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MISTERZ
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1/31/13 11:18 P

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Thanks, Sandy. Looking forward to "seeing" you on the boards, too.

"Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half a sorrow."
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"Every time you meet a situation, though you think at the moment it is an impossibility and you go through the tortures of the damned, once you have met it and lived through it you find that forever after you are freer than you were before."
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Welcome, Mary -- I've just become the team leader and am hoping to bring some fresh ideas to the forums, but we have many active members here and we will all do our best to help! I hope to "see" you on the message boards often...

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1/31/13 12:43 P

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Hi Joining this team today to help me get my BP under control. I took a break from SP and gained 10 pounds last year. Of course that didn't help my BP. On meds now for the first time and hoping to lose weight and get to the point that I don't need the meds any more. Just took a quick run through posts here and I am impressed. This looks like a really good team with lots of good advice. Thanks in advance for your support.
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Swedish Proverb

"Every time you meet a situation, though you think at the moment it is an impossibility and you go through the tortures of the damned, once you have met it and lived through it you find that forever after you are freer than you were before."
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Welcome, new members!

Best wishes for achieving your goals -- with the tools, information and support that can be found on Spark People,

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1/16/13 6:04 P

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Hi, I'm starting back in to spark after 4 yrs being gone. Doctor put me on a 2nd BP pill last year and it's time for me to start working on lowering my bp.


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1/13/13 10:52 A

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Hi I am looking forward to getting help with my blood pressure!! emoticon


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1/6/13 6:50 A

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Welcome to the team!
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JUST FOR TODAY, ONE DAY AT A TIME

John 3:16 KJV -
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

"If the only prayer you ever say in your life is thank you, it will be enough" - Meister Eckhart


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hi glad to be on the team

EACH TIME I SAY NO TO IMPLUSE EATTING I WILL VISUALIZE FAT MELTING OFF MY BODY


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Hi I have not been on here often recently, used to be very faithful but as with most things, you loose interest. I too used to have good BP and mine came on suddenly, kept track for nearly a year when finally my Dr decided it was time for meds. Have taken so many different kinds over the last 8 years that I can't keep track of which ones I have tried. They all work in the beginning but then just stop working. I am on losanart and amliopine now but am having so much problem with incontinence that I am going to have to try something else. It really is frustrating. I am also diabetic and on Metformim, have thyroid disease and take 150 5 days a week and 125 2 days a week, have high cholesterol and am on simivistatin. Just for the record I am 73 , in otherwise good health , not obese about 7 lbs overweight and working on that.


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4EVRHIS. emoticonemoticonemoticonemoticon

JUST FOR TODAY, ONE DAY AT A TIME

John 3:16 KJV -
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

"If the only prayer you ever say in your life is thank you, it will be enough" - Meister Eckhart


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4EVRHIS
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Good Afternoon. I've been here before (both @ SP & this team) and completely quit due to craziness going on in my life earlier this year. Tho' I've kept a few of the previous lost pounds off, I'm ready to get back to it to get rid of the rest. Hopefully, I'll get through it 100%. Gonna give it my best.

Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.


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GREAT GOAL BEAR8MM!

"Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire."
--Reggie Leach


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Hi, just found this site recently. Tried all different kinds of meds for blood pressure, currently taking losartan and propranolol. They seem to mostly "keep me in range" but I think losing weight and exercising will do better for me. Goal is to get off the meds and control BP with diet.

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Sweat is melted fat. Worship your sweat!

You could be exercising instead of reading this!

VISIT SARCASTICS UNLIMITED! (Like we need your support!)


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HI, High blood pressure 'runs' in my family-I'm the only one who is overweight, though...
It's been almost 10 years since I found out my BP was high-with meds it's generally controlled, although recently it's been creeping up again...Spark is great because it does show all the minerals / vitamins we consume, so I can work on a healthy balance...
Thanks for being here!

Day by Day, Step by Step...Each weight I lift, each step I take brings me closer to the person I know I am meant to be...


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Meds are good put you all so must cut salt bad fats loss weight Stay some what active. Try to relaxemoticon

I am not pussyfooting around. :)


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Welcome Jessigs.

I am just coming back to SP again and this is my first try at high blood pressure. Never, until now has my pressure been high, so I am in a quandry as what to do to bring this down.

All suggestions would be helpful and welcome.

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JESSIG5
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Hello everyone,
I just found SP this week after reading about it on the Internet. Very interesting site. My blood pressure problems began a couple of years ago. My medication has had to be changed three times but has been under control. Then two weeks ago it was sky high again. My doctor is monitoring the situation. I am trying to lose weight and am attending Weight Watchers (for the umpteenth time). They have a good site but I think I prefer SP because of all of the nutritional information. I can already see that even though I am trying to eat healthy, I am not getting enough magnesium, potassium or iron. I knew about the iron since I have a problem with anemia but not the others. I thought since I ate bananas almost every day, I was at least getting enough potassium. Well, wish me luck. Maybe this time I will reach my goals.

One day at a time; one pound at a time.



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Hi! I'm Carla and have been a SP member for almost 3 years. I've always had normal BP, usually 100-110/60-70-even recently. I get it taken on a regular basis as I work in the medical field. Now I've lost almost 50 lbs and have become quite active, exercising 5-6 days per week (cardio and ST) and walking/running on a regular basis. I went in last week for a regular check up and my BP was 150/96. I was shocked, thought she read it wrong. Was advised to check it daily and bring the readings back in 2 weeks. Every check since then has been high. I know anyone can have high BP, but I really thought changing my lifestyle like I have would have improved, or at least kept my BP in the good range. I have no other medical problems. Cholesterol and blood sugar have been and are still normal and I'm on no medications for anything. I track my sodium along with other things and it's is well within the limits almost all the time. I do not often get 4500-6000 of potassium, even when I consciously work at trying to get enough. I eat loads of veggies and a few fruits each day, but still fall short. Any suggestions on what else I might be able to do to try to get it down?

~~~~Carla~~~~

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Im Elaine from Portland Oregon. God Bless You and Have a Wonderful Week.

GOD BLESSINGS TO EVERYONE. MAY GOD BE WITH YOU ALWAYS. HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEK. TAKE CARE.


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emoticon to all new members

JUST FOR TODAY, ONE DAY AT A TIME

John 3:16 KJV -
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

"If the only prayer you ever say in your life is thank you, it will be enough" - Meister Eckhart


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SBNORMAL
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1/18/12 7:16 P

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Hi, I am working off my blood pressure meds. Welcome to new members.



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Thank you for your warm welcome Corinnahoney!!

I am enjoying my time here and finding new tools everyday to help me keep on track. I love that there are groups of folks who understand and deal with the same issues as I have to encourage and help along the way.

If you have the choice to sit it out or dance: I hope you'll dance!!

MoonLight Dancer

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CORINNAHONEY
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Hello Vanna & Welcome. Sorry you have had problems. But with Spark, I am sure you can lose weight. I guess you know all that is available on this site. Explore, the possibilities are endless, and you CAN WIN!!!

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But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. 1 Corinthians 2:9



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Hello my name is Vana and I have high blood pressure. I never did till March of 2008 when my aorta did the flaky biscuit as the doctor described it. My Aorta ruptured and they had to rush me into surgery to fix it before it started bleeding out.

It was very sudden and I did not have any issues with blood pressure or diabetes till then. It seems when the aortic episode happened it threw my whole body into a spiral down. I had to take diabetes meds till that part settled and went back to normal. I have been on blood pressure meds since then as well. I had it under control till this November when I became extremely sensitive to the medicine and had to change meds and am working now to get it back down and controlled. I want to lose weight not only because the doctor wants me to but because I know I will feel much better as well. I love 70 pounds about 20 years ago and was so pleased with myself but another condition that I have had since I was a kid flared and the medicines caused me to gain it all back. I just never had the energy to try to tackle it again and get back down. But now I must because I want to live a longer and healthier and happier life. emoticon

I am from the Beautiful Pacific Northwest and want to be able to enjoy the areas views and majesty easier. My husband and I love the great out of doors but it is tough when you are over weight to get out there and really enjoy it much.

If you have the choice to sit it out or dance: I hope you'll dance!!

MoonLight Dancer

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Hi i am Bev and i am new to Spark people. I want to loose OVER 100 lbs. I have always been overweight since high school. Lost for my wedding to 170 and i did look good. but now 3 marriages and divorces later i have broken the weight I NEVER WANTED TO BE. I will be 44 in april and the time for change is NOW. Was raised in church and on a farm.

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

Reminder from God
"Just trust. I cannot and will not fail you."


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Hi, my name is Beverly. i am 53, have had High blood pressure since I was 30. Blood pressure is controlled at this point but I do need to lose wt and i know i need to monitor my sodium intake better.


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SBNORMAL
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Look at the Health conditions section and they have information about HBP. I am trying to work off my blood pressure.



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Hi! Today is my 2nd day with SparkPeople and need to shed some weight to help control my blood pressure. Went to the doctor's today -- still on the meds and told me I MUST watch my sodium intake. Help and advise would be appreciated.


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SBNORMAL
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12/14/11 1:58 P

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I have been sparkin' since August. You have to spend some time familiarize your self. Just click,read and click. Try to spend about thirty minutes per day.



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Hello and welcome to the place where success awaits. Most of us have similar goals and setbacks as well as problems. We will try to encourage you, answer your questions and cheer you as you succeed. There are menus, recipes, trackers and a lot of friendly people here to offer you whatever you need.

Being overweight is hard, losing weight is hard, maintaining a healthy weight is hard. Choose your hard."emoticon


Have you checked out the getting started page? Lots of information there.

But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. 1 Corinthians 2:9



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Hi all - I joined SparkPeople last week and haven't had much of a chance to explore. I am only 41 but have been on blood pressure meds since April of 2009. Lately the meds haven't been as effective as they were, and I have been getting high readings even on medication. I'm hoping that improving my eating habits will help.

A little bit about me - I've had weight issues my whole life. I have a mitochondrial metabolic disorder, and as I've gotten older, the weight battle has definitely become more of a struggle. I've been exercising regularly for years. This past month, I had some issues with getting to the gym and didn't exercise in about 3 weeks, and gained 10 pounds! I want to try to lose some weight now instead of waiting until after the holidays and gaining more. I have not weighed this much since I was pregnant with twins, and honestly, I have lost some of my self confidence and am embarrassed about my weight and how I look. I want to take my life back!

I am the proud mom of three boys, ages 17, 14, and 14 and a stepdaughter, age 11. I want to be a good example to them and of course I want to improve my health so that I can enjoy seeing them grow up and have kids of their own. I welcome any new friend requests! Looking forward to getting to know you and the site better. :)


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Hi all -

I'm sort of new to the site and newer to the team.
I thought that my diet and what I ate wasn't that bad, however I'm learning a lot about the sodium in my diet and how to cut back.
One of the first things I did was to search information on SparkPeople about sodium.
I've found the information on the site and peoples posts to be helpful - thank you all!


"If you can dream it, you can do it." Walt Disney


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Hi, I am New to the team.I have lost 44 pounds but the remaining 24 I need to lose is a struggle. I am from NJ, have 2 adult children and am presently retired from my former job in state government. I have been with Sparkpeople off and on since 2008.

JUST FOR TODAY, ONE DAY AT A TIME

John 3:16 KJV -
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

"If the only prayer you ever say in your life is thank you, it will be enough" - Meister Eckhart


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Hi andemoticon

Remember, nobody can go back to the very beginning and make a brand new start, but anyone can start here and make a brand new end."
Welcome to the Team.


"Before you can accomplish anything, you must expect it of yourself."
I can do this for one day. That is all I need to do - one day. Each day is a new day.

I really know emoticon. emoticonemoticon

But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. 1 Corinthians 2:9



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HI! My name is Cheryl Martin. I am new to the site. I have recently have been diagnoised with high blood pressure and take 2 pills a day. I do want to get to a healther weight and life style. I am from a little town called Eden located in Rockingham County NC. I am the mom of 4 daughters and one grand daughter.


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Hi - new to the site - day 6 - and have found it helps me focus on exercising every day in spite of all my time limitations (high stress job). Now if I can get my eating back in line, I might be doing better. I've been on BP medication for some years and it does help keep my BP down as long as I remember to **practice** my deep breathing and Tai Chi.

Any encouragement you can give is welcome. Love the connections I've made in just under a week here!

Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter. Mark Twain


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Hi! I'm sort of new to the site, but finding it to be the easiest diet to follow. My BP has decreased in the short time I've been here. Now to continue on will be the hard part, but I'm going to do it!

The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
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ME TOO!!!!!! AND WELCOME!!!!!!!



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Hi all am eager to get my bp down and start feeling a whole lot better.



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emoticon Micheley

Edited by: GR8TAWK at: 5/17/2011 (17:09)
Watch me closely, Lord. I'm hungry, and I'm weak.



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Hi!

I'm new here and looking forwad to bringing my blood pressure down by losing some weight and living a healthier lifestyle. I look forward to gaining as well as sharing knowledge and encouragement. See you all around the group! emoticon

Michele: "The Joy of the Lord is my Strength"


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BECKYW01
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Go to your Sparkpage to customize your tracker. emoticon


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where do you get the little picture of how much weight you have lost and how do you put it on your messages. i really like it.



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MISSBLESSED2003
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Hi I joined this team because I struggle with trying to get more fit and eat better without my blood pressure spiking and scarying me to almost death. lol. I deal with alot of stress to (genetic) I am trying to break the cycle on both and do better.



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Welcome to SparkPeople! You are going to enjoy the sight. Its a lot to learn but you will never be board. Most of all have fun!! emoticon


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MMRB7111
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4/4/11 9:18 P

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Hi I am new to Sparkpeople, just joined yesterday. I too have HBP and need to lose at least 100 pounds. I am so glad I found Sparkpeople. I just know I am going to be successful at losing this weight and getting my HBP to go down. I am just so encouraged and motivated like I have never been before. I don't feel alone anymore while I take this journey with everyone else..

This is the year to get to Oneunderland.




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GLENDA3P
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4/2/11 11:37 A

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I am very excited to be here. I have been a controlled diabetic for about 10 years but needed to lose weight. Last year (2010) I was diagnosed with pancreatitis and everything went out of control. I had surgery on the pancreas in December. After the surgery my blood pressure has been off the charts (213/110) and I am now on 4 BP meds. I have lost 20 lbs. before joining and I need to lose 20 more. I am ready to do it!!


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JOYBELLEK
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3/22/11 1:38 P

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Welcome back and hope to hear from you a lot and we will all be here for you no further than an e-mail away.


When the doctor said to live I have to loose I took him seriously. Now I CAN and WILL LIVE


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CINDYHOUGHTON
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2/22/11 9:26 A

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I , too, am not new to Spark. I have been here almost two years. I really want to get off my medications. I have lost 25 pounds so far and am up to walking only two miles a day, but hey, it's two miles I wasn't walking two years ago. I don't get a lot of support from my doctor on this so I need all the help and encouragement you guys can give me :)

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Pil 4:13.

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, constant in prayer. Rom 12:12


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LATIWARD
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2/15/11 5:29 P

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Hello all...I am not new to Sparkpeople, but just now decided to participate more on the website to get more motivation. I have been dealing with HBP for the last 8 years and am not that much overweight. I think my BP is more of a hereditary thing because even when I lost 18 lbs and I was in my BMI range I had lower blood pressure but it was sporadically high. I guess some people no matter their eating habits will always have to take the meds.

"Fall Seven Times. Stand up Eight."


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BECKYW01
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2/15/11 8:36 A

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Good morning and welcome. I too am new to using this cite. I joined a while ago but I didn't use it much now I am trying to make myself more dedicated and I am learning my way around the cite. I have joined several teams and I can't remember which ones I officially introduced myself on so pleas bear with me.


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CNTRYGRL48
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1/27/11 1:27 P

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Hi my name is Nancy and I am new to this team, but not new to Sparkpeople. I was on SP for awhile and then we moved from Washington state to Pennsylvania last summer. I took a break from everything. Now I have had a couple of health issues come up, one being my blood pressure which is why I am here. I know losing the weight will help, I also know being more active will help. I am getting better at tracking foods, and I have really started to to proactive about getting healthier myself by reading and learning all I can about all the health problems I have, and I know that I can do this. I am glad to have found this team, I am struggling a little right now with a "poor me" attitude today and just need a little kick in the behind to get me moving again. I know that getting all of this won't happen over nightm although that would be wonderful to wake up tomorrow, 50 pounds lighter, with less pain from arthritis, low blood pressure and cholestral where it should be, but I also know that it will take time and I have to be patient, that the little changes that I am doing will pay off in the end.

Wow, didn't mean to get so windy. ;-) A little more about me, I am 48, have two daughters ages 8 and 9, two step sons ages, 25 and 33, and one grandson. Also in the mix is a husband of 17 years and two cats.

Take care everyone and I hope to get to know more people here in the days to come.

Nancy


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BECKYANNE1
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1/22/11 9:42 A

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Welcome to the team!


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BJ2011
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8/13/10 8:25 A

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BNT1989 I just read your introductory post and I can relate to so much of what you said.

I have the power to change. Change comes from within. Change for the better, change for the best. And that's the way to win!


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BNT1989
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8/8/10 7:25 P

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Great Job!!!!emoticon


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SHERRI1002
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8/4/10 6:48 P

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My doctor has lowered my BP meds. She says if I lose more weight, I'll be off all together!


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BNT1989
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6/25/10 8:34 P

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Hey all, I just joined yesterday. I need to lose a lot of weight. Growing up I was active, played sports, but I was always chubby. about 15-20 lbs over weight. In H.S. I did a jazzercise and a dance class back to back. So even though I was over weight I carried it well. Then I graduated and met the man of my dreams. While dating he would buy me a Peanut buster Parfait and expect me to eat the whole thing or eat half of a pizza and so on. If I didn't his feelings would be hurt. I should mention that he is also heavy. His mom always showed affection through food. Anyway we got married and within three months my clothes no longer fit. Was hubby upset no, ( I was crying) he said Honey it's ok we will just buy you more clothes. So you guessed it, I continued to eat like I did in H.S. but without the exercise. So here I am 2 kids later. I have tried to lose weight for the last 21 years, (that is how long I have been married.) I LOVE sweets, carbs, hate veggies, very picky on the meats. But I have decided that somethings gotta give. I am no longer active so that will be my main goal, I think.
Sorry to ramble on just wanted to give background. Congrats to everyone out there that has lost weight, keep up the good work.emoticon


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ACNKOSI
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6/17/10 1:08 P

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Yes any and all suggestions on how to lower my blood pressure without more meds would be greatly appreciated!emoticon


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SHERRI1002
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6/16/10 7:14 P

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Hey, girl, need some help?


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ACNKOSI
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6/16/10 2:44 P

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I'm 4 days in with this amazing site and I have already invited others to take a look. I am so tired of taking pressure meds and I want to get off. I'm young and with your help I know I can do it!


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6/7/10 10:30 A

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My Motto is..
"No one ever injured their eyesight by looking at the bright side of things."


 
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5/17/10 1:32 P

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Welcome. I'm one month new to this site and I find it full of excellent resources. I could spend all day getting invaluable information posted here. I love the "trackers". It definitely keeps me motivated and mindful of what I am putting in my mouth as well as ensuring that I am working my body. Enjoy!!

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5/17/10 8:56 A

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Welcome Aboard

"To God be the glory!!"


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4/28/10 12:42 P

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Hello and welcome, LWASHINGTON2! Little by little this website will make since, and you'll be SO GLAD you joined. Best to you!!!



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4/5/10 8:19 P

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emoticon I agree that your E Mail address should not be posted here. Members can send you Spark Mail from your Spark Page. If you click on "View Spark Points" you will get a list tools and reading that is a good introduction to the site. It can be overwhelming since the Sparks site is so extensive. Just take your time and explore. Of course, The Nutrition tracker is a good place to begin.
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My name is Nadine and I live in Henderson, NV


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SUNNYARIZONA
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4/5/10 4:02 P

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WELCOME! DO read the post below with all the helps.
AND please EDIT your post here, taking out the email address. NOT A GOOD place to have it!

MY NEW saying: (borrowed from Delila)

"If you want to do something, you'll find a way, if you don't, you'll find an excuse."


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4/5/10 3:44 P

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Welcome! Here are several videos to view that will give you the basic "ins and Out" of the basic Spark tools to help you get started.

VIDEO: Intro to the Power of Your Start Page
Get Started with Your Program and Find the Tools You Need
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivation_ar
ticles.asp?id=1124


VIDEO: How to Use SparkPeople's Nutrition Tracker
Tips for Using Our Most Popular Weight Loss Tool
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutrition_art
icles.asp?id=1154


VIDEO: How to Use SparkPeople's Fitness Tracker
Step-by-Step Instructions for This Popular Tool
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness_artic
les.asp?id=1157


VIDEO: An Overview of the SparkPeople Community
Finding and Using the SparkTeams, SparkPages and Message Boards
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivation_ar
ticles.asp?id=1179


Anytime you need help with a feature be sure to click the help desk link at the very bottom of every page.

www.sparkpeople.com/community/help.asp

Coach Tanya



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4/5/10 3:33 P

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MY NAME IS LYDIA WASHINGTON I HAVE SEEN YOUR SPARKPEOPLE ,I AM SO CONFUSED, I GUESS BECAUSE I AM JUST LEARNING THE COMPUTER AND I THINK I WOULD BENIFIT FROM THIS PROGRAM BUT DO NOT UNDERSTAND WHAT I NEED TO DO. IF SOMEONE CAN GO STEP BY STEPS WITH ME WOULD HELP. MY E-MAIL IS mschick964@yahoo.com



 
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