Still my favorite picture of the two of us 4/2011

4/11/16 Our baby Yorkie, Sammy, is 6 months old and 5 # Such a joy in my life and my recovery

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67 years old and at least 58 more pounds to lose ...Half our county calls me "Miss Linda" from my nursing and daycare work for 26 years retiring in 2011...Happily married for 38+ years...Have a beautiful 35 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 but am gradually coming back in strength, mobility and mental abilities ...will see how far this improves but am so thankful I am not in a wheelchair yet and not wearing diapers. Most of my efforts were in strength, endurance and mobility areas until 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 this level of mobility.
With my return to Sparks I am decreasing # of teams and will also decrease some friends due to memory loss and trying to not overload the mental aspects of my day. Periodic challenges are good for my learning curves and finally beginning to see some success.

Member Since: 12/3/2009

My Goals:
**Recover from spine surgery of 12/16
**Maintain a gluten-free, anti-inflammatory, heart-healthy diet/lifestyle
**Lose weight for health and mobility
**Learn to manage fibromyalgia and arthritis for less pain and more health
**Ticker set to PERSONAL goal of one-derland by Oct 15, 2016.

My Program:
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* Every-Other-Day fasting, Eat to defeat Cancer, gluten free for celiac and Anti-Inflammatory:
* amount of liquids ...1/2 body weight # of ounces of water
* weight loss
* steps taken or distance walked per fitbit
*Attitude of gratitude 3 items a day journaled

Personal Information:
*Live in Washington state
* Helpmate to DH in his truck-Garden and Farmer's Markets x3 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

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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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    Hi - I know you are limiting things in your life because of your illnesses, but I hope and pray you will add me as a friend as I have added you. I want to thank you for your goodie and words of encouragement.. I love you for what you said in your note to me. It is the best words of encouragement I have heard. Somethling in your note just hit home. Whenever I get discouraged, I will read your note. By the way, we are close in age. I will be 71 in November,

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    Habits are like financial capital – forming one today is an investment that will automatically give out returns for years to come.
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    Thanks for joining the Meal Deal Challenge at Keep Walking With Jesus. I know this will make a big difference for you. It already has for me. Excited to see what October brings. Alice
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