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12/1/12 11:04 P

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I haven't really participated in teams. I do have high cholesterol. Wish Spark had a place to track my cholesterol.

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11/22/12 8:10 A

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haven't visited here in awhile it sounds like everyone is doing great. my lab levels have been good the last two visits. doctor says keep up thegood work. hope everyone has a great thanksgiving day with family and friends. take a moment and remember our military that are serving and away from family this day. we are safer because of them.
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11/19/12 7:49 P

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This week I have reached the 30 pounds lost since joining Spark People. It has taken me 9 months to do it but I am still getting rid of it. My cholesterol levels were perfect according to my last blood work.


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11/19/12 4:57 P

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Lost 6 lbs! Very nice warm day to walk.

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11/19/12 2:21 P

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Hello

Walked 2.8 miles this afternoon, the weather was great. Have a great day.

Teresa Kaye, Thanks for listening.


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11/18/12 10:42 A

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morning everyone have a good day emoticon

EACH TIME I SAY NO TO IMPLUSE EATTING I WILL VISUALIZE FAT MELTING OFF MY BODY


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11/17/12 5:43 P

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Glad to see you are having a better day VAMOMMA1. You must have been in some shape to walk with a 50 lb backpack, gun, etc. The day will come when you will be able to walk that far again. I respond to a challenge too - it's almost like a dare to me.

Have an even better day tomorrow.


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11/17/12 2:42 P

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A mush better day today. Thanks to my husband's challenge I've walked the farthest I've done yet. He challenged me to walk from my apartment to my local pharmacy and back which is a little under a mile. I felt so good after the walk that I gave myself a new goal. Eventually I want to get back to being able t walk as far as I use to march when I was in the Army (without the 50 lb backpack and extra 15 lbs of a gun, the helmet and vest of course).

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11/16/12 12:29 P

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Yesterday I had such a bad day that I was lost and angry all at the same time. My oldest daughter called me from school upset because a boy called her a "crack head". I'm so mad that I so want to kill the parents or at least really lay into them for raising a child who thinks that it's okay to say these type of things. I called the school and all this boy got was a "talking to". My daughter has been so bullied that she has been push too far. She told me that she feels that she isn't wanted at school. I told her that she is wanted by her friends, and that she has more friends than those bullies. I just don't know what else to do. Also, yesterday when I told someone that I had lost 1 lb so far, and instead of encouraging me he told me that it was mostly from losing water weight and that I'd most likely get it back. I know he's right but still it hurt and it made me think, "Why am I doing this then?"

On a lighter note though I did increase my distance on walking yesterday which increased my calorie loss.

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11/15/12 9:19 P

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Today I am doing the happy dance, joyful jig, torrid tango and whoopee waltz... all at once, if you can imagine that... emoticon
Today I went to get the results of my latest blood test. I whooped when I was told my cholosterol level was the best it has been for 10 years. I no longer have to take diabetes medication because the blood sugar A1C was perfect without any medication for the past 3 months. Cholosterol level perfect. Thyroid levels perfect. Then I had my blood pressure checked and it was the best it's been since they have been keeping my files there that was in 2000.

One thing the nurse said it is because of the walking I do plus better eating habits. If I slip back to the old eating habits and no walking I will have to go back on meds. So it's up to me to keep on with Spark People because this is where I'm getting motivation, support, encouragement and help to change me.

Thank you to everyone on this team for all your great info, your wonderful ideas and support for team members.


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11/15/12 9:42 A

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11/12/12 9:36 P

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emoticon emoticon together we all will help. Just jump on a blog or friend a spark buddy and your sure to get through anything. I just love my new Spark Friends all the support + the tips and helpful advice. Lots of articles and news feeds, videos and even recipes. I went to weight watchers for over year and didn't have this much support. And the best thing is it's real people just like you and me. Hang in there and join several teams, its fun. emoticon

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11/12/12 8:46 P

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I just realized that I accidentally put my rounded weight when I first put my info in so I reset my info. But, I am happy to report that I have lost 1 lb in one week! emoticon I talked to my VA dietician today and we set a plan of 1600 calories a day. Man that will be hard.

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11/10/12 5:43 P

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emoticon Us Sparkers have to stick together. And I just got my numbers back there still a little high, but not what they were. So good luck with yours mine are just over 200. I've got a lot of work to do and healthier eating. Just one Spark Day at a time. emoticon

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11/9/12 9:47 P

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Thanks so much for reading and responding on the message board. I blogged abot it and I had even more people say I was correct. Thanks so much for your advice and encouragement HUGS Pat in Maine. emoticon

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11/9/12 9:00 P

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I always have to fast for 12 hours and I just had mine done. I hope this helps. emoticon
I think you should get a second opinion definitly. My Cholesterol has been off the charts for 3 years and now I take 2 pills daily to keep it in check. Sounds like your doing everything right to me. Your Dr. sounds like an old PCP that I had and after getting a second opinion. I would run like hell to find a new Dr. Because that PCP provider I had for 11 years and 9 of those years he missed 2 tumors. A brain tumor the size of a soft ball and a intra uterine tumor that looked liked a octopus. If it had not been for an Oncologist in the same building, seeing me trip over my right foot, stop me and ask me how long had I been walking that way I would have died. That was the diagnosis when that oncologst took me in his office and ran tests on me and sent me straight away to the hospital for a mri. I was terminal and when I finally made it home to tell my husband, I was devasted.

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11/9/12 9:33 A

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I had hope to post my numbers are down since I am eating right and being told I am over exercising. I am trying to find answers here I hope someone can help with a suggestion.
11/8/2012
Today I went to see my Dr and told her I wanted my cholesterol tested. She said go to the lab before you leave. I told her that I always have my cholesterol checked after fasting for 12 hours she said it makes no difference. Is that correct?. I am going to find out what NIH says but I am concerned. I was told over the phone the Dr recommends exercise. Does she listen to me? She should see my Spark fitness minutes I regularly do ST and often walk 4 miles 3 times a week sometimes twice a day. I have lost almost 50 pounds with spark.
Have the guidelines changed or do I look for another Dr.
Pat in Maine.
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Today I was called and told my cholesterol number are up NO numbers given. Drs nurse said I should take fish oil-I DO, they said take NIACiN, I know the flush intimately and she advised me to EXERCISE MORE, I should show her my fitness minutes and miles in a week,

Pat in Maine.
I FEEL Healthier every day with my Spark Tracker.
I will do it slowly I like it that way.
Toodle-ooo! and Toodle- Pip!
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Be mindful that happiness isn't based on possessions, power, or prestige, but on relationships with people we love and respect.

Remember that while money talks, Friendships sing and laugh out loud.


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11/8/12 6:27 P

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emoticon I had a side effect just like that when my doctor started me on Niaspan for cholesterol. Call your doctor immediately. My Dr. changed my medication right away as my face and neck started turning blood red as well. Turned out I had a very bad reaction to that medication. This could be happening to you as well. emoticon Goodluck

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11/6/12 12:22 P

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Two words for your wifes Aunt's husband ''get Lawyer"

Jill "survivor61"
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11/5/12 8:34 A

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Pray for our Nation emoticon and for all Americans emoticon to VOTE as if your life depends upon it because it does!
I heard from a friend last night who shared- in his own words, I gots a better one for you. My darling wife's aunt was just dropped from Medicare. Yup that's correct she is 81 years old in a nursing home in Reno Nevada and Medicare notified the home that she had "not passed" the "5 week improvement assessment". So she is no longer eligible for medicare! Obama care strikes out at seniors.
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11/4/12 7:17 P

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Started on cholesterol medicine in September 2012 and the biggest side effect has been constant sweats. Sweats so bad it's like someone has poured water on my head. Any suggestions for relief?

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11/3/12 5:04 A

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emoticon stay safe and warm--

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11/3/12 4:33 A

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Everyone have a Great month!

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11/2/12 3:32 P

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Happy November everyone.

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