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I want not only to lose myself, but motivate my husband to lose as
well, for health reasons. Weight has been an ongoing battle all my
life, but has gotten worse with the Arthritis. Hard to do stuff when it hurts, however, dying prematurely is a big motivator.
*NOTE*
The 48 pounds I have lost since Sept.3, David has lost 36 trying
to help/support me.
I feel so much better...............
I want not only to lose myself, but motivate my husband to lose as
well, for health reasons. Weight has been an ongoing battle all my
life, but has gotten worse with the Arthritis. Hard to do stuff when it hurts, however, dying prematurely is a big motivator.
*NOTE*
The 48 pounds I have lost since Sept.3, David has lost 36 trying
to help/support me.
I feel so much better...............


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My Goals:
I would like to be healthier, get my cholesterol down where it should be, and my

weight down to my goal

by my next birthday.....

NOTE*2/24/2013
I have had 2 blood tests
since I began the new
program in Sept.,both show Cholesterol is 160,
Blood sugar NORMAL.
YAY me. Progress finally.

My Program:
I am drinking 12 cups of water daily,
eating a minimum of 5 Veggies & 2 approved fruits a day,

I have changed to a
Gluten free diet. I also
changed my weight ticker
to begin on Sept.3rd,2012.

Exercising by walking & bicycling..

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Married, 2 children.

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Love riding my Harley Softail...

 
 



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KIM22211
9/2/2014 11:17:55 PM

OH MY WORD! Bless his heart! I know that he is truly blessed having survived with what he did get out of the fire! I sure thank you for letting me know and I hope your daughter is doing good too!



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SNOOPYLINKOS
8/31/2014 9:31:51 AM

Hey! It's your almost twin, Darlene. I am so clever. I locked myself out of Sparkpeople. I couldn't remember my sign in cuz it's been alooong time since I signed out. So here I am! A new school year has started. Only one kiddo not shown up yet, needs a little medical tune up first! Enjoy the long weekend!



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CLAIREINPARIS
8/23/2014 6:03:23 AM

Many thanks Darlene for taking the time to read and comment on my blog 'A morning hike on my doorstep'! My parents are and always were people who are scared by everything. So I grew up being an easily afraid person, and would never have considered going on hikes by myself! But now I realize that life is too short to not do what I like because I am afraid... at last, I am free from their fears. I guess I have grown up. :)

Also, in terms of statistics, I am much more at risk of something happening to me by driving to work or to the supermarket than going on a hike! Cars are dangerous places to be in, when the countryside paths, at least in my country, aren't. In 3.5 years of hiking, I have never been scared of anything nor anybody... Sorry, that was a llllong answer to your question!
Enjoy your weekend! emoticon emoticon

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CLAIREINPARIS
8/21/2014 3:09:08 PM

emoticon very much for your kind words on my blog 'A hike in the Brie area East of Paris'! emoticon



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SIMPLELIFE4REAL
8/6/2014 11:55:37 AM

Darlene, I don't follow a specific plan for eating. Many cancer patients chose to go vegan and raw, but I would had a difficult time with that since I also have Crohn's disease. I don't eat any processed foods and buy organic whenever I can. I also eat only free range chicken, grass fed pastured beef, pastured chicken eggs etc. For fish, I stick to wild salmon, sardines, anchovies, wild caught shrimp....ocassionally I'll eat other types of seafood and fish. Always baked, steamed or broiled, never fried. For dairy, I drink raw whole organic milk from local pastured cows.

I do sometimes use the Cancer Fighting Cookbook which has good recipes that are healthy. I also have an good juicer (an Angel) which is very expensive, but I juice every day with it. Typical juices for me have carrots, chard, cucumbers, morenga leaves, tomato, lemongrass, beets, celery, apple, lime and mango in them. I usually have about 3 cups of freshly made veggie fruit juice every day.

I also take some supplements. Tumeric, vit d3 and two important ones for cancer patients. I take several others.

I think most cancer patients that are interested in using food as medicine do a ton of research on it and come up with a plan that works for them.

I did do a ketogenic diet for about a month when I was first diagnosed, but my blood lab results were starting to get very strange so I decided to add back in more carbs. I avoid sugar like the plague.

Dr. Block has a good book called Life Over Cancer that is great. He is an integrative oncologist in the Chicago area. Another great book is called Anticancer: A New Way Of Life. It was written by an MD with a brain tumor. He ultimately died of brain cancer, but lived for over twenty years with it. Most brain cancer patients don't last more than 6-12 months, so he was a success by traditional standards and his book is very good.

Hope that helps. I wish your friend's husband the best. What kind of cancer does he have?

Comment edited on: 8/6/2014 11:57:07 AM

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