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Saturday, March 01, 2014

Something rose up in me when my husband told me he had just come from the Doctor ........ They had a lengthy discussion about his Type 2 diabetes. She mostly focused on health 'benefit's' he could expect to enjoy as he develops daily habits of quality exercise, and eats a diet compatible to his needs.



As he talked, I had brief flashes of all the times he has been there for me .......... When in 1997, I found a large breast mass in my left breast ...... emoticon .... when I was diagnosed w/ ankylosing spondylitis, and saw the xrays to confirm my spine was one fused column. He was always there to dry the tears and calm the fears. Through the good and robust times, and the times I felt my health and life was threatened, he was there for me .............. Offering his strength, knowing we could and would conquer this together. emoticon



All I could think was, "Don't worry Honey! I've got your back and we are going to face this challenge together and we will come out on top once again!



Our commitment has proven to be over 35 years of marriage, unstoppable for if one has a problem, the other one reaches out their hand ........... It has never failed yet.

Our Immediate Plan:
I made individual index cards for each of us. One a day. Simple.
Record Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks as you go. (stay in caloric range)
Write down exercise (s) for the day at the bottom.
Motivational verse at bottom ....... Healthy meals are planned daily.



End of day ........ We spend a few minutes talking in a supportive way of how
our day went ........... any thoughts or ideas of how we can improve for tomorrow ........ and we each read at least one positive health blog a day and spend a moment talking about it. We do not talk about health risks or the negative side of a condition, although, we are aware of them. .............. We focus solely on the positives.



I think this says it best ........however, whether it is a spouse, or best friend or good buddy, .... I want my Spark friends to know ...... just how much I care about YOU and how much help and inspiration you continually are to me! .....(I would not have come this far without you!).....



It really is true .......... No person really does it all alone ......... emoticon so much for reading. P.S. I plan to periodically report on how things are going ....... emoticon
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WHITEANGEL4 6/11/2014 9:32AM

    Your partners support is the best. Hubby and I support each other in all our endeavors

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LORIVIOLA 6/6/2014 9:03PM

    Good for you! good for you both!
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GRAMPIAN 5/28/2014 6:11AM

  Good luck to you both. emoticon

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 3/18/2014 5:51PM

    emoticon Victoria

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SHARON10002 3/10/2014 11:57PM

    What a great blog and very well written. Such a tribute to your marriage and the love you both have for each other. What a nice way to end my day just before I head off to bed.

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SUSIEMT 3/6/2014 3:18PM

    Good for you two! What a wonderful support system you have!

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DOLLYHOLLY 3/5/2014 6:29PM

    Glad you are there for your hubby and vice versa. You sound like you have a beautiful marriage!

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JIBBIE49 3/5/2014 3:42PM

    Glad to see your blog featured in the Spark Mail.

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NASFKAB 3/5/2014 10:37AM

  very moving all the best

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AMANDACOETZER 3/5/2014 5:59AM

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CTICKET 3/5/2014 12:23AM

    Very moving.

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PREACHERLADY565 3/4/2014 10:25PM

  My husband has type II as well. I started eating healthier and since I do all the meals....he has not had a choice ---and as a result he is getting healthier

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JYOUNG871 3/4/2014 8:06PM

    great, glad you have some great support

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SINGINGMAIDEN 3/4/2014 8:05PM

    It is so wonderful you can work together like that!

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MAMA_CD 3/4/2014 7:26PM

    How wonderful to have someone close as a support and for sharing your support with all of us on Sparkpeople emoticon

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JRRING 3/4/2014 6:27PM

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JANET552 3/4/2014 6:15PM

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MRSRIGS1 3/4/2014 5:03PM

    You are a wonderful and beautiful couple! What an inspiration of how two people should be with one another. emoticon

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RUNNINGYOGINIRE 3/4/2014 3:50PM

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DEE797 3/4/2014 10:59AM

    emoticon Wishing you both success on your journey! emoticon

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GORDON66 3/4/2014 8:21AM

  I'm in awe!

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SONGBIRDPAULA 3/4/2014 7:19AM

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SHAKESALOT 3/4/2014 5:35AM

    emoticon What an amazing thing to do for each other. Lucky you. : ) Best wishes for both of you.

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DANERUBY 3/4/2014 5:09AM

    Good luck to both of you. Thank you for sharing your idea of how to keep it simple in helping him.

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DRAGONSDAWN 3/4/2014 4:58AM

    Support from the people closest to you always makes a difference. No matter what the battle is.

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ROXYCARIN 3/4/2014 2:25AM

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BLITZEN44 3/3/2014 11:00PM

    Way to be there for each other! emoticon

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PJB145 3/3/2014 10:47PM

    I am so happy you have each other as a great support system. You are absolutely right to focus on the positive. I truly believe what you put out in the universe has an effect on how you go. I wish you both much success.

God Bless

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SERENE-BEAN 3/3/2014 10:11PM

    I am one of the lucky ones, too, in a super-supportive partnership. So happy that you have each other!

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RENATA144 3/3/2014 9:41PM

  May God Bless you both. You are both a Blessing to eachother. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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2BDYNAMIC 3/3/2014 9:20PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon to my dear Spark friends ......... which is ALL of you for taking your precious time to read and write the kindest remarks ........... You may not even see this .............. I will try to thank all of you (in time-as I possibly can) ........... Much Love .......... Jan (aka: 2B)

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JOANNHUNT 3/3/2014 9:17PM

    AWESOME THAT THE TWO OF YOU CAN DO THIS FOR EACH OTHER.

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SUSIE505 3/3/2014 9:14PM

    I have never been lucky in love. I envy you. You have someone to share life's trials and joys with..Bless you both

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BETRHO48 3/3/2014 8:40PM

    How fortunate you are to have such a great supportive relationship with your husband. God has blessed you both. There is a reason He did not place us in this world to be alone.

Thanks for sharing.
~Beth

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JRRING 3/3/2014 8:00PM

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CHEENY 3/3/2014 6:54PM

    A lovely story. You and your husband are certainly blessed.

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WOOFERCOALBOY 3/3/2014 5:27PM

    Great marriage, and support for each other.

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VICKI-B-N-FLA 3/3/2014 5:11PM

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TIG123GER 3/3/2014 4:54PM

    Such a fantastic and simple plan to make things better! I know you will kick his butt in gear and get things right soon. How could he resist a force like you? Lots of love to you both!!

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SHKIRK 3/3/2014 4:52PM

  You are so blessed to have found your true other half !

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TANJAT88 3/3/2014 4:08PM

    VERY inspirational! Your type of marriage is what so many people dream of. It takes an enormous amount of work every day, but you are living proof that it is worth you.

You don't just live life, you EMBRACE it -- as a team. We are so blessed to have you as part of our spark family :)

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SLLYONS51 3/3/2014 3:28PM

  What a great support system. You both can do this. emoticon

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JEANKNEE 3/3/2014 2:38PM

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Best wishes to you both and emoticon

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LIFEINTHEZONE 3/3/2014 1:08PM

  You are so blessed! Thanks for sharing! emoticon

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SLENDERELLA61 3/3/2014 11:43AM

    Thanks for this beautiful blog! Best wishes. You are very wise, both of you!!

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TWOSENUF1 3/3/2014 11:40AM

    You are both very lucky to have each other. emoticon That is a winning strategy to focus on the positive.

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WALLPER26 3/3/2014 11:16AM

    My prayers are with you and your husband. You will conquer this together, after all, you have a proven track record and He is watching over you.

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MJEFFERSON23 3/3/2014 10:48AM

  Sounds great! What a blessing!

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DCWILLIAMS831 3/3/2014 10:47AM

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Thank you for both sharing your story and caring about the success of other SP family members. My husband and I both have weight challenges to overcome; and I think implementing some of your tools - he avoids tech - will help me to get him on board!

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