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Apr 3, 2019 03:13PM
Hurrah ladies! So nice to see so many familiar faces and some new ones on this thread! Let's do this!
My story - I've fluctuated on my weight too. I gained a lot of weight through work, then went on a health kick around 2012 and was super fit around 2014, then got married in 2015, then gained about 10 lbs a year in a happy marriage LOL. The good news is, I know my husband really loves me through "thick and thin". The bad news is that it could very well have contributed to the lump I discovered in 2018. It was an eye opener for me, so right away I focused on my health again - and since Aug. 2018 lost 30 lbs! But I still have 10-15 more lbs weight loss to go and the past month or two I've really stagnated on the weight loss. So I could absolutely use the help and encouragement to push through to my goal and then stay on it!
My focus wasn't to lose weight, it was to eat what would help prevent the breast cancer from coming back, and stop eating what was not good for breast cancer. I researched a lot of sites and tried to come up with the things that were common threads between the medical community and the holistic community. This site I found pretty helpful: https://foodforbreastcancer.com/. Based on all my research, I resolved to cut sugar, cut carbs, drink green tea instead of coffee, cut dairy and cut red meat. I'm finding alternatives to be able to enjoy delicious foods - the no sugar is the hardest, but I'm discovering recipes like Almond Butter Cookies sweetened with honey, which is actually good in helping reduce the recurrence of breast cancer!
PurpleCat - I'm also on MyFitnessPal! I have an Apple Watch to track my steps. I think 5 lbs a month is a very realistic goal.
Salamandra - MyFitnessPal has been useful for me and PurpleCat, it has nutrient and macro trackers too and has helped me uncover what works / doesn't work for me personally. Agree these types of anniversaries are hard. We lost our little Kit Kat around this time last year and I've been thinking about her non-stop.
Ingerp - so glad you've joined and already lost 35 lbs! Hope you stay with us on this!
RiRi11 - yay and welcome!
Jaboo - awesome study, thx for sharing! I will dive into it more tonight after work.
InnaB2018 - hello! Your plan sounds great, I need to up the exercise like you. Hopefully you can stay active and still healthy at the all-inclusive resort.
GreenHarbor - I need to up the exercise! Inspiring that you've joined a gym and been consistent.
Here Domino and Tucker are helping me work out, to help keep us motivated on getting the exercise portion in too:
9/7/2018, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 2/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH)
9/18/2018 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel
10/29/2018 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)