Me (9/2008)

Snorkeling in Mexico on my honeymoon! :-D

Meditation garden near LA that I visited in May 2007. Ah, serenity!


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Welcome to my spot on Spark! :-) Feel free to leave me comments or encouragement.

I'm a 30-something / thyroid cancer survivor / full-time Consultant / part-time Wonder Woman looking to live a healthier lifestyle and get motivated by all you lovely Sparkers out there in Internet-Land.

I've struggled with my weight ever since I was a child. When I was about 8, I remember an older family relative tell me that I was chubby. I felt crushed and since then, have had difficulty with my body image. Though, looking back at old photos from childhood, I now think, "Dang. I looked like a regular 8-year-old kid. I wasn't fat at all!" I just let myself listen to someone else's silly opinion of me.

I lost weight in 2006 through WWs and got down to an impressive 128.. but didn't like the weekly meetings and weigh-ins. In short, I got lazy and stopped going to meetings. ;) My weight gradually crept back up after a cancer diagnosis, being laid off from my job, and some other annoying life things that I let get in my way.

Part of my current challenge is learning to love myself the way I am *right now*. It certainly isn't easy, but I try. :) I try my best to tune out the "ideal images" of women that I see on the tube and in magazines. (Pffft! They're all airbrushed!) Another area that I'm working on is to give myself compliments and acknowledge (and believe!) the compliments that others give to me.

Other than that, I'm a somewhat geeky (okay, very geeky) and spontaneous person. I believe that when the going gets tough, a sense of humor is a must! I love to make others laugh and delight in the strange little things in life. I enjoy connecting with new people and love to inject some humor and zany goodness into ordinary life situations. :-) That's me in a nutshell. Enjoy surfing my page!

PS -- I just got married on 5/17/2008. Yay! :-D

Member Since: 5/25/2007

Fitness Minutes: 975

My Goals:
Lose 23 lbs
Exercise *everyday*
Pack my lunch more often
Eat out less
Cut out artificial sweeteners and icky processed foods
Cook more
5K Challenge
Cut out foods that contain HFCS

My Program:
Increase my physical activity
Eat more fruits and veggies
Utilize the network here on SP for motivation, inspiration, and encouragement
Adopt healthier eating habits
Make some new friends along the way :-)

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Interests -- Running, making things out of beads, spinning, karaoke, hiking, board games, sudoku, cartoons, swimming, anything outdoors-y, anime, old video arcades, spending time with family and friends, snorkeling, stickers, blogging, true crime tv shows (Cold Case Files, Forensic Files, Arrest & Trial, etc), ghost tv shows (A Haunting, Ghost Hunters, etc), event planning, anything 80s, video games, beach combing, lounging, writing, baking, freecycling, MEETin.org..

... the list just goes on from there. ;-)

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    I'm so happy. It's working! My goal is to lose 68 pounds and so far, I've lost 34.2 of them. How are you doing? I wanted to connect with you sooner, but life has been hectic. My husband is also a cancer survivor. He is in remission for he 2nd time. I hope you are doing well. Keep in touch. emoticon
    3346 days ago
    HAPPY NEW YEAR! emoticon emoticon
    3433 days ago
    welcome & hello Lady
    It's good to see and meet you here on Thyroid Cancer team.... Good luck on your goal(s) and I'm here if you need help on this site. Take care and talk to you soon. Stay focused and have a positive attitude will help. I'm here to keep you encouraged and to be supportive.

    1) come in and read the posts
    2) read and join any teams that you think you like
    3) get it know the people
    4) read some articles
    5) most of all :: have fun and enjoy yourself
    You are doing great, making progress every time you come in.

    If there is anything that I can do to help, give me a holler. If I do not know the answer, I will find it. Our leaders are really great and help when you need it too. So don't hesitate to ask. That is why we are here... Always, ERNA

    ***** I am a cancer survivor for the 5 yr. in a row. I had thyroid cancer in 2003 and the doctor caught in the early stages. I have had cancer 3 times the other times were in my private areas. I wish you good luck. Take care, Talk to you soon and have a good week..... *****
    3482 days ago
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    Hey girl, how have you been feeling? I hope that cold has passed you over by now. This week I've been somewhat out of commission with a nasty bout of IBS. I swear my body resents me. I miss you and miss your motivation! Hope you're doing well!
    3514 days ago
    Just swinging by to say howdy, hope you're having a great week! emoticon
    3515 days ago
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