Now is my Time

Saturday, February 25, 2017

After a long battle with dementia, my mother passed away last Sunday with my brothers and I by her side. We are thankful that she no longer hurts and is at peace.

So now it is time for me to take care of myself. I have realized that these past 2-3 years I have neglected myself to help take care of her. I have returned to drinking soda and making poor food choices. I have also stopped exercising. What has it done to me? I am at my heaviest at 266 pounds, feel tired, ache and am cranky.

Today is the beginning of my new journey, one in which I know I may take a detour or two, but one that I am excited to see what the future holds. I have much to live for and am ready to do so.

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    There are no words for such a loss, Peace,Strength and Loving energies abound. I wish you well on this next adventure in your life! May we journey together for a spell!
    1516 days ago
    So sorry for your loss, Patty.

    Best wishes as your journey continues. It would be great to have you back with the emoticon should feel called to return to the 5% challenges.

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  • no profile photo L_DROUIN
    I am so sorry for your loss. It is very important that you take care of yourself now. After caring for my folks, my health fell apart. I am disabled now as I had sickness after sickness.
    1517 days ago
    It seems we women in the neglect ourselves for the love of our family. I am so sorry for your loss! Make this journey a good one for you!
    1517 days ago
  • MARYBETH4884
    emoticon So sorry for your loss, glad your family was together!! I think you deserve to focus on yourself getting healthy!! You know your mom would like that too!!!
    1517 days ago
  • CHARLIE1115
    I'm sorry for your loss. I went thru a similar situation, caring for my mother and neglecting myself. so here's to taking time for uou. This program works for me and I hope you have the same success.
    1517 days ago
  • no profile photo COLLIE6451
    My sympathy to you for your Mother's passing. I know how painful that is. My mother and father have been gone since 1993 and 2009. Mother outlived Dad and she went quickly with no time to prepare or process. I wish you well putting some energy intoyu
    1517 days ago
    I am sorry for your loss. Good luck to you on your weight loss journey. SP is a great website!
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