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4th March

Sunday, March 04, 2012

Hi everyone, thank you so very much of all your comments, they are very much appreciated.
I have had a very lazy day today still so tired. Leaving tomorrow morning to go to Adelaide. I will be back on Friday night. Get on here then and let you all know how I got on.
I am a bit nervous but I know it has to be done.
Miss you all. What am I going to do without your support for 5 days. I will have withdrawal symptoms.
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TRUCKERWIFE2 3/6/2012 1:45PM

    "BEAUTIFUL WOMAN AWARD!"

Hi! Just a shout out to congratulate you!
You are the recipient of the "Beautiful Woman Award!"
"Once you've been given this award, you have to paste it on the 8 women who deserve it! If you receive more than 3, you know you're really beautiful! If you break the chain, nothing will happen, but it's always good to know someone thinks you are beautiful inside and out!"

You are such an inspiration Wendy! Hope all goes well! Love from the States! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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OPALMOON 3/6/2012 12:17AM

    Take care Wendy - I will be thinking of you!

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LINOVER 3/4/2012 8:55PM

    Hope everything goes well in Adelaide! Have a safe trip!

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MOTLEM 3/4/2012 6:48PM

    I've missed a blog or two of yours so I don't know why you're going to Adelaide, but good luck with whatever you're doing Wendy.
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KARAMAC2012 3/4/2012 3:50PM

    Very best wishes for the week - hope it goes as smoothly as possible. emoticon

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TRYINGHARD1948 3/4/2012 3:01PM

    All the best Wendy. Positive thoughts and prayers on their way. emoticon

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LIFE-FAITH 3/4/2012 1:46PM

    emoticon Take care of yourself and know you will be thought of.
Jean

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MENNOLY 3/4/2012 1:09PM

    Keep your spirits up and have the vest week you could have under the circumstances. Will miss you in the huddles! emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 3/4/2012 11:46AM

    awwwww....sending best wishes your way, my dear. HUGS!

Your grandson is a hoot! I feel the same as you about age. I'm not there till I'm there!!

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WENDYJM4 3/4/2012 4:46AM

    thank you for your positive thoughts. On the weekend I was talking to Brodie and I said something about my 8 year old precious grandson, he turned around and said "I'm nearly nine". Dad and I cracked up laughing at this comment. He was one day over being eight. The difference of being young he is nearly nine and I will be 55 until the day I turn 56.
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MOMMA_BEAR_69 3/4/2012 4:25AM

    Have a safe trip and enjoy as best you can! Blessings and positive thoughts coming your way.
Praying...

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JILL313 3/4/2012 2:36AM

    You will be missed. God Bless and continue to think positive--you are strong.

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POPSY190 3/4/2012 2:27AM

    All the best. Will be thinking of you. emoticon

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SUSIEPH1 3/4/2012 2:09AM

    You know you will be in my heart and my thoughts and I will be sending you so many positive vibes you can't help but be be fine !!.I will miss you too .. and so will all the team ... love you my friend ..Susie

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3rd March 2012

Saturday, March 03, 2012

Had absolutely beautiful and full day today. Spend it with the grandies and my parents. Had morning and afternoon tea with visitors, glad the birthdays are over. Did not over eat but had a piece of cake for both of these. This is something out of the ordinary. But I am now so very tired.
Took the 2 boys for haircuts, cooked dinner for everyone. had a very nice dinner. My son is taking my grandies to Adelaide tomorrow to watch the car race. So I will not see them tomorrow, but I need a rest anyway. Also I need to finish getting ready to go to Adelaide on Monday.
Good night everyone I am going to bed.

  
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MOMMA_BEAR_69 3/4/2012 4:22AM

    emoticon Pleasant dreams and restful sleep.

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OPALMOON 3/3/2012 11:18PM

    Hi Wendy,

So glad to hear Friday and yesterday were great days for you and that you have been getting compliments. Woo hoo for you!! Wishing you well with the trip to Adelaide and the procedure.

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DAVIDPRESCOTT 3/3/2012 10:45PM

    What a nice day for you:)

A simple lesson I am learning here is about how we eat food and how we manage it.

1. Your meal must last at least 20 minutes.

2. You must leave at least a thumbnail sized piece of whatever your favourite thing is on the plate - because you control the food, it doesn't ccontrol you.

3. For cake and other treats take a bite. Stop. Chew, Swallow, swoop around your mouth with your tongue and clean up every morsel. Swallow. Take another bite.

All simple stuff but it helps our body let us know when we are comfortably full instead of just eating to clean the plate or finish the cake.

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SUSIEPH1 3/3/2012 6:10PM

    Sleep well my dear friend !!

glad you had such a lovely day!!
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POPSY190 3/3/2012 3:25PM

    Hope you had a restful night and that all goes well tomorrow.

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TRYINGHARD1948 3/3/2012 3:05PM

    Sleep well and wake refreshed Wendy.

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1CRAZYDOG 3/3/2012 9:42AM

    Glad you had such a nice day! Yes, every once-in-awhile we need to indulge.

Best wishes to you for a safe journey and a good outcome from your surgery.

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CHINAGAL 3/3/2012 9:02AM

    Gotta love that time with the grandies!!!! I'm just a tad jealous since mine are so far away. Enjoy your rest and take care.
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MENNOLY 3/3/2012 8:14AM

    Sounds like alovely day. No wonder you were tired that was a lot of activity. Have a peaceful Sunday and good luck on Monday!

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ONEWAYSTREET 3/3/2012 8:05AM

  Nighty night ... sweet dreams...
Glad you are filled with love & joy...
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I.M.MAGIC 3/3/2012 7:24AM

    Wow, talk about busy! At least it was fun, too... and I'm glad you're getting some rest. When you're kidneys don't work right, it's SO important that your body gets plenty of that. All those toxins you can't filter are LOUSY when it comes to keeping up your energy!...

Take care of yourself, sweet friend!
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2nd March 2012

Friday, March 02, 2012

wow where has that time gone. I have had a great couple of days, it was Mum's birthday yesterday, Brodie's (grandson) today and Dad's birthday tomorrow.
Very happy with myself as we had morning tea over my mother's yesterday morning and I just had a very small piece of cake and that is where I stopped.

Today for Brodie's we have been out for dinner at one of the sporting clubs. I told my son to only get one plate of chips for the kids and I bought myself a chicken snitzel and shared it with the kids. I probably gave them half and still struggle to eat my half. Left most of the chips. Only took the salad that I am allowed to eat. I had scrambled egg this morning for breakfast and missed out of lunch. i think I went okay on the calories today. very small pce of Brodie's birthday cake.

Then tomorrow we have morning tea for my father, I will not overeat there either. Just not interested any more to stuff my face.

Been organising my Adelaide trip. I have my accommodation booked now and I can leave my car there when I am in hospital. At least I will not have to pay for car parking which can work out to be very costly.

I have to brag, I have had 3 compliments in the last week, all commenting on the weight that I have lost. All said that they can really see it.

Also I tried on a smaller skirt and it fits me. A few months ago it was so tight.

So in all it has been perfect.


  
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CBEVNOW 3/7/2012 10:40AM

    Wendy, will some one be with you? I hope so. I will be sending prayers your way. By the way what does one do at morning tea?
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TRUCKERWIFE2 3/6/2012 1:34PM

    Congratulations on your continued success! Keep up the good work!

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I.M.MAGIC 3/3/2012 10:02AM

    In the states, most fistulas are an out-patient procedure, and are often done with just a local anesthesia... It sounds like things are a little different where you are.

I have confidence that everything is going to go smoothly for you--after all, you have gotten this far with flying colors!

It does feel good when people notice your efforts, and I'm glad for you--what a nice uplifting way to start out, eh?

I'll be thinking about you, sending my best... you'll do GREAT!

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ROTTENAP 3/2/2012 10:55PM

    You sound so good! I'm very glad that things are going well. You are always in my prayers. Best of luck with the hospital!! I will be thinking of you!

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MENNOLY 3/2/2012 5:29PM

    emoticonSounds like everything is going pretty well! Good luck on having a good outcome with the procedure at the hospital

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POPSY190 3/2/2012 3:31PM

    emoticonGood to know you have the Adelaide accommodation sorted out. Hope the whole business goes smoothly and trouble-free for you. Wonderful to get positive comments from others and to be able to be comfortable in once too tight clothing! emoticon

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SUSIEPH1 3/2/2012 2:48PM

    How wonderful Wendy Dear ,
I love that you are feeling so well and so much in control!! Lovely that you are getting into size smaller clothes too..
Have a great weekend my lovely friend, with your family , and I am sure you will come through this op with flying colours ..
Much love as always Susie ..
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CLAIRE_LEFT_SP 3/2/2012 1:16PM

    It feels so good when someone notices! - a real motivator to keep going! And adding a new (sorta) piece of clothing to your wardrobe is always fun.

I do hope you don't have to be by yourself for your surgery - is one of your kids coming with you? I don't know anything about the fistulas - is this a surgery for which you stay overnight or will you be in and out on the same day?What's the recovery time for this type of thing?

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1CRAZYDOG 3/2/2012 10:05AM

    Way to go!!! Sending hugs and best wishes for a speedy recovery from your surgery. You're doing the absolute best you can do to take care of yourself. That is totally admirable! HUGS!

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KNLILLA 3/2/2012 6:19AM

    Wow, you are doing really great! Congrats and keep it up! :)

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29th Feb 2012

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

the last official day of summer but I still think we will get some more hot weather.

Well time for my news. I received my letter about having my fistula inserted into my arm. I go down to Adelaide next Monday for pre-operation assessment and then go into hospital on Wednesday, be in overnight. So I will stay in Adelaide for this duration. Can't really say I am looking forward to it but I have accepted that it has be put in. It does not mean it has to be used. I still hope I have lots of time before it has to be used. Time to lose more weight and time to have fun with the grandchildren.

In the last lot of blood tests for was a big improvement in the kidney function. It has gone back to were it was early last year. I still think it was stress that had a detrimental effect on my kidneys .

The grandies come over on Friday this week and it is Brodie's birthday that day. He will be 8 years old. My precious little (big) boy. We will give a little birthday party. looking forward to the weekend.


  
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ROSGETSSERIOUS 3/2/2012 5:45AM

    Great that you have your letter and now have a plan of attack.mthinking of you and wishing you all the best. Cheers
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CBEVNOW 3/2/2012 4:15AM

    Wendy i am with you . Yes if you will need it, it will be there and it has to heal any way. Keep up the good work, Miracles happen and your GFR has already come up so who knows.
we get out spring the first day on the 20 of this month. Have a good time with the grand babies.
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OPALMOON 3/1/2012 5:45AM

    Hi Wendy,

Like Susie says, I guess the fistula is there now if you have a relapse - which I hope won't be the case. Wishing you well with the procedure. Thank goodness you have the grand kids to look forward to tomorrow - have a great time with them and celebrating Brodie's birthday.

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MENNOLY 2/29/2012 2:39PM

    God's blessings on you! Enjoy your grandchildren this weekend!

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1CRAZYDOG 2/29/2012 2:05PM

    Good luck to you and will be thinking of you. Take care of yourself!

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SUSIEPH1 2/29/2012 1:46PM

    Well my friend I guess it is a good thing to have the fistula inserted ... then if by any chance you have a relapse it is there and ready.

Hopefully you will not need it for a while yet !
I am convinced as you are, that the right diet and exercise also the frame of mind can work wonders ..
Love that your grandies will be with you for this weekend They will help put you in the right frame of mind for this next step .Happy Birthday to Brodie .. emoticon emoticon

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TRYINGTOLOSE64 2/29/2012 5:39AM

    Summer hasn't even hit here in the U.S. It's still winter.

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How much I have changed

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Laying in bed last night, thinking about a comment had from one of my Spark friends. Who said they want to be like me when he grows up. Sorry David but you did get me thinking.

I was thinking about all the changes I have made in the last 6 months. I have been a member of Sparks for 17 months, but I was a bit slow to take off. LOL.

But the changes in my life have been fantastic, mentally as well as physically.
I think I have grown up at long last. I was not always like this and those of you that have followed my blogs from the start would know this, I had my fair share of ups and downs and melt downs. I used to emotionally eat if anything upset me. The last time I did was about 6 months ago and made myself feel very sick. Not nice.

Like most people I blamed everyone else. The last time I emotionally ate I realised that no-one forced to eat that 1/2 block of chocolate, it was all me and only my fault. This I feel was my turning point in my life. I realise now that I played the victim. Why me, why did this happen to me etc, etc. It did not prove anything, only made me obese and sick. I doubted myself. Was not in a good place.

With everything I have been through lately it hasn't bothered me, I just keep changing my foods I eat and keep trying to learn.

This has occurred because of everyone that have replied to my blogs with your comments. There has been so much support, encouragement, help, love, care and friendship. This has been so important to me. It has changed the way I feel about me. I am important. I am so positive now. I know I am a nice person.

Yes I may have my downs but it does not take over my life anymore and I have that many more ups than ever before.

This has been a long journey to change but I will continue it and fight to continue with my healthy life. I have a long way to go but I will get there.

I am even a co-leader of one of the teams I am on now which I love doing. Never thought I would do that.

So now I am a very positive person
I love me and care for me.
I am worth it.
I know I am loved.
I am doing this for me.
I am not a victim.
I know I have so much to give.
A nice person
Most importantly I am in a very good place.

Thank you for anyone who have ever responded to my blogs, you have helped to make me what I am today.


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OPALMOON 2/28/2012 5:19PM

    Way to go, Wendy! You ARE all those positive things, and your journey is an inspiration to so many people! You are progressing so well and will continue to do so - good on you!

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Blessings and hugs, Nattacia

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You are so very very special Wendy! I think you have no idea how many people you inspire - because you keep going!

Keep on keeping on!
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CHINAGAL 2/27/2012 9:49AM

    You are a winner! I could not be more proud if you were my very own sister. Can't think of anyone who inspires me more.
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JOHNWBROCKSR777 2/27/2012 5:52AM

    Keep it going Wendy...

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KARAMAC2012 2/26/2012 4:40PM

    As one of your newer spark friends, I always thought you were this positive and confident! From now on, so will all those you've yet to meet (unless you choose to share more, that is). emoticon

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TRYINGHARD1948 2/26/2012 2:10PM

    You are a great person and you add sparkle to many lives.

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GENEALOGYGAL 2/26/2012 11:53AM

    You ARE wonderful Wendy!!! emoticon

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MENNOLY 2/26/2012 11:32AM

    I have only been following your story for a few weeks but I have always been impressed with how well you have handled what I can only call a extremely difficult time. You are a very strong wonderful woman! emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 2/26/2012 9:20AM

    Wendy, you really HAVE come suuuuuuccccchhhhh a long way from your start on this journey. VERY proud of all you've accomplished, Wendy. You are a fighter!!!

HUGS and keep spreading the spark to others, too, as you have consistently done by your example.

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LIBBYFITZ 2/26/2012 6:07AM

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MACILINN 2/26/2012 5:24AM

    I hear ya girl~ great blog. I am changing daily too, I can feel it. I am going from victim to victorious too. Keep up the good work.

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ROSGETSSERIOUS 2/26/2012 4:49AM

    Wow - you are such a strong determined lady - despite so many setbacks, you still have such a positive outlook. You are a great inspiration. Thank you!!!.
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CBEVNOW 2/26/2012 4:39AM

    A really great Blog Wendy. I believe when you first started you were shy, believe it or not i am shy, but most people dont think i am. I have learned through the years to just make my self do things. We are just like every one else. Yes You are Right You are Beautiful, Hugs. emoticon

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SUSIEPH1 2/26/2012 3:34AM

    Great blog my friend !!
I have watched you grow in confidence and mentality too.
You are also eating well.. love that you are able to exercise and loving it
You are a great co-leader my friend .. and I admire you for your strength with all that has happened over the last few months.
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I.M.MAGIC 2/26/2012 3:07AM

    I've seen it... and you are right to be proud of yourself, you've come a long way and you deserve to be, bless your heart!...

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POPSY190 2/26/2012 1:59AM

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JILL313 2/26/2012 1:11AM

    I am so happy to read how much you've grown as a person in the last 6 months. I can actually tell just by reading your blogs for over a year that you are now more confident, feel stronger emotionally and are much happier now--WOO HOO! I'm a work in progress but I do feel SP and all my supportive friends have also made me grow more as a person. I now take better care of myself, which I know you do, enjoy life more, it's obvious you do also. . .there are too many numerous benefits to loving myself more and being able to offer everyone I met the real me that has been hiding for too many years. I also would never have imagined I could be a Leader but I also have just doing that for about a year now and overall it's been a really good experience for me. You are Fantastic, Wendy!

Love,

Jill

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1BEACHWALKER 2/26/2012 12:55AM

    What a great blog! I know exactly what you are talking about! We have been here at SP about the same amount of time - 18 months for me and it has really helped me too! I am a work in progress, but have changed by leaps and bounds in so many ways!
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