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    Thanks for your feedback. I have had the kidneys checked and for the first time in 5 years, at my last check up my GfR was normal. I have been through some med changes that reduced the load on the kidneys and changes in diet, etc. It helped. I was in a MAJOR panic when this issue first started but it slowly improved and then backslid and then improved so I have no illusions that the IMPROVEMENT couldn't reverse itself in the future SO I keep watching the diet and the readings.
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    2260 days ago
    emoticon emoticon emoticon WELCOME TO SPARK!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    Congrats on taking the first step into changing your life to a more healthier one by joining the site. Spark is filled with amazing people that will motivate, support and encourage you on your journey. There is so much to learn and discover here, take this one day at a time. A couple of things I would like to suggestion to make you Spark experience a great one.

    1. Make goals for yourself. Each month I make a list of what I want to accomplish that month and break them down to smaller goals to work with week by week. This way the BIG picture doesn't seem so big.

    2. Join Spark teams. There are tons of teams here and you will be able to find ones that fit to what you like or want in a team.

    The key to success here is to be active and you've already started by joining. You will find that everyone is willing to help you out if you need it. Spark friends are here for support, motivation and encouragement. Good luck on your journey to a healthier lifestyle! Again, welcome to the SP family!
    *~ Paula *~
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    2260 days ago
    Hi! I am on the Chicago Team. I truly hope you can join us for an introductory meeting at the park district. I am planning our agenda, but a sketch of it includes: Introducing one another Brief discussion of various diets Sharing struggles and successes Opportunity to weigh-in (I will bring a doctor's scale - weighing in is totally optional) If you cannot make this meeting, I plan to hold the next meeting in the middle of February, so don't fret! (We probably won't always meet on Tuesdays; date and time is to be determined). Feel free to bring a friend; this meeting is open to the general public. I look forward to meeting you!
    2283 days ago