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Love your kidneys!

I am working on my Master of Science in Psychology to teach at the college level, I am almost there!!! (2 classes to go)

I have graduated with my Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Summa Cum Laude and accepted in the International Honor Society of PSI CHI for psychology.

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I am working on my goal - one day at a time
Living with chronic kidney failure - is challenging some days! As well as thyroid diseases (Graves and ...
I am working on my Master of Science in Psychology to teach at the college level, I am almost there!!! (2 classes to go)

I have graduated with my Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Summa Cum Laude and accepted in the International Honor Society of PSI CHI for psychology.

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I am working on my goal - one day at a time
Living with chronic kidney failure - is challenging some days! As well as thyroid diseases (Graves and Hoshimotos), allergies, and other chronic issues that have flared up in the last six months, working hard to get them back to a good balance.

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My goals and commitment:
My commitment is to ME - FOR me

Revamping my goals:
I am riding a stationary bike every day for 30 minutes, depending upon my ankle and my health... I am adding strength training back to my routine 4x a week.

Track, track, track nutrition and fitness
Stick to my kidney friendly diet
Eat more fruits and veggies for snacks!

I want to FEEL fit and strong
I want to LOOK fit and strong

I want to feel GOOD everyday

I want to be able to have endurance with minimal pain

I want exercise to become like a second skin to me
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I love to scrapbook, crochet and I love to swim.

I LOVE Detroit Redwing Hockey and Tiger Baseball teams!

I just celebrated my 7th year sparkversary!

Seven years on Spark fighting through major and minor health issues along way - may have detoured me on my journey to losing weight but it has never waylaid me to leave spark. I continue to Spark on through it all - learning new ways to gain health. I have left 6 specialists in the medical field - woohoo! and I have gained so much health! With my flare-ups I have returned to two specialists... ugh! My allergist and my endocrinologist.

I have had thirteen surgeries/procedures - eight within the last 10 years. I have a left ankle impairment - I was hit by a drunk driver 17 years ago.

I don't make resolutions. I make commitments to myself, knowing that along the pathway to health, I will take many detours on this journey.

I do have goals I strive to meet.

I have learned that I have to be willing to give and to take, push and to shove, fighting my way - full blast head first through conflict, defeat, and sometimes even despair. But, always on my way I go.

I know that my God, well He is limitless. I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength. I shall overcome and I shall not give in.

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Member Since: 6/15/2008

SparkPoints: 145,821

Fitness Minutes: 51,826

My Goals:
My goals include:
Stick to my kidney friendly diet

Sleep 7-8 hours

Stick to my 8 servings of water, 1 cup of cranberry juice and my two cups of tea a day

Cardio 30 minutes 4x a week

Strength training 4x a week

Encourage my hubby to workout with me and to continue to eat healthy with me

I will continue on my journey to health... God is good and He is faithful! I will never give up on my health.

My Program:
I eat 8 servings of fruits & veggies every day. Only lean meats, fiber-one cereals and bars. I only drink water, tea, and one cup of cranberry juice.

99% of my meals I cook from scratch. When I eat out - I stick to very basic foods.

Personal Information:
I live in Yale Michigan.
I am 51 years old.
Married to Don. We have 4 grown children and 6 grandchildren.

I have a dog - Brutus, and a cat - Fred.

I live in 2nd stage Kidney Failure, OA in my left ankle, Graves Disease and Hoshimoto Thyroid Diseases, allergies, asthma.
I have lowered my cholesterol, gotten my asthma, headaches, and sinus issues under control. I have become more mobile and flexible.
I swim, walk, and play outside with my Rottie.

I love my Lord Jesus Christ!

Other Information:
I love to watch movies with my husband. We still date after 25 years.

I especially love time with my grandchildren

I want to be healthy.

One of my favorite quotes:
If you ignore your health it will go away.

I am an Organ Donor advocate.

Become an organ donor today.
21 of us will die today.

I believe in LOVE, Forgiveness and restoration. God is GREAT!

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PRESBESS
8/20/2015 3:58:09 PM

Hi fellow Sparker!

Guess what? There is a new team in town and you are invited to join! It's called "MORE THAN CONQUERORS!"

If you are in need of additional support in your quest to reach your goal be sure to check us out. If you like what you see, gather with us as we journey together towards better health. Please go to my page and click on the team.




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CORKYTHEMOM1
8/14/2015 10:12:46 AM

emoticon Jean! It is time to show our SPARK pride! Let's acknowledge our progress and achievements. WOOHOO for choosing good habits of being self-confident, eating healthier, exercising regularly, managing stress, getting enough rest and improving medical conditions! It is because of our positive lifestyle changes that we are making results happen. Each victory has put us closer to where we want to be. WOOHOO to us!!


emoticon W = Wonderful role model from turning goals into lasting achievements!
emoticon O = Outstanding friend that supports, encourages and inspires others!
emoticon O = Open to new ideas by replacing poor habits with healthy choices!
emoticon H = Honorable by meeting new challenges and creating effective goals!
emoticon O = Observes a healthy lifestyle with dedication and completion!
emoticon O = Overcomes every obstacle by mastering positive results!


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8/1/2015 10:49:58 AM

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emoticon Jean!! Belated CONGRATULATIONS on you celebrating your 7 - year Anniversary with SP on June 15th!! I am so PROUD of you for the outstanding ACCOMPLISHMENTS throughout your Sparktacular 7 - year journey! YOU ARE A WINNER in all that you do! YOU ARE AN INSPIRATION to us all! Honored to be a part of your journey! Have a blessed weekend.


~ Monika ~ emoticon



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CORKYTHEMOM1
6/5/2015 11:27:48 AM

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emoticon Jean! A healthy lifestyle is a long-term process! It is a journey of self-discovery and building a meaningful life. Give each goal 100% of commitment. For lasting results, acquire a lifetime commitment from replacing old habits and behaviors into making daily healthy choices and positive lifestyle changes! Learn all that you can to improve the quality of your health. Make your health a priority! Have a blessed weekend!


~ Monika ~ emoticon



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CORKYTHEMOM1
5/18/2015 8:06:24 AM

emoticon Jean! Think of healthy living as a career. Make goal setting a regular part of your life. Become a permanent participant in sustaining better lifestyle choices. Focus on one goal at a time to become a healthier you. Develop an action plan for each goal and finish what you start. Each positive change will lead you to better results. You CAN and WILL turn your GOALS into the results that you are striving for!


emoticon G = Give each goal 100% of commitment from beginning to completion!
emoticon O = Open your mind to new ways of doing new things!
emoticon A = Add variety to nutrition plan, fitness activities and inner well-being goals!
emoticon L = Live life embracing healthy choices, positive changes and personal growth!
emoticon S = Strive to exceed daily with a combined mind-body-soul balance!


~ Monika ~ emoticon



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