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Day 32 Check In.../ This is the Hard Part

Friday, April 19, 2013

Day 32 Check In..

Ok, so this is where it gets hard for me. This is the part where I want to just say I blew it today and just leave it at that. But that is the easy way out. I know that this is a safe place to be completely honest, and that is what I have committed to doing, even when it is hard. So, here goes...

emoticon - 193.5 - 1 pound up from yesterday

Exercise - This was supposed to be my C25K training, but I let other stuff get in the way. This is probably where I went wrong. After this, the food fell apart, too. I always tell my kids that one good decision leads to another, just like one bad decision leads to another.

Calories - 1755 - 255 calories over! Ugh! I had a ladies blanket making party at the church tonight that was pot luck. Nuff said!

Fiber - 42 grams

Freggies - 6 - Much better today.

Water - 7 today


I wanted to tell you about the blanket making party that we had tonight at the church. My neighbor who lives across the street lost her 20 something year old son in a car accident a few years ago and she did an amazing thing to deal with her grief. She said that she remembers when her son was in the hospital and they knew he wasn't going to make it. He was an organ donor, so they were waiting for that process to be started. They were in the waiting room all night. She remembers being so grief stricken and cold and wishing that she had a blanket, so she started an organization called "It's a Heck of a Blanket" that gives hand made blankets to people who are in the hospital waiting for their loved ones who are organ donors to pass away. (Her son's last name was Heck) In my opinion, it was an incredibly unselfish way to deal with her grief. She embroiders scriptures on the blankets and gives them a card with her website on it, so they can have contact with someone who has gone through what they are going through. On a side note, she met the man who received her son's heart and was able to listen to her son's heart with a stethoscope. It was an incredibly powerful moment! Here is the picture...

Thanks, as always, for reading what was on my heart tonight! Have a great weekend!!!

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    Wow! It never ceases to amaze me the wonderful gifts that come from peoples' grief processes. Thanks for sharing the blanket story.
    1763 days ago
    What a beautiful story that came out of tragedy.

    2 Corinthians 1:4 (NLT): He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us.
    1766 days ago
  • MSHEL7
    It is truly amazing the wonderful things that people out there are doing. Keep up the wonderful things and the rest will fall into place. This has been an awful food week for me, but we just have to keep on plugging on. I know there will be days and weeks like this for the rest of our lives, but we can turn them back and we will. Have a wonderful day. emoticon
    1766 days ago
    You gave the woman credit for dealing with her grief in a way that eases the way for others...and then you did pretty much the same kind of thing by putting aside your discouragement and disappointment about your choices to tell all of us something that would touch and ease the way for us. I know the LEVEL of the acts differs - very little in this world is as awful as losing a child - but your heart was in exactly the same place.

    I'm consistently struck by the aptness of your "screen" name here, Dachelle. MatterofHeart suits you so very well.

    Thank you for this set of thoughts, my friend.

    I know your day today will be one about which you'll feel much prouder. You're doing this! :)

    emoticon Gail
    1766 days ago
  • STAY39
    That is awesome! What a great comfort for people. I especially love the part about connecting with someone who went through a similar situation. Relying on each other for support is key in life (in my opinion). Hope you have a great day 33! emoticon emoticon
    1766 days ago
    love the background on your page first off.
    and what a fantastic way to honour the memory of her son by making blankets for those who are having similar issues. sometimes we just don't fully understand what people deal with until we've been there ourselves. hat's off to all of you for making these blankets. What a wonderful way to give back to the community. You should be very proud of your efforts.
    Also just wanted to say, don't get down on yourself for one pot luck dinner. Get back on track tomorrow with breakfast and carry on. emoticon
    1766 days ago
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