Down 59 lbs
Just a quick update, (2-11-2016) having a hard time. I want to lose the weight but am lazy and don't want to do the work. Need to change my mind set that is for sure. Still want to do the Dash Diet as my doctor suggested. I have the book and need to read and do!!
I am still struggling to return to MY life. Although is has been almost 2 years since our adult daughter died (cancer) I think I am realizing that there is no returning to what my life was. This is a new path that I now walk and in the quiet moments, some days can be rather bleak.
Most people have lost someone special in their lives. (Though a parent out living a child seems to go against all the laws of nature!)
I have joined a local Healthy Lifestyle Group. We meet once a week, weigh in and talk.
I have to take control of my life so that I can enjoy retirement with my husband and long term, not be a burden on any one. With the cost of health care I have to think of the dollar and cents that my continuing unhealthy life style may cost myself and the family.
I pop in from time to time on Spark but I am not back to full time yet. I held most of my weight loss through out all of this. So that was good but I have a long way to go still.
Thank you for reading, I hope that you find your path to happiness and health even if you stop along the way, never give up on yourself. Life is to short not to live it to its fullest.
Never give up, if that seems to much right now........then say to yourself "I won't give up today but I will think about it tomorrow."
(What that really means is that tomorrow becomes today, and you can not give up on today.)
Just some quotes that I found interesting.
Major mind changes occur when the pain of where you are now, is far greater, than the pain it will take to change!
'If you don't take care of your body - where you gonna live?' By George Carlin.
No one can go back and make a brand new start.
Everyone can start from now and make a brand new ending!
"Women are angels and when someone breaks our wings we simply continue to fly...on a broomstick. We are flexible like that."
WHAT I'M WORKING ON
Drop another 50 pounds. Following the Dash Diet.
Adding more movement each week.
De-clutter my house and garage.
Drink 3-4 liters of water a day.
I am using these numbers to loose about 1-2 pounds a week.
Fiber. 35 plus
Sodium 1,500mg daily
To drink 3-4 liters of water a day.
Currently my BMI is
My husband and I have been together 43yrs.
We had three grown kids. Two girls and a boy.
Our eldest daughter died from cancer.
We have four grandchildren all boys!
But a new baby is on the way and she is a girl!!
I have major health issues.
I have heart problems.
I am a diabetic, and I
I have high blood pressure and kidney stones.
Some issues are better controlled by meds than others.
My latest issue is blood pressure being higher while on medication.
I was born in England so I love English movies, tv shows etc. I love the British humour! I left England when I was 19 years old and I moved to Canada. In 1988 we moved to the USA.
I love to knit. ( That helps keep the hands from food and eating.) Te He
I enjoy reading.
Love my computer. Spark people.
Anything you want to know, please ask.
Secrets of Success
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| Pounds lost: 53.4
Hi Ann, thanks so much for my goodie, have a lovely day.
607 days ago
Hello my friend!
Thank you for the Spark Goodie! I am sorry that the news about Nicole is not better. I am glad that you have made peace with her situation and know that she is dying. That is so hard and I pray for you and your family nightly for peace and goodwill and that Nicole is not in pain. My mom is holding steady and her lungs are looking pretty good so she is doing OK considering she is terminal. I am hoping and praying that she will outlive their diagnosis of 3 years. At the rate she is going, she should well outlive it, but she is weak and can't do much. Any outing she goes on knocks her down for about a week. It's hard to watch, but it's something I've come to terms with.
How are your grandkids doing with Nicole's situation? Will they come to live with you once she is gone? I know that sounds like a harsh question, but it is a reality and it is something that has to be considered. She is lucky to have you as parents and I am so sorry that she is going to have to go this way. Hospice is probably a good option at this time and she knows her body better than anyone. It's good that she is thinking of these things and doesn't want to suffer or put anyone out. If I were in her shoes, I think I would want to die at home too. I don't know if you know another lady on the boards who's name is Starr and her screen name is Teenysmom, but she is going through a similar situation with her husband right now. He contracted a disease while serving in Afghanistan and it caused him to lose the ability to move and he was in a wheelchair and he had to have help eating and going to the bathroom, bathing,etc. Then he was just recently diagnosed with late stage Lou Gherig's disease. He has taken a quick turn for the worse and now is completely bedridden and can only barely move his eyes only and is on hospice. It is only a matter of time before he is gone. I feel so horrible for my friend. There is nothing I can do but listen and be a friend to her.
If there is anything I can do for you, please let me know. I will continue to pray daily for your family and you will be in my thoughts. You are a good friend and I'm sorry you're having to suffer like this. I hope Nicole is not suffering and I hope her death will be peaceful. God bless you and your family and I hope to hear from you again soon!
Hugs and kisses, Lauri
934 days ago
Just dropping by to give you & to let you know I am thinking of you.
936 days ago
Just stopping by to wish you a great weekend. It's been kind of a rough week for me, so I haven't done as well as I should have, but I'm back on track now and ready to face the weekend making healthy choices, drinking my water, and moving a little each day. Are you with me? *smile* WE CAN DO THIS!
938 days ago
for your words of encouragement! I really appreciate it! Things are going as best as they can! I hope you are doing well!
940 days ago