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Saturday, March 09, 2013

Not sure anyone will read my blog or comment but here goes
I am Lori, married to a great guy
Mom of three ages 22 to 17 (she turns 17 on Wednesday) and step mom to 3 boys
I am a photographer out of Winnipeg Manitoba Canada
I have 3 dogs, 2 goldens and a bulldog mix
I had a back injury going on its third year which messed up my back and left side
On a bunch of medication which made me gain weight and lack of exercise due to pain
I also CRAVE sweets since I went on medication, but all the weight gain and lack of exercise has made my blood pressure jump so I am hopeing that if I loose weight I won't have to go on another medication

  
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PRAIRIECROCUS 3/10/2013 11:29PM

    Hi, Lori !
Welcome to SparkPeople, and the Manitoba Members Team ! emoticon

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WESTERNSAGE 3/9/2013 9:42PM

    Hi Lori, welcome to SparkPeople. You already have good suggestions from the other people who have commented, so I won't try to add to those. But I have had back problems since around the week I got pregnant with my son (now 36 years old.) It isn't debilitating anymore, but I had some really severe problems for awhile.

I just want to encourage you to move as best you can and try out the seated workouts for a start. I don't know much about how the Canadian health care system works, but I can tell you that a good chiropractor did wonders for me - and a good one also knows when you send you to an MD if needed. At any rate, you have a lot of sympathy from me. It's pain like nothing else I have ever experienced - including natural childbirth with both my kids - the 2nd one weighing in at 10-1/2 pounds.

SP is a great site with lots of help and support. Best wishes as you begin your journey.

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SANDYBREIT 3/9/2013 8:36PM

    Welcome to the High Blood Pressure team, Lori ! Spark People is a great place to find the tools, information and community support that you need to achieve your goals. I hope you will check in our team message boards often to let us know how you are doing -- and if you need any help with finding your way around the site, or just need a word of encouragement, just ask -- we are here for you!

Sandy

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DAUGHTEROFTWIN 3/9/2013 7:07PM

    Hiya Lori! Welcome to SparkPeople. My name is Tiffany. I've been with SparkPeople a little over a year. I'm a single mom of two girls (24 and 19). I love this site and the resources it offers free. I would recommend the following:

1. Check out the free exercise videos. I'm not sure if you have mobility issues or not. However, the exercise videos range from very beginner to more advanced. They even have a great series of chair exercises.

2. Check out ~Indygirl's Sparkpage and blogs. She has made amazing progress, all while dealing with disability and pain. ~Indygirl has some really good advice and is very approachable if you have questions. Here's a link to her page:

http://www.sparkpeople.com/
mypage.asp?id=~INDYGIRL

3. I love the trackers. They really help me stay accountable and find progress when the scale is moving so slowly. They can be a pain when you first start using them, but build your favorites and that really helps find items you use regularly.


I hope you love SparkPeople as much as I do.

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RAPUNZEL53 3/9/2013 6:55PM

  Good Luck! emoticon

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