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I Am Moving Forward With My Life

Hugh McKee Hugh McKee

I lost my wife of 21 years back in December 2014, after a brief battle with Breast Cancer. I had spent the three-year battle taking care of her and our kids with not much thought to myself. In that time and the months after her passing, I have ballooned in weight and was beginning to have some health issues. I went to the Wellness day at SJO, got my blood work done, blood pressure and weighed. To my surprise, my blood work came back all within the normal ranges. I was shocked at what the scale had read - 315 lbs. My blood pressure was like 150/90. It was right then and there that I realized I had to do something. I had two kids that I needed to be there for. I committed myself to eating super healthy and lean, began exercising again and worked with the Choose Well folks on counseling sessions that I set up when I completed my Choose Well profile. Over the next 18 weeks, I dropped 65 lbs and had a better outlook on where I was headed, mentally. I could have easily checked out mentally when my wife passed away, but with the help from friends and the Choose Well program, I am moving forward with my life.