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5/31/08 5:30 A

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5/29/08 5:57 P

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Welcome JENORMAN1 & COLT2008. This is a great site and I'm sure you will find exactly what you need here. COLT2008 you may have journaled on your Spark page. Scroll down on any page and you will see Quick links in red on the right side. From there you can go directly to "My Spark Page" which will take you to your spark page. From there you can go to your blogs and add a new blog daily. It's a wonderful way to document your journey and will give you so many insights into yourself. Everyone on this message board understands about asthma challenges and will support you. Glad you found us. Keep posting, we'd love to get to know you.

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5/28/08 11:22 P

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Hello, I am so new I'm still searching through the Spark people site and learning all about it. I missed my journal entry yesterday because I couldn't remember where it was I found it on day 1. Oh well, tommorrow is another day. I am 37, was diagnosised with asthma at age 30, but have probably had it all my life. Both my boys have asthma as well, I like to call them my human barometers as they typically get ill 2 days in a row before we experience significant weather changes. (So this winter was a long one.) I have severe allergies to anything that is outdoors, but I love being outside....so I have frequent sinus headaches and infections. (only thing that's ever helped was the old aersol rhinocort) I am doing some physical activity at least 30 minutes a day...this week I have been able to get more in.

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Psalms 31:24 "Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the LORD."

Ecclesiastes 4:12 "Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken."



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5/25/08 9:12 P

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Hey everyone, new to the group but not spark. I've had asthma since I was little and I've learned to live with it. Looking forward to getting to know everyone. Good luck with your goals.

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5/22/08 4:02 P

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Hello, I'm new here. I'm so glad a group like this exists because weight loss is a different process when you have asthma. I guess I should introduce myself. My name is Alison. I'm almost 23 and I've suffered from severe asthma my whole life. My problem with weight started during my freshman year of high school when I contracted ABPA (see link below) which severely impacted my asthma. Their is not cure for ABPA but to control it I was put on large doses of prednisone that I did not come off of for over 3 years. The prednisone caused rapid weight gain and caused me to be constantly hungry. I gained over 100 pounds in one year. My asthma was also a major problem during this time so I was home bound and had to have a home tutor instead of going to school. Finally after a few years of the prednisone the ABPA went inactive and my asthma improved enough for me to start college.

I should have started to work on losing the weight then but I had become used to a sedentary lifestyle and I was hoping the weight would drop back on its own after I stopped the prednisone. It didn't drop and I've been slowly gaining weight over the last few years.

I decided to come back to sparkpeople and try weight loss again when I got on the scale and saw I almost weighed 300 pounds. I'm here because I want my life back and I'm tired of carrying around all of this fat. I look forward to meeting all of you and hearing your stories and I look forward to us slimming down together.

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If any of you want to email me, my email is ikickbuttjones@yahoo.com.

Good luck all

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5/6/08 1:37 P

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Welcome to the team! emoticon on the 5 lb weight loss!

I hope you will create your Spark page soon!

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Welcome and way to go on losing 5 lbs already!

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5/4/08 11:57 A

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JENORMAN1...Welcome!!! We are all here for you.

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4/28/08 9:37 P

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Welcome to the team. Congratulations on the weight loss.

Cathy

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4/28/08 12:33 P

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Welcome to the team and glad to have you. My weight loss has helped my asthma alot too. Good luck in reaching your goals and always here if you need any help.

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4/28/08 12:27 P

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Hi! I'm new to the group and spark people. I have had asthma for years and have noticed that the heavier I have gotten, the worse my asthma is. I have never been heavier and also never had as many asthma problems as I do now. I am hoping to lose weight to get in all around better health and maybe get a better handle on my asthma. I joined about a week ago and today I weighed and I have lost 5 Pounds Yeaahhhhhhh!

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