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4/11/16 Our baby Yorkie, Sammy, is 6 months old and 5 # Such a joy in my life and my recovery

Dec 2013 With Dear Husband at 70th BDay party


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67 years old and at least 61 more pounds to lose ...Half our county calls me "Miss Linda" from my nursing and daycare work for 26 years retiring in 2011...Happily married for 37+ years...Have a beautiful 34 yr old daughter...Time to get healthier ! wanting to be a good example for her as well as healthy for life.
Intro to Sparks in 11/09; Health efforts escalated following two heart stentss on May 23rd. Then 5/15 I was diagnosed with severe spinal stenosis and told to prepare for life in wheel chair. Dec 1 2015 I had 8.5 hour spinal surgery with anesthesia problems and loss of some memory and mobility but am gradually coming back in strength, mobility and mental abilities ...will see how far this improves. Most of my efforts are in the physical mobility and strength realm [ I am walking well with 2 canes now in physical therapy], but must NOT gain weight and would like to gradually loose more with time.
With my return to Sparks I am decreasing # of teams and will also decrease some friends due to memory loss and trying to not overload the mental aspects of my day.

Member Since: 12/3/2009

My Goals:
**Recover from spine surgery of 12/16 **Maintain a gluten-free, anti-inflammatory, heart-healthy diet/lifestyle
**Lose weight for health and mobility
**Learn to manage fibromyalgia with less pain and more health
**Ticker set to PERSONAL goal of one-derland by June 1,2016.

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*amount of sleep
*amount of liquids
*gluten free [Celiac]
*weight loss
*steps taken or distance walked

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*Live in Washington state
* Helpmate to DH in his truck Garden and Farmer's Markets
*Hospital Chaplaincy
*Got two heart stents May 23,2014

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I Love Jesus and His Word
I am a prayer Warrior
I enjoy the color and flower of violet/purple
I love Christmas ALL year long in every way all day long!

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    Great job for last week in the Keep Walking With Jesus 10-minute daily exercise challenge. You are inspiring and I can't wait for you to continue joining us in June. Keep on moving. Happy dancing for you right now.

    9 days ago
    It was nice to see you again on my Spark page! I'm sorry, I'm not on SP much anymore. Not on the computer much anymore. But I'm still behind you 100%
    9 days ago
    Hi Linda...went back & read my blog on Fibromyalgia from 2011. It was good to read it again & remind myself of the importance of a positive attitude as we walk this life path with pain & uncertainty. Thankful that the Lord walkthes with us. Hugs Barb
    17 days ago
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    Thank you Linda for my Box of Chocolates. I too LOVE chocolates and eat in moderation.
    I am not triggered to eat more, if I have some so that's a good thing.
    You asked, where I live, Half way between Seattle and Tacoma.
    Off of Hwy 410.
    Looking forward to getting to know you too emoticon
    Who knows if we ever make it that far, we will have to do coffee or tea somewhere :)

    20 days ago
    Thank you for the Spark goodie sneekers. emoticon
    29 days ago
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