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Good Morning Julie,
Congratulations on your weight loss! Guess what. I also attend TOPS!! When I am in the States that is. I during my 2001 Home Assignment year and every time I am in Omaha I attend. I was there in April and made it just in time for their awards banquet. We have a new KOPS in our group.

I made a posting place for chatting awhile ago but no one was chatting there. Nancy found it so we're going to switch from chatting in Roll Call to chatting in that. It's the first post with a sticky on it. See you there the next time you post. I am retiring the idea of a Roll Call and switching to a Chat.

Its Tuesday. I corrected some class work for my Bible class I teach in the Nursing school. I will do finance stuff this morning and then this afternoon I teach two nurses a midwifery course. They are nearing the end of their third and final trimester of theory but will have practicals throughout the summer.

Have a good day.
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5/20/08 2:32 A

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WOO HOO!!! I am excited! I have now lost 10.75 pounds since April 3rd. I weighed in at TOPS tonight and was very pleasantly surprised!! And to think I started doing this because I wanted to stop the gain from the steroids...and I was going to settle for a "stayed the same" !! Fooled me...big time...I really wasn't expecting much from this program when I started...now I am all the time telling people about it...including strangers!!
See you all later!!!
Have a great day (or night whichever it is where you are!)
Julie T

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Week 1
S C: Water = 57 cups
Lav M C: Cals Burned =4828.35
Week 2
Lav MC: Sleep = 67.25
Week 3
S C: Cardio = 888
Lav M C: Walk/Run = 559
Lav MC: Fruits/Veggies
Total: 52
Weigh-ins: (Mondays)
Starting weight 10/12/08: 202
Week 1: 203
Week 2: 200
Week 3: 200
Week 4: 201.75
Week 5: 203.25
Week 6: 203.25


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Hi carolyn,
Good Evening to you!
I have been using the nutrition tracker since I started...it has helped ...a lot! Some days you go over on things but that is ok...just keep trying...it does get easier! I can't use the meals they have here because of the restricted low fiber diet I have to be on but just by logging everything it has helped. So far I have only had one week where I had a gain (1 pound)since I started using it.
Keep up the good work!
Take care,
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P.S. I will let you know the results when I get them on Thursday afternoon...that is when I have my next Doctor appointment. Hopefully it will stay on the same track as last time...my marker count went from 450 to 292 (they need to be below 35) after 3 treatments and I have had 3 more treatments since. emoticon

"Without a dream, you are not living." JET
Week 1
S C: Water = 57 cups
Lav M C: Cals Burned =4828.35
Week 2
Lav MC: Sleep = 67.25
Week 3
S C: Cardio = 888
Lav M C: Walk/Run = 559
Lav MC: Fruits/Veggies
Total: 52
Weigh-ins: (Mondays)
Starting weight 10/12/08: 202
Week 1: 203
Week 2: 200
Week 3: 200
Week 4: 201.75
Week 5: 203.25
Week 6: 203.25


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5/19/08 1:22 P

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Hi Julie,
Let us know your blood results...if the chemo is working!
It's now after 6pm here. I've eaten my dinner and calculated my calories. I don't usually do the tracker but I'm on another challenge this week to watch my carbs. Today I went over in calories, proteins and fats but my carbs were ok!! emoticon
At least I tried. I'll see if I can get better for tomorrow.
Yes, this is a very small, but good team. I'm glad that you found us.
Carolyn

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Good Morning!
I intend to have a wonderful Monday! (even tho I have to go see the vampires today! More blood work! But we will see if this chemo is still working! Let's pray that it is!)It is absolutely gorgeous here today...sunshining and not too hot...yet! It is suppose to start raining tomorrow but that is ok...we need it!
Have a great day everyone!
Take care.
Thanks for being such a great group!
Julie T
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"Without a dream, you are not living." JET
Week 1
S C: Water = 57 cups
Lav M C: Cals Burned =4828.35
Week 2
Lav MC: Sleep = 67.25
Week 3
S C: Cardio = 888
Lav M C: Walk/Run = 559
Lav MC: Fruits/Veggies
Total: 52
Weigh-ins: (Mondays)
Starting weight 10/12/08: 202
Week 1: 203
Week 2: 200
Week 3: 200
Week 4: 201.75
Week 5: 203.25
Week 6: 203.25


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Good Morning everyone on the Cancer Survivor's Team! I trust you will have a wonderful Monday.
Carolyn

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Hi Carolyn,
Thanks for the goodie and the comments...you are the first person to make a comment on my page as well...
I have the type of ovarian cancer that will never go away completely but we can slow it down and get it under control...it will only go into remission for very short amount of time the come back somewhere else...but I have a great oncologist and I really trust her and believe her to be very competent...she is one of the top GYN-oncologist is the nation...I really lucked out when she took my case...
I have no intention of giving up the fight!!! Every year I do the Relay For Life Event...it helps people to become more aware of the various cancers as well as raise money for local research...
You keep up the good work and have a wonderful day or night...which ever it may be at this point! (is it night time there?)
And yes, I, too, consider myself a survivor!
Thanks for the warm welcome!
Julie T

"Without a dream, you are not living." JET
Week 1
S C: Water = 57 cups
Lav M C: Cals Burned =4828.35
Week 2
Lav MC: Sleep = 67.25
Week 3
S C: Cardio = 888
Lav M C: Walk/Run = 559
Lav MC: Fruits/Veggies
Total: 52
Weigh-ins: (Mondays)
Starting weight 10/12/08: 202
Week 1: 203
Week 2: 200
Week 3: 200
Week 4: 201.75
Week 5: 203.25
Week 6: 203.25


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Hi Julie.
I just wrote on your SP page! Welcome again! You don't have to be cancer free to be a SURVIVOR. You are a SURVIVOR from day ONE! That would be June 15, 2004, the same exact date as me!! Praise the Lord that we're still surviving almost 4 years later!

We're here for each other for encouragement and for losing weight!!

Check in frequently.
Carolyn
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Hi Carolyn,
I just joined this group...I am not cancer free but I am still fighting...I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer 4 years ago on June 15th...what a coincidence! When I read what you wrote I had to respond...
Anyway, I am going through more chemo...seems that is all I do...but, hey, at least I am still alive!
I have a bunch of weight to lose but I just wanted to stop the weight gain from the steroids...by following the program I got an added surprise of losing as well! I have been following the program since April 3rd and am very pleased with it.
Have a great day!
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"Without a dream, you are not living." JET
Week 1
S C: Water = 57 cups
Lav M C: Cals Burned =4828.35
Week 2
Lav MC: Sleep = 67.25
Week 3
S C: Cardio = 888
Lav M C: Walk/Run = 559
Lav MC: Fruits/Veggies
Total: 52
Weigh-ins: (Mondays)
Starting weight 10/12/08: 202
Week 1: 203
Week 2: 200
Week 3: 200
Week 4: 201.75
Week 5: 203.25
Week 6: 203.25


 current weight: 202.0 
 
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Hi Karen and Nancy. It's good to see you here on the team page today! I'll be a 4 year ovarian cancer survivor on June 15th! We are all SURVIVORS! Each one with a story to tell but also each one with weight to lose!!! I'm battling with that. I just finished day 8 of a 15 day Exercise streak but I'm still eating poorly. I don't like to track food so don't be really should. Keep after me about that please.
Thanks.
Well, my laptop will soon hybernate. I also am sitting in the car outside my office to get this sent.
Have a good night and see you tomorrow....if I can get the internet to keep going!!!
Carolyn

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Hey Nancy,
Nice to meet you! Congratulations on being reaching the 5.5 mark and losing 53-56 pounds! I've been cancer free for 1.5 years. I lost some weight after my surgery and started to put it back on (ick!). I'm really happy to have found Spark People and this team.

Karen from Oklahoma

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Good morning! I'm on the team now and happy to say that as for as I know (fingers crossed), I have been cancer free for 5.5 years. I was so sick and then so weak for such a long time! But since finding out I was Type 2 Diabetic in September, I have started eating healthy and exercising. I've lost 53-56 pounds (depending on the day) and feel so much better than I did before! Looking forward to meeting everyone. I'm here in May and plan on staying a member!

Nancy from Louisiana

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10/23/2013 - 208.0
10/26/2013 - 203.6
11/01/2013 - 199.2
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Karen,
We had back clouds which made me thing that we were going to have quite a storm but I think it passed over us. I HOPE it did because American Idol comes on in 50 minutes and I would not want to lose my satellite TV connection because of a storm in the air! emoticon
We get American Idol but a couple of weeks behind. Actually, we started to see it later then the US but we're doing double time and usually see the singing and the results show the same night...and that twice a week.

Anyway, I was very busy today and need to get my feet up so this will be a good way to do it!
Carolyn

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Well, it's raining and my scale hasn't budged!

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I trust that you are all having a great day!!
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May 5th CONGRATULATIONS SHARON!! Cancer Free!
Enjoy celebrating as you take your mini-vacation.
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TODAY I am cancer free for three-years. I could shout it from the rooftops but I'm too fat to get up there..lol. Anyway, this is a very happy day for me and DH. I've been so anxious for the last three years so I hope now I can put some of it behind me and live my life to the fullest.

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Thanks for checking in MANINTVELD. It's great that you're an 8 year Survivor!! When you have time, please share your story.
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Hello everyone .. making myself visible for roll call .. 8 year OvCA survivor this June ..
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Lisa...so good to see you and I pray that you win the battle with this terrible disease. It's such a hard fight but fight we must. Stop by whenever you can and take good care of yourself. We'll be praying for you and in your corner always.

Hugs,
Sharon

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Lisa, please consider this a big WELCOME to the Cancer Survivor's team. 6 months is 6 months! What a battle you've gone through to get there. I'm so glad you stopped by and shared your story.
Now about gaining weight. I wish I could give you some of mine!!!!
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After a stroke my Dad lost his ability to taste food. He lost lots of weight. One thing he did do was drink Ensure to help to get calories. Are you getting your daily "shake" in? Just an idea.

Please stop by when you're logged into SP! There is a "Chat" spot just for chatting.If you're too weary to chat, just give us a wave ! emoticon
God bless.
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Just checking in! My name is Lisa and have been battling high-grade osteosarcoma since April 2006. I was said to be in the clear but within a few months it came back with a vengeance, causing the removal of my right leg and aggressive tumors to move into both of my lungs. Whereas i used to stop by SP almost daily to participate, now i come by every now and then to raise a weary hand. Though i'm working the best i can on regaining some semblence of strength, my goal has been switched awhile ago from losing weight to maintaining it.

Anyhow! Here i am, wavin to roll call! Thanks!

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HI Karen, welcome, and congratulations.

Sharon

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Hi Karen,
Welcome. Thanks for checking in. We have about 12 or so active members of this team but many have not been to the team page for awhile. If you have any ideas how this site can best help each of us, please let me know.

I set up a Chat site for conversations, thinking that this roll call site will be used mostly to see who's still active on SP.

Thanks.
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Hi, I'm Karen. I am a cervical cancer survivor and my husband is a 7-year nasopharyngeal cancer survivor. I look forward to meeting everyone on this team!

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Hi Sharon and Cindy,
I sent a note to the Spark Tech help site this afternoon and was made a second leader for this team. The SP person who helped me said that our leader, Mother_of_3, has logged in since Dec. 2006 so she kept her on as leader as well. I have not located any recent posts by her though.

Please let me know any ideas that can help this team site be an encouragement to us all. There are a number of new people you have signed into this team in recent weeks.
Thanks.
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Hi Carolyn...I don't know how to change team leaders but I'm sure, with a little research, there must be a way to ask Spark.

Sharon

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Hi Sharon. May 5th....Congratulations! This is YOUR month!!
I did quite a bit of research and found that our leader has not logged into SP since Dec. 2006. Do you have any idea how to change leaders? I would be glad to keep this small team together if it's possible to change the leader somehow. Last month there were 11 of us who were active on the team. The month before there were 13 who were active. I think that most of us who are active are new to this team in the past two months. We can at least cheer each other on.

Have a good day and Anniversary!
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HI everyone...May 5th I will be a three-year lung cancer survivor. Congratulations to the rest of you. If we can beat cancer we can beat this weight thing. Have a wonderful day today.

Hugs,
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21 years! That is wonderful Cindy!
We don't have a leader on this team. She's been absent from SP since December 2006 as far as I've determined.
How do we change leaders?
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Hey Carolyn! Great to "see" you!...been thinking about you! Congratulations on your 4 years; that's fantastic!

Hey Everybody! My name is Cindy and April 23, 2008 made 21 YEARS since my last chemotherapy! emoticon (THANK YOU LORD!)

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Please let us know that you're still on Spark People and on this team by signing up on the MAY Roll Call. Thanks.

I am Carolyn and I've been on SP since January 7th. In June I will be a 4 year ovarian cancer SURVIVOR!
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