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Sunday, February 21, 2010

What a wake up call. Just announced on TV and the internet.

"Joannie Rochette's Winter Olympic hopes have taken a tragic turn.

Therese Rochette, mother of the Canadian figure skater, has reportedly died overnight, two days before her daughter was to take the ice in the women's singles competition.

Rochette’s mother had arrived in Vancouver on Saturday with her husband, Normand, according to information from a Skate Canada news conference at the Vancouver Games on Sunday.

She apparently passed away suddenly early in the morning of a heart attack."

She was only 55 ! ! !

I am so glad I found SparkPeople. I am 53 and have not been taking care of myself. I was too embarassed to be checked out because I KNEW it would not be good. I am well on my way to good health and cringe when I think that this could have happened to ME.

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    Like you, I haven't been taking the best care of myself. I'm 57 and more than 50 pounds overweight. I know I need to do a better job of taking care of myself, but it seems like there's always something more important that needs taking care of first.
    2829 days ago
    You're smart to have taken the steps even before a major scare, but you would be amazed at how much a healthier lifestyle affects test results. For me, just 15% of my body weight made a drastic difference (my blood tests went from high risk to normal). But never fear a physical, some issues don't show noticeable symptoms, and you can't correct what you don't acknowledge. To your continued success.
    2829 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/21/2010 2:03:44 PM
    So sad to learn about this. She was really too young for this to happen.

    Stay strong and keep up the good work. You can reach your goal.
    2829 days ago
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