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Made it through a rough day

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Today is the day after my deceased daughter's 43rd birthday. It will be 15 years without her on June 30, this year. It's always worse before the date, managable on the date, and much better after it passes. Time is not only a great healer, but a great teacher.
This year I was on the road to blowing my food plan with two "not very good" eating days, but I pulled it out on Friday, in honor of her birthday, and did an about face. I stayed right on target, and sticking to my healthy filling foods, I finished the day eating less than usual, and more healthy than I have in a while. So I made it through a rough day, and now I feel better because of it. Of course I was up at 5am today, hungry as a horse, but have eaten a healthy breakfast and ate a second fruit when I didn't feel quite satisfied. So I'm good to go, and moving forward again. I have a birthday Sunday, but the kids and I will eat sensibly, and I'll be able to put this week behind me. At least that's my plan, and I'm sticking to it! emoticon emoticon
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  • JKURJACK1944
    So sorry for you loss. It is so difficult to lose a child. You have done marvelously well by keeping everything under control. God bless you.
    3452 days ago
  • HOWDOIHEARTTHEE
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    3452 days ago
  • EVELYN5877
    Mine will be 4 th July, my dead husbands birthday. Very difficult, I hope I can do as well, he wouldn't want me making such a fuss about it, I thought about a celebration, but thought it looked a bit macabre.
    3452 days ago
  • TUBLADY
    I am sorry for you loss. I can't imagine that feeling.
    But you have honored her in sticking to your plan.
    That's what she would have wanted.
    Carry on with the other children and know that your daughter is in Heaven.
    Peace and Love,
    Tisha emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3452 days ago
  • JILL313
    Patty, I can imagine how hard getting through your DD's Birthday would be make a really rough day. . .but I'm so proud of how well you got through it and it didn't derail you from staying on Track. She would have been so proud of you. Today is another day so I see you've already moved forward I really admire you for that! Have a blessed day and weekend.

    Hugs,

    Jill
    3452 days ago
  • CAZ5346
    I AM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. AND PROUD OF YOU FOR GETTING THROUGH IT BY TAKING CARE OF YOURSELF. GOD BE WITH YOU.

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    3452 days ago
  • JULIEANNCAN
    I am so very sorry for your loss. I obviously cannot even imagine how that would feel. I hope you are proud of yourself and the good work you are doing! I am proud of you! Have a wonderful weekend. emoticon
    3452 days ago
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    I am so sorry for your loss.And, the date will always be a sad day for you, understandably so. I think you have done a good job this year. You pulled yourself up and out and on track. That is really awesome and a sign of inner strength. YOU did WELL.

    The loss of your daughter is very sad....but, honoring her on her birthday by doing something GOOD and Positive is a nice tribute. Remember the happy times. emoticon
    3452 days ago
  • IMAYARNIE
    Oh, I'm so sorry that you have suffered the loss of your dear daughter. I'm sure it will always be a sad time for you. But you certainly handled it well. You didn't let it derail you. You blogged, and you rescued your eating before it did damage to your plan. You should be proud of yourself. It's a real victory. This is the time you need the support of your team sisters. It's a good bunch of ladies.

    Hugs,
    Pattie emoticon
    3452 days ago
  • GAILRUU
    My condolences on loss of your daughter. I lost a 6 day old grandson 24 years ago and still think of him every year on his birthday. It is easier but I still wonder what kind of young man he would have been.
    3452 days ago
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