Thursday, June 18, 2009
I'm so grateful for having found SP. Last year I lost 60 pounds. I was feeling great. A lot of energy I hadn't had for years. Enjoying my six children and nine grandchildren with one exception.
I had a son who had struggled with drug addiction for 25 years. On January 7th of this year two officers rang my door bell to kindly and compassionately inform me that my son had passed away from an accidental drug overdose. The nightmare began and of course I went to my oldest and dearest friend for comfort. The pounds began piling on which added weight to my already heavy heart.
I sought additional comfort from a Compassionate Friends group on Facebook. For those that don't know what Compassionate Friends are it is a group for parents who have lost children.
When I found this group one of the first entries that I saw posted by one of the Mom's was "I RAN TODAY". That was a true inspiration to me. As I watched her postings, the last one I saw said "I'm feeling healthier thanks to SparkPeople.com. I decided to check it out and I have begun to feel hope that once again I can take this weight off in a more healthy way than I've ever done before.
To my dearest and oldest friend "Food" I love you I just want to get closer to you more colorful side. That is the side that makes me feel better in the long run. I appreciate your comfort but together we need to work on me being around to play with my grandchildren while they are growing up.
There has been enough sadness in the family. I don't want part of the sadness to be my poor health.
Thank you to the founder of SP for giving me hope and somewhere positive to place my focus.