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My background is a plate of dragon fruit that we ate while in Hawaii in 2009. Yummy, and beautiful! I''m a wife and aunt, and a cyclist and runner. I started seriously using spark people because I needed to control my cholesterol before my doctor decided to turn to medicine. Then the cholesterol seemed fine but my blood sugar kept coming in high. So I was going to track that and work on it. But this year (2015) went sideways in April when I was diagnosed with cancer and then again in May when surgery showed it was stage 4 signet ring cell carcinoma. Median survival is 4 years after diagnosis. Suddenly my cholesterol and blood sugar don''t matter. I also ended up with colon issues due to the tumor so I lost a total of 60 pounds between January and August. At 80 pounds we cried emergency and finally got TPN which is IV nutrition. And I visited yet another doctor who is trying things to increase my absorption of nutrition from food I eat. It seems to be working! I now know I don''t have long and I am determined to make the most of it. I am blessed with an amazing husband who delights in taking care of me and is right by my side through all of this. My theme verse for the year has become: to live is Christ to die is gain. I''m good however and whenever this journey ends.

Member Since: 5/8/2008

Fitness Minutes: 35,424

My Goals:
My goal is to get rid of that ever-growing area around my waist, and to increase my flexibility for long-term health.

And to lower my cholesterol.
my numbers from Mar '07 and Mar '09 and Aug '10
total chol: 196 ...... 223....167!!
LDL 125.....151....104!!
HDL 56......55....51
triglycerides 73....55....60

My Program:
Egoscue E-cises for my posture.

Yoga for flexibility.

Training for longer bike rides.

Keep sat fat under 17 grams

Avoid HFCS and hydrogenated oil

Increase fiber and vegetables

Personal Information:
6/6/09 - Collier Lilly Ride4Life - 31 miles, 2 hrs 15 min, 13.6 ave mph
7/18/09 - Lake Norman Excursion - 36 miles, 2 hrs 40 min, 13.5 ave mph
9/12/09 - Tour de Tots - 36 miles, 2 hrs 36 min, 13.6 ave mph

Other Information:
I love to read and spend a lot of time over at LibraryThing sharing with others who enjoy books.

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