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10/10/09 6:13 P

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That's the first thing to do is reach out good for you. We all know what you are going through. Make sure to find teams that meet your needs especially one for your medical concerns it's another way of getting information and support during your journey. Good luck to you.

"Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will."
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10/8/09 4:55 P

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For me the problem has been to understand that it is only me that can change things, and it will not be done if I don΄t do it.

It helps me to visualize where I want to be in a year - and then write down the actions I will have to take to get me there.

best of luck!

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JENNYLYNN45's Photo JENNYLYNN45 SparkPoints: (38,521)
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10/6/09 2:51 A

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Dear Cristeen,
Thankyou for your encouraging words!They really mean alt! I really believe that the 136 BP is what is going to help motivate me. I appreciate all the positive words out here! I will very much put one foot in front of the other.
Thankyou,
Jennifer

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10/4/09 1:07 A

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Hey Jennylynn45, you can do it, honey!

We all have scares like that. I was very recently diagnosed with LPR, which is like acid reflux only instead of heartburn I get a burning sensation in my throat and then my throat SWELLS like I'm having an allergic reaction. Part of the problem is my weight and the fact that I can easily eat like a man if I don't pay attention to what I eat and how I'm eating it. LPR can be very, very serious...and the first time my throat swelled nearly shut, my old friend anxiety kicked in and it was so much worse than it necessarily was. I decided this: these major bumps and scares we face can be used as fuel to fighting this battle with weight. As we become stronger in all ways, our bodies will heal. Things will be ok. Take the fright and anxiety and turn it into something positive, use it to motivate you in the RIGHT ways. You can do it, Jenny! Just keep putting one foot in front of another, don't stop!

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10/3/09 4:51 P

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Great idea JENNYLYNN45. If you want to keep a "running" total, remember you can now do that in your Fitness Tracker. New cool feature. Go to your page and I think you can figure it out. If not, just post a question and someone will help you.
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10/3/09 1:08 P

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A pedometer is a good idea.. emoticon . I'll get one soon...and for fun...track steps I take on the job!

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10/3/09 12:59 P

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emoticon to you Jennifer...thank goodness you did a good deed and found out soon enough that your weight and blood pressure have increased.

If you could spend just 10 minutes at a time on the treadmill; that would help. 30 minutes a day is the recommended about for maintaining weight; more for losing weight. Also, purchase a pedometer and go for 10,000 - 12,000 steps a day.

You can do it...just don't quit!


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JENNYLYNN45's Photo JENNYLYNN45 SparkPoints: (38,521)
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10/3/09 12:35 P

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Dear Members,
I joined Spark back in March. I was 203. I'm now 211. I admit that I haven't hardly used the website. I get busy. Also, my internet usage was "on vacation".
Then, recently, I went to the blood bank to do a platelet donation, something I hadn't done in 2 years.( I was motivated to do the donations again when a very sweet coworker found out she had breast cancer, and had received a platelet donation). Anyway, when they took my blood pressure...it was 136 !!! In the past, it was never higher than 115 ! I looked up on the website what is considered a high BP, (I'm focused on the higher number), and found out that 136 is considered a 'high medium', with 140 being high.
Like so many of us, my life is REAL busy. I'm a single mom of 2 teenagers, I work as a caregiver, and work long (12-17 hours) shifts. I could use a lot of tips on preparing and saving time making healthy food to take with me. I have a YMCA membership, but getting me and the kids there is a challenge. This recent "scare" has made me dust off and bring in the treadmill, with the hopes of fitting in at least 10 minutes of fitness here and there. This challenge of Mindful Eating seems to be right up my ally! I'm always eating on the go, and I like to unwind with TV at the end of the day, and THAT creates eating challenges there. Anyway folks, I'm sorry to have rambled on here...but..I'm reaching out. I've always felt run down, and at my age, if I don't do something..my health could take a real down turn. Thanks for letting me vent and reach out.

Sincerely,
Jennifer

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