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If anyone has gained a lot of weight after the death of someone as close as a child, please get with me.
Wed. Mar 12, 11:52am
Gained 30 lbs after suicide of nephew
My nephew passed away in Feb 2008, and since then I have gained about 30 lbs!
Friday, October 03, 2008, 10:59 PM
Another 30 pounds here, what's up with that number?
I'm so sorry, I know a little of your pain. My son was killed during a robbery Feb 2006. First I couldn't eat, then I ate a lot! I gained 30 pounds, had a food breakdown, and started on my journey to find a healthier way to live. We started with Nutrisystem because my SO had seen a commercial with Dan Marino and I had refused to eat take out anymore. I lost 20 pounds, but hated the food, and that is what really prompted my search for a way to eat healthy. I was lucky enough to have a friend who was mostly vegetarian, and she pointed me towards a couple of books that changed my life (The China Study & Eat to Live.) I have a couple of pounds left to get rid of that 30 pound gain, and I still make bad choices sometimes, but overall my eating has improved dramatically, and I know I will keep losing until I am at a healthy weight. The rest of my story is on my W8Book page, and I feel journaling with others working to get healthy has been a help - feeling like I am a part of something outside of my grief. But that was a site for NS members, so I gravitated towards PT.
I hope you have some days that are good, I know they are rare but they do happen and I know I have made the decision to live, to have a life even though he can't be here, but I also know it will come in it's own time, and I have stopped berating myself for not being 'better' yet. In the meantime I am trying to get better physically, so that when my mind is ready, the body will be too. Forgiveness is divine, but it doesn't just happen, at least for me it's about practicing, and hoping one day it sticks. We are human, and I believe that each of us has our own journey - you can't take ultimate responsibility for another's life - it's just the hard plain truth, no matter who was driving. Take care, be healthy, we can do this*
Saturday, October 04, 2008, 12:24 PM
Oh my Goodness, I'm so sorry to hear of your losses. A robbery... what a waste! The Spirit of Us can never be destroyed.
Sunday, October 05, 2008, 10:58 PM
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