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I AM Healthier Than 6 Years Ago!

Update 11/02/2014:
This week I went to the hospital with atrial fibrillation. Guess what? Now I take more pills.
Good news: I am on the lowest dose of all the pills.
Bad news: That brings me to 6 prescriptions.
Could be much worse! I will take the pills and continue my quest for health.

Update 07/02/2014:
In my 6 year journey while on SparkPeople:
1. I have got off of insulin and only take one small pill for diabetes
2. I have ...
Update 11/02/2014:
This week I went to the hospital with atrial fibrillation. Guess what? Now I take more pills.
Good news: I am on the lowest dose of all the pills.
Bad news: That brings me to 6 prescriptions.
Could be much worse! I will take the pills and continue my quest for health.

Update 07/02/2014:
In my 6 year journey while on SparkPeople:
1. I have got off of insulin and only take one small pill for diabetes
2. I have lowered the amount of prescription medications I take for high blood pressure. I have had HBP since age 26 and it was not controlled, so the doctors just kept adding until I was taking 5 different pills. Now I take one medication, twice a day.
3. I have a stent and my cholesterol is always low. PLUS I was able to get onto the lowest dose of statin. I will have to take this which is not desirable, but the doctor also told me to take CoQ10, good for counteracting the side effects of a statin.
4. I had developed Chronic Kidney Disease as a result of high blood pressure for many years. Now my labs show a great improvement in kidney function! The Nephrologist said I did not have to see him for a year.

In conclusion, life is good. I owe all of this to exercising daily as possible, eating healthy, as possible and to prayers. I feel good and even though I am still overweight, I am believing that the weight will come off eventually. The doctors are happy and just say, "keep doing what you are doing."
Update 06/01/2014:
On June 16, I will have been on SparkPeople for 6 years. It is hard to believe!
It has been quite a journey, ups and downs with health and weight.
I have come to realize that I just need to love myself and like who I see in the mirror while I am on this journey of attaining health. So, now I do!
I am healthier day by day and more spiritual. I love the Lord! This belief has helped me immensely on this journey.
So here is a person who has grown while on Sparkpeople, is healthier and is still learning and growing.
My weight, well, I still need to lose, but I feel SO much better and that is more important than anything else. AND, I am still here!

Update 03/04/2014:
Never give up, never give in! Sadly, I have gained weight even though I am trying to lose. So I got the go ahead from my doctor to try vegetarian diet, also taking vitamin B12 supplements. I am also juicing, apples, kale, carrots and other things. We'll see how that goes for a while. I will live out my days to the fullest, praising God!

Update 02/06/2014:
I have good news on my kidney function. The BUN and Creatinine are now in the normal range for the first time in several years. The eGFR is still low, but has come up from 27 to 30. I still have to take pills and some day will get off the pharmaceuticals, but I take less than I used to! It is all good news. I am still working on eating right and I exercise daily, 10 minutes to 45 minutes. Not much weight is gone, but I am praising God for healing!

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Live in Central Texas

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IAMWINNING
11/24/2014 7:03:53 PM

I'm sorry you were diagnosed with A-fib, and now are taking more pills; but I'm glad you got to the hospital in a timely fashion.

Thank you for reading my blog about the Millers. They were in Jordan, having been there for 16 years. God isn't through with them yet - He will reveal His will for them in His time.



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IAM_HIS
11/24/2014 9:13:38 AM

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe



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IAM_HIS
11/21/2014 10:29:07 PM

We all have been given the gift of life. So take this gift and live it well by laughing more, smiling more and seeing what you have. Oh, how beautiful life is when we live with a grateful heart and share that heart with others. emoticon



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TRYINGTOLOSE64
11/21/2014 11:05:50 AM

Thanks for your comment on my blog!! I wish more people in my life actually thought that!



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IAM_HIS
11/18/2014 7:19:02 AM

Stand In Faith

Stand in faith
Even when you canít see your way
Stand in faith
Even when you feel like you canít face another day
Stand in faith
Even when the tears want to flow from your eyes
Stand in faith
Knowing that our God will always provide
Stand in faith
Even when you feel that all hope is gone
Stand in faith
Knowing that He is always there for you to lean on
Stand in faith
Even when you feel like giving up
Stand in faith
Because He is there ... saying, "Just look up"
Stand in faith
Even in those times you feel so all alone
Stand in faith
Hold on and be strong, for He is still on the throne
Stand in faith
Even when itís hard to believe
Stand in Faith
Knowing that He can change your situation, suddenly
Stand in faith
Even in those times you feel itís hard to pray
Stand in faith
And believe that He has already made the way
Faith ... is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen
So stand in faith
Because you already have the victory!

--Evangelist Johnnye V. Chandler



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