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Saturday, February 25, 2012

I'm happy that I finally made progress in the right direction according to my friend the scale this morning. I watched my sodium intake and even then it was a struggle, but I did much better than the previous week. I avoided land mines like my favorite light salad dressing, popcorn (sigh) and cut down on the turkey sausage we like for breakfast. I also mixed up my exercise throughout the week with vigorous walks, Coach Nicole's workouts (whew!) and a couple of my golden oldies, like The Firm and Kathy Smith. I set up a reward system for my weight loss and this week I get a manicure! emoticon

I especially pleased with how I managed my food this week in light of the discovery that my sweetheart had melanoma on his foot. He's had several basal skin cancers, but this is a first for us and it's been one shock after another as we visited the surgeon, oncologist, and plastic surgeon. We're waiting for the surgery date and it's the elephant in the living room. We don't avoid talking about it, we're trusting God in this situation, but the elephant hasn't budged. I haven't turned to emotional eating, nor has my sweetheart. After his surgery is scheduled, completed and we learn whether the cancer has spread, will be the next test of our healthy eating lifestyle.

All in all, the very best thing I can do for myself and my sweetheart is to keep us focused on good exercising habits and healthy food. And, of course, remember that our times are in God's Hands (Psalm 31:15).
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    Vikki, I'm JUST seeing this. Can you give me an update. I will add your sweetheart to my prayers. {{{{huge hugs, my precious friend}}}} Susan
    2160 days ago
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    Vitamin D slashes cancer risk by 77%. The recommended daily allowance of vitamin D does NOT provide cancer prevention benefits. According to Dr. Cedric Garland, recent studies have shown that daily intakes of vitamin D by adults along the range of 4,000 - 8,000 IU is necessary to maintain the vitamin D blood levels needed to reduce the risk of several diseases including cancer.

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    Note it is against the law to use the words, "treat", or "cure", in connection to cancer; therefore, the word "prevent" is often substituted. When reading about vit d etc., every time you read the word "prevent", change it to cure or treat.

    I have written several blogs about cancer and can sparkmail the clickable links to should you want and ask for this info.
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    I am actually waiting for a report on a biopsy that was done on my about 10 days ago. I may or may not have skin cancer. It is scary and I know that you and hubby are dreading this. But I pray that God will give him a good and full recovery!! emoticon
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    Vikki I have added your sweetie to my prayer list. With God all things are possible. Keep on keeping on - especially when facing challenges. You are doing great staying on track.

    Thank you for your continued support - I very much appreciate you.

    May God Bless your sweetie with complete healing and restoration of his body. Jean
    2187 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/27/2012 6:46:29 PM
    I am very proud of you and I pray that your husband will receive thorough healing from this vicious enemy of ours. *hugs*
    2187 days ago
    Praying for a complete recovery for your sweetie! Looks like you had a good week weight wise I always like my scale when it is good to me.
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    The Lord is your Rock . . . He is faithful and He will hold you and your sweetie in the palm of His hand!

    Way to go, both of you, for not giving into the emotional eating. It is especially important to be sure you are both putting good stuff in your bodies. Hubby will need all the good nutriants that he can have as he goes through surgery and recovery.. . . and you will need the good stuff as you face the emotional roller coaster!!! emoticon emoticon
    2189 days ago
    Vikki, I am so glad you had a good week of healthy eating, exercising and not turning to food at this stressful time. I will keep you and DH in prayers.
    2189 days ago
    Glad you had such a good week healthy eating. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your DH for a good result. Hugs!
    2189 days ago
    Wishing the best for heathy outcomes. Good for you with your great eating!
    2189 days ago
    Praying and believing with you for a positive outcome. emoticon

    Way to go with monitoring your food and changing up your workouts.
    2189 days ago
    emoticon emoticon You know my thoughts and prayers are with both of you. Congratulations on a great week, Vikki! Hugs, CJ
    2189 days ago
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