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1/6/12 11:42 A

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Sorry, never heard of that book--Just kind of learned along the way! LOL sounds like an interesting read, though, maybe I'll go see if I can find it at the library... Thanks!

I love learning, and besides folks on SP, books are some of my best friends. Have you read "The Secret" by Rhonda Byrne? It was all the rage when it first came out, and I found it has lots of good "food for thought' in that one too. It's one of the books I re-read whenever I need to redirect myself into more positive thought patterns...
...'cause we all have those days... LOL

Again, welcome!

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"The real secret of success is enthusiasm..." Walter P. Chrysler said it, I believe it. That's what I want in my life--to give my imagination a chance, to live with energy and enthusiasm!

Ralph Waldo Emerson said 'Life belongs to the energetic.' But you don't have to be frenetic and hyper--some energy is quiet and steady, like a heartbeat... and that works too! LOL

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1/1/12 4:16 P

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Hello & welcome! :)

"Forgiveness is the fragrance a violet sheds, after a heel has crushed it." ~Mark Twain.



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1/1/12 1:30 A

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1/1/12 1:13 A

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thanks everyone, you are right, new life!! :) I have been on a roller coaster of emotions for the past year and now I feel very optimistic and ready to fight :)
Kathy, sounds like you have read one thousand gifts??? I am just over 1/2 way through it and am LOVING the message, really what I needed to hear at the end of this year and the begining of a new one.

Bekah :o)



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12/31/11 10:20 P

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12/31/11 8:11 P

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Some great tips from some great folks already... LOL

It's true the life you knew is over--but the new one has some real advantages. The one thing I've had to do is learn to take things one at a time. Multi-tasking doesn't have much meaning to me any more, I need to stay with one task, and really focus--and I SEE and FEEL and LEARN so much more than I did before. The things that I notice... like, how many of us take the time to look at a soap bubble as we wash things? They are covered in rainbows!

There are lots of unseen "rainbows" we ignore in our running through life. If you start out slower now, with walking, and work into the run, maybe you'll catch a few of them on your way...

Meanwhile, check out the topics here, ask questions, vent, share a laugh or two...

Welcome to the team!

P.S. Happy New Year!
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"The real secret of success is enthusiasm..." Walter P. Chrysler said it, I believe it. That's what I want in my life--to give my imagination a chance, to live with energy and enthusiasm!

Ralph Waldo Emerson said 'Life belongs to the energetic.' But you don't have to be frenetic and hyper--some energy is quiet and steady, like a heartbeat... and that works too! LOL

Life comes in specific increments, which we receive as a gift of one moment at a time. That's why it's called t


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12/31/11 7:48 P

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Welcome to our team! You will find tons of support here.
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12/31/11 4:23 P

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12/31/11 3:48 P

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Welcome, Bekah! You can find support here...you might also check out the Chair Exercise Team, Chair Dancing team, and some of the chronic pain teams. Listen to your body, rest when you need to and pace yourself. The old you is gone; but, you can make the new you better--it takes time-to grieve, to learn new ways, to educate your family; you can do it!
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12/31/11 2:57 P

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Welcome Rebekah!

There are a lot of great people here full of info. As for me, I see no reason for you not to run if that's what you enjoy, just pace yourself. You'll know if it's too much for you. I use Walk it Out, a walking game for my wii so I can exercise in a controled environment. That way I can stop anytime it gets too much for me.

As for myself, I'm recovering from caring for my 3 month old beautiful grandaughter this last week. I get to spend wonderful quality time with her 4 days a week while her mommy (my daughter) works full time.

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~Dianna in WA is running to the light!

Challenged with fibromyalgia, diabetes T2, Myofascial pain syndrome, Osteo-Arthritis, chronic bursitis, glaucoma and severe dry eyes.

Medication reduced to 1 - 500mg tablet of metformin daily.

Love my grand baby!

"Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead." ~Louisa May Alcott



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12/31/11 2:44 P

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Hi everyone, I'm Rebekah. Been around Spark People for quite a few years. Back when I began I lost 40 lbs and kept if off until I got prego with my 3rd child (who is now 2), since then havent been able to loose weight. I tried coming back a few times, but about a year ago started to struggle with pain and extreeme fatigue. My husband finally convinced me to go see a Dr in Oct and after a few visits and lots of testing, he "sort of" diagnosed me with fibromyalgia. I then went to a Reumatologist who also gave the same vague response, that that is what it "sounds like" I'm still very confused by it all, and frustraited that I don't have an official diagnosis. My Dr put me on Mobic for pain and that has helped some. I had lots of foot/leg/hip pain and the Reumatologist thought I might have plantar faciatis, so I've been wearing good shoes all the time, and that has helped that specific pain. either that or the meds. I don't know. I still have morning stiffnes/pain for about 2 hours and extreeme fatigue. Can usually only do one activity a day and then I have to rest. I'm frustraited that this is my life. I've been dealing with it for awhile not even knowing what it was, just trying to adapt, but now I want my life back! I was a runner, and while my Dr told me to stop all high impact excersize (which I did back in Sept before I saw him because the pain was so bad) the Reumatologist told me to go ahead and run. I haven't, becuase I don't know what is right. My goals for this year are to be proactive, learn about fibromyalgia, learn about my body, and my limits, and figure out what I can do to improve the way I live. It's not only physical but as I'm sure you all know, the poor memory, brain fuzziness is really difficult to deal with. I have very little patience anymore, and no will power to eat healthy. I started reading some blogs, but began to feel like that was weighing me down. I need a positive place to figure all this out, and this team seems just great! People recognizing their bodies have limits, but still striving to live life to the fullest. So I'm looking forward to getting to know you all as we go on this journey together!

Bekah :o)



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