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Escondido Faire May 2, '09 148.5 lbs. (same skirt(under tassels) and hat as in 1999 photo).

9/99 2 mo. post mastectomy Santa Barbara Ren. Faire approx 127 lbs

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Back after 3 1/2 years

I'm an 15 yr breast cancer survivor, who suffered from severe neuropathy due to Taxol (chemo drug) with pain throughout my body for most of this time.

I'm an 15 yr breast cancer survivor, who suffered from severe neuropathy due to Taxol (chemo drug) with pain throughout my body for most of this time.

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GYPSYHEART is treading water.
set 4 days ago



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 current weight: 175.0 

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Member Since: 2/9/2007

SparkPoints: 330

Fitness Minutes: 1,067

My Goals:

My Program:
Atkins low carb, increased veggies

Belly Dancing and bicycle riding for cardio.

Working on my townhouse began my exercise regimen. Stripping wallpaper was enough upper body work to begin with. Hitting gym 2'X/wk = makes me sore two days later.

Personal Information:
59 years old, divorced for 21 years. Two children: son age 33 and daughter age 30. Son married 12/07. Daughter is still looking. No grandchildren.
Practicing Catholic Christian
Participates in Renaissance Faires when possible.

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Member Comments:
8/8/2014 11:28:20 AM

That BOXER Vivian (lol), she's one feisty pal, eh! Such a dear friend she is...and, as you say, she "is always here for us."

LOVE your gypsy costume...I wear all my gypsy garb on the inside (lol).

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8/7/2014 10:00:12 AM

Thank you so much for the support! I've not been to the doctor in 6 years and that practice is not even around anymore. I am planning on a doctors visit in September or October, I should be up to it by then with more weight gone and being stronger from my walks. I know it is important to get him on board at this point and going forward. I hope all is well with you. Have a great weekend!

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5/20/2013 7:25:10 AM

I attend Renaissance Faires but would love to dress up for them. The costumes are amazing, but until I stop fluctuating weight I can't see spending the money on them. I've always had a relationship with the Lord, but my husband decided last year he wanted to start going to church so we've been going ever since. I'm not able to dance yet, but I'm hoping by end of summer my strength will be there. I keep myself busy with our new business, visiting with family and friends, and of course every second I can spend with my husband! Our room mate is moving out and so a wee bit stressed about us managing on our own with all our medical bills, but we are going to be fine. We haven't unpacked because our room mate wanted to use his stuff so get to see what has been packed since 2010. I would really like to hear how you are doing?
Love & Hugs, Robin

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5/19/2013 1:05:13 AM

I hope you are doing well and life is being kind to you! I fell apart, but I'm picking myself up and getting back to my positive uplifting self. I sure would like to know how you are doing. Much Love and Hugs emoticon

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1/10/2010 7:09:23 PM

You make me laugh more than anyone else on Spark People. That cracked me up when you said that you not only fell off the wagon but ran away from it as fast as you could! I think that if we lived close to each other we would be great real-life friends! I'm just happy that I can have you as a friend through SP!

P.S. I despise feeling the way that you described after that meal. It is so miserable to be stuffed beyond all reason. I always want to stop eating just as I'm starting to feel full so I never get that miserable feeling. emoticon

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