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KAYAKFISHINGTX's Photo KAYAKFISHINGTX Posts: 34
5/5/10 10:54 P

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I'm glad to hear you have family there to help you in overcoming these daily challenges. However, sometimes even these supports are not enough to keep us going.

Hearing about your success, even in the tiny things, gives me the courage to face my own daily demons.

Woo hoo! We can DOOOOOO it!

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LOVE2SPARK's Photo LOVE2SPARK Posts: 225
5/5/10 12:54 P

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Thanks ferless leader(kayakfishingtx),
I really needed to hear from you today. I want to encourage others and you are right, a goal for somedays may be just to be in contact with other people.
Today,I'm haveing a hard time believeing in myself. My dear husband is trying hard to help me to not end
in a negative.....So, this is hard; but I can do it!
Spark on fellow sparkers!
Anyway, thanks for being here today.

KAYAKFISHINGTX's Photo KAYAKFISHINGTX Posts: 34
5/5/10 12:10 A

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Welcome to the team!

Some members may have very prohibitive exercise abilities, so weight loss plans should be adjusted to exclude any activities that would prove to be detrimental to your health.

One strategy you might consider in overcoming your depression (and I presume you also experience emotional eating), you might consider spending more time encouraging others here on Spark People. Maybe instead of setting an exercise plan, you can set a 'friendship' plan, where you set a goal of communicating with at least 5 people every day. That would be a great way to increase your own motivation and receive support.

I know exercise has a major positive impact on weight loss, but it's not always an option. So, like in so many other ways, we simply find a way around this minor challenge.

You can do it, I know you can! I would be very interested in hearing your progress in achieving weight loss goals without exercise. It would be a great motivator to others in the team who are going through similar challenges.

WOO HOO!

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LOVE2SPARK's Photo LOVE2SPARK Posts: 225
5/4/10 11:49 A

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Hi team,
I have been confined to a wheelchair most of my life, due to a spinal cord injury when I was only 11 years 0ld... I had always gotten plenty of exercise just rolling myself arround in my wheelchair from place to place. But then I had an accident that caused me to have lots of pain in my upper body. I of course continued to push my self in the wheelchair just as much as before the acident and now I am truely paying the price. I have been through many rehab. programs.... I just continue to have chronic pain issues though. My upper body does not want to be my legs any longer...Any way her I am in a state of chronic pain and severe depression trying to keep myself from giveing into the desire to just keep staying in bed and of course succoring my self with food. Any way I could go on about this, but I wont.
So, here I am-so glad that kayakfishingtx started this team just as I was joining sparkpeople. Let's all do this thing togeather team. let's share the good with the bad. go team!

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