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Been on the edge of obese for most of my adult life. I want to be able to wear shorts in the summer and not be embarrassed. I went to get out a live life, outside and not worry about being the biggest person in the car, or at the table, or at the party.
Been on the edge of obese for most of my adult life. I want to be able to wear shorts in the summer and not be embarrassed. I went to get out a live life, outside and not worry about being the biggest person in the car, or at the table, or at the party.




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LYRICCA
8/16/2011 12:33:40 PM

Carol,
Thanks so much for your comments on PF on my page. Alll of it is so helpful. I, like you, had it come on all of sudden, and when I thought I was doing the right thing - losing weight and exercising! I'm doing a lot of the same things as you. Stretching, icing, etc. I did find a good pair of shoes at Orthaheel.com. Check that site out. The orthotics are built into the shoes and are really supportive in the arch. Take some getting used to but are helpful. Read the reviews. And they're sandals - I iive in California- I can't imagine not wearing sandals! And I'm with you - I will fight to keep mobile! Can't imagine dealing with this forever. Will keep working at it until we find better ways of doing things and healthier ways!!



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WHISPERING-PINE
2/21/2011 10:10:48 AM

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WELCOME to the......... YOU'RE THE BOSS OF YOU TEAM.


You will LOVE THIS TEAM! It's amazingly positive and supportive. The members here are always willing to lend a hand, an ear, or a shoulder. They have done it for me and they will do the same for you!! We are here to support and encourage you on your journey to success. All the best to you on reaching your goals.

Welcome on board for some fun and challenges.

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LYNDALOVES2HIKE
2/21/2011 1:28:30 AM

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Congrats on taking the next step to reaching a healthier you by getting active with SparkPeople - it's a great community, wonderful resources and fantastic support.

Please check out the SparkTeams - I think you will find a lot of others 'just like you' there. You can choose SparkTeams by age group, lifestyle or interests, geographic location or several other ways - some of the teams you might like include the Official 10-minute Daily Exercise Streak Challenge, Starting Over Weekly Mini-Challenge Team, 10k Steps A Day and Motivation & Positive Attitude Plan but there are so many to choose from, you can have a great time looking for the ones that seem to fit you best! In fact, I suggest joining more than one group, post your intro there and write blogs as often as you can - you will find tons of friends and support that way, I promise!!

In my experience, SparkPeople is like a emoticon in some ways - it's lots of fun and easy to make friends because we're all in this together. I like the way a HEALTHY LIFESTYLE is emphasized instead of a 'quick fix wonder diet' so it's good for people wanting to lose weight, maintain a previous loss, get healthier, improve fitness and many other goals - it's about waaaaaay more than 'just' losing weight so you have definitely come to the right place!

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If you ever need any help using features of the site, there are tutorial videos under the HELP section that can show you how to use the features of the site. You can also find them on the START page and several other places on the site.

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If you haven't already discovered The Spark book and/or the SparkDiet linked at the bottom of the START page, check them out - the program is simple but extremely effective. There is a TON of information on this site - so much it might even seem overwhelming but fortunately we don't have to 'digest' everything at once! The FastBreak program is a good way to start.

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Another nice thing about SparkPeople is that we have permission to be human - we don't have to change everything at once or be in a hurry to reach our goals. Take a few baby steps and then a few more and before you know it, you'll have completed a long journey - I hope you enjoy this community as much as I do - it teaches us how to make positive lifetime changes because that's the only thing that will work over time!

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2/21/2011 12:08:15 AM

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