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I recently found out that besides having Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis, I now have an aneurism in my aorta (In the upper section). Now I have to very carefully watch my sodium intake. They told me that right now, it is at 4.5, which isn't too bad.

I am back where I started again, at 211 lbs., and very, very tired, so now I have to start all over again exercising and trying to eat healthy (not only for appearance, but also to save my life).

The treadmill in my living room is just sitting there collecting dust, so after having been lazy long enough, it is time for me to dust it off and get going again.

Best of luck to all of you in your healthy eating and exercising routines!

Member Since: 1/4/2008

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No longer eating McDonald's, a lot less pop, and no dinner after 7 p.m. (unless it's cereal).

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I am from the southwest suburbs of Chicago, and my name is Terry.

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I like reading self-help and true-to-life books. I also like reading autobiographies about famous people. I like romantic movies. My mother is incentive to me, because she doesn't exercise, and she watches TV 12 hours a day, then complains about her aching bones, knees, arthritis, etc.

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  • v HOPE2BE
    Welcome to the Challenged by Arthritis team. Feel free to post in the forums and chat room and if you like start a new topic. We have a post in the top forum of the team page with lots of hints and tips on arthritis from various members so check it out. Hope emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2971 days ago
  • v MOGAL1946
    Happy Halloween! Leave that candy alone! emoticon emoticon
    3504 days ago
    Welcome to Lupus - Team Butterfly! If you have any questions, feel free to just ask.

    3570 days ago
    Welcome and Hello Lady
    My name is ERNA

    It's good to see and meet you here on Spark teams..... Good luck on your goal(s) and I'm here if you need help on this site. Take care and talk to you soon. Stay focused and have a positive attitude will help. I'm here to keep you encouraged and to be supportive.


    1) come in and read the posts

    2) read and join any teams that you think you like

    3) get it know the people and making new friendships

    4) read some articles and get points. Log in daily where it say " Visit My Spark Points" and spin the wheel.

    5) most of all :: have fun and enjoy yourself

    If there is anything that I can do to help, give me a holler. If I do not know the answer, I will find it. Our leaders are really great and help when you need it too. So don't hesitate to ask. That is why we are here

    ** I see that you are making great progress and I'm very proud of you making an effort to do what you accomplishing. Keep going and your goals will be in front right now, but soon they will totally behind you. Take care, talk to you soon and have a great week.**
    3859 days ago
  • v no profile image IRISH-HIPPIE
    Jibbie49, you are so funny, asking me if I have been to BoraBora or the South Sea Islands (I wish). I live in the Chicago area, and my doctor told me that all it takes to get skin cancer is a few bad burns (which I had when I was younger).
    I once stayed on my bike for 12 hours, just riding around the neighborhood. Another time, I didn't know I was burning when I was laying out in the backyard. I fried on one side, and then flipped over and fried on the other side.

    BWCAGRL, why did you move out of Chicago, and where do you live now? How do you like it there?
    3876 days ago
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