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20 pounds of grief weight gone

Thursday, December 11, 2014

November 8 and December 8 were the 1 year anniversaries of my parents' passing. I have made so many changes in the last 2 months.

In September, I decided to go gluten free because of all the digestive issues I was having. What a difference! My colour in my face is better. I am not so deathly pale anymore. All of my makeup is too light for me.
I have lost the dark purple bags under my eyes.

The swelling in my face and hands has gone away. I am feeling better. Not as tired and depressed anymore.

And the weight is slowly coming off. I haven't really been exercising that much but I have been eating better because I am not snacking on cookies and pastries anymore. Before I would eat mostly wheat based food.

On the anniversary of my mom's passing I got together with my sisters and baked Christmas cookies. My mom was a fantastic baker and she taught all of us to bake. It was a fun way to spend a very emotional day.

Got on the scale this morning and I am now down 20 since September. I have 10 more to go and then I am back to where I was when I started SP. I put on 30 pounds when my parents died so I have 10 pounds of "grief weight" to go.

The last thing that has happened this month is that I have gone back to work after being home full time for 14 years. It's a part time job with flexible hours so I can work when kids are in school.
I am enjoying it and it is really helping me to overcome my depression/grief.

God is good.

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  • MPETERSON23111
    1862 days ago
    You've been through a lot. Congratulations on the weight released. Glad you could spend time w/your sisters and bake. Your Mom would definitely smile!

    Good luck w/the job.
    1865 days ago
    You are doing a great job! Way to go!!!
    1865 days ago
    Best wishes to you.
    1865 days ago
  • no profile photo 1HOTFUDGEMAMA
    congrats on your weight loss. And on getting back into the workforce. Focus on the positives and you'll reach your goals!
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