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27th May

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Hi everyone, thank you for all your kind words you gave me on my last blog. They were absolutely amazing and so supportive.

I have had a absolutely lovely weekend with the grandchildren, so tired now LOL.

It as incredible how much more energy I have and when I feel tired now I know that I have earnt it. It is notfeeling tired from doing nothing now. I have come a long way.

Everything else is going really well. Just it is so cold here, I think winter came a week early.

Thank you for all the encouraging words that I receive, they are truly great and I appreciate them all.

Bye

  
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I.M.MAGIC 5/30/2012 9:24AM

    I think being around kids keeps YOU young! LOL

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GRANDMA_SANDY48 5/29/2012 8:17PM

    Grandchildren are the best! I have two of mine - 12 and 14 living with me, with their dad, until the tenants move out of their house. I just love having them. They are such a joy as are all of my grandchildren.

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WENDYJM4 5/28/2012 8:26PM

    I do get a lot of enjoyment out of the grandchildren, unconditional love. Mum was saying that the kids were saying "when is Grandma coming over" this was from about 8am both mornings.

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TRYINGHARD1948 5/28/2012 7:24AM

    It is lovely to spend time with the grandchildren and a great way to do exercise. You are doing great.

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MOTLEM 5/28/2012 4:16AM

    I'm pleased you are doing so well Wendy.
As far as the weather goes, remember when you lived in Tassie and be happy you are in a warmer place than me.
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POPSY190 5/28/2012 3:07AM

    Winter's on its way here too. Good to hear you are feeling so energetic. emoticon

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JILL313 5/27/2012 9:45PM

    You have earned a rest as I know our Grandkids can wear us out a little--but it's all worth it! Continue to feel well and happy.

Hugs,

Jill

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MENNOLY 5/27/2012 8:57PM

    Glad you are doing so well! I know you get a lot of joy from being with your grandchildren. Wish I could give you some of our heat we are having several unseasonably hot days (90 degree) in a row. I guess to average out with your too cold days emoticon

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PARKERB2 5/27/2012 10:48AM

    I have grandchildren and just like you I enjoy spending time with them even if I'm very tired when they go home. Hope it warms up for you. It's hot here in Western North Carolina, 88 degrees. So summer is here. Have a good day.

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1CRAZYDOG 5/27/2012 10:02AM

    HUGS! glad you're feeling a GOOD kinda tired.

Have a wonderful Sunday.

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OPALMOON 5/27/2012 9:54AM

    Hi Wendy, it's great to hear you had a lovely weekend with your grandchildren. You are doing so well with your increased energy - all your efforts are really paying off - woo hoo for you! Have a wonderful week.

Love and hugs, Nattacia

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CTEMPLE 5/27/2012 8:38AM

    Cool here too Wendy, but it wont-last they said! Great that you had a good time!

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CHINAGAL 5/27/2012 7:33AM

    Wish we could share a bit - I could use some of your cold and send you some of my heat!
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DUSTYPRAIRIE 5/27/2012 7:03AM

    You are such a sweetie pie! Stay warm!

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GRANDMA_SANDY48 5/27/2012 6:46AM

    So pleased you had a lovely weekend with the grandchildren. They are the best, aren't they!

It was cold here, but sunny so it made it a nice day.

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21st May Monday

Sunday, May 20, 2012

more from yesterday's blog.

I have had many batlles with my mind. To be able to leave food on my plate and not feel guilty anymore that was a really big one. I remember the first time I did this late last year I nearly made myself sick because I did not eat it all, felt so guilty. Also to go out for a meal, the metallity was i paid for it so I have to eat it all. The guilt has all gone now but it has taken time.

I am now constantly eating from a smaller plate.

I am sure I am still going to have battles ahead but of different kinds, all related to the kidney disease I have but we will face these head on. I am learning all the time. Kidney disease is so tricky as when you do something wrong this will upset your blood tests and cause other problems.

Same as the meat, I love my meat always have, brought up on it. But now I will find meals where I do not have to have meat. But even this is hard because there are a lot of vegies I cannot have because of the potassium and phosphate in these.

So I really am only trying to do a balancing act to keep everything going properly.

But I am happy were I am, never really thought I would get to my happy place, but now I know there is such a place as this. It is all in the mind but mine is now there. i like looking at me in the mirror. I like and love me as a person.

i am in a very good place.

  
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GRANDMA_SANDY48 5/27/2012 6:52AM

    So pleased you are being positive. emoticon

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1BEACHWALKER 5/25/2012 11:05PM

    Glad you have reached a time of happiness, despite your health problems. I hope you find more kidney friendly foods. I have no idea what to recommend. But, I bet there is lots online to research and try out.

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TRUCKERWIFE2 5/24/2012 8:00AM

    As always I find you are such an emoticonperson! You are getting stronger every day both physically and mentally. Wishing you well in your fight in getting healthy. emoticon emoticon

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I love that you have learned to LOVE YOU - keep going - keep keeping on - YOU are so worth it!
Jean

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EFFIEANNIE 5/23/2012 5:00PM

    I am happy for you. Sounds like you are doing well!

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BILBYGIRL 5/23/2012 6:23AM

    "i like looking at me in the mirror. I like and love me as a person.

i am in a very good place."

What a fabulous thing to be able to say Wendy. I wonder how many people in the world can actually say that about themselves let alone have it be true. More power to you my friend!
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JOHNWBROCKSR777 5/23/2012 5:47AM

    Way to go Wendy

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I.M.MAGIC 5/22/2012 12:07PM

    I LOVE this, Wendy!

We all deserve to feel love for ourselves as we are right now--it does take time sometimes because we're taught at a very yoiung age that it's NOT okay to think of yourself first--

What you have found reminds me of that Whitney Houston song, "The Greatest Love of All"...

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HONEYBEAR1461 5/22/2012 4:54AM

    I am pleased you have managed to overcome so many of the battles we have with both food and ourselves. I am glad you now like yourself and that is a big step towards being able to achieve so many things.

Take care,
Jennylee

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CHINAGAL 5/21/2012 9:49PM

    I'm really, really proud of you!
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CBEVNOW 5/21/2012 7:06PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticonon loving your self. Yes CKD is a very tricky disease, and it is so hard to try and out wit it. but we can slow it down, with diet and exercise. emoticon emoticon
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MENNOLY 5/21/2012 1:17PM

    You are emoticonYour patience and grace shine through in your blogs! Have a wonderful week!

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1CRAZYDOG 5/21/2012 8:59AM

    You last sentence is what makes me the most proud of all you've accomplished:

" I like and love me as a person." THAT is the essence of any change we make being totally positive for us!

I use smaller plates and it really does work for me too! When I go out to eat (and it really isn't that often), I just automatically put 1/2 the meal in a doggie bag. Out of sight, I won't eat it all!

You've come a long way, sweetie!

HUGS and wel done.



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TRYINGHARD1948 5/21/2012 8:21AM

    This a great blog to read Wendy, so glad you have reached a place where you are happy and contented.

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POPSY190 5/21/2012 3:43AM

    You sound so positive; I'm glad you have found your "happy place". Old habits die hard and I know how difficult it can be to leave ("waste") food, especially when paid for. You have done remarkably well to develop such a different approach.

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CTEMPLE 5/21/2012 3:00AM

    Ahh Wendy congratulations on your attitude!What a star! emoticon

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OPALMOON 5/21/2012 1:52AM

    Hi Wendy, hope you will be able to work out what foods you can eat that are kind to your kidneys. You are really building a very healthy relationship with food - that is great! So glad you are feeling happy in yourself - way to go!

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MOTLEM 5/21/2012 12:41AM

    I am happy that you are happy Wendy. emoticon

How do pasta dishes go with you? Can you have those. For the 2 of us I will cook 100g penne each and put 1/2 jar (freeze the rest) Raguletto sauce over the top. Quick, easy, and filling.
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Maybe put out a cry for help and ask (in a blog) your Sparkie friends to come up with some recipe ideas that will suit you. In your blog you can state what you are or are not allowed to eat.
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CLAIRE_LEFT_SP 5/21/2012 12:15AM

    I agree - trying to find some vegetable variety that fits within our kidney diet is very hard. I'm tired of green beans!
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20th May Sunday.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Had a lovely quite weekend. Basically over my flu now at least I am not wheezing anymore.

I need to start doing more exercises again, I am walking heaps because I can do that in short bursts. Back to exercises tomorrow afternoon, I have missed this heaps.

Food is going good, sorted out some of the problems that I was having with the protein, carbs and sodium. Learnt some more things fromt he dietitian that I see about the food that I am eating, so that has helped.

Ended up putting on 1 kg again because of the lack of strength and cardio exercies.

One thing I noticed while i had this flu is that I didn't eat too much before I would eat whatever I could get my hands on. Now I had to tell myself to eat my meals. I have also noticed that I am not emotionally eating anymore either.
I have come a long way from when I first started on this journey.

Steps again for the week was just over 60,000 steps, a week ago when I was sick was just 30,000 steps. so proud of me. I have come a long way.

I have made lots of little changes, such as when I am out having a meal now I will divide the chips in half and only eat half of them. The other day I asked for half the cheese on the meal i decided to have. So half the fat. i really don't care now if I eat the whole meal or not now, I can leave some and not feel guilty.

I will have meatless meals now, never thought I could give up some of the meat.
I have been told that I still have to eat meat everyday but I have cut it down.

I am going okay, blood test in about 1 week time so that will tell if I have been a good girl. LOL.

bye for now.

  
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CTEMPLE 5/21/2012 2:58AM

    Lots of changes dear Wendy, all for the best

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OPALMOON 5/21/2012 12:31AM

    Hi Wendy, so glad to hear you are feeling better and had a good weekend. You are doing all the right things, so it is no wonder you are making such great progress. Fantastic!!! Your blogs are such an inspiration - thanks so much for sharing with us.

Love and hugs, Nattacia

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MOTLEM 5/21/2012 12:19AM

    Glad you're nearly over the flu. You'd think in this day and age there'd be a cure around for colds and flu.
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JILL313 5/20/2012 7:28PM

    Wonderful to hear, Wendy. I'm happy you're much better and know soon you will start up with more exercising again. I am also so proud of all you've accomplished and getting a handle on emotional eating is hard--good for you!

Hugs,

Jill

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SUSIEPH1 5/20/2012 6:48PM

    So very Proud of you my friend ..
You certainly have come a long way .. and you are such a inspiration to us all ..
Just shows what can be done if we really want it enough ...
So glad problems with son are all sorted ..and you are feeling better.

Walking is the very best exercise: it is free, you use all your limbs, your lungs ...and it is weight bearing ..

I am sure you will get a good report when you see your Doctor ..
Don't worry about the slight weight gain ..
It could be fluid or a million other things... Just concentrate on your measurements and how your clothes fit but mostly how you feel..
Love and Hugs Susie

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ROSGETSSERIOUS 5/20/2012 3:57PM

    Wendy, you have made great changes to a healthier lifestyle - all the little changes do add up - you have a wonderful positive attitude - congratulations on your progress. Have a great week.
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JOHNWBROCKSR777 5/20/2012 9:23AM

    you go girl

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BILBYGIRL 5/20/2012 7:03AM

    Wow Wendy, I'm really impressed with the attitude. The physical progress is great too but to be albe to leave food is still a big deal for me. It sounds very much as though you have loosened the hold that food has had on you - that is just so emoticon and yet I know that from all you've said that it has not been a cake walk (excuse the terminology) to get here. emoticon

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HONEYBEAR1461 5/20/2012 6:42AM

    Wendy you are doing so well. They always say we have to take one step at a time and making lots of little changes will in the end bring about a big change. I am glad you are pretty well over the flu and can now get back to exercising.

Good luck with your blood tests.

Take care,
Jennylee

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perfect weekend

Monday, May 14, 2012

I had a perfect weekend with the grandchildren. Took them to have a look at a circus to show them the animals that was in town, unfortunately there are not many animals now. Just 3 camels, 3 Alpacas, 2 cows, geese and was suposed to be horses but could not find them. Then we went to the playground to play, bought their Mother a present so they could give it to her when they went home.

Then today my son came to see me and we ended up going out for lunch for Mother's Day. Very nice and he paid for this, we also went shopping, so this was also a nice day.

Hope everyone had a nice day for their Mother's Day.

Now it is back to putting me first again.

  
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JILL313 5/16/2012 8:04PM

    Your day with your Grandies and son sounds wonderful!! How thoughtful of you to make sure they had something to give to their Mother. You are the Best!

Hugs,

Jill

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MOTLEM 5/15/2012 3:06AM

    Glad you enjoyed your day. I had a quiet one although I had a welcome visit from DS and grandies in the morning. Was nice.

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WENDYJM4 5/14/2012 10:44PM

    just took them there to show them the animals, didn't see the show as I could not afford it. Adults $25.00 and children was $21.00 bit dear for me. Then they would have wanted something. Still nice showing them and we had fun at the playground.

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SUSIEPH1 5/14/2012 5:53PM

    So glad you had such a lovely weekend my dear friend ..
You so deserve to be having so much fun ..
Thank you so much for being such a loving and supportive friend to me ...
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ORCHIDLADY56 5/14/2012 5:14PM

    What a wonderful day!

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ROSGETSSERIOUS 5/14/2012 4:12PM

    Sounds like a lovely family day - so precious! Circuses now are nothing like my childhood memories - no elephants?
Have a great week.
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OPALMOON 5/14/2012 11:29AM

    Hi Wendy, I's sure your grandchildren would have enjoyed the circus. Glad you were able to spend some time with your son and had a lovely Mother's Day! Have a great week!

Love and hugs, Nattacia

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OPALMOON 5/14/2012 11:29AM

    Hi Wendy, I's sure your grandchildren would have enjoyed the circus. Glad you were able to spend some time with your son and had a lovely Mother's Day! Have a great week!

Love and hugs, Nattacia

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EFFIEANNIE 5/14/2012 8:37AM

    Nice day for you. Yes today it is back to business for me too!

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HONEYBEAR1461 5/14/2012 8:23AM

    I am pleased you had a lovely day yesterday. I also had a wonderful day. It was my daughter's first Mothers Day and my first as a grandmother so it was a little extra special.

I hope you have a lovely week.

Take care,
Jennylee

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MENNOLY 5/14/2012 7:40AM

    Your weekend sounds wonderful! I also had a lovely weekend with both my extended family and my kids. Really lovely day.

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Happy Mother's Day.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Hi everyone, Still not totally well although I am a lot better but I know as soon as I try to do anything I start to wheeze. So I am only do exercises in very small amounts at the moment. I have messed up my monthly goals but it could not be helped, as I need to look after me first. There is always next month and the one after LOL.

Had a lovely weekend as the grandchildren were here again. I had a pair of long pants on today (don't wear them very often because I think I am too fat) and asked if the kids liked my pants Brodie told me "I looked heaps nice" and even Tala liked them. Jason my son said you can see I have lost heaps of weight. So I am very happy. Might have to invest in some more pants now. Used to wear size 26 if I wore them but now I bought a size 22. Australian sizes.

  
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JILL313 5/16/2012 8:02PM

    Really glad you had a wonderful Mother's Day and it's great when your Grandies and son are noticing your weight loss. You're healthier now than you were before and I'm really happy for you. It sounds like you might have asthma? My oldest son never outgrew it and still uses a nebulizer to help his several times a day. I hope the wheezing has greatly improved.

Love,

Jill

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JOHNWBROCKSR777 5/14/2012 5:50AM

    Happy Mothers Day Wendy

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HONEYBEAR1461 5/13/2012 10:18PM

    Hi Wendy, I am glad you are on the mend, even if it is slowly.

Congratulations on being able to fit into a size 22 pant. I have gone down from a 26 to a 24 so maybe one day I will also get into a 22. You are doing so well. Keep up the good work.

Take care,
Jennylee

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WILSLM70 5/13/2012 9:00PM

    Glad you had a good mothers day and congratulations on dropping down to a size 22. Your doing Awesome

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MOTLEM 5/13/2012 6:20PM

    Happy Mother's Day to you Wendy.
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ROSGETSSERIOUS 5/13/2012 3:50PM

    Happy Mothers Day to you Wendy - I hope you had a good day.
Woohoo - you are doing so well - what sweet grandchildren to notice and give you positive comments.
So glad that you are starting to feel better - take special care of yourself.
Cheers
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OPALMOON 5/13/2012 11:49AM

    Hi Wendy,

Belated Mother's Day wishes to you! Glad to hear you had a lovely weekend with your grandchildren. It's a real boost to be going down in clothes size - that's great!

Love and hugs, Nattacia

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BILBYGIRL 5/13/2012 10:18AM

    Glad you had a great day Wendy! Congratulations on the decreased pant size - such a thrill to be able to slip into a much smaller size and amazing how much different we look when we do. I'm sure seeing your Grandies would have been the best medicine at this time but do continue to look after yourself.

Not sure what I'm going to be able to do about some of my goals either. Think I might at least try to bring in the steps as there is still time.

Thanks so much for the flowers and the sentiments.

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1CRAZYDOG 5/13/2012 8:19AM

    Happy Mothers Day and here's to the little victories like "looking heaps nice" in your slacks. I think that's sweet!

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EFFIEANNIE 5/13/2012 7:45AM

    Happy Mother's Day to you Wendy. Hope you feel better soon. I'm sure you look fine in pants. I can't imagine not wearing them. I cannot remember the last time I wore a dress.

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    Happy Mother's Day!
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CTEMPLE 5/13/2012 6:35AM

    I'm on antibiotics , still very sick.

Congratulations on your size 22 pants! and Happy Mother's Day dear Wendy,
Hope you get better soon
Claudia

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