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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

It is time for another blog! I used to do them a couple times a week but life has kept me busy recently. I feel like I am ending January on an upswing. I started the month/year sick and am back to normal. Yay!! My weight has been a struggled simply because I haven't had the energy to workout and my eating has not been on target. With that being said now that I am not sick I have been working hard to get my steps in daily and eating right! I have also been working on eliminating wheat and dairy from my diet. I feel better and hope to continue to make those changes.

The next two months will be hard for me emotionally. I am coming up on the one year anniversary of my dad's death in March, which also falls on my birthday. I have prayed and thought about this a lot lately and throughout most of last year. I am going to take the day off of work on my actual birthday (going to Disney) and then have a big party the following weekend. I kind of feel like I don't want to dismiss my birthday just because it is a painful day for me now. I don't think my dad would want that for me. When my husband asked me what I wanted to do I told him I wanted to go roller skating and have a party at the skating rink! Totally something fun, active, and something I can do with all of my friends and their families. It is hard thinking about last year because my husband had a party planned for me but we had to cancel it and never celebrated because we were in New York burying my dad. I don't want to focus on that this year! I know I will be thinking of my dad and will go through the normal grieving processes that come with it but no dwelling!!

I am looking forward to the next few weeks and the continuing fun of the Biggest Loser Challenge. I really love my fellow Tangerines!! You all inspire me and motivate me!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
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JAMDRGN76 1/30/2014 10:57AM

    My love that's awesome. My father in law passed on my daughter's 3rd birthday. SHe was just about to cut her cake when we got the call. She is now 5 and deserves to celebrate her day. We have a prayer for him and a cupcake in his honor and she has her party.

I think you are right in celebrating, your dad loves to see you happy. emoticon emoticon

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LIMEGIRL11 1/30/2014 9:51AM

    Have fun at the skating party! I think you're right also, a celebration is so much more appropriate for remembering and honoring someone so special in your life! :)

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IGNITEME101 1/29/2014 2:24PM

    Yes! Of course your dad would want you to enjoy your birthday! Celebrate it any day you wish.
Grieving is normal. Let it out. That way you won't have to eat over it.
I'm praying for you! In Him Della

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BRENJET 1/28/2014 4:30PM

    Awesome active birthday plans! You KNOW your Dad will be there with you in spirit, smiling at his girl, thrilled that you are living life!! So glad you are feeling better and I'll be watching that step count on fitbit!!!! Keep on keeping on, we got your back!!!
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LACEYKYLE 1/28/2014 3:25PM

    I haven't been to a skating party in many years. My girls use to have them now and then because at that time there really wasn't anything else to do here.
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I anniversary's for death's are difficult. It's been 8 years and finally a couple of years ago we were able to celebrate my husbands life. It's now a more positive day for us. You have the right attitude so hang in there.

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NEVERORNOW 1/28/2014 3:22PM

    Glad to see you are making progress and feeling better! and I love the birthday plans!

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MOTHEPRO 1/28/2014 2:27PM

    emoticon Sounds like a great plan for your birthday.

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FINCHFEEDER80 1/28/2014 2:16PM

    Oh my- a skating party sounds like a blast- I think that's a great idea! I'm sorry such a sad event fell on your birthday, I'm sure that's the last thing your dad would have wanted, so I agree that he would want you to continue celebrating your birthday. All the best to you!

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