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Friday, June 15, 2012

Dear Spark Friends,
Life goes on although it doesn't seem like it should. It is difficult to write about my life without crying. I sold my house and have moved into a small rental. I will start a new job in July. My children are all home for the summer. I have had so much support from my friends and family - I never imagined people could be so kind and caring. I have started walking for exercise again and trying to get control over my diet. Still unsettled in the new house - first time in my life going from larger to smaller living space and not very much storage in the new house. A friend told me about a new gadget - Fitbit - and I'm using that to get motivated to exercise. Thanks to Vandal, Travelgrll, Cyndi and others who have checked in on me -
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    Hey my friend. just updated myself a bit. Glad that you managed to sell your house and get a new job. Sorry that life is so difficult right now.

    My life is still in a holding pattern, as Steve's condition slow deteriorates. he has actually done quite well, for someone with metastatic pancreatic cancer, but of course there is no fooling one's self about the ultimate outcome.

    I have decided to make an effort to come back to Spark. I have gained back to my high weight, plus five pounds. I know that at some point I will be trying to take care of him, and I just can't continue to gain. I have really noticed health wise.

    Will not lead a team. Just find a couple to be a "member" of. And hopefully see some blog posts from my Spark friends.

    2112 days ago
    Hi Nancy - thanks for the blog. I (we) really missed you and have been thinking about you a lot.

    Congrats on the job that should help. The rest just takes time. You have some great memories to call on.

    Glad your family is there to help although sometimes that can even get to be a bit much!!

    Take care and keep exercising.

    Oh - one more thing. Tell me more about that FitBit - how it works and if you are finding it helpful. I've got to get something that helps me do a better job of measuring what I'm doing.


    2137 days ago
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    Nancy I'm so glad to see you back and get an update. I know this time must have been very trying for you with all that's happened this year. I'm glad you will have your kids around for support for awhile.

    Congratulations on the new job! WOOHOO! That is great news.

    I hope the fitbit helps you to find the courage, enthusiasm and will to start walking/exercising again. I know from experience that exercise does help ease some of the pain (go endorphins).

    Please don't stay away so long this time. I've really missed your blogs and updates. Hope you have a great day and summer!
    2137 days ago
    Oh Nancy, I am so happy to hear from you! You have never been far from my thoughts or prayers.

    You've had so much change this year; what a comfort to have all your children home.

    I'm glad to hear you are walking again; it's a great metaphor for life, isn't it? All you have to do is put one foot in front of the other.

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    2138 days ago
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