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Friday, December 07, 2012

So a week ago at a church function one of the members (younger guy, in his 30's) announced he was going to have heart surgery. That heart problems run in the family and it wasn't that invasive, just a through the thigh kind of thing. He is a bigger guy, overweight, carried mostly in his belly. I had to glue my lips shut because I wanted to ask if his doctor said it could have been prevented with a better diet and a healthier weight. Why is it so hard for us to realize that if there is a family history of something and it could largely be prevented by just taking better care of ourselves?
Mostly I glued my lips shut because I am in the same boat. Overweight and on blood pressure pills but I am well aware that if I lost the weight I wouldn't need the pills.
Some days it is so hard to remember to put into action all the knowledge. But carry on we will and make ourselves what we want to be.
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  • MJRVIC2000
    We need to learn to be God-conscious, MY FRIEND ! We know that we can do nothing in of our self, but we must believe that He can use us. If we can come to the place where we understand that He is able, even if we are not, we can be used of the Lord! Sing Hallelujah! By the way, I had CHF and I reversed it without drugs or surgery. God Bless YOU! Vic.
    2501 days ago
    I'm waiting on my mom to have the same announcement. She's practically immobile again (at a lower weight than she was when she had WLS over 10 years ago) is on BP meds but doesn't take them and he doc says losing weight would do wonders for her, even 20-40 lbs. She doesn't do it. Be smarter than my mom and the guy at your church.
    2502 days ago
    we become addicted to food!
    same as an alcoholic does not quit
    a smoker does not quit!
    It is easy to say hard to do!
    2502 days ago
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