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12th Aug 2012

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Never Quit Pledge

Today, I promise I will not quit.

I pledge that no matter, how many ups and downs I pass through, I will continue on my journey.

I pledge to make a NEW START today, and forgive myself for my past, and to stop being so critical of myself.

I pledge to take control of myself, to stop making excuses, and stop blaming other people or situations.

I pledge to treat myself as I would my best friend, because that is who I am.

I pledge to stay in the race and to be a WINNER!

signed: Leisa (Sunflowergal40)

Signed: Chris (chriskenandkids)

Signed: Linda (scoutmom715)

Signed: Nancy (tedybear2838)

(from Linda S. Jayne (Geminisue)

Signed: Vicki aka VICKI-B--56

Signed; Pixie (Pixie-Licious)

Signed: Gloria (GloriaB73)

signed Fran

Signed Sarah (Millie 5522)

Signed Shelby (theshelbster)

Signed Beckie (BIRKIE528)

Signed Debaune (Doobie893)

Signed by Wallahalla on Friday, June 29, 2012

Signed by Karen (MAMAWALMART) on June 29,2012

Signed by Sibille (musolf6) Friday June 29,2012

Signed Shirley (Lookingup2012) Friday, June 29, 2012 who needs to do this because she quit SP three times in 3 years.

Signed Susan (catladyx8) Friday June 29, 2012

Signed John (Johntj1) Saturday June 30, 2012

Signed Deb (jewelle217) Saturday, June 30, 2012

Signed Kathy (Kalantha) Saturday, June 30, 2012

Signed elizabeth (MEADSBAY) Saturday June 30, 2012

Signed Caz (NEW-CAZ) Saturday June 30, 2012

Signed Julie (Shawfan) Saturday, June 30, 2012

Signed Michele (BeFit012) Saturday June 30, 2012

Signed Cheryl (Clavinova) Saturday, June 30,2012

Signed Sarah (NOTGIVINGUP49) Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Signed Bobbi (SLIMMER_197) Saturday, July 28, 2012

Signed Cherie (BIGSKYCHERIE) Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Signed Janet (EATVEGAN) Tuesday, July 31, 2012


Signed Jenn (Plynsn316) AUGUST 2, 2012

Signed MaryAnn (MARYANNGI) AUGUST 2, 2012

Signed Diane (DianeDoesSmiles) August 8/2/2012

Signed Helen (Helen_Bru) August 3/2012

Signed Maria (winfield28) August 5, 2012

Signed: elizabeth (meadsbay) Aug 5, 2012

Signed: Ryan (ryanb1982) Aug 5, 2012

Signed: Legina (ginaboo1)

Signed: Deb (debtolose) Aug 10, 2012

Signed: Janice (Flasun) Aug 11, 2012

Signed: Susie ( susieph1) Aug 12, 2012

Signed: Wendy (wendyjm4) Aug 12, 2012

Will you blog and post the Never Quit Pledge, today/soon?

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

LIFE-FAITH 8/15/2012 9:22AM

    Wendy! I am so proud of you - you keep going for you! Great pledge. Jean

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MOTLEM 8/12/2012 11:44PM

    Very good pledge. I have seen this a few times now and signed by entirely different people each time. Good to see there's lots going around the traps.

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1CRAZYDOG 8/12/2012 5:35PM

    signed before as well. Renewing the pledge!!

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KITT52 8/12/2012 7:25AM

    I signed this way back I'm still here and still doing my best....it's not always easy but it can be done

good luck

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WELLNESSME09 8/12/2012 6:43AM

    Great plenge! emoticon emoticon

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LINDAMARIEZ1 8/12/2012 6:26AM

    Wendy! This pledge is a good one! Never never never!!!!!!


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10th Aug 2012

Friday, August 10, 2012

I am so happy. I had an appointment with the Nephrologist (kidney doctor) today and had really good news. I am now stable with the renal function. 4 months ago I was told I would be going on dialysis before the of the year, now this has been put off. He was very happy with my blood tests and the fistula is fantastic. He actually thought that it might be good enough to go without the second operation but I did have a ultrasound scan on it but it is still too deep. So this will have to done at some point. I was told to keep doing what I am doing as it is obviously working (he said this twice).

My eGFR is now 14% which is higher than it has been for a while. This is about how much kidney function I have left.

What a relief this news has been. I have been under so much stress lately due to the family issues we are having that I did not expect this news.

I am doing a happy dance. What a week, first the anniversary lunch with my parents, then spoke to my oldest grandson on Wednesday, then this news today.
Lunch again on Sunday to celebrate my parent's anniversary with the rest of the family.

It has been so long since I spoke to my grandson and it was so lovely to hear his precious voice.

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SUSIEPH1 8/12/2012 2:09AM

    So So happy with your news my friend ..
I am convinced it is the way and how we eat and exercise that helps to stay healthy ...
I am also so happy you were able to speak to your grandson!!
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TRUCKERWIFE2 8/11/2012 10:59AM

    Glad things are going better! emoticon

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POPSY190 8/11/2012 12:59AM

    You brought this good news on yourself with your own determination to do what you could for yourself. Congratulations are in order!

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INNER-ME 8/11/2012 12:04AM

    We all need these good news weeks, even a good news day is great. You are obviously doing something right, keep it up, someone has to be a medical marvel, why not you.

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1CRAZYDOG 8/10/2012 11:58PM

    So happy for you! I am so glad that you are able to put off dialysis ! That's great news.

And am sooooo glad that you got to talk w/your oldest grandson.

HUGS to you and keep up the good work. Enjoy the anniversary celebration.

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MOTLEM 8/10/2012 10:51PM

    Awesome news!!!!!! Awesome times!!!!!! emoticon
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MOTIVATEMUMMY 8/10/2012 9:44PM

    Wendy, that makes me so happy! Yay for you!

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    Wendy, I am also doing the happy dance with you - what fabulous news - you are obviously doing everything right in caring for your body and it is paying off for you - way to go!
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CLAIRE_LEFT_SP 8/10/2012 12:01PM

    Wendy, that is fabulous news! You have been working so hard to keep those Kidneys finctioning. I'm so glad you had a chance to chat with your grandson, too!

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EFFIEANNIE 8/10/2012 8:25AM

    Oh Wendy that is great news. I'm so happy for you. I bet you are just flying high now! Have a great week-end with your family.

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MENNOLY 8/10/2012 7:05AM

    Wonderful news! Good luck on staying in a good place.

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IMEMINE1 8/10/2012 6:22AM

    emoticon news. emoticon I hope you have continued success.

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7th August 2012

Monday, August 06, 2012

My parents have been married 60 years today. Happy anniversary to them. Going out for lunch today then having a lunch on Sunday for them. I also have a doctors appointment (local doctor) for the results of my last blood test and urine test.

So I am having a rest day today, no exercises whatsoever, be a few steps but no intentions of doing the amount I have been doing. Definately a rest day for me, really do need it as I am so sore.

NO cooking for me either. I must say I have a few really healthy meals made for now.

Made a half a dozen cakes yesterday but my son took them all. When I am stressed I have always cooked but tended to eat them. Now I cooked them and got rid of the temptation of eating them. I did have 1 piece of banana cake. So I am very happy with myself for only having this 1 piece.

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INNER-ME 8/9/2012 3:37PM

    We all need a rest day, hope you enjoy yours

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I.M.MAGIC 8/8/2012 4:21AM

    I guess you're proving that old adage in a new way...

Absence makes the heart grow healthier? and the kidneys too! LOL


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EFFIEANNIE 8/7/2012 7:40AM

    Congratulations to your parents. Hope you enjoy the day!

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POPSY190 8/7/2012 4:16AM

    Hope the test results are ok. What a wonderful day for your parents. You are so disciplined with your food and exercise - you deserve a rest from both now and again!

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CBEVNOW 8/6/2012 11:29PM

    Glad to hear this about your parents, emoticonto them. We all need a day off once in a while. You are doing so good. emoticon emoticon At least the cake had banana in it. (Fruit) emoticon emoticon.
My potassium tends to be low, so i can eat bananas.


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MOTLEM 8/6/2012 10:38PM

    Wow, 60 years together is quite an achievement! Congrats to your parents, Wendy and enjoy your time with them. emoticon

A rest day every now and again is mandatory, especially when they feel sore. Over-doing is probably almost as bad as under-doing. emoticon

One cake eaten. How's that for a mindset! emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 8/6/2012 8:50PM

    Yikes! With 1/2 a dozen cakes it's a good thing your son took them!

Hugs and prayers.

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SUSIEPH1 8/6/2012 8:44PM

    Happy Anniversary to your parents my love !!.
Glad you are having a rest day I am so very proud of you my friend and I hope all your test come back really well ..
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    temptations are everywhere,
especially with other people around.
good on you for just having one piece of cake.
that takes willpower !!

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5th Aug 2012

Sunday, August 05, 2012

Gee, it has been a long 2 weeks since I last blogged. Nothing new on the grandchildren as yet. Haven't seen them for about over 10 weeks now. So, so long.

I think I am starting to fret but I have been keeping myself very busy and occupied. Lots of fitness, steps and healthy cooking, I am also burning lots of calories. LOL. In the last 2 weeks my steps have improved and I am now doing over 10,000 steps most days.

I have been going to bed aching and very tired but I know my fitness has improved.

I am going to have a good August. Then we will be into spring.

Good night my friends.

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MOTLEM 8/5/2012 10:01PM

    Such a long time without seeing the grandies, Wendy. emoticon
Your attitude, as always, is to be commended. emoticon
Yes, I can't too wait for Winter to end. Bring on Spring time. emoticon

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POPSY190 8/5/2012 6:26PM

    Waiting for news is not good but you are using the time positively. Good for you. emoticon

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SUSIEPH1 8/5/2012 5:53PM

    Love that you are doing well with exercise Don't worry... everything will be sorted out soon with your grandies ..
Yes we will have a good spring !!
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    You are doing so well!
The wheels of the legal system turn so slowly but they don't consider the impact on the real people involved- sending you lots of hugs and prayers.
You have a great attitude - keep your chin up.
Hugs my friend xxxx
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1CRAZYDOG 8/5/2012 1:37PM

    Awww honey . . . big HUGS! And prayers.

Glad you're keeping busy though. I'm in the same boat of having to keep busy. It mostly works.

HUGS and keep you head above water . . . Spring is almost there for you!

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MENNOLY 8/5/2012 1:37PM

    You are doing great! Hope you can see the grandies soon!

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JILL313 8/5/2012 8:24AM

    Doing over 10,000 steps a day is awesome and it's great you're making progress! I know you miss your Grandies & they miss you. I hope in the near future you can see them again. . .I will say a prayer for you.



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24th July 2012

Monday, July 23, 2012

Hi everyone, busy day yesterday and I achieved a lot. Over 12,500 steps and by the pedometer I burnt 986 calories. Some of these steps were achieved at the exercise class I went to. I do really enjoy this class and I can keep up with them now. The instructor commented yesterday that she is starting to push me now.

On Monday, as this is the smaller class we do a lot of exercises using the aerobic steps. Lots of squats, ball exercises, weights, resistance bands but lots of movement.

Last night I was thinking about the class and realized that I do breathe heavy there but do not puff and I used to feel like the chest and head was going to explode. Now after I stop within a very short space of time I can get my breathing under control.

I also worked out some meals yesterday where I can more equally split up the calories that I am eating, we will see how that goes.

Exercise time was 123 minutes.

easy day planned today, driving up to see my son and his girlfriend in a neighbouring town.

So my intentions today is to do no more than 5 to 6000 steps and no more than 60 minutes of exercises.

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I.M.MAGIC 7/25/2012 1:45AM

    You're doing a lot better than I am right now! LOL

Just getting over what I found out was mild heat exhaustion... so the exercise thing is movin' pretty slow yet. Getting there, though!... Glad you're making such great progress!

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CBEVNOW 7/24/2012 11:47PM

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OPALMOON 7/24/2012 10:15AM

    So glad to hear the exercises and steps are going so well, Wendy! You are doing great - woo hoo for you!

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HONEYBEAR1461 7/24/2012 3:45AM

    Wendy you are doing so well with your exercises and also with your food planning. Keep up the good work.

Take care,

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SUSIEPH1 7/24/2012 12:48AM

    Way to go Sweetie You are doing so well ..
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MOTLEM 7/23/2012 11:54PM

    You're working it well, girlfriend. emoticon

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POPSY190 7/23/2012 10:10PM

    Sounds like you are making great progress.

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1CRAZYDOG 7/23/2012 9:15PM

    You are doing so well! Keep up the good work.

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