PEGGY-BEE
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the beach I grew up on, Coronado



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My old intro:
"Not as worried about my weight as I am about my heart, digestive problems and joints, losing weight has been a happy bonus but I am not serious about it. Feeling good and strong is what I am after."
And, now:
August 2017 I was diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease so my course has changed and it is Time to get Serious! I have been told I can't improve my kidney function but I can stop the progression of decline, and I must because if I lose another 15% it would be time to go to dialysis and consider a transplant. I DO NOT PLAN TO GO THERE!


Member Since: 3/7/2010

Fitness Minutes: 287,812

My Goals:
To improve joint and heart health.
October 2017 update, I have done a good job with my joints even with more degeneration, I have improved flexibility, rarely use my crutches, just 2 rounds since 2010 and no longer than a week a time. I was not doing great for my heart, hypertension and all, recently those numbers are improving. I have kept the Diabetes that plagues my siblings and cousins away. But, I have to add a new goal maintaining kidney function, it's down in the 30s percentiles.

Maintain kidney function.
Keep joints flexible (Oct 2017- told spinal surgery is my next treatment option- don't want that).
Keep lowering blood pressure ( August 2017- dangerously high, October 2017- high normal)


My Program:
Walking and low-impact exercise due to degenerative spine disease.
Watching every bite that goes in my mouth- is this good or bad for my kidneys?



Personal Information:
Married with a grown daughter and a dog living on the central coast of California.


Other Information:
We live within a mile of the beach on one side and a mile of the foothills on the other. Just kinda perfect except the occasional crazy storm or an out of control wildfire- we've evacuated a few times, and an earthquake now & then to keep us alert. But as our tourists say "you live in Paradise," then we add "most of the time". Santa Barbara is filled with parks and very dog friendly, so we walk alot. It's rural enuf that it's not unusual to get stuck behind a tracker on Cathedral Oaks or Modoc Rd and there is an occasional bear seen roaming the grounds at UCSB, but it's big city enuf to have an International Film Festival every February. After 25 years working as an X-ray technologist, a few years in school libraries, I retired and sat on my butt, after 7 years of that I returned to the work force and now I am a Page at the Public Library. This is a great job for me as I am moving for 4 hours a day, 5 days a week- pushing cartloads of books, reaching high and squatting low to shelve in




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  • v 2BDYNAMIC
    emoticon for your comment on my "Born in Prehistoric Times" blog today. Have a great week!
    9 days ago
  • v IMLOCOLINDA
    emoticon RULES FOR A "SPARK"LING WEEK!!! emoticon

    1. Wake Up !! Make the choice to have a good day and live a healthier lifestyle! emoticon
    2. Dress Up !! The best way to dress up is to put on a smile. A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.
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    3 . Learn!! Read as much as you can and gain knowledge about living a healthier lifestyle!
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    4. Stand Up!!..... For what you believe in. Stand for something or you will fall for anything.
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    5. Look Up !!.. to your next goal and reward. What do you need to do in order to meet or exceed that goal?
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    6. Reach Out !!... by encouraging others and being supportive in their times of need.
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    7. Lift Up !!.. Your spirit....as this journey is not only about your body and weight loss but the changes with your mind and soul too!
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    8, Get moving !! ... Find ways to incorporate exercise into your daily routine. Sneak in as much exercise as possible!
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    *Many thanks to -WRKNG2ABTTRME- for sharing this.
    9 days ago
  • v IMLOCOLINDA

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    Wouldn't it be wonderful
    If every day we're living
    We stopped to count our blessings
    Like we do on Thanksgiving?
    If every day we took the time
    For gratefully expressing
    Our thankfulness for every joy
    And every little blessing...
    Wouldn't it be wonderful
    If we would just remember
    Gratitude's a year-round thing
    Not only for November!
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    Wishing you many blessings to count and many joys to remember
    this Thanksgiving Day and all the days that follow! Your support and
    encouragement have been a real blessing in my journey!
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    14 days ago
  • v 1ZIPPYC
    Thanks for the blog comment. Didn't mind at all about the driving part of it! I totally understand. I am about to give up driving myself! On our way back from Cedar Key-140 mile round trip-I was a basket case by the time I got home. I couldn't believe the traffic-so much of it and they were all speeders and crazy! UGH! I think everyone and his brother is down here for the holiday week! Geeze! We are seeing more and more of those unmarked patrol cars too! We love to see the baddies pulled over too!
    Have a good week! Hope your house hunt is going good. Keep my posted. Glad your back is better! emoticon
    16 days ago
  • v EO4WELLNESS
    glad you've got awesome weather to enjoy today!
    18 days ago
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