I'll never capitalize cancer

I have alot going on in my life, more than just cancer and chemo. Sure it's a big part of my life right now, but it's not the most important part of my life. You will never see me spell it with a capital "c".

I'm a Wife and Mom. I love my Family. I have good Friends. We do fun stuff and dumb stuff and sometimes we argue and then we laugh again. We go to work and to the grocery store and we go swimming and have birthday parties and get ready for the first day of school.

I keep saying that I don't want ovarian cancer to define me, but sometimes I just can't help it.

A good friend put it this way for me "cancer may be defining your life for the moment, but it is not your entire life. You seem to just make time for it." That made me feel better.

If you want to see it from the beginning, my cancer story begins in March.

The rest of my story is happening now.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Commit2Fit Day 10

Today was my daughter's "End of the School Year" party. They had a Nursery Rhyme Field Day. Her teachers are very creative. It was funny to watch 3 & 4 year olds doing relays and races. Of course it always was a tie and everyone was a winner.

But more fun to watch was their interaction. In between the fun, they were having intense conversations, as if discussing the Presidential primaries or gas prices.

Of course I took video - I had a Hi 8 video camera on a tri-pod and a pocket digital video camera and a still camera. There were several parents with cameras - watching and chasing the kids around the field - we were like Preschool Paprazzi.

I think this may be where I insert some YouTube video - I will have to go read up on how to do that, but it should be fun to watch.

And I think I may be cured of my pizza obsession. You can see here in My Food Diary that I had pizza again for lunch today. The party menu was pizza and cookies. Sometimes I wonder if I should be concerned about so much fun food at school. Then she came home with a Summer Suvival kit full of things to read and color and do, and a goody bag full of candy. But as long as she is active and learns how to make good food choices and is getting good stuff at home, I suppose that is part of the fun of being a kid.

Days are getting hotter, I need to start carrying a cooler bag with water in my car again. And I need to be sure to keep snacks with me. When I miss my snack time it usually is because I am out running errands and I want to avoid buying a candy bar or getting a drive thru burger. That is something that I think I used to do often. These past several days I can feel the hunger, my stoach grumbles. I don't remember that happening before. Now that I am more aware of my food, I make the effort to stay away from those things.

It must be working, I am down a couple more pounds. This is kind of exciting. I'm curious and actually am looking forward to taking my measurements this weekend.

Enjoy your day!