Baby Grace's Mommy, our niece, is in the middle.
Our beautiful Mike's restaurant, La Planche del Mar, St. John, Virgin Island, March, 2011
Mike's birthday, July 18, 2011, would have been 33 yrs. old
I've been on SparkPeople for almost 2 years. But my whole work fell apart last July 7, 2011. Our beautiful son, Mike, died from an accidental fall down the stairs in his home. We had his funeral the day before his 33rd birthday. Left behind are my husband & I, his 2 sisters, his wife & 4 1/2 year old son, and their unborn child who's due to come in November. I can't think of anything worse to have happen to our family. I have spent many days in bed, unable to function. Needless to say, my diet & exercise program took a way, back, sad seat to my grief. I forced myself to go to our Rec Center for the first time today since Mike's death. I refer to time now as BMD & AMD, before Mike's death & after Mike's death. I'm going to try my darnedest (sp?) to pick myself up, dust myself off, & start all over again. Our family is trying to find our new "normal." Nothing will ever be the same, but we have to go on. The world won't stop & neither can we. Enough already. I'm starting again on my path to good health. I still want to watch Mike's Children's weddings!
One of my goals is to lose another 10 lbs. I took off 30 lbs. last year and am proud of that. My other goal is to get off my high cholesterol medication. I was able to cut it in half after my weight loss, and now, I've cut it in half again. Soon I'd like to be rid of it completely.
My husband and I have joined a Shape-It-Up Challenge at our gym for the next 8 weeks. I will be exercising by walking, using the elliptical, and taking some classes at the gym. I am tracking my food intake on Sparkpeople to ensure proper nutrition.
I am Betty Prout and I live in Milan, OH. I belong to the Wednesday Walkabout hiking group. I also belong to the Ernsthausen Recreation Center, Norwalk. I am married to a wonderful man, Steve, have 3 wonderful kids, and 4 brilliant grandkids.
I love to read, watch movies, bowl, visit local wineries, sing in the church choir, Facebook with my family and friends (it's the only way I get to see my grandchildren who live in California and St. John, VI.) Exercise makes me feel great!
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