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Hello, all!
I am Kat, 49 years old and living and working in Cyprus. married to Gerry, and with two wonderful kids, Jack and Marininio.
Gods! I wish losing weight was simple! I hate diets, but must get going and lose those wretched excess kilos!

I work as Deputy Superintendent of our Radiology unit at the New Ammochostos General Hospital here in Deryneia, Cyprus, and this takes up most of my time, as I work very odd shifts...Despite this, Gerry and I have embarked on a calorie shift diet which helps, and , even if hours and things don't give me much leeway, I am determined to lose that weight by Christmas!

My goal in life is to be happy and to make others happy too!

Update-I have been recently diagnosed with breast cancer and am now post-op and awaiting chemo. It is not as bad as it sounds, the CT was clear, so no known metstases...let's hope all will go well!!!

Further Update- I am now doing chemo and things appear to be going well...of course I will know more when my next set of blood tests come through with the cancer markers, but I am hoping it is good news as the bone scan was clear too!!!

Update- I look like I saw a ghost and lost all my hair!!!! I changed my profile picture to a more recent one- and I have even less hair now than I did in that photo! I am sue it will all grow back tho- just a shock every time I look in the mirror!!! Next cycle of chemo-Wednesday 18th!

Update-I have now started my second round of chemo-taxol and herceptin-not as many side effects, thank God- things going well by all accounts!

Update- now on six-monthly appointments at the Oncologist...Good sign! Work is taking its toll, I wish I could gracefully retire and just do what i need to do at home...fat chance tho...

Update: Been away since I fell and broke my arm and dislocated my knee in December...Not much fun, I grant you...I am getting there though...hopefully back on my full feet soon :-)

Update, 12/03/2017 :- Back on butt again with dislocated knee...three years on from the last episode...

Found this on a friend's page- so very inspirational and full of a lot of truth :-


* Take a 10 - 30 minute walk every day. And while you walk, smile.
It is the ultimate anti-depressant.

* Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day. Talk to God about what is going on in your life.

* When you wake up in the morning complete the following statement, "My purpose is to_____today. I am thankful for ____."

* Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.

* Drink tea and plenty of water. Eat more fruits and vegetables.

* Try to make at least three people smile each day.

* Don't waste your precious energy on gossip, issues of the past, negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.

* Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a college kid with a maxed out charge card.

* Life isn't fair, but it's still good.

* Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.

* Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

* You are not so important that you have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

* Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present.

* Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

* No one is in charge of your happiness except you.

* Frame every so called disaster with these words: "In five years, will this really matter?"

* Forgive everyone for everything.

* What other people think of you in unimportant. Truth is, they're probably not thinking of you at all.

* GOD heals everything -- but you have to ask Him first.

* However good or bad a situation is, it will change. Change is the ONLY constant in the universe.

* Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch!

* Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.

* Each night before you go to bed complete the following statements: "I am thankful for _____. Today, I accomplished ____."

* Remember that you are too blessed to be stressed.

* When you are feeling down, start listing your many blessings. You'll be smiling before you know it!

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Member Since: 10/8/2006

Fitness Minutes: 28,516

My Goals:
1)To lose those pesky Kilos!
2)To get a healthier lifestyle for me and the family.
3)Just to be happy!
4)To beat breast cancer and live again!

My Program:
1)To get from 90 kilos to 60 kilos by the new year.

2)To commit to at least 15 mins of exercise a day!

3) To keep to the program no matter what.

Personal Information:
I am Kat, and I live and work in Cyprus. I am married to Gerry and have two wonderful kids, Jack and Marininio. I am deputy superintendent of the xray dept of our local hospital, I work incredibly stupid hours, and this makes keeping to a diet very difficult at times!

I need motivation frequently and I find that I get a lot here. Work keeps me from being able to do my diet properly and I find that I stray more than I should. I hope to be able to improve on this very soon.

Other Information:
I love reading, cooking, making friends, Horse riding, swimming, and many other things too numerous to mention!!

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  • v YICHE12
    emoticon Hello there. I just want to extend a warm emoticon to you for having joined the SP Community Team. It's great having having you here with us. emoticon
    90 days ago
    Welcome to the SP Community Team!!
    93 days ago
  • v DDOORN
    Welcome to the All Health Professionals SparkTeam!

    So pleased you've joined our Team! I LOVE seeing the SPARK spreading around the globe! :-)

    Taking care of ourselves ROCKS! Building a new & healthy lifestyle and practicing what we preach is what All Health Professionals and SparkPeople is all about!

    Looking forward to having you share your SPARK with our Team!

    Don, Co-Leader of All Health Professionals SparkTeam
    230 days ago
    Thanks for your comments on my page
    After what you have been thru
    Why not made an easy start with an eating pattern?
    You will find details on my blog about intermittent fasting(not as scary as it sounds)
    cheers and regards richard
    545 days ago
    Hope you are fully recovered
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    Cheers Richard
    562 days ago
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