Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Hello- Tried it~ Tied it~

Well I tried the Cheap Trick Tuesday
(me at the 2011 Survivor Day Dinner)
I decided to play around with my necklaces and ribbon.
I like to buy ribbon in the .99 cent pile at the craft/fabric store when I see some I like.
Here are the 3 I have along with some ribbon that my mother-in-law used to wrap my birthday present- so that ribbon was free to me.  

Here are the 2 necklaces I picked from my my jewelry box :)

It can be as easy at just taking the 2 and tying them with a cool ribbon!

Gee~ I haven't been on in a while..........I wish it was because I was super busy with my 6 Week Plan, but I've had a nasty cold since the night of my birthday and just feel like crap.  I haven't done my video or my book in days- DEPRESSING!

The Survivor dinner was great and afterwards Rob and I went to the movies!  I really did miss my friend Betty as she was the one who got me to go to the dinner last year.  We were all to meet at the same table this year as we did last year.  Oh well- I'm sure she was with me in spirit.  I did see a couple of friends there.  I wasn't too happy with the "Stand up if you are a 5 year survivor......10 year"  O.K. he went on till I don't know what year maybe 15 and then there were none.  I don't know about everyone else there- BUT I did the math and that would make me less than 60.  I surely want to be around longer than that.   I realize a lot of survivors over 15 years probably stopped going to this dinner 10 years ago - but still.  I hated seeing less and less people standing as the years went on.  This topped with me doing a cancer calculator to see how many years my particular cancer can take off my life- really brings me down.  Why I did I do the calculator- I have no idea.  Why they even make such a thing- I don't know maybe there are people out there that prepared?  No thanks I'm not ready to prepare and so I hope that's O.K.  I think I've had cancer overload once again.  In my heart I feel like I'm done with cancer, but when I get sick and have aches and pains I think the worse.    
I continue to struggle - but I just pray and stay busy.
If you are going through HELL keep going.  
Winston Churchill

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Happy Birthday to ME!

Well it's cheap trick Tuesday and I am loving pearl and ribbon necklaces- ALWAYS.

So we can make these on our own with necklaces we already have and some ribbon that's hanging around.
This GIRL did it  
I'm gonna try to play around with some of my necklaces at home.

Somethings I LIKE lately:

NY&Co. has some cute things

Stretched Legs

Engagement Chicken-Goggle the recipe- YUM.
My Bday meal.

This haircut on one of my fav blogs

Reminds me
the birds I used to see entering the CITY.

Kitchen Shelves

Blue Beachy Boy Room
love the stripe

and cute guys in their tux

Aprons by
Lisa Garza

Grey Cardy Uggs to wear to pilates

 And my red rosary beads that I feel O.K. to carry in my pocket- like a travel rosary.
When I carry my other ones I'm always afraid I will lose them.

Thank you Jesus for this Birthday

Thursday, May 19, 2011


Well the Slim in 6 is harder than I thought- when I say that I mean for ME. Most would probably find it easy.

I love my REVIVE book and have been reading it everyday and doing what it suggested. 

So far:
NO sugar and taking glutamine every 4-6 hours
NO TV after 10
Morning Smoothie- Banana/Blueberry- Love it.
Back Release Exercise
and today breathing exercise

The smoothie contains:
1 Banana (frozen)
1 Cup Blueberries (frozen)
1/2 cup Almond Milk (unsweetened)
3-4 Tablespoons of Whey Protein Powder (I used Down to Earth brand)
1 Green packet -  I was told not to really use my green powder (the whole ER+ cancer thing I had),
but I am for now.
4 Ice cubes
1/2 Filtered Water

I think tomorrow I have to give up all processed foods- this will be very hard!!!!  I'm been loving my organic corn chips by Late July-the spicy ones.  :(

Also 2 mornings in a row I seen 130 at the scale..........well 130.9.  I'm so close to finally getting beyond the 130s- I can't get too excited that .9 could easily cause me some grief!!!!!!!!!!

Today I'm really feeling hungry and getting scared about giving up more stuff- I could feel myself wanting to cheat.  I was so happy when I got home after work to realize I had some smoothie leftover from this morning because it saved me!!!

I hope to get my shoes put away- there is no good way for me to organize/store them- I HAVE too many.  But I love them so I will not give anymore away- NO WAY!

My family is ready to kill- but I just can't figure out how to store them.
I had shoes all over my little house..............

I mean every shoe has a story/history

Like my black platforms from Scotland- or those red guys who just last weekend ended me in the bushes 
the vintage pair next to the red guys- who knows what story they have 

My dear sweet Wedding Shoes with my blue bird pin

why couldn't I have this many shoes???????


Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Meditation Music, Food, and Tennis Balls

Maple-glazed roast chicken Recipe delicious. Magazine free recipes
I'm loving this- they have it at Down to Earth- Yum Yum Yum
Especially with Matt's 3 Bean Salad- HEAVEN!

Relieve the pain in your neck
This is what I'm doing with the tennis balls!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Cheap Trick Tuesday

Well I haven't gotten anything too much.............but I'm really thinking about discontinuing my magazine subscriptions.  Sad- but sometimes I don't have time to look and then I end up with all these magazines I have to then throw them away.  Well I do go through and take out somethings I really like.

After thinking about it I realized there are some good catalogs magazine on-line for no charge.  They are no where near as exciting as my Elle, but I'm so into pictures that sometimes a mindless catalog will do.

With my new eating habit on way I've been treating myself to good music and nice pictures- WELL I am so in love with sweater Uggs lately and Ugg's catalog/lookbook for Spring is GORGEOUS- I want it just for the beautiful scenery.

Take a peek at some of my favs- linked to them- i hope

2nd Day on NO sugar and not so bad- tired but OK!
The 1st three days are suppose to be the worst
I've been eating all organic and no junk!
I will be starting on Smoothies in the morning and I also have to buy a can of tennis balls.
Changing up my sleep habits and learning some stretches as well.
ALL this is from the book:
I follow and read along day by day

Tomorrow I take my before picture
My Slim in 6 finally arrived so I will start that today-
AND I have a session at the Myers Center 148 Vestal Pkwy E
Vestal, NY 13850
(607) 757-0517  for my arm which will include a mini back massage- Yeah! 


Saturday, May 14, 2011

Walking Season/Awakening Season


Well I finally started walking my 2 miles- I'm gonna try and walk everyday.

On my first walk I seen a lot of litter along the way and well I picked up a card- WHY?  No idea- but I got a laugh when I turned it over and it read
"Your Key to Happiness"

Monday I start a 6wk Kick my Butt in Gear Program consisting of:

I never updated about the 4Wk program I did, but I actually liked it and found that I was more accountable for myself when I did it.

I lost 3lbs in 4wks which isn't bad considering losing weight is hard for me- either because I'm 40 or my medication- who really knows I just know it's taking longer than it ever has.  I may blog more while doing this 6Wk program or I may not blog at all- it's hard to tell.  I just know it will be hard because I'm giving up/changing up a lot of eating habits I've grown to love.  And when I say grown- I mean in more than 1 way.  

Doing this is going to be very hard for me because in all honesty I'm scared- I'm scared that I will start to eat better and take better care and then I'll get sick again and it will prove I have NO control over my body.  I know it's not true I do have some control, but I'm not there yet.  I feel very betrayed by my body- I thought I was pretty good to my body.  Well - I KNOW I wasn't and I had plenty of room for improvement.  Now that I am High risk- I must take better care of my body.  And if I do get sick again I will hopefully be in good enough shape to get rid of it and take treatment again.  I don't even like to think of that, but it may be the only way I FINALLY get my butt in gear.  I see/read about people who need treatment, but their body just can't handle it and I really don't want that to be the case.  My body did pretty damn well considering all the crap that was done to it.  Prayer and probably the fact that I did take pretty good care helped.  I am so grateful for my fairly easy treatment.  I prayed so hard when I was sick and I still pray, but mostly for others.  I will definitely start praying for God's help - I need strength!  I need to follow God like I did when I was getting surgery, treatment and so on.  The thought of God being there to take my hands and guide me along is so important to me- I can't do it without him.  This little fact that I keep overlooking (God will lead) may be the one thing I was missing to actually move on with my life.         

ps- I'm also thinking maybe just maybe God left me that Happiness card on my walk!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Veggie Wedgie Wednesday

Cauliflower and it's good friend turmeric

Cauliflower and turmeric are very yummy together and yesterday at my mom's we made some and it was soooo good.
When we make it we just use Olive Oil, Turmeric, Black Pepper, and Sea Salt:
Recipes do need to be tweaked at times

The turmeric gives such a nice golden color to the cali
I also made asparagus last night with this recipe:

Well Lucas wouldn't eat it because of the lemon zest so NOTE to ME- skip the lemon zest!
I thought it was good -super easy to make and there sure is a lot of asparagus at our grocery store.

The above link at Tastespotting has a recipe for cauliflower pictured above and some great information on the benefits of turmeric- AND when I seen Dr. Deng at Sloan he suggested I take a supplement of turmeric:
There are some very promising studies on turmeric and cancer!!!!!
Read up on turmeric there's other great stuff about this guy.

I take 1 -2x a day.   

Saturday, May 7, 2011

I love HAIR!!!

I think Reese's hair in her new movie is beautiful!

Wanna do this do -

So you're a BRAT and have longer hair- do this do-

Now I always like Nicole Richie's duds- but even she traded her hippie style after seeing Reese

Yes there she is buying the goods

And here she is at The Met Gala-2011

Nicole's BLOG for all things Nicole