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Update (01/02/2018): I am beginning 2018 with a 40 lb weight loss goal for the year. I didn't hit my 63 lbs target for 2017, but I am proud that I reached my pre-diagnosis weight of 229. I had to take a break from working out from October-December, so I gained a few back. I entered cancer surveillance mode in May 2017, and after my second cat scan in December 2017, my oncologist still won't say "remission", but he has reduced the number of cat scans from 4 to 2 per year. I call it success! I am still learning my "new" boundaries, so I am balancing my work outs against my day-to-day activities. I hope everyone else reaches your goals and have all your desires met this year. Be blessed!

Update (6/2017): Lol...if someone would have told me that 2012 would see me unemployed, 2013 saw me start my business full-time, and 2014-2017 battle cancer and win, I would have said they were crazy! Truth is stranger than fiction, but definitely more interesting. Since May 2016, I have lost 26 lbs, but my next milestone is 40 lbs, with my final goal being 63 lbs. Spark People has kept me motivated, and I know this time not only will I lose the weight, but I will keep it off.

Update (7/2015): Wow! Little did I know what the last two years would bring. Regardless, I am back with additional 20 lbs to lose. Let's do this!

I just turned 40 and decided that this year I want to take off the 50 pounds I gained in the last decade. :-) I am a certified workaholic, so my excuse has been it is too difficult to work out and work. This year that excuse is out the window.


Member Since: 5/20/2012

Fitness Minutes: 31,038

My Goals:
40 lbs by December 2018


My Program:
Work out 3x a week; low-carb diet.



Personal Information:
I am a survivor of a rare cancer called leiomyosarcoma that began in my uterus and metastasized to my lung before my initial diagnosis. 3 rounds, 4 drugs, 32 cycles of chemotherapy and 2 rounds of radiation later, I do not take it lightly that I survived a disease that usually kills 96% of those it affects. I am blessed.


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  • v PELESJEWEL
    emoticon emoticon Blessings, have a great week!
    184 days ago
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    emoticon Happy Sunday!
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    The flowers and blossoms are filling the air with the smells of Spring. This is the time to start preparing for the Summer. Are you ready to join a Challenge? The Biggest Loser Challenge is looking for members for it’s next Challenge starting the first week of June. The challenge consists of 11 Teams, that participate in 10 weeks of Nutritional and Fitness Challenges. These challenges can be modified to fit individual needs, allowing members of all abilities and dietary needs to participate.

    Here are some of the members comments written on a Survey Monkey poll:

    “It helps me stay focused on my goals. It also keeps things interesting and not boring.”

    “I find that the challenges make me be more cognizant of my food intake, better choices etc. The fitness ones encourage me to try new exercises and to keep doing exercises. I think there is a good possibility I wouldnt do as much if I didnt track it for challenges or tried to do better on challenges”

    “My leaders are all wonderful...they stay in touch with team members and do their best to keep us involved and feeling a part of the team.”

    “They motivate me to eat healthier and to be more active. “

    If you would like to be a member of this challenge you can copy and paste the the link below, or click on my username and leave me a message or click on the BLUE BIGGEST LOSER Icon on my page. Join the team and sign up for the next challenge on the Spring Waitlist thread.
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    ps_individual.asp?gid=25339

    Note when using the link above you may have to drop the // or even the //www.
    201 days ago
  • v PELESJEWEL
    emoticon emoticon Woo Hoo Friday! Enjoy the weekend!
    285 days ago
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    emoticon emoticon Happy Saturday Spark Sister!
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