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Begining a new Journey

Thursday, July 05, 2012

Today was the first day of radiation for my breast cancer. Only 32 more to go.
I think that I am going to keep a journal of my feelings about this new journey in my life.

This week I also found out that my sister Mary has ovarian cancer and she starts chemo tomorrow. She is up in NY and I am down here in Florida. I wish I could be there for her but come September I will be up there.

I am planning on doing my strength training at least 3 days a week. I have let it slide and I will get back into the swing of things. I will include that in my journal too.

Today in the mail came a package from Adin and I got a new book and pen that his Dad must have gotten at a meeting I will use that book as my journal of radiation.

Have a great week I plan on having one.

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VEGEFARMER 7/12/2012 9:03PM

    Sending you lots of love and healing prayers.

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MASTERCARE 7/11/2012 4:52PM

    Wishing you th e best....and writing is a good thing

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DISPATCH91 7/6/2012 9:46AM

    Hugs Peggy. One down and before you kow it, they all will be done.

Prayers going up for you and now for your sister.

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ANNEMAC5 7/6/2012 1:28AM

    A great idea to journal your journey. So sorry to hear about your sister but you will be able to give each other strength.

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JUNEAU2010 7/5/2012 8:58PM

    I just found out a dear friend of mine has breast cancer. I hope both of you heal wholly and completely!

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Teal Troopers

Monday, May 21, 2012

WE are writing a blog this weekend of what we have been doing and what we are going to change and do differently.

I realize that I am not on a diet. I am changing my lifestyle. Already I am finding out that I can change what I am doing. I don't have to eat whenever we have a meeting and food is involved.

OK I am reviewing what I have been doing --- writing down what I eat each day, getting my exercise, and plodding along.


I am definitely going to refocus. I am going to stop eating things that have too much added sugar.

No more ice cream treats even if they are only 100 calories. I donít need the added sugar. I will have fruit instead.

I am going to check the sugar content of all the things that I am eating.

I will use the treadmill more often. The Dr. told me I should swim if a pool is availble and I can swim whenever I want in Jayne's pool two doors down. I will start swimming.

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AMARILYNH 5/28/2012 9:30AM

    Great plan, Peggy - you can do it!! Sugar is so addictive - I too have to just say no to it!!

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VEGEFARMER 5/22/2012 1:32AM

    Good on you Peggy, tracking is the secret I am sure.
Good luck on your plan, you'll get to goal before you know it. :))

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MASTERCARE 5/21/2012 7:13PM

    once you let sugar go...except for the natural sugars in will FEEL better! Proud of you

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ANNEMAC5 5/21/2012 1:29PM

    Great plan, you can do it. I give in to easily to treats and then the scale shows me what happens. We are in control of what we put in our mouth but I do enjoy an ice cream treat. Have a great week

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JCBURROW 5/21/2012 1:06PM

    You're doing great Peggy & I know it will get even better! emoticon

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SHANTODD420 5/21/2012 12:28PM

    Sounds like a great plan Peggy I wish I could swim more love to do that. Hard to do in michigan though lol. Take care and have a great day.

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Follow Through

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Sunday Feb 26, 2012
I read this quote (below) this morning and realized that it is so true. You have to set goals and believe in your ability to reach them and then follow through. I think I have not been following through because I have not been believing in my ability to do so.
Times they are a changing. I want to get even healthier and take more weight off my arthritic hands and feet. I know it will only make me feel better. I am very active but I want to do more strength training. I have gotten out of the habit and I will get back into the habit.

I am just going to Follow Through WITHOUT HESITATION and Just Do It!!!

Samantha, SparkPeople community moderator, says:
Believe in your ability to reach your goals and follow through without hesitation.

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NANCYLRAGS 3/9/2012 9:32PM

    Follow through is harder than it sounds. Good luck! I know you can do it!!!

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STLOUISWOMAN 2/26/2012 9:38PM

    Now that you believe you can do it - YOU CAN DO IT!!

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SHANTODD420 2/26/2012 8:06PM

    Yeah Peggy take it one day at a time and one step at a time.

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DISPATCH91 2/26/2012 5:12PM

    emoticon and well said

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MASTERCARE 2/26/2012 4:33PM

    I believe in you! Thank you for the thoughts!

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BEEJAY49 2/26/2012 4:13PM

    I believe in you too Peggy! You can do this and you will feel so much better! HUGS!

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MARATHON_MOM 2/26/2012 2:31PM

    You can do it, Peggy!!! I believe in you!!

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Ham Challenge

Monday, November 28, 2011

I think that this is just what we need in the weeks leading up to Christmas. A challenge amont the team members to see who can lose the most ham.
I do not want to remain the same over the holidays. I want to lose some weight so that when January 1st comes I will be that far ahead.
want to join the challenge with us? Come on you can do it too.

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AMARILYNH 11/29/2011 5:31PM

    I'm in!! I need accountability to keep me focused on not gaining!

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MASTERCARE 11/29/2011 5:46AM

    YEP...the Troopers are going to do well! We don't want to gain......maintaining won't do.......You will feel better! emoticon

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Thanks Mary!

Saturday, November 05, 2011

I went to the Farmer's Market today and thanks to Mary who is giving us all kinds of information on fruits and vegetables I looked at a lot of vegetables that I usually don't look at. I bought a bunch of carrots that were all different colors. I used a red one in my salad today and it added a lot of color. I am going to cook them tomorrow to see if they turn orange or stay whatever color they are. There were even some purple ones.
I also got a pomello which is the original name for grapefruit. This one is pink on the inside and has less acid then regular grapefruit. It is huge. The man who was selling them said that you can candy the grapefruit peel too. I'm not too sure if I'll do that or not.
I got two big onions and made onion soup from the Spark People cookbook and we had fresh corn on the cob with it.
Thanks Mary for turning me on to new vegetables. Keep those interesting stories coming.

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SSDOWNS 11/29/2011 10:08AM

    i love trying new stuff.

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SHANTODD420 11/29/2011 7:57AM

    Oh what fun some new fruits and veggies. I have never seen the differenct colored carrots or potatoes. I will have to look for those as well. Way to go on trying new things. Have a great day.

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MASTERCARE 11/29/2011 5:47AM

    just saw goodness...I am so sorry!

YAY for you on the different varieties!

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VEGEFARMER 11/19/2011 10:51PM

    Good on you Peggy, have you tried the purple potatoes yet?
They are apparently a lot healthier for you and very tasty, we grew a few last year and have planted some more this season, not sure if we will sell any in the shop yet or not.
I love love love Mary's foody information on a Thursday also. :)

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BEEJAY49 11/6/2011 4:34AM

    Sounds great Peggy! I never knew there were different colors of carrots. I love grapefruit but hubby can't have it so I don't tempt him with it. He loves them too. I love Farmer's markets. :)

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