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One year after my mom passed away on the weekend of the anniversary of her death my dad ended up in the hospital with health issues and eventually having a stroke. I spend the next several months doing what I did for my mom before she passed, committing all my time to be there for him. We eventually got him back home and doing very well but I still spend all my free time with him keeping him active and cognitively stimulated. I had been doing that for the past 4 years. Though I had not gained any additional weight, I didn't loose any either. Then last year I lost my job after 20 years with the company. The company I worked for downsized. Being a single girl with a house and other financial responsibilities, I didn't know what I was going to do. The company gave me a severance package and insurance for 6 months. spend every day applying for jobs and doing everything I could to get work. Since I wasn't finding anything as quick as I had hoped I decided to get my right shoulder fixed since they were paying for my insurance. Then 6 months later had to have the other shoulder fixed for the same thing. Being layed up and unemployed took it's toll. I ended up gaining about 15 pounds. I finally found a job at the end of last year. The first three months of this year have been focused on learning my new job and traveling for training. My nephew moved in with my dad so I was able to not have to worry about him. I still do the weekends so he can have a life. My nephew will only be there until June and then he has a summer job that he goes to and lives there. So I need to get myself in a routine so when I go back to cooking and stuff for my dad I don't fall back into old habits. I have joined a 3 week challenge group at my gym. I meet with the trainer this week and it starts the Monday after Easter. With this jump start I will be able to get to a place where I will be able to do more myself. With the weather starting to get nicer my plan is to ride my bike to work as often as possible and to get back into trying to run. I am planning in running a 5K in August so that will be my end goal.

Member Since: 9/13/2007

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I need to get back to exercising. I have joined a 3 week challenge group and want to follow that up with biking and running.

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