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In December 2006, a month after my 36th birthday, I was diagnosed with Stage 0/I breast cancer. I was one of the lucky ones - I had only a unilateral mastectomy and did not need chemo or radiation. Despite this, the unknown was always fearful, but the journey that I experienced was really one that changed my life and the fears worked out just as they were meant to be. There were so many things I was blessed with during that journey that it really redefined my life.

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In December 2006, a month after my 36th birthday, I was diagnosed with Stage 0/I breast cancer. I was one of the lucky ones - I had only a unilateral mastectomy and did not need chemo or radiation. Despite this, the unknown was always fearful, but the journey that I experienced was really one that changed my life and the fears worked out just as they were meant to be. There were so many things I was blessed with during that journey that it really redefined my life.

This page is not about that journey, but about my next journey in life. I know it will redefine me and I think I'm finally ready for that. On so many levels I have been afraid to begin this journey because I'm unsure how it will change me. It's taken a lot of soul searching, praying, reading and discussions with myself and others to come to the point where I am now ready to embark on this journey and stop letting some people in my life tell me that I'm not worthy. I do not know what is up ahead, but I know that this, too, will have a profound impact on my life.

Through life, I have always been one to put others before myself. It wasn't until this year that I began standing up for myself and giving myself permission to do things for me.

Although I've come and gone from here quite a few times, this is my tool for getting this weight off. I have put on layers of protection to protect myself from my situation. This weight-loss journey is just the start of the journey that is the rest of my life. And I know with the help of SP and support from SparkFriends, this part of the journey will be much easier to get through!

I started this phase of my journey on April 15, 2014. My first big goal was to lose 26 lbs by June 30 and weigh in at 170. I made 25 pounds and was just 1 lb short of 170, but I'm so very proud of what I accomplished!

I am going to work hard to try to lose another 25 by the end of November. I want to finally have breast reconstruction this year, too, as it will mark 8 years since I was diagnosed with breast cancer.

Fast forward to early February 2015, it's my goal to be at my goal weight of 123 for a very special event that I've worked hard to achieve in my career.

Thank you for being here for me and supporting me.

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Member Since: 2/28/2009

My Goals:
In early February 2015, I will be recognized for an achievement I've worked for over 6 years on. It is a black-tie event at an International Convention and I want to look amazing while receiving this award on stage.

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Started Venus Index Program 04/15/04. Eat clean and am Paleo 90% of the time.



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Did you say it? "I love you. I don't ever want to live without you. You changed my life." Did you say it? Make a plan. Set a goal. Work toward it. But every now and then, look around...drink it in. 'cause this is it. It might all be gone tomorrow. - Grey's Anatomy

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NATPLUMMER
11/26/2013 11:44:35 AM

Congratulations on completing week 1. Have fun!



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11/25/2013 10:09:23 AM

I'm Natalie one of the Leaders of the C25K- Running for Beginners Team. I just wanted to welcome you and invite you to participate on the boards and in the challenges. If you have any questions feel free to post on the boards or shoot me a SparkMail. Happy running!
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1/1/2011 10:20:13 PM

Happy New Year Wish

My Happy New Year wish for you
Is for your best year yet,
A year where life is peaceful,
And what you want, you get.

A year in which you cherish
The past yearís memories,
And live your life each new day,
Full of bright expectancies.

I wish for you a holiday
With happiness galore;
And when itís done, I wish you
Happy New Year, and many more.

By Joanna Fuchs



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