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Happy November! Time to be thankful for all of God's goodness!

I am working on my Master of Science in Psychology to teach at the college level

I have graduated!!! 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!

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

Revamping my goals:
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I am working on my Master of Science in Psychology to teach at the college level

I have graduated!!! 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!

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

Revamping my goals:
I am doing 4 - 5 Spark-videos with Coach Nicole 4 days 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 was dad's main caretaker and also his patient advocate - dad passed away last July. I MISS him so much!

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!

I have had thirteen surgeries/procedures - eight within the last 9 years. I have a left ankle impairment - I was hit by a drunk driver 16 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.

One health issue after another, does not get me down, it builds me up.

Come back soon.. I change my theme often!
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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 10 servings of water, 1 cup of cranberry juice and my two cups of tea a day

Cardio 30-45 minutes 2x -3x a week

Strength training 3-4 times a week

Keep moving any chance I get - walk the dog, do jumping jacks (improvised due to ankle), and stretching and bending when I take the dog out.

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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