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Thank You!!!


Saturday, July 06, 2013

I just wanted to take a minute to send a big THANK YOU to one and all for the support you have shown me during the illness and recent death of my mom. My Spark family is truly a great group of people who show care and concern at every turn. Your prayers and words of encouragement have been touching and are what have helped me through this difficult time.

I have been home for a week now and I am only just starting to get back into my sparking. I still miss my mom terribly but she was always so excited about my weight loss progress. I can't give up because she is gone. I have to work harder to make her proud. I am sure she still watches over me and is encouraging me to forge ahead.

I would ask that you continue to support me on my journey of grieving and weight loss. There are big battles ahead. Hurdles this past week have seemed insurmountable, but I went back to baby steps. My goal this past week was to get in 8 glasses of water each day. So far so good. I may continue that this coming week and as I gain strength I will start working on other goals. I was going to stop my personal coaching program but decided to keep going with it. I have spent a year and a half changing my life and I will not let myself fall back into a whirlwind of chaos. the journey will just start over. New start, new results!!

No words can describe how much I appreciate you all. You all are a blessing to me in so many ways. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
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NOWYOUDIDIT 7/22/2013 10:28PM

    I'm so sorry to hear about your mom. emoticon

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JESSICABOOTY 7/7/2013 8:26PM

    You are such a loving daughter and I'm sure your Mom knew that. Grief is different for each person so I can't find the words to console you. Just know that in time everything will come to a conclusion and you will find a "new normal" and that's the way it works. Be prepared for a word or a song to bring it all back no matter how long ago it really happened.
Your Sparkie are here for you any time, day or night. We are the ones who are blessed to know you.
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NORASPAT 7/6/2013 10:26PM

    Thanks for letting us know how you are doing. It is hard and it takes time to grieve too. My mother died after a works accident rendered her comatose for 64 days. She actually regained consciousness so I and DH flew to England. 'That happened in 1976 and I still remember how I could not enter her room after travelling hours and miles to get to her side. It is tough to bear but here you are amongst Spark friends. You can lean on us and continue on your healthy lifestyle journey. emoticon emoticon Pat in Maine.

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MARILYNROBERT 7/6/2013 8:53PM

    Oops, I double hugged. emoticon

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MARILYNROBERT 7/6/2013 8:53PM

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1CRAZYDOG 7/6/2013 4:43PM

    Grieving is a process. Any process takes time and doesn't necessarily happen in a timeframe. So, allow yourself to do it YOUR way.

HUGs and smiles. Hoping each day is just a bit better.

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LGAR519 7/6/2013 4:19PM

    Tomorrow will be 3 months since my Mom died. I still can't believe she's gone and I miss her so much. She hated that I regained all my weight and was always happy when I lost some. So I have dedicated my new way of life to her. I will do it for me but always be thinking of her and how she felt. You'll gradually get back on track. We want it bad enough. So this time we'll reach our goals.

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NURSNANA 7/6/2013 3:08PM

    Susan, sounds like you are doing a bit better. I understand how you are feeling my friend. I felt the same way when my mom passed away. Some day, you will be able to make it through a day without feeling so sad, and thinking about your mom so much. Thank you for the email, glad you could write about how you are feeling. We have family visiting. You remain in my thoughts & prayers.
Love & Hugs,
Nancy

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