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2/7/10 6:40 P

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A warm welcome to KULAS1CR and a belated welcome to NICSOOPS and AMORAANG. Kudos to those who responded to the post by AMORAANG. emoticon Everybody!!
It's great when we get new members that jump right in and start posting. KULAS1CR posted on the Sciatica topic and we can understand that your back might be acting up - shoveling snow is designed to aggravate your back. Hope you are warming up.

There is lots of good advice on many of the topics on this team. Hope you have time to read through some of it.
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1/26/10 12:56 P

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Welcome to new member FREYA23. This is a team where we can talk amongst ourselves about our back pain and difficulties. It's also a good place to get feedback or give feedback on what works/doesn't work for particular problems. I would encourage you to introduce yourself or post questions and comments. This team is only as good as the people who are willing to post! (Which definitely has been good!)
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1/21/10 5:30 P

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Welcome to new member GOALWEIGHT180. We hope you will feel comfortable enough to introduce yourself to us somewhere on our topics. It's amazing how many of us have very similar problems. This is good place to find others that understand how debilitating back pain can be and often have excellent suggestions that might help you. Let us know what we can do for you.
SF

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If you can't be a good example, you'll just have to serve as a horrible warning. Gwen Goodnight (Jennifer Crusie)


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1/18/10 4:15 P

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Welcome to new members THINTWIN2, SLF1967 and CRAFTSISTER.
And thanks to THINTWIN2 for introducing yourself. Your story is a common one to this team. It's easy to get discouraged. You don't have to explain how hard it is to deal with this kind of pain. Baby steps is the way to go and we have to take smaller steps than most. Hang in there.
We'd love to get to know CRAFTSISTER and SLF1967 better too. I hope you feel comfortable enough to introduce yourself to us too.

And kudos for those wonderful team members that posted replies to THINTWIN2. It wouldn't be a team without you!
SF

More people will die from hit-or-miss eating than from hit-and-run driving.
- Duncan Hines, food critic
If you can't be a good example, you'll just have to serve as a horrible warning. Gwen Goodnight (Jennifer Crusie)


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1/16/10 3:39 P

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Welcome to new member CHICKOFCAZ! I couldn't reach your sparkpage but I love the title....CHICKOFCAZ Wellness Page. An attitude we all need to take. I hope you will consider introducing yourself to the team. There are lots of good tips on many of our topics if you have the time to read through them. New tips and questions are always welcome.
Hope to see you on the boards soon!
SF

More people will die from hit-or-miss eating than from hit-and-run driving.
- Duncan Hines, food critic
If you can't be a good example, you'll just have to serve as a horrible warning. Gwen Goodnight (Jennifer Crusie)


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1/12/10 4:37 P

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Welcome to new member JACQI1963. Since you don't have a spark page we'd love to get to know you better. If you will introduce yourself on one of the topics you'll get the chance to see how many great individuals are on this team.
When you first start Spark People it is easy to get overwhelmed with how much "stuff" there is here. The hardest for this team to work on is exercise - both cardio and strength. Just remember to start out small and see how it is going to affect your back. With us the baby steps tend to be slower and build up very slowly! But it is definitely worth the effort.
Let us know what we can do to support you in your quest for better health.
SF

More people will die from hit-or-miss eating than from hit-and-run driving.
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If you can't be a good example, you'll just have to serve as a horrible warning. Gwen Goodnight (Jennifer Crusie)


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1/11/10 12:05 A

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Welcome to two new members that joined this weekend...DIVINESUNSHINE and JOYRIDE1217. We are glad that you are joining spark people to work on improving your life and we support you when you find exercise difficult due to back problems. JOYRIDE1217 has already posted and some of the wonderful supportive team members have replied! Thanks guys!
Also I see that DIVINESUNSHINE is from Michigan like our own ANGELGAL01! It's amazing when we find team members close by!
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More people will die from hit-or-miss eating than from hit-and-run driving.
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If you can't be a good example, you'll just have to serve as a horrible warning. Gwen Goodnight (Jennifer Crusie)


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1/6/10 10:49 P

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We are in the first week of a new year and the past two days has given us a new group of members. So a hearty welcome to TIABITS, DESERTSUN00, XJYOOPER, XOHEATHYXO and HURRICANETTE. Thanks to DESERTSUN00 for introducing yourself and posting questions/comments. Everyone on this team struggles with the ups and downs of back pain and trying to get into shape with limitations. If you have time you might want to read through some of the older discussions on exercise - lots of great tips in there!

Post your questions and comment on other people's posts. The people on this team are the ones that make this a great place to be.
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More people will die from hit-or-miss eating than from hit-and-run driving.
- Duncan Hines, food critic
If you can't be a good example, you'll just have to serve as a horrible warning. Gwen Goodnight (Jennifer Crusie)


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1/1/10 3:53 P

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A very belated welcome to new members DNASCA1, RUBYJEAN22 and SHARM303. I have been taking my Christmas vacation VERY seriously and truly having a vacation. However, that doesn't mean I've forgotten my Spark Team friends. I'm hoping you new members get everything you want this new year and everyone on this list is reading and willing to support and help each other achieve their goals. So please post questions, comments, etc. The more you post...the better the team.
SF

More people will die from hit-or-miss eating than from hit-and-run driving.
- Duncan Hines, food critic
If you can't be a good example, you'll just have to serve as a horrible warning. Gwen Goodnight (Jennifer Crusie)


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12/3/09 5:16 P

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Welcome to new member DEVILP. You must be new to spark people because you don't have a spark page yet so please ask any questions. This site can be overwhelming at first so pace yourself.

We'd love to get to know you better. Just post on one of the topics on this team page and I'm sure you will get some help from team members.
SF

More people will die from hit-or-miss eating than from hit-and-run driving.
- Duncan Hines, food critic
If you can't be a good example, you'll just have to serve as a horrible warning. Gwen Goodnight (Jennifer Crusie)


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11/25/09 4:18 P

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A big Thanksgiving welcome to new members GEEMA540 and HVMBRU. I actually started a welcome to GEEMA540 last week and got interrupted and never got back to it. So sorry - seems to be the story of my life this past 2 months. Since neither of our new members have spark pages I would encourage you to post somewhere on our topics and introduce yourself. Ask any questions that you might have about back pain. There are multiple kind, thoughtful people on this team that are waiting to give you support with just about anything you can think of.
And I am thankful for every member of this team!
SF

More people will die from hit-or-miss eating than from hit-and-run driving.
- Duncan Hines, food critic
If you can't be a good example, you'll just have to serve as a horrible warning. Gwen Goodnight (Jennifer Crusie)


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11/12/09 4:53 P

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Welcome to new members LUVMYTHREE1S, MMMONTAGUE2001 and MABELM2. We especially need to keep MMMONTAGUE2001 in our thoughts and prayers as she is having back surgery next week. I hope your surgery helps you as much as it did me. I'd like to encourage each of you to introduce yourself to the team by posting somewhere on one of the topics. The more we post the better the team.
Let us know what we can do to be supportive for you.
SF

More people will die from hit-or-miss eating than from hit-and-run driving.
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If you can't be a good example, you'll just have to serve as a horrible warning. Gwen Goodnight (Jennifer Crusie)


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11/5/09 5:58 P

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Welcome to new member UGHHHH! We've had a quiet period here for the past week or two so maybe you will wake us up and get us posting again...

We'd love to get to know you better so please consider introducing yourself somewhere on this team. Hope to hear from you soon.
SF

More people will die from hit-or-miss eating than from hit-and-run driving.
- Duncan Hines, food critic
If you can't be a good example, you'll just have to serve as a horrible warning. Gwen Goodnight (Jennifer Crusie)


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10/31/09 8:11 P

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I was an avid runner prior to a car accident where I got a compressed fracture of L2. Now I cannot run, cannot lift weights. My back doctor recommended Pilates classes to strengthen the core muscles. That has made me feel much better! It will be two years since the accident in February and I have had to make some adjustments. I was never found of swimming, but really missed the cardio...So I started to swim and told myself I might as well learn to like it. I also found an aquatic physical therapist. She created a routine I can do in the water so it works the major muscle groups, keeping osteoporosis at bay without putting stress on the lower back. I now swim 20 laps three days a week...and am working on doing 30 laps in the same amount of time by the end of the winter.
The hot tub has worked wonders for my back. It is how I stop the spasms so I can sleep at night. I also had to reduce my work week to only four days because the long drive to work was causing the back spasms to get worse. So far, working only four days a week is going okay.
Remember when dealing with back pain it is important to look at the glass half full...look at what you CAN do..not at what you can't...Not easy, but it helps.


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10/21/09 6:02 P

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Welcome to new members CARBOHOLIC08 and CCHASE43. It's great to get new members but it's not so great that back pain brings us together. Thanks to CARBOHOLIC08 for introducing yourself. It's the only way to start feeling ownership of your team. I see that CCHASE43 is a brand new member and we'd love to get to know you better if you feel comfortable posting. When you are starting out it is easy to get overwhelmed. So work at things a little at a time and post questions. It's the best way to reach your goals.
Welcome aboard.
SF

More people will die from hit-or-miss eating than from hit-and-run driving.
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10/20/09 2:39 P

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Oops! I meant to also tell you that there have been a couple of discussions on General Discussion that have talked about exercising with back pain. If you click at the bottom of the section where it says "See more topics" and you can look at all the topics. " exercise and pain" and " Best Cardio work out for someone with back pain" would be good ones to look at.
SF

More people will die from hit-or-miss eating than from hit-and-run driving.
- Duncan Hines, food critic
If you can't be a good example, you'll just have to serve as a horrible warning. Gwen Goodnight (Jennifer Crusie)


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10/20/09 2:28 P

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Welcome to new members DIANE1253 and ESZTER76. Thanks to both of you for introducing yourself - the best way to join a new team. Thanks to other team members for commenting on DIANE1253's post (What a great team!). Somehow I had missed DIANE1253's joining so this is a belated welcome. Now if a few people can comment on ESZTER76 question on exercises.
Wishing everyone a great day.
SF

More people will die from hit-or-miss eating than from hit-and-run driving.
- Duncan Hines, food critic
If you can't be a good example, you'll just have to serve as a horrible warning. Gwen Goodnight (Jennifer Crusie)


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10/19/09 5:32 A

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Hi there! A few months ago I joined SP to lose some weight. It went really well, I started to run and do excercises (Jillian Michaels DVD's). After a couple of weeks I've lost 10 pounds.
Then my back pain started to get worse, after only a few steps I had to stop running. So I stopped with everything and went to see a doctor.
Now it seems that I have a desease called Scheuermann and I'm not allowed to run.
I still have to lose ca. 10 lbs and that's why I'm back on SP. I want to do everything possible to get rid of the pain AND the extra pounds. (Although I don't like to swim...) I hope this group can help me on my way and I hope that I can be a help for others with similar problems.

Eszter (from Hungary)

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10/6/09 10:52 A

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Welcome to new member ANNASMOM7. I started to welcome you on Friday and we had an internet outage that affected the entire university. AND then I forgot! So my deepest apologies.

We'd love to get to know you better so please consider introducing yourself somewhere on the team page. There are lots of friendly people here just waiting to give you support, etc.
SF

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9/30/09 5:06 P

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Welcome to new members NANRIG and CROPPER2. Sorry I have been out of touch a couple of days. Busy schedule and yesterday had appointment with arthritis doctor.

Thanks to NANRIG for introducing herself and her problems. This team understands the struggle involved in dealing with pain day after day. Thanks to those who posted on NANRIG topic to make her feel welcome. We'd also like to get to know you, CROPPER2. If you feel comfortable please introduce yourself somewhere on the team page. Hope to see you soon!

Please post any questions you might have - posting is good!
SF

More people will die from hit-or-miss eating than from hit-and-run driving.
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9/23/09 11:55 A

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Welcome to new member SYLVERKAT - looks like you are new to Spark People and new to this team. It's easy to get overwhelmed on this site so pace yourself. We'd rather you still be here in 6 months than get burned out in a couple of weeks. If you have trouble finding stuff - ask. If no one here knows the answer I'll take it to the experts!
And thanks for introducing yourself and starting good discussions...
SF

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9/20/09 8:46 P

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Welcome to new members TRISHP1961 and PEGGY- and thank you for jumping right in and posting. It's always good when people participate and keep our team active. So keep up the good work! Also thanks to the members that posted welcome notes. You are the best!
SF

More people will die from hit-or-miss eating than from hit-and-run driving.
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If you can't be a good example, you'll just have to serve as a horrible warning. Gwen Goodnight (Jennifer Crusie)


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9/19/09 4:35 P

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Welcome to new member JAZZYDOC. Thanks for introducing yourself. That always helps us to know you better. There are lots of different back problems but they all can be debilitating. If you check the Links tab you will be able to pull all the articles on Spark People that have information on backs. Your experience with a new type of exercise (water aerobics) is a common one. The hard thing is to know okay pain from not okay pain. If you use new muscles they are going to be stiff. You just don't want to tear something else up in your back. If you can still get in the pool you might just try some walking and gentle stretching for a few days before trying the aerobics class again. Slow and steady wins the race!
SF

More people will die from hit-or-miss eating than from hit-and-run driving.
- Duncan Hines, food critic
If you can't be a good example, you'll just have to serve as a horrible warning. Gwen Goodnight (Jennifer Crusie)


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9/16/09 2:31 P

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Welcome to new member RCLARK73! A new international member! Glad to have you aboard but not glad that you are having back pain. Thanks for introducing yourself (check out Hi everyone 213). I see you have already had some responses and hopefully more will chime in. Again you might want to check out the articles on the Links tab near the top third of the team page - where it has New, Announcements, Photos, Links, Blogs.

And as always you can ask questions or make comments to get everyone's attention...
SF

More people will die from hit-or-miss eating than from hit-and-run driving.
- Duncan Hines, food critic
If you can't be a good example, you'll just have to serve as a horrible warning. Gwen Goodnight (Jennifer Crusie)


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9/8/09 12:00 P

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Welcome to new member LYNNEBEE! I checked out your spark page but it looks like you are still getting started (it took me 14 months to get my spark page up emoticon ). We'd love to get to know you better so if you would introduce yourself somewhere on the topics or start your own new topic. All of the articles on back problems and a few others I thought were helpful are listed under the Links tab near the top of the team page. If you can't find something just post your questions. We'll do our best to help you find the answers.
SF

More people will die from hit-or-miss eating than from hit-and-run driving.
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If you can't be a good example, you'll just have to serve as a horrible warning. Gwen Goodnight (Jennifer Crusie)


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Welcome to new team member SPANKY161. This team has been kind of quiet this past week or so (is it that end-of-summer-getting-back-to-school time????). But we're a friendly bunch and want to support anyone that struggles with back pain and exercise. We'd love to get to know you better so if you feel comfortable please introduce yourself somewhere on the topic boards. The more we post the better we stay focused.
SF

More people will die from hit-or-miss eating than from hit-and-run driving.
- Duncan Hines, food critic
If you can't be a good example, you'll just have to serve as a horrible warning. Gwen Goodnight (Jennifer Crusie)


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8/24/09 1:52 P

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Hey everyone! I just realized that on Friday I intended to welcome PRI6909 as a new member and neglected to put her name in the welcome... (Welcome to our second new member of the Day! And a Canadian! (I am a Canadian living in the deep south and my sister is a co-leader of the team Calling All Canadians)). Sorry about that.

Over the weekend TRILLIANTOO and REINEDUCIEL (Queen of Heaven!)joined our team and so a warm welcome to them as well. PRI6909 introduced herself and her back problems over the weekend and we would invite the new members to do the same. You might want to check out the links tab to see the listing of all the articles on Spark People that have something to do with back issues. If you know of other web site that have good info you can post that as well.

Hope to see you posting...
SF

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If you can't be a good example, you'll just have to serve as a horrible warning. Gwen Goodnight (Jennifer Crusie)


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8/20/09 6:47 P

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Welcome to our second new member of the Day! And a Canadian! (I am a Canadian living in the deep south and my sister is a co-leader of the team Calling All Canadians). We have several team members from Canada and many other countries as well as the US. I couldn't tell from your page if your back problem is recent or your latest pain is from an ongoing problem. So if you feel comfortable with it we'd love to know more about you and your back problems. That way we can at least empathize and maybe even have some good pointers for you. (Ice versus heat, how much and when are always good for discussion!).
SF

More people will die from hit-or-miss eating than from hit-and-run driving.
- Duncan Hines, food critic
If you can't be a good example, you'll just have to serve as a horrible warning. Gwen Goodnight (Jennifer Crusie)


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Welcome to new member and new Sparker WANNABEFIT_065. To get to know her better check out "Anybody out there with Back Pain topic above...

Kudos for jumping right in and posting already. It took me a year before I got my web page up and started posting, etc. You will meet great people all over the world on the various boards and teams.

This team is one that understands the pain and frustration that comes from chronic back pain. So a good place to vent and a good place to get pointers on how to make progress despite your restrictions. Let us know what we can do to support you.
SF

More people will die from hit-or-miss eating than from hit-and-run driving.
- Duncan Hines, food critic
If you can't be a good example, you'll just have to serve as a horrible warning. Gwen Goodnight (Jennifer Crusie)


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8/18/09 4:30 P

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Welcome to new member BLESSED_COG. There is lots of great information available on this team. If you look at the team page where it lists Blogs, Announcements, Links and click on the the Links tabs it will take you to all the Spark People articles that have something to do with back problems and various exercises, etc.

As a new member to Spark People I would like to remind you that take things slowly as you start out. There are a lot of things here and it is easy to get overwhelmed. So we would rather have you stay around for the long haul than get burned out by trying to do too much too soon.

We'd love to get to know you better, so please feel free to introduce yourself or ask a question. Let us know what we can do to support you.
SF

More people will die from hit-or-miss eating than from hit-and-run driving.
- Duncan Hines, food critic
If you can't be a good example, you'll just have to serve as a horrible warning. Gwen Goodnight (Jennifer Crusie)


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A great big (belated) welcome to RUNTODAY1, HEILS5, ABURGIN and BLUEJEDI. I see that a couple of you are runners which always amazes me. I haven't been able to run since starting my back problems 8 years ago - although my knees may have something to do with that...

Sorry I was slow to welcome you - I just got through with my birthday weekend - got taken out to eat 3 times plus cupcakes at work but managed to only gain 1 pound by the time this morning rolled around. So that was a relief.

This is a friendly team that is very supportive of everyone that suffers from back pain. We are from all walks of life and have many different causes of our pain but we all UNDERSTAND. You might want to read through older posts - lots of great pointers in there - or start a new topic of discussion. This team is only as good as the members that are actively posting.

So hope to see you on the boards.
SF



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Well I've been neglecting our team for the past week. Post-vacation catching up, getting a high schooler back to to school (what is with these schools starting back Aug 6th!!!!)and being busy at work.

So a belated but hearty welcome to COOKIES_MOM, SPRSTR13 (I'm impressed that you are able to run despite your back pain) and PHANTOMSDREAM (thanks for introducing yourself and posting on boards). If you can't find what you are looking for in topics, please start one. If you check under the Links tabs you will find all the articles I could find on Spark People pertaining to back problems.

Let us know what we can do to support you.
SF

More people will die from hit-or-miss eating than from hit-and-run driving.
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If you can't be a good example, you'll just have to serve as a horrible warning. Gwen Goodnight (Jennifer Crusie)


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Welcome to new members GIRL_GALLUS, PAISLEY_CAT, CATOUNETTE and MRSKEMP12. Thanks to MRSKEMP12 for introducing herself - emoticon - I hate hearing about people so young with severe back problems but we are glad that you have found this team. Everyone here really DOES understand the challenges of exercising with a bad back. Plus you have the double whammy of a toddler - guaranteed to keep your back pain stirred up.

This is your team so look around, post questions and post comments. We'd love to hear from you.
SF

More people will die from hit-or-miss eating than from hit-and-run driving.
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If you can't be a good example, you'll just have to serve as a horrible warning. Gwen Goodnight (Jennifer Crusie)


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Welcome to new member HOLLYD10. It doesn't look like you have a spark page yet, so please leave a comment to let us know about you - we'd love to get to know you better. We have a lot of friendly members that are quick to offer comfort and and advice and have a laugh or two upon occasion. We look forward to hearing from you.
SF

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If you can't be a good example, you'll just have to serve as a horrible warning. Gwen Goodnight (Jennifer Crusie)


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Welcome to new member TRY2CHANGE and one from not too far (from me) in Mississippi. New to SparkPeople and already signed on to many teams. Please let us know your back problems by introducing yourself on the list. Posts are always welcome. As a new member you may have trouble finding your way around so please ask questions. Hope to hear from you.
SF

More people will die from hit-or-miss eating than from hit-and-run driving.
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If you can't be a good example, you'll just have to serve as a horrible warning. Gwen Goodnight (Jennifer Crusie)


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And the new members keep rolling in....Yeah! Welcome to FAYE45. Thank you so much for introducing yourself and getting a good discussion on sciatica going. I see you are also a member of Calling All Canadians....interesting because my sister is one of the co-leaders (PRINGLE)!

It is often worthwhile to go back through some of the older topics - I know there was a long discussion on the many different medications that doctors give people with back pain - under General Discussions.
SF

PS - And kudos to all those that joined the sciatica discussion!

More people will die from hit-or-miss eating than from hit-and-run driving.
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If you can't be a good example, you'll just have to serve as a horrible warning. Gwen Goodnight (Jennifer Crusie)


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The last month or two have been quieter but this week it seems things are picking up. Welcome to new member JRSWHIMSY. Our third new member this week and in the past two days. WooHoo!

This is a friendly team that is always willing to lend an ear, a shoulder to cry on and suggestions on how to deal with back pain/problems. We'd love it if you feel inclined to introduce yourself somewhere on one of the topics. Also please make comments and ask questions. The more we post, the better the team.
SF

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If you can't be a good example, you'll just have to serve as a horrible warning. Gwen Goodnight (Jennifer Crusie)


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This must be a red letter day for the team! We have another new member! So welcome to GIRANIMAL. You are not showing up on our member board so it appears to be another cybermystery. We hope you will introduce yourself here on one of the topics. This is a friendly bunch that have all experienced back pain of one kind or another. Ask questions, post suggestions, etc. This is your team.
SF

More people will die from hit-or-miss eating than from hit-and-run driving.
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If you can't be a good example, you'll just have to serve as a horrible warning. Gwen Goodnight (Jennifer Crusie)


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Welcome to new member LORIGOOD243. I see you are new to SparkPeople as well as being new to our team. It can be hard to find your way around so if you have questions just post them.

I have collected most of the articles that deal with backs and back problems. If you look on the team page where the blogs are posted you will see a heading called Links. Click on that link and all the articles will come up.

Let us know what we can do to support you as you reach for your goals.
SF

More people will die from hit-or-miss eating than from hit-and-run driving.
- Duncan Hines, food critic
If you can't be a good example, you'll just have to serve as a horrible warning. Gwen Goodnight (Jennifer Crusie)


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Welcome to new member GINAEVENSTAR - a new international member - so halloooo across the pond! We have several others - Belgium, Australia, Egypt, Canada...

Sorry to read about your slipped discs. It looks like you have been making steady progress. But listen to your back because to push it too hard too fast only leads to trouble. Do you know what set it off?

You might be interested to introduce yourself on one of the topics or ask any questions that you might have. That's the best way to keep the team active and get to know your team members.
SF

More people will die from hit-or-miss eating than from hit-and-run driving.
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If you can't be a good example, you'll just have to serve as a horrible warning. Gwen Goodnight (Jennifer Crusie)


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Welcome to new member MISSHEATHERLEA. We'd love to get to know you better so please consider introducing yourself on one of the topics here...

There's lots of good people on this team that struggle daily with back pain. So we all know what it is like and we can either sympathize or give pointers that may help everyone. Post questions, post comments, it's all good!
SF

More people will die from hit-or-miss eating than from hit-and-run driving.
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If you can't be a good example, you'll just have to serve as a horrible warning. Gwen Goodnight (Jennifer Crusie)


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Welcome to new members AGELESSWONDER and WLSGINI. And thanks to AGELESSWONDER for posting already (and yes walking the dogs does count!!). There's lots of good information and support available on this team. Check out some of our older topics and the Links tab at the top part of this team page. Please introduce yourself somewhere on one of the topics because we'd like to get to know you better.
SF

More people will die from hit-or-miss eating than from hit-and-run driving.
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If you can't be a good example, you'll just have to serve as a horrible warning. Gwen Goodnight (Jennifer Crusie)


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Welcome to new member MYBLUESTAR. This is a friendly team that supports each other as we deal with back pain in living our daily lives and in trying to live healthier lives. Exercise for us is a challenge but it can be done! Starting easy and building up slowly, slowly is the way it can get done. Please introduce yourself somewhere on the topics. We'd love to get to know you better.
SF

More people will die from hit-or-miss eating than from hit-and-run driving.
- Duncan Hines, food critic
If you can't be a good example, you'll just have to serve as a horrible warning. Gwen Goodnight (Jennifer Crusie)


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Welcome to new member SHERA36. We would like to get to know you better so I would encourage you to introduce yourself somewhere on one of the topics on this team. Everyone on this team suffers from various back problems but we all understand how debilitating back pain can be. There are lots of good suggestions on many of our current and older topics if you have time to read through them.
Welcome aboard and hope to hear from you soon!
SF

More people will die from hit-or-miss eating than from hit-and-run driving.
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If you can't be a good example, you'll just have to serve as a horrible warning. Gwen Goodnight (Jennifer Crusie)


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Glad to be back and sorry to leave my family for another year....

Yesterday I mentioned having new members check out the Team Favorites. To my surprise, when I tried to look at them for a particular article they weren't where they used to be. I didn't realize that Spark People has changed where they keep the team favorite articles. At the top of the team page there is a section that has headings: New, Announcements, Photos, Links and Blogs. If you click on the Links it will show all the articles, etc. that I have tagged with this team. So for those out there that couldn't find Team Favorites you can check them out now! Just remember that when starting exercises you need to start at a low level and increase very gradually - as they say Baby Steps, Baby Steps. Overdoing exercises in your enthusiasm can cause you pain and injury especially when you have back problems.

Enjoy!
SF

More people will die from hit-or-miss eating than from hit-and-run driving.
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If you can't be a good example, you'll just have to serve as a horrible warning. Gwen Goodnight (Jennifer Crusie)


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Welcome home SF!! Missed ya.

We don't stop playing because we grow old;
we grow old because we stop playing.
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Welcome to new team members JJABMOM4 and FIREFLYDANCER. Thank you to JJABMOM4 for introducing yourself and ANGELGAL for welcoming her. What a great team we have! Even when we are being quieter than usual. I've been on vacation and am finally getting through my e-mails which is why this welcome is late. There are a lot of great resources on this team...check out team favorites and read through some of our older topics for lots of personal advice. Anything that works on your core muscles (abdominal especially) are important to start with. Post any questions you might have, someone will offer input and usually several will have their say.
SF

PS - I had twin girls 23 years ago and had to do 6 weeks bedrest. My back was never as strong after that, even before i was diagnosed with spondylolithesis and had an L4-L5 fusion. And 2 year olds are always wanting to be picked up which is just more wear and tear on your back. Hang in there...it gets better.

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Hi there Ghine! Glad you found us and have revived your interest in Spark. Stick with it... you're doing good for your back as well as your ego and the rest of your health!
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Hello fellow back sufferers. My name is Amber but I go by my nickname Ghine. Several years back I was a part of Spark People but didn't make it long. I probably quit when I became pregnant with the twins! So I have a 6 year old & two 2 year olds now. I've suffered from back pain ever since I threw my back out when I was 12 ... tried to move my brother's way to heavy weights to put my lighter weights on the barbell :( That was when I was 12 and I've been able to manage that pain all my life. However, about 9 months after I had the twins, my back just gave up or something. The pain is in a whole new category & motrin wasn't cutting it! I've been to many doctors, through many, many procedures, living on pain medication, and in the end, diagnosed with Lumbar Spondylosis ... the majority of the pain appears to come from Facet Arthritis & Degenerative Disc Disease.

So I've struggled alot since dealing with the pain and every day chaotic life. I need this group to help along the way.

Thanks for being here!
Ghine

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Hey! I just got a notification that DEBBYANNE1 just joined our team. What a coincidence as I just welcomed a new member DEBBYANNE! Both of you are welcome and we hope you find the support you need to move forward in the face of back pain. Thanks for indroducing yourself DEBBYANNE1 and thanks to other members for replying and making her feel welcome!
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