Tuesday, October 1, 2019

#561 Eat Your Veggies!

                                                 October 1

The month of October is upon us and for many living with metastatic breast cancer it is a difficult time due to the "survivor" mentality of the "Pinktober" message. Unless you have been living under a rock, you are more than aware of breast cancer and what you can do to prevent, eat, do, etc. etc. etc. to dodge the bullet. None of these activities would have changed the outcome of my prognosis no matter how many vegetables were consumed or the number of hours I exercised


in an effort to ward off the bombardment of Pinktober, I have chosen an alternative way of thriving through the fanfare of the Pink days of October and will post a goal a day of what I will be doing to improve my mental and physical self.  Mary Oliver once wrote,

              "Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?"
And I say, if you have your health-you have it all.  This will not be a lecture--I am not your mother-but hopefully sage advice from someone looking back over her shoulder and thinking, "Dang, why didn't I do more?".  For the next thirty-one days I will be dispensing a pearl of wisdom a day with links for how to and why the activity is important followed by a fact to keep educating about metastatic breast cancer.

Today we shall begin (These goals and facts will not be in any particular order)...

                                             The Goal # 1

1.  Eat more fruits and vegetables.  I know, I know we've heard this a million times.   Personally, I'd rather eat a bowl of ice cream but I know those fruits and veggies are vitally important.  As someone (can't recall if it was my mother---it seems as if she would have simply said, "Eat your vegetables...NOW", but I digress) said, "We are like a car engine--good gas equals good results." This link will provide you with the reasoning and motivation to add them to your diet.    Eat more Fruits and Vegetables.

Now for a fact about MBC:
                                                             MBC FACT 1

What is Metastatic Breast Cancer?  (pronounced as Met-a-STA-tic) MBC also known as Stage IV is cancer that has spread outside of the breast to other organs such as bones, liver, lung or brain. This process is called metastasis. (pronounced as Me-TAS-ta-sis) Metastatic Breast Cancer Network

Thanks for reading #561 of 7777+ and eating your fruits and veggies today.

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