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10/21/13 4:44 P

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Check out the Lowering Salt Intake spark team. Browse the forum posts there for low salt foods, recipes, and other suggestions. Here are a couple links to get you started.

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10/16/13 11:46 A

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Hi and welcome. It can take a while for things to start happening. The best thing to do is to stick to it while analyzing your plan then tweaking that plan until you get the result you want. Look at your nutritional report at the end of each day and see where the greatest intake of calories is happening. Then try to do some substitutions. Everyone's different and we each have to personalize our approach to weight loss/fitness. For exercise, if you take one step today and two steps tomorrow and three steps the next day, how many steps will you be taking each day in a year's time? That's how exercise works - one step at a time.

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10/15/13 4:59 P

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10/15/13 12:46 P

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Hi Wayne,

You and your wife are in a great community here!!! Stay here and you will get the help you need!!! I received a bad report from the doctors a few months ago, they told me if I don't lose 100 lbs in a year I have two years to live.

I am on here daily and have joined many groups for support because I felt lost just like you. I so far have lost 17 lbs and am encouraged daily. Remember to just take baby steps, don't try to do everything at once. When you fail get back up on the horse and take a good look at what you might be able to change.

Sometimes it just might be cutting something out of your diet and the food tracker is a great tool I use daily. It gives you suggestions after you have input all your daily food you have eaten and tells you what you might be lacking or what you might be overdoing.

Also make a commitment to just move daily, doing something a little at a time and daily add on something else. I started out not being able to get up from my bed to the bathroom without running out of breath. I can now walk 200 steps. My husband walks me around our backyard and encourages me. Encourage each other to just get up and move!!!

I also am on blood pressure meds, hopefully someday I will be able to get off of them!!!

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10/15/13 12:14 P

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I am new in this healthy hearts group just a little about me I am 56 and have chronic copd and was in hospital last week and they put me on a heart healthy diet and the doctor wants me to stay on won and keep exercising and cut down on the salt intake my wife and I cook using a lot of the heart healthy recipes in spark people and we try to go to the gym at least 3 times a week but we both are struggling seems that our carorie count and what we burn don't help our intake is more than we burn don't know what to do feel lost and frustrated not getting any where need seguestions to help trying to get healthy (please Help)

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