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Two weeks ago tomorrow...


Monday, March 18, 2013

Two weeks ago tomorrow I turned 31. Two weeks ago tomorrow my dad passed away. To say his death has knocked me off balance would be an understatement. I have come on here to attempt a blog and couldn't bring myself to do it. I can't seem to find my footing. I am trying to stay healthy and eat the right food but there have been times when I really just didn't care. I don't want his death to be the thing that keeps me from getting healthy so I am coming back on here to continue what I started. Prayers are definitely appreciated! Thank you.
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LOOKINGUP2012 3/19/2013 5:34PM

    Praying for you. So sorry for your loss.

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SEEINGCLEARLY53 3/18/2013 7:43PM

    Find the strength! Prayers for you!

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MATTEROFHEART 3/18/2013 1:53PM

    I am so sorry for your loss! My heart goes out to you. Give yourself some time. Make sure you are still taking care of yourself, whether you feel like it or not. Don't beat yourself up over getting off track. You can get back on when you are ready. It is ok. My prayers are with you as you go through this difficult time.
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NEWLISA2013 3/18/2013 1:48PM

  Losing your dad on your birthday surely makes it hard on you. Losing your dad anytime is hard. My grandmother passed away on my daughters birthday and it was extremely difficult to celebrate her life, while my grandmother was gone and it is a reminder every year. My dad passed on June 23rd, 2012. Not a day goes by that I do not think of him. Girls and their daddies...right? I am so sorry for your loss. Maybe you can work him into a way to motivate you. Wouldn't he want you to be the best you can be? Wouldn't he want you to live as long as you possibly can? I know it is hard to focus on any good right now. I was in a really bad depression for months after dad died. I couldn't think of him without tears flowing. I still miss him, I still think of him, but I know I am going to be ok. So will you. We have our fathers looking over us now...in a way like never before. If you need to talk, please feel free to pm me. I know exactly what you are going through.

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BUCKY34 3/18/2013 12:15PM

  Hi JENN3582, I'm sorry for your loss. I lost my father in 09' and it knocked me down flat! I gained over 50 lbs and became clinically depressed and even lost my job because of it. Now with lots of prayer and help from my family, friends and therapist I am finally able to live again. I am almost 40 yrs old and a freshman in college now and have lost 27 lbs since Dec 2011. For a long time I felt this empty hole in the pit of stomach and everyday it was a struggle for me not to quit and just cease to exist. I know how you feel and what your going through. If you ever need to talk I am here, not to judge, just to listen and offer support and prayer. I know all the help I received from others has gotten me this far and I know it will help you too. God Bless you.

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AKATHLEEN54 3/18/2013 12:13PM

    I am so sorry for the loss of your Dad and on your birthday no less. Plus you lost him at a young age. My thoughts and prayers are most definitely with you. That being said, don't let that be a reason for not continuing your weight loss journey. Your spark page says that you want to start a family and what better tribute to your Dad than being able to continue his legacy. I'm sure he instilled some wonderful traits in you that you can pass on to a little one and you know that he would see that and be so proud!! So get healthy and hopefully you will get pregnant. Stay committed to being the person that you want to be and a person that your Dad would be proud of as well. I'm sure you know in your heart that he would not want to to give up. Stick with Spark people and the community and there will be loads of encouragement and support to help you through!! God Bless emoticon

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