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Short getaway
7/24/2014 10:03:03 PM,  3 COMMENTS

My honey and I were able to fly out of town for a few days It has done us well to get away from all the reminders of dr appointments and surgeries ...  Read more


7/24/2014 4:54:56 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I took a couple of days off from walking and man was that easy and today it's hard to get back into it. I did, and did two miles after work....  Read more


Thursday... :(
7/24/2014 1:50:07 PM,  1 COMMENTS

It should be any other Thursday and I should be okay. I am okay in a way. I am strong and I know this. I can put on the big tough strong face and g...  Read more


Today is Wednesday...
7/23/2014 2:45:14 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I am in such denial about Robs departure. I don't feel like I should call it a deployment because we only live in a military community, we are no lon...  Read more


Memories are made of this...
7/23/2014 6:33:45 AM,  3 COMMENTS

l don't seem to have blogged in a long time, time to get back to it. The weather is glorious, wall to wall sunshine! 67 And the predicted heat...  Read more


7/22/2014 10:27:20 PM,  1 COMMENTS

good work out today, no walking, too hot out and i'm getting it done anyway at home,...  Read more


What is wrong with the right?
7/22/2014 12:57:58 PM,  9 COMMENTS

Foot, that is. I had both achilles tendons and feet rebuilt, tendons moved around, all toes fused, achilles tendon split and lengthened many years ag...  Read more


Getting back from everything!
7/22/2014 12:48:37 PM,  4 COMMENTS

We had our three local gks with us four days before leaving the next morning for two weeks of vacation. Got home from vacation to face a week of 19 1...  Read more


My 1st goal
7/22/2014 8:33:51 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I just read back to the last time I lost a bunch of weight. I did it and I will do it again. My First goal, is to go down to 210 lbs. by August 10th....  Read more


7/22/2014 12:20:03 AM,  0 COMMENTS

hard day to work out, 93 deg but felt like 102 they say. yeah i think so.....  Read more


Feels great!
7/22/2014 12:09:03 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I am not a dress kind of girl. I think I may have three to my name. I was getting dressed for church and realized I had nothing to wear so I asked my...  Read more


7/21/2014 1:09:11 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Today's fill in the blank , "When it comes to exercise, I'm really good at THINKING ABOUT IT but I could use some improvements in ACTUALLY DOING IT!!...  Read more


doing it
7/21/2014 12:06:46 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Got it done this weekend and feeling great, time for bed and on we go. I'm looking for a second spark to in my weight loss. kind of like a second wind...  Read more


Finished another afghan
7/20/2014 12:53:18 PM,  23 COMMENTS

Last night I finished the afghan that I have been working on. I made this one for my sister and will give it to her for Christmas. If you l...  Read more


Six months after finishing chemo...
7/20/2014 11:33:41 AM,  38 COMMENTS

I have just recently passed the six month mark of finishing chemo for breast cancer. I did chemo first, so after chemo I also had surgery and radiati...  Read more


Staying On Track
7/20/2014 11:32:50 AM,  4 COMMENTS

I am usually a stress eater. I am really trying hard. So far so good. But I must say the last few months have not been kind. Yesterday morning I was o...  Read more


Who deserves to live?
7/20/2014 5:22:24 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Yesterday I read something by a person who doesn't feel that anyone who cannot find a job or cannot work because of physical problems deserves to eat....  Read more


7/19/2014 9:12:16 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I have noticed that I eat differently when I have poor sleep. I have poor eating habits when I have lack of sleep. I either eat too much or not enough...  Read more


A New Surgeon!
7/19/2014 3:02:26 AM,  14 COMMENTS

Our African hospital has had a Surgical Residency program since 1997 but only this month have we had our FIRST National surgeon to graduate from the p...  Read more


Endoscopy results
7/18/2014 5:05:17 PM,  17 COMMENTS

Everything went well with my endoscopy yesterday. Most of my ulcers have healed. I do have a few left yet, but only 10 very small ones. Overall, it wa...  Read more


Renewed Spirit
7/18/2014 10:07:19 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I have recently started to swim in our indoor endless pool with much resistance training. I have finally made the ultimate decision to take care of bu...  Read more


The big S
7/18/2014 2:56:06 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Hi folks I'm back...breast cancer surgery was tues and it is now very earlier Friday morning... Not the big C for cancer but big S for SURVIVOR.....  Read more


Making Progress!
7/17/2014 2:09:25 PM,  8 COMMENTS

Am I making progress on weight loss? Well, no. I did lose a pound this week but it's one of those that just keeps coming back and going away. I do pla...  Read more


14 day exercise streak; successfully completed!
7/16/2014 3:54:11 PM,  13 COMMENTS

Today I completed one of the small goals I set for myself 2 weeks ago; 14 days in a row of exercise! They were all workouts of at least 30 minutes, ex...  Read more


Back Home
7/16/2014 2:24:17 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I am back from my trip. It was an enjoyable trip and I really enjoyed seeing my nieces and their children. One niece has two girls and one son, ages 6...  Read more


In memory of my husband.
7/16/2014 9:04:49 AM,  12 COMMENTS

my husband, Dave, passed away 6 years ago today from cancer. He was a week from turning 55 years old. We were the same age, well he was a little more...  Read more


the day
7/16/2014 12:07:06 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Well I think I caught a bug and that's why I was so down the past few past days. I have been staying away from the weight lifting and doing more cross...  Read more


Being a Victim
7/15/2014 6:51:39 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I never thouight of myself as a victim but more of a shy mercurial inquisitive sort. Several things added to my recent acknowledement. In high school...  Read more


Today's oncologist appointment; scan time again
7/15/2014 1:52:43 PM,  21 COMMENTS

I had my routine monthly appointment with my oncologist this morning. Well, at least I was expecting it to be "just" routine. Since my tumor markers k...  Read more


Feeling down and out
7/15/2014 12:12:56 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Feeling down and out, I think i've been doing to much so i'm going to tone it down. Just walking today and some time on the crosstrainer....  Read more


What I did today
7/14/2014 11:04:35 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I feel good because I did 30 minutes of cardio but I wish I had pushed myself harder....  Read more


Slug yesterday....two workouts today!
7/14/2014 11:25:41 AM,  29 COMMENTS

After running on Saturday for the first time since going through my cancer treatements, and going ballroom dancing that night, I was TIRED on Sunday....  Read more


No more days to count
7/13/2014 6:14:30 PM,  1 COMMENTS

My last status update occurred 98 days ago. Counting the days is weighing me down, not encouraging me. So, I am not going to do it any more. I am s...  Read more


July 13, 2014
7/13/2014 2:45:37 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Thank goodness for all of GOD's blessings! I lost the two pounds I gained after vacation and then 1 more. Total of 3 pounds lost this week. Woo Woo! I...  Read more


Went ballroom dancing last night...what fun!
7/13/2014 7:11:03 AM,  27 COMMENTS

While I was going through chemo and surgery last winter, I really didn't do much in terms of exercise. One thing I did do was learn how to ballroom d...  Read more


Countdown to the Big C surgery
7/13/2014 6:30:00 AM,  9 COMMENTS

Early sunday morning...can't sleep. two days left then off to the cancer center. 390 520 Who would have thought lumpectomy would be outpatien...  Read more


7/13/2014 6:15:24 AM,  2 COMMENTS

These last few days have been rough on me. I have worked my behind off and have little to show for it other than a bad back and being very tired. ...  Read more


Signed up for a I just need to train for it!
7/12/2014 11:43:35 AM,  68 COMMENTS

While I was going through chemo, I found a lot of support on on in a group of women that all started chemo in Sept. 2013 like me. Af...  Read more


Making Cucumber Pickles!
7/12/2014 9:26:50 AM,  11 COMMENTS

Cucumbers grow here this time of year and I bought a lot of them the other day. Today I'm making cucumber pickles. They stay for weeks in the fridge....  Read more


Rocky road en route to surgery
7/12/2014 1:48:37 AM,  7 COMMENTS

Well it has been two VERY difficult weeks 2 stays and total 10 days in the hospital, a ride in the EMT ambulance, several concurrent complications...  Read more


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