Monday, July 25, 2011

Motivate me Monday: Eat Good & Love

Well I'm hoping to get cooking more and as I browse recipes on the web- there are 2 sites I LOVE   
The Parsley Thief
Smitten Kitchen

I've linked to the recipes....some of these really caught my eye.

Sugar Snap Pea Salad

BBQ Chicken

Miso Soup with Sweet Potatoes and Bokchoy 

Just a little bathing suit reminder for motivation................ 

for your man:
Skirt Steak with Bloody Mary Tomato Salad

Sauteed Spinach

Flat Breads with Honey, Thyme and Sea Salt

Summer LOVE

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Fashion Friday


Who wants cake?




Hippy chicks
NY Clothing ;)

and if i had a 3 year old again this would be the party

The Sweetest Occasion

Some favs from Crewcuts

My blood test was NORMAL!  YEAH!!!!! 6 months of NO tests!!!!!!!

Weight Watchers up .6  :(
Did receive a charm.....I'll explain later about that.   

Thankful Thursday

Kids and water....................

I love watching kids jump in water~

calling doc's office tomorrow to get my blood test results explained to me
the 2 test for tumor markers i'm able to view on-line are
CEA- Carcinoembryonic Antigen
range: 0-5.0 ng (i believe is normal range)
here's my history
2/2010- 0.6 ng
5/2010- 1.6 ng
1/2011- 1.0 ng
7/2011- 0.9 ng  

2nd one is
CA 15-3 Cancer Antigen 15-3
range: 0-36 units (i believe normal range)
here's my history
2/2010- 6 units 
5/2010- 4 units 
1/2011- no measurable units (not sure what that means)
7/2011- 8 units

I have no idea what this really all means - but it is nice to be able to view it I think.  When I talk to someone tomorrow I'll ask what exactly it means- I'm pretty sure I'm in the normal range.  I just wonder if it's OK for the numbers to go up.  Not sure if it really matters because this is just a tool it's not really that simple.  This test won't tell if I have early stage cancer, but it may hint that a tumor is active.

Weighed in with my trainer tonight and no weight change- but I did lose an inch my my measurement around my bust.  We know my bust has gotten smaller so she insists my back has gotten better.  Also lost an inch in my waist.  It can be very discouraging and I swear my tamoxifen is making it so hard to lose and I didn't take it for a few days just to see and I think I feel better - not so full around my middle and I don't feel so old when I work out- BUT the guilt and worry of not taking it is not good. 
 I'm back on it :(
Sometimes I think if I could finally cut out all bad food and only eat good organic food with no meat I would feel more confident to not take my tamoxifen.  I'm feeling more confident about my body being able to fight off cancer cells.  I know tamoxifen increases my odds of survival by 10% so I better just keep on.  :)       
I learned some new cardio tips so that may help fight my tamoxifen.