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Journey

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Wouldn't take nothing for my journey now ...It's been a year now since I lost my husband but every day I remember him especially for empowering me to believe in myself. When I get down which isn't too often now ,Praise the Lord ,I think about his support and how he pushed me to stand my ground. All the experiences I've had have been a learning experience and I must say I'm wiser. I've lost weight and my family and gym rat friends have begun to notice which has given me a boost. Gotta keep on working towards my goal emoticon

  
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FLOINTHESUN 7/15/2009 11:33AM

    I can feel your energy just reading your post, very inspiring !
I wish you the very best on your journey !

Flo

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Hurricane Ike

Tuesday, September 30, 2008


It's been several months since I began my journey and I must say it has been enlightening. Also survived Hurricane Ike with small damage to my home and property but it was really a test of my faith. We had no power for five plus days and no water pressure for three,but alas my survival instincts kicked in we caught rain water in buckets to flush the toilets and boiled the water on our butane cooker to wash dishes. I believe that a lesson was to be learned from that experience,sometimes the Lord has to humble you in order to make you appreciate the things that you have. Glory be to God !!! I'm a believer !!! My heart and prayers go out to those who lost family members during and after the storm. You can replace worldly possessions but you can't replace your family. The insurance adjuster came and it wasn't a surprise to me that he proclaimed the damage to my roof wasn't storm related,my a/c unit that was hit and isn't working just needs freon (never checked the unit)and the dent can be combed out in the unit,the replacement of the fence is questionable it's funny after my deductible I'll probably owe them money :) Life's lessons sometimes they're hard....Praise be to God ....

  
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BUSBYBOTTOM 9/30/2008 10:58AM

    Praising God that you survived with minor damage. Ask for a second opinion! If you can do it with doctors you can do it with insurance.
Blessings,
Vicky

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Lonely

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

As I travel on this journey I'm embarrassed to say that I should've been eating healthy and exercising perhaps it would've helped my husband in his struggles. I haven't been alone for quite some years and it's really hard ,my comfort at this time is my dog Pantry who sleeps with me . In my desperate need for companionship I've even posted with Personals on several sites and even though I say that I want responses I doubt that I would respond due to my low self esteem at this time in my life. Funny all my life I've joked that even though I was fat I was always able to have a man. After having the experience of my husband truly loving me I'm not willing to settle as I did before meeting my husband. I must admit I'm a little jealous even envious when I see couples cause I fear that I will never have someone to listen and hold me tight me I'm scared. Enough of this .....

  
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RETIREDEDUGATOR 9/9/2008 11:02AM

    Hello PADAMS3, I am sorry that you lost your husband and you are feeling lonely. Please try not to blame yourself for your husband's health problems. Adults make their own choices in life. The Sparkpeople website offers a lot of support & resources. I just joined myself in July. I also should have been eating right & excercising regularly over the past 40 or more years. Now that I am retired, I am really trying to improve my health by finally staying committed to weight loss & exercise. I know you can do it too, because of all the success stories I have read about on Sparkpeople. Don't give up! emoticon

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HAMSAGIRL 9/9/2008 11:01AM

    You are going in the right direction, keep it up! It gets easier one day at a time, but you just have to keep going:-)

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BUSBYBOTTOM 9/9/2008 10:27AM

    God still loves you and holds you tight!
Blessings,
Vicky

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