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The Audacity To Live...

I've been moving and shaking in the myeloma community, and it feels good!
Anyone who has wandered onto my blog, know that I'm doing and feeling well...
Sort of, as I did have walking pneumonia some weeks back. If it's not one thing it's another. I'll have my labs drawn and a follow-up in a few weeks and pray there won't be any hiccups in my remission stage.


Well just to get you up to speed, I did a presentation at Mount Sinai Hospital on the Stain of Racial Disparities as it relates to Multiple Myeloma. I touched on the way of the few African American advocates with this disease; We're far and few between, yet cover this beast in higher incidences. Apparently, this conversation has opened up the door to more discussions such as this, and I'm happy to keep at it!

I've been working on a fitness coaching/ trainer business and look forward to our website in a few months, or sooner. So I know exercise can be a sore subject for many, as who has the abili…
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Still Kicking and Moving All Around

Hey Everyone,

I'm doing well on this end. I'm currently in remission, and my follow-up next week will actually reconfirm that. We will also discuss the next steps.

A lot has taken place this year and I'm just moving with the flow of things. I've been doing my share of writing via different formats online, so I'm excited about helping those also going through myeloma or any other blood-related cancer. I know this is still a harsh struggle for so many of my fellow MM's.
I know in the past few months a few people I follow on social media have had a time with the prognosis of their disease, and one has recently passed away. When I hear stories like this it reminds me, that no matter remission this is still a blunt reality that never leaves you. I will always be on pins and needles, as so many of us living this new life. However, with that said I'm LIVING MY BEST LIFE and doing what I want to do, with a great bunch of friends and family in my corner.

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Low to No Sugar updates- Week 1

It's been just about a week within this challenge, and one thing that's been established is that  I've been very mindful of labels. Since I've been on my fitness journey, I've looked at labels for it's calorie intake, but not really focused on the sugar make-up.

Now that I know the servings suggested a day, I can work my diet around those suggested. I found myself not craving anything sugary. I've even stopped my gum chew, which I normally do once a day, with the exception of 1 day.

Meal plan.
-Water 22 oz with 1/4 tsp of lime juice
-No carbs or white rice, pasta, starch, can goods
-Homemade soup (green pea and broccoli)
-shredded chicken stew (carrots, onions, garlic, cabbage, green beans, chicken thighs, and tomatoes)

Here's a few pictures of my diary.

Yesterday was a bit off, where I did engage in a bagel... that was my carb, which equals sugar- looking at about 43- 48gm of starch.

 Yellow Split Pea Soup
 Chick Pea Fritters


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No- Low Sugar 2 Week Challenge

If you haven't figured it out as of yet. I'm a Fitness Advocate in training. I truly believe diet is the key in maintaining your chronic issue. Starting tomorrow, I'll start my no to low sugar challenge to shed some weight. I'll make a meal dairy and cut some foods that lead to the harsh sugar element, that does cruel things for someone dealing with myeloma.

If  you'd like to join me- contact me via Twitter

I'll also share a few recipes on this journey and hope to report of declined weight.

Foods With Sugar:

Cola.Sweetened cereals.White bread.Candy.Granola/energy Bars—up to 25 grams for one bar.Juice and other sweetened beverages.Bakery Items (muffins, cookies, etc)Frozen yogurt and ice cream. A lot of the above are not in my diet anyway, so this shouldn't be too cumbersome.

I wanted to do this challenge not only to lose some weight that has increased with the multiple cocktail of treatments that I am on, but to also stir away from any diabetic problems th…

Maintaining Hypertension with Multiple Myeloma

Ageism and Cancer

Cancer has a way of effecting chaos in anything it gets in contact with. It can also be said and witnessed that it does not discriminate in color or age. In this post I wanted to talk a bit about age and how anyone can be diagnosed with the cancer. There are 100,000 babies diagnosed with some form of cancer; The most commonly known are leukemia, brain, retinoblastoma (eye), and neuroblastoma (stomach). How can it be a that a child fresh and new has in some way been subjected to cancer so young? It's so sad to hear stories whether your new to this earth or have lived a full life, you just may be affected with some form of cancer in your lifetime.

I recall some years back it was assumed if someone in your immediate family had cancer, you may be be predisposed as a hereditary trait, but the way it now shows this is no longer the thought. There are so many factors to consider besides hereditary traits:
Environment
Food
Water
Chemicals
Age



This post I wanted to just touch a bit on the age …