I'm sorry such sucky circumstances kept you away but I'm very glad that you are back.
On my own personal journey I started on September 27, 2008
Starting weight 377, Weight in spring of 2010 198, Weight in August 2011? In the 240's.
Still plugging along on this weight loss highway!
I'm so sorry to hear about your loss, but taking a break because of it is understandable. And I think it's great that you're back! Making that commitment is one of many ways you can take care of yourself.