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.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Commit2Fit Day 2

This takes some effort.

All the way around, or maybe it is just that I am being more conscientious about my day.

Here's My Food Diary, and I did get all my water - 12 cups!

I need to be sure to keep the water bottle with at all times. That really does make it easier. I remember quite a few years ago I took a sailing vacation to St Bart's (this was before everyone in the US was drinking bottled water) And people were on the beach and the little vafes and riding their Vespas and they all carried drinking water bottles with them. Usually it was a huge Evian bottle. So now I just imagine that I am being very European on my little Carribbean Island vacation with my very cool Advocare water bottle!

I was so busy getting ready for the Commit2Fit group session last Saturday, that I did not keep up with my days - I started my cycle Sunday. Bonus info for some of you, but the point is - no wonder I have been so hungry! I crave carbs, lots of sugar on these days. So instead of the MNS Max Energy that I usually take, I switch over to MNS Max Apetite Control and add in some Carb-Ease.

I never really kept track of my food before. I know it is one of the most important things that you can do when you are on a weight management plan, but I just ket a running total in my head - or at least I thought I was.

When you see it all laid out in front of you it makes a difference. I see that I don't really eat that much, but I sure get alot of junk carbs i.e. sugar. I am sure there will be days that I get 5000 calories in the day, but that is not normal.

And I usually do eat more often than I have these past couple of days, this is not normal. It's all the distractions.

By the way, you can comment on these posts. I would like to hear how the rest of you are doing.

I know I have talked about the food and calorie thing alot, but really this week is just about the water. Life Habit 1 - drink 12 cups of water each day and NO soda.

Good Luck!