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Back from my Kidney Transplant! Also... I'm engaged!!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeere's AMANDA!!! I'm back on SP.

Four weeks ago TODAY, (January, 26, 2012) I had a kidney transplant at age 28. My wonderful father was my donor so we have been healing together. I'm already feeling better and I can't wait to fully see all the changes it will do for my life...

Now, over the summer, my diet got turned upside down. Black was white, left was right, I was so confused... all having to do with my end stage renal disease low-potassium, low sodium diet. HOWEVER, post-surgery, I can eat anything I want (in moderation, of course) except grapefruit, starfruit, and acai berry! haha Considering the transplant was only four weeks ago, I've let myself eat what I craved, enjoy having potatoes :-D, and just enjoy while I was in recovery.

That time is done! Today I entered my food into SP and I am ready to get back on the wagon. The least I can do is eat healthy and get in shape as a thank you to my father who donated his kidney for me. I want to be able to keep it for as long as possible!! We're talking a real, REAL reason for a lifestyle change here!

Now onto something else...
During Thanksgiving, my boyfriend of 5+ years proposed to me in front of our families, at a Thanksgiving/Christmas/My Birthday party. He gave me a present to open in front of everyone and inside each box was, well, a smaller box. He was amazing and made a little video from my parents videos.... here's the link if you're interested!

emoticon Wedding Date: June 29, 2013

So as you can see, I have PLENTY of reasons to lose weight and be healthy. Game ON!
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