Yesterday, I went to our neighbor's funeral. He struggled with lung cancer for 5 years...after he found out he had the disease, he took every possible measure to prolong his life...he has a wife and daughter who is a now a jr. in college. When he first got the disease, he was determined to see her out of high school and saw her till her jr. year of college and actually waited to die until after her finals, even though he was in great pain. Living that long with the disease is amazing.
At the funeral last night, I really was humbled by the fact that even though he had a horrible disease, he really fought to live and took every measure to prolong his life. I want to look obesity in the eye and treat it the same way. It was a great and humbling lesson. Life is precious...fight for it...Don't let obesity get in the way of living and thriving. Health is such a gift!!!