Good morning, world! Time for a cancer update!

Hey, guess what? It's been five months plus one day since my lumpectomy! So I thought I'd just let you know how I'm doing, boob-wise. My scar is still very visible but seems to be healing nicely. Actually, I have two of them, one right on the booby itself and one under the arm from … Continue reading Good morning, world! Time for a cancer update!

My new diet: eat whatever you want, any time you want!

So hey, everyone, don't know if you remember a few years ago when I was touting the "No S Diet," invented by Reinhardt Engels. He's an engineer so it MUST be good, right? The basic premise was (and still is, I'm pretty sure!) that you eat three meals a day with no snacks, sweets, or … Continue reading My new diet: eat whatever you want, any time you want!

Balancing “Body Positivity” with “Ouch, my bones!”

Well, howdy, friends, relatives, and well-wishers! As promised last week, I've got some thoughts on what to do now that my breast cancer seems to be cured. To whit, my weight! Long-time readers may recall that last November, when I transitioned the blog from "weight loss" to "all cancer, all the time" like Debbie Downer … Continue reading Balancing “Body Positivity” with “Ouch, my bones!”

Week Three — Almost Free!

That's right, y'all -- just three more days (including today) and I'm DONE with my four weeks of radiation treatments! Although that means I'll have to find some other motivation to get out of bed in the morning, especially since we just started Daylight Savings Time out here. Still, I'm gonna try to get out … Continue reading Week Three — Almost Free!

Week Two Is Through, Weight Loss Tips for Cancer Patients (really? yes!) and the 5-to-1 Rule with Bob and Brad!

Well, hello everyone! Week Two of radiation therapy is through, and by the time you read this, I'll be halfway through Week Three! It may seem counterintuitive to talk about losing weight being a positive thing when you've got cancer. However, as many fellow breast cancer patients can testify, there definitely are some people who … Continue reading Week Two Is Through, Weight Loss Tips for Cancer Patients (really? yes!) and the 5-to-1 Rule with Bob and Brad!

Now the news you’ve REALLY been waiting for — did I lose any weight this week??

Hey, I know we're all excited about the presidential election, but if you can just keep your nail-biting to a minimum for a few minutes, let me give you the REALLY important news of the day: 198.2 Well, down a pound ... not quite what I was hoping for, but better than I expected, especially … Continue reading Now the news you’ve REALLY been waiting for — did I lose any weight this week??

Just a flesh wound!

Yeah, it's a teensy little gain: 198.0 But it could have been worse! Last week, in case you didn't notice, I took the week off and did one of my legendary "road trips" to beautiful Phoenix, Arizona, where it only got up to about 122 degrees Fahrenheit at, um, 9:00 AM. So not too bad, … Continue reading Just a flesh wound!

Back From the Brink!

Good morning, everyone! Sorry to be a little late. I'm been mixing my Trader Joe's Breakfast Blend (coarse grind) with some pre-Covid era decaf, in order to save on trips to the store, so I'm having a little trouble getting completely awake and alert! Hopefully that'll be remedied soon (hint hint), but meantime, I'm thrilled … Continue reading Back From the Brink!

My well of catchy blog titles is empty right now, sorry!

Yeah, it's Wednesday and it's Weigh-In Time, but for the life of me, I can't think of a catchy title today! Just can't seem to get those ... things ... you know, in my head ... working ... Yeah, well, guess I'm not the only one, huh? Anyhoo, let's do the weight first because it's … Continue reading My well of catchy blog titles is empty right now, sorry!

Wednesday Wildflower Walk Weigh-In!

Good morning, peeps! Great to see you! How are you holding up? Feel free to rant in the comments! First things first: the weigh-in! 197.4 Down a pound, which is nothing to sneeze at! And speaking of sneezing ... yours truly saw some lovely wildflowers on a hiking trail in an undisclosed location in the … Continue reading Wednesday Wildflower Walk Weigh-In!