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I have been on SparkPeople since June of 2014. It has been quite a learning experience! I have learned how to blog and to track food and exercise. Just learning how to read the site was an accomplishment. However, most of all, I have made many Sparkfriends. So much positive support and caring comments!! Joining SparkPeople was the best decision I could have made.

I am 63. I have diabetes, neuropathy, retinopathy, kidney disease, heart failure and cirrhosis of the liver and chronic kidney disease. I have balance problems and fall, quite a lot actually. I had become my diseases. I had given up my horse riding, my gardens and other enjoyments.

Now, though I am still in my wheel chair, I have been moving more. Spending more time with my daughters and my grandchildren. They are such a pleasure in my life.

As I continue on this journey, I have regained some time in my garden, continued my quilting, sewing, knitting and crafts. I have begun voluntary simplicity. Going through my home and removing all the collections of 'things' that I really have no use for. As a result, I am constantly going through 'tubs'. Passing on to my children items that they would have gotten anyway. It is lifting a burden of possessions from my back.

I have found my spirit again and relish the time I am able to spend on Scriptures. My faith has been renewed and I am moving forward.

Member Since: 6/12/2014

Fitness Minutes: 3,941

My Goals:
To regain my health as much as possible

To become more positive for myself and others

To track all food & drink daily

To track fitness daily

To blog daily

To lower my blood sugars and decrease my insulin use

To stay within my calorie range

To be grateful every day

My Program:
To keep a 1200 to 1400 calorie range

To eat healthy foods for three meals and two snacks

To do chair exercises and chair dancing & steadily increase the time

To lose enough weight to have RNY surgery

Personal Information:
Soon to be 63, I have found a new interest in living. My faith has been renewed and I am enjoying my moments with Scripture readings. There is hope for this old sinner yet.

I belong to the church women's group, the ministry quilting group and the prayer shawl ministry. I am involved with the food pantry in our area.

I am in a wheel chair but will not let it limit me. I do not drive and depend on my daughters to take me places.

I am a mother to four daughters and grandmother to ten grandchildren. I have one great grandchild.

Other Information:
I have been married 44 years to my high school sweetheart.

I enjoy vegetable and flower gardening, cooking, quilting, knitting, reading , music and drawing with charcoal.

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    Hope your Valentine’s Day is just as awesome as you are! =D

    224 days ago
    Go Alice! WOOHOO, consistent weight loss during the Winter Meltdown; good for you! emoticon
    229 days ago
    Alice, thank you for the birthday wishes!! I have been thinking about you so much lately and hoping things are improving!! Hugs, Jeannie emoticon emoticon
    314 days ago
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    We need to live boldly and go for what we want in life. Sometimes we'll fail. Sometimes life may seem unfair and won't make sense. Sometimes we have to accept what we can't change. And while life can be difficult, there is ALWAYS reason to be grateful and joyful. We are blessed with an Indomitable Spirit. Let it guide you towards your dreams.•¨¯`💕

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    339 days ago
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    You will LOVE THIS TEAM! It's amazingly positive and supportive. The members here are always willing to lend a hand, an ear, or a shoulder. They have done it for me and they will do the same for you!! We are here to support and encourage you on your journey to success. All the best to you on reaching your goals.

    It's great to have you on board. Come and join us on the Forums for some fun and challenges.

    365 days ago
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