Looking forward to all of us merging together! I was a member of both, and saw many folks that were members of both too. Now we can combine forces and ideas together to support each other. Welcome to everyone and looking forward to this.
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Fitness Minutes: (140,121) Posts: 11,815 1/21/13 6:28 P
Sounds like a smart idea to me! I don't post much on the teams I belong to, but I do read. And I do Blog just about every day here! When I first joined here, I signed up for MANY teams -- too many to keep up with, lol. I will try to be more active here; am very glad there *is* a Team for us!
So for me, the merge won't really have an effect; just one less team to try to keep up with.
"You choose, you live the consequences. Every yes, no and maybe creates the school you call your personal experience." -- Richard Bach
To explain why we had two teams is that a non-SP member called RAChickNiki or something like that started the RA Chicks Fit Club Team to go with her regular blog called RA Chicks - rachicks.com/ and I found it one day when I was looking for a new team to join and it was small (less than 100 people) and it sounded kind of interesting so I joined it but it soon became apparent to me that the leader Niki was never around and that the team was in essence leaderless so I put in a request to SP to become the leader since I have RA and I exercise almost every day, it seemed like a good fit.
But, it's still not very active even with me trying to stir things up with new ideas all the time and poor Cynthia here was struggling on her own so it just seemed like a good idea to merge the two teams especially since between the 3 of us (Ang, Cynthia and me) we all have our strengths and fortunately they're all for different parts of this team's forums.
So, that's the story of why there were 2 and why we've decided it's better to be one. I'm happy to be back and I'm happy that I don't have to do it alone.
Joanna from Dundas, Ontario
Leader of the Living With Rheumatoid Autoimmune Disease Team
THIS sounds like a good idea. Since I am already subscribed to both teams, the merger won't affect me much, but I wondered why we needed 2 teams so similar. I look forward to the integration.
"Mountains DO move...One stone at a time." ~Rick Beneteau Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. - John Wooden, Hall of Fame college basketball coach With exercise, doing some is always better than doing none. - Spark article MAKE THE BEST FOOD CHOICES YOU CAN TODAY - and then, try it again tomorrow!- Dr. John La Puma, M.D.
current weight: 243.5
Fitness Minutes: (62,003) Posts: 2,964 1/18/13 4:56 P
and MIAMIRN! So glad you are here, but hate that you have RA. We all draw the short stick sometimes, and we definitely did with the RA diagnosis!
We are in the midst of combining another team into this one, so I am happy to have you here at the start of it. There is a wealth of information available from some truly awesome people, so that you for introducing yourself to the team!
So welcome and enjoy! If you have questions, you can always reach out and send a SparkMail, or stop by my SparkPage at the link below. We can do this together, with encouragement and support from others, and SparkPeople has really great resources for any kind of workout or condition.
Keep moving forward and fight the good fight!
Welcome, Welcome, Welcome, and Enjoy! Angela www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=ANGRIT TER Sparker since 06/18/12 Co-leader of Living with RAD Team
Angela, Sparking since 6/18/2012 Jacksonville, FL *Keep moving forward! Ask for Peace, Believe in Love, & Give Understanding!
I am new to RA. I'm only 4 months old or should I say long.Lol. And I'm relatively new to SparkPeople, too, so this merger really won't affect me much. The more the merrier, I say So you want me to tell you a bit about myself. You're sure about that? Lol Well, here goes: I would say I'm a good person.I'm compassionate and I love my fellow man dearly. I am religious, but don't push it on people. I worked as a pediatric RN for 30 years until my back wore out so I had to change my profession.. I adore children and have worked with them all my life. So now I'm teaching children how to swim. It's a blast and great exercise. I am a special grandmother because my grandson has high functioning Autism. It' runs in the family, my son does also. You don't have to feel bad for me, because I don't. We all have our trials and this is mine. I take it in stride and do the very best I can. I actually consider myself blessed. Being a mother and grandmother to children with disabilities have a very humbling effect. I'm also sweet and funny, at least some think so;) I'm very stubborn, which seems to work in my favor, because I refuse to give up when things are difficult.It took me a long while to get some moderation in my personal life, but I actually did. I've been trying to loose weight and get healthy and beautiful for a couple of years. Ten years ago I used to be thin and gorgeous. It's fortunate my self image isn't so damaged.. When look in the mirror it's always surprise how big I am. It's only been in the last few months that I've gotten really upset at my largeness. The doctor said I'm obese and pre-diabetic and I better take care of it and he's right. I feel like you could roll me down the street I'm that round. Lol. I've been in SparkPeople on and off (mostly off) since last May of 2011. I keep quitting and then start up again. I believe this time will be just about it. I'm tired of quitting. I want to do something big about myself. I like this place a lot! I think this place is truly, truly great. I can't say enough about all the support there is here, the meal plans are delicious and flexible ,in terms of choices, and there is so much going on here. I really get hooked on the motivational videos :) That is what brought me back this time. Those darned videos. They just suck you in! Lol.
It is very nice to meet you and I hope to chat with you soon.
You have a great night.
I am Elona from Calamba, Philippines
Never, never give up! Never give in, never give in, never; never; never; never give in nothing, great or small, large or petty. Never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.-Winston Churchill
-- Your beliefs become your thoughts, Your thoughts become your words, Your words become your actions, Your actions become your habits, Your habits become your values, Your values become your destiny -Mahatma Ghandi
our beloved BKWERM and ANGRITTER have been co leading a team called RA Healthy Chicks however we all felt that it was redundant to have two teams so close in purpose...And since I've been struggling (obviously) in the leadership department of this team we've arrived at the happy solution of a merger. Those team members will be joining us here and that team will be dissolved. And the best part is that Joanna and Angela will be stepping in along with me as team leaders. So now, we are one big happy family!!!! I'm so so excited by this change. It will mean once more having challenges and people tallying the weight and exercise...Things that I couldn't keep up with. So fasten your seat belts ====we're off for an exciting ride!! And as a note to those of you who are joining this team maybe for the first time who had been one of the RA Chicks...Please comment on this thread or in the introduction thread and let us know who you are and a little about you. a BIG team welcome out to all of you!
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