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Losing a loved one

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

This past week I lost my brother-in-law....he was such a great person. It's very hard on me right now watching my sister and her three young boys go through SO much pain.
I have been staying at her house for support along with my dad.
I know I need to take care of myself also, but right now all I can think about is her.
Today i'm taking the boys to the pool to get their mind off of things and were also going to take a day just for shopping with them.
I live 3 hours away from her and when I need to leave after this next weekend, I don't know what i'm going to do.
The first think I know I need to do is get back on track of eating right and drinking my water, I have been SO far off on that.
I sorry if i'm not making any sense...I feel like i'm taking in circles and nothing is right.

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HRHURYK 7/27/2012 8:55PM

    Peace be with you and your family in this difficult time emoticon

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CATANTIGO 7/27/2012 8:40AM

    Big hugs to you and your family.

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DDHEART 7/27/2012 8:10AM

    Talking in circles is all right...keep coming to SP to purge yourself of the sad thoughts and worries and concerns. I know that you will find ways to continue to be supportive even though there is a distance. emoticon

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EDELWEISS33 7/25/2012 10:30PM

    I think talking about it and being there for them is the best. I am so proud of you! Keep on celebrating the good memories of him. I always have felt that even though they have gone on, I have inklings they are still present and still exist.

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1CRAZYDOG 7/25/2012 9:09PM

    I am so sorry for the loss and you are doing the best you can under the circumstances. Hugs and prayers.

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CINDYRINAL 7/25/2012 3:27PM

    You are hurting right now and it is hard to think of anything but your loss.

However, your post sounds like you want some encouragement. First, don't beat up on yourself. Second, remember, small steps. Maybe you can get back to drinking your water again. Then add tracking your food. I bet that will get you back to eating right.

You are not helping your sister or her children by not doing what it right for you. Maybe you can turn this into a challenge - honoring your brother-in-law by making yourself healthier and more able to be there for your sister.

Be good to yourself. Take care.

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A great b-day

Friday, June 29, 2012

I have to say that yesterday 6/28 was my birthday and I have a fantastic day...I have such wonderful family and friends....I got lots a great gifts and just lots of b-day wishes and that's all it takes to make a perfect day!!

I did go over my calorie intake, just because of all the wonderful treats that people brought to work....and today i'm going to lunch with some more friends and i'm sure ill over do it...but i'll try and be good.
Also the weekend were going out of town for a brewers game and of course i'll need to try some stadium food and drinks, it's just not a game with out it.
I will get my water intake in just because it's going to be a hot one this weekend.

Hope everyone has a fantastic weekend!!

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BECCA7931 7/2/2012 6:21AM

    Happy Belated Birthday! emoticon

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DDHEART 6/30/2012 9:31AM

    Happy birthday and I have to say that sometimes, we need to just guilt and no regrets...I believe that enjoying your birthday with friends and family falls into that category....of course we need to make sure it doesn't become a "negative streak" but I know you won't let that happen.

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JANET552 6/30/2012 7:09AM

    Happy Belated Birthday!! I'm glad you had such a great day. I also hope you get to see a Brewer win!!

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Sunday, June 24, 2012

WOW woke up this morning with the worst migraine in a long time....guess today is going to be a day of rest.
I did try and do a little workout but didn't get very far.
Well now i'm going to go and take another migraine pill and rest.
Happy Sunday:(

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DDHEART 6/26/2012 8:58AM

    I saw this on Sunday already but figured yo were in no shape to read comments. Hope you're back to "normal" now. Take care.

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MISSY455 6/25/2012 2:07AM

    Oh I hope you are feeling better now. I used to get really awful migraines when I was still working so know they can be very debilitating. Take care of yourself, and get better soon!

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Create your Destiny (quote)

Saturday, June 16, 2012

When something bad happens you have three choices.
You can either let it define you
Let it destroy you or
You can let it strengthen you!!

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DDHEART 6/17/2012 9:19AM

    Life is filled with choices....we often forget that we choose how we will react. Love this quote.

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MISSY455 6/17/2012 2:54AM

    What a great quote!

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Talk to the hand

Sunday, June 03, 2012

I seen this in one of my magazines
The flat layer of your palm = 1 ounce of nuts
The palm (no thumb or fingers) =3 ounces of meat
Your fingertip = 1/2 teaspoon of olive oil
Your fist = 1 cup cold cereal, brown rice or cooked oatmeal
Peace sign fingers (from the knuckles up) = 1 ounce cheese
Your index finger (from the knuckle up) = 1 tablespoon olive oilor peanut butter

I did know some of these but some I haven't seem before...hope you enjoy!!

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APRILLSCOTT 6/16/2012 10:43AM

    Thanks for sharing these tips. I did not know this so it will help with the portions. emoticon

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DDHEART 6/11/2012 9:54AM

    Great reminder!

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MARIANNELK 6/5/2012 4:17PM

    Tips that help when I'm in need of a measuring device and a kitchen is not part of the environ. TY


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MISSY455 6/4/2012 3:12AM

    Thanks for sharing these measuring tips.

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LARSIL 6/3/2012 3:26PM

    Cute way of measuring or "eyeballing" measurements! I was intrigued by the title -- and learned something!


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