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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Hubby, the dog and I returned home from visiting with my sister and BIL this afternoon. It is always good to see them as the two of us are identical twins and grew up very close, we even went to the same school after graduation and moved in together once we started our careers. Some other similarities we both married fella from Hibbing, Mn. and both had the same letter starting their last name ---as us ours. My sister was left a widow at age 29, with three small children basically straned in a state they had moved to a few months before. She did remarry a few years later to a great guy, who treated here children as if they were his own. She has had a much tougher time with medical problems and many, many surgeries though the past 10 years. The only thing that makes me sad is that she has gained a horendous amount of weight during the time she spent in th wheelchair. She has had a total femur and hip transplant ans she now can walk with a walker for a little time. I don't know how to approach her with this weigt loss as she has soooooo many strikes against her with constant pain form a number of ailment. Please if any one has an idea I would appreiciate your thoughts, as I need to try and see if I can help here without losing her because she really doessn't seem to want to be bothered ( personally, I feel she doesn't think she is as large as she is. Any ideas if anyone has gone through this. I know this isn't a blog about me me a spark person , but she is the only family I have left.
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  • JAMER123
    That is a very difficult process, Fran. I feel for you and your sister. Do you get to see her often? How about bringing her fruit and veggies when you visit. What about her husband helping her? I pray that you will be able to help her in her hour of need. Best wishes on getting a solution. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2064 days ago
  • PRINCESS1959
    Share with her Success stories of Sparkers who have overcome Physical disabilities with weight loss
    2064 days ago
  • DEE107
    2064 days ago
    You are an example to her - She probably has seen your weight loss and how good you have been feeling. Especially since you take the water classes to help you work out - you might just want to talk about how you feel and what has helped you but not mention that she should do the same. Sometimes we don't think we have gained - the way I found out was through pictures taken with family at gatherings -

    You will be there for your sister when she decides to go on the journey of losing weight.

    hang in there. emoticon emoticon
    2064 days ago
  • BOVEY63
    I am so sorry you are going through this with your sister - lots of prayers going out for her and you too!
    Wish I had some good advice for you but it really does seem to me that we have to come to the realization on our own. I hope and pray she does realize it and talks to her doctor about the best ways to lose the weight.
    2064 days ago
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