Lose weight now....here is one of my reasons I am glad!!!!

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  1. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

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    Well, yesterday I spent a few hours with dad on the roof. He has been trying to get a new roof on all summer and it seems like rain is always in the way. The last 4 days have been beautiful so we got to get a nice chunk done the last couple of days.

    I am happy to say that I helped. I can honestly say that 6 months ago there is no way I would of went and helped him more then an hour or so. I was so dang lazy that I would of found a way to get out of it.

    Dad is over 50 and has many aches and pains from years of motercycle wrecks and his job. In the last 2 years he has had rotator cuff surgery, acl and mcl work on his knees. Broke his hand and other bones. The guy is a trooper though and has never shyed away from work.

    Today I was there from a little after 10 until about 7:30 on the roof with him. He took the day off work to try and get what was tore off covered before the rain came tomorrow. It was great just to spend time with him and talk. He works his tail off and refuses to ask for help from anyone. He is up there all day long and of course we worry about him. I am just glad that I got off my lazy azz and realized there are more important things in life then TV or the computer.

    Losing the weight has helped me so much in life with my family. I want to be alot more active and today was just awesome. I am sore, with blisters on both hands, back hurts, knees hurt, but I can honestly say I smiled from ear to ear all day just being able to do the work and not feel so exausted. I would do it again tomorrow knowing how sore I would be.

    This is motivation for me to keep the weight off and for anyone else that needs to fight the battle. Life is short people and there is so much out there. Yeah, laying around is easy to do, but you are missing out on so much in life.

    Please, take the weight loss fight and lose it today. Do it why you can because you never know what you will miss out on.

    To hear my dad tell me thanks for all the help, brought tears to my eyes folks, the guy does not show emotion. I will sleep good tonight with a smile on my face.
     
  2. LiquidSteel

    LiquidSteel New Member

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    I have yet to meet ya and shake your hand, but Im proud of ya Tea! Keep up the good work!

    Kenny
     

  3. GoFish_Tony

    GoFish_Tony New Member

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    I totally agree. I'm dang proud of you too Matt!
     
  4. FishMan

    FishMan New Member

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    good for you Tea, thats great.
     
  5. ka_c4_boom

    ka_c4_boom New Member

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    amazing how being fit can change your attitude for the better , its not only healthy for the body but for the spirit aswell ,

    we are all proud of you tea keep up the hard work and it will get easier
     
  6. alands94

    alands94 Active Member

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    Amen, brother! Couldn't say it better myself.
     
  7. derbycitycatman

    derbycitycatman Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like ya had a good workout, sometimes it feels good to work your butt off.
     
  8. TDawgNOk

    TDawgNOk Gathering Monitor (Instigator)

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    Man, I'm proud of ya Matt!!!

    Now, come down here and loose about 150 lbs for me, would ya?
     
  9. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

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    Well, wore out, time for bed early tonight. LMAO

    Thanks everyone for the replies.
     
  10. janton311

    janton311 New Member

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    Thanks for sharing buddy...
     
  11. duxsrus

    duxsrus New Member

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    Glad to hear you're getting out and enjoying doing things that otherwise you wouldn't have been able to do. It proves your whole family is benefitting from your accomplishment. Congrats again!!!
     
  12. Bubbakat

    Bubbakat New Member

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    Matt thanks for helping your dad. I understand him because I do think him and I are cut from some of the same cloth. He thanked you because you finally did what he wanted you to do and that wasn't helping put the roof on it was taking control of your life and health.

    I give you a pat on the back and next time you see your father just give him a big ole bear hug you might discover we aren't has hard as we pretend to be.:lol:
     
  13. splitshot

    splitshot New Member

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    Way to go Tea, ya done a good thing brother.:smile2:
     
  14. MRR

    MRR New Member

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    Really proud of you TEA. I know your dad is also, It sounds like he is a lot like me,won't ask for help ,but deep down inside all us older folks really appericate it when we do get it,just won't ask. Too much pride i guess. I can relate to the being sore,you used parts of the body thats not use to being used. Been there ,done that. It only hurts for a couple days:roll_eyes: Now you can really get out and enjoy life.Just keep it up and you'll be back in shape before you know it. GOD BLESS and Hang In There.

    Proud Of You Man!!
     
  15. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

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    Wow, talk about sore this morning. I think I discovered some body parts can get sore that I did not know about. LMAO Blisters on every finger and thumb on my right hand from swinging the hammer. My left index finger has a big chunk out of it from where I missed the nail. ouch!!

    But, alive and kicken and had a great nights sleep.

    Thanks everyone for the kind replies.
     
  16. dgde4x4man

    dgde4x4man New Member

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    That is awsome hoss. Today is the day I kick mine off. I tried a few weeks ago but today is going to be the day I start and stick to it!
     
  17. rebelzgrl76

    rebelzgrl76 New Member

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    Great that you were able to help your Dad like that. Thats just a really good thing. I am sure that he was very thankful for your efforts. That deserves not only a good pat on the back but a real big hug!

    Way to go Matt!!!:smile2:
     
  18. olefin

    olefin New Member

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    Tea, that is great. I'm very proud of you.

    Getting access weight off is the best thing a person can do for them self and their love ones.

    And it was a pleasure to meet you at the National.
     
  19. pk_powell

    pk_powell New Member

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    Tea! Bless your heart! I'm very proud of you,to help your dad like that was absolutely wonderful.:big_smile: :big_smile: :big_smile:
     
  20. JAinSC

    JAinSC Active Member

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    On top of everything else, it sounds like your Dad raised a damn fine son.'
    God bless you both.
    (And just so you know - that's not a phrase I use often.)