Hi Sassy - I lost my sister almost 8 years ago, and I went through the same thing. I had lost a lot of weight, and really didn't want to gain it back. Since it is going to be a long, hard road ahead for a while, maybe just focusing on maintaining, and keeping the habits you have already formed would be better for you right now than to focus on still losing weight. You already have a lot on your mind right now.
I am sorry to hear about your sister's passing, and my best wishes to you and your family on the difficult road ahead.
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I'm so sorry about your sister, Sassy. The grieving process is a difficult and lengthy one. 40 years old is way too young.
However, you now have really good motivation to lose the weight. Hang in there and stick with the program. It's good that you eat pretty much healthy. Now to work on portion control, which is my problem, too.
Dear Sassy, I'm so so sorry for your loss. Try to be gentle with yourself...you know the program worked for you once and it will again . (I'm telling myself that as much as you ) Grief is a fickle companion and hard to predict. Take care...xo
Hi Sassy--I am so sorry to ehar about the passing of your sister. You know how to loose the weight. When people we know pass. Death is emotional--sometimes we let it out--others we stuff and try to soldier on. Maybe give yourself 15 min. a night to write whatever you feel without judgement. hang in there.--Jude
I'm new here but just going to jump in. I was a member of spark people once before and deleted my account when my aunt died. I felt I was just too busy to keep up with it. I had lost almost 100 pounds before she died and I've gained back about 45. :(
I just lost my sister last tuesday and went to her funeral yesterday. She was 40 years old and had a heart attack. Her 15 year old son came home from school and found her. I am afraid of what is going to happen now. I don't want to gain anymore of my weight back in fact want to lose it all again. I never considered myself an emotional eater so I don't really know where I went wrong except maybe I just didn't care.
I changed my whole diet before when I lost all my weight and I've kept up with it for the most part. I no longer drink soda or eat real sugar......eat either turkey or lean ground beef and so on so I'm guessing my problem is more emotional than I thought.
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