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3/22/10 10:26 P

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3/22/10 8:17 P

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Hi amd welcome. We have very nice supportive and motivated people here. Any questions just ask me. Co-Leader Liz

Hi and welcome to the team of Cholesterol Suport. We are proud to add you in our big family. Good luck on your journey to a better you and be healthy. Co-Leader Liz

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3/22/10 3:39 P

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I don't know if I've seen any of your posts, but there are all kinds of tips on how you can help yourself...
You stated that you've read some of the posts, but how many have you gotten involved in? If you don't feel like the answer is there, reword the question. Find a better way to ask, and look closely at the responses.

I've found that for myself, if I'm frustrated that way, I take a second look and often see something I missed. The people are from all walks of life, and have a great deal to offer besides their experiences with cholesterol. Commiseration, encouragement, friendship... It's all about the people, when it comes down to that.

If you have a question, you need to be specific when you ask it... and if the team members don't have an answer that satisfies your need, keep asking. Go to the Start page to the help tab, and ask one of the resident 'experts'. And go to your doctor, your nutritionist, your specialists... it's important to your health and to the team that communication stays open...

Team members may direct you to a doctor, or offer exercises or food combinations that have had an impact on they themselves... but HAPPYONE331 is absolutely right. We can't offer medical advice, only annecdotal information and encouragement... what works for us.

That's what this is about. Sometimes it just takes time to figure out how the whole thing works, and how to deal with your cholesterol issues--because it's different for everyone.

I hope you'll look at things here with a fresh set of eyes, and really get involved in discussions. SP tools and teams are the best gift I ever gave myself!

You are always welcome here!...
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"The real secret of success is enthusiasm..." thanks, Walter P. Chrysler. I believe it. That's what I want in my life--to give my imagination a chance, to live with energy and enthusiasm!
P.S. I looked up enthusiasm, and it says the root words mean God within... interesting...!

Ralph Waldo Emerson said 'Life belongs to the energetic.' But you don't have to be frenetic and hyper--some energy is quiet and steady, like a heartbeat... and that works too! LOL

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3/22/10 3:27 P

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Hi emoticon and welcome emoticon to both Spark People and to the team!

So... just hoping to give you the encouragement to keep investigating Spark People.

Edited by: CAROLYN1ALASKA at: 3/22/2010 (15:29)
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3/22/10 3:07 P

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The purpose, at least as I understand it, of communicating with fellow SparkPeople is for encouragement, support, and understanding, not for medical advice. We're people who "have been there and done that" but are not doctors and are not qualified to give medical advice. What works for one, may not work for another, so you need to be followed by a doctor.

It is easy to think, it is hard to do, but to do what you think, that is the hardest. .......Goethe

Hope is not expensive to have. It is very costly to be without. .....Anne Wilson Schaef

Let your soul stand cool and composed before a million universes.
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3/22/10 2:55 P

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I'm new to Sparkpeople and the team. I've been looking at some of the posts. I don't understand the reason people talk on them it seems that none of their questions get answers. It does me no good to read these questions hoping for help with my cholesterol only to come away with more questions that I read without answers.

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