I've come along way since my last chemo treatment!
This is me on 3-3-09. I am happy to say I am getting better everyday! I thought I looked like a pink-soldier in this picture taken by my very sweet nurse Geri. I finally got bra... Read more
New Year, New Me, and a New Spark Name!
Goodbye CHI-TOWNGIRL, I have changed my name to PINK-SOLDIER. With the beginning of the new year I have thought about my purpose in life. As a 3 time breast cancer survivor I hope to share the message of HOPE that you can win this BATTLE. I ... Read more
Need a little Jump Start
With the new year coming I need a jump start. I have not exercised this month due to recovering from a minor surgery, lymphedema swelling issues and the business of the season. I am glad the new year is right around the corner. I am working o... Read more
Wrapper's by the bed...when it was bad, but now it's better.
I am so glad I am not cleaning up candy wrappers, empty bags of chips, beside my bed. You know, the remnants of my bed-time pleasure, EATING! My night time binges have really been under control again. I had success for many months and then wha... Read more
Positive Connections at SP!
Spark People is such an awesome place. Coming here weighted down with extra pounds, emotional issues that stemmed from being a breast cancer survivor, and a shameful night-time binge eating problem, I knew I needed a change in my life. SP po... Read more
November- 100 spark points a day = 1 goodie a day to say thanks!
As I start this month I hope to earn 100 spark points a day. With those points I plan on buying one special goodie each day, "a cornucopia" which will cost 100 points. My reason for this is to thank some really inspiring people that I have met... Read more
Thanks to those who walk for a cure for breast cancer!
As a 3x breast cancer survivor it touches my heart when I find out someone did a breast cancer walk. There are so many, and I along with many other women appreciate your blisters, pain and aching backs to walk in order to find a cure for this d... Read more
Don't mess with a broken toe, REST!
On October 1st I hurt my little toe bad. I had a Dr, apt that day for something totally unrelated, but asked her to check it out anyway. She said it was most likely fractured or broken, she wrapped my 2 smallest toes together and said take ibu... Read more
Stress and trigger's that make me eat at night
Over the last month I have seen myself fall back into some bad night-time eating binges. In september I had a terrible drive through fog, how did I cope? I was so shook up I ate myself to sleep. I had a medical test go bad, I ate at night aga... Read more
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Today begins a month where we all need to be mindful of annual mammograms and the importance of monthly self-breast exams. Most women need a mammogram when they turn 40, but if you have a family history or your Dr. feels you need one earlier, d... Read more
My Hubby's Healthy Birthday
Today's is my Husband's 49th Birthday. He's got one more year until he is 50, so I hope to help him continue on the road of health. He has watched me as an active spark person, eating healthy, exercising and it has sparked his interest to be he... Read more
Happy Half Birthday to me!
Today is my half Birthday, a silly thing to celebrate? No, not for me, this year I fought breast cancer hard, for the third time. I think I won, a scan in sept. will check me, to see if I am still cancer-free. During my last round of chemo I w... Read more
Sunday our family went to a beautiful state park in Michigan, Warren Dunes. We travel there several times every summer for the day to enjoy the lake, beach and sand dunes. As usual we climbed the largest dune there, "Tower Hill." Weight loss ... Read more
Gained only 1 lb. on my vacation and lost it already!
I just got back from FLORIDA, where I spent 2 glorious weeks. I was accompanied by my Husband and youngest son. Our older son recently went to Sweden and chose to stay home and care for our dog. Our older daughter was busy with work and schoo... Read more
123 There is a new me!
Celebrating keeping my weight stable at 123. I have been eating healthy and started a little exercise. It has been almost 9 weeks since my breast reconstruction and I have sported around in a few swimsuits last month, filling them out well on t... Read more
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