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5/1/13 11:16 A

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Hi All--It's a new month, so please read the previous messages here but then post in our May chat room!!

Happy Spring!!
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4/30/13 10:48 P

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When does Spring usually stop in Edmonton? Glad your eye appointment went well. Julia I envey you being able to do pool exercising. Not a possibility for me, and I would never use a community here in Chicago if I could get into a pool. But I used to exercise in the pool and then cool off in the Jacuzzi. I didn't get stiff or sore then. Sometimes I wish I had one of those new step in tub/showers where you can turn on the water jets. It would be so terrific!

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Well it snowed again this morning but now the sun is shining and there is no snow left on the ground - well very little. We are supposed to get into the 70s this weekend. I am looking forward to that. Eye appointment was great thanks for asking

Great going on the treading water...I can only wish I could tread that long

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4/30/13 11:41 A

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emoticon today I'm soaking up some vitamin D on my back porch. I am grateful I do not have your weather Angela. It is 69 now and predicted to go higher. I had a great pool session. There were 4 of us in this little pool, but I was able to be in the 6 foot deep part and tread water for 50 minutes. I will be able to log that on the fitness site with pride.
Come on Summer.
I hope the eye doctor appt went well.
Take care everyone. Sincerely, Julia

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Well well what a surprise...it is snowing today and blowing real hard...sigh. I hope we did not miss summer and are back to winter. What a mess. I had to go to my eye doctor and was just about blown away. It is supposed to be better by Wednesday so I have my fingers crossed.

The Mahi Mahi sounds delicious and fresh strawberries..yummy

Hope everyone else is having a great day

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4/29/13 8:05 P

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emoticon all around.
I had Mahi Mahi with asparagus. I finished with fresh strawberries. emoticon
Enjoy the evening everyone.
I love your attitude Angela. emoticon & emoticon .
Diana, I sure hope your body feels better soon emoticon

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Hi all,
Glad to hear everyone is moving. I have had some trouble with that. Don't know if it is the weather or a flare or what, but pain meds have not been doing as well as normal. So I have been struggling. Can't wait until spring gets here and some sunshine drops in!

Did see my niece this weekend - that was nice. Visited her on campus-it's been 30 years since I did a summer program on the same campus-boy, have things changed!

A good weekend even if the pain control has been difficult. Have a good week everyone! Diana

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I love this team and I love Sparkpeople. It has taken a while but I am finally on the right track...not to say I won't fall again but I am sure it will be much easier to pick myself back up. So glad everyone is doing so well.

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4/28/13 6:38 P

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emoticon I love it when we can share our improvements. It shares so much hope. The progress you shared is significant. I can so relate to the gait of the walk. I'm experiencing improvement with that also. My fear is lowering too.
I don't know how to describe the robots. I will ask DD to help me put together an accurate summary for you. Take care Kacey.

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4/28/13 5:47 P

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That does sound emoticon ! That's better than 54 other people did! What sort of robotics did she compete with?
I agree with you I think SP has so much helped me. I walked the equivalent steps of 2 blocks today and thats for the first time in 10 years! And I finished a 52 minute chair dancing tape which I could barely use when I started. I have a great deal less pain in my joints and a much freer range of movement. I walk actual steps now, short but actual, instead of the unbalanced sort of stumbly shuffle I did. Its only when I take the time to stop and look back at where I've come from without getting down on myself that I am not doing more that I can see the changes and feel the lifting of a depression that I've been in for like 30 years about my weight and myself.

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4/28/13 4:35 P

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Good morning Kacey. DDs team didn't make it into the finals, but ended up ranked 47th out of 100 in there division. I think there were 4 divisions that competed for the world title. It was a great experience. We are so fortunate that she is involve in such a neat program. She talked to all kinds of college and military representatives. NASA had a cool display with (I think mockup) Mars rover. This rover was bigger than I thought it would be. Standing with her and listening to the discussions she was having with various people from other teams was emoticon ! These kids compete against one another, yet also come into alliances, as well as just love to share knowledge and enthusiasm for math and science, all while properly wearing their safety glasses emoticon . I just love it. The kids dress up too. I mean, some more than others, all showing team spirit.
I was so grateful (still am) to be able to get there under the power of my own two legs. This PT is really paying off as well as the healthy food I'm consuming. Eating enough is as important as not eating too much I'm finding out. The trackers are helping me stay in line in many ways. emoticon and I love this team.
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4/27/13 7:03 P

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So? How did the DD's team do in the competition? What sort of robot(s) did they build?

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4/27/13 6:56 P

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Hi everyone. It's emoticon and cool today but I'm doing better than ok emoticon . My dd robotic team competed in world today in St. Louis, Mo and my DH and I went. I walked and stood and sat and walked so more. This was such a big deal I want to emoticon !
I'm going to relax tonight and do my PT exercises while watching hockey on TV.
Enjoy the weekend everyone.

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4/27/13 5:50 P

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Taso what sort of work do you do that keeps you inside on the weekend? Maybe you'll be off tomorrow and have some sunshine?

Angela, I am glad to hear that things are settling down for you. What tests did you have? emoticon on the good results.

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Happy day today...got my test results and I am doing great. House cleaning day today and then grocery shopping. Was warm yesterday and I hope it will remain today.

Have a great day all

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4/27/13 11:29 A

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It's the weekend! I'm working today but the day is GORGEOUS! I can't enjoy it but you all can! Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!

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4/26/13 10:45 P

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Enjoy this weekend everyone. Nola I'm glad you are being helped.

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emoticon Nola! gentle emoticon

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Ablation is done and I am feeling better. I have the left side scheduled for 9th of May.

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4/25/13 10:50 P

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emoticon everyone. Popping in to read and stay caught up. Everyone sounds positive. Weather here is helping my body feel better today. I'm enjoying myself emoticon

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4/25/13 3:48 P

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emoticon Angela! Go for it!

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Love the idea...I will do that tonight

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4/25/13 1:41 A

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We have a two week challenge on another team to move our arms or legs during the commercials when we watch tv. That is a suprising help. I do leg raises and shoulder height bicep curls and its amazing how much exercise that sneaks in. And I'm finding that doing that after I've cooled down from working out and getting achy seems to relieve some of the soreness. I guess its worth a few sore body days to gain the burned calories and the relief from pain , but its much different from the pain I just had when I overdid and inflammed the nerves and spine in my back! Now that hurt!

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IKACEY, that's awesome! That's what I've found too, the littlest effort pays off in a big way down the road. I was given more excercises from the PT and my legs are feeling sore! Hope it doesn't flare things up worse. Just going to see how it goes. It really feels good to be moving again! And warmer weather helps us all!

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Julia all those core minutes are from baby steps too. I started off unable to keep up with a simple seated work out for 11 minutes then I got strong enough to follow the workout but I am still not able to all the coach does in as good a form as she does it in. But now I put in double minutes so its helping me. Not just to burn calories, but my posture when I'm not working is improving too. I stand up straighter and don't slouch as much as I did and keep my abs pulled in more. No miracles here though, I am unable to stand completely straight and I've slouched for so long that it actually hurts to straighten out for too long. Plus I've had too much surgery where the muscles of my stomach don't function like they should and the extra weight I'm carrying in front pulls down on my back and hips and doesn't seem to get much better as I exercise. But the core workouts are helping me have less back pain.

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Thanks for the info Sandra. That sounds like a wonderful treatment option. A whole year of pain relief is a miracle in my book.
Hang in there Angela and I hope you get some much needed sleep/rest.
Nola, I hope you are continuing to heal and get stronger.
Kacey, all theses fitness minutes paying off for core strength. Glad to hear it. I am amazed at how far I have to go, but also happy how far I have come. Baby steps are key for me or I re-aggravate things .... Fine line.
Enjoy your evening everyone. Sincerely, Julia

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Sorry your days have been bad Angela emoticon Hopefully you will be back to normal soon. How did the poor dog get locked in the room?

Sylvia told me when I joined that core exercise would help my back pain. Wow was she right. At first it really made the aches worse and I thought "Should I keep doing this?" But then I did and now I notice that my back muscles are much stronger as are my abs which were'nt doing their jobs before and I have so much less daily pain! Of course weather still gets at all my joints but thats another story....

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sorry I cannot look through to see what everyone is up to...bad couple of days - you will need to read my blog to understand why. I hope everyone else has a great day

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Sorry you have been concerned Nola. You should ask your doctor any questions you have concerning any of your treatment. Mine have always been very good about explaining things to me and have gotten used to my curiostiy. Hopefully you will not have discomfort during the procedure and have good pain control. Constant pain really drags a person down. We're here if you need us.
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THANKS for the information on the procedure. I have been very concerned but feeling better now about what is to come. I am so tired of health issues and ready for some relief. I will keep you in my thoughts.

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Thank you for the description ThinTwin2 of the surgical procedure. I was thinking of how they did the burning out of pre cancerous cells in my stomach recently and that was amazingly painful for about three weeks. Its fine now but what I can tolerate to eat is still somewhat touchy. I could take ibuprofen before for arthritic pain relief on the not so bad days but now the doctor says I have to be very careful about my stomach. I've never had a bite of ripe banana double me over and make me almost throw up before, for example. But this procedure sounds like a very good thing after all. I know when I herniated a disc in my back they used sonic massage to help it pop back in without surgery!

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Burning the nerve endings using radiofrequency is not as awful as it sounds. I've had it done and received a full year of pain relief. The downside is that the nerve endings regrow and the pain does return. But by burning the nerve endings, the pain signal cannot get through. The procedure was not any more uncomfortable for me than regular injections and this does not introduce any drugs into the body. I wish my doctor had done this procedure first and skipped the steroids.

I have been receiving physical therapy and having wonderful results! Wish I had gone this route before the injections. I'm regaining strength and finding I can do things so much easier again and have less pain. I just feel better mentally too.

I really hate the new fitness tracker on here, I loved the old one where I could just type in the excercise and the minutes. At first they gave us a choice to use the old or the new but tonight I had to use the new one. It has nice features but not what I will use. Wish I could have kept the old way. Sometimes new and improved isn't!

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Angela, I hope your neck feels better soon.
Nola, you are in my thoughts and prayers. I have not heard of that procedure either.
Ikacey, you keep caring for yourself as well. Be gentle during workouts as we navigate the effects of this changing weather on our aches and pains. Wishing everyone sunshine in their hearts.

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Enjoy the rest of the weekend. My DH took me veggie shopping at Aldi's today. I picked up some carrots, celery and mushrooms.
I had pinto beans mixed into steel cut oats for breakfast this morning. I enjoyed them so much I had a serving for lunch too. I made a batch of five servings so I have three remaining. It is a very filling meal.
I have also been enjoying pineapple smoothies made with Greek yogurt and almond milk.
Happy weekend. Enjoy every moment.

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Wow weekend almost over and back to work. I must have slept funny last night because I have a crook in my neck. It is quite sore.

I have never heard of burning the nerves either...I can see why that would just take everything out of you though. Hope you get better real soon

Hope everyone had a great Sunday

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Nola what do you mean burn the nerves in your back? You mean to kill them off completely? Why? You have been through a lot and I can see why you would be worn out and just plumb had too much of it! emoticon emoticon
How is your base list of things safe to eat for your GP coming along?

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I am finally feeling a little stronger after so much to deal with health wise. I go this week for the procedure to burn the nerves in my back to ease the pain. I think that my body is just worn out from everything it is going through.

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Hi All we're at least halfway thru April. How are your plans going for the Month? Have you been able to accomplish your Healthy lifestyle goals.

I have to say I've slipped on my nutritional goals this month, but am not giving up - instead I'm looking at problems encoutered and figuring out how to tweak those and plan next month so I don't have those problems again. The same for my fitness: I found out the hardway that you can really mess up your body if you overtrain and move too quick or not in the right form before you are ready for it.
Life is a dance, we slip one step back but we find our way again and go two steps forward. One victory this month. Although losing weight is a goal, I don't worry about it too much. I've been stuck on a plateau for a couple of months but kicked it into a higher gear food and exercise wise and unstuck to drop 6lbs. Next month is coming so have to get ready for more good life changes.

"Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it"

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"Taking ACTION is the ultimate power of Motivation. Nothing beats it, period."
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"Some people quit due to slow progress, never grasping the fact that.......slow progress.....is progress."




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4/20/13 10:50 P

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Hi, just checking in! I've been so busy these last few weeks with my daughter's wedding plans! But it's coming around! Still have to plan the meal and decorations. I'm getting excited, yet sad as I will miss her so very much!!!!

Hope everyone is having a good weekend so far!!!

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THere is nothing like a good night's sleep.

My phone is not a smart phone. I also don't have a text package so they charge me 10 cents a photo. But I don't do it that often. Glad you got your picture!

We had over two inches of rain this past few days-fortunately I just have a soggy yard, but on the west side of Indiana there is lots of flooding. We were on emergency support for work Friday because the parking lot was flooded. Fortunately, I had my computer and could work from home. Now it is cold again. I can not wait for spring temps to come!

HAve a good week. Diana

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4/20/13 1:17 P

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I did sleep really well last night and am feeling quite refreshed. Doing housework today and not sure what else. Weather is cold but I hear it will warm up by the middle to end of next week. I am really looking forward to that. Maybe I can actually take the dogs outside to walk. Well back at it...have a great day

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4/19/13 11:08 P

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Julia have you tried clicking on our name and pic where we post on this thread? That should take you there. If something is preventing you from getting to our pages post in the main message board forum in the tech/site help thread and let them know, they may have some help there that we don't know about. emoticon

"Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it"

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." Eleanor Roosevelt

"Taking ACTION is the ultimate power of Motivation. Nothing beats it, period."
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"Some people quit due to slow progress, never grasping the fact that.......slow progress.....is progress."




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4/19/13 10:32 P

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I have a smartphone. On the computer I couldn't get to anyone's page, just a short description, but I tried on the smartphone and then I saw the whole page and where to request friendships. I thank you ladies for sticking with me and giving me such detail info to look for. Now I need to use my phone for that stuff. But, I forget, so I might be asking again next time ... Memory. Doctor says its the pain. I think he know because some days my brain works very well. Those are the days the pain is more manageable. Other days I get lost on my way to a friends house I have been to many times. Weird what pain can effect.
Ikacey emoticon . Slowing down is a bummer after you were going so strong. I hope you don't have to go for more imaging.
Enjoy the evening everyone. Sincerely, Julia

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I have to try that. But do you have smartphones to be able to do this. Mine is not. Its just a regular old motorola.

Well I found out what I did that my back is hurting so bad for the last week. The Dr told me I messed up some nerves, and if it doesn't get better in a week, then she wants to send me for an MRI to see if I pinched one or more. Right now she thinks I overexercised for my level of ability and inflamed some nerves and maybe the arthrits in my spine too.

"Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it"

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." Eleanor Roosevelt

"Taking ACTION is the ultimate power of Motivation. Nothing beats it, period."
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"Some people quit due to slow progress, never grasping the fact that.......slow progress.....is progress."




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4/19/13 9:52 P

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That is a great picture...and I also email myself the pictures but I can also remove the card and load them onto my computer

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4/18/13 10:15 P

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emoticon emoticon That is a great picture!

"Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it"

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"Some people quit due to slow progress, never grasping the fact that.......slow progress.....is progress."




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4/18/13 7:46 P

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Diana, I did it emoticon . I now have a picture. emoticon

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Go to the person's Spark Page, toward the bottom you will see their Sp Goodies and a place to click to send that person a goodie. You search the goodies and pick one and a place to write a note opens up, when you are done click on give so and so a Sp G and its done.

"Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it"

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." Eleanor Roosevelt

"Taking ACTION is the ultimate power of Motivation. Nothing beats it, period."
Edgar Ng

"Some people quit due to slow progress, never grasping the fact that.......slow progress.....is progress."




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Hi ladies, thanks for the info Diana. Ill try that. Kacey, wonderful to get your suggests. Now I need to figure out how to send people sparks goodies. I sent myself one as a reward to myself.
Have a great day! Sincerely, Julia

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emoticon Diana, I had no idea you could do that. I wonder if it works if your phone takes pictures but isn't a "smart phone"?

"Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it"

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." Eleanor Roosevelt

"Taking ACTION is the ultimate power of Motivation. Nothing beats it, period."
Edgar Ng

"Some people quit due to slow progress, never grasping the fact that.......slow progress.....is progress."




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I email a picture on my phone to my email address I use on my computer. Then I can save it where ever I want. There's a place on my contacts list for phone #, mobile phone # and then an email.

Hope this helps, Diana

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TLKR 8/16/2010
Spinal Fusion 8/23/2011
Hip Issues 02/23/2014

Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day, saying, "I will try again tomorrow." - Mary Anne Radmacher

When the world says, "Give up,"
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Julia I don't know how to get the picture off of a phone but I think tech support from your phone company would be able to tell you that. I know to get them from a camera you have to have a camera to usb port cable and software program on the computer. If you have the picture printed out and a scanner you can scan them into your computer. I don't know if they would tell you that if you Googled it but worth a try. Its easy once you get it on a computer. You go to profile pictures on your SP page and it gives you a place to upload it from your computer.

About the nutrition/weight loss conundrum. In mho it would be better to do maintenace first. One thing they teach from Sparks coaching lessons is that you need to be able to picture yourself succeeding at your next goal or it won't happen. Maybe you need to take time to get to where you can honestly do that? Plus live a little! You've gotten to where you are by many changes and a long road. Stop and enjoy your victory and the new you! Get comfortable with yourself and see the good parts of you all over, not just about your weight loss. I just read an article on should you do maintenance before you start a diet and they kind of said you have to get yourself mentally ready and deal with any issues you have that would prevent you from being successful on your journey. Good luck with both things hon Its a emoticon choice to take the time to work it out for yourself before going on. emoticon

"Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it"

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." Eleanor Roosevelt

"Taking ACTION is the ultimate power of Motivation. Nothing beats it, period."
Edgar Ng

"Some people quit due to slow progress, never grasping the fact that.......slow progress.....is progress."




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Veggies are multiple one day and scarce the next. I eat a lot of fruit. Way to go on portion control Angela.
Kacey, I'm not sure what to do now. If I should work on maintenance for awhile or try to lose 10 more. I really doubted I would met this goal so I'm in shock. I thought I would go a few days to think on it. I did sign up for the trial of sparks coach. My first assignment was to make a sparkpage. I'm on the grid but don't know how to add photos. My DH took a picture of me at Northwestern University this last weekend. One by a lighthouse. I like that picture but don't know how to get it out of my phone. Well, for right now I'm going to sleep. Good nite everyone :-)

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Angela thats the way to achieve your goals, portion control, allow yourself to eat the food you want, and go for the Freggies emoticon

Julia what are the new goals? From what to what?

"Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it"

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." Eleanor Roosevelt

"Taking ACTION is the ultimate power of Motivation. Nothing beats it, period."
Edgar Ng

"Some people quit due to slow progress, never grasping the fact that.......slow progress.....is progress."




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