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I AM Healthier Than 6 Years Ago!

Update 07/02/2014:
In my 6 year journey while on SparkPeople:
1. I have got off of insulin and only take one small pill for diabetes
2. I have lowered the amount of prescription medications I take for high blood pressure. I have had HBP since age 26 and it was not controlled, so the doctors just kept adding until I was taking 5 different pills. Now I take one medication, twice a day.
3. I have a stent and my cholesterol is always low. PLUS I was able to get onto the ...
Update 07/02/2014:
In my 6 year journey while on SparkPeople:
1. I have got off of insulin and only take one small pill for diabetes
2. I have lowered the amount of prescription medications I take for high blood pressure. I have had HBP since age 26 and it was not controlled, so the doctors just kept adding until I was taking 5 different pills. Now I take one medication, twice a day.
3. I have a stent and my cholesterol is always low. PLUS I was able to get onto the lowest dose of statin. I will have to take this which is not desirable, but the doctor also told me to take CoQ10, good for counteracting the side effects of a statin.
4. I had developed Chronic Kidney Disease as a result of high blood pressure for many years. Now my labs show a great improvement in kidney function! The Nephrologist said I did not have to see him for a year.

In conclusion, life is good. I owe all of this to exercising daily as possible, eating healthy, as possible and to prayers. I feel good and even though I am still overweight, I am believing that the weight will come off eventually. The doctors are happy and just say, "keep doing what you are doing."
Update 06/01/2014:
On June 16, I will have been on SparkPeople for 6 years. It is hard to believe!
It has been quite a journey, ups and downs with health and weight.
I have come to realize that I just need to love myself and like who I see in the mirror while I am on this journey of attaining health. So, now I do!
I am healthier day by day and more spiritual. I love the Lord! This belief has helped me immensely on this journey.
So here is a person who has grown while on Sparkpeople, is healthier and is still learning and growing.
My weight, well, I still need to lose, but I feel SO much better and that is more important than anything else. AND, I am still here!

Update 03/04/2014:
Never give up, never give in! Sadly, I have gained weight even though I am trying to lose. So I got the go ahead from my doctor to try vegetarian diet, also taking vitamin B12 supplements. I am also juicing, apples, kale, carrots and other things. We'll see how that goes for a while. I will live out my days to the fullest, praising God!

Update 02/06/2014:
I have good news on my kidney function. The BUN and Creatinine are now in the normal range for the first time in several years. The eGFR is still low, but has come up from 27 to 30. I still have to take pills and some day will get off the pharmaceuticals, but I take less than I used to! It is all good news. I am still working on eating right and I exercise daily, 10 minutes to 45 minutes. Not much weight is gone, but I am praising God for healing!

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Member Since: 6/16/2008

SparkPoints: 65,678

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My Goals:
Attain Health!


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Walking outdoors as much as possible and on the treadmill in bad weather.


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Live in Central Texas

21 at heart

graphic designer

occasionally my husband and I buy and sell antiques

favorite fruit is cherries

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If someone hurts you, forget about it! Remember kindnesses.



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PIXIE-LICIOUS
7/12/2014 11:44:34 AM

"How do you build up your bank account? By putting something in it everyday.
Your health account is no different. What I do today, I am wearing tomorrow.
If I put inferior foods in my body today, I'm going to be inferior tomorrow, it's that simple."
-Jack Lalanne
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Hi Linda, thank you for the bear hug goodie and for being a good team leader. I appreciate you! Have a great weekend!
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IAM_HIS
7/12/2014 4:48:09 AM

Linda, have a great day. Please remember that when you look in the mirror today, you are looking at God's masterpiece, His very best creation. So you can't complain about how you look. You are His very best. The apple of His eye. Made the way He chose. Isn't sad that we let the world tell us that we aren't a masterpiece. And to make matters worst, we believe what beautiful is to them. Isn't time we started believing we really are God's Masterpiece and feeling beautiful?

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IAM_HIS
7/11/2014 8:42:25 AM

If we are to truly enjoy your life, NOW is the time. Not tomorrow or next week. Everyday is the perfect time to have a Best Day. So my dear friend, I am wishing you your best day today. Have fun unwrapping today; watching all the beauty around you, discovering another talent you have, learning something new, making a new friend, finding something you misplaced, creating something, being hugged, taking take long, bubble bath, picking wild flowers, enjoying your favorite song. There are so many things we can do to make today our Best Day.

I made my day, my Best Day by visiting YOU.



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IAM_HIS
7/10/2014 3:57:18 PM

What you eat in private, you wear in public.



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PIXIE-LICIOUS
7/10/2014 8:46:48 AM

"Allow yourself to dream and fantasize about your ideal life;
what it would look like, and what it would feel like.
Then do something every day to make it a reality!"
-Brian Tracy
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Thanks a bunch for commenting on my blog, "My Mistake." Have a Spark-o-licious day!



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