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What the excess weight cost me!
Tuesday, October 09, 2012      2 comments

I did not know that simply being overweight made me susceptible to breast cancer. I stored estrogen in my fat tissues. Now I am a breast cancer survivor. Like many women, when I was first diagnosed, I had a lumpectomy with radiation. What ... Read more
“Why shouldn’t my health be the most important thing in my life – it doesn’t make me selfish, just s
Sunday, October 07, 2012      1 comments

I loved today's article and am thinking about it! What is my BIG PICTURE? BEING HEALTHY and sticking around. Here are thoughts from the article to motivate and inspire me to look past my immediate craziness. “I’ve had to find a wa... Read more
Stretch goals-my month's exercise challenge
Friday, September 28, 2012      1 comments

In my past career, we used to set stretch goals, a goal that seemed beyond what we could achieve. I set my stretch goal for 2500 minutes of exercise this month and I can't believe that I have almost made it. As of today I worked out over 2400 mi... Read more
10 Reasons to Lose Weight
Sunday, September 23, 2012      5 comments

1. Play with my grand children 2. Walk with my husband and dogs (less pressure on my joints) 3. Better choices for clothing, no more plus sizes 4. I want to be taken seriously as a landscape architect/designer. 5. Not worry about ruining... Read more
Knee injections are amazing! I walked a mile today!
Saturday, September 22, 2012      1 comments

I have been in severe knee pain since January. While I can exercise on the elliptical and bike, plus swim (somewhat modified due to shoulder injury), do Pilates and lift weights, walking was still an extreme challenge. I struggled to even stand ... Read more
Sunday, September 16, 2012      2 comments

today is a sad day for me.... Read more
Friday, September 14, 2012      1 comments

This has been a tough week. I worked hard last week and watched what I ate, but didn't lose weight. Logically I know this will happen, but emotionally it has been difficult. As a technical type person, I calculated that I should have lost 1.5-2.... Read more
Knee Injections
Friday, September 07, 2012      0 comments

I have grade 4 knee arthritis. They were injured at different times, one injured 12 years ago has arthritis in the inner knee and the other injured in 2007 has it in the outer knee. I was told I could have knee replacements any time I want. Howe... Read more
Wednesday, September 05, 2012      1 comments

My goal this week is to blog what I am grateful for. I am grateful for my husband, the guy who shops and cooks most of the time so I can work out and follow my career goals. I am grateful for my dogs. They make me smile and love me no matte... Read more
Getting a new look post breast cancer
Sunday, September 02, 2012      3 comments

I am a 3 time breast cancer survivor. 1997 First time had lumpectomy, chemo and radiation. This was stage 1 cancer, so it never left my breast. But treatments with estrogen reducers caused a blood clot and a breast infection later that yea... Read more
Grand Kids Visiting
Tuesday, August 21, 2012      0 comments

I am so excited to have two of my grand kids visiting for the next week. We will go to the beach, play games, make memories. But we will also eat. They love my french toast, but so do I. I realize this will be a test of my conviction to my progr... Read more
One bad day does not mean I'm bad
Sunday, August 19, 2012      3 comments

Last week I lost over a pound despite awful knee pain. I exercised in the pool when I couldn't go to the gym. My struggle is not exercise, it's eating too many calories. Yesterday after I weighed in at the doctor's office, I was hungry. I hadn't... Read more
Dealing with pain today
Thursday, August 16, 2012      0 comments

emoticon Last night and today are painful days. I missed my normal Pilates workout. Low back and back of leg rea... Read more
Half my adult life over 200
Monday, August 13, 2012      3 comments

I realized today that I have weighed more than 200 pounds since I was 35 years old. I was 30 years old and pregnant with my 3rd child when my husband died in an accident. Distraught, I returned to college when my daughter was one, buried myself... Read more
Dinner party
Monday, August 13, 2012      1 comments

Last night we had friends for dinner. I carefully planned grilled chicken breast, baked cut up potatoes with garlic, herbs, and many vegetables. It was great and in program. But then served strawberry shortcake. Used fresh, unsweetened strawberr... Read more

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