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6/15/09 7:18 P

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Welcome...and yup...getting a Spark Page going is important for better communication. It's a place you can see all your improvement, teams, goodies, etc.

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6/15/09 3:20 P

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Welcome to the Team, I sent you an invite to the Fibro Team, come join us.

Will also be watching for you to get your page up and running so we can come visit, give support and leave goodies. Give us a heads up when it is done, if you need help with it, send me a spark mail and I will send you instructions.

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Water is very important for us. We may, and I do, require more than the 8 glasses a day. The link goes to a water calculator I use to see what I need for my current weight. Mt requirement has dropped 9 ounces due to weight loss. Yipee!

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6/14/09 10:51 P

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Welcome - You have alot of issues - there are people here that have the same thing- search for the teams with the same issues. they will be able to assist you. good Luck to you!!!!!

Stand Steady..... and see it through
---- Jade Dragon -----
Co-Leader of Hood to Coast 2010 Team
Personal Best races
Hillsboro Invitational 5k 25:06
Turkey Trot 4 mile 38:20
Marine Drive 5 mile 47:02
Champoeg Park 10K 54:37
Smith Rock Half 2:14:21

Races coming up
HTC 8/27,28
Best Dam Run 10k 9/25
Victoria Half 10/10

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6/14/09 4:14 P

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Hi and welcome. There is lots of good help here. Do not be afraid to ask. Many of my friends have had good luck with Fibro by going on a high protein diet. Stopping smoking will help to solve a lot of problems and is the hardest thing to do. At first smoking causes you to lose weight because food does not taste as good and you can not digest your food as well as when you were not smoking. Before long your body is asking for more food because it is not getting enough nutrients. The excess goes to fat. Your stomach stretches needing more to fill it and weight piles on. When you quit smoking the food tastes so good and your stomach is stretched.... My solution is to take small bites and chew slowly savoring all of that flavor and resist taking seconds. It takes a couple of weeks to shrink the stomach back to normal. You should know that life insurance statistics show that children of smokers do not live as long as children of nonsmokers. This is true even when the smoking is done outside or away from the children. I wish you great luck on this venture and you can do it. Many others have. Look for a SP buddy in your area.

Chuck in McMinnville with Oregon's best loved main street, in the heart of the wine country, and the home of the Smithsonian of the West - Evergreen Air & Space Museums

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6/14/09 2:07 P

Hi Good luck to you and Welcome to the Team.
There is a lot of advice here in the team, so make the most of it.
Post a lot and make friends it helps.
Hugs Rosalyn

Rosalyn Larson I am so happy to be on Maintenance.
It took 2 years but it was worth it. I am going to keep it in a 5#s range up or down. My Promise is I will never ever do that to myself again-----Rosalyn

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6/14/09 11:48 A

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Welcome to our growing team.

When I began SP I started out first by getting 8 cups of water a day. (water helps ease pain) then gradually I began to walk start slow and build up and then fit good nutrition in there. It's ahrd with young kids at home but you can do it. Best of luck to you. Oh and you might find a walking buddy or take the kids to a local school track or walking trail.

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6/14/09 10:46 A

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i am new here,i need to loose weight,i am 5ft 11 and weigh 225,i have heart probs,ulceres,fibro,and lupus,doc said if i keep on going this way i will not live to see my youngest start kendergarten,i am trying really hard to quit smoking.i need lots of support and friends,oh i have 5 kids also 4 boys age 2,3,5,and7 and 1 girl age 11,thanks for reading and good luck to all..

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