My sister, Cathy, was 52 years old when she passed away in June of 2003. She just missed her 53rd birthday after battling ovarian cancer and it's treatment for almost 10 years. I have been going through a depression every since. I have learned to deal with the sadness and loss, and it has gotten so much better with the love and support of family and friends, but a day doesn't go by that I don't think of her. After her death, I steadily gained weight, and reached a plateau in the fall of last year. I even had to go on blood pressure medication to control my hypertension last year. I finally knew that I had to do something, so I decided to go on Jenny Craig, for my health, my happiness, and to be a good example for my daughters. It has been the best decision of my life. I have lost 34 pounds so far . . .
I have 5 more pounds to go to reach my goal weight!
This week's Scrapping the Music's song is "Closer to Fine" by the Indigo Girls. When I purchased those size 8 jeans, I had to do a scrapbook page about how amazing it felt.
If you feel inspired by this awesome song, go join in on the fun at http://www.scrappingthemusic.blogspot.com/ .