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ASHLEYGILLE SparkPoints: (12,745)
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4/23/13 1:13 P

Welcome!! So glad that you joined SP! There are so many things to love about Spark! Great people, threads (where you can post/comment/ask questions/share thoughts), groups, challenges, etc., etc. I know that it's really important to track, too, so I would highly recommend tracking what you eat, if/when you exercise, etc. Good luck and I hope you enjoy using SP as much I have/do! xoxo

NEEKSMOM SparkPoints: (50)
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4/23/13 1:04 P

Thank you so much for the encouragement. I will check out the video!


DUSTYPRAIRIE Posts: 11,125
4/23/13 9:43 A

Welcome. There's a great chair workout video here on SP. It's a workout! But bit by bit, you'll accomplish it. I have faith in you!

MAUREENS356 Posts: 207
4/23/13 8:51 A

you are my inspiration...we can do it!

CIRANDELLA SparkPoints: (0)
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4/23/13 8:33 A

emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Susan!!

I have no doubt that you'll be posting about your success story one of these days! I definitely have a feeling you will do this. All the best to you!

EOWYN2424 Posts: 9,108
4/23/13 3:35 A


You CAN do this!!! Just keep repeating this to yourself!!!!

JANIEWWJD SparkPoints: (566,146)
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4/23/13 12:13 A

Welcome to Spark People and CONGRATULATIONS for loving yourself enough to want to stay healthy!!!!!
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NEEKSMOM SparkPoints: (50)
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4/22/13 11:32 P


Thank you so much for the encouragement...I am determined and know I will be successful...Got a journal today and wrote down what I ate...


CIRANDELLA SparkPoints: (0)
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4/22/13 10:46 P

Hi, NEEKSMOM...and emoticon emoticon emoticon to Spark! I am quite limited in the exercising I can do, and I think you'll find that what DIDS said is highly accurate. I lost all my weight despite difficulty with exercise. The key is really in what you eat, and if you track everything you eat accurately, you will not fail at this. I lost 70 + pounds and have kept it off for a couple years now, so there's every reason you can confidently feel very optimistic. The key is sticking to the calorie level that's right for you.

If you find you still need additional help, you can always have a personalized consultation with a registered dietitian (R.D.). I did that along the way, although it was for a problem related to sodium metabolism.

Don't be a stranger! Ask away...and there's also a People With Disabilities SparkTeam (of which I'm a member) -

Wishing you the very best of luck here! You can do it! emoticon

Edited by: CIRANDELLA at: 4/22/2013 (22:46)
NEEKSMOM SparkPoints: (50)
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4/22/13 9:49 P

Hi Shari...

Thank you for making me feel welcome to Spark. I will check out the exercises seated. I am in my wheelchair all the time anymore.

I have a friends who went through Chemo and radiation. I know what courage and faith that takes.

I look forward to sharing our weight loss journey.


MOM2ACAT SparkPoints: (190,535)
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4/22/13 4:34 P

Hello and Welcome to Spark!
I am limited in what I can do with exercise because of damage to my hip from cancer and radiation treatments; I do most of my workouts seated. I have a collection of chair aerobic and chair exercise DVDs that I use.

I also belong to a chair exercise team here on Spark, if you want to check it out for some ideas, here is the link:

HEALTHY-SPARK SparkPoints: (43,082)
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4/22/13 4:22 P

Welcome to SparkPeople! This is a great website full of lots of resources -- I hope you will like it here as much as I do!

FENWAYGIRL18 Posts: 5,868
4/22/13 2:05 P

welcome and good luck on your journey! emoticon

DIDS70 Posts: 5,368
4/22/13 1:57 P

80% of weightloss is in the kitchen anyway. You will do great. I started by removing all the crap from my pantry and refrigerator.

NEEKSMOM SparkPoints: (50)
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4/22/13 1:55 P

Hi....I am starting a weight loss journey. I weight 242 pounds and ready to feel better. I am disabled in a wheelchair and while I may not be able to exercise much, I can control the food I eat. Here I go on my way to feel healthier and look better!

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