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BLC break goals!!!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Well this should prove to be an interesting break...

1) To really tweak my food for calorie /carb cycling...so it isn't a guessing game.
2) To achieve a calorie deficit of 1000 or as close to it - 6 days/week
3) To continue with my PiYo program
4) Spin class 2x/week - after camp for this one
5) Track food daily
6) Grow hair...lol

These are very achievable for me as long as I stick to plan...i can!!!

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MSFROGGIE 7/23/2014 1:03PM

    emoticon Great goals!! You can do it! emoticon

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2BERUNNING 7/22/2014 12:39PM

    Great goals and I can't wait to see you succeed.

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SMITHKRISTI 7/22/2014 10:38AM

    Make your plan, work your plan!! emoticon

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HILLRUNNER 7/22/2014 4:31AM

    Well laid out goals and some challenging ones at that. Hair...I agree with previous comment....hair or not....you are still beautiful!!! Your energy and attitude shine for all of us to see!!! Thank YOU for being a flame! emoticon

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MRSP90X 7/22/2014 12:47AM

    Great plan!! I wouldn't worry about the lack of hair when you are as gorgeous as you are!!

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ZANNACHAN 7/21/2014 11:14PM

    Who boy, I can't imagine aiming for a 1000 calorie deficit! I struggle some days just to hit my 500 calorie deficit goal, LOL! I hope you have a hugely successful break!

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BLC 25 - GOALS/ Vision Board

Friday, May 02, 2014

Mostly self explanatory...I just need to make it through the next few weeks at least maintaining my weight, then I can really buckle down...

#5 refers to my food...I have trouble some days putting it down...lol So really just working on the quality of food....although I will admit to having a few days where I only eat cheerios...my stomach tolerates them for some reason...lol

Looks like radiation will start in the first week of June...at least it will be over before camping season emoticon

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WHYTEBROWN 5/3/2014 10:48PM

    emoticon board!! You're inspirational!! emoticon emoticon

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SAPHRAEL 5/3/2014 9:15PM

    emoticon Beautiful! I love the quality over quantity goal. Keep going, Janice! emoticon

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MINIMINIV 5/3/2014 5:53PM

Nice vision board Janice.

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2BERUNNING 5/2/2014 5:51PM

    You can do it!

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AVAMARIE62 5/2/2014 5:35PM

    Janice, I love your vision board! emoticon

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STONECOT 5/2/2014 4:42PM

    Very focused! I'm sure you'll make those goals. Good luck with the radiotherapy! emoticon

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JENSHAINES 5/2/2014 12:31PM

    LOVE your vision board AND your attitude! Sounds like you've got reasonable, focused goals. Here to cheer you on!!!

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Chemo catch up...

Saturday, March 29, 2014

So the first time a round was NOT a pleasant experience…in my head, I honestly thought it was going to be better…well It didn’t turn out the way had played it out. First week was rough…a lot of joint pain the worst being in my jaw. It caused ear aches which really sucked. Let me tell you…the heating pads were my best friends!!! At night was the worst…knee pain, back pain, jaw pain…OH MY!!

The second week…immune system at it’s lowest brought on a doozy of a cold over night…it was rough for the first few days too…again not sleeping…couldn’t breath…man am I ever going to catch a break??

Third week is looking alright…of curse it’s that time of the month…lol…but that’s easy…my hair is falling out all over the house…so it’s shaving day today…except my head is so sore…I swear every follicle is pissed about something which makes me think maybe tomorrow…doesn’t matter I guess…hats on…

So I am going to ask doc for some better pain meds just for that first week…it was a tough one…but who knows maybe this time won’t be as bad…really wish I knew…

Weight is really bouncing around…down 5 lbs overnight…then up 3…then down 2…then up 4…it’s kinda crazy…

I did start working out again…which it AWESOME…went to 1 spin class….kinda killed me…but I will go back…BUT I also went back to PiYo…forgot how much I love it….

Chalene Johnson has a PiYo program coming out in June….sooooo excited!!

2nd treatment:

Well we got the penthouse yesterday at the Cross…it was smaller and much quieter…the nurse was a little frantic when we arrived…the others were on break…but we were made comfortable as always…the nurses are always so wonderful there…

I was left with a bit of a mark still from my last I.V…all the fishing…so she used the vein on the top of my arm…she kept saying” oh this is going to be tricky…like three times” I gritted my teeth and she was literally done t was so in 5 seconds…It was so AWESOME…never in my life…my heart rate had jumped to 108 i was so worried…

With that done all went smoothly…no allergic reaction…woohoo…easy peasy…then home…not to bad most of the night…no appetite…mouth feels like cotton…had to take the emergency anti nausea pill…still upset when I went to bed…took a sleeping pill…and it was still after 2 am before I slept…was sick a couple times in the night…that was new…woke up at 10am and I feel like I’m in a fog…still nauseous but it could be worse…so hubby took the kids out and I’m gonna crash!!

Ohh…Doc was so awesome…got morphine for the joint pain this time around….sleeping pills and the medicated mouthwash….

I also shaved my head last week…all gone…used to it now…and am actually enjoying it!! Who knew ?? :)

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MOTHERBEAR4 4/1/2014 9:17AM

    emoticon & Prayers!

emoticon Back and Kick Butt!

I see by the current hairstyles that Pixie/short haircuts are in style! So ROCK it!

Comment edited on: 4/1/2014 9:18:35 AM

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JENSHAINES 3/30/2014 10:26AM

    Janice, will keep you in my heart and thoughts. I'm so glad the margins were clear and there doesn't seem to be spreading. Evelyn (Stonecot), who is also visiting Camo this week has been through breast cancer and has done a TON of research and has found a post-cancer life that is really keeping the cancer AWAY. You might want to contact her.

I'm also a teacher and have gluten intolerance (probably celiac - haven't done the full testing) and am very familiar with aspberger's, ADHD, etc. (have both in my family).

If there's anything I can do from a distance, please, please let me know.

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Breast cancer catch up...

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Thought it might be time to just get it all out there...will try and keep this a little short...lol

I had my first evermammogram…well!!! It did not go as planned…sent me right down for an ultrasound on my right breast…my heart sunk…they found something...

Scheduled for a biopsy a few days later…then the waiting began…wasn’t sleeping…we had colds running through the house…we were all battling that…then Christmas put all the labs
behind…so we had to wait until Jan 2/2014 for the results…2 weeks!!! Almost killed me with stress…and my husband was no better…

BUT it gave me time to accept all that was going on…breast cancer runs through my family…going back to my grandmother…that I know of…my Aunts and my mom(twice)…my husband had somehow convinced himself that it was going to be nothing…what a guy…always the the optimist…he always has been…

When we go for the results and Doc says “It’s cancer” I nod and my hubby lost it a bit…he got my Doc…that was already upset, even more upset…uuuhhhggg…men…lol

Anyway…now we start the battle ahead…have been for a dyed bonescan, chest x-ray and ultrasound of everything down to my waist to make sure it hasn’t spread…then more waiting…

Have I ever told you how much I HATE WAITING!!!

Surgery is scheduled for the 27th…tomorrow is pre-admin…3hours…really??

Then we wait again…2 weeks to get the results of the tumor and lymph node biopsy’s then another 2/4 weeks to go to the cross cancer for radiation and or chemo…but everything hinges on the results of the biopsy…

Will be holding my breath…am still stress eating…and shaking my head and hating myself every step of the way…so more excuses…cutting the crap tomorrow…!!!

So surgery was on January 27th…It was a little scary considering it was also my first surgery ever…except my tonsils when I was five…lol

All went well…clear margins…they pulled 4 lymph nodes…but all looked good…was sore and tender for about a week and half…but by the two week mark I was feeling pretty good…had most of the motion back in my shoulder and I was only a little tender here and there…

My Cross Cancer Institute appointment was on February 19th…met with a wonderful Oncologist…he made everything so much easier…my tumor was grade 2/3…and aggressive which through onto the chemo road…also the family history…so Chemo it is…

Treatments start on March 7…hair will fall out 7-10 days after that :( I went into prep mode this week…and cut my hair really short…won’t be much to buzz when I have to…

On to CHEMO!!!

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    BIG BIG hugs to you. Keep us posted!!

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KIBAISREADY 3/30/2014 1:04AM

    Hey Janice,

Big hug! I just pop into Spark just to do an incognito on my spark peeps since I'm still on my Spark break and saw your blog in my feed so you know I had to stop by. I do wish you the best and I will keep you in my prays. Stay strong mama! emoticon

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BLC 24 CAMO GOALS - Vision Board!!!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

This round is a FOCUS of me and ME ALONE!!

1. Down 10 lbs
2. 4% bodyfat gone
3. BodyPUMP program
4. Bodycombat 3x/wk
5.Spin class 2x/wk
6. Yoga 3x/wk

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DIANER2014 1/16/2014 11:10PM

    Love your vision board! Good luck with your goals! emoticon

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MRSP90X 1/13/2014 12:03AM

    Love it!!!

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SAPHRAEL 1/12/2014 11:35PM

    Go, go, go!


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JANICEMC 1/12/2014 11:30PM

    Love, love, love your vision board. You are amazing and so strong. You've got my support! You can do it for sure.

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-LAUREN- 1/12/2014 6:36PM

    Great job! I'm glad you are a emoticon emoticon (violet assassin)!

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CRUZ4U 1/12/2014 5:19PM

    Love your vision board and that's a lot of goals! good luck this round!

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GYMRAT_AT44 1/12/2014 5:03PM

    Beautiful vision board and great goals.

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HILLRUNNER 1/12/2014 2:43PM

    LOVE LOVe LOVE your vision board!! SSSSOOOOO CAMO!!!
SO STRONG!! You got this !!

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