I began with Sparkpeople in January 2010 with the goal to bring myself back into excellent health. I began gradually increasing exercise, and added yoga and interval walking/jogging to my mix.
Time moved on. Weight climbed.
It is now 7 years (!) later and I now must find my way back to motivation.
Improve overall health, increase energy, move more freely, feel better in clothing, lose excess weight, and reduce the risk of breast cancer recurrence. Those are goals enough!
November 2, 2013 - Enough is enough. Leth's get moving! Only one who can do this is.... ME!
On January 4th, 2010, I began tracking my calories and my fitness, and aiming to keep within my ranges. I try to eat whole foods with lots of fruits and vegetables. I weigh myself once per month. In 2010 I lost about 30 pounds, then in 2011 I completely did a bout face. Now I am starting again.
Re-setting the tracker... AGAIN !!
I'm from central Pennsylvania; I'm 47 years old and completed breast cancer treatment in March 2010. It was a year of decisions, surgery, and treatment since the diagnosis in May 2009.
"Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food." Hippocrates
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to the Friends In Recovery team that we both belong to! It is a wonderful group of caring friends. You are never alone in this journey of ours. Visit my SparkPage anytime. Add me as a friend. I embrace you with friendship, support and recovery. May your 24 - hours be filled with lots of ~ Happiness ~ Unity ~ Gratitude ~ Serenity = HUGS from Missouri. Have a Sparktacular Sunday!
~ Monika ~
1174 days ago
Spreading some love around to all the beautiful and strong women in my group and I thought of you!!
Beautiful Woman Award!
"The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides. ...True beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows, and the beauty of a woman with passing years only grows!" SAM LEVENSON
When I ponder beauty, I think of YOU! Thank you for gracing my life with beauty!
Once you've been given this award, you have to paste it on the wall of the deserving women in your life. Every one you receive is a jewel in your crown... you are Daughter of the King, and YOU ARE truely beautiful! Consider passing this on to the special women in your life... it's always good to know someone thinks you're beautiful inside and out!
2187 days ago
In reading your sparkpage, I realized that many of us start cutting back drastically, and then can do the whole plan.
2201 days ago
Thanks for your encouragement on my page. Keep on keepin´on is my motto. Finally am on the 6 week challenge...started Monday. But I´m doing the 90% rule, since we eat at kid´s home twice a week, and I´m limiting myself to 2 oz or less a day of chicken or fish and 1 cup or less a day of milk with my coffee substitutes. Having finally rid myself of the coffee habit, and bread (whole grain, but nevertheless). Hopefully next week, it´ll be less meat, and less milk! I feel proud about that since bread products and milk and animal protein have been biggies with me.
2201 days ago
Thanks for your comment on my page!!
2204 days ago