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This will be my reward when I lose 50 lbs - a portable musical instrument for the Camino!

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2017-03-31 After another few setbacks and cancer scares, I'm back and more focused than ever on regaining my health, stamina, strength and abilities. I am still reaching for comfort memories and goals: skating at night on the canal, attending dance and music festivals, hiking in the forest, biking on the paths under a full moon along the river...exploring life with confidence instead of caution and fear.

I am restricted to easy exercises for now, until I get back into shape (I use a walker to get around these days, and am starting to use hiking poles). I am so happy to have returned to SparkPeople, with its incredible wealth of resources and support. You are all full of awesome!

Member Since: 9/9/2010

Fitness Minutes: 7,047

My Goals:
I am adopting a healthier lifestyle to rediscover the daring, adventurous person I use to be. I suddenly realized that if I can face cancer three times, I can certainly deal with the 'bonus' of excess poundage it's left me!

* My SP Start Date: Sept 9, 2010
* To feel confident enough in my strength and stamina to resume hiking and biking
* To challenge myself to do one new activity per month
* To generally eat nutritiously, log, and pay attention to how I'm reacting to food (emotionally and physically)

My Program:
@ Jan 2, 2014: Blogged about the 12 things I'm reaching for
* In 2014 - Reading and putting into practice Julia Cameron's "The Writing Diet" (I had put in on hold)
@Dec 20, 2013: recovery from surgery (again)
* Start incorporating gentle exercise
* carbs are not my friends
* sodium is not my friend
* sugar - in any of its forms, natural or not - is not my friend

Personal Information:
I guess these are more like my milestones:
* January 10, 2014 - Doc says no cancer found, only pre-cancerous cells. WooHoo - no treatments required!
* December 6, 2013 - removal of uterus, fallopians, ovaries because of pre-cancerous cells. Not sure if my "cancer free" status starts over now...
* February 13, 2013 - 25th Wedding Anniversary!!!
* December 3, 2012
Two years cancer free (which I count from the end of my last treatment for IBC).
* Nov 25, 2006 - total thyroidectomy, for thyca

Other Information:
You don't drown by falling in the water; you drown by staying there.

All glory comes from daring to begin.

Life tastes better than food.

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  • v JUSTYNA7
    I finished the "Course in Weight Loss" and I think I am seeing differences. Less appetite and more eating only when I am hungry. Of course I just polished off my lunch while on the computer without even noticing. Nice guests right now. Busy week. Some hikers coming in Friday whoe are doing the Rideau. I got a chance to kayak on Sunday with the dog and Bob. Poor Christal fell in when we first got there, between the dock and boat and it was too far down for me to reach and when Bob would reach she would go under. Scary moments but she was like a rabbit after all excited and running everywhere. Saw a deer, turkey vultures, Eagle, loon, 7 turtles, osprey, lots of dragon flies. Learned a cool trick to keep deer flies away.... put a black plant pot upside down on a shovel that has been wedged into the ground. As long as you are sitting lower than the "bobble head" the flies will land on IT and not you! It is crazy but it seems to work.
    2019 days ago
    emoticon I love the flower bouquet goodie! I so love your heart, your willingness to fight, your joy. emoticon Laurel
    2125 days ago
    You're so welcome! It was a favorite of one of my spark friends (who, unfortunately, passed on several years ago -- but what an inspiration she was!)

    Hope it inspires you as much as it did and does me!


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    2344 days ago

    Hello and welcome to our very supportive team Chair Exercise ... we have challenges to help you to get moving, chat where you can meet the team and have a chat….. We have challenges to help you to get moving, brain teasers to keep your mind moving, enjoy your journey with us to health, happiness and feeling great
    You have made the right choice to become a part of our team and from my experience I can say that you will be greatly be benefited here. Help in the form of our leaders.
    We wish you all the Best.

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    2346 days ago
    I made my choice when I gave notice on July 1 to terminate my tenancy at my apartment. I think one of the big things that has hit me is that once I've moved, I won't have much alone time. Grandma isn't going out very much anymore. And I just kind of realized that it means on my days off won't really be days off. I know that sounds awful. And I feel so guilty feeling this way. But the only way I'll get some quality "ME" time is if I go hide out at friends' houses during the day while they're at work.

    I will confess that one pair of friends has already asked me to house/pet sit for them from Sep. 1-6. And I jumped at the chance.

    I have these overwhelming feelings that this living situation is going to be very stressful for me. And I feel terrible that the only thing that is going to get me through this is the knowledge that on April 1, 2015 I will be getting on a plane and moving to Barbados.

    I must sound like a broken record. But I'm just having a hard time processing the feelings of anxiety, fear, guilty, stress and sadness. I know there should be some excitement in there too...but I just keep getting hung up on everything I'm giving up.
    2347 days ago
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