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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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Member Since: 6/16/2008

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Attain Health!


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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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If someone hurts you, forget about it! Remember kindnesses.



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DIANESKATZ
1/21/2015 3:58:53 PM

Thank you Linda for the beautiful bouquet. I got a card in the mail yesterday signed by all the animal hospital gals. It brought another downpour of tears. Timon and Norma have been a great comfort though they are hurting too. Hugs.



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IAM_HIS
1/20/2015 11:08:39 AM

Good morning on this wintry Tuesday....it is where I live. The typical Northern, winter weather--no sun, grey sky, everything covered with ice, and cold. Fortunately, it's not below zero and there isn't a blizzard.

I am thinking about getting a scale today. Noticed that my clothes are a little looser. So this is giving me an incentive to buy that scale. And to keep pushing me forward.

Today is the 10th day of 100 days to getting healthier. I have been continuously moving around a lot more. Because of the icy conditions here during the winter, I am doing the Leslie Sansome walking DVD's, as well as dancing. This is the kind of exercises I can stick with, as well as have fun doing them and sing. Plus I get to laugh at myself too.

Yesterday I was in a lot of pain! Oh, the three herniated discs in my back were sending shocks down my arms and legs. I could not sleep all night. Now I feel like a zombie. Oh, I would like to crawl back into bed. But I am making progress on deep cleaning my house, so I am going to keep cleaning/organizing just at a slower pace. If I walk away, it will not be touched.

I am working hard to eat more vegetables. I eat chicken and fish two-three days per week, and lots of vegetables everyday. My stomach is much better now that I have cut out the coffee. My morning beverage is green tea. Making home-made soups have helped me feel fuller. Plus, the soups have taken away much of my cravings for sweets.

Being busy around the house, deep cleaning and re-organizing has taken my mind off of food. It feels so good to not be nibbling on this and that, only to feel guilty of over eating, as well as seeing the scale go up another pound or two. Taking pictures of my house before and after have helped me feel very pleased with the house. And, it is so good not to hear from name being called because my husband or children cannot find something. Now they can--that sure makes me feel the rewards of organizing.

Wow, this is a long note....I will close now, "HAPPY TUESDAY".



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KAREN-IS-HERE
1/17/2015 2:44:45 PM

emoticon have a wonderful Saturday afternoon



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IAM_HIS
1/17/2015 11:42:51 AM

Today I am out of bed and deep cleaning my bathroom. I may be moving S L O W, but I am getting the job done. Only the linen closet now needs to be re-organized and my bathroom will be ORGANIZED PLUS CLEAN! emoticon

I may not be moving as fast as I like, but this time I am doing the job the right way. Besides, I am closer to having a clean, organized bathroom, than I was this time yesterday!!! emoticon



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PIXIE-LICIOUS
1/16/2015 3:26:49 PM

"Desires should not be hindered, no matter how difficult life might appear to be.
If you fail, don't cease; Keep going, keep trying.
Giving up is never an option."
-R. E. Villanueva
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Hi Linda, thank you so much for the rose goodie and encouragement. You're a great team leader and Spark friend. Have a healthy weekend!
Hugs,
Pixie



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