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10/19/09 9:08 P

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Thanks, Michelle.

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10/18/09 10:11 P

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I've updated two of the goals for our team members to include monthly team goals, and I've added an additional goal to the current list. Each team is only allowed 5 goals, so we're maxed out. Good luck everyone, and GO TEAM!

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10/18/09 9:22 P

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I'm really glad to see this team active again. We all have experienced the miracle of modern medicine. (I know that is a cliche, but it works!) I was thinking about this earlier today - If I had been born 50 years earlier, I would have died with my heart problems.

When I first joined this team, I wrote about how lucky we are, and I still feel that way!

I think it would be great to have some goals for the team, as well as some fun ways to earn points. I belong to some other teams that have threads where you post the number of points you get from your spin, trivia points, exercise, etc.

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6/20/09 8:17 P

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HI DUSTY I AM GLAD TO SEE YOU AND HOPE YOU ARE DOING GOOD RATDAR1/RONNIE

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5/8/09 11:58 P

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I will have to think about it. I have 8 other teams.

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MICHCONRN Posts: 174
5/8/09 9:06 P

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I've thought some about possible new goals for the team. Does anyone have any suggestions along those lines?
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5/7/09 3:21 A

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Are we going to be doing anything different?

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Improve it.
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Retired and Loving It .*♥-::-
♥-::- )♥ .*) ♥.*)♥ -::- Love is not finding someone to live with; it's finding someone you can't live without
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4/29/09 10:07 P

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Nice to meet you. I had my double by pass open heart surgery in 2002 at age 52. I had an stint implant the year before.

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4/25/09 11:59 A

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Hello Evelyn, we will be here if you need us.
In a way we're all in the same boat. Maybe we can help each other.
sharon


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4/25/09 9:56 A

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Nice to meet you Evelyn. Many aspects of your story are like mine. When I had my daughter almost 7 years ago, I too stopped exercising and my diet became pretty unhealthy. I wasn't taking care of myself, making my daughter my only priority. The bypass surgery was my wakeup call, making me realize that I had to take care of myself in order to be around to bring up my daughter!
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I've got details about my quintuple bypass on my sparkpage... I got the bad genes too, as well as diabetes, then unknowingly complicated them by deciding that exercise was a luxury I couldn't afford as a single mom. I controlled my diabetes fairly well with some walking and good diet in my 40's, but the whole thing caught up with me in 2007. My "healthy" brother, a Catholic priest, not diabetic, never overweight, exercised 2 hours daily, had a heart attack while on the treadmill at the gym at the Seminary. Fortunately, a couple of stents, and he's been fine. However, it caused my doctor to ask for more extensive tests on me. I'd had a stress test that was fine, my overall cholesterol was okay, just triglycerides that were a little high, pretty common in a diabetic. Anyway, I ended up with major surgery and a lifestyle change. Cardiac rehab got me started, then I discovered Sparkpeople and a little 24 hour fitness center opened 2 minutes from hy house. I can't emphasize enough how exercise has changed things for me. Diet and medications were not enough. In the last 10 years, I'd gone from a classroom where I probably got enough physical activity to keep things healthy, to an administrative job where I'm mostly chained to a desk and computer, plus I commute an hour a day to and from work.

So, I am loving sparkpeople.com and relishing my "new" life and looking forward to many years of good health!
Evelyn

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4/24/09 8:24 P

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4/24/09 8:01 P

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Howdy and welcome to our spark team- I am a lot like you, got bad genes too- always been a healthy eater, no red meat, fat or butter. My Doctor said my eating habits delayed my bypass. Walk five miles a day but still working on the pounds I need to loose.

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4/24/09 1:46 P

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Hi everyone!
My name is Michelle. I'm 43 years old and had a double cardiac bypass almost 2 years ago now (June 2007). I'm an RN with bad genes! My father has cholesterol problems and had his first angioplasty at age 50. I've had cholesterol problems at least since my early 20s. Anyway, this surgery has changed my life. I began tracking food and exercise on SparkPeople April 1st. I look forward to connecting with others with similar circumstances and sharing experiences. emoticon

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