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Changes In My Life

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

I am just now ready to put into words here the issues I have been dealing with
since the last of 2013.

I don’t want to go into details, but in the few short weeks of December, my husband began to feel tired, weak, and lethargic. By the first week of January, he was admitted to the hospital and diagnosed with pneumonia, and later, congestive heart failure. Despite two hospitals, ICU units, multiple doctors, and massive doses of antibiotics, twenty days later on January 28th, I lost my husband. Since then, I have been dealing with the loss of my husband, the financial and legal matters that go along with that loss, and wondering what to do next.

I haven’t been able to lose weight, but I haven’t gained either. I go up and down. Weight and emotions, both on a seesaw! I will find my way back to losing weight and being healthier, but I just don’t know exactly when or how. Just that it will happen.

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DS9KIE 8/9/2014 9:32AM

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PATTIE441 8/3/2014 10:49PM

    I am so sorry my friend. My heart and love and prayers go out to you!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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WOUBBIE 7/9/2014 6:22PM


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    Oh no!! I am so sorry!!!! I had no idea but am glad you told us. My heart goes out to you. I will be praying for you during this difficult time. emoticon

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CAROLSMOM1 7/9/2014 12:14PM

    I am so sorry for your sudden loss of your husband and what you are going through now. it is good that you are writing about it now on Spark. My prayers are with you.

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    I'm glad you are writing about it here on Sparkpeople, it's a sign that youare ready to start thinking about other things and trying to get your life back. I'm so sorry that happened. What a huge shock that must have been to have him get sick and pass so quickly!

We are here to support you.


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MOM2ACAT 7/8/2014 4:26PM

    I am so sorry for you loss. emoticon

We lost my dad suddenly almost 3 years ago. I remember how stressful it was for my mom; not only the grief, but like you said, also all the legal and financial stuff. My prayers are with you.

Shari from the Class of 2006 Team.

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MOJO0607 7/8/2014 2:48PM

    My most sincere regrets on the loss of your husband. When my father passed away from heart failure at 54 years of age, my Mom was suddenly left with 5 children to raise on her own, and felt adrift and alone for many months. Since that time, though, she has been able to regain focus on what matters most to her in life and has rebuilt a life with her health as a focus, surrounded by her pets, and with family at the forefront of her support network. I am amazed at the independent and self-reliant person she has become and so proud to say I am her daughter. The way will not be easy, and there will be sad days that hit you out of nowhere, but there is light and many many things to take comfort and even joy from. Best wishes on your continued journies...

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1925 Model T Ford

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

I got to ride in this little beauty yesterday. Great fun.

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CAROLSMOM1 7/2/2014 10:58AM

    It brings back memories of my childhood! Thank you for posting the picture. emoticon

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MOM2ACAT 7/1/2014 5:09PM

    How cool! That looks like fun!

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GAYLLYNNE 7/1/2014 5:09PM

    Wow, I bet that was fun!

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    My ex hubby and I had a 1930 Model A. They are a lot of fun!

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Appalachian Craft Center

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

A few shots from today.

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CAROLSMOM1 5/16/2014 10:12PM

    What a beautiful setting to be creative.

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 5/15/2014 10:47AM

    I've read good things about that place. Thanks for sharing some pictures of it.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 5/14/2014 10:40AM

    It's a really neat looking place!

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LAFROGGIE 5/13/2014 10:04PM

    Awesome! Wonder if I can get a blown-glass frog?

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Snow & Ice

Friday, February 14, 2014

This picture was taken yesterday, February 13, 2014 of my back yard and across the lake.

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 2/16/2014 4:24AM


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MAYA_ANGEL 2/14/2014 7:08PM

    You are lucky to have so much nature where you live (said the city girl!)

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MOM2ACAT 2/14/2014 4:57PM

    Beautiful view!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 2/14/2014 10:55AM

    Yep, got the same stuff here. I hope this is the last one. LOL.

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LOVELESMILLS 2/14/2014 9:21AM

  Happy Valentine's Day

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SUZIPAM1 2/14/2014 9:17AM

    oh my goodness i love that

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12/9/13 Do Over

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

12/9/13 – 141.6 Do Over (ETL)
I have decided to go back to a vegan (or almost vegan) diet to lose the pounds I’ve gained. I am almost back to where I started. So here’s to the start of losing close to 10 pounds.
B – 20 oz water
L @ 11:30 a.m. – ˝ cup grapefruit, 1 T chia, ˝ cup hash browns, 1 tsp coconut oil
S - @ 2:30 p.m. – 40 g bread, 2 T almond butter, coffee
D - @ Spicy carrots, onions & chickpeas & end of kalamata bread, red wine
Ex – 25 minutes on treadmill

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2BDYNAMIC 12/19/2013 10:17PM

    How is it going? .......... Are you staying with the Vegan (or modified?) .......... Just wanted to stop by and say emoticon ............. Wishing you well ............... and I appreciate you posting on some recent blogs. emoticon

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 12/10/2013 7:34PM

    sounds like a great dinner!

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PRINCESS_SOFI 12/10/2013 5:29PM

    I would suggest eating something for breakfast because it speeds up your metabolism for the rest of the day.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 12/10/2013 12:34PM

    Good luck!!

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