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72 pounds lost and counting!!! Woo Hoo!!

I just signed up to take part in the Komen NYC Race for the Cure. I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in March., and I want make a difference. Im walking for your mothers, daughters, sisters, aunts, nieces and cousins. Please help support me in this important event by contributing to Komen Greater New York City. Anything that u can send would be greatly appreciated. send a couple of dollars, every little bit counts.
Anything u send is a tax-deductible.

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I just signed up to take part in the Komen NYC Race for the Cure. I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in March., and I want make a difference. Im walking for your mothers, daughters, sisters, aunts, nieces and cousins. Please help support me in this important event by contributing to Komen Greater New York City. Anything that u can send would be greatly appreciated. send a couple of dollars, every little bit counts.
Anything u send is a tax-deductible.

contributions will fund national peer-reviewed breast cancer research programs and breast health services in the five boroughs of New York City, on Long Island, and in Westchester and Rockland counties. It is faster and easier than ever to support this great cause - you can make your donation online by simply clicking on the link at the bottom of this message. If you would prefer, you can send your tax-deductible contribution to the address listed below. More information on Komen Greater NYC and its programs can be found at

One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. Whatever you can give will help it all adds up! I greatly appreciate your support and will keep you posted on my progress.

Mary Millet

To send a donation:
Write the participant's name on the memo line of the check.
Make all checks payable to: Komen Greater NYC
Mail to:
PO Box 9223
New York, NY 10087

The Greater New York City Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure
341 West 38th Street, 10th Floor, New York, New York 10018-2918
Telephone 212-560-9590
Fax 212-560-9598

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God Bless you! Luisa aka Stormy (team leader)

A week before i found Sparkpeople i was at my wits end. I was having all sorts of issues health wise. I had just gotten a clean bill of health from my Doctor. I was tested for Cholesterol, Anemia, Diabetes, High blood pressure. I also got an EKG, and Ultra-sound of my major artery to make sure my blood was flowing properly, You name it and i got it done. My Doctor said. i was in excellent health for my age and for my weight. I said to myself in the privacy of my bedroom " my God if im so healthy, then why is it im feeling so crappy?' So at that time i decided to join weight watcher online. And there it was Sparkpeople!!! I joined and here i am almost 2 months later and 25 pounds lighter and feeling like a new person.

Ive met so many wonderful people on Sparks. They have motivated, inspired, and encouraged me to heights I have never thought possible before. Everything ive accomplished thus far almost seemed unattainable. I want to take this opportunity to thank you all for all that i am today and all that i hope to be in the future. Love my Spark-family

Three years Prior to Sparkpeople....

For 2 years i was slowly getting out of breath. but i attributed to being overweight. and i had stopped smoking 2 yrs prior. I thought perhaps I had waited to long to stop. I went to a pulmonary Dr. they said i had asthma, but i knew that was wrong and told her so...but still took asthma pump and went back to her and told her it was not working...cus i didn't have asthma. then my legs were swelling. she gave me water pills..then i was getting dizzy alot and she gave me pills for dizziness.. Also i was eating ice like a Junkie. i worked in a school and the nurse told me ur eating ice 24/7 do u know that is a sign of anemia? i said i didnt know that, so i told my Doctor and she shrugged it off like i was crazy. she said keep taking meds. These Fricken Dr.s want to over medicate u...excuse the french but it really pissed me off that this Dr. could have killed every pill under the sun and i was losing blood slowly and she never took my blood...

anyway still not breathing and getting worse....i couldn't even get out my car and walk to my front door without heaving to catch my was so bad that just turning from one side to another in bed i was out of breath. and still Dr. said i have asthma. my husband being the exercise freak that he is...he said babe I've never told u anything about ur weight but i think now is the time to think about getting some off because of ur deteriating health, and i he had me on the treadmill and in 2 mins time i was ready to pass out because i could not breath, i was so out of breath ...he said eventually we will increase your mins as time goes for 3 days never made it passed 3 mins ...little did we know he could have helped the Dr. kill me off... He felt so bad. now when i tell him something is wrong he listens...this went on for 2 yrs. going back and forth to the Dr. with swollen feet. not breathing etc. then one day i had a pain in my back right lung area and i swore that i had lung cancer the pain was so bad...still thinking i had waited to long to stop smoking..i was rushed to ER and they did lung xrays and blood...

Dr. came back and said good news and bad!! good new is ur lungs are i was puzzled...he said but ur blood came out low...i said what does that mean...he said he didn't know how i was walking around but i had lost alot of blood...and that i needed a blood transfusion....I laughed i said are u kidding me...i come for pain in back and u want to give me transfusion....i thought to myself these Drs. are fricken nuts...i was already getting dress to run out of there. and he told my husband if i left i may not make it thru the night. my husband teared up and said baby take the transfusion please. so i did even though i thought they were nuts. Then he asked me if i had any symptoms like the above i had described and i said yes all of them...and i was going to my Dr. for 2 yrs and she was treating me for asthma..

he said my hemoglobin was a 3 and normal is a 15....he said i had God on my side because, he cant figure out how i was walking around,,,and mind u i was still the long and short of it was i ended up getting 9 pints of blood. i go to check blood every 6 months and for 2 yrs it was good till this yr. 3 months ago started dizzy again and Dr. said blood is low again...(not the same Dr. dumped that one) He prescribed iron vitamins, but stomach cant take i do high iron foods instead and eating better and that is how i came to SP...i prayed about it and there it was!!! i think God doesn't want me yet. because he brought me to Sp....This is my Stormy Story (hence the name)
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Member Since: 2/19/2008

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My goals are to get in better health and weight to live a long life and enjoy that life with my children and grandchildren

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SW: 2-19-08= 267

GW: 3-01-09=150

CW: 6-19-12=255.8
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1/27/2015 3:05:11 PM

Have a great week.

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1/25/2015 8:53:50 PM

I just wanted to stop by and wish you a great week!

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1/23/2015 2:02:19 PM

to all my spark friends ive been very sick and im trying again to come back. I realize that I have to start from scratch, but I know with ur help I can make a great comeback. lets start this new Years with a bang. come join me. sorry I haven't been here for you all.

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12/25/2014 3:12:48 AM

I just read this poem & felt it too good not to share on this CHRISTmas Eve! God bless!

{This is another version of 'Twas The Night Before Christmas' }

'Twas the night before Jesus came
and all through the house
Not a creature was praying,
Not one in the house.
Their Bibles were lain on the shelf without care
In hopes that Jesus would not come there.

The children were dressing to crawl into bed.
Not once ever kneeling or bowing a head.
And Mom in her rocker with baby on her lap
Was watching the Late Show while I took a nap.

When out of the East there arose such a clatter.
I sprang to my feet to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash!

When what to my wondering eyes should appear
But angels proclaiming that Jesus was here.
With a light like the sun sending forth a bright ray
I knew in a moment this must be THE DAY!

The light of His face made me cover my head
It was Jesus! returning just like He had said.
And though I possessed worldly wisdom and wealth,
I cried when I saw Him in spite of myself.

In the Book of Life which He held in His hand
Was written the name of every saved man.
He spoke not a word as He searched for my name;
When He said "it's not here" my head hung in shame.

The people whose names had been written with love
He gathered to take to His Father above.
With those who were ready He rose without a sound.
While all the rest were left standing around.

I fell to my knees, but it was too late;
I had waited too long and thus sealed my fate.
I stood and I cried as they rose out of sight;
Oh, if only I had been ready tonight.

In the words of this poem the meaning is clear;
The coming of Jesus is drawing near.
There's only one life and when comes the last call
We'll find that the Bible was true after all!

(by Reverend Edward M. Gionest, Sr.)

To those who receive Him, He gives the power to become the sons of God, even to those that believe on his name. Repent and declare with your mouth that Jesus is your Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised him up from the dead, you will be saved.

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12/11/2014 2:37:14 PM

Stopping by to say hi

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