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2/5/14 1:27 P

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Thank you RoundRocker, I understand about the other side effects. I have some too but I have problems exercising but I push myself to get at least 20 minutes. I hurt afterwards and it lasts for days, but I want to reach my healthy weight or at least close to it and feel better in all regards.

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My name is Rae and I live in S Florida. I have been a member with SparkPeople since 2008. I am a Breast Cancer Survivor. I have been cancer free since December 2012.




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2/5/14 4:56 A

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Welcome Rae. I also have neuropathy as a result of Taxol. I am now on Femara and the side effects of arthritis and anxiety. I do not like doing any physical activity as a result but I have found that when I do, I have a lot less pain and I sleep much better. Glad you are here.

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1/27/14 5:32 P

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Welcome to you both! I was on Tamoxifen about 10 years ago, and that caused me to gain weight too, after I finished with chemo and radiation. Not the first time in my life that I gained weight, but the gain from the Tamoxifen was what got me serious about losing weight and led me to finding Spark People.


My name is Shari; I have been a Sparker since July 2006, I am now in hospice care for metastatic breast cancer, but I'm not letting cancer stop me from Sparking!

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1/27/14 10:22 A

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Good Morning,
My name is Rae and I am not new to SparkPeople, I have been a member since Nov 2008. I initally lost 30 lbs when I first joined SparkPeople but unfortunately due to circumstances in my life I ended up gaining 20 lbs back. In the fall of 2012 I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer and had the lumpectomy in Dec 2012 and starting in Jan 2013 had 20 weeks of chemo and then the 6 weeks of daily radiation. In Nov of 2013 I had my last reconstruction surgery and had started Arimidex in Oct of 2013. I lost 20 lbs with the first round of chemo, and was at my lowest weight in years. But, the Arimidex has made it difficult to continue losing the weight, I actually gained 6 lbs back. I am now on a downward trend.
I got neuropathy from the Taxol so walking, etc has been difficult. But I am determined to walk at least 20 minutes a day on the treadmill ( going slow rate). I tried doing 20 at one time but was in a lot of pain days following, so I have decided to not push it and do it in 10 min increments.
I am new to this team and wish everyone a very happy Monday and hope your week in wonderful and thank you for letting me share my story.

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1/18/14 10:16 A

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Hello, Just joined this team yesterday. I was diagnosed with BC in August 2011. I returned to work in August 2012 and am now on Tamoxifen. Read a lot about it often contributes to weight gain and makes losing any weight difficult or impossible. Right now I am content with "not gaining" and fortunately don't have any major side effects. I have been quite constant with tracking my food but exercising is another story. I plan to exercise but procrastinate a lot! I always seem to have an excuse not to do it. At least I get in 45 min. to 1 hr walking every weekday because it's the only way to get to work.

I'm happy to be a part of your team. Thanks for your welcome and Happy New Year to all!

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1/18/14 7:41 A

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Welcome to the team!

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1/17/14 10:17 A

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1/13/14 2:26 P

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Welcome! Looking forward to getting to know you!

Mauri, EASTERN TIME ZONE, NEW ENGLAND

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“Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset.” —Saint Francis de Sales


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Welcome!

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1/13/14 3:48 A

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1/12/14 11:53 P

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Hi everyone, I'm turning 57 soon and want to lose at least 57 lbs. I've survived bilateral invasive BC and the rounds of chemo. I moved onto Tamoxifen and gained most of my excess weight. I'm now off Tamoxifen and starting to get my energy back.

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