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    CAROL3SAN   67,798
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I'm Back

Friday, August 31, 2012

Hello my fellow sparkers. It is so good to be back to SP finally. I've been gone for nearly a year, which was a very stressful time. I know I mentioned that I will be catching up on my writing when I left; but the truth is, I also had to take care of my mom who had become bedridden. She was very ill, and eventually died. We had her funeral last Saturday.

It still doesn't seem real to me that she is gone. She was a great mom and a great women. I feel blessed that we had her in our lives for as long as we did. Although she is gone, and I think of her every day, I realize that she is in a better place now. Somehow, I will deal with her death.

Unfortunately for me, while I was absent, I picked up a lot of the weight that I lost. I know...what a bummer. I contribute it all to stress. It was definitely not fun watching your mother die a little at a time every day.

I have rejoined a few of my old teams and I picked up new ones. I guess you can say that life goes on.

I would like to commit to my daily food plan and an exercise regimen much like I did in the past. I have a positive attitude which I'm convinced will take me a long way.

I would like to salute all of you for continuing your walk in your weight loss journey. I will be walking with you. I know that with enough determination, we will eventually win the battle of the bulge.
Blessings to all of you.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
EBURGITE 9/7/2012 11:12AM

    welcome back. i'm so sorry for your loss. some things you never really "deal with," you just get through them. hang in there.

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RIVADERCHI 9/4/2012 12:08AM

    Hi Carol, First, I am so sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing your story. I am so glad you're back. I've been slacking off for months now, so maybe we can start where we left off and just keep going, one day at a time. Welcome back! emoticon emoticon

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PURPLEPEONY 9/2/2012 9:21AM

    So so sorry for your loss & welcome back. If you ever need someone to talk to feel free to send me a SparkMail or stop by my page.

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WALNUT5612 9/2/2012 8:29AM

    You are strong and you can make it!!! Make sure you meditate to your 'Highter Power' each day. Remember it is just ONE day at a time.....sometimes ONE minute at a time. Strive for progession NOT perfection!!! Love ya girl!!



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CHOCSUNDAE 9/1/2012 1:26PM

    I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. I lost my mom in 2001 and I miss her more than words can say.

Welcome back to SP. It will be good to see you again!! I know you will be back on track soon. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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EDITOR 9/1/2012 2:30AM

    Losing your Mom is such sorrow. I know as difficult as it is she is with the Lord. She had to leave you to go to a better place.

I am glad you are writing again, ready to refocus and I am so glad you came back to my team. We are ready to support you and we are willing to help you to what it takes to begin losing that weight once more.

A whole year has passed. I'd love to see a recent picture of your grandson. I can't quite remember his name but I do know the joy he gives.

Be blessed and be a blessing!

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GETNFITAFTER60 8/31/2012 9:52PM

    I'm glad you have returned. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I have no doubts you will get rid of the lbs and get fit. You're a strong woman and there is no way you are not going to give this your all. Welcome back! emoticon

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SLIMMERJESSE 8/31/2012 8:26PM

    Welcome back. Sorry to hear of your loss. My mom is currently dying. It's tough.

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