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New meds...
Thursday, April 09, 2009      7 comments

I started a new chemo last week and it kicked my butt! I was pretty much in bed from Wednesday through Saturday. For now, I am going to attribute it to the fact that the meds were new to my body. When I had my very first chemo, I was in the h... Read more
One day, I will get used to this blogging thing...
Thursday, March 19, 2009      0 comments

Really, I know that I should blog more often about my health ventures in order to keep myself on track. Honestly, I use to journal when I was in high school and college, so you would think that doing a little blogging would come second nature. ... Read more
It's been a long time...
Thursday, March 12, 2009      5 comments

Yesterday was my 4th chemo and I found out that we are switching regimines for my 5th through 8th chemos. At one point, the medical oncologist told me that we would do 6 of the first type if I was responding well, and then perhaps 4 of another... Read more
Having a hard time staying focused...
Sunday, March 01, 2009      1 comments

I'm having a hard time writing today. Maybe its because I broke down and went to Duncan Donuts with my brother to get breakfast sandwiches -- which is soooooo against how I normally eat. Maybe it's because my mother's birthday is today and sh... Read more
I did it!
Thursday, February 26, 2009      5 comments

Baby steps, as they say. I went for a 15-minute walk in my brother's very hilly neighborhood. My thighs were burning when I got back home and I was winded after going up to the top of one hill, but it felt good to get out in the fresh air and ... Read more
Losing weight, but not the right way
Sunday, February 22, 2009      2 comments

I've been losing weight. If it was under any other circumstance, I would be ecstatic. However, I have been working hard not to have chemo-induced weightloss and it does not seem to be working. I feel like a heel complaining about it. After a... Read more
Mission accomplished!
Tuesday, February 17, 2009      3 comments

Yesterday, I went out to buy sneakers so that, weather permitting, I can start getting some exercise sometime soon. I am very proud of myself for walking out of DSW with just one pair of shoes! LOL I am going to start with walking around t... Read more
Re-introducing exercise to my life...
Monday, February 09, 2009      3 comments

The weather has finally decided to go above the teens in my temporary home. My brother has broached the exercise thing with me a couple of times (he plays Wii for about an hour, 3 or 4 times a week) since I got out of the hospital. No, he is n... Read more
All in all, a good day!
Tuesday, February 03, 2009      4 comments

I had a very positive visit with my oncologist today -- she is pleased with my progress and with my attitude. I also got my new hair -- which made me feel very pretty. My nephew liked it as well. I can't wait to take a good picture and change... Read more
Well, it's officially out of the bag...
Friday, January 30, 2009      5 comments

I have joined two cancer-related teams and agreed to co-lead one of them. Right now, I have gone through two chemo treatments and have been doing pretty well -- despite the hair loss. I even had a burst of energy the other day and shoveled the... Read more
More challenges than I bargained for...
Wednesday, January 21, 2009      2 comments

When I started with Spark People, I wanted to lose some weight, feel supported by a community of like-minded folks... Well, I haven't been around too much as of late. I am dealing with health issues that are quite pressing and I'm not quite re... Read more
Ack! Nutrition tracker!
Tuesday, September 09, 2008      0 comments

This nutrition tracker is kicking my rear! I spend at least an hour trying to find the foods I eat and input them manually. I don't eat half of the stuff that they have in the database, so... Good googly moogly!... Read more
Trying to get back in the exercise saddle
Tuesday, September 02, 2008      0 comments

I've been soooooo lazy. No, I wasn't lacking motivation -- just plain lazy. I succumb to the PEC (people eating couch) after work, read the paper, play online. I should be getting up early the next morning to workout. Sometimes I will get tw... Read more
Woohoo!!!! I did a Monday morning workout!
Monday, June 30, 2008      0 comments

I know I said that Monday mornings were nearly impossible, but I woke up this morning, determined to do it! I am so proud of myself! Gonna go for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday! *happy dancing all around* Hey! I think that... Read more
Baby steps.... Hey, it's progress!
Saturday, June 28, 2008      2 comments

Well, I managed to get up and workout Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Friday was a day off from work and I set my alarm to get up and workout anyway. It didn't happen... Let's just say, it was a date with the heating pad... At any rate... Read more

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