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I need to take control of my life again.

Monday, July 01, 2013

I have been through an emotional rollercoaster most of this year. I am going through a severe depression due to a tragedy that has happened with one of my children. As a parent, we want to fix everything for our kids and this is something I can't fix. I need to get a new focus on something I can control again and that is my health. I need the support of SparkPeople to do this. Even just using my daily trackers will get my mind off my problems.

I normally hide my emotions for the most part and have been through many tragedies in my life, but I always came out looking like nothing ever bothered me. It's harder this time, but I have to worry about my declining health and take control again. After all, I'm worth it!
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  • KSW1963
    While I don't know the specifics of your situation....I could have written this blog because it describes my life this year. I too am trying to refocus on myself, my health, the things that I can control and let go of my adult children...and hopefully come out healthier and happier. July is going to be a better month for us :). emoticon
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  • MAGGIE101857
    emoticon to start with! This has been a rough year for me as well, and it has taken more of a toll on me than I wanted to admit. I'm sorry for whatever your child is going through; we love them so much but yes, we can't always fix their mistakes. That doesn't keep us from trying, does it? I was having a massage over the weekend and talking to my therapist, and she said "those things are out of your control, stop trying to control them! Stop internalizing; you are only hurting yourself". She was 100% right, of course, and I let those thoughts go and relaxed for an hour.

    We are here for you! You took the hardest step - vocalizing that you can't fix the one situation and it's time for change. Now for the next step! emoticon emoticon
    1693 days ago
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