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9/99 2 mo. post mastectomy Santa Barbara Ren. Faire approx 127 lbs By end of chemo was 116lbs





July 2014 my largest ever Legs and arms don't look too bad. It's mainly around the middle.



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Came back in July '14 after 3 1/2 years

I'm 64 yrs old and a 15 yr breast cancer survivor. I suffer from neuropathy due to Taxol (chemo drug) with pain throughout my body most of this time. Surgery on both knees 24 years ago + bad hip began to limit my exercise ability 10 years ago + weight gain slowed me down even more. Now need to loose the wt and increase my mobility, flexibility, and endurance while adding some muscle.







I'm 64 yrs old and a 15 yr breast cancer survivor. I suffer from neuropathy due to Taxol (chemo drug) with pain throughout my body most of this time. Surgery on both knees 24 years ago + bad hip began to limit my exercise ability 10 years ago + weight gain slowed me down even more. Now need to loose the wt and increase my mobility, flexibility, and endurance while adding some muscle.











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Member Since: 2/9/2007

SparkPoints: 2,188

Fitness Minutes: 2,005

My Goals:
To go from size 22 pants and 2X tops in July 2014 down to size 10-12 pants and medium shirts in 1 year.
(Feb 15 2015 = XL tops and 16-18 pants)

Increase strength endurance and flexibility.

Improve general health and well being.

My Program:
Did Atkins off and on for years. Now I know that dieting does not result in permanent wt loss or improve health.

Now eating more veggies, fruits, protein shakes and smoothies. only grass fed beef, raw nuts, no gluten, limited dairy.
Slowly increasing cardio + strength + flexibility training.


Personal Information:
64 years old, divorced for 26 years. Two children: son age 38 and daughter age 35. Son married 12/07. Daughter is still looking. No grandchildren.
Used to do "gypsy" style belly dancing at Renaisance Faires.


Practicing Catholic Christian. Lector at Mass.


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Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
- Thomas Jefferson

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PERSISTENTTIM
3/14/2015 6:39:25 PM

Thank you for the support and encouragement! Have a great weekend!



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POSITIVEWOMEN
3/14/2015 11:14:17 AM

I am. I think it's the exercise combine with fresh spring air!
Yesterday my son went to my dad's and they talked about graduation. It is going to be in the garage with a port-a-potty! Tarp up what they can't move. My son is going to start cleaning the garage tomorrow. We need a date yet!



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LILLYROSEGRAM
3/12/2015 8:20:33 PM

Thank you so much for telling me about the tragic death of your friend Brian, and your thinking of him when snow fell. How very difficult it must be for his wife, kids and all those in your family/friend group to have lost him so young. I truly believe that if we are just open to it, there are many ways that a person who has passed continues to be in our lives. Your sharing his life with me is but one of the ways that he is living on. I am happy to have had the chance to know a little bit about him.

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POSITIVEWOMEN
3/11/2015 8:30:09 AM

Visalia sounds familiar!



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POSITIVEWOMEN
3/10/2015 3:16:47 PM

Did know that is where you were from. The summer before my son was born like 1996, I was on a mission trip in that area. I remember that name! I was a youth leader and the pastor and his wife were from somewhere that started with a V!



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