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8/8/09 7:53 A

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I don't care for the A-Z thing, I do the Health Day News stuff more often, the Harvard A-Z has too many "weird" things that I don't care about/that don't apply to me (I've read the ones that do). It's too static. I wish they'd change what they cover every 6 months or so. Often it's either too vague in topic, "Obesity" or too specific "Amyloidosis" (whatever that is :-) to be helpful or interesting.

I do like that you only have to read/look at one page and can get the credit instead of having to go through a whole SP article to get to the end to get credit for that :-)

I go to the doctor quarterly now and get blood tests 2-3 times a year, etc. and like that arrangement, feel like I'm a little better cared for. I have nurses that call me every few months too to check on my asthma; they're from my health insurance and a total surprise and really nice, really makes me feel cared for by my insurance, hope President Obama's plans don't mess that up, LOL. They chat with me for 5 minutes, ask me if I have any questions, set a couple goals for the next time they call, remind me they have an 800 number for anytime I have a problem/question, with RN nurses there about 12-15 hours a day to answer, etc.

Edited by: MARGOMCP at: 8/8/2009 (08:01)

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DRAGONS.R.COOL's Photo DRAGONS.R.COOL Posts: 2,145
7/19/09 6:03 P

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""I figure if it hurts or doesn't work, I should go.""

Exactly!! That's how I feel about it too!

My SparkPeople Virtual Walk Challenge: walk from Tampa, Florida to Bellair, Texas (989 miles).
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DENI47's Photo DENI47 Posts: 3,866
7/19/09 5:49 P

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I go in order and actually read the articles. Exceptions: I go out of order if I want info on a particular subject. Also, I generally don't read the "When to call a doctor." I figure if it hurts or doesn't work, I should go.

The only restrictions any of us have in life are those we place on ourselves.


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DRAGONS.R.COOL's Photo DRAGONS.R.COOL Posts: 2,145
7/19/09 5:23 P

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Under the Health tab there is "Health A-Z", how many of the article have you read? Do you pick topics of interest, do you skip around, or do you go in order?
Better yet, do you even read them or just collect the points?

I'll blog my answers....hahahha

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DRAGONS.R.COOL's Photo DRAGONS.R.COOL Posts: 2,145
7/19/09 12:59 A

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I got another one that I like, however I am too tired to share at the moment, hhaahaha. I'' share after lunch!

My SparkPeople Virtual Walk Challenge: walk from Tampa, Florida to Bellair, Texas (989 miles).
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MARGOMCP's Photo MARGOMCP Posts: 8,670
7/18/09 10:44 P

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That's a great topic starter, Dragons. Spinning the wheel, and Deni likes counting her points. They're easy to do and a bit interactive. One feels like one is doing something, getting a rhythm going of some sort which helps with the momentum. Makes me think kind of ball bearings and how they're inside wheels, aren't usually seen but so necessary. Helps gets one reading 3 articles or answering 3 trivia questions (I like the trivia questions at the moment) or posting and huddling on 5 boards, etc.


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DENI47's Photo DENI47 Posts: 3,866
7/15/09 8:00 P

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I like collecting my points. Not that they are redeemable for a trip to the Bahamas or anything, but they help show that I am working towards a goal.

The only restrictions any of us have in life are those we place on ourselves.


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DRAGONS.R.COOL's Photo DRAGONS.R.COOL Posts: 2,145
7/15/09 3:54 P

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Here goes...

What is or has been our biggest motivator to keep us on track?

whether it has been logging our exercise, or our food on sp or just signing in to "spin the wheel"? The last is my personal favorite.
I know I want to make better food choices b-cuz I don't want to log in the bad stuff. So that helps me.

How was that for a topic starter?

My SparkPeople Virtual Walk Challenge: walk from Tampa, Florida to Bellair, Texas (989 miles).
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MARGOMCP's Photo MARGOMCP Posts: 8,670
7/15/09 3:27 P

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Okay, people, we have to get back in the groove and start using this resource for the wonderful tool it is and get this team back teaming it!

I've rearranged some posts and added a few and a new challenge/activities or two but it takes a village to be a team :-)

Person who comes up with the most "creative" new post start (or idea if you just want to throw out ideas here in this thread) this week gets a $10.00 Spark Store Gift Certificate from me!

www.sparkpeoplestore.com/


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