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2/19/13 6:10 P

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the tutorial video really helped me with this site!

If nothing ever changed,there'd be no butterflies


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3/8/11 5:33 P

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emoticon Here is the welcome mat for newbies! There is lots of help on this team. Take advantage of experiences of others. We love to share! Chris

Today I stop and think before putting anything into my mouth. HALT! Hungry? Angry? Lonely? Tired?
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It feels like I am not moving, but I guess I am. Even turtles eventually move from place to place. chris www.agingcare.com/


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6/19/10 11:09 A

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Welcome aboard, girl! Come 'visit' with us any time!
I myself have some 'hidden' health issues, so I understand a little of how much 'fun' that is, especailly when you have to care a disabled spouse or family member. And I'm 33 (turn 34 in a few weeks) & think I'm starting the peri- meno thing myself.

Yes, I think it is okay if you don't do a whole lot sometimes. Calming down, relaxing, BREATHING, alll very important, especailly for us caregivers....some of us sometimes take on more than we can handle (and sometimes that's what life throwas at us)...yes, stepping back, relaxing, taking things one step at a time, is perfectly fine.
It can be very easy to try to jump into a new healthy eating lifestyle & get overwhelmed. And to get overwhelmed by this wonderful site. If you need to, just make one or two lifestyle changes at a time... work on those for a while, then when you're ready to start working on something else, go for it. And when life gets stressful, you may have to go back to square one for a bit....that's okay, just as long as you don't quit! You can do it!

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6/19/10 1:12 A

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RHALES199, Thank you. I am new with SparkPeople in general and teams in particular. I am feeling overwhelmed to the utmost. I join a team and then drift on to something else.
I hope it is ok to do . . . little of nothing sometimes. Calm down, relax a bit, BREATHE, even.
I may explore teams more than join or start them for awhile.

My husband and I both have brain injury/damage. His is TRAUMATIC while mine is 'just' acquired. emoticon
Since he also has physically visible symptoms (?) and I don't, I am his caregiver. I am trying to NOT be in a co-dependent relationship with him and/or turn it into a non-co-dependent relationship. emoticon
I am fifty-something, retired military, have 'brain syndrome' (VA diagnosis) and suffer from migraines when/if I have a menses flow. I am also peri-menopausal (and have been since I was 34).
Is it ok if I visit every once in awhile?

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4/13/10 12:22 A

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I have to agree. I wouldn't worry so much about earning points. They will accumulate faster than you think anyway.
It is more important to track what you eat and how much you exercise. Other wise, where are you gonna know what needs to change or be adjusted?

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courage does not always roar. sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "i will try again tomorrow." ~mary anne radmacher

Never, for the sake of "peace and quiet," deny your own experience or convictions. ~Dag Hamma

And then the day came, when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. ~Anais Nin


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4/12/10 8:07 A

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Don't worry about the sparkpoints. Tracking food is very important it will help u b ab;e to c where u need 2 improve. Keep paper & pen in the kitchen n write down when u eat so u dont 4get. Then u can just track it all @ 1 time. I usually do it b4 every1 gets up or after every1 lays down

My enemies don't be glad because of my troubles!
I may have fallen, but I will get up;
I may be sitting in the dark, but the Lord is my light
Micah 7:8


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4/11/10 11:28 P

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what advice would you guys give a newteam member who is feeling overhwlemed between tracking food and trying to earn sparkpoints (not to mention being busy as a caregiver)?

I will post my own answer another time, I just wanted to throw this one out thereand ask other's opinions/ advice...

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4/10/10 5:27 P

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Good idea and am happy to help however I can! Bring it on!

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courage does not always roar. sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "i will try again tomorrow." ~mary anne radmacher

Never, for the sake of "peace and quiet," deny your own experience or convictions. ~Dag Hamma

And then the day came, when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. ~Anais Nin


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4/10/10 8:39 A

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great idea

My enemies don't be glad because of my troubles!
I may have fallen, but I will get up;
I may be sitting in the dark, but the Lord is my light
Micah 7:8


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4/10/10 12:23 A

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Sparkpeople can be a very overwhelming place for newbies (it even is sometimes for us old-timers! emoticon )...even moreso for us that are alredy overloaded & overwhelmed with our jobs/ lives as caregivers. I thought it would be a good idea to have a thread where newbies could come ask questions/ get advice and whatnot.


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Leaving 210- ville
LDS Ladies
Love Kids, Just Don't Have Any
One Person, One Dream (pay it Forward)
People w/ Cerebral Palsy
People w/ DIsabilities on Fixed Income
Plantar Fasciitis
Sleep Apnea
South Beach Diet
Tall Ladies
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