Welcome Electamom! I think it's so cool that you're an electrician! I've always wanted to learn carpentry.
I know something of your situation. I took care of my mother while she battled endometrial cancer. While she was in remission we cared for my brother who died of Mesophelioma. After that Mom's cancer came back and she lost her battle as well. Those were the hardest three years of my life. But, afterwards God blessed me with a beautiful, funny, little girl. I was 37 when she was born. I wanted to be healthy so that I could enjoy her and be a good example so I joined Sparkpeople. I didn't stick with it but I'm back now and really enjoying the support and how much better I'm begining to feel! So, don't worry if you have any sidetracks along your journey. You can always get back on track.
I'm very thankful for the things I've gone, through no matter how hard, because they've given me opportunities to be there for others. I don't mean just my family. I've been able to be there for others going though similar situations when they've needed someone to talk to. That said, I'm here if you need a friend. I'm sure many others will be as well. You have a great attitude and I'm sure you'll be successful!
The one Source of all-encompassing love knows nothing of boundaries; differing customs; geographic divisions; family splits; or differences in race, creed, sex, and so on -- it knows only love for all." Dr. Wayne Dyer
current weight: 184.4
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Welcome to the team, Electramom! I love the name and that it was your daughter that helped you come up with it. I love your attitude, life has certainly thrown many curveballs your way but you have come out all the stronger; I have no doubt that this new journey you are on will be an exciting and successful one! I'm looking forward to getting to know you.
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Hi Electramom! Happy you are here. Honored you chose us to be one of your teams. This is a wonderful, fun, active and supportive team. Jump in and enjoy this journey to a healthier new you. :)
For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but one of love, power and self-discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "Are you talking to God about how big your problems are, or are you talking to your problems about how big your God is?" ~Joel Osteen ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "The moment you give up in your mind, all of h*ll breaks lose and has a party" ~ Joyce Meyer
current weight: 147.4
Fitness Minutes: (225) Posts: 6 9/28/12 7:56 A
Hi, I am electramom, So named because I am a mother and at 48, I became an electrician! My (then 12) daughter, chose my on line identity. I am now 56, and I have been a care giver to several ppl in my life. My husband was severely injured in 1997, in a construction accident...13 months later we learned I was to have my only child...Noelle. I was 42, 100+lbs overweight, with a spouse that couldn't move without pain. I had no idea why God chose then to allow me to conceive, but I am so glad He did! In the years to follow as I raised my daughter, I saw Bill through many surgeries...My mother to her final battle with diabetis...My sister to her final battle with colon rectal cancer...My brother to his remission of prostate cancer...& finally but certainly not least My father, who at 88, next week, may just outlive me! Then I don't know who will clean his house and buy his groceries. I have done all this, including completing the Journeyman apprenticeship training, while my beautiful daughter has grown into a lovely young woman. She is mine and God's crowning achievement. Of course her father had something to do with it too. When I hit a wall economically last year, as many of us did, I chose food as my retreat. Bad choice. Now I am struggling to get to a weight I can live with. My work is labor intensive, and for the first time in 19 months I have been able to take a job. My niece has moved in with my father, and we have a friend (who needed a place to stay) living with us to help with Bill. So that Noelle can be the teenager she was born to be. Wish me luck on my journey. I need to make some money! Having a teenager is NOT CHEAP! But lucky for me the LOVING IS! I obviously have so much love to give that God never tires of finding a new way for me to spread it around. I do pray daily, I will pray with you, and for you. Should anyone wish to contact me, My door is always open at firstname.lastname@example.org. My new job and some tweeking to my diet, which I have been working on since January '12, should do the trick. I look forward to loosing with you all.
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