It has been one he&& of a roller coaster ride this week. First it was good news, then bad news, then some hopeful news and finally back to the really bads news. A good friend has been diagnosed with cancer. Initially it was hoped it would be just a localized spot to treat but unfortunately it has now been shown to be spread throughout. Prognosis...the worst. Treatable but not curable. Only a third make it past five years and even those don't last much longer after. How does this happen to someone who is fit and healthy...someone who eats well, exercises regularly and is an amazing person? Cancer does not discriminate. It has been a tough week just trying to take this all in. I do apologize for not posting as promised. I just needed some time to accept this. In dealing with this, it strikes me how precious life is and how important it is that we live it to the best possible. Every moment of every day is valuable. If our journey here on these blogs is to improve our health and thus our life by losing weight and becoming fit, active people then it is worth it...even if diseases like cancer, diabetes, heart and stroke do not discriminate, at least we can say we put up the best fight possible. That matters...we matter...and this journey matters. My friend will one day go to a better place. For me, I will make this a better place by cherishing the people and things that matter most...family, friends, faith, health and well being. Thank you for listening.