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What All Women Should Know About Breast Cancer

Friday, October 02, 2009

As this is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I feel that women should be made aware of a horrible form of breast cancer called Inflammatory breast cancer. It's survival rates are MUCH lower than that of regular breast cancer and it can't be detected by a mammogram.

Please stop over to visit my other blog Pink Ribbon Crusade to read the full article on Inflammatory Breast Cancer. pinkribboncrusade.blogspot.com/


Breaking Even

Thursday, June 25, 2009

So today was the beginning of week 2. I've been slowly increasing my weights on the circuits and it feels great. I checked my weight and I remain at 226, which is totally fine since I had quite a bit of cake this weekend. I made a yummy macadamia coconut cake for a work thing and it was delicious. It wasn't exactly healthy, but it was 100% homemade right down to the filling and frosting, so at least there were no preservatives and stuff!

I also moved to the 2nd card on the circuit, which is great because it adds 2 new machines and a spotter for each machine. Yay!

Oh and only 8 days until vacation!


Today I caught my dinner :)

Sunday, June 21, 2009

So, today my husband, sister, and I took my dad fishing for fathers day. And wow! We had great time. The last few times we went fishing, we caught like one fish and lots of garbage and seaweed. But this time we caught lots! Very successful. Lets see... we brought home 16 catfish and we also caught, but threw back several small catfish and 1 small shark. And we also caught, but lost mid-air trying to get it onto the dock: 1 blue crab, 1 eel/snake thing, and 1 stingray. And there was also an unknown but very strong fish pulling away at my line, but in reeling in, I snagged my acrylic nails on the reel and snapped my nail right off. By the time that my husband realized what I screaming about (that crap HURTS!), and got the pole from me, the fish had managed to get away. I don't know what it was, and it could have been deceptively large... but it yanked my pole like none of the others today. I wish I had seen what it was... oh well.

And the most successful part? We did this from 10:30am to 6pm withOUT getting sunburnt! I do have some pink on my legs, but nothing that won't fade by morning. Usually, I end up with blisters for days (OUCH!).

So now, I'm enjoying a quiet evening at home (yay!), while my husband is heading over to his parents to skin the fish. I've never tried salt water cat before (I've tried freshwater ones and they are YUMMY! But I hear the saltwater cat's have a different taste), so we'll see. It's no salmon or tuna or redfish... but it beats beef anyday! emoticon

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BUTRFLY_FREEDOM 6/25/2009 1:18AM

    Fresh fish = YUMMY!

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COCKERSMOM 6/24/2009 9:57PM

    emoticonSounds like you had a wonderful day of fishing. That's good exercise too, not
just fun. By now you would have had your fish. How was it? You can't get fresher then that.
Take care....Mary

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Pretty Good Day

Friday, June 19, 2009

Today, Kenny and I did the both circuit lines and I did pretty good, upping several of the weights. I did the 4-way neck machine and I don't think I'll be doing it again anytime soon. I've tried it 2 times, both times made me really dizzy and left me with a headache that progressed into a migraine. So, I think I'll leave that machine out until I can talk to my doctor. On an brighter note, the trainer told me (while doing the stretching machine) that I'm pretty flexible. And then the highlight of my day, I checked the scale and .......



I lost 2 pounds!!!

I was pretty excited. Then at work a coworker told me that I looked like I'd lost weight (and I was wearing horizontal stripes emoticon).

So, overall it's been a pretty good day! Can't wait to see what this week brings!

Changes I've noticed this week:
*More energy
*Can walk longer
*Weights are easier
*Less headaches
*And 2 wonderful pounds lighter! emoticon

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TAM445 6/19/2009 10:01AM

    Congratulations on doing the circuits! And for being noticed!!!!

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A better day

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Ok so I checked with the trainers at the gym today, and I was right. The woman I asked said that when we are doing the circuit, we wait at the beginning for someone to set up the machine for us and to write down the weight we use and the reps we do (though I don't think this is forever, but only for the first card or so- I didn't verify how long). And I ended up dealing with the same girl today who annoyed me yesterday and she did great and didn't bug me today (lol).

On a different note, I decided to do something about my nutrition confusion. See I know what to eat and what not to eat (for the most part), but I always get so confused about how much, how often and when to eat. SOoooooo, I printed out a copy of the food guide pyramid and created myself a "formula" if you will, for me to fill in with my food for the day.

This is what I've come up with:
2-3 srv of "dairy" (milk, yogurt, and cheese)
2-3 srv of "protein" (meat, poultry, fish, beans, eggs and nuts)
3-5 srv srv of veggies
2-4 srv of fruit
6-11 of "grains" (bread, rice, pasta, cereal)

Planned out it becomes:
NOTE: my schedule is screwed UP because of my job so, even though I'm calling my first three meals breakfast lunch and dinner, all the meals are as spaced out as I can get them.

12pm Breakfast - 2 grain, 1 dairy, 2 fruit
2pm Lunch - 1 protein, 2 veg, 2 dairy
3pm Go to work
6:45 pm Dinner - 2 protein, 2 bread, 2 veg
9:15 pm Snack - 2 fruit, 2 grain
1:30am Get off work
2am Snack - 2 grain, 1 veg
and finally at 4am SLEEP!

SO, like I said my job really screws me up so I CANT go by the whole not eating after 8pm thing (I'd end up starving for most of my waking hours) and I stay up a decent amount of time after eating before going to bed.

Any comments or rearrangement suggestions?


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