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2020 Choose HOPE and JOY and Be BRAVE - I am a Wife, Momma, became Granma in January, 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 41+ years...Have a beautiful 38 yr old daughter that Married wonderful fella in 11/18 and delivered their first child 1/2020. Time to get healthier as I age. I'm wanting to be a good example for famiy as well as healthy for life.
Intro to Sparks in 11/09; Health efforts escalated following two 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. Dec 1 2015 I had 8.5 hr spinal and back reconstruction and fight to maintaintain mobility and improve it further with weight loss. I am so thankful I am not in a wheelchair yet and not wearing adult 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 change in medical Dx was Oct 2017 told blood sugar #s define me as Pre-Diabetic so new battle to fight and way of eating to change again.

Member Since: 12/3/2009

My Goals:
**Maintain a gluten-free, sugar-free, anti-inflammatory, heart-healthy diet/lifestyle
**2017 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 wt loss on home scales starting Jan1 2018

My Program:
Accountable for: *calories, carbs, %s from pie chart -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 ...up to 1/2 body wt. # of oz. of water *** daily wt for CongestiveHeartFailure
* weight loss; get refined sugar and processed foods out of my life; and steps walked per pedometer !!

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
*Two heart stents. *Back/Spinal surgery *Progressive arthritis and neuropathy
*Dx of pre-diabetic 10/17- so MUST get the carbs lowered and weight OFF

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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