7/25/11 - 7/25/17
I accidentally came across this website while I was looking for something else 6 years ago today.
I was amazed at all the resources, articles, and teams that I discovered throughout these years. Most important all the people and friends that I have made during this time. This has been a place where I can come and express myself without the fear of being judged.
I did great the first few years and I almost made my goal weight a few times. All of this while going during life and the challenges that life brings along. I some of my darkest moments I had some friends that really helped me by just their words and support. Thank you to those of you that have always be supportive and encouraging.
This summer was very hard for me - I lost my dear mother and I had to take her back to Puerto Rico and bury her. I was her caretaker for the last 7 years so it has really taken its toll on me to lose her. I do accept that she is in a better place but I still ache for her. I am still dealing with paperwork and documents but I know I will get through this. Unfortunately, my health, weight and emotional state have been tested and now I need to get back to basics.
So as I start my next year with Sparks I will work very hard to get myself back to where I should be physically, emotionally and weight wise. I will do this for mom, for my DH and my sons but most important I will do it for myself. I will be taking small steps but I will not give up. I know I can and I will!
Thank you to all the friends that have sent me messages, goodies and emails to support me during this time. I really appreciate each and everyone and all the prayers sent my way!
You have borne it all so graciously, Bibi. And what strength you have shown. Getting to your goal weight will be a piece of cake for a warrior like you, Girl! Build up your immune system with loads of fruits & veggies whatever you do. And we'll be here to support you, of course! 447 days ago
So sorry for the loss of your precious Mom. My mom passed away in 1981 and I still miss her. My brother passed away in 1992 at the age of 57 then my dad in 1993. This spring I lost my dear sweet husband of 38 years and the pain in my heart is unimaginable. I do sincerely feel your pain and if there are any words of encouragement I can offer you - you have them. Prayers are with you. This site has been a blessing to me as it has to you and together we can keep moving forward.
Congratulations on celebrating your 6th Anniversary with SparkPeople. It truly is a wonderful site. So sorry to hear about your mom. It has been 11 years for me but I remember those feelings and the responsibility of making sure everything was taken care of. 447 days ago