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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 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 HUGE, HUGE portions!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
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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CARRAND 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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