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My name is Julie. I live in Spokane, Washington. I am 60 and I have ovarian cancer. I have been fighting this since June 15, 2004.
I have been gaining weight because of the steriods I get during treatment. I joined TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter #WA423, Spokane in Sept. of 2003. Before the end of the year I had lost 32 pounds. Only to put it back on again after I started treatment. Everytime I had a surgery or ended up in the hospital I would lose and keep it off for about 6 ...
My name is Julie. I live in Spokane, Washington. I am 60 and I have ovarian cancer. I have been fighting this since June 15, 2004.
I have been gaining weight because of the steriods I get during treatment. I joined TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter #WA423, Spokane in Sept. of 2003. Before the end of the year I had lost 32 pounds. Only to put it back on again after I started treatment. Everytime I had a surgery or ended up in the hospital I would lose and keep it off for about 6 months then I would start treatment again...
Anyway, I had finally gotten down to 174 last August. I was ecstatic! Then my cancer markers starting rising rapidly and we had to start a new treatment...more steroids and constantly hungry! The first part of April I was back up to 221 pounds...almost back to my starting weight at TOPS...that was 222!
My doctor wanted me to join Weight Watcher's but I can't afford that ...it is way too expensive...then I happened to REALLY notice one of the headlines in the Spark People email that I was getting but not reading...I actually read the article and wandered around on the site for quite a while...once I figured out somewhat how to use the site I realized with the nutrition tracker I could keep track of everything and have a better chance of at least staying where I was at and hopefully lose.
I am not able to do most of the exercises but I can walk for a few minutes each day...some days a lot...other days not so much but I try a little each day. (I was able to do more than I thought this last year as far as exercising went...it worked out to equal 461 miles!)
I told my oncologist about the site...she is going to check into it and says she will probably recommend it to other patients who are having weight problems.




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Member Since: 11/27/2007

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My Goals:
My goals are to eat right, get healthy, lose weight and just plain live and enjoy life!!!

My Program:
I am changing my eating habits, watching my intakes, and getting more exercise.

I belong to TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter #WA423, Spokane so I get a lot of accountability and local support (We are like one big family! My chapter is great!)

I have the support and encouragement of my medical team as well...they are truly great!

Personal Information:
I was born in Arlington, WA...went to school in Granite Falls and Arlington, WA, although, I graduated from Roland Consolidated Schools in Roland, IA.

Gene and I currently live in Spokane, WA. and I love it here...we actually get 4 seasons! Not like the coast of WA where it rains...A LOT!

Unfortunately, my husband, Gene, and I had to get a divorce so I could get medical help (he made $100 a month too much!) to help me fight the cancer...but as far as we are concerned nothing has changed between us...and in God's eyes we are still married! And have been for almost 19 years!

I have 3 sons, we have 1 "Adopted" son & daughter, 12 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.


Other Information:
I like a variety of music...most anything except rap, hard rock and the stuff they call hiphop ( not what we use to call hip hop!)

I enjoy reading, especially the Love Inspired books.

I love to camp and fish.

I enjoy doing Relay For Life...I feel like I am giving back to the community but I am also helping others to become aware of the various types of cancer and what can be done to help with research.
I like Relay because the funds stay in the local areas for research there.


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Happy Birthday to You!! Sorry I’m late!

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2/20/2011 12:13:00 AM

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6/8/2010 7:50:28 AM

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Happy Birthday to You!!

Birthday Blessings

Instead of counting candles,
Or tallying the years,
Contemplate your blessings now,
As your birthday nears.
Consider special people
Who love you, and who care,
And others who’ve enriched your life
Just by being there.
Think about the memories
Passing years can never mar,
Experiences great and small
That have made you who you are.
Another year is a happy gift,
So cut your cake, and say,
"Instead of counting birthdays,
I count blessings every day!"
By Joanna Fuchs

Hope your day is wonderful!

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BUSYMOM206
10/24/2009 12:43:37 PM

I just have to make a comment here...to all the people congratulating Julie on her birthday, her wieght loss, etc and hoping she has a wonderful day? She left this place where she was in such pain and had so many struggles to go to a better place with no pain and no struggles BACK IN JANUARY! Hello people? Read up a bit on someone if you haven't seen them or heard from them in awhile! There may be life-altering or life-ending changes at hand!





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