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JACI123 SparkPoints: (83)
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6/30/13 4:32 A

Hello, I'm new here as we'll. I've also had a pacemaker and defribulator put in, 3 weeks ago. Unfortunately my lung collapsed in the process, so I'll have to build up slowly. My heart failure also brought on type 1 diabetes so I have to inject insulin four times a day. However, like you I am determined and it is so good to be spurred on by someone else with similar conditions. Good luck to you and hope we can motivate each other.

DEB2448 Posts: 205,694
5/12/13 1:44 A

Welcome to Spark People. This is a wonderful site full of many useful tools to help you with your weight loss journey. By joining a few teams you will get support and motivation from other members. Good luck in reaching your goals.

IRONBESS Posts: 1,130
5/11/13 10:40 P

emoticon Thanks, everyone.

Edited by: IRONBESS at: 5/11/2013 (22:54)
IRONBESS Posts: 1,130
5/11/13 10:36 P


Edited by: IRONBESS at: 5/11/2013 (22:47)
IRONBESS Posts: 1,130
5/11/13 10:32 P

Oops. Thought I was replying to each person who posted. Should have PM'd. Looks like there's no way to delete my mistakes. Can only edit them, I guess. Chalk it up to newbieness emoticon

Edited by: IRONBESS at: 5/11/2013 (22:49)
0309COOKIE Posts: 8,436
5/11/13 5:35 P

Welcome aboard!


JAMBABY0 Posts: 15,384
5/11/13 3:44 P

Hi and welcome. So glad you are here to make a change! Get familiar with everything and join some teams. Teams are good for motivation, support and accountability. I fried finding teams with your medical issues but I couldn't find any so you might have better luck using the team search bar for teams with your health issues, however I am adding some links to some teams that you might like/enjoy. Also look at the exercises and talk to your doctor about which ones you can do. Good luck on your journey

MPLSKEN SparkPoints: (331,849)
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Posts: 15,488
5/11/13 3:38 P

There are so many great resources here! I'm glad to see you have already started using the nutrition/food tracker because that is the key element in weight loss for most people. Once you're comfortable with tracking your food on a daily basis, start exploring more areas of this site. I still find something new here almost every day. By tracking everything since May 2011 and using the other features here to keep myself focused, I lost 90 pounds and have maintained that loss for almost a year now. It takes a little bit of time, but it is sooooo worth it!

TIME2BLOOM4ME SparkPoints: (0)
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Posts: 5,104
5/11/13 2:27 P


IRONBESS Posts: 1,130
5/11/13 12:55 P

Hi! I'm 62, diagnosed with idiopathic cardiomyopathy out of the blue about 3 years ago, have a pacemaker and implanted defibrillator. I need to lose 50 lbs and have had no success. I've used Wii Fit Plus with balance board for 3 months. It's improved my fitness but no weight loss (haven't gained either, thankfully). I hope SparkPeople will help me lose the extra pounds. It's my 4th day here. Using the Nutrition Tracker from day one, I've already learned where I can improve my diet. What a great place the founder of SP has given us. Cheers to everyone and best luck achieving your goals too :-)

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