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Back Again...again

Thursday, January 10, 2013

This is my first post in a long while. I am sorry to say that my wonderful mother died of cancer on October 16th. She fought so hard; we all did everything we could. It wasn't enough. What a beautiful and inspiring person she was, right to her last breath. She was the best of mothers, and I miss her so incredibly much. If anyone reading this is putting off having your annual Pap smear....please, please go make an appointment today.
I left my job to care for her....I thought it would be for a lot longer than it was, frankly. And I truly thought she would beat the cancer. Every day has been its own little challenge , but Mom was very clear that she wanted her girls to be healthy and strong, and to take care of themselves.
So I am back on Spark because I need the support and the accountability it offers. For Christmas, I bought a bodymedia link and have been blown away by my own inactivity! Seriously, who knew?
I do not currently have a scale, and am waiting to see about the one that read body fat etc and syncs with my armband device....I am tracking food and basically have promised myself that I am going to get healthy and fit, no matter what. But I got on the scale the other day at the Y and it was 296....so nice that it is not even a gain from the last time I was Sparking.
So....I am going to set some health and fitness goals. One is to log on to Spark People 3x a week and another is to log my food every single day. But my biggest goal is to have true joy and peace and happiness in my life.....in HUGE, HUGE portions!
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IUHRYTR 1/11/2013 11:00PM

    Condolences on losing your mother. Cancer is such an insidious disease that has taken several family members. I hate it and what it does. Remember your happy times together when sadness hits. And, when you need a dose of comfort and encouragement, we're only a blog away. -- Lou

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CMRAND54 1/10/2013 4:49PM

    I'm sorry to hear about your mother. She sounds like a very inspiring person. Welcome back. Keep tracking your food and exercise, and you can reach your health and fitness goals.

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LOLOSMOMMY 1/10/2013 1:44PM

    I'm so sorry for your loss. emoticon

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KASEYCOFF 1/10/2013 12:07PM

    So sorry to hear about your Mom. If there's any consolation perhaps it's that you were able to spend the time with her after you left work...
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