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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

1.) How old are you?


2.) How long have you been overweight, obese, or unfit?

20 yrs

3.) What made you decide to get healthy?

I want to live life enjoy it

4.) Has anyone ever made rude/mean comments to you about how you look?


5.) What do you hate the most about your current/starting size?

not being able to buy nice clothes

6.) What was your favorite unhealthy food before?

fast food burgers

7.) What's some of your favorite healthy foods now?


8.) What is the hardest part of this journey?

being able to exercise due to health issues

9.) What does your workout regime consist of?

very little due to complications from back surgery

10.) What do you want everyone to know about you?

I m a survivor & usually not a whiner

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DAISY443 8/25/2011 7:34AM

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CSNODGRASS 8/24/2011 4:02PM

    You're definitely a survivor! Hang in there!

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 8/24/2011 3:47PM

    emoticon Neat learning a little more about you.

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MNJONES2 8/24/2011 3:39PM

    It is question 4 that always gets me - people making rude remarks like they are perfect.

I love your question 10 and more than that your answer!! YOU ARE A SURVIVOR!

I do have one suggestion for you - Will your doctor prescribe some physical therapy for you? If so that might be the start for more physical activity - just a thought.

Best wishes fellow sparker!

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Monday, August 22, 2011

I know I haven't a very good sparkfriend lately

I m just so struggling - I feel back the way I felt when I first came home from my back surgery.

I haven't exercised very much lately do to pain & my eating certainly ain't been right

my hubby is trying so hard to help me just to do simple things around the house

I was denied my disability so I m now waiting for a hearing & I have an appt next wk to c about getting my health insurance back

with everything not going well depression is right here sitting by my side

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THENAMESLISA 8/24/2011 10:29AM

    Do one good thing for yourself today!

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CSNODGRASS 8/23/2011 5:55PM

    Seems like this summer has been a bad one for lots of people...including yours truly. Let's try to stay on Spark and let the power of positivity take the wheel for a while...behind the Lord, of course! But the Lord helps those who help themselves, and if all we can do is make a real effort to Spark it, we'll be going in the right direction. I'm saying this to you, but just as much to myself right now. I'll be praying for you.

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 8/23/2011 4:17PM

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-WRKNG2ABTTRME- 8/23/2011 9:08AM

    My thoughts go with you as you see about your health insurance. Pain can definitely have a major part on ones motivation for anything...I know. One step at a on one issue, then, go to another. Shoot me a message, and I'll do what I can to help.

Nancy (Mahogany Melters )

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CAROLEHZ 8/23/2011 8:05AM

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We miss you! I hope all will go well at your hearing.

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 8/23/2011 5:58AM

    You are in my prayers, Maga!

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DAISY443 8/23/2011 3:45AM

    Hope you start feeling better! Hugs!

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MOMMYTO5CUTIES 8/23/2011 1:45AM

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Sometimes getting back on track can be the toughest thing.
Find what motivates you.
Also find out what you really want, do not let small things stand in the way.
This week take one thing you need to work on and change that per day.
Do not beat yourself up.
I read a blog recently that I really loved it was about trying to be perfect ... Don't I think when you do you see yourself as a failure when you don't achieve perfection.

Just keep working at it, chipping away at your layers you will figure it all out again!

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ONBEACHSIDE 8/22/2011 10:38PM

    Maga, we have both been struggling with a lot lately.My folks are trying to help as your husband is.

Don't stop at getting a disability attorney. I think you often get better results. see if anyone else has ideas.

Hope for us both, why would we be given so much pain? To my knowledge, I have only helped people, certainly I never intentionally inflictrg harn to another.

Take care and let's hope we both improve soon.

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JILLV1022 8/22/2011 10:24PM

  i know it is hard to stay positive when things feel out of control. try to think about the good things if you can. it sounds like your husband is helpful and there for you and that is great. hope you start feeling better soon!!! emoticon

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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Well I am walking much more lately - unfortunately this means much more back spasms

I m trying to swim every day as it is one of the few exercises that doesn't hurt me

I m eating pretty good these days

I've lost my health insurance officially @ midnight tonight

We are moving within 3 yrs possible place is close to Camden Ohio
first I have to get my dad his divorce from my step-mom then fix up this house to sell it
we are planning to buy a trailer & to basically to start all over

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CSNODGRASS 7/31/2011 8:28PM

    Glad to hear from you! Sounds like the break is doing you good. Sometimes starting all over is the best thing to do. I wish I could.

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KOREENREGIS 7/31/2011 8:21PM

  Alot going on with you. God is looking down,you are not alone. All the best.

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Saturday, July 23, 2011

I give up.

I have decedied to take a break prayerfully I will b back

as of Monday I will b on a break for @ least 2 wks

depression has taken control of my life & I m bac to the weight I was a yr ago

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DONNA_VT 7/28/2011 1:08PM

    I hope to see you back soon! We are all here for you if you need a shoulder. Take care! I'll be thinking of you and hoping the break helps.

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KMIRANDA2000 7/23/2011 9:11PM

    I'll be here for you when you come back.

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SPEEDY143 7/23/2011 3:36PM

    I'm glad you let us know instead of just disappearing... I will continue to pray for you and hope that you have told your doctor exactly how you are feeling. Sometimes you have to raise your voice to be heard emoticonGod bless.

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CSNODGRASS 7/23/2011 1:38PM

    I've been there...and still am. I understand the break; the difference between you and I is that you're considerate and tell us you're going on a break...I just disappear. I hope to see you back sooner than later! We can all do this together, and some times are harder than others. God and good always prevail in the end...I truly believe that.

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NEED2LOSEN2010 7/23/2011 12:23PM

    Praying for you! emoticon


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ALASKASKY 7/23/2011 10:57AM

    It's o.k. to take a break, but don't ever give up. I suffer from depression also and I go through periods of wanting to give up too, but then I realize I have so much support here on SP and I start to remind myself that I am worth the effort and deserve to be happy and then I get back on the wagon.

Don't give up completely. You are important, you are loved, emoticon

I have a hard time losing weight because I have a few other health issues, so It's very discouraging at times. But if you will just continue to do small things in your routine it will still count as taking care of yourself.

I try to incorporate fruits and veggies or just 10 mins of exercise or dancing. No, I don't always stick to a routine, but every day I make one healthy decision.

Just do the best you can and sprinkle a little love on yourself.

WIshing you the best.


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BANDMAMAPC 7/23/2011 10:16AM

    take care. please be kind to yourself. hope you can find yourself back in here someday.

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DUSTYPRAIRIE 7/23/2011 8:54AM

    ((((angel hugs))))

Hope you come back soon. I can relate.

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 7/23/2011 7:11AM

    I am praying for you Maga.

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CAROLEHZ 7/23/2011 6:37AM

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We will miss you.

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CHLOE453 7/23/2011 5:54AM

    I understand where you are coming from....I have been feeling like that for the past few months. I stayed on Sparks, just didn't track my food, did very little if any exercise....but stayed in touch with SP friends and reading articles on motivation. Somehow I was able to pull myself up off the ground and find "myself" again and get back on the right track as I am sure you will when ready. Just don't be hard on yourself, take it one day at a time and know we all have set backs. If there is anything that I can do to help please let me know....I will be here for you. Take care ~~~ Kelly

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JOHNWBROCKSR777 7/23/2011 4:49AM

    I wish you would stay...I don't know you but I do understand depression... This is a journey and we all have up and downs...stay the course!

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Saturday, July 16, 2011

Finally I started physical therapy & I'm going thru the same therapist that I seen b4 surgery. She says I'm not even as far as I was last time, so the goal is to get back @ least to that point.
I've tried to do a little more walking but my right knee and thigh go numb and hurt but I m yet again starting to try.
I spent over a wk in bed not doing anything including sparkpeople; I really need to find a therapist and soon.

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LUNADRAGON 7/20/2011 6:45AM

    My thoughts and prayers are with you. You recognize what you need, and are still recovering. One moment, one step, one day at a time. You can do it, because you ARE making it happen. It can be so hard to be patient with oneself. Breathe! You and your body have been through a lot. Follow dr's orders. It can be so easy to overdo it.

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CAROLEHZ 7/18/2011 6:54AM

    I was glad to see that you were posting. You've been missed. I'm happy to see that you are in PT. I hope she will give you lots of useful exercises to do that will stop the thumb and knee business and get you feeling better.

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ONBEACHSIDE 7/17/2011 11:23PM

    Your on the right path. Keep plugging along. emoticon emoticon

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CSNODGRASS 7/17/2011 7:41PM

    You're heading in the right direction, and that's great!!! So glad to see you back on here more often! I need to get in gear and be on Spark regularly myself!

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NEED2LOSEN2010 7/17/2011 9:23AM


Sending prayers.

God Bless


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DAISY443 7/17/2011 5:33AM

    Hoping the pt helps, but don't overdo. Hang in there, Maga! Hugs!

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