A smalltown Texas girl finds New Hope in the Last Frontier
My first winter in Alaska
Morning colors in the Arctic
Hi, my name is Kandi and I live in Anchorage, Alaska. I first moved to Alaska in 2004 as an itinerant Public Health Nurse in the NW Arctic Borough. I am now on forced retirement from nursing, after 30 years, following 7 knee surgeries. My weight loss is only one part of my journey to recovery and rekindling the fire of the Lord in my life. Currently, I have now been joined by my daughter, who is very talented in crafting jewelry and we are working on building crafting business under the name "Tundra Fun". Besides making jewelry, I crochet and do counted cross-stitch, both of which I include many of my own original patterns and designs.
My daughter and her husband moved to Alaska to assist me as I recover from a recent knee surgery and am on severe mobility restrictions. Finally I am getting to enjoy first-hand the pleasures of being a grandparent My grandson, here, is name Isaiah and he is a very precocious 2yr old.. My other grandchildren are in Florida with my son, an Army Veteran, recently discharged, with 10 years of active service.
To keep the Lord in First Place in my life.
The Tendon Repair surgery did not take so must lose 50+ lbs in order to have one final shot at successfully regaining full function of my left knee.
To lose 118 lbs and regain my former active lifestyle as best possible and enjoy activities with my grandson as he grows up.
Limit my sodium intake to 2Gm/day or less. for life.
To expand "Tundra Fun" into a multifaceted dynamic enterprise with my daughter and her husband.
Mobility/Exercise is restricted to cycling on stationary cycle and walking, no running or activity that could involve any twisting or rotation of my knees.
Maintaining my intake of Sodium to 2Gms/day or less is very daunting. But I have to say greatest challenge is just keeping going. As an Adult with ADHD I struggle almost hourly, it seems, with just moving.
I moved to Alaska from the Texas Gulf Coast. I immediately fell in love with all aspects of my new home and only wish I had arrived sooner. I have two grown children, a son retired from the Army, now in Florida who has 2 children, a girl age 6 and a boy, age 3, and a daughter who has moved to Alaska with her husband and son, age 2.
I still have an abiding love of horses and have not given up hope of riding again. I also play canasta in an online canasta league in Yahoo games. In my spare time I also crochet, make jewelry and do counted cross-stitch. I also enjoy reading horse stories and mysteries and do some writing. My music favorites are Contemporary Christian, since 1975, Easy listening, Oldies from 50's, 60's and early 70's, Light Classical, and Broadway Musicals.
| current weight: 277.5