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The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of them all.

Update 03/23/15
My labs are all normal or near normal. Hooray! I have cut down on meds, again (see below). What does it take to get off meds? A real commitment to what you put into your body. I still have a bit of a problem with sugar, but have not had any for 4 days now. I believe that I will attain health and that it is possible, no matter what age!

Update 11/02/2014:
This week I went to the hospital with atrial fibrillation. Guess what? Now I take more ...
Update 03/23/15
My labs are all normal or near normal. Hooray! I have cut down on meds, again (see below). What does it take to get off meds? A real commitment to what you put into your body. I still have a bit of a problem with sugar, but have not had any for 4 days now. I believe that I will attain health and that it is possible, no matter what age!

Update 11/02/2014:
This week I went to the hospital with atrial fibrillation. Guess what? Now I take more pills.
Good news: I am on the lowest dose of all the pills.
Bad news: That brings me to 6 prescriptions.
Could be much worse! I will take the pills and continue my quest for health.

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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Live in Central Texas

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