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Down 5.4 Pounds in 2 Weeks! Happy New Vegans Here!
Saturday, April 21, 2018      28 comments

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Mastectomy Update & Aromatase?
Friday, April 13, 2018      50 comments

My update 6 weeks after surgery. The surgeon's lab report - I had ductal carcinoma in situ, a non-invasive breast cancer Stage 0; and invasive ductal carcinoma Stage 1, a cancer that began growing in a milk duct and invaded the fibrous or fatty ... Read more
Invitation to the Spring 5% Challenge and My Countdown Activities
Saturday, March 31, 2018      16 comments

Are you looking for a way to get fit, lose weight, and have fun along the way? Check out the Spring 5% Challenge! Team members will work towards losing 5% of their starting weight in 8 weeks, by participating in team challenges that focus on exe... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Mastectomy Done & I am Doing VERY Well!
Saturday, March 03, 2018      80 comments

Thursday, March 1st I had a simple mastectomy (day surgery/outpatient procedure) with immediate breast reconstruction surgery (tissue expander). I am fortunate to live in an area where the surgery and reconstruction can be done as one surgery. T... Read more
Hibernate While I Heal
Wednesday, February 28, 2018      36 comments

I saw the surgeon on Friday and decided to have a mastectomy this Thurs. It was a very difficult choice as it's only Stage 0 cancer, which means it has not spread. I wanted a lumpectomy, but it is the third time on the same side, so there is a 5... Read more
Thanks for asking!
Friday, February 02, 2018      34 comments

Hi Friend. Thanks for asking. I really appreciate your concern. I just wasn't ready to put it into words where my head was with this. I have a Stage 0 breast cancer which means it has not spread. The doctor recommended I have a mastectomy b... Read more
VITALITY - love the word
Sunday, January 21, 2018      30 comments

We had our family from Alberta with us for Christmas. It was fun week doing touristy things and Christmas. Wonderfully it snowed on Christmas Eve, then quickly melted away the next day. When our guests left Dec. 29th we were leaving for Ar... Read more
VITALITY! 2018 A Year of Great Things!
Tuesday, January 02, 2018      28 comments

Tomorrow I do Day 50 of the 100 Days of Weight Loss book by Linda Spangle. This is my second time through the book. I absolutely love it! The Spark 100 days of Weight Loss (Spark Team) is very supportive. I swear doing the daily readings and wri... Read more
2018 Winter 5% Challenge Invitation
Tuesday, December 12, 2017      17 comments

This invitation is for you! Are you looking for a way to get fit, lose weight, and have fun along the way? Check out the 2018 Winter 5% Challenge! Team members will work towards losing 5% of their starting weight in 8 weeks by participating in t... Read more
Day 30 Postpone Eating & Reminder of Red Light Foods
Thursday, December 07, 2017      13 comments

Food addicts don’t want to give up their binge foods; they just want to avoid the consequences of eating. Change the way you manage snack foods and desserts, decide that you will postpone eating them and minimize the amount. Tell yourself y... Read more
Day 28 Eating because it’s there
Tuesday, December 05, 2017      14 comments

Found Food - bits of free food that crosses your path, it came into your line of vision. When you grab food because it’s in front of you, you’re not trying to appreciate flavors. You are eating because it's there! Stop automatic eating use... Read more
Day 25 Smaller amounts, less often & Gaining ONE with ONE meal!
Friday, December 01, 2017      11 comments

I am really into 100 Days of Weight Loss by Linda Spangle now. As I did the exercise today I researched servings sizes of holiday foods. I was shocked to see how with just one meal I can gain more than one pound! Day 25 Smaller amounts, les... Read more
Day 23 Savoring Technique - One is enough! & Difference between Taste and Flavor & Update on Motivat
Tuesday, November 28, 2017      15 comments

Savor to increase awareness of food. Eat a very small amount at a time ie. chocolate. Do this with your favorite foods, especially sweets and desserts. Take tiny bites about the size of a 1/4th of a teaspoon. Take very tiny bites, and pay total ... Read more
The Raisin & Wine Tasting Day 22 Multitask with food
Monday, November 27, 2017      7 comments

Maintain total awareness of your food, regardless of the situation. Eat with awareness! You don’t have to completely avoid doing anything else in order to stay conscious around food. Pay attention to your activity what is in front of you. Stay f... Read more
American Thanksgiving & Day 21 Eat with Awareness
Sunday, November 26, 2017      14 comments

Eat with awareness to focus on the appearance, temperature, flavor, texture, and sensation of your food. If you don’t ‘get’ the taste you wanted, you may still yearn for it, so you eat more. Train yourself to slow down and spend more time with y... Read more

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