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This has been a year that has awakened me to improving my fitness and health. I was diagnosed with breast cancer on Christmas Eve 2009. I had double breast cancer surgery in February 2010 followed by 3 months of radiation therapy. Fortunately the test results say I have low chance of recurrence, but I am determined to make my health a priority. The rest of my life is pretty normal. I have four kids, two boys and two girls ranging in age from 16 to 25. We have all the normal joys and headaches. ...
This has been a year that has awakened me to improving my fitness and health. I was diagnosed with breast cancer on Christmas Eve 2009. I had double breast cancer surgery in February 2010 followed by 3 months of radiation therapy. Fortunately the test results say I have low chance of recurrence, but I am determined to make my health a priority. The rest of my life is pretty normal. I have four kids, two boys and two girls ranging in age from 16 to 25. We have all the normal joys and headaches. We live in western Michigan. It is beautiful here, but oh so cold in the winter, and makes exercise a challenge from November to April. I have a wonderful husband who works very hard and shares everything in my life. I love being part of the Sparkpeople community.
Update: It's been 3 1/2 years since my surgery. I have partially met my goals having lost almost 30 pounds. I still need to lose at least another 30 pounds, but the progress I have made has already made me feel better and gives me hope for eventually attaining my goal! My kids are now age 18 to 28. The youngest is in college and one daughter is married. They are all still important parts of my life but my husband and I are also adding new activities as we no longer have kids at home on a daily basis. Looking forward to the new possibilities plus continuing to strive for my weight loss and fitness goals!
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Member Since: 2/23/2008

SparkPoints: 41,715

Fitness Minutes: 41,638

My Goals:
Lose 50 pounds by December 31, 2013 Revised Stage 2 Below
Step1:
5 pounds by Sept 30 2012
Step 2:
10 pounds by November 30, 2012 Done
Step 3:
5 pounds by January 31, 2013 Done
Step 4:
5 pounds by March 31, 2013 Done
Step 5:
5 pounds by June 30, 2013 Done

Stage 2
Lose 30 additional pounds by December 31, 2014
Step 1
Lose 5 pounds by November 15, 2013

Step 2
Lose 5 pounds by December 31, 2014

Step 3
Lose 5 pounds by March 15, 2014

Step 4
Lose 5 pounds by June 15, 2014

Step 5
Lose 5 pounds by August 31, 2014

Step 6
Lose last 5 pouds by December 31, 2014


My Program:
30 minutes cardio per day.
Strength training 3 times per week.
ABS Diet PowerFoods
Increase protein.
5% Challenge and BLC to help keep me on track.
Track my food.
Drink 8 cups water per day.
Post team challenge daily.
Log in daily.

Personal Information:
I live in Western Michigan near Grand Rapids. Near the Grand River and about a half hour from beautiful Lake Michigan. Born in Pittsburgh, raised in Michigan. Lived in Chicago area for 13 years before making our way back to Michigan.

Other Information:
Hobbies: Love to read expecially mysteries and historical fiction. Like to travel and see new places, and have been to most states in the U.S. including Alaska and to more than half of Canadian provinces. and most major Canadian cities (Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Victoria, Halifax and especially love Ottawa and Quebec. Outside of North America I have been to London and spent 2 weeks in Ireland when my husband was doing a major systems install in Limerick at Tellabs in the 90's. Someday, i would like to travel to see more of Great Britain including Scotland and other parts of England. We shall see where life takes us!

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MADMANSMAMA87
10/21/2014 2:59:25 PM

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SOME TUESDAY TRUTH

Grab A Plate & Throw It To The Ground.

Done.

Did It Break?

Yes!

Now, Say 'Sorry' To It.

Sorry!

Did It Go Back To The Way It Was Before?

No.

Now, Do You Understand?


Sweetheart,

Words can either build someone up or bury them alive. Choose to be kind, always. When we choose to judge or put others down, it tells more about our own character than it ever could say about theirs. Small people resort to such bitter forms of hate while truly great people will only lift you higher to help you to discover the value & potential you may not see yourself. Show respect & kindness to all, even those who don't deserve it because having good character & a beautiful heart will never go out of style!!!

Stay Fabulous,

Jes


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10/20/2014 1:41:32 PM

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I'm Cheering YOU on & couldn't be prouder!!!
Congrats on your weight loss this week, Clover!!!
YOU are FABULOUS!!!! Keep up the AMAZING work!!!
Hugs,

Jes
Cloverleaf Motivational Leader

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10/15/2014 2:13:26 PM

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Some Wednesday Wisdom
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An old Cherokee man told his grandson,
"My son, there is a battle between two wolves going on inside us all."

One is EVIL. It is anger, jealousy, resentment, inferiority, lies & ego.
The other is GOOD. It is joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness, empathy & truth

The boy thought about it for a minute, and then asked,
"Grandfather, WHICH wolf wins?"

The old man quietly replied,
"The ONE you FEED."

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Patty,

Never forget that you & only you can CHOOSE your attitude. You CHOOSE which wolf to feed each & everyday! If you are tired of feeling crummy, STOP feeding the emotions that ONLY bring you down! Always remember that a NEGATIVE attitude will NEVER result in a POSITIVE life!!! Choose To Be HAPPY!!

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Jes

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10/8/2014 6:29:48 AM

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ALL we have is NOW!!!
Make Today FABULOUS, Darling!!
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Jes

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