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Aug 2, 2012 09:53AM
I realize that I could vary my exercise routine more, but I go for simple and effective. So crunches on an exercise ball, followed by four different routines with 10 lb free weights. I do this weekdays and work in at least one mile of walking. As I am training for a second double century cycling event, I get in a lot cycling, mostly weekends. Last Saturday's hilly 50 miler kicked my butt!
Yesterday's walk was about 3 miles to bank, market (vegetables, including fresh beans!), and meeting a friend at the wine bar with another stop for tea candles on the way home. I will need to buy beans again today as gave away most of them to my friend and wine bar manager. (Sometimes I tip with vegetables.)
I thought that I would be left with relatively thin hair, but now see that mine didn't grow in all at once. It took about another year for the hair around my temples to fill in, and I think the same was true elsewhere. Mine now needs another shot of color which I will give it later today.
I still eat meat, having elk sausage for dinner last night. YUM!!! I avoid soy, but that is about the only dietary change I have made. We have wonderful bakeries here in Seattle, so often have something yummy, or some amazing bread. I bring back fresh eggs from my cycling adventures. We have amazing salmon here too. Just broil with a bit of butter and dill.
One new starch I have discovered this year is farro. We have some grown in Eastern WA, by Bluebird, made from Emmer wheat. I cook as rice, but it takes about 70 minutes, not 45. Nutty and delish, but not cheap. YUM!!!
I need to get moving on eating up the tomatoes and raspberries, plus cook up the purple carrots and beets. No, I don't need anything special to help with the digestion. With all the veggies I eat plus exercise, things work just fine.
Plus, I now follow something that I realized earlier this year during one morning in church: we eat far too much, but don't feast nearly enough! I treasure every single day, and make sure I take every opportunity to celebrate.
Completed all treatment (AC +T, lumpectomy, radiation and 5 years of AIs - anastrazole). Now celebrating every single day for the wonderful life I have been granted.
8/2009, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 1/21 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- (FISH)