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NITELILLY1 SparkPoints: (0)
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4/7/11 3:40 P

I'm sorry you've had a rough year. I know what your going through. I went through it 9 years ago when my DH passed. I found SP shortly after DH passed. I found lots of support, kindness, and caring people. The first year is always the most difficult. You will survive and get through it.

DOOBIE893 SparkPoints: (63,576)
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4/4/11 3:36 P

Pat I applaud you returning to SparkPeople and making your self care your priority. I understand your grief. I wish you well on your Spark journey.

Edited by: DOOBIE893 at: 4/4/2011 (15:36)
MYVOYAGE Posts: 246
4/2/11 9:23 P

My only advice is that there are others of us out here who are "starting over". I have not had as difficult year as you have had, but one year ago I was loosing weight and almost at my goal. I have now returned to Sparkpeople with 40 pound weight gain....and beginning again!

Just know that you are not alone!! emoticon

HARROWJET SparkPoints: (450,564)
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4/2/11 9:07 P

Welcome Pat. I am sorry for the rough year you have had. Be gentle with yourself as you work your way back. Congratulations for quitting smoking!! As for the weight, emoticon

Judy emoticon

BINGLES Posts: 59
4/2/11 5:25 P

Hello to all...
My name is Pat..I live in central NJ....weight has been a life long issue.
Last year my husband of 30+ yrs passed away from Lung Cancer..actually it will be a year on the 21st of this month....during his illness and in the weeks following his death I lost 35 lbs....after he passed I thought why not continue this thing....thinking it would be so easy...NOT !
At that time my BP was joint pain was minimal and all in all I felt pretty good.
Greif settled in and I have managed to regain every last ounce I lost.....bp is rising and my knees are killing me.
Let me add that I also quit smoking...its been almost a year for that as to say that my emotional plate is over loaded is an understatement.
But I am sick and tired of being sick and tired and now that I am alone I need to focus on me...cause I am all that I have..we had no children.
I am also a nurse and will be returning to the work force after a two year hiatus and need to feel physically better to get that done...
Any words of wisdom...

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