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My Year In Review & Another Loss

Monday, December 31, 2012

I was just told that a friend, a very dear woman, passed away. She was older than I, but I don't know how old. She was a very sweet lady who was loving and kind to everyone. She passed out about a week after my mom died and never regained consciousness. I'm not even sure exactly when she died, but either last night or the night before. I feel numb. I didn't cry and feel I should have, but didn't. So sad for her husband who adored her and she him. So sad for her 2 dogs who also adored her and she them! She and her sister belly danced with us. Mona always wanted me to visit her and I did when I could, but not often. Life keeps us away from casual visits. I just read her sympathy note on my mom's obituary. Still waitig on those tears....

Alas, my year in review. Well, this month has no red markers! I didn't even reach 1000 fitness minutes and my goal is 2000! Still, I did exceed my yearly goal and am getting back on track!
My goal was to walk at least 1 mile every day. 365 miles this year and my total is 425 miles without today's walk even factoried in! So, it will be a total of 426 for the year.

My goal was for 2000 fitness minutes each month with 24, 000 for the year. I fell short a few months, but made up for it in others, so as of now, without today's workouts counted I have 25, 618 fitness minutes. I'm not sure how many minutes I'll get today, but it will add to my grand total.

I finally did lose some weight, a little over 8 pounds, this year. No where near what I wanted to lose, but I am slowly moving down.

I had some good times this year. I had a great summer and my mom was able to get in the pool with me and move! It made her feel so good! I exercised alot in the pool and enjoyed a few days with just me and my nephew which I treasure. My nephew was so excited that Grandma could walk in the water that he wanted to build water sidewalks around all of our homes so she could walk with ease. Now, that is bringing those tears that I knew were in me! I threw a couple great parties and attended a few others. I had more illness this year than my norm, but went on a cruise and may have caught bugs there. It took a couple months for me to get back to healthy and I was in the middle of my hectic teaching schedule. The nice thing was that this fall I had all online classes and could work from home in my PJ's if I wanted and got to exercise all the time in between grading papers and chatting with students. Of course my mom died on 12/12/12. That was a day I was looking forward to since it was 3 12s. I had no reason to be all excited except that it won't ever happen again, but then my mom died suddenly. I'm still reeling from that loss and then a friend just died.

It was a pretty good year with a sucky ending. Now if I can stay on this losing trend and get back to my daily exercise routine I'll be hitting my goals in no time! I'm working my way back with 60 minutes of exercise yesterday. I need to just get busy today!
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OUBACHE 1/2/2013 12:29PM

    Sometimes life is just so, so, sad. It's hard to accept, but that's just the reality. I think one of the best things we can do to honor our friends and loved ones who have passed on is to live our lives well. In this way, we can honor them by showing that they've taught us that life is very short and that we need to celebrate each day as a gift. Now, I'm not saying I'm able to do this every day. I'm not sure anyone can, but it helps me use my sadness in as positive way as possible. My heart goes out to you, and I hope each day brings you a little more peace.

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LESSOFMOORE 1/1/2013 8:49PM

    HERE'S HOPING THAT ALL THE SADNESS IS BEHIND YOU AND THAT 2013 IS FULL OF GOOD THINGS FOR ALL OF US!

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MELBBART 1/1/2013 8:27PM

    I'm so sorry to read about the loss of your mom and your friend.

Congrats on your weight loss and all of your accomplishments this year. Hope 2013 is a great year for you!

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LITTLE_QUEEN 12/31/2012 9:58PM

    I AM SORRY ABOUT YOUR FRIEND MELISSA, SOUNDS LIKE YOU JUST NEED TO GO HUG JACK AND LET THE TEARS FLOW, IT HAS BEEN A ROUGH MONTH FOR YOU, MAY 2013 BE A GREAT YEAR FOR ALL OF US

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HICIM705 12/31/2012 9:08PM

    I'm sorry to read of another death of someone close to you. I really hope that 2013 is much better for you, however - I'm sure that all of those 'firsts' without your mom will also be difficult. Just keep putting one foot in front of the other . . . and - keep blogging!


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SOFEDUPP 12/31/2012 8:39PM

    Melissa, I am sorry to hear that you had another loss.

Woo Hoo for the weight loss.

Here's to a wonderful 2013 with great weight loss and much happiness!!!

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BIGPAWSUP 12/31/2012 2:18PM

    I'm so sorry about the end of the year. There were some real high points and I'm hoping 2013 holds nothing but joy.

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NEWNAC304 12/31/2012 12:49PM

    My year was much the same. I started out my moving into a wonderful house and getting out of a job that made me miserable. Mine also ended with a death that was unexpected. We will have our sad days, but we are strong and will survive! Here's to a wonderful 2013!

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