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Stressful Times

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Well, I lost .2 this week and I'll take it. In the past 3 weeks I've lost more than 7 pounds so I am VERY pleased. It is so wonderful to be back on track and have my eating under control. I haven't always made the most healthy choices but at least I'm staying in range and losing. I have pretty much shed all of the weight I gained so I'm pretty proud about that too.

My exercise isn't as consistent as it needs to be. I'm okay with that because I know better than to expect that everything will be 100% all at once.

So why stressful times? Well, my mom has been really sick. She is only 58 because she had me when she was 18 and got married when she was 16 (crazy lady!). She has survived cancer twice before the age of 40 and last Wednesday had a heart catheterization. This Friday she needs to have open heart surgery for an aortic stenosis and will have a valve replacement. The cardiologist said this is typically seen in elderly people so she always manages to be ahead of the curve. I guess there are positives to being so young, hopefully she will recover quickly from it!

Considering all that is going on, I would normally be eating my heart out and hiding under the covers. I am happy to say that I am not letting this derail my progress, nor do I intend to. If all my spark friends could keep my mom in their thoughts, I would really appreciate that!
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  • IMINIT2WINIT
    Oh wow.
    I am really glad to know your mom is home and on the mend, after reading this. I can totally relate with your pain and fears. I have lived through sooo many years of dealing with my dad being in and out of the hospital for heart procedures. He was 44 when he had his first major heart attack, and had to have a triple bi-pass. He had another heart attack a few years later, and then heart failure. The Dr. said his heart is like a 6 cylinder lawn-mower running on 2. He has since had to have a defibulator put in. Just under the skin on the left side of his chest. If his heart were to stop- it would be like jumper cables. He just turned 66. So over 20 yrs of living with these kinds of things. It's no longer a death sentence. They can work miracles these days. Have faith and believe your mom will have many many more years with you. :)

    I'm thinking of you all- and praying she is doing soo much better today!
    Love you girl!
    4915 days ago
  • SHANTODD420
    Hey Patty,
    Congrates on the continous weight loss. I will be keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers until your mom is better. Thanks for the gift cards they arrived this week. I will be putting something in the mail to you next week.

    Hugs,
    shannon
    4924 days ago
  • MIKEEO
    You, your Mom, your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Head up Patty and take care of you, so you can take care of others. Love you.
    4924 days ago
  • JENLYA
    Well, I totally know the pain you went to get your calorie range under control... believe me! I'm struggling with that right at the moment. I'm so glad you have it controlled and aren't going to allow stresses in your life to take over. Which, having your mom sick is a HUGE one. You have a lot of strength girly!! I will definitely keep your mom in my thoughts and prayers. There can never be too many. Hope everything goes well.... keep up the great work! I'm rootin' fer ya!

    Jen
    4927 days ago
  • TNTSMOMIE
    You know what I'd say right now, so I'll just let you think it. *wink* Pattykins, you're doing so much better than I know I would be. Know that I'm here for you. Keep your chin up....your mom's a strong woman! To have made it through so much at such a young age....I wish I could be as lucky! :o) Love ya, babe. Talk to you tonight.
    4927 days ago
  • COUNTRYDI
    First off Patty...you deserve a huge WOOOOOHOOOOOO for getting back on track and staying there. Doing the happy dance here for you!! Your weightloss this month has been great!! I'm soooooo proud of you....I knew you could do it!!!
    I will definitely keep your Mom in my thoughts and prayers. Keep staying steadfast like you are and I know you won't allow this to get you down. You go girl!!! Hugs~~Di~~
    4927 days ago
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