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I need to say I'm sorry...

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Week 5 ended on Tuesday. 5 weeks of counting calories and sweating it out in the training room at school. I've lost just over 23 pounds. And it's all thanks to SparkPeople and my awesomely amazing friends on here that help me stay motivated.

I need to apologize to these friends for not being around very much these last couple weeks. I haven't been able to stay active in my teams forums or stop to comment on as many blogs and activities as I would like. For this I am sorry. I wish I could have been there as much for you guys as everyone has been there for me.

Life's been a little stressful for me. I'm in the first year of teaching at this school so I am having to come up with all new lesson plans instead of tweaking my usual curriculum. We are also working on putting together a huge activity for the entire 6th grade (hosted by the high school of course). On top of that, I am one of the faculty sponsors for the Class of 2014 and this week is our homecoming festivities for the basketball season. So I have been busy planning and implementies activities.

And if the new job weren't stressful enough, my grandmother went into IICU on the 1st. (No, I didn't stutter, IICU is Immediate Intensive Care Unit. Apparently this hospital has more than one level and this one's not good.) Her kidneys are only functioning at about 10%. On Friday, the decision was made to stop all treatments for her since she has a DNR and they couldn't do anything to het her going without violating that. Since then, she has been placed in hospice and we're just playing the waiting game. They're keeping her pretty much bogged down with morphine and I hate the fact that she's still here but she's not really here. I'm glad they've made sure she's not in pain. I feel like a horrible person sometimes but I pray that she goes quickly. Her mind's not there anymore and she hasn't eaten or had anything to drink in almost a week. Honestly, I'm surprised she's stayed with us so long. I will miss her terribly but she let us know several months ago that she was ready.

And that was more than I had meant to say, but I feel better to have gotten it out of my head and "down on paper". (Yes, I know the computer screen doesn't count as paper, but it's the same concept.) To circle back around to my original intent for this blog. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU to everyone who has help keep me motivated. I promise that when things settle back down with my grandma that I will jump back in to try to help you guys as much as you've helped me.
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  • BRYANWCOPELAND
    Sometimes, I use blogs on here just to clear my head, much like you did. There's absolutely nothing wrong with that! Also, you don't need to apologize to us, just make sure you're doing what YOU need to do. We're definitely here to help you, and we definitely appreciate your help, but if you need to focus on you, then by all means, that's what you need to do. Keep pressing!
    2473 days ago
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