Dana Does Cancer

Good Morning! It's been a long time since I used this blog. I've decided that I had so much success using this blog as a tool to lose 100 pounds, I'm going to blog my way as I fight cancer To The Best of My Ability.

Yep, it looks like I have rectal cancer. There is a 20 mm tumor in the old poop shoot. Just shows Heavenly Father has a sense of humor. Seems a fitting consequence for being an asshole for the first half of my life. (my two children will verify this) The good news it's not gone to the lymph nodes per the CT scan, I will get the results of a PET scan, along with a port for chemo Monday or Tuesday. And so it begins...

I have every reason to be optimistic. It's still early. I'm still  going to need radiation and chemo to shrink the tumor and wait 5-6 weeks and have a resection, then more chemo is needed. I am grateful for health insurance, though I can't work for at least six months, maybe more. When I went to the surgeon on Friday he told me I was…

Lazy Sunday

A lazy Sunday watching Netflix resting my back and my hip. I have the afternoon to myself. Eating not been so good. I haven't walked in a few days because my hip is been really acting up.
Not going to freak and I am just up a pound. I am in it for the long hall. I will just keep pressing forward. LDS women's meeting was last night. My biggest take away from that meeting was that life is made up of moments. Choose to be happy in the moment. I know for me that's when I feel joy. When I am in the moment and it always involves people that I love. 
Also associate with people that make you want to be better. I feel surrounded with those kinds of people. Everybody needs their very own cheerleader. I try to be a cheerleader in return. 
Back to Netflix! 
Keep the mood and the food real........

Day 2

Wow! I made it to another day. Things are going good. I had a egg white sausage and cheese omelet. It was delish. Then I went for a 2 mile walk. I love waking up early and getting out now that it is a little  cooler. I have almost all my homework done. That never happens. I really enjoy the family history classes.

 Cassie and the girls went to see Wicked last night. Tonight Dan and Cassie will go see Def Leopard. Lots of fun. 

Keep the mood and the food real......................

Never Give Up

I was pretty sure I had forgotten how to even use blogger. Blogger didn't make it easy, but I figured it out. I have really started to get down to business in the weight loss department. Looking for a way to be held accountable and successful. I know that keeping a journal was I huge reason for my success a few years ago. I weighed this morning and I weighed 229.6 lbs. That is down from my highest regain weight of 255. I am doing using a Weight Watcher app and it has really helped. Started walking again about a year ago with a new walking buddy, but have not been consistent. I will walk about 3-4 days a week. Better then nothing, but not good enough. Will do better.

Ok let's see if I can do this again tomorrow!

Keep the mood and the food real........................
WIZARD THE WONDER DOG! He is sad cause all the people who drop food to him have gone on vacay.  I miss them too Buddy!

Back Again

Well here I am again today.  I really don't know what to write but I was so excited to see that my sweet friends remember me.  I got up early this morning and walked 2 miles.  I have found a new walking buddy and that helps so much!  I am living with my daughter and her family since returning from Utah about a year ago.  I do like it and love having my Gkids around all the time.

 Anywoo.....they went to a family reunion and will be out of town till next week.  I did some just me grocery shopping and it was nice.  I don't usually food shop, or if I do it's for the family.  My family eats at all different times so I have been just grabbing some healthy take outs and eating when I want.  It's not like that all the time, but sometimes.If I am eating usually I have 5 faces in my face trying to "have just a bite".  Actually that has helped me not eat so much.

It's been an adjustment living with 5 kids and 2 more adults.  I am working doing house cleaning and e…


Putting my toe in the water.  I enjoyed blogging so much and I know that it was a huge reason I succeeded in the past.  I gain back almost all my weight back.  I just didn't think I deserved it.  I haven't had a computer for a long time either.  I just got a new one and realized I really did miss not having my own.

So I need to go and see what everyone else has been up to.

keep the mood and the food real.........