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Every New Year’s Eve one of my standard resolutions is to eat more fruits and vegetables. I do OK with the vegetables, but the fruit just never happens. I try for about a week, but since summertime grapes are still a long way away, it fizzles quickly. Fruit is just not my thing.

They say a healthy diet and regular exercise can reduce the risk of breast cancer. In my case, reduce the risk of recurrence. So, since I have been home for 2 weeks now, no excuses. There have been no 2 hour rides back and forth to Western Mass, no 10 hour work days, no missed lunches, and no Tuesday night Joe’s with the girls (that I do miss!). Plus, the positive influence of my husband, who is a bit of a fruit junkie and master shake maker.

So, everyday after I take a 3-4 mile walk, I make a shake! Yes, made out of FRUIT. Oranges, watermelon, honeydew melon, cantaloupe, frozen strawberries, whatever I can find, even bananas (which I don’t even like!). It’s yummy and my new addiction!

It’s safe to say that in the last 10 days I’ve had more fruit than I’ve had in probably the last 3 years combined. It feels good. So, back to surgery on Tuesday and then on to the business of keeping the cancer from coming back. I’ve already got a jump start thanks to my new healthy fruit shake addiction!

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