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DIZZYDOC Posts: 1,039
11/29/11 12:04 P

Welcome to Spark People. We are glad you decided to join us. I think the others have covered all the important points about being on the Spark Team so I will just add my welcome and say "Stop by and visit anytime. I am here to help!" emoticon

DAISY314 Posts: 3
11/29/11 11:49 A

Hi:

I think that drugs used for breast cancer treatment also contribute. I've had chemotherapy and radiation in the last year, as well as herceptin. I'm completing a year's treatment with herceptin at the end of this week, and I started on arimidex in July. I'm putting on weight, even though I'm traing not to. I'd love to start a thread for breast cancer survivors who are trying to lose weight.

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FITFABJENN Posts: 5,068
8/7/11 10:32 A

Hello and welcome to Spark People! You definitely have had to face serious challenges, but you can reach your goals.

This is such an awesome site. It is filled with wonderful, supportive people and lots of great information, resources, and tools. Since joining SP I've already lost 71 pounds. But more important I have gained healthy habits that will keep the weight off for good.

Enjoy your journey, and stop by my Spark page any time.

You can do this!

DEBIMARSH Posts: 3
8/7/11 10:21 A

hi. i'm debbi and altho new to sp, not new to breast cancer. i had 1st bout of br cancer in 2005 and i gained 10 lbs from chemo, etc. was diagnosed with a 2nd new br cancer in jan 2011 and i have completed chemo again, and i am recovering from a double mastectomy with reconstruction. back on hormones also, and i need to lose 15-20 lbs. it doesnt sound like much, but with the treatment for cancer and my metabolism changed, and a craving for sweets, and some anxiety over the future, and being 59 (menopausal) and not being able to exercise during this time of reconstruction, i am feeling like i'll never lose the weight. i know that fat around the middle contributes to estrogen which can help br cancer cells grow. i can help anyone out there going thru treatment as i have some tricks that helped me, and i'd like help from you guys for the weight loss part. thanks!!!

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