SparkPeople People with Disabilities Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=5150 Losing weight and getting healthy is not hopeless for those of us with disabilities. Our goal is for this site to give you some support & inspiration on your journey. SparkPeople People with Disabilities Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=5150 just some help with the site please http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5150x58583345 how do i post my weights and goals and such on here to show up for all to see...wouldn't mind it at all...would like to use this site more to better my weight loss Sat, 19 Jul 2014 17:56:46 EST hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5150x58583310 hello my name is kim...i'm not exactly handicaped but i am severely limited in my mobility at the moment....i have severe bursitis and arthitis in my knees and the doc is talking about knee replacement if i can loose the weight to get healthy enough for it....i've been on the GAPS diet for almost 2 years now and have lost 120 lbs so far...but i'm at a stand still at the moment and need help ....we're thinking that i need to get agressive with my excersize program...and ... Sat, 19 Jul 2014 17:50:07 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5150x58469555 Hi Everyone! I'm new to SparkPeople but no where anything near new to trying to lose weight. Hope to get to know a lot of you! God Bless! Tue, 8 Jul 2014 14:24:15 EST Not new returning http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5150x58410562 I joined this team awhile back, then stepped away for awhile, and I'm rejoining again. I've been on SP since 2011. I left briefly in 2012 to deal with the death of my father. Since that time I have struggled to get momentum and motivation going again. I can't seem to find my footing anymore. I have Secondary Progressive MS and was just recently diagnosed with stage 2 Osteoarthritis in my foot. I have about 80 pounds to lose now that I gained back the 40 I lost here in 2011. I am in worse shap... Wed, 2 Jul 2014 19:14:39 EST JUNE CHALLENGE.. 15 MINS DAILY. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=280x5150x58062651 <em>215</em> HELLO TEAM............ WELCOME TO THE JUNE CHALLENGE....... THIS MONTH IS TO GET 15 MINUTES OR MORE OF SOME KIND OF EXERCISE FOR THE BODY OR THE MIND............ IT'S YOUR CHOICE....... Sat, 31 May 2014 16:57:17 EST JUNE CHAT.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x58062637 <em>215</em> HELLO TEAM.......... WELCOME TO THE JUNE CHAT........YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO............. START POSTING...... Sat, 31 May 2014 16:54:31 EST New to SP and to this team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5150x58004981 Hello, my name is Sarah. I'm a 34 year old stay at home mom. I was born and raised in Oregon (United States) but have been in Canada for the last 14 years. I hope I'm posting this in the right team. <BR> <BR> I wasn't sure if there was a specific topic for my disability. I have been diagnosed with a foot deformity. It is not seen from the outside. From the time I was born I had issues walking. And when I reached grade 3 my teachers noticed something odd about my walk. I hadn't been... Mon, 26 May 2014 15:26:11 EST MAY CHAT. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x57706297 <em>215</em> HELLO TEAM......... THIS IS YOUR NEW MAY CHAT...... PLEASE START POSTING NOW...... AS ALWAYS FIRST ONE IN GETS THE TEAM GOODIE...... AND I WILL POST THE WINNER ON THE TEAM WALL....... Wed, 30 Apr 2014 17:05:13 EST MAY CHALLENGE.... ADD A NEW GOAL EACH WEEK. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=280x5150x57706268 <em>215</em> HELLO TEAM.............. THE NEW CHALLENGE FOR MAY IS TO ADD ONE NEW GOAL EACH WEEK.......... IT CAN BE ANY GOALS YOU CHOOSE.... ADDING MORE MINUETS..... STEPS OR EXERCISE TO YOUR WEEK........ OR ADDING A NEW HEALTHY FOOD GROUP....... WHOEVER ADDS ONE NEW GOAL AND COMES IN HERE TO POST IT EACH WEEK............ WILL GET A TEAM GOODIE AND I WILL POST ON THE TEAM WALL WHO THE WINNERS ARE. Wed, 30 Apr 2014 17:01:57 EST LINDA!-MONIC A!-CAROLIAN! BIRTHDAY GIRLS THIS MONT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x57654765 <em>179</em> PLEASE GIVE THEM ALL GREAT WISHES!!! <em>407</em> DUE TO MANY PROBLEMS THIS MONTH I HAVE MISSED THEM----SO LET'S GO TEAM!!! <BR> <em>410</em> <em>144</em> <em>409</em> <BR> I HOPE YOU HAD A WONDERFUL AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY--------ALL GOOD WISHES TO YOU <BR> LINDA---------------------MONICA--------<BR>-------------CAROLIAN <BR> <em>410</em> <em>408</em> <em>410</em> <em>408</em> <em>410</em> <em>408</em> <em>410</em> <em>408</em> <BR> <BR> G... Sat, 26 Apr 2014 16:16:12 EST New to Spark People and this Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5150x57602205 Good Morning - My name is Mary and because of serious balance issues I use a rolling walker. This has seriously impacted on my ability to do aerobic exercise -also the fatigue i experience from my medical condition which affects my heart an lungs . I know I have developed serious and lazy eating habits - losing weight is really not an option for me but I only get so far and then go backwards. I am hoping to forward without my habitual slips of the past. Thank you all for being here - I h... Tue, 22 Apr 2014 09:30:02 EST From the Heartland http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5150x57409911 Good afternoon, and blessings, <BR> <BR> My wife just told me about the living with disabilities page. I am 46 married with 6 kids, but only 2 left at home. 5 years ago I was diagnosed with Short Fiber Neuropathy, when my legs started giving out on me. As a result I have lost a great deal of my mobility, but not my desire to be active. I now ride a hand cycle, putting in over 1000 miles each summer, and plan to participate in my first triathlon this summer. <BR> <BR> I live by the Apostle ... Sun, 6 Apr 2014 15:39:16 EST My post was for Brenna, http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5150x57409462 Must have hit wrong button. Sun, 6 Apr 2014 15:03:11 EST APRIL CHAT. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x57333642 <em>215</em> HELLO TEAM......... THIS IS YOUR NEW APRIL CHAT........... START POSTING RIGHT NOW..... Mon, 31 Mar 2014 17:31:23 EST APRIL CHALLENGE..10 MINS EXERCISE A DAY.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=280x5150x57333578 <em>215</em> HELLO TEAM............ THIS IS YOUR NEW APRIL CHALLENGE......... ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS GET 10 MINUTES OR MORE OF SOME KIND OF EXERCISE EACH DAY............. VERY SIMPLE........ SO JOIN IN AND LET'S MAKE THIS FUN. Mon, 31 Mar 2014 17:24:46 EST BIRTHDAYS BACK TO BACK--THIS TIME IT'S FOR WETMAC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x57193402 <em>410</em> HI THERE MAC <em>144</em> IT'S YOUR TURN <em>19</em> <BR> THE BIG ONE-------HOPE YOURS IS A STUNNERR OF A DAY <em>104</em> <BR> SO <em>409</em> HAPPY <em>179</em> BIRTHDAY <em>19</em> MAC <BR> <BR> <em>107</em> CELEBRATE <em>408</em> CELEBRATE <em>408</em> CELEBRATE <em>408</em> <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 06:58:37 EST WOW--VGINNY IHAS ANOTHER BIRTHDAY TODAY! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x57181575 WELL---SHE IS ANOTHER YEAR OLDER!! <em>33</em> WE SHOULD COME AND MAKE HER FEEL BETTER ABOUT IT <em>410</em> <em>407</em> <BR> LET'S HOPE IT IS A GOOD ONE <em>345</em> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 07:36:00 EST New member, new life, my rules http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5150x57130695 Well, I'm new to this group. I was diagnosed with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome back in July, and have been in a wheelchair since August because of how bad it can be. After getting out of the hospital in February, I have taken it upon myself to figure out an workout routine that I can do that might help me improve my abilities. Used to do a lot of yoga and such, but I did much more bike riding/racing. Currently, I can stand for about a minute, depending on how medicated I am a... Fri, 14 Mar 2014 22:25:14 EST MAR. CHALLENG E....... DO YOUR OWN THING.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=280x5150x56952079 <em>215</em> HELLO TEAM.............. THIS MARCH CHALLENGE IS TO DECIDE WHAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO DO FOR YOUR FITNESS THIS MONTH........ YOU CAN CHOOSE WALKING... GARDENING.. ETC...... DRINKING MORE WATER........ WHATEVER YOU FEEL YOU NEED TO BUMP UP FOR YOURSELF THIS MONTH........ LET'S GET STARTED EVERYONE..... Fri, 28 Feb 2014 16:57:56 EST MARCH CHAT.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x56952037 <em>215</em> HELLO TEAM....... WELCOME TO THE MARCH CHAT........... START POSTING NOW..... Fri, 28 Feb 2014 16:52:57 EST BIRTHDAY? DISTY!!! YOUR DAY!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x56633050 <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>410</em> IT'S DUSTY'S <em>144</em> 'DAY TO HOWL!!!! <em>407</em> <em>107</em> HAPPT BIRTHDAY DUSTY <em>19</em> <em>408</em> -------C-E-L-E-B-R-A-T-E <BR> TEAM!!!!!COME GIVE DUSTY YOUR BEST!!!! Mon, 3 Feb 2014 16:59:25 EST WOO-HOO IT'S LYNN'S BIRTHDAY-- -YEAH!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x56602839 <em>244</em> LYNN-----HAVE A REALLY GREAT DAY LYNN <em>144</em> COME ON TEAM-----JOIN IN THE FUN! <BR> <BR> <em>410</em> HAPPY <em>19</em> BIRTHDAY <em>407</em> AND <em>107</em> MANY <em>409</em> MORE!!!! <BR> CELEBRATE <em>408</em> Sat, 1 Feb 2014 12:37:10 EST FEB CHALLENGE.. 5-10 MINS OF ANY ACTIVITY.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=280x5150x56592402 <em>215</em> HELLO TEAM............. WELCOME TO YOUR FEBRUARY CHALLENGE......... THIS MONTH IS TO DO 5 TO 10 MINS OF ANY KIND OF EXERCISE YOU CHOOSE........ YOU CAN BREAK IT UP OR DO IT ALL AT ONCE...... BEST OF LUCK TO WHOEVER JOINS IN...... Fri, 31 Jan 2014 16:49:52 EST FEBRUARY CHAT. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x56592334 <em>215</em> HELLO TEAM................ THIS IS YOUR NEW FEBRUARY CHAT....... START POSTING........... Fri, 31 Jan 2014 16:42:09 EST Hi there http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5150x56233717 Hi! I have been on SP before. I have a bad back and suffer with hypo/adrenal burnout so I have little energy. I am unable to exercise at this point but feel well enough to come back to SP so I am happy about that. Looking forward to meeting you all. <em>30</em> Sun, 5 Jan 2014 20:26:02 EST JANUARY CHAT 2014. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x56153974 <em>215</em> HELLO TEAM........... WELCOME TO YOUR JANUARY 2014 CHAT....... HAPPY NEW YEAR.......... FIRST ONE TO POST HERE GETS THE MONTHLY GOODIE....... BEST OF LUCK TO ALL OF YOU..... Tue, 31 Dec 2013 16:38:37 EST JAN 2014 CHALLENGE.... POST YOUR NEW YEARS GOALS. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=280x5150x56153885 <em>215</em> HELLO TEAM.......... THIS IS YOUR NEW JANUARY 2014 CHALLENGE....... THE CHALLENGE FOR THIS MONTH IS TO POST ANY AND ALL GOALS YOU WANT TO SET FOR YOURSELF FOR JANUARY....... THEN COME IN AND LET US KNOW HOW YOUR DOING DAILY OR WEEKLY..... MAKE YOUR OWN GOALS THIS MONTH AND BE ACCOUNTABLE..... Tue, 31 Dec 2013 16:29:37 EST FUN CHRISTMAS QUIZZES.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=855x5150x56070013 <em>215</em> HELLO TEAM......... THERE ARE SOME QUIZZES HERE FOR YOU TO ANSWER..... THIS IS ONLY TODAY AND I WILL GIVE EVERYONE TIME TO ANSWER AND NOT GIVE THE ANSWERS TO THE QUIZZES UNTIL TOMORROW GIVING EVERYONE TIME TO JOIN IN........... ENJOY HAVE FUN........ EVERYONE WHO GETS THEM ALL RIGHT GETS A GOODIE....... <BR> <BR> MY QUESTIONS. <BR> <BR> 1. In the rather obscure carol 'Three Kings from Persian Lands Afar', to where are we told the wise men followed the pointing star? <BR> <B... Mon, 23 Dec 2013 12:20:29 EST Chair Exercise is now in the fitness tracker http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x56002146 I heard today from Coach Jen that two new entries have been added to the Sparkpeople fitness tracker <BR> "chair exercise, low impact" <BR> and <BR> "chair exercise, moderate to vigorous intensity". <BR> <BR> To find them - go to your fitness tracker - type in "Chair Exercise " to the seach box and click "search" <BR> <BR> Low impact - is if you work gently or slowly or do slow exercise <BR> <BR> moderate to vigorous intensity - is things like Chair dance, turbo chair etc - and keep up ewi... Mon, 16 Dec 2013 16:45:28 EST TODAY I AM GRATEFUL FOR (FILL IN THE BLANK) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x55987762 THE PEACEFUL QUIET THAT BLANKETS THE EARTH WHEN IT SNOWS <em>444</em> Sun, 15 Dec 2013 11:23:23 EST DEC CHALLENG E....... GET YOUR "TO DO" LIST DONE. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=280x5150x55816353 <em>215</em> HELLO TEAM.............. THIS IS YOUR DECEMBER CHALLENGE........ IT'S TO GET YOUR "TO DO" LIST FINISHED BEFORE CHRISTMAS........ THAT CAN BE CLEANING PACKING WRAPPING GIFTS...... SHOPPING......... ANYTHING THAT YOU HAVE ON YOUR "TO DO" LIST..... COME IN DAILY OR WEEKLY AND LET US KNOW HOW YOUR DOING............ Sat, 30 Nov 2013 16:48:49 EST DECEMBER CHAT. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x55816311 <em>215</em> HELLO TEAM......... WELCOME TO THE DECEMBER CHAT...... START POSTING NOW..... Sat, 30 Nov 2013 16:44:19 EST Amputee or wheelchair bound, anyone? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x55491238 Since I've been off my feet I've gained weight and need some advice about how to lose weight: how many calories per day I need, what kind of exercises I can do on one leg, etc. I am walking today, a little bit faster than one step at a time, but can't walk on wet surfaces. I used to be a Sparkperson (account is still open!) so now I know where to return to for help. I am looking forward to joining this team and meeting you! Sat, 2 Nov 2013 19:37:43 EST NOVEMBER CHAT. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x55465873 <em>215</em> HELLO TEAM.............. WELCOME TO YOUR NOVEMBER CHAT..... Thu, 31 Oct 2013 17:21:32 EST NOVEMBER CHALLENGE... 10 MINS EXERCISE DAILY.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=280x5150x55465839 <em>215</em> HELLO TEAM............... FOR NOVEMBER THIS CHALLENGE IS TO DO 10 MINS OR MORE A DAY OF SOME KIND OF EXERCISE........ IT CAN BE WALKING... COOKING.. BIKING... GARDENING... STUFF AT THE GYM.. SHOVING SNOW.. RAKING... INSIDE OR OUTSIDE EXERCISE... ETC...... YOU CAN ALSO ADD ON ANY OTHER CHALLENGE YOU WOULD LIKE TO WORK ON THIS MONTH.......... I HOPE YOU WILL ALL COME IN DAILY OR WEEKLY WHATEVER WORKS FOR YOU...... AND LET EVERYONE KNOW HOW YOUR DOING ON THIS CHALLENGE.... BEST OF... Thu, 31 Oct 2013 17:17:30 EST Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5150x55214385 Hi, my name is Lori and I have heard of SparkPeople for sometime and desided to join because I need to get my health on track. I have many health issues and Disabilities. Looking for life style changes and positive attitudes. I am willing..... but need a shove every once in a while ;) Thu, 10 Oct 2013 11:34:48 EST INTRODUCE MYSELF http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5150x55094930 Hi my name is Bonnie and I was born with ceriable palsy in the left leg. And very limited as far as exercises that I can do. I am new to Spark people I am here to support in any way that I can and would appreciate the same support in return because we are a team. Let me know what I can do to help. Tue, 1 Oct 2013 01:09:28 EST OCTOBER CHAT........ JUMP RIGHT IN EVERYONE. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x55090349 <em>215</em> HELLO TEAM............. THIS IS YOUR NEW OCTOBER CHAT...... Mon, 30 Sep 2013 18:36:51 EST OCTOBER CHALLENGE..ONE NEW GOAL A WEEK. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=280x5150x55090315 <em>215</em> HELLO TEAM............ FOR OCTOBER THE CHALLENGE IS TO GIVE YOURSELF A NEW CHALLENGE OR ADD A NEW HEALTHY FOOD TO YOUR DIET ...... OR ADD EXTRA MINUTES TO YOUR WORKOUT.... ONCE A WEEK... THEN COME HERE AND POST IT......... WHOEVER MAKES A NEW GOAL EACH WEEK........ WINS A GOODIE AT THE END OF THE MONTH...... Mon, 30 Sep 2013 18:33:37 EST WOW---WOW---IT IS SHERRE;S BIRTHDAY!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x54960705 <em>244</em> IT IS SHERRE'S DAY--- <em>345</em> <BR> <em>144</em> <em>19</em> HAPPY <em>410</em> <em>407</em> BIRTHDAY <em>236</em> SHERE <BR> NAKE IT GREAT AND CELEBRATE <em>409</em> <em>408</em> <BR> <BR> LIVE IT UP AND ENJOY, MY FRIEND!!!!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 14:11:51 EST FRUSTRATED OMA'S BIRTHDAY!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x54867527 <em>215</em> THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I GO ON HOLIDAY!!!! <BR> <em>410</em> OMA HAD A BIRTHDAY!!!!!!------LET'S ALL GIVER HER THE CHEER SHE DESERVES <em>383</em> OMA!!! <em>144</em> <em>407</em> CELEBRATE <em>409</em> <em>408</em> <BR> YOU'RE THE BEST!! <BR> <BR> COME ON YOU ALL----DO IT!! <BR> <BR> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 16:41:50 EST SEPTEMBER CHAT....... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x54730576 <em>215</em> HELLO TEAM........... THIS IS YOUR NEW SEPTEMBER CHAT....... START CHATTING NOW............ Sat, 31 Aug 2013 17:24:49 EST SEPTEMBER CHALLENGE...... GIVE UP THE SWEETS. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=280x5150x54730537 <em>215</em> HELLO EVERYONE............ SEPTEMBER CHALLENGE IS GOING TO BE TO GIVE UP ANY SWEETS OR SODA.. CHOCOLATE.. ETC.......... ANY FOODS YOU HAVE A PROBLEM WITH........... LIKE NOT BEING ABLE TO STOP AT ONE BITE OR ONE PIECE....... Sat, 31 Aug 2013 17:21:19 EST AUGUST CHAT. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x54342869 <em>215</em> HELLO TEAM............. THE AUGUST CHAT IS NOW OPEN..... Wed, 31 Jul 2013 16:42:43 EST AUGUST CHALLENGE...10 MIN OF EXERCISE A DAY. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=280x5150x54342827 <em>215</em> HELLO TEAM.......... YOUR NEW AUGUST CHALLENGE IS TO DO 10 MINUTES OF SOME KIND OF EXERCISE EACH DAY........ Wed, 31 Jul 2013 16:39:16 EST Wheelin' Mom http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5150x54166458 I'm a partial paraplegic and full-time wheelchair user, and mother to 3. I've got about 50 pounds to lose and looking forward to getting new ideas on how to lose weight from a chair! Wed, 17 Jul 2013 17:33:39 EST A-Z WORDS ENDING WITH "A" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=855x5150x54002824 AROMA Thu, 4 Jul 2013 16:36:19 EST HEALING THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS FOR SHERRE AND DOUG http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x53954957 IT IS TIME TO SUPPORT SHERRE!!! <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> SHERRE-----HEALING VIBES AND PRAYERS COME TO YOU ------I PRAY THAT ALL WIL COME RIGHT <em>247</em> <BR> <BR> YOUR FEARLESS CO-LEADER <em>334</em> Mon, 1 Jul 2013 06:12:43 EST JULY CHALLENGE.. START A NEW HABIT.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=280x5150x53949118 <em>215</em> HI TEAM.......... THIS IS YOUR NEW JULY CHALLENGE...... IT'S ALL ABOUT PICKING UP GOOD HABITS.......... LET'S SEE HOW MANY GOOD HABITS WE CAN ACCOMPLISH THIS MONTH....... COME IN AND POST WHAT YOUR GOING TO DO TOWARDS STARTING A NEW HABIT....... AND WHAT YOUR DOING TO CONTINUE YOUR NEW HABITS NOW. Sun, 30 Jun 2013 17:44:27 EST JULY CHAT.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x53949081 <em>215</em> HI TEAM.......... THIS IS YOUR NEW JULY CHAT........ START POSTING... FIRST ONE IN GETS THE GOODIE OF THE MONTH....... Sun, 30 Jun 2013 17:39:18 EST EXERCISE VIDEOS FOR MOBILITY LIMITED PEOPLE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5150x53948389 THE CHAIR EXERCISE YOUTUBE CHANNEL HAS A LARGE NUMBER OF EXERCISE VIDEOS COLLECTED IN IT- MAINLY CHAIR EXERCISE - UNDER 81 DIFFERENT PLAYLIST HEADINGS - SO THAT MOBILITY LIMITED PEOPLE CAN FIND SUITABLE EXERCISE IDEAS, OR WORK ALONG WITH THE VIDEOS. A NUMBER OF SUITABLE SPARKPEOPLE VIDEOS ARE ALSO THERE. <BR> YOU CAN ACCESS THE CHAIR EXERCISE YOUTUBE CHANNEL BY CLICKING ON <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/user/ChairExerciseTe<BR>am?feature=mhee </link> <BR> <BR> AND I SUGGEST YOU EITHER B... Sun, 30 Jun 2013 16:27:46 EST I am new to you and forums in general. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5150x53876948 I am so happy to see that there is a forum for people with disabilities. Tue, 25 Jun 2013 01:38:26 EST JUNE CHALLENGE... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=280x5150x53551104 <em>215</em> HELLO TEAM.......... FOR JUNE THE CHALLENGE IS GOING TO BE TO GET OUTSIDE DAILY AND TRY AND WALK.... OR STEPS... WHATEVER YOU CAN DO... SINCE THE WEATHER IS MUCH BETTER IT WILL BE GOOD TO GET THE FRESH AIR.... <BR> <BR> I HOPE TO SEE LOTS OF YOU JOINING IN......... IF YOU WENT OUTSIDE THEN COME AND POST HOW LONG YOU WERE OUT...... AT THE END OF THE CHALLENGE WHOEVER GETS OUT MORE DAYS WILL WIN A GOODIE...... PLUS I WILL POST THE WINNER IN THE ANNOUNCEMENTS....... SO THE REST O... Fri, 31 May 2013 17:17:01 EST JUNE CHAT... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x53551058 <em>215</em> WELCOME TO THE JUNE CHAT TEAM.......... FIRST ONE IN GETS A GOODIE....... GOOD LUCK TO YOU ALL..... Fri, 31 May 2013 17:10:33 EST Frustrated http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x53440572 Hi, <BR> I'm new to the team but I've been on and off SP for about a year. I'm sooo frustrated and I need to vent. I've got a whole bunch of disabilities (fibromyalgia, psoriatic arthritis, dymelinating disease of the central nervous system, migraines, vasculitis, etc.). I stopped working last spring and just qualified for social security disability a few months ago. <BR> <BR> My weight has crept up over the years and now that I've got lots more free time and less stress, I'm focusing o... Wed, 22 May 2013 16:31:58 EST MAY CHALLENG ........ DROP A BAD HABIT OR MORE. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=280x5150x53168915 <em>215</em> HELLO TEAM............. THE NEW MAY CHALLENGE IS TO DROP A FEW BAD HABITS........ OR JUST ONE...... WHATEVER WORKS FOR YOU....... I HOPE WE WILL BE SEEING LOTS OF OUR MEMBERS JOINING IN...... Tue, 30 Apr 2013 17:47:04 EST MAY CHAT...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x53168873 <em>215</em> HELLO TEAM......... WELCOME TO THE MAY CHAT........ START POSTING RIGHT NOW........ I HOPE TO SEE LOTS OF YOU HERE...... ALSO SOME OF OUR NEWER MEMBERS I HOPE WILL BE JOINING IN.............. Tue, 30 Apr 2013 17:43:17 EST New to the Group! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5150x53167233 Good afternoon everyone... <BR> <BR> My name is Resaria and I’m new to the group! I originally joined Spark People a few years ago but became too busy to focus on my weight loss. However, I experienced a traumatic injury to my back that has caused numerous health issues. I have tried several diet plans but nothing works. Due to my injury I am limited to low impact exercises and I tire very quickly. I have nothing but time now and I need to focus on weight loss so my body can endure less stre... Tue, 30 Apr 2013 15:00:08 EST Exercising with back disabilities http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=280x5150x53136743 I have gained copias amounts of weight since I had back surgery. I am unable to walk for any distance, do sit-ups or even ball exercises. Any suggestions for aerobic and/or strengthening activities? Sun, 28 Apr 2013 09:20:09 EST A VERYBELARTED HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO CAROL!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x53124787 MEACULPA!! MEA CULPA!!----I MISSED IT!! <BR> PLEASE EVERYONE----WISH CAROL A VERY HAPPY----THOUGH BELATED----BIRTHDAY!! <em>236</em> <BR> <BR> <em>144</em> <em>410</em> I HOPE IT WAS A REALLY WONDERFUL ONE <em>407</em> <em>409</em> <BR> <BR> YOUR ELUSIVE AND SOMETIMES BRAIN-DEAD CO LEADER----GINNY Sat, 27 Apr 2013 07:18:58 EST LOSE 5 POUNDS IN APRIL..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=280x5150x52768659 <em>215</em> HELLO TEAM............ THIS IS THE NEW APRIL CHALLENGE........ JOIN IN AND SUPPORT YOUR OTHER TEAM MATES......... DROP 5 POUNDS THIS MONTH........ WHOEVER SIGNS UP AND LOSES 5 POUNDS....... WILL GET A TEAM GOODIE......... AND I WILL ALSO POST THE WINNERS ON THE ANNOUNCEMENTS..... GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE THAT JOINS... Sun, 31 Mar 2013 17:31:06 EST APRIL CHAT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x52768602 <em>215</em> HELLO TEAM.......... WELCOME TO THE APRIL CHAT...... Sun, 31 Mar 2013 17:26:23 EST MAC IS OUR BIRTHDAY BOY!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x52621453 <em>236</em> <em>383</em> <em>409</em> <em>242</em> <BR> <BR> THIS IS YOUR DAY MAC----------ENJOYEVAERY MINUTE OF IT-----WOULD LOVE TO JOIN <BR> YOU--------HAPPY BIRTHDAY <em>410</em> <em>408</em> Wed, 20 Mar 2013 16:19:27 EST Keeping the Brain Healthy too http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x52465498 My DH is suffering brain effects from his kidney failure. His case worker suggested he do brain teasers and other games to make his brain work harder, just as it helps people as they age and/or with dementia. The same goes for brain injuries, which is my situation. <BR> <BR> In 1994, I suffered my third serious concussion; complicated by cervical spinal damage, I became physically and mentally impaired. It's been a long road back, and I still suffer effects; but I'm doing very well now,... Sun, 10 Mar 2013 04:55:02 EST Found out chronic pain will be life long http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5150x52411490 So I've had severe problems with both feet for three years after a trip to Paris, complete with surgery about 8 months ago that left me with painful scar tissue. Went to a surgeon this week who said basically there's nothing more to do, this is how it will be the rest of my life. I'm looking on the bright side -- it could be worse, I've largely gotten used to chronic pain -- but it can be frustrating. I can't walk long distances. Making dinner for my kids leaves me in pain. Standing in line a... Wed, 6 Mar 2013 09:45:46 EST MARCH CHALLENGE.. DROP ONE BAD HABIT. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=280x5150x52327893 <em>215</em> HELLO TEAM.......... FOR MARCH THE CHALLENGE IS GOING TO BE TO DROP ONE BAD HABIT.......... DON'T MATTER WHAT HABIT IT IS.......... WE ALL HAVE SOME BAD HABITS WHEN IT COMES TO HEALTHY EATING... OR LIVING...... SO COME ON AND JOIN IN...... CAN BE TO DRINK MORE WATER OR EAT MORE VEGGIE OR FRUITS..... GET 8 HOURS SLEEP..... STOP THE SODA OR SWEETS..... ETC.. Thu, 28 Feb 2013 17:14:34 EST MARCH CHAT.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x52327834 <em>215</em> HELLO TEAM............. WELCOME TO THE NEW MARCH CHAT..... START POSTING NOW......... AS ALWAYS FIRST ONE IN GETS A GOODIE....... Thu, 28 Feb 2013 17:09:42 EST HELP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x52305562 HAY EVERYONE, I HAVE A "LADIES DAY OUT" WITH MY CHURCH ON SATURDAY. I AM SUPPOSE TO BRING A DISH, BUT I HAVE NO IDEA OF WHAT TO BRING WHICH IS EASY & QUICK. DOES ANYBODY HAVE ANY SUGGESTIONS FOR ME? <BR> <BR> STARR Wed, 27 Feb 2013 08:22:03 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5150x52260686 Hi My Name is Helen, I have M.S. I have had it for 36 years I have now got secondary progresive M.S. it has left me with weak muscles so need to tone them up. I have a lot of weight lose as I am 15 stone. So any encouragement would be most wellcome. Keep <em>30</em> Sun, 24 Feb 2013 09:47:34 EST "The Only Disability in Life..." http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x51940492 SparkGuy shared an inspirational video with this motivating life lesson: <BR> <BR> "The Only Disability in Life is a Bad Attitude." CHECK IT OUT! <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal.asp?id=SPARKGUY </link> <BR> <BR> Sat, 2 Feb 2013 08:34:51 EST FEBRUARY CHALLENGE... HEART HEALTH MONTH.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=280x5150x51915676 <em>215</em> HELLO TEAM........... WELCOME TO THE FEBRUARY CHALLENGE....... THIS MONTH IS HEART HEALTHY MONTH......... SO THE CHALLENGE IS TO DO SOMETHING DAILY FOR YOUR HEART...... EATING DRINKING OR EXERCISE IT CAN BE ANYTHING............ Thu, 31 Jan 2013 17:04:17 EST FEBRUARY CHAT.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x51915607 <em>215</em> WELCOME TO THE FEBRUARY CHAT......... START POSTING NOW...... FIRST ONE IN GETS A GOODIE................ Thu, 31 Jan 2013 16:59:30 EST Let me introduce myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5150x51576617 Hi, my name is Ginger and I am 44 years old. I had a meningioma (brain tumor) removed 18 years ago at the age of 26. When I awoke from my surgery, I couldn't move from my neck down. It was scary, but over time I regained full upper body movement and strength. I now have very limited mobility in my legs. I can walk with canes for short distances but am in a wheelchair the majority of the time. I have packed on the pounds in the last 18 years and am hoping with some inspiration and motiva... Thu, 10 Jan 2013 19:50:05 EST COME SHARE AN INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE TODAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=280x5150x51457994 Inspiring people are vitamins for our spirits. They come in all kinds of disguises and descriptions.(and all levels of expertise on the computer too!) If you open your heart to being inspired, they will appear. <em>220</em> <BR> <BR> Do you take a daily vitamin? Even if you don’t, you have probably heard about the potential benefits that vitamins provide. Most of us know how to nourish our bodies, vitamins being one of these ways…but do you know how to nourish your spirit? One recommenda... Thu, 3 Jan 2013 19:26:54 EST COME SHARE AN INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE TODAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x51457862 Inspiring people are vitamins for our spirits. They come in all kinds of disguises and descriptions. If you open your heart to being inspired, they will appear. <em>220</em> <BR> <BR> Do you take a daily vitamin? Even if you don’t, you have probably heard about the potential benefits that vitamins provide. Most of us know how to nourish our bodies, vitamins being one of these ways…but do you know how to nourish your spirit? One recommendation is to open your heart and let inspiration hap... Thu, 3 Jan 2013 19:17:26 EST Hi, new here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5150x51438611 Hi my name is Becky. I am 35 and I have Spina BIfida. I really need to lose about 20 lbs. and I am curious if anyone has any advice for me. Looking forward to reaching my goal! Wed, 2 Jan 2013 17:51:42 EST Heya! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5150x51418868 Hey, I'm Natasha and I just joined Spark people just a day or so ago. Anyway, I'm 23 years old and married to a wonderful guy. I joined Sparkpeople in hopes of losing some weight and also chat with others whom deal with similar circumstances to mine. I have a genetic disease called Charcot Marie Tooth Disease that affects mainly the outer extremities, but is not limited to it. I also deal with chronic pain that we are uncertain of the origin of so it's not always easy for me to exercise espec... Tue, 1 Jan 2013 18:09:11 EST 2013.... ARE YOU NEW?.. PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5150x51401395 HELLO THIS IS WHERE OUR NEWEST MEMBERS WILL INTRODUCE THEMSELVES TO THE TEAM............ THANK YOU. Mon, 31 Dec 2012 17:12:08 EST JANUARY 2013 CHAT..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x51401361 <em>215</em> HELLO TEAM.............. HAPPY NEW YEARS EVE......... HOPE YOU ALL FIND YOUR WAY............ <em>283</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> Mon, 31 Dec 2012 17:08:32 EST JANUARY CHALLENGE... WORK ON ONE GOAL. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=280x5150x51401302 <em>215</em> HELLO TEAM........ THOUGHT WITH ALL THE HOLIDAYS WE ALL JUST WENT THROUGH...... IT MIGHT BE TIME TO GET A BIT IN SHAPE THIS NEW YEAR...... ONE GOAL IS ALL YOU HAVE TO POST....... WORK ON THAT FOR THIS MONTH OF JANUARY...... WHOEVER MAKES THE GOAL THEY POSTED... WILL WIN A TEAM GOODIE...... AND I WILL POST THE WINNER HERE AT THE END OF THE MONTH. <BR> <BR> IT CAN BE ANY GOAL YOU WANT........ Mon, 31 Dec 2012 17:03:56 EST I am a new & Somewhat confused New Member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5150x51351476 Hello, <BR> My name is Mercy. I live in Oregon now, but am a native New Yorker. I joined this site about 3 weeks ago, and have been avoiding all the E-mails because I wasn't ready to give up my ice cream addiction. I eat a lot of ice cream. everyday. I know that it isn't good for me. I have gained 40 pounds in a year, but even still I find it is one of the only treats I have left. <BR> I have 7 chronic diagnoses and suffer daily. I have Fibro/CFS just to fit in somewhere. I als... Thu, 27 Dec 2012 23:15:54 EST Hello, http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5150x51226009 My name is Alisa, and I live in Nampa, Idaho. I have gained 100 + pounds and need support and motivation to help me lose the weight. I know that if I lost the weight I would feel better, but I have health issues that limit my mobility. I am also going through early menopause and that also does not help. I am trying to keep a positive attitude even with everything I deal with. Sun, 16 Dec 2012 05:32:44 EST Hello, http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5150x51226006 My name is Alisa, and I live in Nampa, Idaho. I have gained 100 + pounds and need support and motivation to help me lose the weight. I know that if I lost the weight I would feel better, but I have health issues that limit my mobility. I am also going through early menopause and that also does not help. I am trying to keep a positive attitude even with everything I deal with. Sun, 16 Dec 2012 05:32:44 EST DEC CHALLENGE - DAILY STREAK. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=280x5150x51031319 <em>215</em> HELLO TEAM....... THIS DECEMBER CHALLENGE IS TO POST DAILY WITH A EMOTICON "TURKEY" IF YOU ATE ON PLAN ALL DAY...... PLUS TO POST A EMOTICON OF "WATER" IF YOU DRANK ALL YOUR 8 GLASSES FOR THE DAY.... STAYING ON PLAN THROUGH DECEMBER WILL BE NICE FOR SOME OF US THAT MIGHT WANT TO TRY A FEW TREATS AT CHRISTMAS....... OR HAVE A LITTLE EXTRA HERE AND THERE ........ GOOD LUCK.. Fri, 30 Nov 2012 17:25:22 EST DECEMBER CHAT. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x51031188 <em>215</em> HELLO TEAM........ THIS IS OUR NEW DECEMBER CHAT...... START CHATTING NOW....... Fri, 30 Nov 2012 17:13:20 EST introducing myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5150x50634433 hi i'm new to this site so could take me a while to catch on .i suffered a stroke 2 years ago and was left with paralysis of the right side impairment of my speech and swallow as well. but i'm able get around independantly and have a good life. tis nice to be in contact wit some people that mite have been on a similar journey as myself and have come through the other side. i'd love to get some feedback.nice to be involved wit such a friendly and nuetral site. hope to hear back thanks for taki... Wed, 31 Oct 2012 19:36:02 EST NOVEMBER CHAT..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x50633934 HELLO TEAM........ WELCOME TO THE NOVEMBER CHAT....... JUMP IN RIGHT NOW........ LET'S MAKE THIS A GREAT MONTH........ Wed, 31 Oct 2012 19:05:22 EST NOVEMBER CHALLENGE.. 30 DAY STREAK. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=280x5150x50633610 HELLO TEAM........ WE HAVE ONE MONTH UNTIL DECEMBER.... AND THEN ALL THE CHRISTMAS STUFF GETS GOING........ I THOUGHT THIS MIGHT BE A GOOD TIME TO START A NEW STREAK FOR YOURSELF..... IT CAN BE ANYTHING THAT YOU WANT TO KEEP GOING FOR THIS WHOLE MONTH....... OR LONGER.... WHO KNOWS AFTER A MONTH YOU MIGHT BE ON YOUR WAY WITH KEEPING THE STREAK.... GOOD LUCK.... I HOPE WE HAVE A LOT MORE MEMBERS JOINING IN FOR THIS NOVEMBER CHALLENGE......... Wed, 31 Oct 2012 18:29:31 EST APPEALSTOME (TEE) BIRTHDAY LADY OF THE HOUR http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x50324276 LETE'S GIVE THIS LOVELY LADY MANY GOOD WISHES <em>236</em> <em>236</em> <BR> I HOPE YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY, TEE <em>410</em> <BR> HAVE A <em>19</em> VERY <em>107</em> HAPPY <em>144</em> BIRTHDAY <em>407</em> <em>409</em> <em>408</em> Wed, 10 Oct 2012 06:25:24 EST OUR DELIGHTFUL DEE107 HAS A BIRTHDAY TODAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x50280199 DEE!!!! WE HOPE THAT TODAY IS A REALLY SPECIAL ONE FOR YOU---- <em>236</em> <BR> ----THAT YOU ARE NOT TOO BUSY TO HAVE FUN <em>410</em> <em>107</em> <BR> HAVE <em>407</em> A <em>19</em> REALLY <em>409</em> HAPPY <em>410</em> <BR> BIRTHDAY <em>408</em> Sun, 7 Oct 2012 10:26:29 EST HAVING PROBLEMS WITH SPARKPOINTS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x50275185 IS ANYONE ELSE HAVING ANY ISSUES WITH SPARKPOINTS? WHEN I TRACK MY GOALS THE ONES THAT I NEED TO CHECK OFF ARE NOT HOLDING AND THEREFORE NOT RECORDING. ALSO, WHEN I TAKE A POLL IT WON'T RECORD THE POLL AND ALLOW ME TO GET THE POINTS. THIS IS THE THIRD DAY THAT I HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO GET POINTS FOR THESE THINGS...VERY FRUSTRATING!! ANYONE ELSE HAVING ISSUES??? <BR> <BR> THANKS AND <em>247</em> <BR> ELLEN Sat, 6 Oct 2012 22:48:27 EST OCTOBER CHAT...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x50176932 <em>215</em> HELO TEAM........WELCOME TO THE OCTOBER CHAT......... START POSTING NOW...... FIRST ONE IN ALWAYS GETS A GOODIE...... Sun, 30 Sep 2012 18:18:09 EST HALLOWEEN CHALLENGE FOR OCTOBER. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=280x5150x50176426 <em>215</em> HELLO EVERYONE.......... I THOUGHT FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER WE COULD HAVE A DIFFERENT KIND OF CHALLENGE..... SO I CAME UP WITH PUMPKINS......... YOU CAN...... PAINT... CARVE... DRAW..... ETC....... GET A PUMPKIN READY FOR HALLOWEEN.... <BR> <BR> ... WHOEVER POSTS THE BEST PICTURE OF THEIR PUMPKIN WILL WIN A GOODIE AND BE NAMED........... "THE BEST PUMPKIN CARVER" ............FOR THE DISABILITY TEAM........... AND I WILL ALSO POST THE WINNER'S NAME IN THE TEAM ANNOUNCEMENTS....... Sun, 30 Sep 2012 17:43:52 EST BACK TO BACK BIRTHDAYS --CHARMME (MARYMI) 'S TURN http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x50079541 MARYMI <em>236</em> <BR> ---HAPPY--HAPPY BIRTHDAY <em>410</em> <em>144</em> <BR> VEERY BEST WISHES GO TO YOU <em>409</em> <em>408</em> <em>407</em> Mon, 24 Sep 2012 07:09:52 EST WE MUST CELEBRATE MIMAWELIZABETH BIRTHDAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x50070109 <em>144</em> HERE'S BIG CONGRATULATIONS TO ANOTHER OF OUR LOVELY LADIES-----ELIZABETH!!!! <em>236</em> <BR> <BR> ELIZABETH---WE HOPE THAT YOUR DAY WAS A GREAT ONE AND THAT YOU HAD ONE OF THE HAPPIEST DAYS-----YOU DESERVE ALL YOU RECEIVE <em>144</em> <BR> <em>410</em> <BR> HAPPY BIRGTHDAY TO YOU <em>407</em> <em>408</em> <em>409</em> Sun, 23 Sep 2012 14:37:08 EST ANOTHER BELATED BIRTHDAY FOR LLSTTL (;AURI) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x50054133 LAURI HAD A BIRTHDAY AND WE REALLY NEED TO CATCH UP AND WISH HER A BELATED BIRTHDAY------LAURI ---I HOPE YOUE DAY WAS GREAT ONE <em>236</em> <em>236</em> ------ <BR> <BR> ( MY MOTHER ALWAAYS SAID---TIL BETTER LATE THAN NEVER <em>40</em> ) Sat, 22 Sep 2012 11:50:19 EST Autumn (Fall) Favorites A-Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=280x5150x49995319 Post anything connected to Fall alphabetically. Tue, 18 Sep 2012 15:43:31 EST TODAY IS SHERRY'S YOUR FEARLESS LEADERS BIRTHDAY!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x49994236 THIS IS THE ONE LADY WE SHOULD NEVER MISS!!! LET'S GIVE SHERRE THE BEST EVER!! <em>236</em> <BR> <BR> HAPPY-- <em>144</em> BIRTHDAY <em>410</em> --SHERRE <em>409</em> <BR> FORGET THE DIET <em>407</em> --CELEBRATE <em>408</em> <BR> YOU HAVE MY VERY BEST WISHES ALWAYS <em>334</em> Tue, 18 Sep 2012 14:10:10 EST TODAY IS ROTTLADY'S BIRTHDAY!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x49957062 WE DO NOT SEE HER OFTEN BUT TODAY IS HER DAY!!! <em>236</em> <BR> LET'S ALL WISH HER A WONDERFUL HAPPY BIRTHDAY <em>410</em> <em>144</em> <BR> CELEBRATE---- <em>408</em> -------ENJOY------ <em>409</em> Sun, 16 Sep 2012 09:04:55 EST OMA AND SANDY YOUR BIRTHDAYS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x49956882 MEA CULPA!! MEA CULPA!! I DID MISS YOUR BIRTHDAY -----SO IF THE TEAM DID NOT SEE THIS---THEN HERE IS WHERE WE DO BELATED BIRTHDAY WISHES!!!!! <BR> <BR> <em>144</em> <em>410</em> <em>19</em> <em>236</em> <em>179</em> <em>407</em> <em>409</em> <em>408</em> <em>410</em> Sun, 16 Sep 2012 08:54:23 EST SEPTEMBER CHAT...... EVERYONE JOIN IN.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x49712016 <em>215</em> HELLO TEAM.......... WELCOME TO THE NEW SEPTEMBER CHAT......... JUMP IN AND START POSTING....... Fri, 31 Aug 2012 18:12:21 EST SEPT. CHALLENGE.. 10 MIN EXERCISE DAILY.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=280x5150x49711193 <em>215</em> HELLO TEAM........ THE NEW CHALLENGE FOR SEPTEMBER IS TO DO 10 MINUTES OF WALKING... BIKING.. PUSHUP.. SITUPS.. STAIRS... CHAIR EXERCISES... ETC ONE OF THESE PER DAY.... OR ANY OTHER KIND YOU MIGHT HAVE IN MIND....... Fri, 31 Aug 2012 16:43:43 EST Taking my first step http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5150x49663623 Hi all. I'm Lisa and I learned about SP thru my best friend. I am deaf/blind and wanting to get healthy. Looking forward to walking this journey with you! <em>213</em> Tue, 28 Aug 2012 12:34:50 EST Hello! :-) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5150x49560971 I am new to sparks people and to this forum. I wasn't sure where or how to post, so I ask you to forgive me if I've made an error. I am excited to find this team and look forward to lots of motivation! I have Cerebral Palsy and Scoliosis which is progressing as I get older. I am looking to lose 40 to 60 pounds. I walk with crutches part time and use a wheelchair the other. If any one has any suggestions or exercises they have that work well, the info would be greatly appreciated! God Bless! <... Tue, 21 Aug 2012 14:02:39 EST AUGUST CHAT.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x49244004 START POSTING TEAM......... Tue, 31 Jul 2012 16:39:08 EST AUGUST CHALLENGE.. DROP 1 BAD HABIT THIS MONTH. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=280x5150x49243875 <em>215</em> HELLO TEAM............ WELL WE'RE INTO AUGUST......... SO IF ANY OF YOU HAVE ANY BAD HABITS YOU WOULD LIKE TO DROP....... POST THEM HERE...... AND COME AND LET US KNOW HOW YOUR DOING........ Tue, 31 Jul 2012 16:30:03 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5150x49237707 Hi All <em>41</em> <BR> I had a brain aneurysm which ruptured during surgery to repair it causing a stroke leaving me extremely weak on the left side. As a result of medications and being far more sedentary than I had been I gradually gained 80 pounds. <BR> Recovery from the stroke has been a daunting task, but I think it's time to focus on the rest of me. Tue, 31 Jul 2012 09:09:32 EST Greetings From CA! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5150x49160840 Hello Friends I'm Sherileisa. <BR> <BR> I'm a 51 y/o single mom to one adult daughter, and one preteen son. I was very active here at SP about 4-5 years ago then I was diagnosed with multiple illnesses, including Fibromyalgia, and now I've been on Disability for several years. Also, my son has behavioral issues that include Impulse Control Disorder, and Bipolar tendencies. He's been Hospitalized for rage and emotional issues several times since 2010. He's now in special-ed that supports his... Thu, 26 Jul 2012 02:58:51 EST Doctor's visit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x49079445 Well, I went to the orthopaedic doctor this afternoon, to get the results of the MRI on my knee. He said that I have a Medial Meniscus Tear. And it will require surgery to repair the tear and debreed the knee. <BR> <BR> I was do hoping that I would not need surgery. <BR> <BR> Now I have to figure out who is going to take care of my DD & DH for two days while I am recovering. <BR> <BR> Because of the amount of disability payments that my DH gets from the Veteran's Administration, we do no... Fri, 20 Jul 2012 21:18:04 EST Hello ALL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5150x48890141 Hi my name is Sherry and I live in Northern California. Looking forward to meeting new people who like myself have various disabilities that can get in our ways. <BR> Sun, 8 Jul 2012 21:01:54 EST JULY CHALLENGE.. WATER.. FRUITS.. & VEGGES.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=280x5150x48765150 <em>215</em> HELLO TEAM.......... OUR NEW JULY CHALLENGE IS TO DRINK YOUR WATER AND EAT YOUR VEGGIES AND FRUITS...... COME IN AND POST IT DAILY....... PLUS I'M ADDING ON 7-8 HOURS OF SLEEP A NIGHT..... Sat, 30 Jun 2012 18:15:41 EST JULY CHAT... COME ON IN AND JOIN IN SUMMER FUN.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x48764883 <em>215</em> HELLO TEAM.......... THIS IS YOUR NEW JULY CHAT.......... WELCOME.......... Sat, 30 Jun 2012 17:43:09 EST Howdy!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5150x48693288 I am Steven and I have about 10 - 15 different diagnosis (I am by no means trying to say what I am dealing with is worse than any others diagnosis). I have been on disability since 1993 yet have worked part time off and on until 2008. I weigh in at 265 and am 45 years old. I am looking for a cheer squad (roflmao). Not really I jump into things wholeheartedly and am in a major bind health wise and want (and have) to change behaviors in eating and exercise or I won't be here for my friends or... Mon, 25 Jun 2012 23:00:40 EST Terrific Tonya from Tennessee http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5150x48533017 At age 18 I began to have seizures. No one knew why. Even doctors were stumped. Several years I experienced daily seizures of many types with no real diagnosis. Then my 9 year old daughter began to have the same seizures. After wearing out several doctors a local seizure study opened for family members sharing seizures. It was then that we were both diagnosed correctly. The diagnosis was life altering.... a rare brain abnormality that results in a life of seizures, inoperable and unpredictabl... Fri, 15 Jun 2012 03:30:06 EST disabled exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x48439894 Hey All, <BR> I'm new to this and am wondering if you can still lose when you are paralyzed with limited upper-body movement? I've continued using ankle weights wrapped around my wrists for strengthening. I also find it difficult to keep up w/ the calories & carbs (unless i eat high-sugared sweets). my question is...should my goals be lower (cals,carbs,protein,fat) or are they supposed to work for everyone the same? thoughts.... <BR> thnx Fri, 8 Jun 2012 22:17:58 EST JUNE CHAT.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x48313212 <em>215</em> HELLO TEAM....THIS IS YOUR NEW CHAT FOR JUNE.......... START POSTING.. Thu, 31 May 2012 16:58:59 EST JUNE 5 MINS DAILY CHALLENGE.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=280x5150x48313161 <em>215</em> HELLO TEAM........ FOR JUNE'S CHALLENGE IS TO DO 5 MINUTES OF ANY KIND OF EXERCISE DAILY...... CAN BE WALKING.. JOGGING.. STRENGTH TRAINING ...DANCING ETC........... ONCE YOU HAVE DONE YOUR 5 MINS COME IN AND POST IT.. Thu, 31 May 2012 16:55:07 EST I'm back! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x47887662 I could not believe how many new people have joined. Guess I have been lost in the shuffle. Ijust can't keep up with the 4 groups I am in. But it was here and here only that I announced my losing 9lbs 12 oz. Being glued to my chair has made losing very hard. As I mentioned (evidently when most of you were not here) before, I just ask for half serving of meals (I live in an assisted living facility) and skip the luscious desserts they tempt you with. They weigh just once a month, there is no w... Thu, 3 May 2012 00:34:23 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5150x47881549 Hi, my name is Celia and I live in the UK. I have osteoarthritis in my left hip (due to a serious road accident some years ago), both knees, ankles and now wrists. I had a gastric bypass in January 2009 and as a result am now lactose intolerant. <BR> <BR> I recently had a trip to the ER for chest pains where the doctors got their knickers in a bit of a twist over my bradycardia... they weren't worried about it before and I've had a slow pulse rate for at least 20 months since my bariatric ch... Wed, 2 May 2012 17:33:18 EST MAY CHALLENG E...POST YOUR GOALS FOR THE MONTH.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=280x5150x47844099 <em>215</em> HELLO TEAM........... OUR MAY CHALLENGE IS TO MAKE A GOAL YOU WANT TO ACCOMPLISH BY THE END OF THIS MONTH....... COME IN AND POST IT HERE AND CHECK MARK IT FOR EACH DAY...... IT CAN BE TO LOSE SO MUCH WEIGHT.... OR TO STOP DRINKING POP...... STOP EATING A CERTAIN FOOD...... ETC... ETC....HOPE TO SEE LOTS OF YOU HERE....... Mon, 30 Apr 2012 17:35:49 EST MAY CHAT...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x47843978 <em>215</em> HELLO TEAM....... THIS IS NOW YOUR NEW CHAT FOR MAY....... COME ON IN RIGHT NOW AND START POSTING....... FIRST ONE IN GETS A GOODIE....... HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL HERE AND SOME NEW FACES........ Mon, 30 Apr 2012 17:27:53 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5150x47732127 Hi, my name is Cheryl & I have to deal with Spina Bifida. I am 34 years old. I currently get around using a power chair mostly these days, but I hope to eventually get back on my feet & be able to use my forearm crutches again. <em>252</em> Tue, 24 Apr 2012 01:48:52 EST Hi every one http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5150x47657825 today is my first day here, my mom is on this site and loves it, She thought it would be good if I joined and I do want to lose 20 pounds be for my 24 birthday. how is everyone. Thu, 19 Apr 2012 11:17:38 EST Hi All http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x47499229 Hi guys it's trisha, Macs daughter. He wanted me to let u know that he isnt feeling too well but that he will be back on when he is feeling better. He also asked me to tell u that he is thinking of u all. Mon, 9 Apr 2012 14:45:06 EST disabilities or not I lost this week! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x47431235 Well, today was weight day (they do it once a month) and although I was really worried about what that chair scale would say. I have felt no different as far as getting out of my chair or bed. But wonder of wonders, I lost 9 lbs 12 ounces! My attire was lighter than last month but I would still be happy with what maybe could have been a 7 lb loss. <BR> I have asked for half portions, said no to desserts and absolutely no soft drinks. I do have to admit that during this month I have had two... Wed, 4 Apr 2012 21:41:08 EST HEY! HEY! TODAY IS MONICA'S BIRTHDAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x47402042 THIS IS MONICA'S DAY!!!!---GET OVER HERE AND WISH HER WELL!! <BR> <em>243</em> MONICA----HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY <em>236</em> <em>144</em> <BR> ----- <em>410</em> ---- <em>107</em> ----- <em>407</em> CELEBRATE <em>409</em> ---- <em>408</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> HAPPY BIRTHDAY----MONICA! Tue, 3 Apr 2012 08:20:45 EST BIRTHDAY TIME! LINDA HAS A BIRTHDAY TODAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x47366155 LINDA HAS A BIRTHDAY TODAY ---SO-PLEASE- COME AND WISH HER A GREAT DAY!!! <BR> <em>236</em> --- <em>19</em> --- <em>107</em> HOPE YOU HAVE A REALLY FINE DAY LINDA-----AND MANY MORE TO COME!! <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>408</em> CELEBRATE!! Sun, 1 Apr 2012 07:44:28 EST APRIL CHAT....... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x47358451 <em>215</em> HELLO TEAM.......... THIS IS OUR NEW APRIL CHAT......... SO START POSTING NOW........ Sat, 31 Mar 2012 17:08:18 EST APRIL CHALLENGE... CAN YOU DROP ONE BAD HABIT.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=280x5150x47358419 <em>215</em> HELLO TEAM......... THIS IS YOUR NEW CHALLENGE........ WE HAVE DONE THIS ONE BEFORE.... BUT NOW THAT'S IT'S SPRING..... WITH SUMMER ON THE WAY......... I THOUGHT A FEW OF YOU MIGHT WANT TO CHALLENGE YOURSELF TO GIVE UP ANY BAD HABITS.... Sat, 31 Mar 2012 17:05:26 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5150x47343891 I have physical and mental health disabilities. I'm looking for others who are trying to get healthy even in the face of what feels like a great mountain. Thanks. Fri, 30 Mar 2012 15:59:28 EST Where are the disabled? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x47241833 First thanks for the Goodie. I had decided not to go on with my membership here. Nice to know I was noticed. I read nearly all the messages yest. but it seemed everyone was gardening,shopping and the like as though they had no disability. I was hoping to find ideas of how others who are bound to a wheel chair or power chair on how they are losing weight. I know some related how tired they were from gardening or what ever, but most people without disabilities would be too.. <BR> I am a poli... Sat, 24 Mar 2012 14:23:43 EST MAC'S BIRTHDAY-- -TUESDAY-- http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x47195861 I CAN'T BELIEVE THAT I MISSED MAC'S BIRHDAY!!!---MEA CULPA!!!]] <em>33</em> <BR> <BR> MAC---I DO HOPE IT WAS WONDERFUL--I KNOW YOUR WONDERFUL FAMILY HAD SOMETHING SPECIAL FOR YOU! <BR> <BR> -------- <em>236</em> ----- <em>144</em> ----- <em>19</em> ----- <em>410</em> -------------===== <em>407</em> -- ------ <em>409</em> ------ <em>408</em> ---------- <em>214</em> <BR> <BR> BIG AMD WONDERFFUL WISHES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11 Wed, 21 Mar 2012 18:34:32 EST GINNY HAS A BIRTHDAY TODAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x47158751 <em>20</em> ----IT'S MY TURN ---I CAN'T GIVE MYSELF GREETINGS <em>408</em> Mon, 19 Mar 2012 12:35:05 EST Lost 5 more pounds! But the unhealthy way! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x47011876 I've had the Norovirus since Wednesday night. Weighed this am and I've lost 5 lbs since then. I really hate that I have lost it this way. I do hope I don't gain it back after I get better. Had to go to the ER this am, bc I was so dehydrated. Doc. gave me fluids, nausea meds and meds for these awlful colon spasms I'm having. Hating that I can't work out right now. Was doing so good, then this. GRRRRRRRR Sat, 10 Mar 2012 21:54:20 EST ALASKAN(ERNA) HAS A BIRTHDAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x46935535 ERNA------------THIS IS YOUR DAY---------------- <BR> ------------------- <em>410</em> ------- <em>407</em> ----------- <em>236</em> <BR> --H-A-V-E-----A------W-O-N-D-E-R-F-U-L--<BR>--B-I-R-T-H--D-A-Y---A-N-D-----M-A-N-Y<BR>----M-O-R-E <BR> CELEBRATE YOUR DAY <em>409</em> <em>408</em> Tue, 6 Mar 2012 12:33:52 EST MARCH CHAT..... COME ON IN..... EVERYONE.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x46833922 <em>215</em> HELLO GANG....... THIS IS YOUR CHAT FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH........ HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL HERE....... FIRST ONE IN........ AS ALWAYS..... GETS A GOODIE.. Wed, 29 Feb 2012 17:18:53 EST MARCH CHALLENGE.... LOSE 5 POUNDS. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=280x5150x46833849 <em>215</em> HELLO TEAM....... THIS IS MARCH CHALLENGE.......... TO LOSE 5 POUNDS....... YOU CAN POST HOW YOUR DOING HERE...... HOPE TO SEE SOME OF YOU JOINING IN THIS MONTH....... Wed, 29 Feb 2012 17:13:29 EST RONNIE HAS A BIRTHDAY TODAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x46712890 PEOPLE! PEOPLE!---COME WISH HIM A GREAT DAY!!! <BR> <BR> <em>144</em> -- <em>236</em> -- <em>242</em> HAPPY <BR> <em>410</em> BIRTHDAY <em>407</em> <BR> <em>236</em> <em>409</em> R-O-N-N-I-E <em>408</em> <BR> <BR> AND MANY MANY MORE!!! Wed, 22 Feb 2012 12:38:01 EST RICOCHETBEAR ----IT'S HER BIRTHDAY!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x46597227 BEAR------ <em>236</em> HAPPY <em>236</em> BIRTHDAY <em>236</em> <BR> <em>410</em> C-E-L-E-B-R-A-T-E <em>409</em> <em>408</em> <BR> ----------------------------------------<BR>----HAVE A GREAT DAY <em>242</em> Wed, 15 Feb 2012 10:49:36 EST Personal topic http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x46537339 Ok ladies, <BR> <BR> I am not sure how else to say this, but to just come right out and say it. So I will! Both my GYN doctor and my PC doctor say that I have exceptionally large breasts. And they have NOT been altered in any way. I hate them and feel that they are part of the reason for my lower back pain. But I am too chicken to go thru major surgery. But anyway, in light of the strong reactions from my doctors, I am wondering if I REALLY do have exceptionally large breasts. I wear ... Sat, 11 Feb 2012 18:07:30 EST FEBRUARY CHALLENGE..... HEART HEALTHY.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=280x5150x46346332 <em>215</em> HELLO TEAM.......... THIS IS HEART HEALTHY MONTH........... THIS CHALLENGE IS TO COME IN AND POST WHAT YOU DID GOOD FOR YOUR HEART....... EATING.... EXERCISING.... CHANGING YOUR DIET....... ETC..... WHATEVER IT IS THAT YOU ARE DOING TO KEEP YOUR HEART HEALTHY......... Tue, 31 Jan 2012 17:55:49 EST FEBRUARY CHAT........... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x46346184 <em>215</em> HELLO TEAM............ WELCOME TO YOUR NEW FEBRUARY CHAT THREAD......... START CHATTING NOW.......... Tue, 31 Jan 2012 17:47:23 EST MUCH NEEDED PRAYERS FOR ANN (JIMANNMOSS) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x46335602 ANN IS NOT WELL AND HAS A SERIOOUS PROBLEM----PLEASE PRAY FOR HER! <BR> <BR> ANN--YOU HAVE MY PRAYERS FOR A RECOVERY AND PEACE OF MIND--DO TAKE CARE AND COME BACK WHEN YOU CAN <em>247</em> Tue, 31 Jan 2012 07:18:24 EST WOW-TODAY IS LYNN'S BIRTHDAY!! !(LHOHLER_ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x46335512 <em>236</em> ---- <em>19</em> ---- <em>179</em> ---- <em>144</em> ---- <em>236</em> <BR> ------------- <em>242</em> H-A-P-P-Y----B-I-R-T-H-D-A-Y----L-Y-N-N---<BR>-----AND MANY MORE <BR> <em>144</em> <em>410</em> <em>144</em> CELEBRATE <em>409</em> <em>408</em> Tue, 31 Jan 2012 07:08:35 EST BIRTHDAY IN THE HOUSE TODAY!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x46290287 PUGRAD1995----DIANA----HAS A BIRTHDAY TO DAY!!!!-COME WISH HER WELL!!! <BR> <BR> <em>144</em> --- <em>236</em> H-A-P-P-Y----B-I-R-T-H-D-A-Y--DIANA-- <em>409</em> <em>408</em> <BR> ----------------HAVE A REALLY GREAT DAY Sat, 28 Jan 2012 16:10:00 EST Introduction to team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5150x46215736 Hello everyone. I'm new to this site and have a few goals. A little about myself : I'm 51 years old and have been disable for the past three years. My health and weight have always been a challenge for me. I've never been one to take care of myself, always taking care of others. Now I live alone and it's time to take care of me. <BR> My boyfriend is taking me to Flordia at the end of March and I need to lose 40 pounds by then in order to even be seen on the beach. Any suggestions will b... Tue, 24 Jan 2012 13:26:50 EST NEW FEATURE ON YOUR BLOGS.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x46042443 <em>215</em> I WANT TO LET EVERYONE KNOW IN CASE SOME OF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN IT YET........... SPARKS HAS ADDED A NEW FEATURE TO OUR BLOGS.... WHERE IT ALLOWS OTHERS TO TO CLICK THE SHARE BUTTON TO FACEBOOK....... ANYONE CAN READ YOUR BLOG AND CLICK THIS BOTTOM........ THEN YOUR BLOG GOES TO FACEBOOK WALL..... <BR> <BR> IF YOU DON'T WANT THIS TO HAPPEN.......... HERE IS HOW TO GET IT OFF YOUR BLOGS.. <BR> <BR> To delete this "Share bar" feature from your blog do this: <BR> <BR> Go to your S... Sun, 15 Jan 2012 12:28:06 EST Nice to meet all of you http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5150x46019295 My name is Mystel Reynolds. I live in Idaho with my husband, 2 year old son, 12 year old daughter and 13 year old stepson. I have fibromyalgia and a host of other problems that tend to go with it and have spent the last few years sitting around not doing anything because I was too tired or hurt too bad. I've been annoyed with my weight for a couple of years but never did more than talk about trying to fix it. Recently I've been reading or seeing inspiring stories about people with disabil... Sat, 14 Jan 2012 00:42:07 EST I'am new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5150x45946905 I'am hoping to lose weight, because I know that I need to do this for my health. Having the problems I have make it hard to excercise, but I know I can start with eating right. Thank you for letting me join. Tue, 10 Jan 2012 11:55:41 EST New to SP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5150x45883057 I have been learning to adapt to a new world with limited vision. Several years ago I lost most of my sight but I am learning to persevere. It is hard to follow exercise tapes but I do what I can and make up my own steps if I can't figure out what kind of exercise is being shown. Yes, it is a hilarious sight watching a visually impaired person trying to follow exercise tapes. At least I am having fun. I've learned a long time that a positive attitude gets you further in life instead of a nega... Sat, 7 Jan 2012 15:30:11 EST JANUARY 2012 CHAT..... OUR NEW YEAR IS HERE. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x45733960 <em>215</em> HELLO TEAM........... THIS IS OUR NEW JANUARY CHAT............ FIRST ONE HERE GETS A GOODIE............. START POSTING NOW.......... HAPPY NEW YEAR. Sat, 31 Dec 2011 17:29:05 EST JANUARY CHALLENGE.... LET'S START OUR NEW GOALS.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=280x5150x45733881 <em>215</em> HELLO TEAM........... THIS IS YOUR NEW JANUARY CHALLENGE........ POSTING THE NEW GOALS YOU HAVE MADE FOR YOURSELF....... AND STICKING TO THEM WITH POSTING HERE AND BEING ACCOUNTABLE......... HAPPY NEW YEAR... Sat, 31 Dec 2011 17:23:49 EST new member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5150x45731412 Hi all. I am Steph. I just joined SparkPeople and I am trying to get everything set up and organized. <BR> I have many health problems and very little mobility. I can only stand for about 3 minutes before the urge to burst into tears hits me because of the pain in my back, knees, hips and legs. <BR> I have always been a quitter, and I am trying really hard to find the motivation I need to lose the weight. I am really looking forward to the motivation, inspiration and advice I think I will... Sat, 31 Dec 2011 14:20:08 EST INTRODUCE YOURSELF TO THE TEAM...2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5150x45730507 <em>215</em> HELLO NEW MEMBERS............. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO INTRODUCE YOURSELF TO THE TEAM HERE....... TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOU AND WHAT YOUR PLANS ARE FOR YOUR HEALTHIER LIFE STYLE JOURNEY....... THANKS.. <BR> <BR> SHERRE.. TEAM LEADER. <em>235</em> Sat, 31 Dec 2011 13:15:35 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5150x45703994 I am new hear I from AZ Thu, 29 Dec 2011 20:02:36 EST Exersice http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x45696038 Hi everybody. My name is Starr & I am new to this team, but not to SP. I have been with SP for almost 2 years and have not lost an ounce. In fact, I have gained 30 awful pounds. I hate my self. I have tried so many different exercises and exercise "programs", but they all have failed me. I have scolosis, fibermyalgea, chronic fatigue syndrome, migraine headaches, untreated thyroid (endocrinogogist has been trying to fix it for more then a year now), a bad ankle which often hurts after a... Thu, 29 Dec 2011 10:20:00 EST Wheelchair http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x45663842 I can now fit in a lot smaller wheelchair!!! Hooray!!! Only 63 more pounds to go till goal. When I reach the goal set by my doctor of 150 lbs, I will have lost a total of 200 lbs. It is very slow going now getting closer to the end, but I am not giving up. Pound by pound and ounce by ounce I am trudging on. I just had to share. It is a wonderful feeling to be able to set your purse next to you in the chair instead of someone having to carry it! Everyone have a blessed day! Tue, 27 Dec 2011 08:46:47 EST My name is Lyn http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5150x45547894 I started my food nutrition journey Jan 2010 by changing what I brought into the house and made small changes all year and lost 25 pounds. I joined Weight Watchers Jan 2011 to get help with healthier choices and food portion size. I lost 30 more pounds. I can no longer afford WW so someone there suggested this site. My goal is to finish losing 100 pounds by the end of next year. I started at 333 lbs and I am now 278, my goal is to be 233. My end goal will be to keep it off and keep eati... Sat, 17 Dec 2011 10:23:53 EST New Member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5150x45370093 Hello All, <BR> Looking forward to meeting new members as I get started on this new journey!! Please feel free to say hello anytime. All comments welcome. ~Ladybyrd~ Sun, 4 Dec 2011 17:36:38 EST Need some help http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x45361817 I found out why I've been having alot of problems for the past few months...7mo to be exact. I had a MRI done and i have 2 herniated disc's in neck, one at C4-C5 and C5-C6. Dr is refering me to a neurosurgeon for I guess a ACDF surgery? This past semester I have lost 40lb total which I am happy about. But right now I have numbness in right arm, dropping things, having electric shock going from neck, shoulder and down arm and makes it hard to breath on right side. My pain meds the dr gave me ... Sun, 4 Dec 2011 02:51:09 EST hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5150x45353242 Just poping in to ay hi. This is Day One for me. I am at my "highest ever" weight, and have finally stopped telling myself I will make changes *after* the holidays. <BR> <BR> Glad to be here ! Sat, 3 Dec 2011 13:11:51 EST DECEMBER CHAT.... COME ONE... COME ALL... JOIN IN. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x45309746 <em>215</em> HELLO TEAM.............. START POSTING HERE RIGHT NOW............ FIRST ONE IN GETS THE GOODIE.. Wed, 30 Nov 2011 18:02:49 EST LOSE 3-4 LBS FOR CHRISTMAS.. DEC CHALLENGE.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=280x5150x45309700 <em>215</em> HELLO TEAM............. THOUGHT A COUPLE OF YOU MIGHT BE WANTING TO LOSE SOME WEIGHT BY CHRISTMAS TIME.......... SO POST HOW YOUR GOING TO DO IT HERE........... THEN POST YOU WEIGHT LOSS THROUGHOUT THE MONTH.... WE EVER LOSES THE AMOUNT THEY WANT TO BY DECEMBER 25TH......... WILL GET A GOODIE.. Wed, 30 Nov 2011 17:56:45 EST New to Forum and ringing ears http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5150x45215262 Hi everyone. I am Jill (jillita55) and am 56 years old. I have rining in my ears all of the tiem. I neck is tight all of the time. I recently was diagnosed with short term memory loss. It has been going on for two ears. My boss didn't believe me, but I think he does now. I spent 6 hours taking memory tests (like a little kid). I got only one test 100 percent. I live alone and everytime I want to go do something in the house, I always forget what I was suppose to do and have to go bac... Wed, 23 Nov 2011 18:07:09 EST exercising with post polio legs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x45205179 I am 59 and had polio in1954 which left my right calf muscle very weak and my right foot several sizes smaller than the left. I am interested in how you have managed a strength training workout and cardio. Tue, 22 Nov 2011 22:32:52 EST me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5150x45102173 Hi its me!! I'm new I'm scared and I'm HUNGRY!!!!! When do U stop being grouchy cuz ur hungry? <BR> Tue, 15 Nov 2011 23:26:57 EST Ready or Not, here I go! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5150x44990880 I quit smoking 5 years ago coming up January, 2012. In the 5 year period I have gained 45 pounds. I can not longer use this exuse for being overweight. Here I am, still overweight! I have secluded myself in my house. I hate going our and doing anything because I don't like the way I look and/or feel. This has caused a great deal of depression in my life and had to start anti-depresssants. I don't want to live this way anymore! I am all alone and I do NOT want to die alone. I need a s... Tue, 8 Nov 2011 23:49:33 EST HI my name is Terri http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5150x44878973 Hi my name is Terri. I just joined the group. I have been on spark people for a couple of years now and my weight has fluctuated. I have gone from 160 down to 125 then back up to 140 and back down to 127 and so on. I am currently back up to 140 and would like to lose this weight and keep it off. Unfortuntely I am sidelined from doing any excercising do to a car wreck recently which has left me depressed, stressed and frustrated therefore the weight gain. I am glad to be part of this team and ... Wed, 2 Nov 2011 05:57:31 EST NOVEMBER CHAT..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x44855062 <em>215</em> HELLO TEAM......... THIS IS YOUR NEW CHAT FOR NOVEMBER........ HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL HERE........ POST NOW..... FIRST ONE IN GETS A GOODIE.. Mon, 31 Oct 2011 19:06:27 EST NOVEMBER CHALLENGE.. DROP ONE BAD HABIT THIS MONTH http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=280x5150x44854992 <em>215</em> HELLO TEAM......... THIS IS YOU NEW CHALLENGE FOR NOVEMBER........ DROP ONE BAD HABIT......... NO MATTER WHAT IT IS.......... TRY TO STOP DOING IT FOR ONE MONTH........ EATING BARS..... DRINKING SODA...... ETC....... YOU GET THE IDEA... GOOD LUCK AND I HOPE TO SEE MORE HERE THIS MONTH.. Mon, 31 Oct 2011 19:00:46 EST How do I get weight instead of gaining muscle http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5150x44819565 Hi, I'm a 60yr old woman with a below the knee amputation, I have several cervical fusions with titanium plates & a rod in my back. Last year I had a stroke from a sedentary lifestyle. All of my medical conditions stem from a car accident in '87. This is the first year I've been out of my wheelchair for more than 30 days. I've lost 25lbs since the stroke. And, I want to loose at least 25 more. I dropped from a 20W-16-18 ladies. In some clothes, I wear a size 14. Now that I'm gaining muscle fr... Sat, 29 Oct 2011 11:39:39 EST A BIRTHDAY TODAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x44590348 THERE IS A BIRTHDAY TODAY FOR --TASIMONS----I DON'T SEE THEM POSTING---BUT WE DO WISH HER A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 <BR> <em>236</em> ----- <em>410</em> ----- <em>144</em> ----- <em>236</em> ----- <em>408</em> Fri, 14 Oct 2011 17:37:08 EST Writing diet article for disability magazine http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x44581052 Hi all, <BR> <BR> While researching an article on losing weight for Divine online magazine (www.Divine.vic.gov.au) I came across SparkPeople. Divine is an Australian magazine for people with disabilities written by people with disabilities. <BR> <BR> I am hoping that there might be a few people who are willing to talk to me, for the article, about their experiences with SparkPeople. If you are, please comment on this message. <BR> <BR> I have had ulcerative colitis for years and have recen... Fri, 14 Oct 2011 02:16:57 EST Writing diet article for disability magazine http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5150x44581045 Hi all, <BR> <BR> While researching an article on losing weight for Divine online magazine (www.Divine.vic.gov.au) I came across SparkPeople. Divine is an Australian magazine for people with disabilities written by people with disabilities. <BR> <BR> I am hoping that there might be a few people who are willing to talk to me, for the article, about their experiences with SparkPeople. If you are, please comment on this message. <BR> <BR> I have had ulcerative colitis for years and have recen... Fri, 14 Oct 2011 02:14:03 EST Writing an article for disability mag Divine. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5150x44580715 Hi all, <BR> <BR> While researching an article on losing weight for Divine online magazine (www.Divine.vic.gov.au) I came across SparkPeople. Divine is an Australian magazine for people with disabilities written by people with disabilities. <BR> <BR> I am hoping that there might be a few people who are willing to talk to me, for the article, about their experiences with SparkPeople. If you are, please comment on this message. <BR> <BR> I have had ulcerative colitis for years and have rece... Fri, 14 Oct 2011 01:16:04 EST THERE'S A BIRTHDAY TODAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x44501893 <BR> (XKANDI2005X)----KA NDI HAS A BIRTHDAY TODAY!!!!! <em>410</em> <em>144</em> <BR> HAVE A WONDERFUL AND HAPPY DAY KANDI---- <em>236</em> <em>236</em> <BR> <BR> <em>242</em> --- <em>244</em> --- <em>407</em> --- <em>409</em> -- <em>408</em> --- <em>243</em> Sun, 9 Oct 2011 10:01:28 EST BIRTHDAYS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x44469853 RE: BIRTHDAYS-- <BR> -I MUST APOLOGIZE----MY PERSONAL PROBLEMS HAVE LED ME TO NEGLECT THE BIRTHDAYS!!!!====I HAVE---SADLY----MISSED LAURI--MIMAWELIZABETH AND MARY(CHARMMI(---ALL THESE LOVELY LADIES HAD BIRTHDAYS AT THE END OF SEPTEMBER AND I DO HOPE THEY WERE FINE AND PLEASE===EVERYONE===WE MAY AT LEAST WISH THENA A BELATED HAPPY BIRTHDAY <em>410</em> <em>144</em> <BR> <BR> DEE CANNOT WORK WITH US ANY LONGER--BUT TODAY IS HER BIRTHDAY---LIVE IT UP DEE!!! <BR> <BR> GINNY <BR> YOU FEARLES... Fri, 7 Oct 2011 04:17:32 EST Hello all http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5150x44377781 Hello all. I am a 36 year old Navy Veteran who has decided to go back to college. I have PTSD as well as diagnosed with carcinoma this past summer I am hoping has been dealt with. I have a bad shoulder and knee from my service and just this past week in aerobics class tore a ligament in the arch of my foot. I am on a roll lately with injuring myself. I am taking power walking as well in class. My goal is by the time I graduate in 3 years I want to have lost 90 pounds. Big order to fill. Sat, 1 Oct 2011 23:12:12 EST OCTOBER CHAT... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x44357296 <em>215</em> HELLO TEAM........ THIS IS YOUR NEW OCT CHAT........ PLEASE START CHATTING HERE NOW.......... FIRST ONE IN GETS THE GOODIE...... Fri, 30 Sep 2011 17:37:53 EST OCTOBER CHALLENGE.... LOSE 5 LBS THIS MONTH. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=280x5150x44357214 <em>215</em> HELLO TEAM........... THE NEW CHALLENGE FOR OCTOBER WILL BE TO LOSE 5 POUNDS......... YOU CAN STILL COME IN AND POST YOUR WALKING ....STEPS... ETC....... ANY EXERCISES YOUR DOING........ Fri, 30 Sep 2011 17:30:39 EST Hungry for new recipes? Get them here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=280x5150x44238770 MEXICAN BLACK BEANS: <BR> <BR> 2 cups dried black beans, soaked overnight <BR> 6 cups water <BR> 1 large onion, diced <BR> 2 chipotle chilis <BR> 1 dried ancho chile <BR> 1 green bell pepper, diced <BR> 1-2 green chilis, diced <BR> 2 garlic cloves <BR> 1 tsp ground cumin <BR> 1 cup tomato puree <BR> salt & pepper <BR> 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro (optional) <BR> <BR> Drain the beans. Combine in a large pot with the water, onion, and chipotle and ancho chilis. Bring to a boil, then reduc... Fri, 23 Sep 2011 17:21:21 EST the birthday girl is ----sherry!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x44158047 <BR> <em>244</em> <em>236</em> sherry----it's your day11 <em>242</em> <em>345</em> <BR> ----------i promise not to tell then how old you are <em>334</em> ------------------- <BR> happy day--------happpy tomorrow-happy always------have the greatest day of your life-- <BR> <em>437</em> <em>437</em> <em>437</em> --i wish you rainbows <em>437</em> <em>437</em> <BR> <BR> <em>144</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>407</em> <em>408</em> <BR> -------come on team------let's all wish o... Mon, 19 Sep 2011 07:34:03 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x43913729 Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> My name is Lisa I joined spark people in 2009 I think, I haven't been on here in a long time. Since the last time I was on here I gained 9lbs. I have too many diagnosis to list here, but was born with Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita, Turner's Mosaic and Spina Bifida. I now have degenerative disc disease. It is becoming more painful for me to move everyday. I have made a commitment to reduce my weight as much as possible in a healthy way before I go on a cruise... Mon, 5 Sep 2011 11:28:14 EST SEPT CHALLENGE... WALK 10 MIN A DAY. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=280x5150x43835714 <em>215</em> HELLO TEAM.......... THIS IS FOR ANYONE WHO WANTS TO JOIN IN.. COME IN AND POST IF YOU DID YOUR 10 MIN WALK........ YOU CAN ALSO USE CHAIR MARCHING OR WALKING...... TREADMILL....... BIKE...... ANYTHING TO MOVE YOURSELF FOR THOSE 10 MINS A DAY. Wed, 31 Aug 2011 17:09:49 EST SEPT CHAT......... JOIN IN THE FUN.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x43835637 <em>215</em> HELLO TEAM............ HERE'S YOUR NEW SEPTEMBER CHAT THREAD........... START CHATTING NOW............... Wed, 31 Aug 2011 17:03:55 EST Need a new spot... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x43761638 Need a spot under "Weight and Measurements" to measure pain level. If I can measure sleep, stress, and self esteem, should have a place to measure pain. Am wondering if some of my back is associated with weight even if doctor said it will not get better. Sat, 27 Aug 2011 13:29:11 EST Calorie and Weight Ranges for Disabilities http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x43418678 I never did find any info on weight/diet recommendations for Cerebral Palsy (which is what I have), but I did come across some info on a Spinal Cord Injury forum. I figure since I have involvement of all 4 limbs and cannot walk, their advice for quadriplegics should be fairly on target for me, posibly my ideal weight and calorie range might be slightly higher due to my having some muscle tone and movement. Here's what I found, will be posting in the disability groups here, too, in case anyone... Sun, 7 Aug 2011 18:29:44 EST AUGUST CHAT........ EVERYONE WELCOME. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x43292511 <em>215</em> THIS IS YOUR NEW AUG CHAT............ START POSTING HERE NOW........ Sun, 31 Jul 2011 17:36:06 EST AUG CHALLENGE... DRINK WATER. CARDIO MIN. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=280x5150x43292457 <em>215</em> HELLO TEAM................. FOR AUGUST............. THE CHALLENGE WILL BE.......... DRINKING 8 CUPS OF WATER DAILY............. PLUS DOING 10 MINUETS OF CARDIO DAILY.......... I HOPE TO SEE LOTS OF YOU JOINING IN........ Sun, 31 Jul 2011 17:32:01 EST Denied CPP Disability http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x43194780 I just got a letter today that denied my CPP claim for disability. I needed more work hours to qualify. <BR> They recommended that I go for another disability but I know a lot of people that have tried for that and got denied after a long and stressful process. <BR> <BR> I think that it is unfair how difficult it can be for a person with a disability to get coverage from their country, insurance, whatever. <BR> <BR> Also, people with disabilities don't always have to ability to go through ... Tue, 26 Jul 2011 00:28:26 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5150x43148249 So, I'm kinda nervous to be posting on here. <BR> I'm 20, was in a car accident when I was 6, spinal injury. It's painful and difficult to walk, and I'm frustrated with all the exercise plans that don't work for me because of my disabilities. I'm hoping this site will help out with my plans, because I try to live by the "Your body is a temple" idea, but I can't seem to keep the weight off. I've tried weight loss groups before, but I get discouraged when I can't seem to get it right. <BR> Anyw... Sat, 23 Jul 2011 11:34:17 EST Healthy Choices for Sweets! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x42975159 I was wondering if we could maybe share ideas (or recipes) of our favorite sweet dishes for healthy desserts? <BR> <BR> Here is one of my favorites! <BR> <BR> DESSERT RECIPE: Rhubarb Rumble (Sugar-Free, Low Fat, but don't tell any one) <BR> <BR> 3-cups chopped rhubarb <BR> 1-package (3 oz.) sugar-free strawberry gelatin <BR> 1-1/2-cups cold skim milk <BR> 1-package (3.5 oz.) instant sugar-free vanilla pudding mix <BR> 1-reduced fat graham cracker crust (8 inch) <BR> <BR> Place rhubarb i... Wed, 13 Jul 2011 21:54:57 EST Not sure I'm in the right forum but I'm new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5150x42899751 Hello. <BR> <BR> I have bipolar 1 but that's not why I'm here. I'm here because I have a comorbid condition called Post Viral Fatique Syndrome. <BR> It's a hidden disability; that is I look healthy and abled. <BR> <BR> With my particular condition I have episodic tendencies. I'll be fine one day and another I'm dizzy, with hypotension, malaise, and loss of my peripheral vision (along with other things). This makes it very difficult to make a "routine". <BR> <BR> I know not everyone here... Sun, 10 Jul 2011 00:58:31 EST JULY CHALLENGE...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=280x5150x42733070 HI TEAM.............. THIS MONTH I THOUGHT WE COULD POST LITTLE CHALLENGES WE WANT TO STICK TO........... LIKE WALKING OR SLEEPING........ DRINKING YOUR WATER........ EATING YOUR VEGGIES OR FRUITS...... DOING 10 MINS OR MORE OF CARDIO OR EXERCISES......... IT'S UP TO YOU........ JUST SOMETHING TO KEEP YOU ACCOUNTABLE....... Thu, 30 Jun 2011 17:27:45 EST JULY CHAT.. COME IN AND GET TO KNOW YOUR TEAM.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x42732997 <em>215</em> HELLO TEAM................ WELCOME TO YOUR NEW JULY CHAT....... START CHATTING NOW........... Thu, 30 Jun 2011 17:22:25 EST floorless exercises http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x42281103 I need exercises I can do that don't require getting on the floor...I can get on the floor, getting up is another story...I can't get up without assistance and there isn't always someone here to do that. I have cerebral palsy and I use a walker to ambulate, so getting on the floor is not an option for me. <BR> <BR> Help me if you can...please <em>303</em> Tue, 7 Jun 2011 00:13:26 EST New to the group...not to sparkpeople.com http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5150x42206469 I am new to the group but I have been active on this site since May 31. I have cerebral palsy and I am wanting to lose a few pounds to be able to walk better and feel better. Having people with disabilities to lean on for support is wonderful. <BR> Donna Fri, 3 Jun 2011 02:10:05 EST JUNE CHAT...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x42150538 <em>215</em> HEY EVERYONE................. HERE WE GO INTO JUNE.......... OUR NEW CHAT THREAD.............. SEE YOU ALL HERE....... Tue, 31 May 2011 17:03:44 EST JUNE CHALLENG ........ LOSE 5 LBS THIS MONTH. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=280x5150x42150459 <em>215</em> HEY EVERYONE............ LETS GET MOVING IN JUNE.....LET'S TRY FOR A 5 POUND LOSS THIS MONTH......... WHOEVER MAKES IT GETS A TEAM GOODIE....... YOU CAN KEEP TRACKING ALL YOUR OTHER THINGS IF YOU WANT TO.......... WHAT EVER HELPS YOU......... <BR> <BR> START YOUR BEGINNING WEIGHT......... AND WHEN YOU LOSE........ DROP IN AND POST IT......... THEN AT THE END OF THE MONTH.......... LET ME KNOW HOW MUCH YOU HAVE LOST........ <BR> <BR> Tue, 31 May 2011 16:59:33 EST TINKERBELLE'S BIRTHDAY ---IS TODAY!!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x42148420 HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TINKERBELLE---- <em>236</em> ------ <em>236</em> <BR> <BR> <em>144</em> ---------- <em>410</em> ---------- <em>409</em> ----------- <em>236</em> <BR> <BR> H A V E ---A---W O N D E R F U L ----F U N-----F I L L E D-------D A Y--- <BR> -------------------------- <em>407</em> --------------------------------- <em>408</em> Tue, 31 May 2011 15:11:33 EST New here ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5150x42037777 Hi everyone. I'm new here and am really glad that I found this page. I turned 38 on Sunday and that was kind of my own wake up call that I want/need to shed some pounds. Thing is, it's not as easy for me as it used to be. <BR> <BR> About 8 years ago I was diagnosed with a viral neuropathy and Parkinson's disease and I have been in a wheelchair ever since. I don't have the use of my lower extremities, so I am unable to walk or even to use my legs to do what some might consider "simple" leg ex... Wed, 25 May 2011 14:34:32 EST BIRTHDAY!!! IT'S LOULOUBELLE2'S TURN!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x41934216 BIRTHDAY?? LOULOUBELLE2-----LOUANNE----IS THE WOMAN OF THE HOUR!! <em>244</em> COME ON BY AND JOIN ME IN WISHING HER THE BEST-----MOST WONDERFUL-----FINEST-----FANTASTIC------GR<BR>EATEST------FUN DAY EVER <em>236</em> <em>236</em> <BR> <em>410</em> -------- <em>407</em> H A P P Y---B I R T H D A Y---L O U A N N E <em>409</em> <BR> <BR> <em>236</em> -------- <em>345</em> -------- <em>242</em> -------- <em>236</em> <BR> Fri, 20 May 2011 06:44:22 EST hi :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5150x41880539 hello everyone i'm danielle 24 yrs old. im really glad to have found this team and be able to talk about my disability. i was born with a club foot and after 18 ops my ankle is too weak to have any more surgery. i am in more or less constant pain and so made the decision to have my lower leg amputated i am currantly waiting to go in for the operation. i cant believe how much support this site gives and am excited to start my weight loss journey. Tue, 17 May 2011 14:17:52 EST Glad to be here!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5150x41794708 I've been on and off diets so many times it unreal, sometimes for bets at work who could lose the most weight, some for parties, but never what it should have been for HEALTH!! Two years ago I had surgery because I had nerves wrapped around my tail bone and everything from my waist down to my toes on the left side went numb, even my bladder stopped functioning. the Doctor said it could stay this way up to two years or more. I thank God that at least my pladder came back. I know the rest will... Fri, 13 May 2011 01:33:40 EST LOOKIE--ANN HAS A BIRTHDAY TODAY!!!!WOW! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x41675208 TO ANN---ON HER DAY---LET.S CHEER HER!! <BR> <BR> <em>236</em> -------- <em>144</em> -------- <em>410</em> -------- <em>107</em> <BR> <em>44</em> ---H A V E --A --W O N D E R F U L--B L E S S E D --D A Y--- <em>44</em> <BR> <BR> <em>19</em> ---- <em>236</em> ----CELEBRATE---- <em>409</em> ---- <em>408</em> Sat, 7 May 2011 00:16:09 EST MAY CHALLENGE...... WALKING THIS MONTH.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=280x5150x41536869 <em>215</em> HELLO TEAM................ THIS MONTH I THOUGHT WE WOULD DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT............... IT'S A CHALLENGE OF WALKING..... OR STEPS WHICH EVER YOU CAN DO...... DOING AS MUCH AS YOU CAN PER DAY........... POST IT HERE DAILY........... Sat, 30 Apr 2011 18:01:45 EST MAY CHAT..... JOIN IN EVERYONE.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x41536780 <em>215</em> HERE IS YOUR MAY CHAT THREAD............... FIRST ONE HERE GETS A GOODIE............... CHAT AWAY........... FOR THE MONTH OF MAY......... Sat, 30 Apr 2011 17:56:29 EST Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x41519590 What a glorious nap I had. Now I think, I'll make it to bedtime. I probable could have slept longer, but the postman came and Wally started barking, and woke me up. It's a good thing, because if I nap, I usually don't sleep at night. <BR> I like you Lynn, don't give a hoot about celebrities, but I just happened to be awake. <BR> Mac, just like a lot of things that bring in revenue into a country or community--like This wedding or sports events, or many other WASTE of money things--Blowing up... Fri, 29 Apr 2011 16:55:47 EST OH FOR GOODNESS SAKE!! CAROL HAS A BIRTHDAY!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x41180577 OH---I ALMOST BLEW IT!"! CAROL --SO SORRY----THIS IS MY CHORE AND I MESSED UP!! <BR> <em>144</em> -------------- <em>19</em> --------------- <em>410</em> --------------- <em>409</em> <BR> H--A--P--P--Y----------B--I--R--T--H--D-<BR>-A--Y----------C--A--R--O--L- <BR> HAVE A WONDEDRFUL JOYOUS AND FUN FILLED DAY <BR> <BR> <em>407</em> ------ <em>107</em> ------ <em>236</em> ------ <em>236</em> ----- <em>408</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I WISH YOU RAINBOWS--GINNY Tue, 12 Apr 2011 16:12:36 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5150x41118165 My name is Joy. In 2008 my world fell apart. In August I had a stroke, in September I had a heart attack, in October I had my first grand maul seizure and in November I had my second grand maul. That time I had a total of 8 seizures in an 8 hour period. I started taking meds for the seizures. I continued to have petite maul seizures on an almost daily basis. Then in August of 2010 I had another grand maul, this time I started to spit blood. They don't know why I didn't brake any teeth or bite... Sat, 9 Apr 2011 18:01:57 EST APRIL CHAT....... COME ONE AND ALL.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x40920996 <em>215</em> HELLO TEAM.................... THIS IS OUR NEW APRIL CHAT.......... START CHATTING NOW.............. Thu, 31 Mar 2011 16:43:37 EST APRIL CHALLENGE..... WEEKLY.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=280x5150x40920453 <em>215</em> HELLO TEAM................. OUR NEW CHALLENGE WILL BE POSTED HERE WEEKLY OR DAILY.......... HOW EVER YOU WANT TO DO IT........... I HAVE DECIDED TO KEEP POSTING MY HOURS OF SLEEP........... PLUS I'M GOING TO ADD ON WALKING.......... YOU CAN POST ANYTHING THAT HELPS YOU STAY ON TRACK........... GOOD LUCK THIS MONTH....... Thu, 31 Mar 2011 16:10:56 EST A - Z SPRING. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=855x5150x40700696 HELLO TEAM............... NOW THAT OUR WINTER IS OVER................ LET'S START FINDING SOME WORDS THAT HAVE THINGS TO DO WITH SPRING......... <BR> <BR> A: AIR IS FRESHER. Mon, 21 Mar 2011 15:09:43 EST WOW--MAC HAS A BIRTHDAY TODAY!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x40669278 MAC---YOU'RE A WONDERFUL FRIEND <em>236</em> <em>236</em> <em>19</em> <em>144</em> YOU DESERVE A WONDERFUL BIRTHDAY <em>410</em> <em>179</em> <em>407</em> I WISH YOU THE BEST DAY EVER <em>144</em> <em>409</em> <em>236</em> <em>408</em> <em>44</em> <em>76</em> LIVE IT UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <BR> I WISH YOU RAINBOWS <em>437</em> Sun, 20 Mar 2011 06:51:52 EST GINNY HAS A BIRTHDAY TODAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x40653900 WHAT ELSE CAN I SAY?? <em>20</em> <em>44</em> Sat, 19 Mar 2011 09:12:26 EST MARCH CHALLENGE..THIS ONE IS UP TO YOU. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=280x5150x40236587 <em>215</em> HELLO EVERYONE............... SO FAR OUR CHALLENGES HAVEN'T BEEN GOING TO WELL........... SOME COME IN AND NEVER COME BACK........ SO I HAVE DECIDED............ YOU KNOW WHAT WORKS FOR YOU............ SO JUST TO BE ACCOUNTABLE............ DECIDE WHAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO DO FOR THIS MONTH......... AND POST IT HERE.......... I HAVE ONE SMALL CHALLENGE ANY OF YOU CAN JOIN............. IT'S FOR TRYNG TO GET 8 HOURS OF SLEEP A NIGHT....... COME IN HERE DAILY AND LET US KNOW HOW YOUR DO... Mon, 28 Feb 2011 18:57:51 EST MARCH CHAT....... JOIN IN AND HAVE SOME FUN.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x40236447 <em>215</em> HELLO TEAM............ <BR> <BR> WELCOME TO THE NEW MARCH CHAT THREAD................ START POSTING NOW....... Mon, 28 Feb 2011 18:50:59 EST new to SP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5150x40204347 Hello <BR> My name is Michelle, I am from upstate new york. <BR> I have a learning disability depression and GAD . <BR> I love to read , love paranormal shows like ghost hunters and ghost adventures <BR> also love to write and love to walk when the weather cooperates. <BR> I have on cat named staypuff like from the movie ghostbusters her name fits her so well <BR> I work for the state of new york as a clerk. I would look forward to meeting new people <BR> and hope fully making new friend... Sun, 27 Feb 2011 12:34:57 EST RONNIE HAS A BIRTHDAY--LET'S CHEER HIM!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x40079759 <em>236</em> ------- <em>236</em> ------- <em>410</em> ------- <em>179</em> <BR> HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY RONNIE-------LOTS OF LOVE AND HAPPINESS TO YOU <BR> <em>44</em> <em>236</em> <em>144</em> <em>407</em> <em>409</em> <em>76</em> <em>408</em> Mon, 21 Feb 2011 20:49:29 EST SCATTERGO RIES--NEW GAME http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=855x5150x40075714 WE ANSWER ALL THE CATEGORIES WITH THE SAME LETTER OF THE ALPHABET STARTING WITH ---A----. ONE ANSWER AT A TIME-----COPY AND PASTE AND PUT IN THE ANSWER OF YOUR CHOICE- <BR> <BR> LETTER "A"---- <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. Child's toy -- <BR> <BR> 2. Something in your wardrobe -- <BR> <BR> 3. Something in your fridge -- <BR> <BR> 4. A mood -- <BR> <BR> 5. A film title -- <BR> <BR> 6. Something you buy from the supermarket -- <BR> <BR> 7. Something soft -- <BR> <BR> 8. A famous ban... Mon, 21 Feb 2011 17:44:32 EST hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5150x39948752 I just joined and thought I'd say hello to you all. I've been on SSD for 27 1/2 years. I was in a car accident at 16 years old. Tue, 15 Feb 2011 22:45:18 EST looking for a recipe http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x39934596 Maybe some has an idea where I can fins one or maybe you have one but when my kids were small I had a recipe for fiber cookies. I was made with fiber powder, I would like to do that again does anyone have one? Tue, 15 Feb 2011 11:18:18 EST yipee for me http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x39921200 I got weighted today and I am down to 303.5 for 350 It is working Mon, 14 Feb 2011 19:52:26 EST Birthdays http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x39872962 My grandson was born on my Birthday we always have cake and ice cream for our birthdays he is now 4 on March 6, would it be defeating my fight if I had some cake with icecream with him Sat, 12 Feb 2011 14:08:08 EST Birthdays http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x39872781 My grandson was born on my Birthday we always have cake and ice cream for our birthdays he is now 4 on March 6, would it be defeating my fight if I had some cake with icecream with him Sat, 12 Feb 2011 13:56:44 EST i'm back, hi there http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5150x39826021 Going to try and lost 20 lbs again!!! this is probably the 100th time, LOL. <BR> I don't suppose you would call be really disabled, but the fact that I cannot stand for more than 10 minutes at a time, and cannot go for walks anymore, makes me feel disabled. I have a 2 level fusion of the spine, and last month I saw a new orthopedic surgeon, and he is going to fuse the rest of my spine. Problem is, I don't know when, and that causes me to comfort myself with food. Nothing huge, but the lit... Thu, 10 Feb 2011 11:23:22 EST Has anyone had to lower their calorie range? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x39809103 I'm not doing too well with weight-loss, even though I'm sticking to the diet and exercise plan that Spark gave me. I'm wondering if, due to my inability to walk, I may in fact be even more sedentary than the average sedentary person Spark had in mind when calculating my calorie range? And therefore need to drop it a bit? I won't really be able to get all the protein and fiber SP says I should be getting if I do that, but maybe it won't be so bad if I stay as close to those ranges as I can? Wed, 9 Feb 2011 16:37:45 EST PRAYERS FOR VICKI-----GET WELL http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x39786361 COME ON FOLKS-----VICKI NEEDS PRAYERS----TAKE A MINUTE AND LET HER KNOW THAT WE REALLY CARE-----SHE HAS HELPED SO MANY ON THIS TEAM----NOW LET'S HELP HER!!!---------WE ARE PRAYING FOR YOU VICKI-------COME BACK SOON!!! <BR> <BR> DO IT!! <em>288</em> Tue, 8 Feb 2011 18:38:26 EST feelings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x39643280 Since I have been on this site of SP. I have found excises that I can do sitting it works around my broken foot and ankle I have been doing them for a week now it seems to do pretty good, It looks like it will July for my first operation on my ankle. It will be in a cast for 6-10 weeks with no pressure on it. than another cast for 6-8 weeks more. Than I go back in and get the second operation done and do the cast thing all over again, It will be almost a year before the foot is even ready to ... Wed, 2 Feb 2011 18:40:47 EST RESISTANT BANDS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x39588317 What does everyone thing about using these for excersing? Mon, 31 Jan 2011 19:33:32 EST FEBRUARY CHALLENGE... THIS IS HEALTHY HEART MONTH. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=280x5150x39586817 <em>215</em> HELLO TEAM........ <BR> <BR> FEBRUARY IS THE MONTH OF LOOKING AFTER OUR HEARTS AND EATING HEALTHY..... OUR CHALLENGE IF YOU DO JOIN IS TO...... POST YOUR EXERCISES..... CARDIO.... ANYTHING YOU DECIDE TO STEP IT UP THIS MONTH..... COME IN AND LET US KNOW.... AND COME BACK AND KEEP LETTING US KNOW HOW IT'S GOING FOR YOU...... YOU CAN POST ANYTHING THAT YOU WANT TO BE ACCOUNTABLE FOR IN FEBRUARY...... Mon, 31 Jan 2011 18:32:10 EST FEBRUARY CHAT...... COME ON IN.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x39586508 <em>215</em> HELLO TEAM...... <BR> <BR> THIS IS YOUR NEW FEBRUARY CHAT THREAD...... POST RIGHT NOW....... Mon, 31 Jan 2011 18:20:29 EST One goal down and one to go.....yeah http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x39560698 OMG!, I quit smoking .... yesterday started out like any other morning, sitting around the table drinking coffee and smoking ciggies. As we chatted the subject of my goal for this year of quitting the habit, as I lit up another one. I just said...that's it! I quit...putting the newly lit ciggie out and gathering up all tobacco, rollers, tubes and parifinalia and sent it all home with my brother. <BR> I won't say I haven't thought about having one since then, but I just allow it to go off in ... Sun, 30 Jan 2011 18:53:30 EST Happy Australia Day, 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=855x5150x39446321 January 26 is well under way Down Under. I wish the team's Australian delegation a g'day and a good summer celebration. <BR> <BR> Laurie <BR> been a stranger <BR> <BR> <em>676</em> <em>67</em> <em>498</em> Tue, 25 Jan 2011 20:38:10 EST 3 THINGS YOU ARE THANKFUL FOR TODAY. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=855x5150x39265243 <em>215</em> HELLO TEAM....... <BR> <BR> I THOUGHT WE COULD POST THINGS THAT WE ARE THANKFUL FOR DAILY...... OR THE DAYS YOU HAVE SOMETHING TO BE THANKFUL FOR....... <BR> <BR> 1:..... My computer. <BR> 2F:...... Being able to walk. <BR> 3:...... This team.... Tue, 18 Jan 2011 16:29:47 EST Great news and extra incentive for exercising http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x39247282 I saw this on the news yesterday: <BR> <link>www.argomedtec.com/products.asp </link> <BR> This is very exciting for me, as I have CP and have never been able to walk (I walk on my knees at home and use a wheelchair outside). My concern is that I would be disqualified because I do have some upper-extremity involvement as well. I'm working on strength training as part of my Spark plan anyway, so I'm hoping I can build enough strength in my arms to use the ReWalk. Mon, 17 Jan 2011 23:43:50 EST Getting Frustrated - Need Help / Advice! :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5150x39127715 I'm frustrated, but I refuse to let it get me down! I've been working out a little bit with the Fit, Firm, and Fired Up DVD. And I came across a small problem! I can't seem to figure out the side plank exercises. I've tried everything but standing on my head to try to figure it out. I don't know if it's because I have week ankles, or week knees, or everything from the waist down are just too week to get in the side plank position. I got a workout just trying to figure it out. <BR> <BR> Need... Thu, 13 Jan 2011 10:58:37 EST Winter A thru Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=855x5150x39088902 abundance of blankets Tue, 11 Jan 2011 23:22:57 EST foxylady_12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5150x39002837 hi all i need to lose some pounds i need to go from 340 down to 140. when i stop smoking 6 years ago that is when i gain i have a few medical problems that keep me from walking any distances, my biggest down fall is sweets, & chocolate, chocolate is the worst one, i have ocd, high blood pressure, problems with my breathing, i do not cook any more it is cheaper for me to buy the frozen dinners, but there is to much salt in them, i suffer from depression, anxiety, disability, with out the sle... Sun, 9 Jan 2011 01:42:14 EST JANUARY 2011 CHAT.... NEW YEAR TO SHARE TOGETHER.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x38765378 <em>215</em> HELLO TEAM........ HAPPY NEW YEAR.....THIS IS YOUR NEW JANUARY CHAT.... BY MIDNIGHT IT'S GOING TO BE 2011....... JUST THINK OF ALL THE NEW PLANS.... HOPES AND DREAMS...... WE ALL HAVE....... AND WE CAN ALL SHARE........ <em>220</em> HOPE WE ALL HAVE A EXCELLENT YEAR..... IT'S LOOKING GOOD ALREADY... Fri, 31 Dec 2010 17:33:12 EST Old Year comments http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=280x5150x38765029 What was something that you did that you hope you never have to do again? Fri, 31 Dec 2010 17:16:06 EST 2011... INTRODUCE YOURSELF TO THE TEAM.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5150x38765015 <em>215</em> HELLO NEW MEMBERS...... PLEASE POST YOUR INTRODUCTION HERE..... TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOU.... AND ANYTHING THING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE TO TELL US... WE LOOK FORWARD TO GETTING TO KNOW YOU...... THANK YOU.. Fri, 31 Dec 2010 17:15:24 EST JANUARY CHALLENGE... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=280x5150x38764911 <em>215</em> HELLO TEAM.......... WELL I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT YOU WOULD LIKE FOR A CHALLENGE THIS MONTH..... SINCE IT'S THE NEW YEAR....... I'M GOING TO LET YOU ALL DECIDED WHAT YOU WANT...... POST IT HERE...... ANYTHING GOES....... Fri, 31 Dec 2010 17:10:59 EST Just rattling on http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x38518081 Dee--your Mom will continue to be in my prayers. <BR> Vicki--I have the solution to your pies, and Jake taking a nip. a two for one approach. I think, I told you all, that Jim is the best pie baker. He uses Vodka in his crust-you could make the crust tonight, and have a little drink at the same time. <BR> Sorry, I hope your plumber made it by now,and I hope you have a second potty if he didn't. Is Jake older than you, and hard of hearing- the mention of him not hearing the vac. I have NAGGED... Thu, 16 Dec 2010 22:27:43 EST New here :-) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5150x38355576 Hi everyone, <BR> my name is Renee and I've been hanging around this website for a few weeks now. I thought it was time to get serious and introduce myself. I live in Irvine California the OC :-) want nothing more in this world than to lose weight and be healthier. <BR> <BR> I have a neuromuscular disease called Charcot-Marie-Tooth (it's a cousin to muscular dystrophy) and I'm completely dependent on a wheelchair. Because I cannot walk at all it makes exercising & losing weight more challe... Wed, 8 Dec 2010 00:55:44 EST Christmas Stories and Free Fun Stuff http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x38234999 <BR> I put this on my blog today and thought maybe to pass it on. So I am putting on a few team pages. If you on the same teams you may already know. Please excuse it then. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Christmas Stories starting Dec 1st until Dec. 2th. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>http://mysite.verizon.net/vze7ve4l/c<BR>hristmasstories/ </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> Please feel free to pass on to others. I would so like this to snowball so to speak. <BR> <BR> <BR> Also some other free fun stuff: <BR> ... Wed, 1 Dec 2010 20:41:03 EST DECEMBER CHALLENGE..... GET FIT FOR CHRISTMAS.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=280x5150x38208473 <em>215</em> HELLO TEAM...... THIS IS NOW DECEMBER CHALLENGE...... FOR ANYONE WHO WOULD LIKE TO POST THEIR DAILY EXERCISE... WATER FRUITS... AND VEGGIES INTAKES.... PLUS LOSE 5 OR MORE POUNDS FOR CHRISTMAS... Tue, 30 Nov 2010 17:34:18 EST DECEMBER CHAT... JOIN IN & GET TO KNOW YOUR TEAM.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x38208412 <em>215</em> HELLO TEAM..... THIS WILL BE THE NEW DECEMBER CHAT...... START POSTING NOW..... Tue, 30 Nov 2010 17:30:24 EST I couldn't believe it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x38037920 2 weeks ago added weight lifting to my workout routine. I ended up gaining about 6 pounds! This was shocking to see on the scale. I was pretty upset. I have also done some research on the subject and I learned that when you first start working your muscles the retain a bunch of water as a healing process and it will subside after some time. <BR> <BR> Just to back this information up I asked one of the personal trainers at the gym if this was normal. The very first thing that came out of his ... Sat, 20 Nov 2010 16:11:59 EST THERE'S A BIRTHDAY IN THE HOUSE!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x37976334 Hey there team <em>215</em> <BR> We have a birthday for HOPE!!! <BR> She is Sweet Sixteen----again! <BR> <em>236</em> <em>236</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> H A P P Y ---B I R T H D A Y11 <BR> I wish you sunshine and rainbows and the best day of your life and many many more to come! <BR> <em>410</em> <em>407</em> <em>144</em> <em>408</em> <BR> <BR> <em>236</em> and a small piece of cake <em>44</em> Wed, 17 Nov 2010 06:28:26 EST CHRISTMAS A TO Z,, http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=855x5150x37894090 HERE YOU CAN START PLAYING,,,,,,, A TO Z CHRISTMAS WORDS....... AND GET SOME IDEA'S... <BR> <BR> A: Antlers Fri, 12 Nov 2010 18:48:22 EST VENTING ROOM.... LET IT ALL OUT HERE. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x37893982 <em>215</em> HELLO TEAM......... THIS ROOM IS FOR ANYONE WHO NEEDS TO VENT....... LET IT OUT.... OR JUST SCREAM...... COME ON IN AND GET IT OFF YOUR CHEST...... Fri, 12 Nov 2010 18:40:58 EST Great Gift Idea -for those who have everything. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x37856467 With the Holiday's coming and people starting to shop for gifts I wanted to put this idea out there. It is great for those who are hard to shop for and have everything. This is free and not a gimick or anything. <BR> <BR> <BR> Even if you don't need this maybe this is something you can do for you family. Give the Gift of yourself. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>mysite.verizon.net/vze7ve4l/legacypr<BR>oject/ </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Also if anyone else has idea's out there that they ... Wed, 10 Nov 2010 18:38:53 EST staying on target http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x37851963 Vicki M. here, Good day for me, eating much bettter than yesterday. I'm tired of the ups and downs w Wed, 10 Nov 2010 14:14:34 EST NOVEMBER CHALLENG E....... LOSE 7 POUNDS... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=280x5150x37649569 <em>215</em> THIS IS THE NEW CHALLENGE....... POST YOUR STARTING WEIGHT FOR WHOEVER WANTS TO JOIN...... THANKS.... Sun, 31 Oct 2010 19:51:37 EST NOVEMBER CHAT...... COME ONE AND ALL... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x37649132 <em>215</em> THIS IS YOUR NEW CHAT THREAD FOR NOVEMBER....... START POSTING HERE NOW....... THANKS... Sun, 31 Oct 2010 19:23:12 EST New to Spark people http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5150x37626738 Hi,I'm Divasing. One week ago I fell and fracture my anlke in 2 place and now must be out of commision for 4-6 weeks. I need some help with how to exersice and where to go on this site to find chair exersice.all suggestions appreciated. <BR> <BR> Aspire to inspire before you expire !!! Sat, 30 Oct 2010 12:23:35 EST BOBBI'S BIRTHDAY!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x37603539 <BR> BOBBI--- <em>236</em> <em>410</em> <em>236</em> <em>144</em> <em>19</em> <BR> HOPE YOU HAD A GREAT DAY AND ARE STILL CELEBRATING <BR> <em>409</em> <em>107</em> <em>407</em> <em>408</em> <em>236</em> <BR> <BR> AND MANY MORE!!!GOD BLESS Fri, 29 Oct 2010 06:36:23 EST HEY DA BIRTHDAY IN THE HOUSE!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x37570594 I AM LATE WITH THIS --BUT TERESA BROUGHT IT UP THIS AM!!--PLEASE---LET'S GIVE HER A GREAT DAY---NOW!!i'VE DONE MY JOB ON THE CHAT THREAD----NOW IT'S YOUR TURN!!! Wed, 27 Oct 2010 13:42:14 EST A BIRTHDAY IN THE HOUSE--CHECK IT OUT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x37260550 SANDY----(RDSGAL) has a birthday today!!! Come congratulate her-----give her a big day!! <BR> <BR> <em>236</em> ------ <em>410</em> ------ <em>19</em> ----- <em>407</em> <BR> <BR> -------H-A-P-P-Y---B-I-R-T-H-D-A-T--T-O-<BR>-Y-O-U---- <BR> -------------- <em>335</em> <em>339</em> <em>335</em> --- <BR> <BR> <em>144</em> --- <em>409</em> -- <em>144</em> --- <em>408</em> --- <em>236</em> --- <BR> <BR> and a great day and many more!! Tue, 12 Oct 2010 06:56:38 EST THERE'S A BIRTHDAY IN THE HOUSE!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x37165631 -------THE BUBBLE-WRAP KID IS GROWING UP <BR> DEE------DEE-----DEE-------DEE <BR> has a birthday todayh---------let's all give her a great day <BR> <em>236</em> <em>144</em> <em>410</em> <em>19</em> <BR> HAVE <em>407</em> A <em>19</em> HAPPY <em>409</em> BIRTHDAY <BR> AND-----MANY------MANY--------MORE <BR> ----------- <em>236</em> ------- <em>408</em> ----- <em>236</em> Thu, 7 Oct 2010 09:23:02 EST Food for Thought http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x37067219 BEST POEM IN THE WORLD <BR> <BR> I was shocked, confused, bewildered <BR> As I entered Heaven's door, <BR> Not by the beauty of it all, <BR> Nor the lights or its decor. <BR> <BR> But it was the folks in Heaven <BR> Who made me sputter and gasp-- <BR> The thieves, the liars, the sinners, <BR> The alcoholics and the trash. <BR> <BR> There stood the kid from seventh grade <BR> Who swiped my lunch money twice. <BR> Next to him was my old neighbor <BR> Who never said anything nice.... Sat, 2 Oct 2010 19:45:41 EST Hi I am new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5150x37041065 I am Roberta Morgan, I live in Wichita, KS and a grandmother of 4 beautiful grandbabies. I have three of my own children still living at home. I have degenerative arthritis as well as ulcerative colitis. I need to lose the weight because my bones just cant handle the pressure. I look forward to meeting others and getting encouragement on this journey. Fri, 1 Oct 2010 11:36:18 EST OCTOBER CHAT........ EVERYBODY IS WELCOME.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x37026111 <em>215</em> HELLO TEAM........ THIS IS YOUR NEW OCTOBER CHAT....... POST HERE NOW...... THE SEPTEMBER CHAT IS NOW CLOSED....... Thu, 30 Sep 2010 18:21:39 EST OCTOBER CHALLENGE.... LOSE 5 LBS THIS MONTH. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=280x5150x37026027 <em>215</em> HELLO TEAM......... THIS MONTH'S CHALLENGE...... IS TO LOSE 5 POUNDS....... COME IN HERE WITH A START WEIGHT...... THEN EVERY TIME YOU LOSE..... POST IT...... AT THE END OF THE MONTH..... WHOEVER LOSES THE 5 POUNDS...... WILL GET A BIG TROPHY....... YOU CAN ALSO KEEP POSTING YOUR MINI CHALLENGES HERE........ Thu, 30 Sep 2010 18:17:10 EST PRAYER THREAD FOR RONNIE-- LEASE!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x36823338 Prayers are very badly needed for RONNIE who is in hospital- <BR> BOBBI is very worried--- <BR> BOBBI ---my prayers are for you and will be daily till RONNIE is home. God Bless and give you peace. Tue, 21 Sep 2010 08:21:55 EST TEAM--TH ERE'S--A NOTHER--BIRTHDAY IN THE HOUSE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x36803135 LLSITTL---Laurie---has a birthday today---Let's give her a really happy day!! <BR> <BR> <em>144</em> <em>236</em> H-A-P-P-Y--B-I-R-T-H-D-A-Y--L-A-U-R-I-E--- <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>104</em> <em>407</em> <em>107</em> <em>44</em> <em>236</em> <em>408</em> <BR> HAVE A REALLY GREAT DAY--LAURIE!!! Mon, 20 Sep 2010 09:47:03 EST THERE'S A BIRTHDAY IN THE HOUSE!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x36780510 TEAM!!!! Our ILLUSTRIOUS FEARLESS LEADER-----has a birthday today!!! Come give her a great day!! <BR> H-A-P-P-Y---B-I-R-T-H-D-A-Y---- <em>236</em> <em>244</em> <em>144</em> <em>410</em> T-O- --Y-O-U <em>104</em> <em>19</em> <em>409</em> <em>224</em> <em>407</em> <em>408</em> SHERRY!!! <BR> GINNY Sun, 19 Sep 2010 08:27:33 EST Hello, I am a new member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5150x36670096 I fell into the sorry me pot when I became ill and disabled and let myself go. I am now in the 200's and am not helping myself at all. I have decided with the help of a good friend to get healthier and loose some weight to help my suffering joints. It was suggested that I join Spark people and find a team or two to help me reach some realistic goals. I need encouragement from all who wish to keep me going. I thank you in advance. Mon, 13 Sep 2010 19:14:43 EST WE HAVE A BIRTHDAY IIN THE HOUSE!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x36634664 RGDSGAL-----Sandy has a Birthday today---Come on everybody---wish her a Happy one!!! <BR> <BR> <em>236</em> <em>144</em> <em>179</em> <em>19</em> <em>107</em> HAPPY BIRTHDAY SANDY <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>407</em> <em>44</em> <em>408</em> <BR> -----------------F U N T I M E-------------- Sun, 12 Sep 2010 06:25:03 EST New member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x36454955 Hey, I want to say first of all after reading all of the post for today that JIMANNMOSS you have a great sense of humor. You are very funny. <BR> I had the nurse come by today & check my incisions. A friend of mine brought me pizza from Papa John's & while we were eating another friend of mine & her family came by to see me. My other friend Mary say she was so glad they came by because the teenagers Heather & Johnathan helped her eat her half of the pizza, our bread sticks, & her cinna... Fri, 3 Sep 2010 00:35:51 EST New member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5150x36430365 Hey I am new to the group & to the site. I have CP I use my wheelchairs one of them when ever I go out to the mall or to the store. I use forearm crutches & wear AFO braces on my feet. I have a 3 inch shoe build up on my right shoe because my right leg is 4 inches shorter than the left. I am using a walker right now, but my goal is to get back to my four arm crutches. I had another surgery 2 weeks ago Friday I making much improvement. Pt going try get me use my crutches Friday when she co... Wed, 1 Sep 2010 22:25:11 EST SEPTEMBER CHALLENGE.... POST MINI CHALLENGES... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=280x5150x36399981 <em>215</em> HELLO TEAM... <BR> <BR> THIS IS YOUR NEW SEPTEMBER CHALLENGE THREAD..... START OUT SLOW AND POST YOUR DAILY OR WEEKLY CHALLENGES THAT YOU HAVE PLANNED FOR THE MONTH... THANKS.. Tue, 31 Aug 2010 18:01:07 EST SEPTEMBER CHAT...... JOIN IN THE FUN... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x36399900 <em>215</em> HELLO TEAM.. <BR> THIS IS YOUR NEW CHAT THREAD FOR SEPTEMBER........ START POSTING HERE NOW... THANKS.. Tue, 31 Aug 2010 17:55:36 EST Abbreviations http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x36115288 I was thinking on how everyone abbreviates in their blogs and messages. Which got me to thinking there are some I don't know. <BR> <BR> So I researched. Yes (my favorite thing) found a site with them all in alphabetic order even. <BR> <BR> So if anyone else needs or wants to look here is the link. <BR> <BR> Btw I am putting this on a few team pages. If your on the same teams as me you might get a ditto effect. <BR> Ha! <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Text Messaging an... Tue, 17 Aug 2010 17:21:13 EST Hi all http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5150x36022151 Hello, my name is Jennifer and I am 30(soon to be 31). I just joined spark today! <BR> <BR> 8 years ago I was in a car accident leaving me with a spinal cord injury. Now, I wear a brace on my left leg and for short distances I walk with a cane and long distance I use a wheelchair. <BR> Since my accident I have gained 60 pounds. <BR> I feel sooo stuck on losing this weight! I feel that since I cant exercise like most I won't or cant lose it. <BR> I just need a push in the right direction... Fri, 13 Aug 2010 03:35:01 EST PRAYERS NEEDED FOR VGINNY... {GINNY}.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x36013921 <em>215</em> HELLO TEAM....... GINNY..... OUR CO-LEADER IS HAVING SOME VERY SERIOUS HEALTH ISSUES TO DEAL WITH IN HER LIFE RIGHT NOW.......... IF YOU COULD ALL PUT HER ON YOUR PRAYER LIST..... OR JUST KEEP HER IN YOUR PRAYERS FOR NOW........ THANKS TO ALL OF YOU...... I KNOW THEY WILL BE MUCH APPRECIATED .... <em>220</em> Thu, 12 Aug 2010 17:51:05 EST AUGUST CHALLENG ........ MINI CHALLENGES.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=280x5150x35754297 <em>215</em> HELLO TEAM....... THIS IS OUR NEW CHALLENGE THREAD........ MINI CHALLENGES OF ANY KIND..... SOME ARE DOING RAINBOW FOR THE DAY.... OTHERS ARE POSTING THEIR WALKING.... CARDIO .... OR EXERCISES..... JUST COME IN AND POST ANYTHING YOU WANT TO KEEP YOU ACCOUNTABLE FOR THE DAY OR WEEK... OR MONTH... Sat, 31 Jul 2010 18:50:55 EST AUGUST CHAT....... COME ONE AND ALL... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x35754210 <em>215</em> HELLO TEAM....... THIS IS OUR NEW AUGUST CHAT....... START CHATTING....... Sat, 31 Jul 2010 18:44:14 EST Before I eat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x35712754 <link>www2.godtube.com/featured/video/i-ea<BR>t-christian-comedian-anita-renfroe </link> Thu, 29 Jul 2010 15:03:14 EST need encourage ment--and advice http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x35516982 hi, <BR> For the past two days I've REALLY tried to exercise (cardio seems to be the big struggle...I've done strength training and yoga), but pain and exhaustion are getting the best of me. I had a GREAT walk on Saturday (which I blogged about) and had a disastrous one today (which I also blogged about). Yesterday, I hurt too much to try beyond 5 minutes of an aerobic walking video. <BR> <BR> I know that the longer I'm off of the pace, the harder it will be to come back...but my joints are... Tue, 20 Jul 2010 08:57:32 EST ~ Hello everyone ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5150x35505258 I found your team today linked to an Ask the Experts question about losing weight with a disability. I've been on SP since the second week of May. <BR> <BR> I live in western Canada and I'm on a spark journey to lose half my body weight. In June 2009 I was a passenger in a near car accident that ruptured two of my discs in my lumbar spine. I already had mild arthritis in my spine and fibromyalgia but now that my discs are gone, I have severe arthritis and a LOT Of pain. Everyone wants to... Mon, 19 Jul 2010 18:20:38 EST A Great Resource for those with PsA or RA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x35426336 <BR> I found a great website with all kinds of info on RA. Her website is: <BR> <link>www.rawarrior.com </link> <BR> <BR> This is the Facebook page, if you are a member of FB. It is a great forum for support or to get questions answered. <link>www.facebook.com/?sk=messages&tid=15<BR>28201131875#!/arthritiswarrior </link> <BR> Thu, 15 Jul 2010 14:25:47 EST BIRTHDAY PAGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x35356661 I THINK WE SHOULD HAVE A BITHDAY PAGE ON THIS TEAM FOR OUR MEMBERS LIKE THE OTHER TEAMS HAVE. <BR> <BR> RATDAR3/RONNIE <BR> <BR> P.S. SHERRY AND HOPE. Mon, 12 Jul 2010 11:38:59 EST Pain http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x35354632 Today is a bad "pain day"...I woke up, moaned and rolled over to stay in bed for another 2 hours past my usual 6:00 a.m. rising time. I finally managed to get up and get showered but am not feeling much better, despite taking morphine, Norco and Methotrexate. <BR> <BR> I REALLY want to do some exercise today. I've been doing so well and been so motivated; I don't want to slow my momentum...But I'm having trouble even talking myself into taking a short walk. <BR> <BR> What do you guys do ... Mon, 12 Jul 2010 10:15:27 EST hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5150x35300156 Hi, My name is Cynthia and I have multiple disabilities...including, among others, severe asthma, psoriatic arthritis in spine, hips, hands (those are the joints most affected anyway), and I have a degenerative spine. I'm a veteran of 5 lumbar surgeries and am awaiting one more lumbar surgery and a cervical fusion also. These are being delayed for 6 months due to infections that I got in a hip which I just had replaced in the end of May. (I also tend to get really severe infections due to a... Fri, 9 Jul 2010 12:12:54 EST FUN TRIVIA ..... WINNER EACH DAY GETS GOODIE.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=280x5150x35263478 <em>215</em> HELLO TEAM........ I WANTED TO START A TRIVIA WE COULD ALL PLAY...... JUST FOR FUN..... WHO EVER ANSWERS THE RIGHT QUESTION...... WINS A GOODIE.. THERE WILL BE A QUESTION EACH DAY..... I WILL POST THEM AS SOON AS I COME ON HERE..... AND CHECK AT THE END OF THE DAY WITH THE ANSWER...... HAVE FUN EVERYONE... <BR> <BR> QUESTION # 1..... WEDNESDAY....... <BR> Which of these varieties of apple is also the name of a mountain in Japan? <BR> <BR> <BR> 1: Macoun <BR> 2: Gala <BR> 3: ... Wed, 7 Jul 2010 17:44:01 EST JULY CHALLENGE. .......... ANYTHING YOU WANT.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=280x5150x35128196 <em>215</em> HELLO TEAM........ I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO HAVE FOR A CHALLENGE...... SO I HOPE YOU WILL COME IN AND LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO DO THIS MONTH........ THANKS... Wed, 30 Jun 2010 18:01:50 EST JULY CHAT...... JOIN IN EVERYBODY... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x35128074 <em>215</em> HI TEAM......... THIS IS YOUR NEW JULY CHAT.......... HOPE TO SEE YOU HERE.... Wed, 30 Jun 2010 17:55:53 EST NEED PRAYERS FOR ONE OF OUR OWN http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x35031932 HEY GUYS I AM BEING SERIOUS HERE NO JOKES. <BR> <BR> I HAVE A FREIND ON HERE ON SPARKS THAT MEANS <BR> ALOT TO ME AND SHE NEEDS OUR PRAYERS FOR HER AND <BR> <BR> HUSBAND. HUBBY FOUND OUT THAT SOMETHING IS WRONG <BR> <BR> WITH HIS HEART AND WAS DIONOSED WITH DIABITEIES <BR> <BR> ALSO AN D HE IS AFRAID WHAT ELSE IS GOING TO <BR> FIND OUT AND SHE IS A DEAR FREIND TO SPARKS AND <BR> SHE WOULD HELP ANY ONE OUT, SO MY FAMILY HERE <BR> <BR> REMEMBER MY FREIND AND HUSBAND D... Fri, 25 Jun 2010 19:08:04 EST JUNE CHAT........ EVERYBODY WELCOME.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5150x34495347 <em>215</em> HELLO TEAM...... THIS IS YOUR NEW CHAT THREAD FOR JUNE...... HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL HERE.... Mon, 31 May 2010 17:15:09 EST JUNE CHALLENGE.... THIS ONE IS UP TO YOU.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=280x5150x34495257 <em>215</em> HELLO TEAM....... THIS IS YOUR NEW JUNE CHALLENGE THREAD....... THIS CHALLENGE IS GOING TO BE UP TO YOU....... POST WHATEVER KINDS OF EXERCISES YOU DO... STEPS.. CARDIO... WALKING... CHAIR EXERCISES.. ETC.... CHALLENGE YOURSELF TO KEEPING THINGS MOVING..... AND KEEPING YOU ON TARGET THIS MONTH... Mon, 31 May 2010 17:10:01 EST Hi all http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5150x34362200 Hi, I'm Amanda. I'm 24 from PA. I was in a bad accident about 4 years ago and am left with an elbow that doesn't bend, both ankles don't always agree with me, a chunk out of my one thigh and both knees are messed up one way or another. Before my accident I won two gold medals in the PA state games in Karate. I recently went back to karate doing what I can and hope to attend the games again this July. I also recently started doing kickboxing. Mon, 24 May 2010 21:58:12 EST