As a father, my desire to lose weight has more to do with my child than myself. I want to be healthy so that I can be there for him as he grows up. But, what about the father who gets healthy so that his child can live? That’s a man who gets my undying respect.
Eduardo Camargo’s baby girl was was born with a condition requiring a liver transplant. Eduardo could have been a donor but, he had a problem — he was too overweight. The buildup of fat in his liver had ruled him out.
This is where a father’s love kicked in. Refusing to accept fate, Eduardo Camargo worked himself down from over 210 pounds to 180 pounds in a matter of two months. He watched what he ate, drank only water and ran over 20 miles a week.
With little time left, he was able to donate a portion of his liver to his daughter, saving her life. Because of the regenerative nature of a healthy liver, Eduardo Camargo has already grown most of his back.
Why lose weight? I can’t give you every reason here but, one reason just might be that your kids need you.