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Day 6 Since Beginning and Going Strong!

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Well, I've been doing what I've been told to do since I signed up here six days ago. And, it has been just what I needed to get myself going again. Some of you may have known me as SUPERACHIEVER back in the days but I left SP and have just now come back for encouragement, help, and motivation to get myself going again.

When I left I was in a downward spiral and I knew it was time for me to re-evaluate and get my head back on straight so I left thinking that would be the best thing for me to do at that time. NOPE! Missed the boat on that one! But, honestly, I had bit off more than I could chew and I was beginning to drown in it all. On top of that, my life had gone into a spinning whirlwind that I had to address.

Lost my mother-in-law last April, 2017 to Stage 4 Lung Cancer after a two month stay between the hospital and the nursing home ..... to the day the doctor had stated to us. Involved with cleaning up her affairs and getting her out of her apartment by moving everything over to my house. I just now sent off the last batch of donations to the Cancer Federation Society yesterday and can now work on cleaning that room up as well as the lower level up from this mayhem.

On top of that, my husband was diagnosed with MDS almost a year ago. He was diagnosed the week after Thanksgiving last year so we've been handling that, along with his mom's situation, which didn't help him and his treatment at all. So if there is an MDS group here, you can count me in.

I don't want to be all doom and gloom here cuz that's now what this site is all about. In fact, this site is all about quite the opposite. Positiveness, motivation, support and encouragement. And that's what I need right now.

Would love to find a job as well so it could help out with the finances and bills. We all know what that's all about now don't we?

Ok, having given you a bit of background about me, I can now say how happy I am since I came on board here again six days ago. I am, once again, able to track the food that goes into my mouth and see what I need to do away with and what I need to eat more of. That is a blessing in itself. I can also get myself back onto more aerobic workouts. I've been doing yoga for over two years now due to a severe injury I had from my gym days. I'm glad to report that that injury is just about gone now so I am able to get out and walk again, on a consistent basis, and get myself prepped for my next 5K walk.

Well, I'm going on and on here and I'm sorry for that. Just wanted to fill you in on what led me back here and how SP has already been nothing but a positive resource for me to rely on right now.

Hope I get to see some of my old friends from when I was known as SUPERACHIEVER. I'll look forward to that.
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  • BARNABASANDME
    Crazy, I understand completely. I know how tough it is to tend to what is needed and make sure all your i's are dotted and t's are crossed. We just spread his mom's ashes over his dad's grave this past Friday. I will keep you in my thoughts and in my prayers. I know first-hand what you're going through. If you need anything, anything at all, just let me know. :)

    Posey, thanks for the warm welcome. That is always a nice thing to see again. I forgot how great you all are here. :)

    Boles, thank you for the kind words. It's so nice to be welcomed back so warmly and sincerely. :)

    1141 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    OH my goodness! Welcome back. So sorry for your loss -- it's difficult. Took care of both my parents for 2 yrs. here @ home. Then they both needed to have care in a nursing facility. Dad passed away @ age 90 on August 12. Mom has Alzheimer's and continues to hang in there. It isn't easy! Even being in a facility, there is so much to do!

    Well, anyhow, the point . . . glad you're back, jump in and take care of you!
    1141 days ago
  • POSEY440
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    1142 days ago
  • BARNABASANDME
    Kudos off to you Bike4Health. When you find something good, you tend to go back to it or bring it back into your life cuz you want it in your life!
    1142 days ago
  • BIKE4HEALTH
    Sp is the way to do it.

    We find it amazing how great our results can be by following the suggestions of SP. Including the consumption of water.

    I have tried everything for 30 years and always yo-yo'd back and forth. Since Jan 1 there has been over 30 lbs lost.

    It all begins someplace and you just started there.

    1142 days ago
  • BARNABASANDME
    Why thank you Boles424! Good to be back. I forgot how much I enjoyed my time here. :)

    1142 days ago
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    Welcome back!
    1143 days ago
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