@ 233.2 kg   Lymphoedema   @ 207.7 kg

Every day challenges of my life, physically, mentally & emotionally.
About my family, pets, weight loss & exercise plus becoming healthier & managing my lymphoedema & other medical problems.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Looking forward to turning 50


This is the year I turn 50.

I'm grateful and blessed to have made it this far as when I was a baby, my parents when they were in processes of adopting me were told to "pick another child, this one has so many medical problems as my birth mother was thought to have had German measles while pregnant with me (turns out to be true) and there were very high risks that I would have either or all of these symptoms, deafness (check), blindness (check), weak respiratory system (asthma - check), Eczema (check), brain / mental issues (none so far though my kids would argue that lol)

So here I am today, on the eve of my birthday, feeling a whole gamut of emotions.  Remembering my sister who tragically passed away a week short of her 50th birthday 3 years ago, knowing how she fought for one more day makes me determined to take control of my life back and learn to live it to the fullest in spite of all my physical, emotional and financial difficulties.

And of course as most of you know, I have had over the past months been struggling with my middle child, my son D and for now, I'm going to leave that there for another post.

Today, I'm just glad to be back here blogging again, grateful to my kids for being so supportive and pushing me to open the blog back up and do what I love most, write.

But there will be changes, the blog is more about incorporating all aspects of my life, not just focussing on one part like before which was the weight loss.  Now I've finally accepted that for me, it's about learning to make all the different parts of me meld together and help me become a better version of myself, living life each day to the best of my ability and to accept with graciousness the setbacks and limits that my disabilities cause me every single day.

So, my blog will be about me and my life, from 50 beyond.

Weight loss, healthier eating habits, recipes, my health, disabilities, exercises, links, inspirational quotes, stories, family news, photos are just all part of where I'm leading my blog to be, all the different parts making up one whole of me!

I'd love to have join me on this discovery of my life, from 50 beyond

Found this on the web, fantastic explanation & so spot on!!!