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Trying to Get Back on Track

Saturday, July 28, 2012

I am in a real quandry. I know I need to lose the 20 # I put on over the last year. My walking has decreased in quantity and distance. I know I need to do it for my health as well as my weight. My eating is cautious. I watch what I eat, but have not been good about tracking my food. I constantly crave sweets and try to do just one thing a day to satisfy my craving. I am frustrated and know I am the one who has to do it, but the motivation and will power are just not there. I am open to any suggestions you may have. Cindy

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NEENERS815 7/29/2012 12:34PM

    I just finished treatment (no chemo, only radiation) and still gained a bunch that I am trying to get rid of now. Good luck to you - we can do it. We're survivors!

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NANAW12001 7/28/2012 2:47PM

  I have the same problem. I will convince myself that I CAN do this and so can you. emoticon

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CYNTHIAHOARD 7/28/2012 2:33PM

    I know you are right! I wish I could figure out how to get my motivation back. I did it before! I can do it again, right? Except for my breast cancern medication which affects my weight.

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WALIDGAZALA 7/28/2012 2:22PM

    The suggestions are non beneficial what you need is to convince yourself that you want to live a happy life with no future health problems.

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Chemo is on the Horizon

Saturday, July 16, 2011

I just found out this week that I will have to have chemotherapy. I am overwhelmed and in disbelief. It was all supposed to be so simple, lumpectomy and hormone therapy. Wrong, detour, I couldn't have radiation so that increased the importance of the chemo. The Breast Cancer Survivors team has been wonderful and now I just have to wait until I can start it. Probably week after next. Th e journey continues. I have a new dog and she is a rescue. She is a bijon frise mix with either shi tzu or poodle, the verdict is out. She is five years old and a very sweet dog. She was well taken care of. I feel blessed to have her, her name is Sugar. Cindy

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    Can't share your personal story like some, but am here for you and local too.
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RBP1952 7/18/2011 4:34PM

    Dear Cynthia,
I know how disappointing it can be to think things are going one way and then suddenly find them headed in another direction. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Stay positive and remember all your good friends here.
I had a shelter dog for about 4 years. He was absolutely the greatest little thing - always so loving and appreciative to have a home. He suddenly got very ill and passed away. As sad as I was to lose him, it made me feel great to know he was happy for the last few years of his life. I vowed then to never again have any pet other than a rescue. They can bring you such joy. I know Sugar will help keep your spirits up.

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SWAZY33 7/17/2011 9:50AM

    Hi Cindy,
I am currently waiting on my oncodx results. But, yes, it is crazy how your life can change so quickly. My cancer is stage 1 also and I had lumepctomy but now found ou that I have the BRCA gene so, will need double mastectomy, and hysterectomy. So, although I am not looking forward to more surgery, I know I need to do it for peace of mind. I am very anxious waiting on oncodx results and am wondering just how much one spirit can take! I went from being in the gym 5 times a week, do going to 5 doctors appt in week now!
I will be praying for you during your chemo. It won't be easy, but I KNOW you WILL come through stronger! I'm so happy that you have your lil Sugar to cheer you up...I'm sure she will help in lifting your spirit!

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ELLSKI85 7/16/2011 11:18AM

    You seem like a very strong woman, and this new journey is only going to make you stronger. Stay strong, and keep letting the new dog put a smile on your face.

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Cancer Update

Monday, June 27, 2011

I have had my lumpectomy and sentinel node biopsy. My margins were clear and my node was negative. I am waiting for results from an oncotype test to determine if I need chemotherapy. I am obviously hoping I don't. If I don't I will begin Hormone Therapy for 5 years. My life feels like it has been on hold and I have to wait until July 7th for the results of the oncotype test. My broken toe is healing and I got the go ahead to start my walking again. The doctor said I have to go slowly for 3 more weeks. I have walked for 30 minutes three days. I want to get one more day at 30 minutes and 1.3 miles and then I will go to 2.5 miles. I am happy to be walking again, my weight has gone up but my eating has not been the best and obviously I have had no activity for almost a month between the broken toe and surgery. My precious dog was mauled and killed in the midst of all of this. I hope to get a new dog once I know the cancer status. I am going to be volunteering for the local Susan G. Komen affiliate.

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SWAZY33 6/29/2011 9:02AM

    So glad to hear that it is good news so far and sendng postive (((vibes))) that it will continue!

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BRAVEONE92 6/27/2011 9:16PM

    Cynthia, I am glad that your test
results were good. I am hoping that
you will only have to take the anti
hormone therapy. So sorry to hear
about your dear dog, how tragic,
with all these other things going on.
I know that you are happy to be
back to walking again. I love
walking, it is so good for us. Best
Wishes. emoticon

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RBP1952 6/27/2011 2:46PM

It sounds as if the news so far is good. I am really sorry to hear about your dog. I know how hard that loss can be. You do sound like you are doing your best to take care of yourself. I am glad to hear you are walking. Continue being positive and know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

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WILSON425 6/27/2011 12:35PM

    My heart goes out to you. Going through all the cancer stuff and then the loss of your dear dog. What mauled the dog?

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Breast Cancer

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

I was diagnosed with breast cancer almost one month ago. The journey is grueling, waiting for dr. appt., test results, decisions about treatment. I am frustrated, overwhelmed, I feel like time is crawling and I need to escape. I see a plastic surgeon today so hopefully we are getting closer to surgery so I can at least get that part over with. All thoughts and prayers welcome.

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RBP1952 6/9/2011 12:39PM

    Been there, done that - 9 years ago. Today, I am cancer free. My best advice is keep a positive attitude, do the things you know help you maintain a healthy life style and pray, pray, pray.
I will be keeping positive thoughts of you and you will be in my prayers.

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MAMMAD34 6/5/2011 11:05AM

    My prayers ad bst wishes are with you. Best of luck and keep on smiling... God is gracious and will get you thru...

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BACKFATBEGON 6/1/2011 7:39PM

  Cynthia, Hi, girl. Can I help you? I am a 2.5 year survivor of breast cancer. I vividly remember how unreal and frightening those first few months were.
You definitely have my prayers. If you'd like to talk, I'll send you my cell phone number.

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FITMRSKAYTE 6/1/2011 11:16AM

    I have a hard time wrapping my head around this awful, senseless cancer. I hope your recovery is swift, painless, and you live a long and healthy life. My prayers to you and your family during this confusing and overwhelming time.

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Thursday, November 11, 2010

I reached my initial goal of 145 pounds. I need to get down to 140 so that will be my next goal. If I am really psyched I will go down to 133 pounds which would mean that I have lost 100 pounds over 2 years. Which as my mother says is a whole person. I am at the point where I need to buy new clothes because nothing fits! I didn't lose all of my weight on SparkPeople, but I lost the current 22 pounds on SP and it took me 7 months. It is the weight at the end of my loss and so it goes much slower despite daily exercise of 1 to 2.5 hours of walking, yoga, strength training and cardio. I have been good about my nutrition tracker, though I have had the occasional day when I was over my range for the day. It Happens! I am very pleased with my progress and hope I can make it down to the 133, but will go for 140 first. I find that smaller goals make me feel like I am making progress better. My personal rule has been that I only change my weight ticker when I have stayed at a weight for 2 days within a week, to be sure it is really off. I know I am eating much healthier and living a healthier lifestyle because of SP. It does happen even though it might not be at the rate we would like it. Determination and consistency are key. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PETALDEAR 3/2/2011 2:45AM

    Good blog.

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