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Hi! I'm 62 years old, 5'3", mother of two grown sons, retired, and happily married. Here's my "Sparkpeople History" in a nutshell...

5/1/09 I found SparkPeople! I followed the program, ate in range, tracked my calories and exercised. By mid August, I had lost 20 pounds and got to my original goal weight of 125 pounds. That fall, I stopped exercising and tracking my food consistently. Over the next 12 months, I regained almost all of the weight (18 pounds).

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Hi! I'm 62 years old, 5'3", mother of two grown sons, retired, and happily married. Here's my "Sparkpeople History" in a nutshell...

5/1/09 I found SparkPeople! I followed the program, ate in range, tracked my calories and exercised. By mid August, I had lost 20 pounds and got to my original goal weight of 125 pounds. That fall, I stopped exercising and tracking my food consistently. Over the next 12 months, I regained almost all of the weight (18 pounds).

8/26/10 I went back to tracking my food and I back to exercising regularly. My program is simple: burn at least 200 calories a day in cardio exercise and track all my food.

1/15/11 In November, I decided to start tracking what I call my "Seven Daily Goals." I blogged about them every day. I reached my new goal weigh of 130 about three months later. I became very consistent with tracking all food. I also became much more consistent with cardio exercise. I do a variety of things to keep me moving. I think it's different this time around, because I don't plan to stop tracking or exercising ever!

3/1/11 I'm back at my goal weight and have decided to stop tracking for a while. I know I'll go back to it because it works so well for me. For now, I'm taking a break from it and will do that as long as I stay in my goal range.

9/15/11 My father just died...he had dementia and I have been taking care of him for the past three years. This summer was particularly hard and I regained 15 pounds between May 1 and today.

1/2/13 My husband is retiring in June and we have decided to go on an extended self-supported bicycle tour around the perimeter of the US and then onto Australia after he retires. The thought of biking around the US carrying everything we need for over a year on our bikes gives me plenty of incentive to exercise now to get in shape!

8/14/13 I just found out I have a very aggressive form of breast cancer. Our bike ride is now on hold. I'm fighting for my life.

12/1/14 I completed my chemo, surgery and radiation. My husband was such a huge help though it all. According to my oncologist, I have an 85% chance of surviving the 5 years. I figure each day I make it though without a recurrence is a great day. My strength is coming back. I changed my eating habits (no sugar, refined foods, or gluten) and lost about 35 pounds last year without tracking my food....just by cutting out all the "junk." I'm now at my ideal weight (110 lbs). Now, I just have to get back to biking!

My favorite sayings are:
If at first you don't succeed, you're running about average.
- Unknown
There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.
- Unknown


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Member Since: 5/1/2009

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My Goals:
8/15/13--to be healthy and alive five years and beyond from today.





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Eating clean, daily walks outdoors, meditation, being part of a strong support network


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Right now, my top priority is to be a long-term breast cancer survivor.


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FLORIDASUN
5/24/2015 10:42:29 AM

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MOM2ACAT
5/22/2015 4:03:25 PM

Kay, in the past when I've gotten scans, since our hospital started making them available online about 2 years, usually I can get them the same day, but there was one bone scan that I had that after waiting 3 days and not seeing it online, I went to the medical records office at the hospital to get the report.

I think it depends too, on how busy the radiologist is and how many scans he has to look at. As of 4pm, haven't heard anything yet. I hope it will still be posted tonight, but if not, with the holiday this weekend, it might now show up online til Tuesday. If I don't have the report by Tuesday, I'll ask for it at the hospital when I go in to have my lab work done.



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5/20/2015 8:43:09 PM

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5/20/2015 4:55:37 PM

Hi Kay;
I've never had any symptoms from the cancer in my liver or lungs; not even my lab work indicted any problems in those areas; right now, the mets just show up on scans. The last set of scans showed the mets themselves are still very small; they are just kind of "there" but not big enough to cause problems.



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5/19/2015 2:30:24 PM

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We need to do our part as we move down our path of personal evolution, but Spirit is always there giving us all the support we need to carry through and carry on. Erica Tucci
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