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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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BOHEMIANCAT “I know what I have to do, and I’m going to do whatever it takes. If I do it, I’ll come out a winner, and it doesn’t matter what anyone else does.”--Florence Griffith Joyner
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Member Since: 6/16/2008

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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

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occasionally my husband and I buy and sell antiques

favorite fruit is cherries

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DEERLADY45
9/10/2014 5:26:16 PM

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Thanks for commenting on my message the doc gave me! eventually he said the wt will start coming off... So keep pushing is what ill do and eat Healthy Blessings,BONZ emoticon



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IAM_HIS
9/10/2014 3:45:01 PM

emoticon emoticon trying to decide what to do...a spark friend told me that she did not want to be part of the
"herd" with my mass quote messages. It hurt me because I rarely hear from this friend and those "herd" quotes are sent to her because I want her to know I am supporting and caring. So I guess I have to remember, don't let the opinion of one person ruin your day or what you do. Honestly, I do care. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon



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DIANESKATZ
9/8/2014 6:31:55 PM

emoticon Have an emoticon week Linda!



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IAM_HIS
9/7/2014 5:05:15 AM

Today is my favorite day, Sunday. Please know that I am taking time to both pray for you and be grateful for your friendship.



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NANADA1947
9/5/2014 9:46:02 AM

hi cg, haven't stopped by for a while, i'm about to become a great-grandmother, via my 24 yr old granddaughter, christina..i'm both excited & apprehensive..walking better & under 180lbs for over 6 months..afraid of getting hooked on the pain meds i now must take daily and seeing more doctors in a month than i'd like to..still holding onto my faith that GOD is guiding me & i make sure to check in at spark at least once a day..hope all is well with you & your family..you are always in my prayers, love, T.



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