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celebrating my first cancer free anniversary in style--2 miles with my boys

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printmaker, lawyer, scientist, musician, politician

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Life is a narrative--a story line full of twists and turns, heartaches and happiness. Characters enter and leave my story, the setting changes and the critical story line is sometimes ponderously slow, followed by a pace that leaves you gasping for air.

In the end, it's my narrative. I'm the central character. I make choices. So, in this second half of my life, I keep my eye on 2 priorities: health for me and healthy relationships. It's a rather powerful feeling, really!

Member Since: 5/28/2009

Fitness Minutes: 62,096

My Goals:
Summer goals:

1. Eat breakfast 5 days a week.

2. pop once a week or less. Try adding fruit & herbs to water.

3. strength training--find out what I can do to relieve stress as the incision heals

4. walk throughout radiation treatment

My Program:
1. healthy eating & grocery shopping--pay attention to those vegetables and drinking water

2. ask for help

Personal Information:
live in Wichita, KS --for 25 years now--with my husband who has a full time job and a political career as well.

We have 3 grown children--a lawer in Tulsa, and a scientist (about to marry a music teacher) and printmaker (1 semester of school to go) in Kansas City. It seems we grew into a renaissance family.

I have hypothyroidism--which makes eating well and exercising more important than ever before. And I have breast cancer. I'm looking forward to the day when I can say I am a survivor.

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You ARE doing it! Look what you've become!


TO BE HUMAN means living a life of ups and downs, experiencing the full range of emotions from great joy to great sorrow. To resist sorrow, pain, anxiety, and confusion is tantamount to refusing to be human, and we lose much rich experience and closeness to God when we refuse to be our full selves.

- Sarah Parsons

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    Hi, saw your comment on the bootcamp message board. I noticed you bought emoticon There are exercises cardio and strength in the Appendix in the back of the book. So, if you bring your book with you then you will have exercise to do. Just a suggestion of course. Also, Sparkguy brings a jump rope with him. Maybe you could try that.
    4135 days ago
    emoticon emoticon emoticon to SparkPeople. This site is full of support and motivation for you. Check out all the different teams to join and meet new people. The more active you are on the site I believe the more you will get out of it.

    emoticon on taking the first step into making a healthy change for yourself. Good luck on your journey here. Always remember that you have the control to make you journey a success. Take care!
    *~ Paula *~
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