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Jan 1 2017 - a new year, a new opportunity

Sunday, January 01, 2017

2016 was a tough year. I had a great new job with wonderful time off to spend with my husband camping and that was tremendous.

But my brother disappeared hiking and still we have not found his body. I miss him terribly and am just glad to stay close to all of our family.

Our youngest daughter continues to struggle - with an alcoholic boyfriend and she not willing to leave the situation - she's adrift.

And the election just threw me into despair about what that means for our country and the world.

My boss left for another great opportunity so my job is a bit up in the air.

Finally, I've been eating horribly and gaining weight - am now at an all time-high (at least for the last five years).

SO - I'm writing this to make some commitments which include:
1) Better eating NOW, not tomorrow; start to track again if that's what it takes
2) Back into yoga and ST, not just walking
3) Continue to focus on time off with my husband out in the natural world
4) Continue to give lots of love to both my daughters AND not let my youngest daughter's decisions throw me into a tailspin
5) Continue to spend a lot of time with my mom and remaining brothers - hold them close!

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  • GORIANA
    Oh my goodness best of luck.


    1238 days ago
  • CHRISTINEBWD
    I was 24 when I lost my sister. She was 21 years old. It was the worst year of my life.

    I hope you can starting moving forward, and start taking care of you once again. Prayers for a much better 2017. emoticon
    1239 days ago
  • SCOTIANRUNNER
    This is a great list of commitments. My youngest son is also adrift. No job. No focus. And barely comes home. It's tough. I just have to trust him to remember what I've taught him the first 18 years and hope that, when he forgets, it doesn't hurt him.
    I miss sparking wth you. Mayb 2017 is where we both find our path again. I feel a little lost myself.
    1239 days ago
  • JENNGETSFIT13
    I'm so sorry about your brother. I'm wishing you the best in 2017 and that's it is filled with blessings. ??
    1239 days ago
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