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Love your kidneys! While you have two of them, chronic kidney disease is a silent killer.

I am working on my Master of Science in Psychology to teach at the college level, I am half way there!!!

I have graduated with my Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Summa Cum Laude and accepted in the International Honor Society of PSI CHI for psychology.

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I am working on my goal - one day at a time
Living with chronic kidney failure - is challenging some days! As well as thyroid disease, allergies, and other chronic ...
I am working on my Master of Science in Psychology to teach at the college level, I am half way there!!!

I have graduated with my Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Summa Cum Laude and accepted in the International Honor Society of PSI CHI for psychology.

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I am working on my goal - one day at a time
Living with chronic kidney failure - is challenging some days! As well as thyroid disease, allergies, and other chronic issues that have flared up in the last three months.

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My goals and commitment:
My commitment is to ME - FOR me

Revamping my goals:
I am riding a stationary bike every day from 10 to 60 minutes, depending upon my ankle and my health... I am adding strength training back to my routine 2x a week.

Track, track, track nutrition and fitness
Stick to my kidney friendly diet
Eat more fruits and veggies for snacks!

I want to FEEL fit and strong
I want to LOOK fit and strong

I want to feel GOOD everyday

I want to be able to have endurance with minimal pain

I want exercise to become like a second skin to me
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I love to scrapbook, crochet and I love to swim.

I LOVE Detroit Redwing Hockey and Tiger Baseball teams!

I just celebrated my 6th year sparkversary!

Six years on Spark fighting through major and minor health issues along way - may have detoured me on my journey to losing weight but it has never waylaid me to leave spark. I continue to Spark on through it all - learning new ways to gain health. I have left 6 specialists in the medical field - woohoo! and I have gained so much health! With my flare-ups I have returned to two specialists... ugh! My allergist and my endocrinologist.

I have had thirteen surgeries/procedures - eight within the last 10 years. I have a left ankle impairment - I was hit by a drunk driver 17 years ago.

I don't make resolutions. I make commitments to myself, knowing that along the pathway to health, I will take many detours on this journey.

I do have goals I strive to meet.

I have learned that I have to be willing to give and to take, push and to shove, fighting my way - full blast head first through conflict, defeat, and sometimes even despair. But, always on my way I go.

I know that my God, well He is limitless. I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength. I shall overcome and I shall not give in.

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Member Since: 6/15/2008

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My Goals:
My goals include:
Stick to my kidney friendly diet

Sleep 7-8 hours

Stick to my 8 servings of water, 1 cup of cranberry juice and my two cups of tea a day

Cardio 10 - 60 minutes 4x a week

Strength training 2 times a week

Encourage my hubby to workout with me and to continue to eat healthy with me

I will continue on my journey to health... God is good and He is faithful! I will never give up on my health.

My Program:
I eat 8 servings of fruits & veggies every day. Only lean meats, fiber-one cereals and bars. I only drink water, tea, and one cup of cranberry juice.

99% of my meals I cook from scratch. When I eat out - I stick to very basic foods.

Personal Information:
I live in Yale Michigan.
I am 51 years old.
Married to Don. We have 4 grown children and 6 grandchildren.

I have a dog - Brutus, and a cat - Fred.

I live in 2nd stage Kidney Failure, OA in my left ankle, Graves Disease, Thyroid Disease, allergies, asthma.
I have lowered my cholesterol, gotten my asthma, headaches, and sinus issues under control. I have become more mobile and flexible.
I swim, walk, and play outside with my Rottie.

I love my Lord Jesus Christ!

Other Information:
I love to watch movies with my husband. We still date after 25 years.

I especially love time with my grandchildren

I want to be healthy.

One of my favorite quotes:
If you ignore your health it will go away.

I am an Organ Donor advocate.

Become an organ donor today.
19 of us will die today.

I believe in LOVE, Forgiveness and restoration. God is GREAT!

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LKWQUILTER
4/21/2015 11:43:17 AM

Thanks for the cheering Jean. I am really happy about it too. ((HUGS)) Linda Kay



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ICANINSIGHT
4/14/2015 3:00:46 PM

Thanks for commenting on my blog. I appreciate you reading and commenting.
Have a great week!
Linda



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4/14/2015 1:17:40 AM

emoticon I see your Spark Friend, emoticon ASOBFALLS is The Motivator of the Day. What an honor for her. emoticon



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ASOBFALLS
4/7/2015 11:24:37 AM

Read your 'commitment' intro from January 2015...
You are an inspiration... emoticon
Joyce



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