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Joys and Sorrows, Ups and Downs (continued?)

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

I just read my blog entry of April 15 (the last time I blogged), and I was amazed at the similarity of that blog to today. Yes, ups and downs continue in life, but in spite of them, can we remain faithful to our commitment toward health?

My ups and downs are my primary struggle when it comes to weigh loss. Since last posting:

Joys - my car got fixed after being down for 5 months (needed a new engine)
Sorrows - I had minor surgery
Joys - the semester ended and summer began (I don't have to teach!)
Sorrows - had a trip to another state for 2 weeks without access to a fridge or stove
Joys - my daughter got married on 7/20
Sorrows - my husband had a stroke on 7/21

In the midst of this whirlwind of a year I praise God to say that I have lost 35 pounds since January 2013, and I have been able to maintain 30 of that 35 pound weight loss. Now I am back home, and my husband is in a rehab due to his stroke. In spite of emotional ups and downs, I am ready yet again to focus on my eating and exercising. Why? First and foremost, for me, but also for my loved ones who count on me. So, I'm putting on my fighting gloves and using Sparkpeople, Sparkcoach, Sparksolution, and whatever else I need to do in order to finish the next 5 months of this year with a B-A-N-G! emoticon

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