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Thanks for visiting my Spark Page, I came to SparkPeople from a web search, I stayed because of all the great success stories and because ITS TIME FOR ME TO GET HEALTHY and the wonderful people and the tools are here to do it.

I live with PCOS, Diabetes, Insulin Resistance, Hypothyroidism, Arthritis, interstitial cystitis an Auto-immune disorder and some sort of inflammatory process. The Endocrinologist isn't quite sure what it is, he says the lab numbers aren't quite high enough for Lupus???

I take Metformin, Actos, Byetta and Levothyroxin...... In addition, the Docs would like me to take meds for Cholesterol, med to strengthen my bones, Methotrexate for the inflammation and arthritis and Celebrex but I am resisting and choosing instead to try to get things under control using nutrition and exercise. I believe I can reduce if not eliminate some of the diabetic meds eventually.

I am tired of the (flu-like) aches, the joint pain, brain fog, feeling sick and I am especially tired of talking about it.

It is time for ACTION.

8/4/09 Update to all my medical problems In June found out why all my systems are out of whack...after 12 years of increasing symptoms I finally gota a diagnosis. Lyme disease and it seems to be attacking all my systems. Problem lately with walking due to pain and muscle weakness.... Hoping treatments will soon start working and I can get back to exercising and able to spend more time on Spark.


1/25/09 Don't Quit

When things go they sometimes will
And the road that your trudging seems all uphill
When the funds are low....and the debts are high
When you want to smile, but you have to sigh.
When care is pressing you down a bit....
Rest...if you must....BUT don't YOU Quit!

Life is queer with its twist and turns
As everyone of us sometimes learns
And many a failure turns about
When he might have WON had he stuck it out.
Don't give up, though the pace seems slow
You might succeed with another blow.

Often the goal is NEARER than it seems
to a faint and faltering man,
Often the struggler has given up
When he might have captured the victor's cup
And he learned too late, when the night came down
How close he was to the golden crown.

Success is failure turned inside out;
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt;
and you never can tell how close you are
It may be near when it seem afar;
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit
It's when things seem worst That YOU Mustn't Quit

Member Since: 1/6/2009

Fitness Minutes: 1,509

My Goals:
My goal on this 6th of January is to get healthy this year.

4/17/09 A new committment to turn my life around and get healthy.

My Program:
First steps in my Getting Healthy Program.
l. Walk 6 days a week
2. Eliminate the whites (flour/sugar) and limit carbs.
3. Drink 8 glasses of water a day.
4. Log my meals and exercises
5. Visit Sparkspeople daily for motivation and support.

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Lord, make me the Person my dog thinks I am!

Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over expecting different results.

Stop the Insanity!!

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    Just stopping by to say HI and see how you are doing!! I pray this finds you doing well!!! Keep up the great work!!!

    2667 days ago
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    The meaning of the Cany Cane:

    Look at the Candy Cane
    What do you see?

    Stripes that are red
    Like the blood shed for me.

    White is for my Savior,
    Who's sinless and pure!
    "J" is for Jesus My Lord, that's for sure!

    Turn it around
    and a staff you will see,
    Jesus my shepherd
    Was born for me!

    God Bless you this Christmas Season!!
    2744 days ago
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    Good Morning!!

    I just wanted to stop by and let you know I am thinking of you and praying for you!! I pray you are doing well?!!

    God Bless,
    2861 days ago
    Posting early for will be Busy on the 4th
    So have a Safe and Happy Day

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    Fourth of July, Fourth of July,
    It is fun, it is fun.
    A picnic in the park,
    And then after dark,
    Designs in the sky, Happy Fourth of July.

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    I love to see the starry flag
    That floats above my head.
    I love to see its waving folds
    With stripes of white and red.
    “Be brave,” say the red stripes.
    “Be pure,” say the white.
    “Be true,” say the bright stars.
    “And stand for the right.”

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    2911 days ago
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    ¸.•*¨}*.•*`Wishing you all the best in the year to come.
    May your days be filled with sunshine and beautiful colors.
    And may your nights be filled with comforting dreams and wishes to come.
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