Friday, October 17, 2008

Weekly Weigh In: A Pink Post

This month is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and a ton of my favorite bloggers have already talked about it. Breast cancer has touched my life in more ways than I'd like to think about. My aunt is a survivor. My mom has had a few biopsies to see if her lumps are or are not cancer. I have friends whose moms, sisters, aunts are dealing with the disease. I'm an avid GMA watcher and love Robin Roberts (and her funky hair!)... people, the disease is everywhere. Take care of yourself. Check your boobies for lumps. Buy a fun lunchbag that supports breast cancer awareness (I've had one since last year, it's insulated and it rocks!). Participate in one of the many breast cancer walks or runs that go on this month or in the spring. DO SOMETHING.

On the other hand, I gained a bit this week, just about 1.5 pounds. Ugh. I'm getting so sick of this plateau/maintaining/whatever awful name we want to give it. I think part of it is that I've become active again after not doing much for two weeks, plus, it's that TOM. Lovely. I'm sure next week will be MUCH better.

Have a good weekend! Enjoy the lovely fall weather!

4 comments: Lose 80 Pounds said...

I am a regular boobie-checker! Back in 2003 I felt a lump in my left breast, went for a mammogram and was in surgery for a lumpectomy all in a matter of days. I was only 29. It turned out to be non-cancerous but it was scary nonetheless. The scar I have reminds me that it could've been much worse. Just because there's not a history of breast cancer in my family doesn't mean that I'm not at risk.

As for your gain...I know how you feel. I've been basically the same weight for what seems like forever. But like I told my husband this morning, "it's better than being 220," and actually, if I hadn't started WW when I did, I have no doubt that I'd be about 250 today. So I'll take maintaining or up a pound or two here and there over the alternative any day. =)

RooBabs said...

Hooray for boobie checks! A few months back I had a lump checked out, and an ultrasound confirmed it was nothing- luckily. My mom is almost 54 and she's only had one mammogram- I just don't know how to get it in her head that she should get checked.

Anyway, don't worry about your gain. Next week will be better for sure. And great job with your running (whether it's a.m. or p.m. doesn't matter- it's what works best for you!

MizFit said...

Im gonna do one more pinklink post I think (before oct is over) so I shall link this as well.

have a good celebratory (wink) weekend KIKI.

Ill be thinking about you.

Chrissie said...

Sorry to hear about the gain...but you'll get it off. I am a huge breast cancer supporter. I have changed my Just Chrissie blog to tribute Brest Cancer.