So sad today

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  1. malaika

    malaika Lover of Extra Easy

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    During my lunch break at work today I had the very sad news that my brother-in-law passed away from a heart attack.
    Lance had just turned 57.
    He was a wonderful man, always there for everyone, and taken from us so young.
    He was hugely overweight, diabetic and drank like a fish, so I guess he was a time bomb waiting to go off. It still is a shock, though.
    Walking on the beach in Durban, South Africa, with his wife, he collapsed and died on the spot.
    Although saddened by the news, I still decided to go to WI today. I was not in the frame of mind to stay for class but felt the need to go anyway. I didn't expect to lose anything as I downed quite a few glasses of brandy and diet coke (my tipple) to drown my sorrows but I still lost a pound!
    I may be going with my hubby to South Africa to be with the family and attend the funeral but we have to be back by the 14th as our son is getting married on the 15th!
    When I am sad, anxious or worried I can't eat so I don't expect to lose any weight in the next couple of weeks, but that is not my priority right now.
    I am not going to worry about my weight loss at all, but will be back on track a.s.a.p.
    I won't be indulging in a lot of bad things but can't think of eating right now!
     
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  3. Daisybank

    Daisybank Hmmmmmm!

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    hugs
     
  4. sarahandmolly

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    Oh honey (((Hugs))) I am really sorry to hear about your loss :(
    Well done on the lb loss chick, not to worry about the forth coming weeks. You just concentrate on yourself and your family. Speak soon xxx
     
  5. Donnie46

    Donnie46 Slow but sure....

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    Sonia, I am so very sorry for your sad loss, such a shock to you, my thoughts are with you, and well done on your loss too, take care my dear. X
     
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    jessabelle needs more willpower!

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    I'm so sorry. Hope you are okay. I will be thinking of you xx
     
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    hugs and prayers sent your way. take care hun.x
     
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    Hi Sonia,

    Very sorry to hear about your loss, deepest sympathy to you and your family.:hug99:

    Love Mini xxx
     
  9. malaika

    malaika Lover of Extra Easy

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    Thank you all.
    Your support, as always, is really appreciated.
     
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    Oh god, I am so sorry to hear this, i would give you a massive hug if i could (((((((((hug))))))))) xx
     
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    Take heart,
    death is inevitable! May God help you and other family(ies) members
    to bear this loss
     
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    Oh hunny.
    Im sending you every ounce of strength i have. *hugs* I hope you find strength in your family and can slowley begin to get back to normality soon. Maybe your son's wedding can be an event to look forward to to lift your mood from such terrible news.
    I wish you all the best and send all my love to you all.
    xx
     
  13. malaika

    malaika Lover of Extra Easy

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    Once again, thank you!
    The support and friendship here is fantastic.
    I really appreciate it.
     
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    So sorry to hear about your loss.
     
  15. weemo

    weemo Trying again!!!

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    Sorry to hear of your loss Sonia, take care hun *hugs* xxx
     
  16. IreneH

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    So sorry to hear about your brother in law. My thoughts and prayers are with you all

    Irene xx
     
  17. Roz V

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    So sorry Malaika, sudden death like this is so hard to cope with, even when it isn't totally unexpected.

    We'll all miss your friendly, helpful posts, but you must concentrate on your family at this sad time. Best Wishes for the Wedding.
     
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    Scarlet Daisy Hungry For Life

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    Sorry to hear about this. Look after yourself.
     
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    How sad. It sounds like he was a lovely man - it must be a dreadful shock to everyone. I hope all the family and friends can pull together and support each other through this.
     
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    judimac Mad old Bat with Attitude

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    My thoughts are with you. I know it's no consolation, but he passed away quickly in a wonderful setting and was obviously happy. How heartbreaking for his wife.
     
  22. Sticky

    Sticky I will succeed!!!

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    Oh sweetheart I am so sorry for your loss *hugs*

    I know you said he was overweight and all that, but that's so sudden for you all - my heart and thoughts are with you.

    Well done for going to WI still and also for being sensible about SW for the next few weeks.

    All the best sweetie - really am sorry for your loss xxx
     
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