I want to thank everyone for the kind comments hoping my back to get better. It is 99% better! I didn't exercise at all last week and really worried I would not lose any weight. I weighed in this morning, I have lost 2.2 lbs!! Yay! That brings my total to 33 lbs lost. I will resume exercise on Monday.
On to the sad news. My babysitter/friend is a very obese woman. She has been watching both of my kids since birth and has put on more and more weight over the years. For the last few months she has been having issues with "rips" in her lower abdomen/bowel area. She has been in and out of the hospital. They told her she needed surgery to fix it but they didn't want to risk doing the surgery at her size. They told her it could kill her. I got a call from her on Thursday night she was in so much pain on her way to the hospital. She was telling me she of course could not watch Olivia Friday. Little did I know that was the last time I would talk to her. She had emergency surgery and got through it. They had to leave her sedated and go back in today to see if the infection was draining properly. Well her body could not take it. Her blood pressure kept dropping and she slipped away from us. I was shocked to hear the news this morning and I am so sad. My kids are at their dad's this weekend so I drove to his house and we talked to them about what happened. It was so hard. I broke my babies hearts. The kids loved her like a grandmother. And she loved them beyond words. We will miss her so much.
Ultimately obesity took her life. This is why we all have to work hard to get this weight off of us. Do it for yourself and for your family. I know I am not gonna let it take me away from my precious babies.