Monday, 21 September 2009

I Have Made a Decision.....

Well, I am totally fed up with my body even though it has served me well through chemotherapy and surgery and now radiotherapy. I am 2 stone overweight (28lbs) and I am fed up with being breathless. My once well toned arms through dog grooming and swimming are now not and I am fed up!

I have decided to really get back on track SENSIBLY!!!

I am going to re-join Weight Watchers on a Friday morning once I am through radiotherapy at the start of October. At the same time I am going to start my running programme (Running Made Easy by Zest). Again, I will start that at the begining of October. In the meantime, I am going to start walking in preparation for running.

The first thing I am going to do which I have never done before and I must admit, I really dont like the idea at all....... I am going to have a set of start photographs and measurements and I am going to visually document my battle with fat to keep me going.

I have done this before and I will do it again. I need to drop 2 dress sizes to get down to my previous size 8 (US size 4).

I feel as though my life has been on hold with cancer, continually feeling rubbish and ill and tired.... I know it will take me a while to recover but I must make a start for my physical and mental well being.

Don't worry, I have been a fitness freak all of my life. Before marriage I cycled 30 miles a day because I didn't have a car, I did aerobics twice a week, I swam every day and I weight trained seriously, my spot partner was a bloke and I could beat him with sit ups and with weights. I know my stuff and although I have never been this unfit in my entire life, I will do something else I have never done before..... I will start at the begining.

Wish me luck!


  1. Good luck!
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  2. Hi Sara
    Good Luck ...... you can do anything you put your mind to.
    You will do it.....

  3. I'll do better than luck, Sara - I'll pray ;)

    Guess what I did this morning, at around 4 am? I made a decision too! HA...and then, I came downstairs and chopped about two inches off of my head to get started, haha. Hey, that's a quick way to lost, what...maybe...a smidgeon of an ounce. Maybe.

    Seriously though...I'm understanding, with you in these thoughts and ready to get my butt in gear too.

    Just thought you'd enjoy that someone else is feeling the need along with you ;)

    Love to you today!

  4. You can do it but don't be so hard on yourself-chemo has done alot to your body.

  5. I wish you luck. I started exercising consistently about a month ago and feel much better. I was so weak after cancer treatments it was pathetic.

  6. I think it's more than wishing you luck...luck you don't need...I wish you stamina! I love that you are making a plan to regain life as you knew it and are looking ahead...that is such spirit and such hope! You've done this before...and you will do it again!! ♥

  7. Thanks for your comment on the video..I know its so inspiring ..A friend of mine with throat cancer posted it at her sight.As she said it brought her to tears but also moved her to keep fighting...

    I beleive now that you have fought through cancer Sara can do anything. Just take it a day at time and as your ready. HUGS

  8. You don't need us to wish you luck, Sarah. You have determination.

    It is a marvelous thing to find your physical strength coming back. It thrilled me like none other to realize what I was, once again, physically capable of. You will surprise yourself as well, I am sure.

  9. Sarah -

    Cancer really hurts our bodies, doesn't it? I, too, am desperate to lose weight (about 70 lbs!) and get some muscles back. I just want to start at the beginning too, so your post has inspired me. Good luck with your training - I know you'll do it!

    Wish me luck too!


  10. With your dtermination and spirit, you won't have a problem at all. I am just so glad for you to be almost done with treatment. How awesome!!! Now you can have your body back:)

  11. Hi Sara! I read your post and can really relate -- I'm a breast cancer survivor (3 and 1/2 years now) and I remember the days of fatigue and the weight gain! UGH!! It does take willpower but you sound like the type of person who has that! I am an avid runner and had to put that activity on "hold" for a few months while I went though the nasty chemo 3 years ago (I was 43 years old then and competed in 5-K races). Now I am back to running, not at my pre-cancer pace, but running, nonetheless. I'd love for you to visit my blog and chat. Take care and hang in there!

  12. I wish you all the best ... and it sounds like you are going to do it. I look forward to reading your posts.

  13. Hi Sara,

    Best of luck with your new fitness plan. I can relate- I have certainly put on more than a few pounds, especially when I was a higher dose of prednisone. I guess I don't mind having slightly larger breasts than I ever have before (ha ha ha) but in general, I would like to be in better shape. I'm kind of waiting until rads are over to start pushing myself though. I figure my body is going through enough right now. Don't be too hard on yourself! You've been through a lot!<3 <3 <3

  14. Good luck Sara! You can do this. But let me say that I believe size 6 is plenty small; let's call it the "new size 4," ok?


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