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ELISELOVE1 Posts: 6,319
4/11/12 1:09 P

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KOUNTRYFIDDLE SparkPoints: (32,266)
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4/11/12 12:28 P

emoticon to SP! Glad to have you aboard! Best wishes on your journey!

RHEYNKLW Posts: 5,883
4/11/12 11:45 A

Hi, Courtney, and welcome to SparkPeople! It sounds like you're up against a lot, but acknowledging your challenges is an important part of figuring out how to get what you want. I am fortunate enough not to struggle with any of the things you mention, but try searching the SparkTeams. I'm sure there's a group for people with arthritis, for example. Even if you don't connect with anyone just like you, you will definitely make some supportive, motivating friends to cheer you on and lift you up. Feel free to stop by my page or send me a private message if you are still feeling lost, or just want someone to talk to.
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PINKHOPE Posts: 25,758
4/11/12 11:42 A

Welcome to Sparkpeople!

This is a great place to get healthy! There are so many tools, resources, and encouraging people to help you on your journey to "Health & Fitness". Be sure to poke around the site and try the nutrition and fitness trackers, Spark Recipes, Daily Spark, health articles, and secrets.

Joining a team will help you meet like-minded people that share similar life situations or goals. Be sure to read member blogs as there is a wealth of information there. You can start with one of mine on "obstacles":

www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_
individual.asp?blog_id=4827653


If you have further questions or just want to chat, stop by my Sparkpage or send me a Sparkmail. Just click on the button under my profile picture on the left.

Press On!
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COURTNEYO5 SparkPoints: (3,569)
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4/11/12 11:03 A

hello everyone. Im new to this website and am trying to reach a goal of losing 50-100 lbs. Im looking for support and guidance. I do have arthritis and degenerative disc disease so some of the exercises must be modified for me. I am on psychiatric meds which I have been told my slow my weight loss. Is anybody else out there with the same conditions? Any comments and/or advice is appreciated. thank you

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