The SINS challenge has been a wonderful push of motivation and inspiration for me. All these bloggers are so incredible!! I'm doing really well and sticking to my daily goals which is, of course, getting me closer to my short and long term goals. Yesss!! Love how I'm feeling, thinking and living these days!
I've lost 3 pounds in the past 12 days! Whoohooo!! That makes a total of 9.8 pounds since January. How joyfully awesome is THAT number?!? My reward today was fitting comfortably into a pair of very cute capris in a size smaller than I've been wearing. Yay!! Of course, there are lots of other rewards too. I feel generally better, less pressure on my sore post-chemo knees, I'm stronger (and strong IS the new skinny, in case you haven't heard), I'm making better food and portion size choices without feeling deprived, less emotional eating, and all these powerful anti-cancer foods are working their magic to help keep me in remission. That's just to name a few.
One of my original goals for the SINS blogger challenge was to lose an additional 7 pounds by April 23. I am very sure that I can reach that goal, so I'm bumping it up. My new goal is to lose 12 more pounds by April 23. That would bring me down to pre-cancer #2 treatment weight. That will totally rock!
I am becoming more gracious and loving towards my body, and learning to accept it as it is right now. My body has been through soooo much the past 2 years. I've had 2 major surgeries, 2 minor out-patient surgeries, several CT scans, a few PET scans, 6 weeks of radiation, and 6 chemo treatments. And this body is still goin' strong! I am deeply thankful for my health and the ability and opportunity to improve it.
I shared my very honest, though not very self-kind, feelings about my body and the role it may have played in my cancers in this post. Ironically, as I lose weight I am realizing that there is just no place for that kind of negative thinking or energy. One of my dearest friends, Christine wrote me an email after reading that post. She graciously gave me permission to share part of it here. She wisely said, "
- 2 time ovarian cancer Survivor, Advocate for ovarian cancer awareness & research, Teacher of Zen Method Tai Chi, Blogger, sharing the wonderment and power of essential oils, proud fan of Cathe Friedrich's workouts, Reiki practitoner, A Course in Miracles student, paper crafter