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Monday, May 26, 2014

That is the amount of weight I have regained in the past 3 months. Not from overeating or eating the wrong stuff but just eating once again. Remember at one point post hospital stay #1 I had stopped eating altogether and even became severely dehydrated and ended up back in the hospital for stay #2. So I have now since regained my appetite and am eating 3 meals a day plus 2 healthy snacks with little to no exercise. So hence the gain!

I am hoping that with the addition of walking once again my weight will go back down. At least that is the plan. I may tweak the nutrition part a bit here and there but for the most part I'm staying away from the unhealthy stuff and staying kidney smart. I think the majority of my regain is based on eating and being o sedentary through my recovery phase.

I walked yesterday, just 30 minutes and it darn near killed me. Of course, I am exaggerating but it felt like it anyway. My hips, legs and ankles were not happy!! I had leg cramps all last night while sleeping. I HATE those! Today I felt like a bus ran over me repeatedly. Tomorrow though I will walk again. The only way to get my muscles in shape is to get out and DO! In this too is where my biggest and hardest work lies. Regaining whatever strength and fitness I can which of course will take time.

I have 2 months until my next kidney evaluation so I plan to get as much accomplished as I can in that time. So here is to my personal boot camp of sorts. Trying to regain what I have lost fitness wise and continue my journey in weight loss. My positive attitude is there just hoping my body swill rise to the challenge as well. emoticon I think I can! I think I can! emoticon

  
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RURAL3 5/27/2014 12:24PM

    I know you can. You have come so far Sallie. You will not stop now. Another new journey begins. emoticon emoticon

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THETURTLEBEAR 5/27/2014 10:12AM

    I think that walking for 30 minutes after just starting back in was probably too much! Thirty minutes is nothing to sneeze at. I would start with ten minutes until you start to feel like it is becoming normal. If you want to do more, than break it up into five or ten minute chunks instead of doing all at once.

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NELLJONES 5/27/2014 7:17AM

    Good luck!

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LKWQUILTER 5/27/2014 6:27AM

    emoticon emoticon I have faith in you Sallie and know you are a strong lady and can do anything she puts her mind to do!!
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BRENDABUNNY 5/26/2014 10:46PM

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NEWBIRTH2014 5/26/2014 10:38PM

    emoticon and will do it! emoticon

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Starting Fresh

Sunday, May 25, 2014

This weekend marks 4 months since my post-hospital/ life support crisis. It has been a long road to get to just this this point but I am feeling well enough now I think to transition from general recovery mode to much more preventative care. Returning my focus to losing additional weight and achieving some fitness goals no matter how small. Two things that will benefit my overall health, as well as my kidney. It's a start! emoticon I figure I can't just exist, which is basically what I am doing now, no matter how grim the forecast may be. I need to take back whatever control I still have and make it count!! It's the little things that will add up to bigger, better things.

  
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THETURTLEBEAR 5/27/2014 10:39AM

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BRENDABUNNY 5/25/2014 11:33PM

    Awesome news there Sallie everything you do will help my friend emoticon

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RURAL3 5/25/2014 8:10PM

    sounds like you have a plan Sallie. emoticon I am in your corner cheering you on. emoticon

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LKWQUILTER 5/25/2014 11:54AM

    So glad that you are continuing to improve and looking forward to doing the best that you can. Yes, every little steps count and help. emoticon emoticon

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Primary Update:

Thursday, May 15, 2014

I have now been taken off 1 Blood Sugar med. Januvia has been linked to kidney damage and my primary doesn't want me on it anymore. That is the second medication I have been on that has been linked to kidney damage. Anyway the doc wants to see how my sugar does without it before beginning anything new. Otherwise I will see him again in July. My Blood Pressure was 144/82 today. Not horrible but not perfect either. Oh well, doing the best I can. New Blood work scheduled for Tuesday morning!!!! :|

  
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HEALTHYSLIM2 5/20/2014 4:12AM

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Hang in there, Sallie!!

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SABLENESS 5/15/2014 4:21PM

    Glad to get an update. Good luck with blood sugar, luck + whatever you can do for your well-being.

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RURAL3 5/15/2014 2:48PM

    Thanks for the update Sallie. I miss your blogs. I am still praying for you and hope things are changing in your family's life through all this. emoticon

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LKWQUILTER 5/15/2014 2:35PM

    Still praying for you Sallie. I do check for your blogs and updates, hoping and praying they will be good news. Just keep on keeping on friend. ((HUGS))

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FREESPIRITME 5/15/2014 12:22PM

    Sounds like you have a good doctor.

Does he have you watching your simple carb intake (pasta, breads, etc.) too? I have family members who have been diagnosed with diabetes and it can be a challenge. I recently read the book Wheat Belly, and the doctor said that two slices of whole wheat bread have a higher glycemic index than a Snickers bar. That was a shocker!

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Missed Out On Grandson's Game

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Well, I didn't make it to the grandson's soccer game this morning. Wasn't feeling well so I decided to stay home and rest. More like SLEEP that is! Fortunately for me the game was canceled due to rain. Although this is all so not like me, the Mema who never missed anything concerning Peanut nowadays can't see to get my get up and go to attend much of anything. I HATE feeling sick and tired ALL THE TIME!! And I am sure the grandson is sick of me feeling this way too!

Anyways tomorrow had better be different because I will not miss Easter with the little guy even if I feel like death warmed over, I will be there! emoticon May need drink lots of coffee, take extra vitamins and use plenty of makeup but that will be better than missing another memory moment with my precious grandson.

  
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RURAL3 4/19/2014 6:44PM

    I am sure that your Peanut loves you and that he would rather have you here this way than no way. Do what you need to do get well again. Don't overdo.

I know it seems very frustrating but you don't want to set yourself back. A little at a time makes the journey to the finish line.

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LKWQUILTER 4/19/2014 3:51PM

    Sallie, your body is needing that rest to get better. emoticon emoticon

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Sleep Study

Friday, April 18, 2014

I lived through the Sleep Study last night if you can call it that. Only got minutes, seriously minutes of sleep before the tech woke me up at 5:30 am with a very cheerful "Good morning Sallie!". How they expect anyone to sleep restfully on a mattress that resembled a plank of wood and a pillow made of concrete I have no idea. Upon arriving home this morning I went to bed and slept cor 3 glorious hours. WOOHOO! Chalk it up to an experience I don't wish to repeat any time soon. Wondering what results I can expect from this? I guess someone somewhere is going to say I have trouble sleeping. Gee, I could have told them that without the torture! lol

  
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RURAL3 4/19/2014 6:42PM

    They may however, be able to tell you the reason you aren't sleeping well.

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MOIRA2 4/19/2014 7:01AM

    This is one of the reasons I never went for a sleep study.

God bless you and I hope everything turns out in your favor. emoticon

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BUSYGRANNY5 4/18/2014 10:22PM

    Thoughts and prayers for you !!!

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LKWQUILTER 4/18/2014 8:30PM

    Will continue to pray for you Sallie. I have never had that done or had trouble sleeping. ((HUGS))

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RURAL3 4/18/2014 5:26PM

    But you get to pay them to tell you. emoticon emoticon sweeet dreams

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THETURTLEBEAR 4/18/2014 4:06PM

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MAMAMACK44 4/18/2014 2:55PM

    Glad you survived the study. I have to go for another one next month. It will be my 3rd. I had a sleep apnea/base of tongue surgery in December. The dr. wants to see where I'm after - he thinks that I may not need my machine. The study itself is definitely interesting - praying for good results for you!

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