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1/31/17 10:43 P

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hello everyone and welcome to the team

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1/31/17 4:48 P

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Welcome to the team Mary! It's good that you are here and know that you aren't alone. Hugs!!

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should not interrupt those who are doing it.''
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1/30/17 11:49 P

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Hello Mary and welcome to the team hugs

DEE Southern New Jersey
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Faith makes all thing possible
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God is Good all the time. All the time GOD is good.

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1/30/17 4:52 P

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hi
my name is Mary I am 44 years old and have been a member of sparkspeople since March of 2013
2017 has been a rough year for me so far.... so I am looking to be more active in teams and gain support through the hard times.

I have had great success but recently gained back 10 pounds since a knee injury in December.

I have not been able to do weight bearing exercise on my left leg yet. This has been challenging as it causes flair ups of my Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, and muscle spasms.
I hope to be able to get back to exercising at my baseline once again.

I love walking, "dancing", and activities with my Wii fit plus.



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1/16/17 12:11 A

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hello Bobbie

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Hello, I am (Bobbi) and I am from California and I am not new to Sparks been here,
before and also this team but it has been awhile....I am here to change my life and,
that is why I need a different team to join.

I have already lost 12 lbs. since today from 1/1/17 to 1/15/17 new year new me.

I am married to my hubby Ronnie of 20 years and he is my other half who helps,
me to get things done for the better and for my health and I am disabled and on a walker,
and I am hoping one day to be able to do things on my own w/o help one day.

I am also trying to get off of my meds but dr. says not yet,
and I am also a type-2 diabetic as of 2/14/14 and I just wanna feel better,
so I will be able to do things with my hubby.


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1/9/17 10:37 P

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hello Jenye and welcome to the team

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Hi, I am Jenye from Australia. I have MS and am in a wheelchair - I broke my ankle in August last year and have lost my confidence. I have put on at least 20kg in the last year. Thank you for having me in your team.

Regards Jenye.

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12/20/16 11:03 P

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hello Kelly and welcome to the team

DEE Southern New Jersey
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God is Good all the time. All the time GOD is good.

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12/20/16 11:55 A

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Hi. I am not new to sp but am new to this team. I have been away for a few years. Now i have health issues that i did not have the last time i sparked. Rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia and type 2 diabetes to name a few. I would like to find a few new sparkfriends who might be dealing with these issues or any other chronic pain, chronic illness - including autoimmune diseases - for support and encouragement. I am not in a wheelchair but I do have problems walking or standing for long so finding exercise I can do is going to be a challenge. I would be interested in hearing how any of you manage to exercise? I am a 53 yr old homemaker, live in Arkansas all my life. I enjoy jigsaw puzzles, trying new recipes, watching my favorite tv programs -- any Walking Dead fans in here? -- and being online. Feel free to add me as a sparkfriend if you are interested.

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6/21/16 12:55 A

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slow and stead win the race hello and welcome to the team

DEE Southern New Jersey
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Faith makes all thing possible
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6/20/16 2:12 P

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I am new,,,been here before...I need support.. I really get discouraged. It is difficult when the weight comes off so slow

Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again. ~Nelson Mandela


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1/10/16 11:19 P

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I wish I was totally heal but managing with the healing that has happen thanks to the accident I need a hip and my left foot I keep damaging it since the accident just not healing right but I am here and managing

DEE Southern New Jersey
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Faith makes all thing possible
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God is Good all the time. All the time GOD is good.

Let your life be like Angel Food Cake...sweet and Light---




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Yes, that would be great! You can see the car in my pictures. It was a Chevy Malibu. There was a whole bunch of it and the semi all over the highway.

I am glad you are healed from your accident. I am still slowly working on mine. A big issue was that i kept the back issues under control from the first accident with Yoga but after the 4th I have not been able to do much yoga. I am trying to get into it slowly.

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I do things today so that tomorrow I can say I did it yesterday

Nothing tastes as good as feeling healthy feels

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Hello and welcome to the team and all I can say is how lucky you are to be alive, but I feel for you , car accidents are not fun and had only 1 and it took me a long time to heal .. May I add you to my prayer list

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God is Good all the time. All the time GOD is good.

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Hi, I have been in 4 car accidents. The first one was pretty bad in the mid-90s. I was waiting at a stop light for the light to turn green and a huge old car hit me from behind at 50 mph. It tore through my trunk and back set and the nose of the car was on the back of my seat pushing me into the steering wheel. I ended up with back problems from the wreck.

The second was right after I got my new car where it was raining and the car in front of me stopped and I stopped and the lady behind me couldn't stop so hit me and pushed me into the car in front. The third accident was right after I had gotten the new car out of the shop. I was heading up a hill (in town) and a police car was trying to get through so he turned on his lights and headed down the hill the wrong way. The cars in my lane all pulled over to the side. While we were waiting for the police to finish getting down the hill, a truck cane barreling up the hill and nearly hit the police car head on. The truck driver swerved to miss the police car and hit me sitting on the side of the road. My insurance company said no more grey cars.

In 2013, I was on the highway heading to pick up a gift for a friend when a semi (pretty much uninsured) lost control on the opposite side and fish tailed across three lanes to slam into me in oncoming traffic. This was the worst of the 4. It totally mangled my car unlike anything I have ever seen (esp from the inside of the car). It broke both femurs in open compound fractures (bones sticking out and bone and blood all over). My right knee was shattered and my left knee was fractured in 4 places. I also ended up with a massive bruise from the seat belt.

They got me out of the car (overall needed 5 pints of blood as I nearly bleed out). I was air lifted to a trauma center for repair. Had multiple surgeries and a near death experience. Surgeon said I was lucky to be alive and it was miracle I did not lose both legs.

Since then I have been bed ridden, wheel chair, walker, rollator, 4 prong cane, regular cane and am now walking without assistance. I am currently working on getting stronger and able to walk further with our any rest. Due to all this and having my Mom who I took care of for 9 years need to go into a nursing home after a fall, I have been stressed and gained the weight I lost back.

I was lucky that I could go back to work after 3 months and that I could work from the nursing home I was stuck in for a couple of months until I could get home.

My goals are to get back to walking for exercise, lose weight slowly, and to get back to normal without having to worry how tired I am before I got out.

This is going to be slow going but I want to get back to sparking and to continue my recovery.

Motivation follows action

I do things today so that tomorrow I can say I did it yesterday

Nothing tastes as good as feeling healthy feels

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Oh Bobbi I am sorry that you lost your dad and also know hard it is to stay on a diet was that way when mom died hugs

DEE Southern New Jersey
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My name is "Bobbi" and I am not new to sparks and I have been on this team before,
as well and left because of many reasons and one of them was because of $$$,
and when I came back I had lost a lot of teams and people and friends.

My weight has climbed back up because I lost my dad in 2-26-14 and after that things,
just were so awkward not having my dad here and I just wanted to eat too get rid of,
my pain of losing my dad...so here I am again doing what needs to be done.

I am a diabetic type 2 and very hard to do what needs to be done...I am not on any meds,
yet as I speak trying to do this with diet first and if that don't work then I will need meds.

anyway I am 58 yrs. old and I am disabled due to a fall at work when I was working,
and as well as I flat-lined in 10-10-10...but it wasn't my time so I was told to come back,
to this earth that God has plans for me I guess lol.

So I will need as much support as I can get PLEASE.

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.´*.¸.•´♥ Bobbi°•.•.¸ღ¸☆´


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Awesome. WELCOME again hon !

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Exercise is the most underutilized antidepressant. **********


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Thank you so very much will try the 5 minute interval for tightening torso and I will check out chair exercises

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7/10/14 12:01 A

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hello Charlie and welcome to the team

DEE Southern New Jersey
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HI Both Casey and "Charlie"???

LOVE having you BOTH on the team !! We do have an extended list of chair exercises on the site. Right now I am on COMPLETE BEST REST due to a surg on foot,, and trying to NOT lose the big toe,, if this does NOT work,, than I do. So tired of all of this.

So for those of us who can't use our lower half for now,, or at all,, plz grab ur weights,, and follow the videos here,, and lets all GET RID OF THE FLABBY ARMS !! Also if you have any control of the torso area,,,, to hold it in for 5 seconds,, release it for 5,, and than tighten it,, and any surrounding area you may be able to,,, and keep on doing so ,, this can be done UNLIMITED !! WOOHOOOO !!! it DOES WORK !! I have been in my wheelchair A LOT and for awhile I could not walk,, now I can (well when the 8 weeks are over) on a very limited basis,,, so we CAN DO ThiS !!! The exercises are located: wll here's ONe link,,, I know we have ALL the links to ALL the chair/other exer's,,, I just can't look fast enough and need to get up to PEE ! LOL !! NOT easy using a knee walker !

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Let us know if this does NOT work,, or is not going to help you ,, and be more specific on the types of exer's you are looking for,, and we WILL come RIGHt to ur aid !

NOTICE also on the last forum here,,, we DO talk about what the level of pain we are in,,and how it's affecting us. This is a GREAT site to come to, for we ALL understand what's happening.

Diane
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**********.Food is the most abused anxiety drug.
Exercise is the most underutilized antidepressant. **********


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Hi just joined and am really looking forward to friends and support. I am in a wheel chair and have no use of my lower half, so my muffin top is getting quite large emoticon Could really use some help with exercises to trim down my middle and gain some muscle


Thank you

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Hello Casey and welcome to the team

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Hi, my name is Casey and I have Multiple Sclerosis. I am in a wheelchair most of the time so my exercise is very limited. Thank you for accepting me into this team.

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WELCOME Lacie !! U can do this,, jus slowly do so,,, and if ur to unsteady,, stop,, sit try again later or another day,, IF ur body can really allow this?

I had a Dr tell me "Diane, STOP trying to get out of Chair. We've seen the xrays,, you can NOT do this. Ur just frustrating urself". Welll that SPURRED mE ON !!! I went outside in my chair,, where there's a rail,,, stood up carefully took a few steps,, back into my chair,,, I felt as if I'd been the BeST GIFt eVer !! Slowly over time,, I was able to make it down to the ramp,, and I kept AT IT,, determined no dr was gonna tell ME this news. Eventually I DID walk for 1 MILE !!

now I go back and forth,,, days I can,, can't walk. Now in a cast (2 weeks thus far,, have 3 more in this cast,, bright yellow LOL) than into a small one til Setp than FINALLY out of it at the end of Sept ! WOOHOOOO !!! my walking goes to a huge variety,, I AN though normally walk around home,,, I am often unsteady,, so I ALWAYS make sure I get a place,, where as I walk down hallways,,, move around the place,,,, If I go to fall,, I can grab things. :) going and walking outside of apt,, is and has been hard, but even the little I can normally do, I am THRILLED to PIECES !! WOOHOOOO !!

Wishing you the bestest !! So plz keep us up on where it is ur at,, and how you are doing,,, WELCOEM to the team !

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HI Rhonda !!!

WELCOME back to the team !!! We care very much on here,, in the chat area,,, and the weekly forums,, we do a one on one,, more so than the rest, but we ALSO do one on those,, so plz do keep up with this,, we DO care !!

Also we have a thread to put down "where ur pain level at today" and believe me,,, it's helping out MANY of us,, and we'd LOVE to have you join us there also.

Hon,,, it's great that you wish to undo the regained weight. I've done this soo many times,,, I ve lost track !! but, now I have found my MO JO !! I also found out what hings I needed to tweak on SPARK,, so that I Do lose !! WOOHOOO !! if you wish help on this,,, ,, we are here for ya !! just keep on writing,, YOU CAN DO ThiS !! there's NO DOUBT !! And when deals with chronic pain,, or new pain,, this can EASILY turn into "emotional eating to sooth down the pain. Sure we KNOW it's not realh going tol work,, but we've ALL done this. Now to break that cycle with something MORE satisfying.

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hello and welcome to the team

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Love makes all things happen
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God is Good all the time. All the time GOD is good.

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Not really new to SP or this team actually. I use to be Greenthumb_70. I left SP in 2012. I rejoined about 4 months or so later, but I could never regain that momentum or motivation. I have been upgraded to Secondary Progressive MS and have been diagnosed with Stage II Osteoarthritis. I have regained most of the weight I lost in 2011. I think I found my spark in this team once before I hope I can find it again.
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hello and welcome back

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God is Good all the time. All the time GOD is good.

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Hi all I am a MIA Spark member who found her way back. I live in Southwest Iowa but will always be Azniteskies or Arizona (in my blogs).

I am pretty much bed bound, I can walk and stand for short distances and am looking forward to Medicare approving my motorized wheel chair in the next few weeks. Then I can do more and go more. A trip out puts my pain level over the charts and I can't move for days.. Way too many things wrong medically to fix unless I can get my weight down about about 150 pounds.

I quilt, I write, play games online and am a avid Genealogist. I have done ancestries both professionally and of course personally. I love the hunt of finding what people can't find.

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Azniteskies, I not lost in Iowa I am living there & loving it.


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HI Allie !! WB !!! There's so much to learn from when we may of stopped ,, it helps us if we gained during that time,, such a VALUABLE one,,, in both teaching us that we aren't ready to "FLY" on our own yet, and 2,,, that this time when we go over the skills again,,, we can REALLY make them such a ROUTINE for ourselves,, that when we will hopefully have it engrained upon us.

2) If we did NOT gain,, it's such a PAT on the BACK 11

I am also a grandma,,, of 4,,,, 2 of each, they are no win their late teens, early 20s,,, and I am a YOUNG GRANDMA !! It is such a THRILL of course !! I HOPE when I go on vaca my Gd will and her H will join us,,, they married in the Sept 13 (not preggo LOL people now a days ASsuME when you sa shes married at 18,, that she HAS to bepreg,,, but NO !! They just TOTALLY ADORE each other,,, and it's soo cute to watch !

WELCOME BACK !! WOOHOO PLZ keep UP with us. On both the CHAT thread and ALSO on the weekly chat,,,, we can work one on one withyou ,,, so if r stuck on a plateau,, or just would like some help,, we are ALL here with ya !

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Hello Allie and welcome back

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I joined this team some time ago but I don't know if I ever introduced myself. I have been with SP since 2006. I am back again after a break. I did well on SP in the past and I am having success again. I have two grandsons - 3 and 7 and I love them to death. I have lost 22 pounds since January. I guess that is it for now. Thanks and I hope I get to know all of you better. Allie emoticon


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hello and welcome to the team

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Hello, I am excited about this forum. I am a double Cerebreal and brain stem stroke survivor and use walker I am starting a new regiment of more walking as i need it to make my legs stronger and now I am told no starch or sweets because my blood sugar is crazy. I am in hopes this forum helps me thank you.

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thats where my problems are with my back some of them Hugs my friend

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Thanks for the welcome here! The sacroiliac joints are where the bottom most part of the spine (sacrum) flares out to meet the pelvic bone (Ilium). Nothing they can do for arthritis there, not even occasional injections, which I avoid like the plague in other joints, like my knees, because I have diabetes and steroids and diabetes do not mix! The sciatic nerve runs next to the joint. Thank God I do not have sciatica! I used to do recumbent bike (the kind where you sit on your butt instead of pelvic bones so you are less upright, but not really reclining), but after a while started getting pain down the outside of my right leg (the SI joint hurts worse on that side), so quit that. The marching in the chair I do in my recliner so I have room to sit forward, but lean back a little so when I "march" my feet don't hit the ground. It's like bending at the hips and knees and pumping my legs up and down. Does that make any sense? Wish I could draw it, but not that talented, even if the computer would let me.

I know what you mean about the cost of things adding up! I'm on private disability, so not eligible for Medicare and hubby lost his job, so no medical/drug insurance either. But I know I'm lucky compared with a lot of other people and complaining won't help, not that I don't do it sometimes anyway! I'll try not to do it here! BTW, if you can get your doc to say swimming is part of your overall treatment plan, your insurance (if you have any), might pay for it! Worth a try if you haven't tried already!

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HI Doc,, SO SORRY I am 2 days LATE with welcoming U to the group. SO GLAD Dee did,,, for she's the HEAD OF THE LEADAHS ! :) She is doing her BEST to have the team come more alive,,, sometimes I just like it SMALL cos then we can really get to know each other. :)

U R sooo CORRECT that swimming ADDS UP !! I am doing it now,, at 50 a month !! OUCHERS when on SSDI ! It is the easiest though than walking,, and I can NOT do the marching,, I have broken my foot THREE times trying.

Can you please explain better where the sacrolliac joints are,, what U go thru. I am "guessing" upper leg joints,, and where the siatic nerve?SP??? can be formed,, had that happen once !! OH MY GOODESS I called 911 for the pain was breath taking, and I could not BREATHE with it !! They (ambulance AND HOSP !) thought I had broken my hip ! it was that BAD !!! they FINALLY figured it out !! So UGHERS kiddo,,, I FEL FOR YA !!

I also ADMIRE YOU For WANTING to try !!! I have friends,, and I am sure we can ALL think of others, who are not NEARLY in as much pain,, and yet,, they DO NOT TRY !!!

As I said on the earlier thread in my reply to ya,,,, there is the list of chair exercises that are available on SPARKS. Remember you DO NOT have to do ALL the moves,, it's FINE to RELAX by hitting pause,, even if it means waiting til the next DAY !! Rome was NoT built in a day,,, and so we HAVE To LEARN to deal with how we can exercise,, Without causing more pain !! OH YEAH !! BIG TIME !!

So sorry about H and job,,, while things are FINALLY getting better,, many STILL are without jobs,, or having as one in my fam is,, working at a job,, that would Normally be considered as WAY beneath them, but $$ Is $$$. At first my brother MOOCHED OUT the Unemply check for time after time,, after time,, and DEMANDED on applications,,,,, he be a MANAGEr ! Though he HAD NOT been so b4 !!! Grrr he just "figured" he has an extensive college education,, and he was MANs GIFT to EVERYONE ! hes NOT ! when they finally said "it runs out in 2 weeks, with NO MORE extentions" he FINALY got a job. WIZZED ME OFF TO EVERY EnD ! So hopefuly H will find something !

WELCOME TO THE LAD TEAM !! WOOHOOOO PLZ KEEP COMING BACK ad also if you start in on the challenge with us,, you WILL develop some GREAT habits to help you along the way ! WOOHOOOOOO !!

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hello and welcome to the team chair exercises are good tooo

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Hello. I have several disabilities which limits my ability to exercise. The one that bothers me the most is the arthritis in my sacroiliac joints because it limits my walking which was one of my favorite things to do. Very much walking and it hurts not only in my SI joints (esp. on the right), but also in my low back. Swimming is an option to some extent when weather permits me getting out (that lets out most of this winter!) and when I can afford the swimming pool fees. Unfortunately, my hubby has been out of work for several month, so...no swimming right now. Right now I am working with resistance bands and trying to get in at least 10-20 minutes of exercising each day. Some days are worse than others (I also have severe arthritis in my knees, ankles, some toes and fingers and my left thumb--go figure LOL) and I have an artificial right shoulder and chronically torn right rotator cuff with muscle wasting causing my shoulder to be partially out of joint all the time which limits my upper body exercising . Some things I could probably do to a degree, but ripping, tearing pain is not my idea of a good time, and some things I cannot physically do. In the meantime, I plug along as best I can and thank God for what I can do. I am new to Sparkpeople and glad I found this group.

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Hello and welcome to the team and good luck with your journey

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Thanks Diane for the lovely welcome. I will make by fitness and food tracker public. I try to track every day even when I have binged due to whatever is going on in my life. I am also an emotional eater so if you look you will see some times I get off track emoticon

I know its going to be a long process and I am willing to put in the work. I figure it will be sometime in 2016 before I get anywhere near my goal weight. I am willing to wait and work on it.



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HI Sindia !! WELCOME To the LAD TEAM !!! WOOHOOOO !!

I want to COMMEND you for doing ALL you can along this journey !! I had ALSO started out at 10 mins a day,, 3 days a week. It was really ALL I COULD DO !!

Here's how I SLOWLY did it , (Oh yeah,, I was in chair,,,) I found some chair excerises I could SLOWLY build up too. The chair excerises helped me to feel better,, cos I was finally using muscles I had not done in MANY YRS !!! I slowly added on 5 mins to the 10 (As I felt well enough to) and soon I was UP to 4 days a week,,,, at 15 mins,, than I slowly kept on finding diff chair exercises. It has taken me 4 yrs ,,,, so by telling you this,, I am saying "DO NOT RUSH, yet, SET goals",,, but I am now up to on most days 80 mins to 170 mins . Again that took me 4 yrs,, and many I've talked to,, have also done this.

At this moment Sindia,,, I can also walk, but for how long? We have NO CLUE !! it's not MS, but I mimic MS. I've learned to accept it,, and live with it.

Hon,, are you tracking ur food? ALL of it? that's the first step,,, than lets keep talking,, and we WILL WORK this out for you !! but, the FOREMOST is to track very accurately. Once I know u are,,, and it may take a bit of time,, a week or more ,,, if you are not,, we can go by UR SPEED. I am SURE you want to do as I THOUGHT I could,, and LOSE IT ALL at a FACE PACE, but in all reality it does take time,,, so plz do not be DISCOURAGED !! U CAN EASILY DO THIS !!! Dee and I have worked with many over the time,, and we have helped them (as long as they stayed,,,, for if someone becomes to discouraged by unrealistic expectations,, this can't work,,, so Patience is the name of the game),,,, once we have your tracking food going ,, and plz make it public (to do so if it's not,, and you can tell coz at the end of ur SPARK Page,,, (the one you wrote a lot on) if there is "Food and exercise tracker" together as one line,,,,, (to do this,, go to Commuity on the start page,, than click My page,, than where you see "Edit my page",,,, on the upper right hand page,,, click off "open my food tracker and also open my exercise tracker) than we can check ur page to see how it is going,, DO NOT WORRY hardly ANYONE EVER Checks it,,, so its not like "The pubic" who are on SPARKS will do it,,, only those who are interested in HELPING you ever checks them,, and than it's maybe for a few weeks to a month,,,, I keep mine open always,,, for I have a few I've ASKED to check mine for I WAS up til this weekend STUCK !!)

HUGS AND WELCOME AGAIN !!!

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Hi all.
My name is Sindia and I need support for exercising and losing weight. I currently use a walker but on good days I can use a cane. I am unable to move very much but my goal is to do at least 10 minutes of exercise 3 times a week or more, lately that has been walking.

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WOOHOO Lacie !! it's GREAT u are trying to be consistant with the exercise,, 10 ins is what I also started out at,, though for me,,, it was 3 times a week !! now I've been on for 4 yrs,, and I am to 2 HRS A DAY of stretching,, for I am finding that helps the MOST with the pain. I have a yoga DVD ,, that helps me out A LOT !! Than I do stretches thru out the day from 1 to 4 mins at a time,, prob about 10 times a day,, which helps also sooo muchers !!

WELCOME to the TEAM FOR YOU CAN DO THIS HON !! I did NOT think I could, but yet, I KEPT coming back and working on it.

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hello Lacey and welcome to the team and yes try 10 minutes at atime and see if its okay with your body if not take a few minutes cut back and work till you can get 10 remember you know your body better then we do dont hurt yourself

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hi, I am new. I am devoting myself to doing 10 minutes daily exercise till I feel strong enough to do more. I use a walker now hope to use a cane and maybe to walk on my own

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hello and welcome to the team pain we all know about and some of us more so than others they told me I would be in a chair in 6 months that was 26 years ago and still not in the chair keep up the good work

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HI !! WELCOME to the "LAD" Team (Losing And Disabled) which of course we LOVE turn around and say "WHO Can STOP US? FOr we are VERY ABLED" !! WOOHOOOO !!!!

So neat you have ur sons, and also a GC. I have 4 GC's,, and love them sooo muchers !! They are now older teens.

So sorry hon, you go thru so much !!! Sounds like a LOT of pain !!! We are here with you ! So share away,,, and hopefully you will start to feel better some, and most of all, to "deal successfully" with it.
HUGS !

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Hi everyone! I am 47, I live in the foothills of NC, I have 3 sons ages, 29,23, and 19. I also have a grand-daughter that just turned 1. I have Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, nerve damage in my left leg that happened during a surgery, rotator cuff syndrome that they can no do surgery on because it will not heal aand I have chronic fatigue syndrome. I have more ABC's , but those are the main ones.

I am a lucky person even though I have all of this going on. I was told I would be in a wheelchair the rest of my life after a surgery in 2008 that didn't go as planned. I usually get by without having to use my chair, unless a lot of walking will be involved.

I like to sew, have a chihuahua and I am getting a new chi baby in about a week!

After my surgery, I was basically bed bound for about 7 months in which I gained about 60 pounds! When you are short, that is a lot! My first goal is to lose 20 pounds. I hope to eventually lose 75.

It is good to meet you!

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