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I AM Healthier Than 6 Years Ago!

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 ...
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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MISSUSRIVERRAT
12/28/2014 7:17:25 AM

Thanks so much for reading and commenting on my blog about 2015 !



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IAM_HIS
12/25/2014 5:48:04 AM

The Christmas Night
Wrapped was the world in slumber deep,
By seaward valley and cedarn steep,
And bright and blest were the dreams of its sleep;
All the hours of that wonderful night-tide through
The stars out blossomed in fields of blue,
A heavenly chaplet, to diadem
The King in the manger of Bethlehem.

Out on the hills the shepherds lay,
Wakeful, that never a lamb might stray,
Humble and clean of heart were they;
Thus it was given them to hear
Marvellous harpings strange and clear,
Thus it was given them to see
The heralds of the nativity.

In the dim-lit stable the mother mild
Looked with holy eyes on her child,
Cradled him close to her heart and smiled;
Kingly purple nor crown had he,
Never a trapping of royalty;
But Mary saw that the baby's head
With a slender nimbus was garlanded.

Speechless her joy as she watched him there,
Forgetful of pain and grief and care,
And every thought in her soul was a prayer;
While under the dome of the desert sky
The Kings of the East from afar drew nigh,
And the great white star that was guide to them
Kept ward o'er the manger of Bethlehem.



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IMAVISION
12/24/2014 8:48:31 PM

I just read this poem & felt it too good not to share on this CHRISTmas Eve! God bless!

{This is another version of 'Twas The Night Before Christmas' }


'Twas the night before Jesus came
and all through the house
Not a creature was praying,
Not one in the house.
Their Bibles were lain on the shelf without care
In hopes that Jesus would not come there.

The children were dressing to crawl into bed.
Not once ever kneeling or bowing a head.
And Mom in her rocker with baby on her lap
Was watching the Late Show while I took a nap.

When out of the East there arose such a clatter.
I sprang to my feet to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash!

When what to my wondering eyes should appear
But angels proclaiming that Jesus was here.
With a light like the sun sending forth a bright ray
I knew in a moment this must be THE DAY!

The light of His face made me cover my head
It was Jesus! returning just like He had said.
And though I possessed worldly wisdom and wealth,
I cried when I saw Him in spite of myself.

In the Book of Life which He held in His hand
Was written the name of every saved man.
He spoke not a word as He searched for my name;
When He said "it's not here" my head hung in shame.

The people whose names had been written with love
He gathered to take to His Father above.
With those who were ready He rose without a sound.
While all the rest were left standing around.

I fell to my knees, but it was too late;
I had waited too long and thus sealed my fate.
I stood and I cried as they rose out of sight;
Oh, if only I had been ready tonight.

In the words of this poem the meaning is clear;
The coming of Jesus is drawing near.
There's only one life and when comes the last call
We'll find that the Bible was true after all!


(by Reverend Edward M. Gionest, Sr.)

To those who receive Him, He gives the power to become the sons of God, even to those that believe on his name. Repent and declare with your mouth that Jesus is your Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised him up from the dead, you will be saved.




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TEENY_BIKINI
12/24/2014 6:08:57 PM

Happy Holidays!

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MARUKI52
12/24/2014 10:47:31 AM

Thanks for your comment on my page. See you in the New Year.



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