FAMILY FROM OUR WEDDING

Thursday, February 22, 2007

GOOD BYE OLD FRIEND

Last night I got a text message from a friend who informed me that a mutual friend of ours from our previous job had died last night. He was in his mid 40s, married with a little girl about 7 or 8 years old. Very nice guy... He was not feeling well yesterday and his doctor took an xray and told him that tomorrow he needed to see a cardiologist. Tomorrow never came.. he had massive heart attack and died at his home alone.. His wife and daughter found him. Why am I sharing this with you today??? He shared our issues.. over weight, obese.. call it what you want. He was a big guy .. and his heart finally gave out. He had lost weight before. I know I was there... He would often tell me he could tell when I was trying agan because I would start tucking in my shirts... to me this moment defines even more so, why making life changes and not just going on a diet are crucial. Those of us who are in are mid 40s know this to be true... that if we do not make these changes.. our lives will be altered far sooner than we anticipated. I will miss my old friend though we had not spoken in a while now.. it was nice to know that somewhere out there.. there was a friendly face that I might see again.. Now that again is over. I am so sad for his family... sad for his little girl... and wishing that he had just had the power to have turned his life around perhaps this would not have happened.. To those of us that are on our own better health journeys.. let this stand as a reminder that at its most basic level... your changes will extend your chances for a longer life.
Farewell old friend...
Wish me well
Wish you well too
Until Next time...

5 comments:

evansgirls said...

sorry about your friend. I just came upon your blog but I will be coming back. I am starting out at 230 pounds, hoping to lose about 80. I have 4 kids ages 9,7,4 and 3. I wish you the best on your weight loss!!!

Natalie C. said...

Thank you for your encouragement & the comment you left on my blog. Good, good, good for you for losing your 10+ pounds. I can not believe that sad story of the kids losing their dad. You hear more and more stories like that these days. I still like to be in denial and think of the story of my grandma being overweight and living well into her 80s. I am struggling to get the motivation I need. But I won't give up.

Critter said...

I am so sorry about your friend. That is one reason I really want to get my weight under control before I turn 30 so maybe I will be able to stay healthy as I get older.

Tee said...

I am very sorry to hear about the passing of your friend. (((HUGS))) here are some hugs for you.

This scares me and is my major reason for getting healthy. Thank you for the reminder.

Tee said...

oops, the reminder.