Well today is my 50th Birthday ! On one hand I feel like OH NO I am getting old-I am a half a century old..Ugh.. But on the other hand I am so Blessed By God to still be alive with al my health probs and all I have been thru with my health.. I am so happy that i had the Gastric Bypass and hav elost half of my body weight almost--I am getting there--I have lost 220 lbs and I have 30 more to go to my goal. 8 years ago I was told by my heart doctor that i would only live 2 more years unless i did something drastic to lose the weight like Weight Loss Surgery.. I was trying for 2 yrs to get it done--but of course I ran into probs like at first my insurance did not cover the surgery--then once it did I saw 2 different weight loss surgeons and they refused to operate on me as i was such a HIGH Risk..I was 448 lbs and filled with Fluid and could not breath or walk -I was in a wheel chair cause I could not walk more than 3 steps with out my legs giving out...A size 5x was tight on me and some clothes were a size 6x..When I look back and remember it is hard to believe that was me in my mind--I made a promise to myself that I will never forget how close I was to death and I am so greatful to God for his Blessings. I also am so happy for all of you here on Spark People who have givenme support,motivation and encouragement along the way the past 5 yrs..I thank also the man who created Spark People--sorry I am forgetting his name.. I have made so many friends on SP..Even tho I am stuck with bad Diabetic complications for the rest of my life I am in better shape now that my diabetes is under great control and I am not on Insulin any longer.. .ust felt I had to share my life experience since 50 is what we call a Milestone age..Lol.. God Bless you all and remember to take one day at a time....Hugs and Prayers my friends.. Love Susie SMith from PA
CTUPTON Happy Birthday--and many more! You have a very inspiring story! I wish you the best to never give up. Sparkpeople.com is the best place to be for support. Prayer certainly helps, too. OK...praying for you now for healing and a long life! Do the work and then trust in the Lord. We can do this! Chris 3079 days ago
Happy Birthday!!! The years go faster the older you get, seems like yesterday I was 50 and in a few months I will be 72. Had some serious health problems, but I am getting better and stronger every day. Nothing quite like God's Blessings!! Enjoy yourself with your new found body!! 3080 days ago
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ....... HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! This is a joyous occasion ...... "50" represents five decades on this planet that is not always Easy Street ....... So hooray for you! ......... It is really funny how fast the years seem to fly by ........ On this Tues I turn 66! ...... That's quite a few miles too ...... But the more I look @ life, I see it all as merely numbers ........ Some have more, some less ....... The main thing is to stay happy and healthy ....... God has blessed you and you were so nice to give the credit to "Him" first, and then everyone else .......... Happy B-day to both of us ....... and we'll keep on keepin on ...... 3080 days ago
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, & CONGRATULATIONS! Yes, God has blessed you abundantly!
I wish I had gotten my weight at least a little bit under control by my 50th - other than that, I was like you when I arrived at that milestone. 18 years later, I'm finally doing a better job of following healthy eating guidelines. Since most of the women in my ancestry lived well into their 90's (a couple of centurians, too), I figure I still have 25 or 30 years left in this body if I get it healthy - maybe I'll even live to be a great grandmother!
Have a blessed "rest of the day," & a fantastic weekend. Keep up the good work!