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Step Away 5K: Getting Back on Track

Posted by Jan on May 27th, 2010 | 1 Comment »
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Exercise Daily / Healthy Eating - It’s not easy. The last several months have been challenging for me health wise. But I’m on the upturn, except for getting back into my normal exercise routine. If anyone has an easy fix for this I’d love to hear it.  I foolishly thought I could pick it up again with no problem.  I was kidding myself. Months of slacking off are not easy to break. Even thought I meet once a week with a Pilates instructor I find I don’t hit the gym unless she’s waiting.  And as luck would have it, we’ve had to miss a couple of sessions because of scheduling conflicts.   Next week will be better – I promise. Sister Getting Fit While I’m not getting off to a great start my sister is.  Tired of being overweight and feeling lousy, she asked me to help her set up a diet and exercise program.   Between her high blood pressure and high cholesterol, she’s a heart attack waiting to happen.  I agreed to help her and said if she did exactly what I instructed she could lose up to 10 pounds in about a month.  Basically we were going to get rid of all the fat and starch products she lived ...

Breakaway Day 5: Winners in Bakersfield

Posted by Katie Lapides on May 21st, 2010 | No Comments »
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Outreach - Lisa and I had a little free time yesterday morning, and saw our opportunity to jump on the winners podium!  As we follow the Breakaway from Cancer Tour, we see lots of winners. There are lots of winners everywhere. These winners are the lifestyle winners, the people who find information on cancer prevention and general health and use it to change deleterious habits into healthful ones in order that they may take consistent good care of themselves - ...

Step Away 5K: This year I’ll be ready & able

Posted by Jan Mahrer on | 1 Comment »

Exercise Daily - Last September, the Foundation held its inaugural Step Away from Cancer (TM) (SAFC) 5K in Washington, DC.  I had decided to “step in” and get in shape to participate.   I had no idea what I was in for when I made that decision. Best Laid Plans “Getting in shape” was more than just working out appropriately to run the race – it also meant I had to walk the talk of healthy living.  Now I preach a ...

Breakaway Day 4: A Festival in Modesto

Posted by Lisa Hughes on May 20th, 2010 | No Comments »
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Outreach - The city of Modesto, CA welcomed the Breakaway from Cancer Tour with open arms.  The Mayor of Modesto joined us, along with many members of the community who were active participants in the ceremonies of Stage 4 of the Amgen Tour of California (ATOC.)  What a great city in which to start off my journey with the ATOC and Breakaway from Cancer. Meeting Modesto, Sharing Experiences While I spent the day in Modesto at the Lifestyle Festival, ...