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Thursday, May 29, 2008

After my boyfriend and I broke up, I decided that it would be best for me to move back to Pennsylvania (which is where all of my family is) but I needed to stick around until my semester was over.

During that time, they discovered advanced thyroid cancer in my grandmother, and after flying down to see her a couple times she finally passed away on Mother's Day. She went peacefully in her home surrounded by family and because she didn't want a funeral we had a wonderful celebration of her life this past Saturday for all of the family and friends.

With all of the chaos of my ended relationship and my grandmother's situation, I managed to finish the semester with B's and C's (which is horrible for me, but it was the best I could do under the circumstances). I will be transferring to a state university in PA starting in the fall.

I'm all settled in down here in good old PA and it's even more gorgeous than I remember. The pounds are still coming off. I don't have a gym down here, but I'm out in the rural area about an hour west of Philadelphia, so I have been hiking and doing a lot of yard work. I also plan on buying a bike for the hilly back roads. Also, being a single girl now has certainly give me that extra motivation to look amazing!

Hope you're all doing well.
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  • no profile photo CD684162
    Sorry to hear about all your difficulties lately. How are you doing now? And congratulations on your continued weight loss.
    4592 days ago
  • BECKYI
    Congratulations on your current weight loss. But at the same time, my condolences and prayers for your with the loss of your grandmother. My grandmother died in 1991. I am also a recovering alcoholic. I was supposed to have celebrated 1 year of continuous sobriety the weekend that my grandmother died. By any means, I didn't feel like celebrating. Many years later, I drank again to change my sobriety I think unconsciously. Now I have 11 1/2 years of sobriety. But anyway to be so young you are definitely an Spark Inspiration. emoticon

    BeckyI
    4605 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/16/2008 3:55:15 PM
  • FITGIRL15
    I can relate to losing a grandmother, my BF's passed last month too, it was hard and stressful! She is in a better place, and at peace!

    I congratulate you on all your current weight loss success! You are an inspiration!!!!
    ~jessica

    4605 days ago
  • TRECECOOKS
    I am sorry for your loss, Laura, but, praise the Lord, she spent Mother's Day night with Jesus. Hope you have a terrific summer!!
    4623 days ago
  • VICYVICY
    Hey. I'm so sorry that your grandmother has moved on. I've been reading over your blogs and I just wanted to say that you are so inspirational! You have done an absoloutely amazing job and you keep preserving despite what life throws at you. You should be so proud of yourself!
    4623 days ago
  • MICHELLEBLUEIEZ
    I'm sorry about your loss I know how hard it it so loose a grandparent! I hope you are enjoying your new place and all the freedom it gives you :) I'm glad you checked in as I have been missing you! I hope you have a great day![hugs]
    4623 days ago
  • MRSMIZZLE
    Isn;t ot amazing how being single gets you more motivated to look amazing! I am very sorry about your grandmother, I bet she loved the celebration of her life. Keep up the amazing work, you are such an inspiration!
    4623 days ago
  • NEWGIRLLOSING
    I'm so sorry for your loss.
    4623 days ago
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