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5 Deaths in my circle of family and friends in past 5 weeks

Thursday, March 06, 2014

I have had 5 deaths in my circle of family and friends in the past 5 weeks. Plus the death of my daughters dog of 10 years, and the death of my friends cat of 10 years. I have been praying lots for those affected by these deaths and clinging to my faith in God. He has brought much comfort to me and I try and share that with my family and friends affected.

At first, I was turning to food to numb me and gained 7 lbs the week after the first death. Then I lost it and yo yo'd between 170 and 172 the next 3 weeks. This past week I've stayed at 170. I am learning I feel better when I eat right and overeating only numbs me for awhile and then I'm mad at myself for binging.

Also last Friday we found out my Uncle has cancer but has a very good chance of recovery with 7 grueling weeks of radiation. please pray for him.

So, this is part of living, dying, and I am holding onto my faith and knowing God will help us through all of this.
Thank you for your encouragement. emoticon emoticon

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CALEMAIRE2011 3/7/2014 3:09AM

    I'm so sorry for your losses. Gosh, so many. Sometimes it feels like the pain will never go away. I've suffered many losses too, and have finally come to accept it as a normal part of life. That's really all we can do, and have faith in God's plan.
I'm glad to hear you are keeping your needs in focus. Let go and let God.
I pray that he brings you comfort, peace and acceptance. And, a fast recovery for your uncle. Hang in there.

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1BEACHWALKER 3/6/2014 3:28PM

    Just concentrate on staying healthy while you grieve. Take some walks (weather permitting), it always helps me when I am stressed. I am sorry you are going through so much all at once. My sympathies. Hang in there. Thanks for letting us know. Keep in touch when you can.

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BAMAJAM2 3/6/2014 3:19PM

  Thoughts of sympathy go out to you-- as you go through many difficult days.
May your uncle's treatment be very successful for him...
And may God's grace give you comfort always.

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    You are in my thoughts! I recently lost someone very close to me but I think it has helped me to focus on my health and fitness goals a little more. I know that I want to be healthy and live a long life for my family. My loss has kind of remeinded me of the fact that how I live is my choice. Time to reevaluate and get moving. Thank you so much for sharing.

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