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In January of year, I was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer. What a shock that was! After surgery, I was informed that I would be on chemotherapy for 6 months. The last thing in the world I wanted was chemo. My doctor convinced me it was necessary to my survival.

Chemotherapy was the worst experience of my life! The first three months were the worst. They threw everything including the kitchen sink at this disease and I was so sick I wanted to die. However, I have strong faith and drawing closer to my God pulled me through this nightmare. I am so grateful for His help.

After 3 month of torture, my meds were changed so they wouldn't be so hard on me. I started feeling slightly better. All the while I was sick,I kept logging into SparkPeople everyday. Keeping track of my meals (or lack of them). I was able to takes mini walks with Leslie Sansone. It wasn't much but, they made me feel a little stronger. I didn't blog or comment much at all in my teams. I didn't feel up to it.

Finally, after 9 months I was pronounced cancer free! My CT scan came out very well. I still have side-effects of the chemo, but I have returned to a full exercise program. Eating is still a bit of a problem. My appetite is very sketchy. What I used to love to eat now doesn't work. I'm working on new things to try!

It feels good to be back in control of my life again. This time, it's for the rest of my life! Woo hoo!!!

Motivational Quotes - "Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars!" - Les Brown

"Even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there." - Will Rogers

"Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal"- Hannah More

Member Since: 9/23/2009

Fitness Minutes: 231,029

My Goals:
Goals for the remainder of 2019

1.) I have committed to exercise in some form at least 6 days a week.

2.) Keep following my healthy diet.

3.) Keep forming good habits.

4.) Reaching Onederland by the end of 2019!

5.) No eating after 8pm.

6.) Reducing fat,sodium and sugar in my diet.

7.) Eating more fruits and veggies.

My Program:
Take it one day at a time.

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