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Love your kidneys! Happy May!!!

I am working on my Master of Science in Psychology to teach at the college level, I am half way there!!!

I have graduated with my Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Summa Cum Laude and accepted in the International Honor Society of PSI CHI for psychology.

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I am working on my goal - one day at a time
Living with chronic kidney failure - is challenging some days! As well as thyroid disease, allergies, and other chronic ...
I am working on my Master of Science in Psychology to teach at the college level, I am half way there!!!

I have graduated with my Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Summa Cum Laude and accepted in the International Honor Society of PSI CHI for psychology.

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I am working on my goal - one day at a time
Living with chronic kidney failure - is challenging some days! As well as thyroid disease, allergies, and other chronic issues that have flared up in the last three months.

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My goals and commitment:
My commitment is to ME - FOR me

Revamping my goals:
I am riding a stationary bike every day from 10 to 60 minutes, depending upon my ankle and my health... I am adding strength training back to my routine 2x a week.

Track, track, track nutrition and fitness
Stick to my kidney friendly diet
Eat more fruits and veggies for snacks!

I want to FEEL fit and strong
I want to LOOK fit and strong

I want to feel GOOD everyday

I want to be able to have endurance with minimal pain

I want exercise to become like a second skin to me
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I love to scrapbook, crochet and I love to swim.

I LOVE Detroit Redwing Hockey and Tiger Baseball teams!

I just celebrated my 6th year sparkversary!

Six years on Spark fighting through major and minor health issues along way - may have detoured me on my journey to losing weight but it has never waylaid me to leave spark. I continue to Spark on through it all - learning new ways to gain health. I have left 6 specialists in the medical field - woohoo! and I have gained so much health! With my flare-ups I have returned to two specialists... ugh! My allergist and my endocrinologist.

I have had thirteen surgeries/procedures - eight within the last 10 years. I have a left ankle impairment - I was hit by a drunk driver 17 years ago.

I don't make resolutions. I make commitments to myself, knowing that along the pathway to health, I will take many detours on this journey.

I do have goals I strive to meet.

I have learned that I have to be willing to give and to take, push and to shove, fighting my way - full blast head first through conflict, defeat, and sometimes even despair. But, always on my way I go.

I know that my God, well He is limitless. I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength. I shall overcome and I shall not give in.

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Member Since: 6/15/2008

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My Goals:
My goals include:
Stick to my kidney friendly diet

Sleep 7-8 hours

Stick to my 8 servings of water, 1 cup of cranberry juice and my two cups of tea a day

Cardio 10 - 60 minutes 4x a week

Strength training 2 times a week

Encourage my hubby to workout with me and to continue to eat healthy with me

I will continue on my journey to health... God is good and He is faithful! I will never give up on my health.

My Program:
I eat 8 servings of fruits & veggies every day. Only lean meats, fiber-one cereals and bars. I only drink water, tea, and one cup of cranberry juice.

99% of my meals I cook from scratch. When I eat out - I stick to very basic foods.

Personal Information:
I live in Yale Michigan.
I am 51 years old.
Married to Don. We have 4 grown children and 6 grandchildren.

I have a dog - Brutus, and a cat - Fred.

I live in 2nd stage Kidney Failure, OA in my left ankle, Graves Disease, Thyroid Disease, allergies, asthma.
I have lowered my cholesterol, gotten my asthma, headaches, and sinus issues under control. I have become more mobile and flexible.
I swim, walk, and play outside with my Rottie.

I love my Lord Jesus Christ!

Other Information:
I love to watch movies with my husband. We still date after 25 years.

I especially love time with my grandchildren

I want to be healthy.

One of my favorite quotes:
If you ignore your health it will go away.

I am an Organ Donor advocate.

Become an organ donor today.
19 of us will die today.

I believe in LOVE, Forgiveness and restoration. God is GREAT!

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CORKYTHEMOM1
5/18/2015 8:06:24 AM

emoticon Jean! Think of healthy living as a career. Make goal setting a regular part of your life. Become a permanent participant in sustaining better lifestyle choices. Focus on one goal at a time to become a healthier you. Develop an action plan for each goal and finish what you start. Each positive change will lead you to better results. You CAN and WILL turn your GOALS into the results that you are striving for!


emoticon G = Give each goal 100% of commitment from beginning to completion!
emoticon O = Open your mind to new ways of doing new things!
emoticon A = Add variety to nutrition plan, fitness activities and inner well-being goals!
emoticon L = Live life embracing healthy choices, positive changes and personal growth!
emoticon S = Strive to exceed daily with a combined mind-body-soul balance!


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CORKYTHEMOM1
5/7/2015 5:27:58 AM

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emoticon Jean! How can we turn our goals into extraordinary results? Evaluate self-worth! Practice self-discipline! Accept responsibility! Cultivate optimism! Enhance self-motivation! We BELIEVE in each other! Let’s always be the SPARK that ignites the lives of one another! YES, We CAN DO It! TOGETHER, We WILL PURSUE Our Goals! DAILY, We ARE Making Results Happen! WOOHOO!!


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4/28/2015 6:08:27 AM

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emoticon Jean! Can we do it? Let’s ignite our inner SPARK! We are destined to SUCCEED towards a healthier us! Start with one I CAN DO IT statement. Each day commit to do one positive action to move you closer towards your goals. It puts us on our daily journey to making small incremental improvements in all aspects of our lives. It inspires us to find ways to go beyond our limitations. Never give up on the journey to making results happen! YES, We CAN DO It!! Have a WOOHOO week!


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LKWQUILTER
4/21/2015 11:43:17 AM

Thanks for the cheering Jean. I am really happy about it too. ((HUGS)) Linda Kay



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4/19/2015 7:26:08 PM

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