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My Dad's birthday!! Still missing him.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Today would have been my Dad's 87th birthday,but due to smoking and cancer I lost him 21 years ago Sept. I miss his quick smile and loving heart.He was a family man and strong Christian that loved his wife and kids so.
I also lost my Mom 11 years ago April due to second hand smoke related cancer. Because of the cancer history I worked on keeping a fairly health style except for weight. I have yo yo's dieted for many years. In June of 2004 I weighted my heaviest of 189.5. So in Jan of 2007 I joined Sparks and started working on the weight issue. But only in the last year did I change my way of thinking. I am no longer "on a diet", I am on a healthy way of eating and getting exercise. Jan 1 2013 I weighted 183.4 and on Sat Jan 25th 2014 I weighted 155.3 total lose so far of 28.1 lbs.
Today is also my last day being 59 years old, tomorrow will be the big 60. But that is just a number I am still a kid at heart and love life!!!!
With Sparks help I plan on continuing my journey to the best me possible. I am planning a color walk run this year and a 5 K walk run.
Life here I come!!
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PRESBESS 2/5/2014 1:21PM

    Sounds like your family of origin was a warm loving environment for you. That is such a good thing. I am happy to read that you've embraced your healthy lifestyle as just that, a lifestyle and not a diet.
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ISLENAA 1/28/2014 6:49AM

    totally agree...you're only as old as you feel and you're going to have a blast on the color run/walk.

cheers to an early happy birthday and may all your wishes come true....and sending hugs from my heart to yours. congrats on your progress...you rock!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MRSBETH99 1/27/2014 9:33PM

    emoticon to you on this anniversary. It sounds like you were blessed by you dad. And you're turning his loss into a positive for you. I'm sure he would be so proud of you. Way to go on the change of mindset. I truly believe that is the key.

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SQUIRRELMOMMA1 1/27/2014 7:06PM

    Today would have been my father's birthday too. He was born in 1907 and was 51 when I was born. My oldest DD reminds me so much of him. He passed away in 1976 from cancer also and I miss him very much. He had a huge influence on my life in the short amount of time I knew him.

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GODSCHILDAMYB 1/27/2014 12:59PM

    Awesome work on losing the weight, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! I hope tomorrow is blessed for you!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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