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Sunday, October 26, 2008

As I explained on my SparkPage, I am working with my Doctor to loose weight. I see home once a month. I only weigh myself at these appointments. Both my son and wife attend these appointments with me (the Doctor gives them the instruction not me emoticon).

I went this past Friday to the appointment and I had lost 15lbs. since my last visit, so that is a total of 43 lbs. since I started my program two months ago.

It has been a great weekend our two oldest kids who are off in collage, our oldest daughter attends school 250 miles away but our son lives on campus locally about 25 miles away, thus leaving our 14 year old daughter home alone to deal with both my wife and I emoticon . All of our kids were home this weekend and we had a close friends and thier kids over. As I was grilling chicken for everyone my son went out to the barn to work on something.

He came in the house with weights he had lashed together and asked my wife to lift them, he explained that the weights weiged the same amount as I had lost so far (43lbs.). He brought it out to me told me that when I have doubts that I should life this and it will show my progress. He plans to add the same weight I loose to the stack after each visit. As I lifted the weights he commented that this explains why I have back pain and knee pains. It was a lot of wight to lift.

I am very lucky that my kids are very active in my weight loss, my son is always thinking of ways to keep me motivated. When I was about three weeks into my first month I could not see any chages, but my family could. He explianed that for me it was like watching a tree grow, when you look at your tree several times a day you do not see the changes, but when someone else looks at it they can see the changes. What a way to think about things. I am very lucky as a parent and husband that my kids and my wife care enough to participate in this process with me.


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    I love your blog and yes even though we can't see changes others can and the weight idea wow. You are doing so great keep up the work.
    4622 days ago
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    This was a great blog, thank you for sharing! It sounds like you have a great support system around you and a wonderful family. I love the analogy about the tree. Some days I look in the mirror and don't really see the changes, but others around me have. Congrats on your success!
    4623 days ago
    You are blessed to have the family you have. You are doing a great job.
    4623 days ago
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