then falls right back into the old habits. I know he wants to do it, but just hasn't seen the Spark that will get him to really do it.
I'm hoping that this is the right way to approach him, nothing else has really worked so far, even the healthy habits I've brought into the home. Since his birthday is next month, perhaps he'll start to look at how to extend his life and make it the best he can.
He's starting at around 214 pounds (not his highest) but I'd love to see him under 200 again. He knows I have his back and the ability to help him through anything. I would miss him if I were to never see him again because he didn't take care of himself.
Today's Holidays: Jim Henson was born September 24, 1936, National Punctuation Day and National Cherries Jubilee Day.