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July 20, 2020
That has to mean something 20/20/20
I was hoping to be healthier by the time my birthday rolls around this year and I will be. In no small part, thanks to my heart ablation and my whole food plant based eating.
Think about this, all the bad diseases in the world have started with animals. Human kind needs to realize animals have a soul and feelings and need to be treated with kindness.
I live in beef country. All my family are meat eaters.
I still need my back "fixed" but that will take some time due to this current surgery, which took place July 7, 2020.
All I can do is all I can do.
I need some support for kidney function.
Is anyone interested in kidney team with the focus on whole food plant based anti-inflammation?

Positive thoughts equal positive results.

Update 07/01/2020
Next week I will have a heart ablation. Even though it seems daunting, I believe it will cure my atrial fibrillation and get me off some medication. I am at peace with it.
Next up, from 5 to 6 months later is back surgery, a lumbar fusion. That will take longer to heal, but I want everything fixed so I can enjoy life and do more cooking. At the present, I start hurting when I stand to cook.
All is well, however. I am blessed and can walk, talk, see and hear. Some cannot.

Update 04/23/2020
I am Motivator of the Day! I did not even know, it was pointed out to me.
Health wise, I am social distancing, but some workmen have had to come in the house. I am being cautious but not fearful. I have the issues associated with not doing well with the Covid-19 virus. Dh still goes to work, but half the week, works from home. He is being cautious, as well.
I continue to improve. I will see my doctor in June and get the official verdict from the lab reports. In the meantime, I am sticking to the plan.
Update 03/24/2020
My goal this year was to gain health. It is March and I am gaining my health back slowly. The whole food plant based, low sodium, low sugar and low fat diet is the main thing that is helping.
I got off of one blood pressure medication, but still taking another. I have not been able to exercise much, but I got shots in my back last week and my back feels better, so that helps, as well. Now I can exercise more.
Life is improving as I inch my way to age 70.

Update 12/31/2019
I look with excitement on every new year. This one seems more special because it is also a new decade. 2020... will we have new vision in our lives? I am counting on it.
Now I stand confident in my ability to keep on my plant based path. It has not been easy. I have learned to enjoy cooking most of my meals. Dh has come along with me but still eats junk. I have not seen the results I want health wise, but I do feel better and have more energy. Still taking meds and lost a few pounds. I read some stories of going on this way of eating and one lost 40 pounds in 90 days! Yes, I am jealous. However, I am older with health issues that are not easily addressed.
I am thankful I can walk, talk, see and hear.
I plan to get back to painting soon, so that will be something new for the new year. I have given up on my Cricut hobby and will try to sell my machine and supplies. It is still popular.
Here's to a great 2020!

Update, November 18, 2019. I have more energy. Could be the CPAP or could be the vegan diet? Also I have lost 5 pounds. But I had gained previously and now am in this whole food plant based low sodium no oil low sugar for the long haul. I want to be off meds by my birthday in November, 2020. Labs in January will tell the tale.

I am now on a CPAP every night. I don't know why I resisted for all these years. Yes, I have sleep apnea and now feel more energized.

I am now vegan since the end of May, 2019 and working on health one problem at a time. Hopefully the weight will come off once I get healthy. I have been up and down in that regard. Now up. Many reasons. One is that I am unable to exercise as I wish, but am getting that worked out. So far, I am able to do more! Isn't that fabulous?

I am learning that thoughts and words become reality, so watching my thoughts and what comes out of my mouth.





Member Since: 6/16/2008

Fitness Minutes: 35,532

My Goals:
Continue on my path of eating plant-based and working on my various health issues. By age 70, I plan to be off at least some medicine, if not ALL. Dare to dream, but work your plan.



My Program:
I switched to vegan May, 2019, discovering it only will work if you eat high complex carbohydrates and lots of fiber foods. So far, it is working for my health. I feel better! Don't eat vegan "junk" which is those substitute meats and cheeses, they are bad for you.



Personal Information:
Jointed 6/8/2008

Live in Central Texas

Retired and re-fired!

Artistic and creative - love arts, crafts, writing, blogging



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"We are not afraid to be a bit different, to make shades that are bold." Francois Nars

"Health is a state of complete harmony of the body, mind and spirit. When one is free from physical disabilities and mental distractions, the gates of the soul open." ~B.K.S. Iyengar

"Let food be thy medicine." Hippocrates




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    ~ emoticon ❤️ Happy Weekend, Linda ~ Blessings, Love & Hugs ❤️ emoticon ~

    Keep focusing on the fact that you are trying... not that you have failed or that
    you might fail again but that you are doing what you can. That my friend is it's
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    ~ Wishing You a FUNtastic Friday ~ & ~ a WOOOHOOO WONDERfilled Weekend ~ ~
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ BLESSings ~ ALLways ~ Deby ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    "While you're going through this process of trying to find the satisfaction in your work,
    pretend you feel satisfied. Tell yourself you had a good day. Walk through the corridors
    with a smile rather than a scowl. Your positive energy will radiate. If you act like you're
    having fun, you'll find you are having fun." ~Jean Chatzky

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    On the road to Mayo Clinic. Back on Saturday!
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    What is hope? It is the substance of man’s highest vision. It is how we endeavor to create a life held in the brightest positioning. It is the path to divine understanding. LeeAnn Taylor

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  • v BOSS_OF_MY_BODY
    ~ emoticon ❤️ Happy Tuesday, Linda ~ Blessings, Love & Hugs ❤️ emoticon ~

    Commitment is the enemy of resistance, for it is the serious promise to press
    on no matter how many times you are knocked down.– David McNally


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