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4/28/13 7:30 P

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Hi Sandy and Ter,
good to see you both on the team.


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4/25/13 8:22 P

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Hey Kids and Kiddettes!!
My name is Ter and i'm a 52 year old who's not willing to give in to old age just yet!! I'm still a newley nerd and having the time of my life, but I need to get my self back on track and control my weight. I have 8 beautiful grandchildren, so I have lots to keep me motiviated.

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4/25/13 8:31 A

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Welcome Sandy. Hope you enjoy this site. emoticon

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4/25/13 8:25 A

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Hi, my name is Sandy. I look forward to the challenges. I am 53 years old, have been married to my best friend for 30 years, we have a beautiful daughter Jess who is 26. We have 2 dogs, Jake(4 year old yellow white lab), Precious Lenore (10 year old boxer mix), 2 cats, Betsy ( 5 year old gray kitty), and Vova (14 pound male Mane Coon, he is also 5).

I work at a university and work out everyday at home in the evening after work. I have an elliptical, treadmill, stationary bike, free weights and several DVD's and Wii machine. Lets GO!!!

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4/22/13 2:00 P

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Welcome everyone. I wanted to let everyone know that I put a new challenge slim down that I received in an e-mail that I get from Everyday Health. I was reading some of the post in here and I am going to check out some websites about things with heart disease and motivation. My Dad has had 7 heart attacks and all of his arteries are stinted up. I have high Chlesterol and watching my diet and exercise despite being on medication. Can't run away from family history. I have done tons of research to help my Dad when I go up to visit him. My Mom tries to watch his diet but my Dad loves to eat. So, when I go to visit, I try to cook healthy for both of them. And make sure he is exercising and taking his medicine. When I find something, I can try and create a topic page and put it there for those who are interested.

We all could benefit from a healthy heart,

Laura emoticon

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4/22/13 12:35 P

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So, so sorry I missed this one ladies emoticon

Yes you can, under the weekly forum,
Click on the heading for Weekly Challenge Forum and then click on Create a New Topic. Whoever starts the topic is the only one who can edit it.

It's the same way to add a challenge. Only a leader can add/delete a challenge or change a challenge.

Work on it you can change or delete until you get the hang of it.



Edited by: MARI-SERV at: 4/22/2013 (12:43)

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4/17/13 7:40 P

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Thanks MARI-SERV for helping us here. Could we post the challenge as?... "For seven days see how close your sodium intake is to your recommended level. " I'm not sure how to post a team challenge. Can you tell us on this thread or is there somewhere we go to get the low down on this?




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4/17/13 6:19 A

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Actually a sodium challenge is on the priority list. I don't know much about low salt diets so to start a challenge we need someone who does

4K and LIN, I will help if you need it but I am sure you two are very capable of getting this one off the ground.

Yes we can set it up as a team goal to track it.

Edited by: MARI-SERV at: 4/17/2013 (06:27)

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4/15/13 7:39 P

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That challenge about reducing the sodium intake sounds like an excellent idea. I don't have CHF so I am not familiar with all the terms. I did have a heart attack nearly 3 years ago and I was told to get moving and reduce salt. I'm not sure why my sodium number is set at 2300mg daily and sometimes I go over that. It would be extremely hard to keep it down to 1500mg daily, I'm thinking.


Perhaps our challenge could be to keep our sodium intake to our recommended level. We can track for 1 week and then whoever has stayed at their level or below will "earn" a goodie "prize."

Let me know what you all think and maybe MARI-SERV can help us set this up.

I'm new at being a co-leader so I'm still learning how to do these things. Please bear with me while I learn.

Thanks.


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3/29/13 10:15 A

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Mari-Serve and Stepbystep - I'll have to think about challenges - something that would be challenging, yet possible, for people while in Congestive Heart Failure. Like so many conditions, people have to learn to listen to their bodies and what might work or be good for one person may not for another but I'll think of something that might challenge me. For eg. at present one of my "at least 15 mins exercise a day" is walking on my treadmill. Until about a year ago, I could walk at 2.1 mph for 30 mins even though I would go in and out of heart failure from time to time. About a year ago, a leak in a valve in my heart started to worsen and my stamina and strength dropped to where I couldn't walk unassisted to the end of my suburban driveway. I'm back on the treadmill and I started with 10 mins at .9 mph and each week I try to increase my mins and my speed. Today, I managed 28 mins at 1.3. I do have to rest every ten mins however to catch my breath and wait for the pain in my hips to subside. Another challenge could be for those with CHF to consume no more than 1500 mg of sodium a day (you can track that in the Nutrition Tracker). That amount is what I was told was the limit for CHF patients at my Heart Clinic. I like that figure better than my own nurse practitioner tells me of 1200 mg - that's almost impossible as there is sodium in almost everything! For 3 days before my alarm went off this time signalling the CHF, I had been consuming approx. 2000 mg a day thinking, what can a few days hurt - well they can and did! So, Mari-Serv, as Team Leader can you set up a challenge for me for members with CHF to consume no more than 1500 mgs of sodium a day?

Lin from Peterborough, ON., Canada

10 STEPS TO SELF-CARE - If it feels wrong, don't do it; Say "exactly" what you mean; Don't be a people pleaser; Trust your instincts; Never speak bad about yourself; Never give up on your dreams; Don't be afraid to say "No"; Don't be afraid to say "Yes"; Be kind to yourself; Let go of what you can't control; Stay away from drama and negativity as much as possible. (unknown)

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3/29/13 10:01 A

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Hi - You asked if I have to go to the hospital when my heart failure alarm goes off and commented on my having to limit my fluid intake. I used to have to go to the hospital when I went into heart failure but they just keep you under observation over night or send you home. I worked out a system with my Cardiologist and when I start to swell in the legs and get shorter of breath, I start taking 1-2 extra water pills in the hopes of warding off the alarm. If it goes off, I'm to continue the extra pills for however many days it goes off but to add a super pill on the 2nd and 4th days. Trying to avoid the super pills as they affect my kidneys adversely. If I have to take those pills, I call the Dr. and arrange for blood work to make sure my kidneys recover afterwards. Also, I have a machine in my bedroom that tracks my heart activity overnight. The first night the alarm went off, it sent a message after I went to bed to the local Heart Clinic that I was in distress and the next day I got a call from the nurse who usually handles my case to see how I was coping. You even take the machine with you when you travel and it sends long distance calls to the clinic if need be. But, the clinic isn't staffed on weekends so if in real distress on a weekend, not much help. I can gain anywhere from 1-7 lbs with water retention, even with the pills, and sometimes overnight. I'm trying to limit my fluids as I mentioned and to eat no more than 1500 mgs of sodium a day (the average person in NA eats approx. 3500 mg a day). My alarm didn't go off last night so this session is over. I got on the scales this morning after having all those extra pills plus one of the super ones and I was down 4 lbs. so I guess I did lose weight, it just didn't show on the scales because of the excess fluids. Now to keep them down so I can continue to show a loss!

Lin from Peterborough, ON., Canada

10 STEPS TO SELF-CARE - If it feels wrong, don't do it; Say "exactly" what you mean; Don't be a people pleaser; Trust your instincts; Never speak bad about yourself; Never give up on your dreams; Don't be afraid to say "No"; Don't be afraid to say "Yes"; Be kind to yourself; Let go of what you can't control; Stay away from drama and negativity as much as possible. (unknown)

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3/26/13 9:40 A

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Hi I'm Susie. I decided to join this team as a way to see what challenges are offered and also as a way to motivate myself to get started back on the healthy path that I have been on. I have been kinda falling off the horse lately mostly due to stress and illnesses that I have not been able to get over.

But I'm looking forward to the group challenges and I hope to be successful and help other people along the way. :) Just wanted to stop by and say "WOOHOO"...Ready to get going.



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3/26/13 5:01 A

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Welcome Lin emoticon What's important to you is important to us.

I know there are many Spark members with CHA and we want you to feel free to start a challenge here that you think may be suitable for this condition.

We are team member motivated......here to help & support each other emoticon



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3/25/13 11:27 P

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Hi Lin,

Welcome to the team emoticon I hope your weight is soon moving again in the right direction. With the signal going off tonight did that mean a hospital trip or you knew yourself the changes that have to be made? that's interesting with the water and limiting fluids; I wouldn't have thought of that with something like the water challenge before. Maybe you could suggest some other challenges that would work for you?

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3/25/13 8:33 P

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Hi. I'm Lin. I'm to soon have my 60th Birthday. I'm married and live in Peterborough, On. Canada. I hope to lose about 55 lbs. I've lost 20 lbs on my own in the last year but in the 6 weeks I've been tracking my efforts on Sparkpeople I haven't lost any weight. I was down a lb. but then up 2 lbs. and in today's weekly weigh-in I was back to my original weight. I've signed up for the fitness challenge and hope I can build up my stamina and strength. I can't take the drinking water challenge - with my heart condition I am very limited in the amount of fluids I can have in a day and normally take 3 water pills a day. Tonight a built in alarm in my implanted pacemaker/defibrillator went off signalling I'm in Congestive Heart Failure again so even less fluids for several days and 5 water pills a day - oh joy. I'll have to look at the third part of the challenge again. I'm looking forward to following this group and meeting new people. Lin

Lin from Peterborough, ON., Canada

10 STEPS TO SELF-CARE - If it feels wrong, don't do it; Say "exactly" what you mean; Don't be a people pleaser; Trust your instincts; Never speak bad about yourself; Never give up on your dreams; Don't be afraid to say "No"; Don't be afraid to say "Yes"; Be kind to yourself; Let go of what you can't control; Stay away from drama and negativity as much as possible. (unknown)

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