Me at Dream Night Business Event January 2013
My service dog Chemo a 1 year old Pomeranian. He stole our hearts. 3/25/2013
Shohn & I at Dream Night Business Event January 2013
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Mother of 5 adult men, grandmother of 16, and wife of the most amazing man my soul mate Shohn! 2006 I started on my weight loss journey on a MySpace Group and moved to Sparkspeople on Sept 1, 2007. (I don’t know why member since date says 2009 unless it’s because I cleared all data to start again) I had lost 50 pounds. Buglet was one of my first two friends and she still has a place in my heart!
Sept 2007 diagnosed with stage 4 terminal lung cancer. There is no cure. Drs agreed nothing could be done but husband and mother said not an option. Reluctantly they started me on radiation & chemo together and I beat those tumors! I gained all 50 pounds back during treatment.
2008 new tumors surgery to remove the tumors in my neck, radiation and chemo to insure they got it all I won that round!
2010 tumor back in lung another round of chemo and radiation and I beat that round.
Here it is 2013 and I am undergoing chemo treatment every 21 days and I’m still going strong. I have had to morn the person I was and learning to love the person I am today. I get tired fast, I have had to learn to do the things I’m passionate about on much smaller scale, but I am so blessed to still be upon this earth lovin on the people I love.
Dr’s don’t want me to lose so I have some fat to draw on when needed. The shots hurt less if you have a little fat to take them in, lol. I figure if I gain muscle and lose fat, I’m not really losing. I need to eat more, tough I know, but it is just as hard for me to eat as it is for you to let go of food. Chemo and radiation killed food for me, but if I don’t start eating Dr's say I will waste away and dye from it and not the cancer. I need to gain energy and eating will most likely fix that. Beautiful weather has finely hit our town and I want to participate and not sit at home missing out on all the blessings waiting for me!
I was pretty good at mentoring friends to losing weight before and now that I’m back I would love to help people with their weight loss goals. If you need a positive place to vent I’m here for you. So leave a comment introducing yourself and let’s get to positive lifestyle changes and feeling good while on the journey. Have a wonderful day! Oh and today dr's tell me I'm stable and I'm a Miracle!
Eat enough to fuel my body.
Achieve enough energy to participate in life physically.
Learn ways to lessen my chronic pain.
Get past losing the old me and learning to love the new me.
The hardest part of all this is the feeling of being left behind while everyone else moves on.
I want to feel like I make a difference in others lives.
I’m at the point now that I can start improving my health past being stable from chemo. Our supplier for our business just launched a new program called Bodykey. No guess work, no trial and error, no frustration of what program to follow.
Bodykey has a genetic test you take in the privacy of your own home. You mail the completed test to the address provided and in two weeks you get the results.
From the results you find out which of the three body types you have, Fat Trimmer, Carb Blocker, or Balancer. The results also tell you what level exercising you need.
No surprise I am a Fat Trimmer with High exercise level. As a fat trimmer less than 30% of my calories should come from fat, 50 – 65% should come from carbs, and 15% or greater from protein.
I can follow their meals, meal replacement shakes, supplements, appetite suppressants, snacks and exercise, or I can cook my own meals and use the meal replacement shakes, supplements, appetite suppressants,
Welcome to my Life!
What time I have left I want to change peoples lives.
I want to make a difference.
I want to laugh all the time, and spread positive uplifting support to those who choose to be a friend!
I want to continue to work on me so that I have the skills and knowledge to become the best person I can be and pay-it-forward!
If you can picture it you can achieve it!
What you believe is what you will end up with.
Positive thinking is so powerful! It really can change your life.
We are human and bad days happen, but the sooner you can turn your thinking around, the sooner positive out comes will be in your life.
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I'm glad you're doing well. I'm feeling better too.
1056 days ago
I just noticed the goodie you gave me back in May. Thank you! I have been on and off SparkPeople for some time. It's so much effort sometimes to remember to put myself and my goals first. I'm getting back into it bit by bit. Getting my toes wet, if you will.
Thanks for thinking of me!
1335 days ago
misty rose hugs I would love to be you friend on facebook. My name is Robin Lyon Rivas. Please request me as a friend on facebook.
1360 days ago
Hi friend! Thought i would stop by and say hello! How are you feeling? I hope you are well and happy. Such cute puppies on your page! I have poodles. Dogs are so fun.
1363 days ago
Hello Robin! I just realized your name is Robin just like mine. And I love that you gave me a quote from Joel Osteen because I love him! Anyway, I just returned from a trip to Utah where my daughter had a baby. Her second child. It was so great to be in the delivery room and see our new family member come into the world. It was a fun quick trip and feeling very blessed. I hope you are feeling well. I have been sick for almost 6 months and they cant find whats wrong. I had a bad day yesterday but am a little better today. i hope to hear more from you.
1377 days ago