In March 2018 I joined WW. On July 16, 2019 I achieved goal weight (a healthy BMI). That was a 90+ pound weight loss. On July 24, 2019 I was diagnosed with breast cancer and learned it had already spread to my bones, liver and adrenal gland. (The next year it spread to my brain. ) I canceled my WW membership and focused on survival. I’ve described myself as a MBC thriver. Why thriver and not survivor? The simple answer is that I will not survive MBC.
A few weeks ago I decided that I need to focus more at being a thriver. A thriver flourishes and progresses. I am working with a trainer to regain some balance and mobility. I rejoined WW to reach a healthy BMI and stop my cycle of emotional eating that is related to my three-week chemo cycle. I don’t know how long my oncology team can keep my cancer controlled but I do know that I will try to live my life so that I support their efforts and my desire to grow old with my husband.
“I know nothing stays the same
But if you’re willing to play the game
It’s coming around again
So don’t mind if I fall apart
There’s more room in a broken heart” (Carly Simon)