Hi, Welcome to SP!! It's good to have you here with us!
I am so sorry for the loss of your mom! Mine died of cancer almost 19yrs ago, so I know how tough it is. But I am so glad you have decided to focus on YOU!! If you follow SP's recommendations for nutrition & fitness, and never give up, you will amaze yourself at what you can achieve!!
When you get a chance, set up your own Spark page-it's a great place for fellow Sparkers to drop by and leave you comments & goodies to encourage you on your journey! And feel free to add me to your friend list-we're all in this together!!