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On July 2, 2014, I was diagnosed with stage 3 rectal cancer. After two major surgeries, a couple minor surgeries, chemo and radiation therapy, I am blessed to have no signs of cancer. As I go into 2016, I am grateful and determined. Exercise is hard. I get breathless easily and have little stamina. But I am determined to get my life back and, with the help of God I am believing I will. May you be blessed this coming year and if you are tempted to skip your cancer screenings or put them ...
On July 2, 2014, I was diagnosed with stage 3 rectal cancer. After two major surgeries, a couple minor surgeries, chemo and radiation therapy, I am blessed to have no signs of cancer. As I go into 2016, I am grateful and determined. Exercise is hard. I get breathless easily and have little stamina. But I am determined to get my life back and, with the help of God I am believing I will. May you be blessed this coming year and if you are tempted to skip your cancer screenings or put them off, don't! Also, don't rely on your doctor to refer you. Educate yourself, take care of yourself, and ask for the preventative care you need. I was too passive about my health and I wish I could take it back but I can only start again.
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Member Since: 5/1/2006

SparkPoints: 17,304

Fitness Minutes: 5,957

My Goals:
Get back to a healthy body fat percentage. When I take care of my body and work out, i carry a high lean body weight, so it is OK to be a bit above on weight and BMI, but this fat has got to GO!

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Picking up a dog in a few days-an energetic, friendly lab mix. Struggling not to adopt the purebred dumped by a breeder because she can't have more pups-we'll see how many dogs I wind up with!

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DIANEDOESSMILES
3/5/2016 5:54:12 PM

Hi!! I think I wrote you,,,you should be fine to be a Dawggie for the Spring Challenge. We have another member who's going away at the end of May. We figured it out,,,she'll be fine,,so yes you will also be fine.

WOOOHOO you can look healthier for your trip!!! I eat very little junk food now. I've STOPPED doing the emotional eating. Did that by drinking a little water,,, than getting up,,, moving around a little,, often just going to another room is enough for me to ask. ,am I really hungry?? Often times I'm just wanting something. So I eat one to 3 pieces of hard candy. Takes care of it. I used to MOW down on chips!!! Have you done a search for a fatty heart?? It's awful!!! Dr Oz,,,which I don't watch,,was channel surfing,,, had 2 hearts. One was from a healthy person,,, the other one was from a person ate chips often. The chip heart was all yellow fat around it. As he showed them he said "this is a heart from a man who ate chips on a regular basis." At that moment I WAS eating chips!!! It was so NASTY!!! I stopped.

There are a gazillion ways to handle it to not eat from emotions. If this is a struggle,,,please let me know. I struggled with it for 5 years while improving my lifestyle. It's one the hardest to come to terms with.

WOOOHOO to having a successful Spring Challenge!!! I'll need to lose 11.4 Lbs. I'm GOING for it!!! Want to join?



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DIANEDOESSMILES
3/5/2016 5:45:45 PM

Hi!! I think I wrote you,,,you should be fine to be a Dawggie for the Spring Challenge. We have another member who's going away at the end of May. We figured it out,,,she'll be fine,,so yes you will also be fine.

WOOOHOO you can look healthier for your trip!!! I eat very little junk food now. I've STOPPED doing the emotional eating. Did that by drinking a little water,,, than getting up,,, moving around a little,, often just going to another room is enough for me to ask. ,am I really hungry?? Often times I'm just wanting something. So I eat one to 3 pieces of hard candy. Takes care of it. I used to MOW down on chips!!! Have you done a search for a fatty heart?? It's awful!!! Dr Oz,,,which I don't watch,,was channel surfing,,, had 2 hearts. One was from a healthy person,,, the other one was from a person ate chips often. The chip heart was all yellow fat around it. As he showed them he said "this is a heart from a man who ate chips on a regular basis." At that moment I WAS eating chips!!! It was so NASTY!!! I stopped.

There are a gazillion ways to handle it to not eat from emotions. If this is a struggle,,,please let me know. I struggled with it for 5 years while improving my lifestyle. It's one the hardest to come to terms with.

WOOOHOO to having a successful Spring Challenge!!! I'll need to lose 11.4 Lbs. I'm GOING for it!!! Want to join?



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DIANEDOESSMILES
2/28/2016 10:41:33 PM

Just read your blog,,,left a comment on it.



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DIANEDOESSMILES
2/24/2016 12:26:59 AM

Thought I'd drop by to see if have gone on the trip? If so how did it go? Did you get to meet the child you sponsor? I still think that would feel very rewarding. I thinggyk I mentioned I do volunteer work for the congregation I belong to. Before the car accident just did 90 hrs, plus a job of 38 Jr's, but we LOVED doing it.

Hoping ur last loving being a Dawggie!!! U might off already signed up for the break. Over 1/2 of the team has. We've been running this for at least over 3 years. Since than are ar



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DIANEDOESSMILES
2/13/2016 1:21:02 AM

WICKED COOL going to Educator !!! That's going to be sooo rewarding to meet the fortunate child you sponsor !!! WOW!!! Such a life changing event !

I LOVE how hard you are trying,,,, it shows !!! I like how you are hoping to do more,,, as you put it "real exercise",, though as you are now,,, YOU ARE Doing real exercise !! It's AWESOME you are building endurance !!! PAWSOME !!! I LOVE hearing how well others on the team are changing !! We usually ask the team to sign up for the break in the 7th week. So if I am correct its this coming week. An email will be sent out ,,, with a link (if I remember LOL ) and also will let you all were to in case the link doesn't work. I also need to contact the other leaders on the 11 teams,, to see if they'd like to join us. It used to be just our team who did this,, last time 6 other teams joined in !! EXCITING !!! The OCLs,, Lynn, Ceri are busy with closing the current challenge,,,its a LOT of work,,, they need to add up all the totals through the 8 weeks,, to determine who won the overall challenge. We are often the #1 WINNAHS ! YEAH !!! We are thinking that'll be true of this one.

My body has again turned against me. Since May 2014 I've been having trouble with my left foot. The bone infection is back,, in June of this year,,,, it was infected in the bone. I had IV antibiotics for 3 weeks,,, didn't help,, than 6 weeks of the hyperbaric oxygen chamber 5 days a week,, at 2 hrs each. Along with my foot in a hard cast during that time,, until November. Two weeks while I was there,, Wound Clinic they discovered my foot thingie. Ive had Xrays, ,blood work,,,, 2 in 2 weeks,, my white cells are up,,, infection,,,, an MRI with contrast. So today the Infectious disease office called,, wanted me in NOW ! The Dr said they feel the infection hadn't gone way. That they need to know the bacteria,, of course ! And that they are down to only a few options for antibiotics. On Monday going in for a bone biopsy ,,, as soon as they get the result,, they'll set me up for a picc line (I HATE that ! it HURTS ! my veins are tiny,, and they roll and also collapse. So they ALWAYS have a hard time with that. After that I go back to the Inf dis place,, they will set up the delivery for supplies for the IV,, and another place for the actual antiboitic from a specail pharmacy. I will have a nurse for at least a week daily. Than every 3 days. Last time i am SOOO THANKFUL Lizz was here,, nurse,,, as she inserted the tubing for the antib to go in,,, my blood started to go very fast UP the tubing ! I was FREAKING OUT !! She said that's very rare. This whole mess is rare,, its affecting the bone ,, it's getting weaker,, they are,,,, only 2 out of 10,000 get this. Hmmm probably a GOOD thing my parents aren't alive. My Dad always got sooo upset knowing things I was going through. he blamed himself for lousy genes. I felt so bad for him,,, its wasn't his fault !!! My Mom would of been crazy with worry.

KEEP AT THIS !! U CAN DO IT !!!! If you find your struggling with food,,, or exercise,, PLZ just drop a line. Maryann, myself and Cheri have over the years learned many things to help out. MaryAnn and I had taken online classes which was at that time through Sparks,, you had to pay,, many did NOT like that !! I LOVED IT so did she. They taught us a TON of things.



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