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First week of Feb. catch up-
Feb. Weigh In
Well my fiancÚ had his scan of his lungs last week, we get the results early March when we meet with the oncology doctors. We are keeping our fingers cross... Read more
My sanity break & up in pounds
18 lbs gained- not good.
December was not a good month for us.
I lost an aunt, then my fiancÚ was called in for a meeting at the Oncology unit at Auckland City Hospit... Read more
Sunny Sunday and things going well
First, the big news- the rest of the nodes that were removed from my fiance came back clear. No more cancer! He will be monitored regularly to catch any suspicious activity early, but for now, things are looking up. I want to say a big heart... Read more
UGH... rainy weekend and yesterday's meals
I woke up to cloudy skies, rain and colder temperatures this morning. It had been nice, warm and sunny all this week, but now we are scheduled for a rainy weekend. I know some of the US is in drought, I wish we cold send some of this rain to t... Read more
My Food Plans For The Next Month
As some of you may know, I do intermittent fasting. Usually I do it a couple days a week, every week. This week was different. Because I was having to get up early and drive my fiance to appointments, I was skipping breakfast everyday. It wa... Read more
NZ Daffodil Day & Reasons to Celebrate
Tomorrow is Daffodil Day in NZ (I think the US discontinued it, but it is still a big day here in NZ). It is a day to raise awareness & funding for cancer research. Each year since I have been here in NZ, I have always donated. This year, wit... Read more
Chia Seed Popsicles and Low Carb Cheesecake Muffins
So I made a few low carb snacks for the week ahead for my fiance and I to eat. One was chia seed popsicles. You just use any liquid you find refreshing- tea, juice, flavored water (natural or artificial) etc... and add some chia seeds and free... Read more
Yesterday we went in for the results of the lymph node biopsy- the cancer has spread. The doctor spouted off survival rates at 5 & 10 years, said they could operate later this month and remove more nodes. My fiance's last surgery was rough an... Read more
Woohoo for the weekend
Although it has been a miserable and rainy Friday, I am so glad it is here. I feel like a lot of the stress of the past few months have caught up with me. I feel a good need to unwind. So, despite the dreary and stormy weather, I plan to r... Read more
Could less mean more?
Yesterday the NZ Herald had an interesting article about Brazil's latest proposed nutrition guidelines. Gone were the suggestions for servings, calories and specifics. No, Brazil has an idea for a more open and general set of guidelines. The ... Read more
No, I haven't fallen off the edge of the Earth
I know it may seem that way, but things have been flat out busy, crazy and stressful since April. As some of you may know, my fiance was diagnosed with 2 cancers. The first at the end of March, that was removed surgically without any issues. ... Read more
Feels good to be cooking again
The past 3 weeks have been so chaotic that I seldom cooked full meals. So I was happy to have both the time and energy to fix dinner last night. Although it was a simple meal, it was great to be eating something that wasn't cooked by someone e... Read more
The week is zooming by
I have been super busy with so many things that my eating has strayed a bit the past few days. No overeating, just making some poor meal decisions out of stress or emotion. I picked up some fresh meats and groceries today to fix some healthy m... Read more
The weekend has been good so far
The weekend has been great so far. The weather was good today & yesterday, some clouds moved in doing the late evening, so Sunday might have rain. With my week being so busy, the fresh vegs I bought earlier in the week were needing to be eaten... Read more
Weight loss is like walking
After reading some posts from different team members and Spark Friends, as well as looking at my own struggles to lose weight I decided that losing weight is like walking.
There are times you will slip or fall
When we start out learning ... Read more