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
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
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.
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.
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.