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Hi and good to have you here. Keep it movin!
Barbara .....that's what my friends call me! Never cared for the name Barb.
Make it a blessed and healthy day! IT IS YOUR CHOICE!
Remember how special you are and how you are soooooo worth it to be healthy and fit!!
Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the assurance of things unseen. Hebrews 11:1
Leader of Christian Inspirations for Healthy Living
Linda (Florida - Eastern Standard Time )
I am " (we are) spiritual beings having a human experience " Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
Amethyst BLC Fall 2012 to Summer 2013
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Welcome. It sounds like you have had and continue to have a lot of things to deal with. Although it sounds like you don't need to be losing weight, this site is about good nutrition and maintaining a healthy weight. Hopefully you will find emotional support as well. There are very caring, supportive people on this site. Wish you well.
Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you'll start having positive results.
"Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them -- every day begin the task anew."
Saint Francis de Sales
Welcome to the team! We're all here to help each other and are so glad you joined us. It is so hard to recover from the loss of a loved one, especially one of your children. We'll be praying for you . Keep in touch with those who care about you.
Sparkpeople and Jazzercize veteran
to the Team!
I don't think you gave too much information and if you feel the need to share, we are here to listen. I'll be honest, I can't imagine losing a child. I have four kids and I just can't imagine!
It would be hard to take care of yourself in the situation that you are in and all you've been through, BUT you've come to the right place. Each of us has our own experiences and together we can maintain all the good we've accomplished.
Make sure you are taking time for you. Walk, meditate, find a support group, anything to help you get back on track for your health. We are here for you, but sometimes having a living breathing person to talk to helps immensely.
Check in often and share when you want to. I'm glad you are here and hope to hear from you soon.
I guess I should start by saying that I have fought depression on and off for years and turned 50 this past year. I have been married and divorced 3 times (trust me that I picked the wrong men...alcoholics and the last was new to me...he was a controle freak or a "pretender" but he got me right when I was getting out of a 10 year abusive marriage and I was very weak. It was a shame because I should have listened to loved one and family but the good news is that I have been indepdendent for the last 8 years and enjoyed my family and friends but mostly my grandchildren. My son, who was 25 when he died, gave me the most beautiful grandchildrend (they are both girls) recently died. He was taken on February 4 and I have not been doing well at all. I guess I just don't know what to do? I have relied on my Faith in God to get me this far and I was just starting to get well from an immune disease (blood disorder, probably lupus but really never could be named). I was allowed to work from home for almost 3 years and decided to go back in October but it was a harder transition because of the problems with my family and other health issues. I have always tried to be "happy" and most people think that I always have a "smile" and that I am a sweet person but a strong lady. I haven't been able to pull myself out of this one yet. I can deal with the health issues but this is the hardest thing that I have ever dealt with in my whole life. I have been blessed with my grandparents (89 and 92 and married for 70 years!) and my Mom (she is the caregiver but she is sick and now my stepfather is startig his second round of chemo) but I will start to lose them soon too. My grandfather is sick and hospice has been called in. The kids moved in with me for the last 9 weeks of school but then my daughter in law decided to move back to florida to be with her family. I think that we both needed each other during that time and that I was able to help the kids and her but now I feel so alone and I know that is my fault because I don't try to answer friend's calls nor do I try to get out of the house. I think that all of this has just made my health problems worst. I am working on getting off some of the meds...I am worried that I have been given too much!! I have lost alot of weight which I am trying to put back on (can't believe I am saying that one!) I am not sure if this is TMI? Wow, I know it could be worst and some do have it alot worst than I do...but losing a child has been the hardest thing ever!!!