My family now (2012) and soon to be future hubby!
Me and my two kids on our annual River Trip. They are the light of my life.
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Update 9/18/12. In reading my old Introduction that I posted on here in 2008, so much as changed, so much!! I am now 4 years older, feel it many days, but so much wiser too. My son is now recovered and in remission and attending college, I got engaged and am about to be married and I finally found my mojo when it comes to losing weight and keeping it off. What I have learned through my last four years of life: Don't EVER give up. Be OPEN to change. SEEK a different way until you find THE way. In the last year, I have lost 18 pounds just by not eating processed food and started playing tennis again, just recently have started a swimming program. I'm hoping those last 15 to 20 will come off, but I only weigh in about once every 6 months....I'm totally going off how I feel and not the scale.
The difference of four years. 2008 Intro - The title of my page, Broken Open comes from my favorite book written by Elizabeth Lesser, because I have truly been broken open. Soon after starting my Spark Page membership and trying to be a leader of the group, my 14yo son was diagnosed with Brain Cancer 2 months following the death of my mother from Breast Cancer. To say that 2008/2009 were some dark days, if anyone could only know (other cancer parents know), but now my son is recovering, right now is cancer free and we are coming up for air.....my weight sky rocketed up 25 pounds (at least) and I feel so bad, but months of sitting in a hospital and stress eating have taken it's toll. Now that his chemo is finished, he has to eat exceptionally healthy, and I want to as well. I want to get back into the world of feeling good....I have missed it.
To stay healthy and be strong.
I have gone through many diet programs, and now I am not on one at all and never will again, I just gave up processed foods and exercise 2 or 3 days a week. My weight has gone down about a pound a month, and that's fine with me.
I've now been remarried for 2 years, my son is still doing well, a daughter graduated, now I face empty nest syndrome. Each year of our life brings about change. Right now, definitely in a happy place.
Books I loved: If you have been changed by life events, check out "Broken Open" by Elizabeth Lesser. Beautifully written book, can help when life slaps you down.
Fast Food Nation
Forks Over Knives
Jamie Olivers Food Revolution
Film that changed my perspectives: Food Matters
Secrets of Success
| Pounds lost: 11.0