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Making things work in the face of a personal tragedy

Monday, October 08, 2012

Friday I found out that my mother has been hospitalized for a heart attack and a suicide attempt. My mother has tried many times before to kill herself, the amount of medication she took along with the fact that her health is poor her heart couldn't take it. She is now in the ICU, after she is strong enough she will be moved to a mental ward for up to a week then she will be moved again to a rehab facility.
Now usually when faced with this much heartache I would go out and buy several cartons of Ben and Jerry's ice cream, cookie dough, chips, soda, booze ect. but this time I didn't do that, I remained on my caloric intake of 1200 calories and ate healthy foods. I haven't exercised since Friday but I will head to the gym again starting today.
On a positive note I purchased The Spark and The Spark cook book and I am now reading them. I can't wait to try some new recipes.
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  • STHAX10
    So sorry that you have to deal with so much. My heart is with you.... emoticon Stay strong and emoticon emoticon
    1990 days ago
    The Lord will keep you strong through it all.
    1991 days ago
    I will keep your Mom in my prayers.

    Good for you for focusing on your journey despite the difficulties life brings!
    1991 days ago
  • KAYDE53
    Sorry to read about your mother..will keep you both in my prayers! emoticon emoticon on not turn to food during your stress!!! You should be proud of yourself!!
    1991 days ago
    Well done you!
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    A very close family member died a few days ago. It's desperately painful to know there was nothing I could do to stop them slowly killing themselves. But like you I have tried to look after myself and not fall into the old traps of comfort food. That's just a short-term solution that causes longer-term problems in the end. Good luck with keeping focused on your long-term health.
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    1991 days ago
  • PICKIE98
    You are very wise in focusing on yourself, on YOUR life instead of another person who chooses to make bad choices.
    the biggest part of making a change in lifestyle is establishing a new routine. You are doing that,,, baby steps like calorie change and introducing exercise, are the foundations.
    Your daughter is beautiful like her mom.. your Danny looks like a keeper!! Focus on what you need, what you are capable of and what you are willing to live with to stay healthy and happy. With your two buddies by your side, you have a very big advantage over others!!
    I am proud of you! emoticon emoticon
    1991 days ago
    What a great thing you have done for yourself, keep up the good work, you should be so proud of yourself. Keep strong I hope everything turns out good for your mother
    1991 days ago
  • PJ2222
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    1991 days ago
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