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Life is a journey not a destination.... I want to lose weight and be healthy. I exercise each day and watch what I eat, but feel I need some structure. I am a busy person and Artist. I teach painting classes in my studio as well as weekend painting seminars. I get up at 4:00 or so each day so I can exercise and get my work done before class. I am teaching a painting class on Facebook. I have a group called "Raccoon Ridge Artists" where I teach a subject and the students can interact with me as they paint along. Anyone is welcome to join. I want to enjoy all of my life in the time I have. I had a kidney transplant in 1990 and have had 3 heart attacks as well as Pseudotumor Cerebri.. Macular Degeneration. Gout, Anemia, Hypothyroidism and a bunch of other things. ! Therefore I know the value of life. I have a great life with my husband and want to spend it feeling good about myself. I will never be what I was, but want to be the best of what I can be! I don't feel well much of the time, but still try to keep going. I have lost way too much of my life being sick to let it get the best of what I have left.
I am fortunate to have a wonderful Son "Wade" and little Grandson "TJ". I have great support from family and lots of friends. Life is good!

Member Since: 3/31/2008

Fitness Minutes: 15,950

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My goal is to lose weight, exercise regularly and be healthy. Losing weight will only make me feel better with the illnesses that I have. I want to enjoy my life with positive and happy people. I have a lot of paintings in progress and want to finish them before I lose my eye site!

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I am following a low fat, no sugar, low calorie regimen. I exercise every day with cardio each day and weights and floor exercises at least 3 times a week. (Lately there are times I have just not felt good, so try to listen to my body) I also paint and try to relax and enjoy life! The biggest thing I do is pray!

Personal Information:
I am all grown up,( 62 years young!) married to a wonderful man named "Jim" with a grown son "Wade" and grandson "TJ"... We live in Wisconsin on a cliff overlooking a beautiful valley. I am an artist and enjoy being here and painting while I try to take care of myself. My favorite singer is Celine Dion and love listening to her while I paint!

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Presently I am teaching painting on Facebook on a page titled Raccoon Ridge Artists. I am giving a tip of the day painting tips as well as painting a project with instructions that painters can follow along. You just need a Facebook account to join!
I have done so many things in my life. Being a wife, mother and now grandmother, but before that I enjoyed singing in a band, winning dance contests and painting many pictures! I have done work that I loved and then got sick... Now I am happy to wake up in the morning and think it is a real honor to be able to exercise after 20 years of illness. Now I just want to make the best of the years I have left.
I teach painting in my studio and also have artists come for painting seminars. I feel that I am blessed in spite of all my medical issues and weight gain!
The hardest thing with my losing weight is balancing all my food restrictions!

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    I too have that problem. I have had many infections and you have to worry about the antibiotics as some don't work or will cause the creatnine to go up. I just went through that as I am nursing an injured leg! On antibiotics now and feeling sick all the time. Regular people don't have that problem, but we are so lucky to still be here that I don't complain. Life is such a gift! emoticon
    3260 days ago
  • v CATLUVER43
    Hey Judi..I just found your page and added you as a Spark Friend. I had a Kidney Transplant in 07. My main problem is not from the transplant except for being sick all the time with my crappy immune system.
    3260 days ago
  • v MCGS62
    Merry Christmas!!
    3267 days ago
  • v -SHAWN-
    Thanks Judi, I called and the Pharmacist said it was fine.
    Thank again!
    3509 days ago
  • v -SHAWN-
    Do you know if it's o.k. to take Cellcept and Prograf at the same time? Or do they have to be taken an hour or so apart ?
    3511 days ago
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