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My goal is to balance my life with better healthy eating habits and exercise, as well as living my life with simplicity and grace.
I was diagnosed with breast cancer on May 26th, 2010. I had a lumpectomy on my birthday, June 8th ( I gave myself the gift of life) and received my birthday wish of no nodes!! I finished radiation treatments (33) on August 25th, had a full hysterectomy on September 17th. I will start hormone therapy soon.
I cherish each day and all its beauty....I took back my life the day I was diagnosed and I am not looking back but forward...appreciating all that is to come my way!!

Member Since: 11/11/2009

Fitness Minutes: 31,707

My Goals:
Rebalance my life...for health, spirit and mind!

My Program:
Finished radiation treatment on August 25th, full hysterectomy on September 17th and will be starting hormone therapy soon! I racewalk 8.8 miles a day, once my 12 weeks are up post op will add strength training, and increase my speed for walking!!
7/10/13 - Rebalancing my life - suffered from plantar fasciitis for over 8 months, lost my dad, at 68 from a rare form of cancer on February 8th, and our dog, Jules, two weeks later Regained some weight, so I need to reset some goals...its different this time since I just turned 50:) Restarted to walk again...up to 7.4 miles per day, 7 days a week.

Personal Information:
I am 50 years old, married to my best friend for 25 years, have two children, a 20 year old son with down syndrome, and a 19 year old daughter, who just finished her first marathon in less than 4 hours in Lake Placid!

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Books: Eat To Live, The Secret, Lean In

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  • v MEMARE
    DH and I have been trying to house clean for what seems like forever! I'm the sentimental keeper he's the purger... emoticon
    I need to throw something out today; trash pickup is tomorrow. emoticon
    3889 days ago
    I'm starting my fall cleaning too. I hope I have the gumption to throw out a lot of stuff I've been holding on to! I hope you have a good week!
    3890 days ago
    Thanks for the spark mail.
    Refusing to get overly discouraged is good advice! I like the additions to SP since last year... more feed back allows more calibrated change. I tend to try and change EVERYTHING at once and then get mad/stuck when that doesn't work.
    Glad you're surviving and thriving. emoticon
    3890 days ago
    Thanks for the spark e-mail.

    It looks like you're almost 1/2 way to your goal weight. Congratulations!

    Enjoy the day and the rest of the summer.

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    3893 days ago
  • v _RAMONA
    Thank you for adding your words to my blog. I really appreciate it... staves off the lonliness when it is just me and the struggle. You will be in my thoughts and prayers...

    May today and every day bring to you a ridiculous abundance of whatever you need. May all your concerns, struggles, anxieties and fears fall like ashes as you rise on eagle's wings, SOARING above all that would hinder you along this tremendous adventure of being and becoming all you are created to be. May the grace of God simply "overtake" you moment by moment. May the joy and victory of the risen Lord be yours in a very personal way... may you always be overwhelmed by the grace of God, rather than by the cares of life!

    {{{{{{{{{ HUGS }}}}}}}}}
    3896 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/16/2010 1:14:07 PM
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