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Some New Motivation :(

Posted by on May. 5, 2012 at 11:12 PM
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So today I found some new motivation that I never wanted.

My ex FIL's (I'm still very close with the family) heart just stopped beating. My MIL found him when he was supposed to be napping and called 911. There is no way to know how long he was gone for, but it was all least ten minutes from the time he was found to the time the ambulance showed. He was revived, but there is no chance for survival. He will have another heart attack within days if his wife doesn't decide to stop life support before then.

FIL was so unhealthy. He is very overweight, he smokes, drinks, and eats about the worst I have ever seen anyone eat. MIL does the same. It was horrible to see him that way today, and I still don't know how to tell my DS.

This was some serious motivation that I never wanted. Looking at FIL in that bed today made me realize how important it is to be healthy. I know I won't be around forever, but I don't want to go like that :(. Poor FIL and MIL. My heart is broken for them.

As for myself, I started this journey at 234lbs in January, and I am down to 199lbs today. I will keep going for sure, and I know how important it is to be healthy, especially now. My heart is broken tonight :(

by on May. 5, 2012 at 11:12 PM
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taniamorse85
by on May. 5, 2012 at 11:20 PM

(((Hugs)))   I'm so sorry.

Melissa...
by Member on May. 5, 2012 at 11:28 PM
That's awful. I'm so sorry.
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dmwood
by Silver Member on May. 5, 2012 at 11:29 PM

I am sorry you are going through this right now. Keep on with your healthy lifestyle.

Hannahsmommy816
by on May. 5, 2012 at 11:29 PM

 i'm so sorry :(

ZakTuffMavsMom
by Bronze Member on May. 6, 2012 at 2:09 AM
I'm so very sorry :( HUGS
mcginnisc
by Claire on May. 6, 2012 at 8:01 AM

I'm so sorry that you are having to endure this. 

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mom_of2_n_twins
by on May. 6, 2012 at 8:33 AM

Prayers to the family and to you and your son :(. That is terrible to deal with. But it sounds like you are doing amazing so far on your loss if you are already in Onederland :). Just keep pushing strong mama and maybe you can help your MIL as well

darbyakeep45
by Darby on May. 6, 2012 at 9:18 AM

Hugs to you mama!  I'm sorry to hear about your FIL and hope you find some peace soon...you're right...it's motivation for all of us for sure!

km1970
by on May. 6, 2012 at 10:05 AM

 ((hugs)) to you and your family during this time.

lachelle
by on May. 6, 2012 at 10:22 AM

hugs I I    I'm glad you have some new motivation,but  I am soo sorry for your loss!

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