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I apologise to my teams.

Sunday, June 03, 2012

I am sorry I haven't been an active Sparker like I have/had been or still would like to be. I was logging my exercise & foods on the trackers for a very long time and have not been now for a long time. I feel as if I've let my teams down, and for that I am sorry to you all. I do think and care about everyone as individuals and admire you all for the brave life changes that you have chosen to make.

For several months now have been helping my mother-in-law through her breast cancer, and my husband as an only child is trying to deal with it the best he can. She is now in ICU and won't be leaving the hospital but going to her final resting place. They have notice to call us, it's hard to find sleep thinking the phone will ring any minute.

One of my son's is going through a drug rehab center and is on suicide watch, that isn't easy for our family either as one might imagine.

My husband and I started buying a house, now it seems the closing date should be in about three weeks. I'm trying to be excited about that, as it seems to be a very good thing.

My job structure is undergoing a dramatic change and am very lucky to still have one as some of my co-workers for 15 years are not so lucky.

A little stress, yes in several areas, close to nervous breakdown at times, possibly.
I am still through this all not emotionally eating nor have I became alcohol dependant, For these little, or not so little victories I am proud and happy for. Once this all settle down I will be back full force. I just wanted to check in with my teams and Spark Friends, and thank you all for all the support you have given me for so long and tell you how much you mean to me.

Bright blessings on you all.
blessed be
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  • JWARD199
    Lisa, I've been going through similar changes and stressful situations. I have been negligent on all my boards, even the ones I moderate. I do check in now and then, and spin the wheel, but that's about it. I also regularly use SparkRecipes. I'm not losing, but I'm not gaining, so I take that as a positive.

    Hang in there, and we'll be here when you get your Spark back!
    1986 days ago
    emoticon Any one of those things you are dealing with can drop the strongest of us, and you've got three plus weight control you're handling. Deep breaths, and the old "one day at a time" mantra. Take care of yourself and we'll see you on the other side. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1991 days ago
    ((((Hugs))))) to you and your family as you go through this difficult time.Stay Strong and good luck with your son. Prayers that you get over that hurdle. Drugs are a nightmare and have been a tragedy in my family. Losing a son to them in feb. You are doing the right thing taking care of your mother in law and faith will get you through this most difficult time. Take care. emoticon
    Good work in managing your food intake when you are in a stressful time period.
    1995 days ago
  • LIBRA73
    There is no need to apologize!

    I hope you can get through all this with grace. I am certainly thinking of you! You had so many things going on. You can only do your best, and that is it. You are super strong, and you will get through it! Much love!
    1997 days ago
    I'm so sorry about the impending loss in your family and the extreme stress with your son. Your family needs all of your energy right now, and of course everyone here understands your attention going where it is needed most. I hope that when you have come through this, you will have peace and calm to recover in.

    Blessed Be,

    Lynn the "Beargoddess"
    1997 days ago
    Nothing to apologize for and I hate that you and your family are going through a hard time right now.

    Know that you're not alone and we're here for you through the good and the bad times.

    1997 days ago
    I'm so sorry about your struggles. You are in my prayers. Best wishes!
    1997 days ago

    Dear, dear Spark friend,

    If I only had a magic wand...

    But you do have my heartfelt prayers and heartfelt friendship hugs.

    1997 days ago
    I know we've missed you in the Challenges... I hope your stress does not add to your other issues. I'm so sorry to hear that Life is being so Lifelike, and hope you can get through this, the both of you, and move into your new house and be stress-free and happy. Bright blessings!
    1998 days ago
    I am sorry to hear about all of the struggles you are going through currently. emoticon
    We all understand and wish that there is more that we can do. Just know that we are thinking of you and praying for you as well.
    Stay strong and focused and hope to see you back again when you are ready. emoticon
    1998 days ago
    I am sure we all understand that you have been going through some difficult times. I am a breast cancer survivor. I can tell first hand that your mother-in-law appreciates all that you do for her. I think you are focusing on the right things; your family. Take care and good luck to your. emoticon
    1998 days ago
  • JULES7213
    I'm sorry to hear you're going through so much right now. You sound like an incredibly strong woman. I wish you peace, and hope that your move to your new home goes smoothly.

    Take care.

    1998 days ago
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