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  • v MAVERICK59
    I am so glad you are back Betsy! I was wondering where you had wandered off to! I am so sorry about your friend's passing. The hard part about loving people is that we have to face losing them. But at least we were blessed enough to have had the opportunity to know and love them.
    Will you be with family for the holidays? I hate to think of you being alone.

    Big Hug from California,
    1783 days ago
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    I sure hope you are feeling better. I am so sorry for the emotional pain you have ben having.
    I didn't see this message before today because you left it on your page instead of mine. I am concerned about you.
    Can you drop me a note on my page when you have time and let me know how you are doing?
    I hope your holiday is at least peaceful. I know joyful may be too much to ask this soon after losing your dear friend.
    1795 days ago
    I keep forgetting that I have a Spark page! I'm sorry I didn't see this earlier.

    I had kind of a tough week. I lost my longest friend (46 years! we went to Kindergarten together) very suddenly. Massive heart attack. Didn't see that coming. He has 15 year old twins and the world's best heart is bleeding for them.

    Then I got sick not even 48 hours later :( So hardly able to walk the dogs. Frustrated because I wanted to go to the gym at least 4 times this week....yet I haven't gotten there even once.


    When did life get to be such a struggle? Forty years ago my biggest concern was if my mom was going to run out of Peanut Butter and Marshmellow fluff sandwiches or PopTarts!

    I sure hope that you are having a much better week.

    How is that adorable grandchild of yours doing?

    1824 days ago
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    How are you doing today? emoticon
    1831 days ago
  • v MAVERICK59
    From one old battleaxe to another: emoticon

    Hi, welcome to Sparkpeople. I try to send this message to help folks with the website because I found it a bit difficult in the beginning. I am not anyone special, just someone trying to gain control of my health, just like you. I hope you enjoy this website as much as I do. I have gotten so much out of it. I have met some wonderful folks on this website.
    This can feel a bit overwhelming at first, but don't give up.(All the advertising can feel distracting, but it keeps it free for all of us. Just ignore it if you want.)
    Explore a little at a time.
    Scroll through other member pages, if you see anyone you would like to have as a spark friend, just click the little button at the top and that will add them to your friend list.
    If you are confused, ask questions on the Messages Boards, under the Get Help section.
    Under the Message Boards tab, check out Sparkpeople Café and the Sparkpeople Game Room. There are a lot of fun running posts on these message boards.
    Check your Sparkpoint page and see where you can earn more points. It’s fun to use the points to buy and give the ‘goodies’ to yourself or to other Sparkpeople.
    Be kind to yourself and take it one day at a time. Expect set backs and just ride them out.Don't compare yourself to others.Don’t ever give up, instead, reach out. That is what we are all here for.
    I promise, it gets better, one day at a time.
    I like to think of daily food control like the pages of a book. One page (day) is not very thick, hardly seems worth the effort, but when you close the book the thickness of all the pages (days) together really have an impact. It is up to you to decide if the story is a good one.

    1840 days ago