Friday, May 22, 2009
Just a port flush and a follow up, no biggie. But he paid me a wonderful compliment today.
He told me people ask him how he can be a cancer doctor. As you can imagine, it's a hard specialty, and with all your efforts, patients can still die. He told them the reason he keeps going is people like me. He called me his Energizer Bunny, that I've come a long way since my diagnosis and he's so proud of my progress, and I'm the only patient he had who lost weight while on chemo. (That was on purpose with the help of SparkPeople, so that's okay.)
I thought that was a nice warm fuzzy.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
We've had a bit of a dry spell here in Orlando(ish,), so when the forecasters say it's going to rain straight through until Friday, you'll know who the true Central Floridians are because they're cheering. The tourists will groan, of course, and make jokes about how it's the "Sunshine State." We've had problems in past years with wildfires and drought, so rain rain, DON'T go away!!
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Well, for my family, it is. My husband thought it was today, not last Sunday, and was caught completely unprepared last week! So, we agreed to celebrate it today.
I had breakfast in bed, and now we're getting ready to go see Star Trek 90210 , do lunch and maybe hit the Coldwater Creek Outlet store. I have a real problem with letting my husband and children spend money on me...I'd rather they put their money into savings or something. It makes me very uncomfortable, it always has. But they're going to do it anyway, so I might as well not make such a fuss.
Yesterday we met a friend to tour Leu Gardens. The butterfly garden was beautiful, lots of butterflies zooming around. We went out to lunch and I ate so much I didn't even have dinner!
I'm going to try to blog more here...I've been maintaining for eight months now, but I still check in daily to spin the wheel and get my points for reading e-mails. This place has been a tremendous find for me, and I don't want to let it slip through the cracks.
Friday, May 15, 2009
Wow, where did the time go? Well, luckily, not much to report...I'm still maintaining. Work has been crazy busy with my boss on vacation, but the team stepped up and we got everything done on time. I'm meeting a friend to tour a local garden tomorrow, my husband may FINALLY have his neck surgery scheduled, and I've had a lot of fundraising fun lately with my Pink Ribbon Ladies.
I'm still here guys...reading e-mails, spinning the wheel, checking out the message boards, so don't worry! I think Sparkpeople needs a "poke" function like Facebook!
Saturday, April 18, 2009
It's been more than seven months since I hit my goal weight, and more than a month since I stopped tracking my food. Thanks to what I learned on SparkPeople, I have stayed steady at 120 lbs. I'm still keeping an eye on my portions, getting to the gym when I can and going for a walk around my neighborhood when I can't, and passing by tempting foods by whispering my weight to myself. Friends and family are surprised at how slender I am, and I feel so good about myself, more confident and more serene.
My hair is coming back (slowly) and although I don't need to blow it dry yet, I did buy some hair gel to spruce it up a bit before work. SparkPeople was not only a place of support for weight loss and fitness, but also breast cancer and common interests and hobbies.
This community is awesome and I'm so glad I found it.
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