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Old 10-02-2013, 11:01 AM   #39
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Originally Posted by ReenHag View Post
Thank you for sharing your moving story and for encouraging each of us to find our own motivation! I wish you and your daughter the best!

A year ago, I was just a few weeks past losing my brother, who was 49. He was fit, into sports, ate well, but his heart just gave out. I was 20- 25 pounds heavier than I am now, starting in a new situation at my job that was also highly stressful. I knew I had to do something, but didn't really act on it until April of this year. A combination of my brother's birthday coming around and then my weight being the highest it has been in my adult life kicked my butt into gear. I started exercising, eating better, dropped ten pounds, and then started the Ideal Protein program at the end of summer. I am doing this for myself and for my family.
Good for you! I've found that my family has been my biggest motivator. Every time I think of giving up, I see my kid and I know that if I give up on myself, I give up on her. That isn't an option. I am SO sorry for the loss of your brother. I'm a strong believer that everything happens for a reason, even if we don't see it at the time. Perhaps his untimely death was the factor you and yoru family needed to get healthier. In any case, I hope you reach your goals and find the strength to continue on. And again, I don't know what I would do if I lost my sister. You have my support.
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Stage 2: Moderate Obesity BMI - completed 11/26/13; ONDERLAND; Overweight BMI
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