by David Frey
I HAVE HAD A DISEASE SINCE BIRTH CALLED POLYCYCSTIC KIDNEY DISEASE (PKD)
It is considered a terminal disease because, as of yet, there is no cure.
My mother died of PKD when I was only 7 years old (she was 49 yrs. old), leaving 5 children and a loving husband behind.
I knew it was a very genetic disease, but it didn’t really hit me until my older brother had to have a kidney transplant when he was 49 years old.
Then my other brother died of PKD when he was 40 years old.
And I had a third brother who had both his kidneys removed from this body when he was 49 and he died just a couple of years later.
WHEN I TURNED 49, I REALIZED MY TIME WAS SHORT
I knew it was coming, but I tried to put it out of my mind.
But one day, when my family and I were on a summer vacation, all of sudden my feet started to swell up. I knew it had begun.
The moment I got back home I went to see my doctor and he told me, “David, your kidneys are failing.”
After the reality struck me, my thoughts turned to how I would find a kidney donor because I did NOT want to live on a dialysis machine.
My wonderful wife, Ingrid, immediately tested to be my donor. Unfortunately, she was not a match.
Then a friend of mine popped up out of nowhere and tested to be my donor. She wasn’t a match either.
And then a third friend of mine, courageously stepped forward to test for me.
AND TO OUR SHOCK AND AMAZEMENT…
…through the testing, the doctors found a tumor on her kidney!
How crazy is that!
So the next week I was in the hospital with her during her surgery.
Needless to say, she was disqualified as a donor.
FINALLY, THE WIFE OF A FRIEND OF MINE...
…asked if she could test to be my donor and she was a MATCH!!
Her name is Erin Neth and I will thank her till the day I die.
It’s because her that I’m writing you today. Seriously.
But it’s what happened AFTER my kidney transplant that transformed my life.
ONE DECISION THAT CHANGED EVERYTHING
After my transplant I was under “house quarantine” for 30 days.
I could not leave my home because I was highly susceptible to disease because of the immunosuppressant drugs my body was getting used to taking.
Those 30 days gave me a lot of time to think about my future. During those 30 days, I made a BIG decision. I decided that I needed to transform my health.
And what really motivated me to make that decision was…
MY WORST NIGHTMARE!
I knew that my worst nightmare would be losing my donated kidney because I continued with my unhealthy eating habits and sitting on my rear all day.
I could never look my donor, Erin Neth, in the eyes if my body started to reject my kidney because I wasn’t taking the best care of it that I could.
SO I DECIDED IT WAS TIME TO CHANGE
I had to change my health to honor the sacrifice that my donor made for me, and to extend the life of my new organ as long as possible.
But I had the same disease as most other people who live an unhealthy life, even though they know they need to change. In fact, it’s the…
THE NUMBER ONE REASON WHY PEOPLE DO NOT CHANGE
The #1 reason people don’t change is that they simply don’t have a big enough reason to change.
There’s a meme that is floating around on the internet that says…
You see, the reason people don’t change is because they are still too comfortable in their current lifestyle to be motivated enough to pay the price required to change.
People give all kinds of excuses for not trying to better manage their weight and improve their health.
Here’s some STUPID EXCUSES for not trying to lose weight.
Excuse # 1. My whole family is overweight so I’ll always be this way.
Excuse # 2. I just don’t have time to work out or cook meals.
Excuse # 3. Healthy food is too expensive. I can’t afford it.
Excuse # 4. Every time I’ve tried dieting, I fail. So why try?
Excuse # 5. It’s just too hard for me. I don’t have the willpower.
Excuse # 6. I’m too old to start losing weight.
7. etc. etc. etc.
There’s so many reasons that you can tell yourself to self-sabotage your own efforts to get healthy.
THEY ARE ALL FILTHY LIES
None of these excuses are true. They are just convenient lies that we tell ourselves to justify our own lack of effort.
And the longer you believe these lies, the less inner power you’ll have to make the necessary sacrifices to change.
Until you have a reason big enough to overcome the limiting beliefs you have, you’ll continue on your own destructive path.
I was lucky that I had several major reasons for successfully losing weight. Keeping my one and only remaining kidney healthy and respecting my amazing donor, Erin Neth, is a big enough reason for me to pay whatever price is necessary to lose weight and keep it off.
WHAT IS YOUR REASON?
So what is YOUR reason for losing weight? Is it bigger than your excuses for not losing weight?
If it’s not, you’re really not ready.
You’ll be ready and willing when you either get so sick of being overweight OR you are so hungry to look and feel better, that you’re willing to do just about anything to lose the weight.
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