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.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Commit2Fit Day 14

I am learning some things about myself - my behavior & habits. I shared them today during our Commit2Fit meeting.

I already have admitted to eating way too much sugar. Today, while I was talking about my food choices, I realized that I eat way too much salt, too! But, mostly I am finding out that I am pretty random about how I go through my day. I guess I always knew that, but this program requires that I actually have a plan. And that is spilling over into other areas besides food. Of course I am not the perfectly Zen organized type A person yet - but I think I may be moving in that direction!

Drank all my water! 12 cups! And ate pretty well, My Food Diary.

During the meeting today we learn 2 new Life Habits. Tomorrow I will add Commit2Fit Life Habit 3 to my routine - gotta get a certain amount of carbs and proteins in each of our small meals. How much of each? Well, you need to come to the meetings to find out! Send me an email and I will tell you more.

We also measured our parts. Heather brought one of those little machines that measures your body fat and figures your BMI - my body fat is still high, and my measurements really haven't changed much. Even though I have lost 8 pounds and I feel better.

It's that exercise thing - gotta do it. When did I say I was going to start? Tuesday!