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I joined a wrong team

Friday, October 16, 2009

Well, I joined the 'Adults with ADHD' team and now that will show on my sparkpage and make everyone think I have ADHD, but actually I don't. I joined it because there is hardly anyone in the autistic spectrum team, and no one posts, and ADHD is the closest thing to Aspergers. Although I don't know if I will be allowed to be a member of a team where I don't have the qualifying disorder, so maybe I will have to unjoin. But it is frustrating there seems to be so few people on the autistic spectrum here, or maybe they just don't find the team, and I want to be part of a team with other people who have difficulties being organised and also sensory difficulties, so I am not the only one.

  
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LIFENPROGRESS 10/17/2009 1:37PM

    You can adjust the settings so the group doesn't show on your SP Page.

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LINDA! 10/16/2009 11:16PM

    Hey, I am the leader of the ADD/ADHD team and very happy you joined!! emoticon

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JAMARCIL 10/16/2009 7:15PM

    I have two children with PDD and I think they got it from me. I have had issues in life that now looking back just aren't 'typical'.

At any rate, I am sure they wouldn't kick you out just because you don't have ADD. That seems harsh to me. Though I know the longing to have someone who can understand.......

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JAMARCIL 10/16/2009 7:15PM

    I have two children with PDD and I think they got it from me. I have had issues in life that now looking back just aren't 'typical'.

At any rate, I am sure they wouldn't kick you out just because you don't have ADD. That seems harsh to me. Though I know the longing to have someone who can understand.......

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YASMINSHORTER 10/16/2009 4:19PM

    Hey!

Why don't you try and leave a few posts in places where people with (or know people with)an autistic trait (I couldnt think of a better word!) will see them. And direct them to the autistic spectrum group! It could be that we just need to get the group a bit more publicised!

Be pro-active! Get your group out there!!!

Yas x

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SALSAGAL72 10/16/2009 4:05PM

    I also visit that site. I have a 25 y.o. son who is autistic.


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AQUAJANE 10/16/2009 3:43PM

    Welcome. I saw an article a few months (years/) ago in the NYT about Aspergers and could really relate, especially to the feelings of social isolation and interpretive difficulties, although I've never been diagnosed with that. And I've never made my Sparkpage public, at least in part because I'm a member of this team. BTW, I wonder if you've read any of Temple Grandin's books. I listened to one on CDs and it really opened my mind both to high-functioning Aspergers people, and to animal behavior issues.

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PAULDODO 10/16/2009 1:21PM

    Well, Asperger's goes undiagnosed in a heck of a lot of people, don't forget- and many of us display the symptoms and never even get diagnosed. I researched Aspergers and Higher functioning autism this year to see if it explained my behaviour and the feeling of 'being different' that I've had my entire life- I even registered with a clinical psycologist but couldn't get a good relationship with her- she just wanted to tell me I wasn't 'Autistic'!
I'm still unsure. Things have happened to me in my life- and are still happening regularly- that certainly point to there being something there- even my family say I'm the 'odd one out' of them all!

So don't worry; we're out here, but we just don't know it yet!

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BMI and body fat

Friday, October 16, 2009

The gym has a machine that finds out your BMI and your body fat. Here is what it says for me:

Weight: 9st 3lb (58.6kg)
Height: 5' 5.2" (1.66m)

B.M.I.: 21.3

From 18.5 up to 25: ideal weight

Your ideal weight is:

8st 0lb to 10st 11lb
50.9 kg to 68.8kg

Body fat %: 23.8%
Body fat mass: 13.9kg
Age: 35 years Female

Recommendations:

Excellent: 24.5%
Good: 27.3%
Average: 30.8%
Poor: 36.6%

  
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PINKY_120 10/16/2009 12:13PM

    Wow, that's pretty good! You should be proud! emoticon

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Progress

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Well, so far, after joining the gym last Friday, I've only had one day off, which was Tuesday. I went to the gym yesterday and today, and both times I went to the members area afterwards to study. I think I may be becoming organised. My ultimate goal is to be going to the gym early in the morning, but for now it is just to go to the gym every day, no matter what time.

I can feel the difference in my body. Somehow my body feels more defined, as if it has boundaries. I can feel the muscles inside my arms and legs and tummy - I am aware of them as I walk around.

  
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LHLADY517 10/15/2009 11:35PM

    WTG

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PENNYROYALTY 10/15/2009 6:22PM

    congrats on making progress! signing up for the gym is the first step (i managed to to that, too) Now, if i could only be like you and actually *GO* there. . . :)

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How disorganisation could be cured...

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

I do love earning points. And, gosh, it occurs to me that if I could earn points for all kinds of aspects of my life, not just fitness and healthy eating, I could become totally organised. I know that you can get points for 'other goals', but it is only five points. If I were given a possible hundred points to allocate to various elements of my day, such as flossing my teeth, cleaning the toilet, mowing the lawn, hoovering the house, reading certain books and journal articles, etc., then I do believe I could overcome my organisational difficulties.

Are there any sites that do this, I wonder. Or could SparkPeople make it an option? I know I can award myself points in a notebook or something, but I am much more motivated by an external awarder of points! I am actually rather concerned about what will happen when I get the highest trophy - then I'll have nothing to work towards!

  
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JENIABDUL 10/16/2009 1:03PM

    Join the (points) club sista! I am a sucker for points myself! Sometimes I would run for an extra 30 minutes only because my heart rate monitor gives me a bullet (point) for every 15 minutes I spent in my target heart rate zone and I love to see the row of bullets! emoticon

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LIS193 10/14/2009 2:23PM

    Stickers and the FLylady calendar! Works well for me.

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LMCGEEN 10/14/2009 11:05AM

    I so understand this! I would love this in all aspects of my life! I love earning my points.

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2,500 point trophy!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Look at my shiny new trophy! It is a diamond shape with a star inside, which is much more satisfying my last trophy, which was an aesthetically unpleasing squiggle!

I decided not to go to the gym today. My body needs a rest. I will go to the gym tomorrow and restart my exercise routine with renewed rigour - or is it vigour? Gosh, I do not know what is the word I mean!

  
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SUNNY89 10/13/2009 7:10PM

    congrats on the new trophy.

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PAULDODO 10/13/2009 4:30PM

    Rigorous vigour? Vigorous rigour?

Enthusiasm..... emoticon

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NOTHEALTHY3 10/13/2009 4:03PM

  Congrats on the new trophy!!

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