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12-14-2020 Linda and Fred - Love of my life 42 years - Facetiming with granddaughter

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2021 Choose HOPE and JOY and Be Strong and of Good courage - I am a Wife, Momma, prayer warrior. 71 year old with at least 40 more pounds to lose ...Half our county calls me "Miss Linda" from my nursing and daycare work, retiring in 2011...Happily married for 42+ years...Have a beautiful 39 yr old daughter that Married wonderful fella in 11/18 and delivered their first child 1/2020. As I age. I'm wanting to be a good example for family as well as healthy for life.
Intro to Sparks in 11/09; Health efforts escalated following heart stentss in 5/14. Then 5/15 I was diagnosed with severe spinal stenosis and peripheral neuropathy and told to prepare for life in wheel chair. 12/01/15 I had 8.5 hr spinal and back reconstruction and fight to maintain mobility and 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. All that surgery and stress and aging resulted in some memory loss and slower thinking and speech. Last changes in medical Dx was Oct 2017 Pre-Diabetic and 2018 Congestive heart failure with sloppy heart valves and aortic aneurism.

Member Since: 12/3/2009

My Goals:
**Maintain a gluten-free, sugar-free, anti-inflammatory, heart-healthy diet/lifestyle
*10/17 Dx of pre-diabetic [A1C 6.0] added LOW CARB to the dietary efforts Record Daily FBS
**Lose weight for health and mobility regardless of level of neuropathy Ticker started 1/1/18
**Learn to manage fibromyalgia and arthritis for less pain and more health

My Program:
Accountable for: *calories, macros of daily tracking foods - No counting on one day per week
* Every-Other-Day [M-W-F 600/1200 S-T-Th-S] way of eating Gluten free for celiac, LOW Carb to avoid full blown diabetes and Anti-Inflammatory for heart health:
* amount of liquids ...Less than 1/2 body wt. # of oz. of water *** daily wt for Congestive Heart Failure

Personal Information:
***Strong Christian faith and prayer warrior *Live in North-Central Washington state
* Helpmate to DH in his Truck-Garden and Farmer's Markets x3 per wk. from June thru September
**Manage anger at body and age betraying me and loss of mobility

Other Information:
I Love Jesus & His Word - Raised from birth in strong Christian faith accepting Christ as PERSONAL Saviour in Junior Hi and living my life for Him - I am a child of the King!!!
I enjoy the color purple and flower of violets/pansies. I love Christmas ALL year long in every way all day long!

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  • v LINDAF49
    I am fighting springtime depression - hits me most years and I defined it again yesterday when I cried four times during my day - upped the Vit D and BVits and will return to Practice of writing three things every night befie going to bed...three things I "DID GOOD AT TODAY"...
    1. DAiry free day #2 2.Took nap when supposed to for only 40 minutes which is what I am supposed to do Dr orders! 3.Wrote down morning devotional thought and kept it infrom of me all day. emoticon
    3651 days ago
    Have you tried purely decadent coconut milk ice cream yet??? I use the chocolate and add a cup of frozen raspberries and a cup of almond milk to make a delicious high fiber smoothie! Yum and so good and high in antioxidants and chocolate fruity goodness! I add extra fiber to mine and it makes a delicious drinkable lunch. Smiles Barb
    3654 days ago
  • v LINDAF49
    Barb you are such an encourager!!! Thanks so much. Not succeeding in the dairy free area but am being aware of it and decreaing amounts of Dairy each day. I really like the Almond milk I tried - wanting to get brave enough to try out my yogurt maker with cocnut or Rice milk . More adventures ahead!!!
    3661 days ago
    Hey Linda saw your note about nut free....My daughter loves soy milk and we buy coconut milk and coconut milk ice cream. These are great subs for dairy that are casein and nut free. Remember to take one day at a time and do one change at a time. Barb emoticon
    3666 days ago
  • v LINDAF49
    Struggling with too much to do and not getting good sleep - Off to bed and will start fresh tomorrow. Caring for a new baby in Day Care has really zapped my energy - can't seem to get down to the treadmill - must move that up the priority list - I love reading you other girl's progress. Will try to respond more to you and less self-centered in the future.
    3673 days ago
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