Congrats to our group of Stable Mables!! I just got out the pot lids and I'm parading through the kitchen creating a racket in your honor! FF
Carolyn, That's great! I really can't pick much at all or I gain. I should be able to eat more than I do with out gaining. I eat a yogurt for breakfast, salad for lunch or this low calorie veggies soup and a piece of fruit, and I eat a basic dinner. I can change it up a little. Maybe a veggie omelet here or there. A sandwich now and then or a snack, but that's it. If I go overboard with changes I gain. I exercise 20 minutes 2x a day almost everyday. I really am fighting against this weight! FF
Carolyn, I just picked up a few tops. My daughter works at a clothing store and gets a 40% discount at its sister stores. She can get me the discount. Also back in 2012 I was down at this weight. I had paced up the clothes and put them in a spare bedroom. I had got sick and changed drugs and added drugs. The drugs made me gain weight rapidly. I was in a medical diet of 800 calories and still gaining. I finally just gave up. I finally weaned myself off the one drug and started to be able to lose. I weigh just a little more than I did back then, but I'm a little thinner bc of my exercising! I found a few tops and capries in the box that will work. I might need two pairs. I still have more to lose, but I'm stoked for now! The picture I posted with my son is from 5 years ago. That's the size I am now! FF
Hello all, chocolate for me, too, this afternoon! Not quite sure where I will put it (but promise to make a valliant effort), as have just got back from a wonderful Easter lunch at my sisters. She is an excellent cook, and stays so calm (I panic dreadfully when I have to cook for visitors). We are all (took elderly parents over too) totally stuffed.
I have a lovely big egg, which I bought myself, but also made the mistake of stocking up on other chocolatey treats too (including choc orange, Carolyn (well, 2 actually!)), so not sure where to start.
Happy Easter, everyone!
Happy Easter all!! I caved! I bought hubby and I some chocolate yesterday. I made the mistake of going down the candy aisle. It kept calling out to me. I usually only shop the perimeter of the store. I only go down aisles if I need something. We were playing cribbage last night and hubby broke open the bags. They were fair game then! I'm trying to not over indulge, because I'm down 50 lbs now.
(The tramcars on the Seaton tramway terminating at Colyford are half full size. Getting up the stairs requires some agility. A long time ago when our son was in a backpack we had to pass him up the outside of the car)
Moijan Sounds like the journey pictured in the film 'The straight story' where the guy travels across part of America on a ride-on lawn mower to visit his brother.
Katey you've had lots of advice from amazing women whose stories can only give you encouragement. Can't say much more but send youu big hugs
great to hear about your driving exploits!
next time we 5 meet you could drive to Reading lol
howevr, now the tram fom colyford is extnding to Reading maybe you could all catch that?
Hi katey, try not to worry there are lots of different meds to take and I know someone who works in pharmaceuticals who told me there are lots more in the pipeline and will soon be there for us
Katey, I can say that when I get busy and focus on the positive I feel better. It is too easy to sit and mope! Btw I had 10 years between my primary and mets. My mets set up camp in my lungs along with a few friends! It is in most of the nodes in my chest and one spot in spine.
Janette, I didn't know about forums with my primary. That was 21 1/2 years ago. Maybe they didn't even exist then. I never felt the need for support witb my primary. I was under the naive impression that if you got breast cancer you treated it, moved on and pretty much end of story! I knew I f could come back but I thought it was extremely rare. I went on my merry way! Then my happy bubble got busted! I then felt the need to seek, info and understanding! FF
Welcome Katey, Happy you found some comfort! Very upset that you are so young and here! Just so unfair!! FF
I'm Katey-diagnosed with breast cancer at 27 years old in 2005 and then hit with secondaries in my spine in 2015... feeling massively anxious and this is my first time back on the forum in over 10 years... was worried coming on here would scare me but reading a few positive comments has made me feel better tonight 🙂
Never believe a word from Carolyn if it involves exercise, Charys! To be fair, though, she just can't at the moment - not for lack of wanting to, I'm sure!
Coffee and chat with you and Janey was great this morning, Carolyn. So nice to meet Janey. And I am seriously impressed with you driving, Carolyn. Very brave.
Hugs to all. Barton.x
Oooo Carolyn, you are really on the social rounds aren't you ! How much coffee and cake can one woman have in one day? LOLOL
The donkey story was absolutely true....and I was a mischievious spring chicken at the time!
oh, and if you bite deeply into a marsbar...your teeth will stick together too!
that picture of you pinning your knickers on the line is a really good likeness! Dont you think so, Barton?
And I can see the knickers might be a little small for you? Lol
(off to hide somewhere safe now)
Carolyn and Moijan - I am disgusted with you both! You, Moijan, for feeding a Mars bar to a donkey (what a waste of a good Mars bar!!!), and you, Carolyn, for laughing at the poor donkey! Someone call the RSPCA!
Hugs (also laughing). Barton.x
PS - Carolyn - yes, still on for coffee, and no thanks - I'll pass on those knickers!
Janette, Many years ago when on abraxane after a couple months all of my finger nails got a red line going across them. Then they all turned white/gray, then they started to smell and ooze and became very tender. It took them about a tear to heal and return to normal.
Over the years of treatments my nails have changed. Mine used t o have a nice curved arch to them. Now some of them are flat and if they get more than about a 1/4 inch long some of them want to curl under.I also get a lot of hang nails on ny hands and feet.
I don't know if all if this is treatment related or age. FF
Hello all, hope everyone is keeping as well as can be, except poor Carolyn and B! Colds!!! This time of year? It's just not on!
Carolyn, I think Moijan means the baby donkey (Corey's), that you thought was a lamb, when she refers to the donkey story.
Sorry to buck the trend, but I think the drinkable contrast for CT isn't too bad - tastes kind of aniseedy. I have only had that once, though - usually have the iodine injection thing that makes you feel all warm and as if you have wet yourself!
Good luck to anyone having scans, changing treatments (Nicky? and Angela60), etc.
I have an Onc appointment on Thursday, so went to docs for blood test after work today only to be told they have had to cancel as the spinner machine was broken! Will now have to go to the hospital tomorrow after work and sit and wait. Really annoying.
Chris, I don't blame Ladybird! That stuff is gross! You reminded me that I need an eye Dr appointment. I had one cataract done years ago, but it has some car tissue build up that needs corrected. Plus I need the other eye checked. Yuck more doctor appointments! FF