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Starting Over

Friday, April 05, 2013

It's been since late August I was actually active on here, a lot has happened since then. In my personal life, my husband succumbed to leukemia about 6 weeks ago, so I lost him and my 2 step kids at the same time. It's been difficult, but I am getting through it. I decided to go back to school, so I am looking into signing up for fall classes. I also decided to get back into exercising and eating well. I fully believe that my husband's poor lifestyle of smoking, not exercising, drinking a lot of soda, and eating high amounts of unhealthy processed foods, COULD have factored into his getting cancer so young. It may not have, but I feel like maybe just being all around healthier, and setting a good example for my kids, will be good for all of us. I just wish he was still here so we could work on it together. When he was diagnosed he quit smoking and stopped drinking pop, and he made a real effort to be more healthy while he was going through treatment, his cancer was just so aggressive he didn't stand a chance.

Since I've been inactive and eating poorly the last several months, I expected to be worse off, but I've only gained a few pounds in that time. I'm up about 2 lbs since my last weigh in, which I can live with. Just need to work on that muscle tone.

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SANDYBREIT 4/10/2013 11:24PM

    MUGGIN15, I am so sorry about your loss. We have lost several good friends in the past few years, to cancer and complications of diabetes -- it just is never easy, and all of those people could have made better choices that may (or, who knows, may not have) extended their lives. At this point the important thing is for you to take care of yourself and find some way to move on... knowing you have the support of the Spark People community.

Best wishes,

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CM_GARDNER78 4/5/2013 10:53PM

    I am so sorry to hear about your husband! I hope you are doing well. (((HUGS))) I think you are making a good decision to make yourself as healthy as you can for you and for your kids! (((HUGS)))

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JEN-MN 4/5/2013 9:19PM

I wish you strength in moving through this... I commend you for looking toward being a good example for your kids.

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Too much to do..not enough time

Monday, August 27, 2012

As usual I have a million things to do after work, at least I only work until 1 today. I think I have dinner planned, just need to go to the grocery store to get a couple things for it. After that the kids have a few chores and need to help me get the house straightened up because it's a disaster compared to how I usually keep it, but we've had a busy weekend with hubby going back to the hospital and work. Then this evening my son has football practice, which will be fun.
So much still to do before school starts next week. I think I am going to get the kids lunch boxes and let them take cold lunch to school, they beg me every year but usually we can't afford it, but I think we can swing it this year since we are getting some help while my hubby is disabled.
My step-daughter spoke with the prosecutor this morning, so I am waiting to talk to her after I am done with work to see how that went, hopefully well. What a mess that situation is. Hopefully they will let hubby come home from the hospital soon, I miss him and he's going back next week for chemo. :(

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It's gonna be a long day

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Took hubby to the ER with stomach cramps last night and was there until 5:30. They ended up transferring him back to Green Bay so he'll be there probably until his next round of chemo (that's just a guess though). He has some intestinal infection, his ileum is inflamed, I don't really know exactly what all that means so I need to talk to his doctor now that he's back in his regular hospital. So now I get to work this afternoon and deal with his ex-wife and getting his kids back, which she's not returning my texts so I'll probably have to get the police involved because she's nuts.

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GRUNCLE 8/29/2012 8:26AM

    Sorry to hear about all the stress in your life. My prayers will be with your husband, the kids and of course you. Keep us informed on how things are going. We are here for support as much as we can.

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EMERALDIVER 8/26/2012 11:31AM

    Stress will take its tole.....take care of YOU!

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AZMOMXTWO 8/26/2012 11:24AM

  prayers to both of you
the ex will most likely try to use him being sick as to why she did not bring the kids back I hope that if you have to get the police involved that they arrest her it will look very bad on her if she goes to jail but of course if that happens she will bad mouth you and make it all your fault never her own for not being on time.

May the good lord be with you

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ALICIA214 8/26/2012 11:22AM


Oh Dear I hope you get the situatiun with the children resolved without too much trouble and your hubby will be home soon. emoticon emoticon

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Bed time!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

It's bed time for the kids! Yay! I need to relax, I'm tired because I didn't sleep well last night and then had to get up at 5 for work. Poor hubby was sick last night and today, trying to get him to go to the ER. His body needs to be healthy before he starts his next round of chemo in a week and a half. He's so stubborn sometimes.

Maybe instead of a bedtime snack with my leftover calories I'll have a bedtime glass of wine.....


Tired today

Friday, August 24, 2012

It's only 1pm and I feel so tired already. At least I got up and went for a walk again today. 2 miles, not horrible I guess. I didn't walk at a very high pace like I did last time though, I don't think I got my heart rate up at all. I need to get some better sleep tonight because I work early tomorrow.
Made a yummy tuna melt for lunch and it was delicious!

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MUGGIN15 8/25/2012 8:56PM

    My hubby hates tuna and most fish too. I made the tuna melt for lunch since I won't eat shells and cheese for lunch which is what he was eating. Too many calories! I ended up just making a half sandwich to save on calories with less bread, but it was good and pretty filling anyway.

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HHOLT6 8/24/2012 4:28PM

    yum I would love a tuna melt. My husband hates fish and anything "fishy" so I choose to not pick a fight and stay away from "fishy" stuff! But now after reading this I want to eat tuna and take a walk! Thanks! :) emoticon

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