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Trying to save my life!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Lord Love A Duck!
I had a perfect Sparkly day yesterday-----outta fear------ --You see---My oldest brother, had a stroke---Whatta shock to me it was!----I mean, he IS over weight----He IS Diabetic--Fitness to him is a foreign word------but-----this is my BROTHER---like-----I might be next-----

It's time to be serious!--I mean, I have all the tools----I kinda try to stick to them----some days---well---most days-----but-----Himself loves McDonalds---Wing night at son#1's restaurant----KFC------and I'm not exactly dragged there kicking and screaming----
Yesterday--I ate 1171 calories---no more-----
And I didn't go to bed hungry-
I feel like I've been given a reprieve here-----like------""Do it now or my fate will be the same as my brother"!

Day 1 is over-----
Day #2 has begun!
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    I'm so sorry to hear about your brother, Lynda. Hopefully, this wake up call will help the whole family.

    As for Day #1 of your new start, WELL DONE!
    1877 days ago
  • DALID414
    Oh my goodness emoticon emoticon
    1877 days ago
    Truly, my own motivation for sticking with my program is . . . doing it to save my life.

    It's a powerful base line.

    So sorry about your brother. Sounds like a bit of a wake-up call . . .
    1877 days ago
    ooo so sorry about your brother! Praying he heals. Glad you're keeping on keeping on!!! You have me striving for 10,00 steps a day...Thanks!!
    1877 days ago
  • GABY1948
    Some of us have had medical scares that did just what this is doing to/for you now. It's a hard pill to swallow but it usually DOES work. DH and I are and will be praying for you and your brothers. Keep us posted, please!

    1877 days ago
  • JUDITH316
    I'm so emoticon to hear about your brother's stroke, my prayers are with him for a speedy and full recovery, I'm also cheering you on for Day 2... emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1877 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/22/2014 2:39:28 PM
    So sorry about your brother. Hope he'll seek healthy means this second chance.

    As for you, emoticon , but please, DO IT!! emoticon
    1877 days ago
    This is a wake-up call for sure. Hope your brother has a speedy and complete recovery. Time to get healthy. You can do it.
    1877 days ago
    So sorry to hear about your brother. Praying for a speedy recovery. emoticon

    1877 days ago
    So sorry about your brother. When my brother passed at 58, it was a wake-up call. Life is short...we gotta keep Sparking! emoticon
    1877 days ago
    Oh so sorry to hear about your brother. Wishing him a speedy recovery with no residuals!!! It is difficult to tell loved ones to get healthy and not have them listen. We have very dear friends who are 20 years younger than us (these are the friends who let us be faux grandparents to their 9 year old son) and we think of them as two more kids of ours. Anyway he is only 42 years old and has had 3 mini strokes and has residual cognitive problems with memory and finding the right words and reading so he can't work and his disability got denied. He is also a diabetic, overweight, high blood pressure, gets no exercise and still smokes. I have told him repeatedly about taking better care of himself, particularly that he has a 9 year old son who needs him to be around a long time, not to mention his wife also needs him. All of those dire warnings fall on deaf ears. I have even grabbed his shirt with both hands and pulled his face down to mine (he's a big guy) and said all this to him quite forcefully. He laughs at me. Such a sad situation that he won't change his lifestyle even with all that has happened to him.

    You are getting lots of exercise and eating healthy so that is great for you. emoticon

    emoticon for your brother!!!

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    1878 days ago
    Prevention is the better path, for sure.
    1878 days ago
    I hope that your brother has a smooth recovery and no residual effects.

    It's great that you've had this warning, but please don't restrict your calories too far. SP says never to go lower than 1200 calories or you will not get proper nutrition. Please go by the calorie, fat, protein and carbs ranges recommended for your height and weight.

    McDonalds has great salads (watch the dressing). Have KFC grilled chicken instead of wings. There are ways you can fit fast foods into your daily nutrition; just don't go there too often.

    You can do it,
    1878 days ago
    1878 days ago
    Sorry about your brother. Don't push yourself too hard, remember it's not all about weight. If you want to drop the weight do it in a healthy manner, a crash diet to get it off is not the best way.

    You'll get there.

    1878 days ago
  • SNS1968
    1878 days ago
    emoticon Saying prayers for your brother's recovery, and for you! Sometimes life gives us a smack in the head as a wake up call. Be gentle with yourself, don't beat yourself up for small mishaps, but take care of yourself so you can live long into the future!

    BTW - I ate crap last night, and I feel like crap this morning, so I need to do better today.
    1878 days ago
    OH my . . . ((((HUGS)))) and prayers. So sorry to hear about your brother.

    Yes, sometimes it is these dire wake up calls that help us prioritize . . . McDonald's or my health. . . . seems easy enough to say HEALTH, but the mind, heart and feet have to agree and cooperate!

    Prayers for your brother.
    1878 days ago
    Taking something horribly stressful and disheartening, like the illness of a loved one, as a spur to taking better care of our own health... for some of us, this is the turning point. emoticon and get well wishes for your brother. And take care of yourself Spark-vibes for YOU.

    You are worth taking care of. Every day. emoticon
    1878 days ago
  • RDEE22
    Sometimes we need a wake up call. Hope your brother is OK.
    1878 days ago
  • YMWONG22
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    1878 days ago
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