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Jan 1, 2010

Friday, January 01, 2010

Today I have a bit of sadness - my mother passed away 6 years ago today so I am allowing myself to mourn for a few minutes in her memory.

There - done that.

My regrets start with the fact she passed away before I found SparkPeople. How much fun we would have had doing the Spark Program together. We made a great team, Mom & I, fat together and always having fun.

I do not believe in New Years Resolutions. Never have, never will. But I do believe in myself and I believe in SparkPeople.

I will encourage more people to join us in this fabulous journey to better health. I resolve to carry my SP cards wherever I go so I am always ready to hand them out when anyone asks me how I lost this weight.

This year I resolve to really work my body - I reached my goal weight in 2009 emoticon but I really didn't do the strength training the way I should so I must get more serious with it this year, starting with this month's Spark BootCamp!

I also resolve to not worry about the number as long as my clothes still fit!
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GRALLEN 1/1/2010 11:09PM

    Not worry about the numbers as long as the clothes fit. That's a good one.

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MEADSBAY 1/1/2010 9:40PM

    We will always miss our mom when she is gone.
It would have been fun Sparkin' her along!
Have a great 2010, Linda, and thanks so much for all you do.
xoxo
elizabeth
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SKYGIRL21 1/1/2010 9:19PM

    Rejoice in the love and special times that you shared with your Mom. emoticon


I will be doing the bootcamp too. Little bit scared about it as I am not physically active and I wonder if it will be too much. But I am willing to give it a try and who knows what I might find out.
Have a happy New Year.

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ASTORRES1 1/1/2010 9:00PM

    You have a great attitude....it will serve you and all of us very well. Thanks for all your support and guidance......to a start of a great new year!!!!



amy

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GINILEE4 1/1/2010 8:02PM

    Sorry you have to have a day that should be spent preparing for the newyear where you are sorrowful. My DH's dad died New Year's Eve and he too has an ' in your face' reminder every year. On to happy things. You did reach your goal and I am still rooting for you. It helps me to know that you weren't all perfect while you got there in that you did not do all the exercising and dieting and everything all at once. I find strength knowing that little bits at a time will work. That I don't have to do it all NOW. Thanks for supporting me and being such a great friend.

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GLOBALKEEWEE 1/1/2010 7:41PM

    Excellent start to the new year.
We are with you!


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LAURAANN821 1/1/2010 7:33PM

    I believe that the ones we love live on through us. I bet that your Mom is looking down on you and smiling!! She's been with you through your journey and I think she will continue to be with you!

Your goals for 2010 are fantastic, and I have a funny feeling you will reach them.... look at how far you've already come.

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MARTY19 1/1/2010 7:31PM

    There are so many "what ifs" in our lives. But we mourn for them for a bit and then we move forward because we cannot go back and change anything.
I'm with you on the boot camp and strength training. Although I will probably groan alot.

Love you,
Marty

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WALKINGANNIE 1/1/2010 6:40PM

    How proud your mother would be of what you have accomplished - not just the weight loss and maintenance but the way in which you are encouraging others and sharing what you've learnt.

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KNITTABLES 1/1/2010 6:37PM

    Yes, it is how the clothes fit and not what you weigh, Good luck with the bootcamp, you can do it and you will, I wish you a very Happy New Year,Sandra

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