2017 Christmas - Linda, hubby and daughter

Just think there ought to be a pic of me on my page - this is Dec 2015 Baby Sammy puppy - gift after

2018 - Scripture word is PEACE - I love cardinals and winter and thought this just fit it all


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2018 PEACE - Wife, Momma, Miss Linda 68 years old and at least 56 more pounds to lose ...Half our county calls me "Miss Linda" from my nursing and daycare work retiring in 2011...Happily married for 39+ years...Have a beautiful 36 yr old daughter...Time to get healthier I'm wanting to be a good example for her as well as healthy for life.
Intro to Sparks in 11/09; Health efforts escalated following two heart stentss on May 23rd, 2014. Then 5/15 I was diagnosed with severe spinal stenosis and peripheral neuropathy and told to prepare for life in wheel chair. Dec 1 2015 I had 8.5 hour spinal surgery and back reconstruction and have probably regained all the mobility that I can but will fight to maintaintain it and possibly improve it further with weight loss. I am so thankful I am not in a wheelchair yet and not wearing diapers as first doctor predicted. I met my goal of walking a 5K with two canes 6/18/16. Then began an all out effort to lose weight and maintain my level of mobility.
All that surgery and stress and aging resulted in some memory loss and slower thinking and speech. Periodic month long challenges are good for my learning curves.

Member Since: 12/3/2009

My Goals:
**Maintain a gluten-free, anti-inflammatory, heart-healthy diet/lifestyle
**Oct 2017 Added Dx of pre-diabetic and added LOW CARB to the dietary efforts
**Lose weight for health and mobility regardless of level of neuropathy
**Learn to manage fibromyalgia and arthritis for less pain and more health
**Ticker set to PERSONAL goal of ONDERLAND [wt under 200lb.]. starting 5/23/15

My Program:
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* Every-Other-Day [M-W-F 500/1200 S-T-Th-S] way of eating and learn intermittent fasting, Gluten free for celiac, LOW Carb to void full blown diabetes and Anti-Inflammatory for heart health:
* amount of liquids ...1/2 body weight # of ounces of water
* weight loss [and daily wts for Congestive Heart Failure monitoring] and getting refined sugar out of my life
* steps taken or distance walked per pedometer
*Attitude of gratitude 3 items a day journaled or shared in status

Personal Information:
*Live in Washington state
* Helpmate to DH in his Truck-Garden and Farmer's Markets x3 per wk. from June thru September
*Got two heart stents May 23,2014
*Diagnosed Severe spinal stenosis - told to prepare for life in wheel chair May 5, 2015
*Back/Spinal surgery Dec 1,2015 Woke to no feeling or movement in R leg and little in L leg
* 6 months to the day from leaving the hospital walked Therapeutic 5K with two canes June 18, 2016
* Cardiologist told me heart is healthy except for congestive failure prevention but that I am also pre-diabetic

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I Love Jesus & His Word - Raised from birth in strong Christian faith - accepted Christ as PERSONAL Saviour in Junior Hi
I am a prayer Warrior
I enjoy the color and flower of violet/purple
I love Christmas ALL year long in every way all day long!

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    Thank you for the sewing machine goodie, and of course it is my very favorite brand! haha. emoticon
    1 day ago
    Linda have missed you since I left EOD team, how are you? Hubby and I are doing fine, he is walking s bit with his walker
    13 days ago
  • v JUDITH316
    emoticon Linda to I Can Do All Things Through Christ Team, we are thrilled to have you on-board, thanks for coming back. May we encourage you to post on our Team Wall and enter the Team forums, there is something there for everyone, and we also encourage you to post your comments and share your thoughts there. The bottom line is we are here for you and will stand with you cheering you on your journey. God’s Blessings, Your Friend and Co-Leader, Judith emoticon emoticon emoticon
    14 days ago
  • v 1DERLAND99
    Thank you for the welcome and 'crockpot'.. ((HUGS))
    15 days ago
  • v JUDITH316
    Afternoon Hello Linda

    。* 。*✲ Happy✲* 。。✲ New Year 2018✲ 。* 。
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    ˚ ˛ •˛• | 田田|門| from My Home to Yours!!!!
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    And God’s Abundant Blessings to you and your family,
    Let’s Keep Sparking On for another great year ahead. emoticon

    I also added you as my friend and hope you do also....
    Sorry for not connecting with you until now. I was away a lot over December and just answered your Sparkmail. Hope we now can connect and hope you come back to the team.

    16 days ago
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