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A Very Sad Week

Thursday, February 14, 2013

On Saturday while the blizzard was raging in Maine, my sister who had been in NY with my parents, along with her husband called to say that my mother who has been ill for a very long time, was failing rapidly and that I needed to get to NY. We were unable to leave until Sunday morning due to weather conditions, but after experiencing car troubles and losing about two hours of what should have been travel time,we arrived at my parents' home at 9 Sunday night. Although she was not conscious, I believe she knew that all her children were there with her. She died early Monday afternoon. The funeral was yesterday. My parents celebrated their 71st wedding anniversary last August. That is not typo, my father is devastated, which is an understatement. I am too sad to think of much else, especially my eating. Today is my weigh in day, but don't have my scale, it will have wait until I am home, though I do not know when that will be. I will be back to SP full force then. emoticon

  
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QUEENMOXIE 2/24/2013 10:25AM

    I am very sorry to hear of your loss... emoticon

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DEETZ1 2/23/2013 3:23PM

    I am so sorry. My Dad died this past summer... 60 years for my Mom and Dad... and yes, very difficult for Mom. Know that your Mom is in a better place and she knows you were with her. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family. Hang in there.. you have lots of people who care!

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SAD64PSYCH 2/23/2013 9:14AM

    Thank you all for your kind words. They have been much appreciated by me and by my family!

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NEWRUNNER2 2/14/2013 10:01PM

    Very sorry for your loss.

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TOPS-TORTOISE 2/14/2013 10:20AM

    I'm sorry that you lost your mother. It's too bad that you couldn't get there sooner because of the weather. I believe your mom knew you were there. Even though she was not conscious her spirit was aware of what was going on around her. It's a rough time to go through when you lose a loved one. My dad passed away 18 years ago from cancer. Take the time you need to grieve, but remember to take care of yourself too.
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MIDCOASTMOXIE 2/14/2013 8:29AM

    I am so sorry to hear about this loss. It was a blessing that you were able to eventually make it to her bedside before she died and that her spirit was able to feel the presence of all her children surrounding her.

You are in my thoughts and prayers. I am impressed that even during this tragic time you have kept your long-range health plan in view and intend on returning to your program when you return home.

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SUPERSAY 2/14/2013 7:14AM

    Sorry for your loss.

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CLUMBOY 2/14/2013 7:11AM

    very sorry for your loss---glad you were able to make the journey and be there with her. prayers for your comfort--your mom is with the angels now.

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GRANDMAPENGUIN1 2/14/2013 7:05AM

  Mary Ann so sorry for your loss. Prayers are going your way.

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GARDENCHRIS 2/14/2013 7:01AM

    I am so very Sorry..

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Snowstorm Impending

Thursday, February 07, 2013

Here I am in cold (2 degrees right now), but sunny, Maine.....and hearing that we have a veritable blizzard coming our way. I am NOT pleased!!! I have been planning to go back to the Y on Saturday, now that my stomach bug has disappeared and my sciatica has been relieved as a result of getting steroid injections in my back on Monday. I guess I am going to have to make an alternate plan for exercising - maybe an old video or the ancient treadmill we have here at home (that always makes my knees hurt). I NEED to get back to exercising - it has been way too long!

On the positive side, this week I lost 1.5 lbs. (though maybe the stomach bug is the real reason for this). I want to keep the momentum going, hence the need to get back to moving my body. emoticon

  
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CYND59 2/7/2013 9:27AM

    I have the news on right now and they are talking about NEMO. Does not sound good. My son is at Norwich University in Vermont and he was planning on driving to Boston for the weekend. I sure hope he does not try it.
Stay safe!

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LOSE4LIFE47 2/7/2013 9:26AM

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JOHNMARTINMILES 2/7/2013 9:26AM

    2 degrees! WOW! It was 70 yesterday in the ATL. I was tempted to put the top down on the convertible but I resisted.

Keep on keepin' on and

Make Today a Great Day!

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Cold, but Clear

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

So it was 4 degrees this morning when I got up - it's warming up; the temperatures are no longer below zero!

My stomach bug has finally abated, but now I am sidelined by having had two steroid shots in my back yesterday to treat the severe sciatica pain I have been experiencing. I am stiff and sore today - guess it will be another lazy day.

I really am missing my morning exercise and cannot wait 'til I feel good enough to go back to the Y and get my body going again -and burning some additional calories!!! Inever thought I would feel this way about missing my time on the treadmill and weight machines, but it is true!

I hope all my friends here on SP are feeling well and enjoying the day! emoticon

  
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NEWRUNNER2 2/5/2013 10:02PM

    You wrote: I really am missing my morning exercise and cannot wait...

It's so great that you're looking forward to getting back into the swing of things.

Take care of yourself until then!



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SUZI219 2/5/2013 10:53AM

    Exercise can get a little addicting!!! I hope that you are feeling good enough to get back to your normal routine soon!!! emoticon

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Groundhog's Day

Saturday, February 02, 2013

I cannot believe it is February already! I hope that little critter predicts an early spring for us, though here in Maine, that could mean in July! LOL

I have begun to feel somewhat better - though my digestive system still isn't working right and I am really tired. I guess this will be another lazy day emoticon

  
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NEWRUNNER2 2/4/2013 2:15PM

    (Laughing) Yeah--I doubt early spring comes to us here in Minnesota, either.

Keep taking care of yourself.

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A New Month - A New Me????

Friday, February 01, 2013

Here it is the start of a new month, and for me that means an upcoming birthday, too, so I figure it can really be the start of a new me. Actually, I think the new me started on January 1st, when I got serious here on Sparkpeople, but now I am recommitting to making THIS month a good one as well. Right now I can barely eat because of this nasty "bug," but I know that once this has passed I will be back at the Y exercising - because I actually miss it right now!!! I realized that I have eaten only 2 cookies since the first of January (a major accomplishment for me) and I don't feel deprived. I will have to plan things so that I can enjoy a slice of birthday cake when the time comes, but I know that is possible. I am thinking that I will ask my hsuband to get an ice cream cake to share with our family here in Maine, because any left-overs will not call to me the way a regular cake would, even though I will enjoy the slice i plan to have. Well, this blog has turned into a stream of consciousness. so I will stop right now. emoticon

  
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PIXIE-LICIOUS 2/1/2013 9:59AM

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MIDCOASTMOXIE 2/1/2013 9:50AM

    Hope you feel better soon. And congrats on the control you've demonstrated during January. Good plan for the birthday cake, having things that don't overly tempt you are such a help....you'll be able to enjoy a portion of cake, and then walk away. Keep it up, February will be another month of progress!

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NFGFANIAM 2/1/2013 9:40AM

    Thanks for sharing!!!

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