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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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    Thank you so much for your kind and caring comments on the Tamoxifen thread. You are so right. This team is THE BEST!
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    3960 days ago
  • v STORMY96
    thanks for stopping by..have a great weekend as well. emoticon

    Come and join our team!! Stormy's Challengers!! we want to welcome u all and encourage u to join. In our team, We will be having monthly challenges. In this team, our goal is to lose 10 pounds every month, but whatever u lose is great. Because for us a loss is a loss, no matter how big no matter how small. Our team and its members are here to INSPIRE u to keep going. To ENCOURAGE u when it seems hopeless, and to MOTIVATE u when u fall off track. We are here to laugh, cry, vent, and just talk and chat with u...whatever u may need we are here for u and each other. we have been doing this for 15 months now, with plenty of success stories. Our team is made up of a bunch of determined women and men whose hopes and dreams are to reach their goals. No, we are not perfect but every day holds new challenges and exciting beginnings. We are regular people helping one another reach our goals in a healthy and fun environment. Please come join us to see your goals realized as well...Good luck in your quest to be a thinner and healthier u!!!

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    click on my icon. it takes u to my Spark page. then go down to my teams and click on Stormy’s challengers and it will take u there as well..good luck and joining our team!!
    3960 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/13/2010 10:54:26 AM
    Thank you for commenting on my blog and congrats for almost being done with your radiation!!! I know you're probably ready to be done with it.

    I am having a myomectomy tomorrow to remove several large fibroids. My gyno says my uterus is at 20 weeks, I have discomfort lying on my stomach and I've been having irregular bleeding. I'm ready for these bad boys to be out of my body.
    3962 days ago
    I noticed your comment on my Gratitude journal. I started it a long time ago, not realizing it was public. I'd been going through a very rough patch (nothing compared to your trials) and needed to remember my blessings.
    I pray that God protects and helps you during this stressful time in your life. I hope your current problems are under control. It can't be easy trying to live a healthy life style while going through those treatments.

    You don't mention your age, but I suspect you're young. Of course, me being 63 makes almost everyone seem young emoticon

    Have a great week.
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    3963 days ago
  • v DARKANGEL062
    Thanks for reading my blog. I'm giving the bear to her as soon as she get home from her treatment.
    3969 days ago
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