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Graduation on April 26... Playoffs... Let's go Redwings!!! Baseball is back... Go Tigers!!!!

Finishing my psychology degree with full time classes 54+ hours a week, missing dad
I need some support and encouragement and love
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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 5 days a week... woohoo!
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Finishing my psychology degree with full time classes 54+ hours a week, missing dad
I need some support and encouragement and love
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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 5 days a week... woohoo!

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 - if you know my health issues and how far I have come you will understand!!! I have given up two jobs due to my health... one was my dream job!!!

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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My goal is to lose a bit of weight each week to meet my goals. I am using Spark videos on my new plan. I love Coach Nicole! I love Spark videos where I can sit and work out.

I am a full time student working towards my Psychology degree at a Christian College. I love to scrapbook, crochet and I love to swim.

I was dad's main caretaker and also his patient advocate - dad passed away in July. I MISS him so much!

I LOVE Detroit Redwing Hockey and Tiger Baseball teams!

I just celebrated my 5 year sparkversary!

Five 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 tthirteen surgeries/procedures - eight within the last 9 years. I have a left ankle impairment - I was hit by a drunk driver 15 years ago.

I dont 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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LIFE-FAITH is off to her very last Thursday class ..woohoo! graduation in two days!!!
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Member Since: 6/15/2008

SparkPoints: 115,736

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My Goals:
My short term goals are to lose 20 pounds by February

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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.

I do not eat fast food, or pre-packaged food.

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 50 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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BOHEMIANCAT
4/20/2014 7:03:04 PM

emoticon Hope your Easter Sunday has been blessed.
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CORKYTHEMOM1
4/20/2014 12:54:57 PM

Jean, thank you for the spark goodie I received from you. Today, we rejoice and celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, our Lord and King! Alleluia! HE IS RISEN! May the blessings of the Lord guide, protect and be with you always! Sending spiritual HUGS from my home to yours. Have a beautiful and blessed Resurrection Day!

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JOANIE69
4/19/2014 4:06:37 PM

emoticon for the lovely spark goodie, and for visiting my blog today. emoticon I pray you will enjoy Our Lord's "Resurrection Celebration" Sunday, emoticon
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JOANIE69
4/18/2014 11:37:25 PM

May you indulge me my dear Sp friend, and read my (allegory) blog today please? May you be richly blessed, too. emoticon



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4/18/2014 1:06:03 PM

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