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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 MEMARE
    If you can get on the same team that would be neat. If not, we'll keep one another motivated anyway. emoticon
    2456 days ago
  • v MEMARE
    WooHoo! Summer Challenge here you come!!! emoticon
    It would be cool if you could get on the Cloverleaf emoticon Team, but if not we'll just have to keep each other motivated in other ways! emoticon

    I'll be having my four year check up coming here pretty soon. Praying all will be clear again. emoticon

    Have a great weekend. I did over 15K steps yesterday doing yard work.
    emoticon I was tired.
    2463 days ago
  • v MEMARE
    Summer challenge is starting soon! I signed on to be a cloverleaf again. Can you play? emoticon
    2474 days ago
  • v JUSTYNA7
    Hahahaha! I like the harp picture too. Change is GOOD! Well, change is what I need for the next biggest loser challenge on the Indigo team. I thought my star wars character with her indigo skin was rather timely. I may change back to Justyna with the harp. I have my harp recital June 21 right at the end of your week here so I will be doing lots of pracice.

    How are YOU doing? I am working on painting around windows. Big job... filling with auto body filler any holes in the drywalll. DH's idea and it seems to be working better than drywall compound which is not waterproof. Just a few fumes to deal with so we have to be done by the time the next guests come.

    Let me know your food list when you get a chance so I can start thinking about menus.
    2476 days ago
    Thank you for the comment on my blog. I'm hoping for the best!
    2518 days ago
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