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Hi, I'm Dana. I'm a 35 year old single mother and working professional. I have a very demanding, yet fulfilling career working in a profession that I love. I live in the Southern Maryland area and work in Northern Virginia.

I am currently battling breast cancer. I have had 4 surgeries from April - May, including a full bilateral mastectomy. I am currently undergoing chemotherapy. My chemo is quite aggressive due to the severity of my breast cancer. I am fighting to survive this disease and I need to get my weight under control so I am not fighting another illness...this time due to my severe obesity.

I have an awesome 11 year old son who plays football and definitely keeps me on my toes.

I've achieved so much in life and I feel blessed everyday; however, while working on being a great mom, finishing my Master's program, and climbing the corporate ladder, something fell off and that was my health.

Over the past six years since getting out of the military I've put on over 130 lbs. I don't have the energy that I should have and I am sick of being tired all of the time. I really want to work on increasing my health and losing weight so I can be on this earth for my son for many years to come. If I don't get control of my weight I will have serious medical consequences and everything that I've worked so hard to achieve in my life will be irrelevant because I'll be working on recovering from illness after illness caused my my severe obesity.

I am here for support and to learn how to live a healthy lifestyle!

Member Since: 12/27/2010

Fitness Minutes: 21,091

My Goals:
I definitely want to see the scale going in the DOWNWARD direction and cannot wait to get back into the 100's! I want to build a healthy body and have a healthy mind. I want to be strong enough to make SMART food choices and stop using my chaotic schedule as an excuse to eat junk and feel worse about myself.

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I am currently undergoing chemotherapy and I do not have much of an appetite due to nausea and the fact that I have mouth sores so it hurts to put food into my mouth. I have decided to begin the Herbalife Shake diet. I will be drinking shakes for breakfast and lunch and having a portion controlled small dinner. I am unable to take any sort of dietary supplement so I will only be drinking shakes. I have gotten into trouble from my oncologist for not eating anything at all because I just can't keep it down because of the chemo, so I have decided this is the best program for me during my treatment.

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I want to be the best I can be, healthy, happy, and back to the Dana that everyone knows and loves!

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  • v LADYJ6942
    Stopping by to say keep up the great work.You can do this and you will. The paleo diet is similar to what I'm doing and I can say that not eating processed foods leaves me feeling so awesome. Good luck
    1785 days ago
  • v LADYJ6942
    Just stopping by to say hi and keep up the good work. Welcome to Sp as well.
    1817 days ago
    Just stopping by to thank you for commenting on my "Healthy Self Esteem" blog. Have an awesome week!
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    "Each of us has that right, that possibility, to invent ourselves daily.
    If a person does not invent herself, she will be invented. So, to be bodacious enough to invent ourselves is wise."
    -Maya Angelou
    1851 days ago
    Thanks so much for commenting on my blog, "Today is a Fresh Start." I appreciate the support and encouragement! Have a great rest of the week!
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    "I Can Do Anything - Starting Right Now. I have my dream, I have God,
    and I choose to move in the direction of my goal, even when I am afraid or unsure. Whenever I fall, I stand up, brush myself off, and keep moving toward my goal."
    - Jonathan Lockwood Huie

    1856 days ago
  • v LADYJ6942
    Good luck and keep pushing. You are setting a good example for your son and doing yourself a huge favor in making these changes. You can do it and you are worth it.
    1857 days ago
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