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One day at a time
3/26/2014 11:05:30 PM,  9 COMMENTS

I am taking things in the present. Bob is having difficulty eating. I am making simple meals that appeal to him. I am working on my yoga and my tra...  Read more

SBECKER526

Day 33
3/26/2014 9:14:17 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Day 33 and doing great,i'm still doing workout dvd's in the am. I for comfortable,sort of in a large t shirt i have to wear for an event. I was so exc...  Read more

NYKIMMIE

Ice, Ice Baby! Photo Hike!!
3/26/2014 8:16:52 AM,  22 COMMENTS

Mom, Daisy and I got off to the trails in the morning when it was still very cold. We both carried a pole and wore spikes. Some of the trail w...  Read more

_LINDA

POPCORN AT THE MOVIES?
3/26/2014 7:36:10 AM,  10 COMMENTS

Well the other night when we went to see GOD IS NOT DEAD i had ate dinner before we left and was going to buy a small popcorn and eat about 1/2 and gi...  Read more

SUNRISE141

Need your prayers today !
3/25/2014 9:09:28 AM,  13 COMMENTS

I am going to my eye doctor that specialises in the immune system . I like him and he has help me but he is now considering putting me on a med that c...  Read more

SUNRISE141

Changes are helping!
3/24/2014 11:24:18 PM,  9 COMMENTS

I am setting up boundaries so that I do not overdo and cause stress to mount. Today I had a one-to-one yoga session. I volunteered at the Breast Can...  Read more

SBECKER526

Day 31
3/24/2014 5:49:13 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Today is day 31 of my journey. I'm down 10 lbs and 17 1/2 inches :). I did a 30 minute work out this morning and walked 2 very cold miles into the win...  Read more

NYKIMMIE

TRAIL MIX ?
3/24/2014 11:27:22 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Bought some trail mix a couple weeks ago at the dollar store and it had m and m's in it !THAT WAS A MISTAKE ! I usually eat 4-6 pieces once in awhile...  Read more

SUNRISE141

Got weighed today !
3/23/2014 6:41:31 AM,  12 COMMENTS

This is sunday and i got weighed . I weighed 192.6 lbs and the end of january i weighed 196.4 lbs so i am losing a little . I have decided to get wei...  Read more

SUNRISE141

Rest and meditation
3/22/2014 9:51:03 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I have a new goal of doing less and incorporating rest into my day. I learned how much stress can cause health problems. I want to be cancer free if...  Read more

SBECKER526

Well, what do you Know?
3/22/2014 6:12:14 PM,  7 COMMENTS

I just tracked my food for the day(we haven't eaten dinner yet but I know what I'm eating and how much) I have between268 and over 300 calories to s...  Read more

DEDICATED2HIM

ALMOST ATE OUT LAST NIGHT !
3/22/2014 3:28:29 PM,  8 COMMENTS

Yesterday i did try to walk for 15 minutes but only got 10 minutes in and had to quit . I was really upset because it done me in and during the night...  Read more

SUNRISE141

Visit to RA doctor !
3/21/2014 7:29:57 AM,  7 COMMENTS

I am doing better since the doctor put me on vitamin d i take 50,000 iu aweek i still get really tired easy and whatever i want to get done in the ho...  Read more

SUNRISE141

Finally gynogolostic outpatient appointment
3/21/2014 6:53:15 AM,  14 COMMENTS

Finally heard back from outpatients after a 14 month wait I have an appointment for gynogolostic on 15 th of April also had mammogram result came bac...  Read more

MUSIC66

Out & About Wed. Photos
3/20/2014 11:46:37 PM,  25 COMMENTS

I had a big outing Wednesday. It was a lovely, warm day, a few degrees above freezing and sunny. Mom and I had lunch first on Broadway Avenue. Asia...  Read more

_LINDA

Adjusting and Resting
3/20/2014 5:18:03 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I did not go to the hospital today. Wow! No radiation...Hurrah. I resumed my role as president of the Berks County ASR. Led a business meeting. W...  Read more

SBECKER526

Rang the Bell
3/19/2014 9:19:07 PM,  7 COMMENTS

After my treatments and chatting with my support team, I got to ring the bell to signify the end of my radiation therapies. I was so fortunate to get...  Read more

SBECKER526

Renew and Restart
3/19/2014 6:25:21 PM,  7 COMMENTS

so I've gained 26 pounds since I stopped following the Eat to Live program (and that happened partly because I was back on steroids and partly because...  Read more

DEDICATED2HIM

CoH Spark Wheel Spin Game
3/19/2014 4:52:34 PM,  7 COMMENTS

CoH GAME - 5 POINTS ON SPARKWHEEL = Blog about something you are looking forward to. What I am looking forward to right now is something kind of...  Read more

4-1HEALTHYCYNDI

FREEZER POPS INSTEAD OF BANANA SPLIT ?
3/19/2014 6:22:49 AM,  11 COMMENTS

Wow last night before dinner i was craving a banana split with whip cream and pecans and i had canned 10 quarts of chilli and thought to myself i have...  Read more

SUNRISE141

One more treatment to go
3/18/2014 10:58:07 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I had the very best team to help me through my radiation treatments. My radiation oncologist gave me the option of the Canadian Research Model of 16...  Read more

SBECKER526

I Feel Like I've Let Myself Down and All of You Too.
3/18/2014 5:59:07 PM,  6 COMMENTS

I am sorry that I have fallen down on the job with the challenges, but I do have a good reason. There are some health issues I am now dealing with th...  Read more

ANGRITTER

I have always want to learn how to Clog!!
3/18/2014 5:00:33 PM,  9 COMMENTS

So I have found four tutorials online!! geez I am so uncoordinated, it take me forever to just learn the first few steps, but that's why I am doing it...  Read more

--MAY--

BTS - Recap - Tales From 100# Down
3/18/2014 3:31:34 PM,  19 COMMENTS

I just finished the first quarter of BTS (10 weeks) and am in the three week interim before the 2nd Quarter begins April 7th. It's a good time for r...  Read more

PINKHOPE

Day 24
3/17/2014 8:57:56 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I made it 24 days on advocare program,no dairy,alcohol,sugar or soda. I will weigh n measure myself tomorrow. I eat 3 healthy meals a day and 2 health...  Read more

NYKIMMIE

Adorable Puppy Photos :)
3/17/2014 7:19:42 PM,  19 COMMENTS

It turns out both pups are females and the one with black on the ears actually makes a little growl when approached: My sister Sandy thinks she d...  Read more

_LINDA

KOOL-AID SINGLES
3/17/2014 9:25:40 AM,  5 COMMENTS

I really been having a hard time drinking my water and i want to stay away from artifical sweetners . I quite pop of any kind and i hope for good so...  Read more

SUNRISE141

Day 23
3/16/2014 5:35:09 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Today is day 23 on Advocare. Tomorrow i will weigh n measure myself. As of last week i'm down 9 lbs n 15 inches :). I'm so excited and happy on this p...  Read more

NYKIMMIE

Snaggles - My support cat
3/16/2014 11:49:07 AM,  11 COMMENTS

Snaggles is our rescue cat that we got on August 13, 2013. He is a great joy to me. Throughout my bout with cancer he is constantly by me or keeping...  Read more

SBECKER526

Tired and side effects
3/15/2014 10:56:14 PM,  9 COMMENTS

Today was my first day of real symptoms with side effects. My skin was red. After recommendations of skin cream and such I downgraded to shrimp pink...  Read more

SBECKER526

Hubby is not good for my health. I need to be strong!
3/14/2014 10:56:27 PM,  12 COMMENTS

Jeff has been off work since Wednesday and we have been out running errands it is obvious to me he eats like a baby, every 3-4 hours. Today he wanted...  Read more

XENA1956

Shopped at dollar general store today !
3/14/2014 4:32:54 PM,  13 COMMENTS

Well i went to dollar general store today and got me a couple sheets of their glittered poster board paper and i have a cherry wood large desk that i...  Read more

SUNRISE141

Canada's Healthcare System Explained for My US SparkFriends
3/14/2014 9:37:54 AM,  7 COMMENTS

Good morning. With Obamacare being hotly contested in the US senate, I ran across some info about Canada's healthcare system that might provide s...  Read more

BKWERM

Planning ahead
3/13/2014 10:07:38 PM,  7 COMMENTS

I spoke with my technicians today. I will have symptoms from radiation continue up to 2 weeks after my last therapy. That is okay with me. I'm glad...  Read more

SBECKER526

That feeling of progress - Tales from 100# Down
3/13/2014 11:23:51 AM,  23 COMMENTS

What a difference a day makes. Yesterday morning I got up and started the day with a plan and determination. What was the result? 1) I tracked...  Read more

PINKHOPE

polar giardiniera ! DOLLAR TREE STORE
3/13/2014 7:05:17 AM,  8 COMMENTS

Just wanted you to know i bought a jar of polar giardiniera at dollar tree and the whole jar has 82 calories in it . It has cauliflower , carrots onio...  Read more

SUNRISE141

It's TIME! Tales from 100# Down
3/12/2014 6:04:14 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I promised to tell you the MINUTE registration was open and it's TIME! www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individ
ual.asp?gid=62659 This...  Read more

PINKHOPE

A Report from the Road - Tales from 100# Down
3/12/2014 1:48:21 PM,  9 COMMENTS

I like to refer to the destination as "Health & Fitness". The beauty of the journey is that it can be reached by many different paths. I get a lot...  Read more

PINKHOPE

Tropical fruit freezer pops !
3/12/2014 7:32:28 AM,  5 COMMENTS

Yesterday i took a serving of canned tropical fruit and mandarin oranges and cut them into small pieces added alittle water to the light syrup in it a...  Read more

SUNRISE141

I can do it!
3/11/2014 10:17:25 PM,  9 COMMENTS

I have 10 of my 16 double strength radiation treatments completed. I have 3 this week and 3 next week. I had small evidence of side effects until to...  Read more

SBECKER526

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