SparkPeople Losing Weight With Limited Mobility Team Messageboard Losing weight is difficult -- more so for the disabled. We are limited on physical activity, but need to move. Let's encourage each other and lose the weight together. SparkPeople Losing Weight With Limited Mobility Team Messageboard Create a Word From THANKSGIVING PARADE Create a word from the letters in THANKSGIVING PARADE. <BR> <BR> I'll start--THANKS Thu, 21 Nov 2019 06:43:33 EST ABC Order Of Cooking Words ABC order of words about Cooking. <BR> <BR> I'll start--AL DENTE Fri, 8 Nov 2019 05:59:24 EST ABC Order Of Thankful For Words ABC order of things you are Thankful for. <BR> <BR> I'll start--AIR Fri, 1 Nov 2019 07:02:35 EST I would like to lose I would like to ose 3 lbs. Also increase my veg and fruit intake Tue, 29 Oct 2019 12:17:55 EST November Weight Loss/Maintain How much weight can you lose by the end of November? Or stay within your Maintain number. <BR> <BR> Let us know of your Success for the month!! Mon, 28 Oct 2019 08:00:02 EST November Minutes, Steps, Miles How many Fitness Minutes, Steps or Miles can you do by the end of November? <BR> <BR> Take a Virtual Journey--Pick a destination and see if you can reach it by the end of November. Share pictures of your journey with us!!! <BR> <BR> Let us know if you are joining in!! Mon, 28 Oct 2019 07:31:55 EST November Goals What would you like to accomplish for the month of November? <BR> Mon, 28 Oct 2019 07:27:49 EST new member good afternoon, I have Rheumatoid Arthritis and some days it is so bad that it hurts to move especially my left arm. I was using a walker and can't use it anymore because of the pain. I <BR> do exercises when I can and swim exercises which helps. Sat, 26 Oct 2019 16:36:07 EST Create A Word From HALLOWEEN PUMPKIN Create a word from the letters HALLOWEEN PUMPKIN <BR> <BR> I'll start--HALL Thu, 24 Oct 2019 06:55:59 EST ABC Halloween/Fall Words ABC order of Halloween/Fall words. <BR> <BR> I'll start--APPLE Thu, 24 Oct 2019 06:53:30 EST Exercise Do you have any Exercise DVDs you like or YouTube you follow? Mon, 7 Oct 2019 08:03:01 EST Change A Word, Make New Phrase Change a word to make a new phrase. <BR> <BR> GOOD MORNING Sun, 6 Oct 2019 10:31:10 EST Change A Letter, Make New Word Change a letter to make a new 5 Letter word. <BR> <BR> SPARK <BR> <BR> Sun, 6 Oct 2019 10:29:23 EST October Goals What are some things that you would like to accomplish by the end of October? <BR> <BR> Share them here. Sun, 6 Oct 2019 10:26:26 EST Fitness/ Exercise Minutes/Steps/Miles How many Fitness Minutes, Steps or Miles can you do in October? <BR> <BR> Take a Virtual Walk to reach a destination by the end of the month. Take your camera and share pictures of your trip! <BR> <BR> Let us know if you are joining in. Track your minutes/steps your on other goal page. Sun, 6 Oct 2019 10:24:42 EST Fruits/Vegs Challenge Eat your 5 servings of Fruits &amp; Vegs each day. <BR> <BR> This will be a check box item on your other goals page. <BR> <BR> Let us know if you are joining in! Sun, 6 Oct 2019 10:20:53 EST 2019 Chat Room Hi Dee - I hope you and your Dad are doing well! Wed, 13 Feb 2019 19:25:39 EST Today I will ..... what did you do today <BR> <BR> clean and clean out closet Tue, 8 Jan 2019 23:34:54 EST new member Hi! My name is Jessie and I am 36. I have a rare form of neuropathy as well as a low level spinal cord injury. I use a power wheelchair most of the time, but I also have a posterior gait trainer that I am learning to use with leg braces. <BR> <BR> I have trouble losing weight while sitting in a power wheelchair, so I am trying my hardest to get back to being able to use a manual wheelchair, because at least with that, you can burn more calories (and pop wheelies LOL!). It seems like I ca... Mon, 19 Mar 2018 16:52:07 EST Getting Ready for Summer 2018 Challenge June 21, 2018 - First Day of Summer :) <BR> <BR> Starting March 13, 2018 - yet another Blizzard Day - brrrrrr <BR> <BR> I am so tired of snow and cold <em>576</em> <BR> <BR> 14 weeks until Summer - no way I am going to be totally ready but I just want to be doing better than I am now (small goal but a good one). <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 13 Mar 2018 21:23:06 EST Challenge 2/25 thru 3/3 10 minutes a day write what you did for the week <BR> <BR> 2/25/18 <BR> 2/26/18 <BR> 2/2718 <BR> 2/28/18 <BR> 3/1/18 <BR> 3/2/18 <BR> 3/3/18 <BR> <BR> Sun, 25 Feb 2018 22:34:10 EST count by 10 10 Sun, 31 Dec 2017 21:27:48 EST 3 letter words A-Z act Sun, 31 Dec 2017 21:27:14 EST Count by 5's 5 Sun, 31 Dec 2017 21:26:32 EST Did you Excerise today yes no or emoticon Sun, 31 Dec 2017 21:24:15 EST Did you eat your fruits and veggies? yes no emoticon Sun, 31 Dec 2017 21:22:47 EST New Members stop and say hello New Members Hello and welcome Sun, 31 Dec 2017 21:17:43 EST Weather Room how is your weather and is it affecting your body Sun, 31 Dec 2017 21:17:06 EST Did you take your medication and or vitamins yes or no or emoticon Sun, 31 Dec 2017 21:16:02 EST 2018 Log in points points fot the day bonus and or team pts Sun, 31 Dec 2017 21:14:14 EST 2018 Chat Room Hello everyone please stop in and say hello Sun, 31 Dec 2017 21:13:02 EST New Ideas I am looking for new Ideas to keep this team alive ,,, with dad being sick I have not been around much and no posting on this team .. if this continues I will contact the spark coaches and closed the team I NEED HELP Sat, 28 Oct 2017 23:11:01 EST Hello everyone! I have pulmonary hypertension, a chronic lung disorder creating shortness of breath, and walking issues requiring me to use a cane. I am trying to exercise. Thu, 20 Apr 2017 15:35:09 EST 3 letter works a to z ape Tue, 10 Jan 2017 22:46:51 EST How to beat a plateau As I noted above I am no expert but you may be able to find more info at Spark or via google. <BR> <BR> Friends of mine use calorie cycling. The theory is if you eat 1500 everyday then your body gets used to it and stops burning as much. The body wants to preserve status quo. So you need to either add exercise, change up eating, or both. The calorie cycling is eating the same amount over a week but mixing in some higher and lower calorie days. <BR> <BR> With example above it would be 3-d... Tue, 22 Nov 2016 11:09:59 EST Hi All I am new here <BR> One of the most frustrating things about trying to lose weight for me is that I am unable to do a lot of cardio. I have a heart condition and the medication I take, makes it difficult to raise my heart rate. I also have a lot of problems with my legs and joints. <BR> I hope to find great ideas, and support from everyone, and want to be a help to all. I am looking forward to a great journey Sat, 9 Jul 2016 14:47:00 EST Give a big Cheer for Simply_Judy Simply_Judy has agree to help me out with the team in welcome people and starting new Treads .. so please visit her page and if you would like to see any post Please connect Judy or me ..thank you Dee Wed, 22 Jun 2016 13:51:51 EST Looking for another team Leader Hello all looking for a new team Leader , Diane has left us and Lady Irish has not been around for a long time .. looking for some to say hello to the new people coming on the team and starting new post .. thanks Dee Thu, 25 Feb 2016 23:37:20 EST One of the Best Videos I've Ever Seen Hi everyone, I'm new here. <BR> <BR> I just found this video on SparkVideos, and I sobbed all the way through it. This guy gets how hard it is to be sick and disabled and to have to do this almost completely on your own. We all have different medical situations, and not everyone will have that kind of progress that fast, but we can all reach for a little bit better tomorrow than what we had yesterday. <BR> Check it out! (plus, you can get points at the bottom for watching): <BR> http://www.s... Mon, 15 Feb 2016 11:27:00 EST Lent Challenge Is anyone interested in going on a Lent challenge with me? <BR> <BR> I am giving up fast food and restaurant food for Lent. However if I get stuck going out with friends I will eat a small portion ( I can't ask them to go out to lunch or anything cheating like that.). No plans for going out during Lent but just in case as I don't want to not see them or sit there not eating and make them feel uncomfortable. Wed, 10 Feb 2016 20:06:14 EST Happy New Year 2016 Happy New Year to all and hoping for a great a good year for all Thu, 31 Dec 2015 22:09:39 EST Stop by and say Hello Just stop by and say hello Fri, 25 Sep 2015 00:00:09 EST Happy fall for Team goodies Hello all hope to get people to post and say hello Tue, 1 Sep 2015 23:04:43 EST Login in spin Please post your login in point and or bonus spin Sun, 10 May 2015 20:34:20 EST May Team Goodies Hello all so sorry I am a few days late but another month has passed us by Hugs and have fun this month Dee Tue, 5 May 2015 21:39:51 EST New here from South Carolina Hi, I'm Dianne and I'm new to this team. I just joined SP in February 2015. I'm disabled with Pulmonary Fibrosis, diabetic, neuropathy in feet and legs and bulging discs. I can still walk without aid but not very far. I need to lose weight of course to help with my problems. I'm 68 and divorced with 2 grown kids and 2 grown grandsons. I seem to have trouble finding some of the information others talk about. Would appreciate any help I can get. Sun, 12 Apr 2015 13:25:37 EST Post for Team Goodie April Hello team team goodies are out for March and a new month new beginnings <BR> <BR> post a hello or emoticon here Sun, 29 Mar 2015 23:54:15 EST OOOPS please read Hello all team goodies are out today and sorry for no message in one hit the button before I was able to send a message <BR> <BR> <BR> Message would have been its a new Month coming and a new start in YEAR MONTH and we need to make us feel good too hugs Dee Fri, 26 Dec 2014 23:28:30 EST Team Post for team Goodies Hello team I want to say thank you for all those who post and keep this team going ,, please post a hello Hi or emoticon <BR> <BR> If you dont want to talk thats fine just a hi Mon, 1 Dec 2014 23:35:05 EST TEAM Goodies, November,,, Plz say HI ! Dearest team mates,,,, <BR> <BR> Its a GREAT way to start of the day,, or in the middle to smile, or evening to help relax,, get ur mind set, either day "HI" "Good afternoon Etc" " Good evening" <BR> <BR> We will give a GOODIE at the end of November for this !! WOOHOOO <BR> <BR> Lets ROCK AND ROLL THOSE GOODIES ! Sat, 1 Nov 2014 20:14:16 EST Dianes Dad passed away Just for you all to know I just found out Diane's dad passed away 3 weeks ago and she fell and fracture her leg she was operated on .. <BR> <BR> Right now I am looking for help .. will some one like to help us out as a team Leader Tue, 30 Sep 2014 01:03:06 EST Team Goodie OCTOBER Hello team lets try this again <BR> <BR> <BR> stop by and say hello Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:04:51 EST A summer puzzle <link> </link> Sat, 21 Jun 2014 13:53:44 EST Take it or leave it? Easy game. Just tell us something (could be anything). The next person will say take it or leave it, then name something new for the next person to decide on. How far can we take it? <BR> <BR> Picnics. Sat, 7 Jun 2014 17:31:54 EST What is Pain Level 2day. how did you cope? HI !! <BR> <BR> I was thinking it'd be great if we had a place where we could come and say what is happening today for our pain. How are we coping with it? <BR> <BR> On this thread,, lets all help each other out,, thru suggestions, for many of our families, friends,, and others we meet,, work with , just in daily life, do NOT understand this to the full, but we do !! <BR> <BR> So come on in !!! Let us KNOW ! Sun, 1 Jun 2014 00:37:22 EST Bowels, what kind of difficulty and what helped This isn't a pleasant subject but I feel like crap literally. <BR> <BR> I am under a GI 's care. I have used OSMOPREP, Amitiza( made me too nauseous to do anything ) now I have been on Relistor since the summer. This is injected into your stomach or thighs. I started every other day. Then tried every day and didn't do well. Went to once every five days, worked for a while. Last Tuesday, I went back to the GI. She told me I was treating it like a laxative and instead I need to take it daily. ... Sat, 10 May 2014 23:44:56 EST team Goodie May New month new Beginnings and new SPARK <BR> | <BR> Blogs are back and huddle is done but we have the wall instead Thu, 1 May 2014 23:29:46 EST All kinds of disabiliti es...where should I start Hi all My name is Yolanda and I am 42 years old and here is my list of issues at the moment: <BR> I have Congestive Heart Failure, which is usually cured with a heart transplant, but I am not eligible due to multi organ diseases. I am Type II diabetic not caused by weight (last year I weighed 136 and my blood sugar was well over 190+) I have a form of Sickle Cell Disease (which causes AVN (hip joint bone death)) I have screws in my left femur and both feet (recently had surgery on the left ca... Sat, 26 Apr 2014 15:04:25 EST "Brother Love's Travelling Salvation Show" I thought I'd call this thread by the name of that old Neil Diamond song because really we are all about helping each other. <BR> "It's Love, Brother Love say Brother Loves traveling salvation show <BR> Pack up the babies and grab the old ladies and everyone goes <BR> 'Cause everyone knows 'bout Brother Loves show <BR> <BR> (Halleluja) Brothers (Halle, halleluja) I say brothers <BR> Now you got yourself two good hands <BR> And when your brother is troubled you've gotta <BR> reach out ... Thu, 24 Apr 2014 05:52:29 EST Team Good Month of April Ok team lets see how many people we can get to say hello for the month of April <BR> <BR> <BR> you get a goodie for saying hello <BR> <BR> some have your page to private and cant give you a goodie but want to thank you for all your posting on the team <BR> <BR> Have a great Day and a great Month Fri, 28 Mar 2014 16:58:47 EST myasthenia gravis Hi, I am 54 years old and have Myasthenia Gravis and problems with posterior tendons in my feet. I am 221 lbs and try to exercise but get very weak afterwards. Have any of you tried the chair exercises? Wed, 26 Mar 2014 21:08:45 EST Do you have fibromyalgia? Here's a GREAT Article I ran into tonight. I AT ONCE thought of MANY on the team would will easily benefit from it <BR> <BR> <link><BR>_articles.asp?id=1823 </link> <BR> <BR> REMEMBAH YOU DO get ur 5 SPARK POINTS for reading this, and HOPEFULLY ALSO Feel MUCH better with MORE info to help you. SOme of it is from the MAYO Clinic in which a Dr I had is associated with (I MAY go back to him ! He's EXCELLENT !) and this article is VERY RIGHT On according ... Tue, 25 Mar 2014 02:36:15 EST Hello from the Smoky Mountains!!! hi my name is Ann i started trying to lose weight about 3 weeks ago. I put on about 45 pds since disabled in 2010. I am looking forward to getting motivated with everyone in this group. <BR> nice to meet ya'll :) Sun, 23 Mar 2014 20:56:55 EST A puzzle for spring <link> </link> Sat, 22 Mar 2014 12:03:11 EST Do you have at least 100 lbs to lose? If you have a medical condition that makes losing weight even more challenging and have a 100 lbs or more to lose we can use this topic thread to help support each other. You can also drop me a sparkmail if you could use some cheering on <em>321</em> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 17:48:48 EST Hello Hello, I am excited about this forum. I am a double Cerebreal and brain stem stroke survivor and use walker I am starting a new regiment of more walking as i need it to make my legs stronger and now I am told no starch or sweets because my blood sugar is crazy. I am in hopes this forum helps me thank you. Tue, 11 Mar 2014 14:57:08 EST 11 Exercises to help KNEE pain I am putting this under "Games" to do,, for if we ALWAYS look at Exercise as "WORK" it can take away THE JOY we often get from the satisfaction we get from what we are doing to ENHANCE our lives, which does bring SMILES to our faces (Lets face it, LESS PAIN is something to SMILE ABOUT !). <BR> <BR> These should be done 3 or 4 times a week for the strengthening ,, and EVERY DAY For the stretching ! I WILL START TODAY !! Shall NOT you JOIN ME? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Let us know how you are ... Sat, 8 Mar 2014 14:11:12 EST Saturday Silliness 3/8 How's your weather today? <BR> <BR> What's your favorite thing about spring? <BR> <BR> Do you have problems when the clocks change? <BR> <BR> When was the last time you laughed out loud? <BR> <BR> What's your favorite song? Feel free to share link to video, if available. Sat, 8 Mar 2014 10:42:38 EST Hi I am new here and live in Washington The state! Hi, I was born with Cerebral Palsy, and have set a goal to get healthier. Maybe make a few friends. I am happily married almost 31 years. Fri, 7 Mar 2014 16:33:37 EST TEAM GOODIES FOR MARCH !! WOOHOOO !! TEAM GOODIES For MARCH !! <BR> <BR> Lets see how many GOODIES we can get here,, so PLZ put down something which is going to help you to meet ur goals. Can be an emoticon,, can be written out how ur doing, feelings, goals,, or the weather,, whatever comes to mind. <BR> <BR> For ALL who use this one thread,,,, a GOODIE will be given,, and TY SO MUCHERS <BR> <BR> HUGS ! <BR> <BR> Diane and Dee <BR> Mon, 3 Mar 2014 01:27:01 EST Weekly Chal, to better ourselves ! Lets start off this week, with answering a question daily: <BR> <BR> For this week,, from 3/3 to 3/10 (Mon to Mon) <BR> <BR> Are you tracking BOTH ur NUTRITION and ALSO EXERCISE? <BR> <BR> that's the ? <BR> <BR> For those of us who have been on SPARKS For some time,,, please note if ur food tracker,, and also exercise tracker are "on the same line" or on 2 lines,, one on top such as Exercise tracker,, and than the line below,,, Nutrition Tracker. The MORE you DO, the MORE Cals that MUST ... Mon, 3 Mar 2014 01:23:18 EST Team GOODIES WOOHOO For February TEAM GOODIES For February !! <BR> <BR> Lets see how many GOODIES we can get here,, so PLZ put down something which is going to help you to meet ur goals. Can be an emoticon,, can be written out how ur doing, feelings, goals,, or the weather,, whatever comes to mind. <BR> <BR> For ALL who use this one thread,,,, a GOODIE will be given,, and TY SO MUCHERS <BR> <BR> HUGS ! <BR> <BR> Diane and Dee Tue, 28 Jan 2014 22:58:55 EST You and I are in the back of a police car... Copy this post, and change the last four words to your own ending. <BR> <BR> You and I are in the back of a police car together. <BR> Using only FOUR WORDS, you turn to me and say: <BR> <BR> "Well, THAT was fun!" <BR> <BR> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 02:16:10 EST What did you do for fun? Often times when we live in pain,,,, we can get caught up in the rounds of "this hurts so much" !! And than we lose the fact that there's so much more to life !!! Things which make us smile as Dee has us writing about (THANKS DEE !). Somethings we can do,, can break up the day,, such as a HOBBY, READING, watching a movie,,, etc. <BR> <BR> So what did you do for 10 mins for FUN???? Wed, 22 Jan 2014 20:28:39 EST Team Goodies for January Lets see how many GOODIES we can get here,, so PLZ put down something which is going to help you to meet ur goals. Can be an emoticon,, can be written out how ur doing, feelings, goals,, or the weather,, whatever comes to mind. <BR> <BR> For ALL who use this one thread,,,, a GOODIE will be given,, and TY SO MUCHERS ! <BR> <BR> Lets plz give Dee some EXTRA HUGS this month,, it's been kinda rough for her. <BR> <BR> LOVE YA DEE !! Thu, 26 Dec 2013 01:38:21 EST Today I am grateful for (fill in the blank) the quiet that blankets the earth when it snows Sun, 15 Dec 2013 11:20:39 EST TV documentary on pain - sounds good For those who missed the first airing of PAIN MATTERS on the 7th, the last scheduled showing is Saturday, December 14. 2013. On the Discovery Channel at 8 am. So far I see no signs of it online but am hoping after the last scheduled showing, it will be online. If anyone watched it last week, was it good, was it worth watching? I am taping it since 8 in the morning is too early for me. Fri, 13 Dec 2013 01:58:12 EST Pain Matters Title of documentary on Discover Channel on Dec 7&14 at 8 am. For people in pain and those in their lives. I plan to tape and watch later, when awake. Thu, 28 Nov 2013 02:56:36 EST Please read and response SInce I like to give out team goodies I need to know if anyone is sensitivity to certain goodies .. I do now want to offend anyone Please let me know here or email me by clicking on my name in leaders thank you Dee Tue, 26 Nov 2013 22:16:06 EST Team Goodies for December Hello team again its goodie time please post here thanks Dee Tue, 26 Nov 2013 22:09:53 EST A Thanksgiving puzzle <link> </link> Sat, 23 Nov 2013 10:32:08 EST how much FIBER did you have today? Since the majority of us are on meds, and they tend to make us constipated, we NEED to DRINK Water, but WE ALSO need to INCREASE our fiber. <BR> <BR> This can be done thru eating <em>45</em> <em>550</em> <em>551</em> <em>370</em> or thru supplements, such as the ones you drink , though there are also the ones in the pill form. They ALL COUNT for many of us, really have a problem here when you suffer in chronic pain. <BR> <BR> So HOW much fiber did you get today? <BR> <BR>... Tue, 5 Nov 2013 00:07:20 EST Click if you LOVE SPARKS <em>252</em> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 22:37:36 EST TEAM GOODIES FOR November Month of Oct is gone and now the new month will start .. Please everyone post I do not know who is on sparks and not... When I check and see the last time you updated your status most are over 100 days ago ... People who post get goodies I do now have enough for everyone I only get a set amount each month from Sparks ..Hugs and wishing you a good month Dee Sun, 27 Oct 2013 23:47:43 EST A Halloween puzzle <link> </link> Sat, 26 Oct 2013 09:46:22 EST Saturday Silliness 10/12 What's your favorite thing about fall? <BR> <BR> Do you have any hobbies? If so, what? <BR> <BR> Who's the last person you talked to on the phone? <BR> <BR> Are you going to decorate for Halloween? <BR> <BR> What's your favorite fall fruit/veggie? Sat, 12 Oct 2013 11:14:03 EST October Team Goodies Hello all a new month and a new start.... Team goodies was given out and now time for next month say hello and emoticon will do Thu, 26 Sep 2013 23:03:56 EST New here from Reno I was on Sparks before, did great, lost the internet, have it back, so here I am! Learned alot and need to learn much more. I live in Reno,NV and have information on my page if you want to get to know me. There is so much to do here, I need time to get it all together, lol. So, will huddle, if I can, everyday and do my goals. <BR> <BR> Glad this group is here, living and making it on disability and with a disability is a challenge. <BR> <BR> <em>240</em> Kat Thu, 19 Sep 2013 17:37:00 EST Spin Points <em>249</em> 5 log in and 10 bonus Thu, 19 Sep 2013 17:30:56 EST Hi.. Hello all. <BR> <BR> Im Dana 29 from MD. I have ataxia (kinda like MS or ALS). So that means I have gained weight because im not as active.I would like to get healthy and lose weight. Thu, 19 Sep 2013 11:46:51 EST POST FOR TEAM GOODIES SEPTEMBER Its nice to hear from all our team mates ,,, stop by and say hello and let us know you are fine and doing well .. just a hello or emoticon will work Thu, 29 Aug 2013 23:40:33 EST How well did you sleep last night? Here's a NICE challenge for us to all to work on. How well did ya SLEEP last night? Since we all deal with physical and or challenging mental health,,often BOTH since the physical affects our mental well being,,,, and of course ADD In the Emotional being !! WELL !! this can REALLY MESS UP SLEEP !!!! <BR> <BR> For some of us, we may need meds cos of various reasons to sleep,,,,, and that's such a HELP as we need it. Of course have you thought you get OFF those meds? <BR> <BR> By doing thi... Thu, 29 Aug 2013 01:01:56 EST "U" turn We're looking for words that start with the letter "u." <BR> <BR> ultimate Sun, 11 Aug 2013 13:49:15 EST August puzzle <link><BR>?z=1 </link> Sat, 3 Aug 2013 11:47:20 EST I am New I still am not sure how all of this works, but trying to figure it all out. I have 100lbs plus to loose. Docs put it on but cannot take it off, does not seem right. I am battling rare systemic auto-immune disease that has mostly taken up residence in my brain causing all kinds of issues. <BR> <BR> Exercising is ridiculous but I am hoping to go to a salt water pool in the near future when we can get a membership and maybe I can move around without things going out of place like they do now. <... Tue, 30 Jul 2013 15:07:30 EST Saturday Silliness 7/27 What's your favorite ice cream flavor? <BR> <BR> What time do you usually go to bed at night? <BR> <BR> What's the last book you read? <BR> <BR> What high school did you attend? <BR> <BR> Do you like to shop online? Sat, 27 Jul 2013 16:08:27 EST POST FOR TEAM GOODIES MONTH OF AUGUST as this works post here each day and say hello and you get a team goodie <BR> <BR> <BR> have a great new month Fri, 26 Jul 2013 23:04:54 EST Join us on walk to Mesa Verde National Park Leaving San Diego Zoo to go to Mesa Verde CO <BR> <BR> its a total of 766.95 so will go 767 miles <BR> <BR> <BR> every 15 minutes of exercise equals 1 mile <BR> water track to make sure we dont dehydrate Thu, 11 Jul 2013 23:45:10 EST Where to NOW ???? WHAT PLACE Need to continue on the exercise challenge where would you like to visit as far as I remember we are in the San Diego Zoo where to next some one give me a clue and will post it as we go <BR> <BR> thank you Dee Wed, 26 Jun 2013 23:19:39 EST Summer puzzle <link> </link> Sat, 22 Jun 2013 11:12:07 EST What Made you Happy Today I am sitting here in my wheelchair wondering what people are doing right now. Are we sleepy, sad, working, or? <BR> <BR> You see, long ago I was told I would not walk anymore when I reached my early 30's and with a family it scared me to death. I refused an operation for my spine due to low percentage and high risk of being in a wheelchair trying to raise my six children, I have not regretted that decision to for go the operation because I am now 65 years young and just started to be disable... Fri, 21 Jun 2013 10:49:45 EST Saturday Silliness 6/8 What's your favorite thing about summer? <BR> <BR> Have you ever gone swimming in the ocean? <BR> <BR> Where would you spend your dream summer vacation? <BR> <BR> Do you like hot weather? <BR> <BR> What do you like best cooked on the BBQ? Sat, 8 Jun 2013 10:56:42 EST Peripheral Nerve and/or Spinal Cord Stimulators Has anyone had either of these, PNS or SCS, and if so what have been the results? Did you get through the trial period and actually have it installed? If so, what is your recollection of the surgery and does it still help ? Any info would be appreciated. Mon, 3 Jun 2013 05:07:06 EST Will To Try Last May I had my second knee replacement surgery. I'm suppose to be walking but I'm not. I have been confined to a wheelchair since 2002. I don't know if it's fear that I"m going to fall or the 70 lbs I still have to lose is causing me to not walk. I get too tired and trying to not get around in my wheelchair is a challenge. I have a walker, a rolling walker, a quad cane and a regular cane. All the tools I need to get on my feet but don't. My poor husband and daughter push me when... Sat, 1 Jun 2013 18:48:24 EST POST FOR TEAM GOODIES JUNE Hello all a new month is coming up please stop in and say hello or a Hi or emoticon <em>43</em> Tue, 28 May 2013 22:39:40 EST A Memorial Day puzzle <link> </link> Sat, 25 May 2013 10:41:32 EST A sweet story about a great lady <link><BR>-mirren-grants-boy-dying-wish-having-t<BR>ea-155902306.html?vp=1 </link> Wed, 22 May 2013 22:03:11 EST Intractable Pain Has anyone hear heard of or been diagnosed with intractable pain? <BR> <BR> My Dad sent me an e-mail with an attachment, called, "The Intractable Pain Patient Handbook". I finally got around to reading it (3 weeks later). It describes me to a T. I am going to see if my doc will be willing to read it and see if he agrees if we can take the steps in it to get my pain under control. For me now, the only thing left I get enjoyment from is food and I am willing to give that up if someday I could... Wed, 22 May 2013 02:58:54 EST Challenge 3: Upland to San Diego, CA I created a new challenge building on Dee's recent thread asking, <BR> "Where do we go to now?" I hope you'll all join me in California! <BR> <BR> We'll start on Saturday, May 18th, at Upland. I've been to Upland - it's inland from the coast about 50 miles. Let's take the I-10W freeway to Santa Monica, and celebrate our first leg with a day of fun on their world-famous pier (my son Scott's favorite place to go on his first dates). <BR> <BR> Then, I invite you down to visit my home. It's... Sat, 18 May 2013 06:24:10 EST Where too now Hello all where would you like to walk to know need hints Sat, 11 May 2013 23:41:22 EST Saturday Silliness 5/10 How's your weather today? <BR> <BR> What's your favorite pasta dish? <BR> <BR> What are you wearing on your feet right now? <BR> <BR> How far do you live from the city you were born in? <BR> <BR> What was your favorite subject in high school? Sat, 11 May 2013 13:09:36 EST A puzzle for Saturday <link> </link> Sat, 27 Apr 2013 12:32:11 EST Seriously? To me this stands like a bad stand-up routine. Now slackers don't even need to put down the joystick to order pizza. Perfect -- more junk food and less exercise. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>zza-hut-xbox-live-app-order_n_3139561.<BR>html </link> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 12:10:55 EST Saturday Silliness 4/20 What's your favorite cookie? <BR> <BR> Do you wear nail polish? <BR> <BR> Are you a good singer? <BR> <BR> What's the last thing that made you laugh? <BR> <BR> Do you like camping? Sat, 20 Apr 2013 11:23:12 EST SMILES ARE CONTAGIOUS! PASS ONE ON!! This is easy just pass on a smile emoticon <em>43</em> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 23:35:23 EST Hi from Spain Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> My name is Leigh, I´m 41 years old and live in Spain. I´m actually from South Africa, but have lived here for 12 years with my hubby whom I met here in 1999. I am self-employed and work at home as an English teacher. I have about 40 students of different ages and levels. Thankfully I really love my job :) <BR> <BR> The (main) disabilities I deal with are CMT (Charcot Marie Tooth - which is a periphereal neuropathy) and severe scolisosis. I am no longer able to d... Wed, 17 Apr 2013 17:53:04 EST Chal 2 from Newark, NJ to Upland CA 2,443 miles WELCOME "LOSERS" !!! <em>244</em> !! HOPE you ENJOYED the extensive shopping time we had in Newark !!! <BR> <BR> Now we are going to travel to Travel to UPLAND, CA !!! WOOHOOOO !! Here's a little bit about the history, and current info of this lovely area: <BR> <BR> <link>,_Califo<BR>rnia </link> I found this to be QUITE interesting, hope you do also. I just LOVE history of an area. :) Its bigger than I had thought it was going to be. It's near LA. EN... Sun, 7 Apr 2013 23:36:51 EST Playing favorites What's your favorite: <BR> <BR> color? <BR> <BR> song? <BR> <BR> flower? <BR> <BR> breakfast? <BR> <BR> movie? Sat, 6 Apr 2013 11:52:03 EST Bird is the word There are literally thousands of types of birds in the world. How many can we come up with? <BR> <BR> peacock Sat, 30 Mar 2013 09:14:21 EST Do you own a Wii/PlaySt ationXBox? Games YOU play Did you know that MANY Games we play on our Stations DO COUNT as exercise? In going thru the "Browse" section, I was able to find QUITE A FEW Will ones (Bowling was one). So as long as your active, it keeps you working the muscles you normally do NOT work, WOOHOOO or works the ones you do, but its a GOOD work out,,,, YEAH YEAH YEAH !! COUNT THAT TIME !!! OH YEAH !!! <BR> <BR> On here, lets TALK about the ones we play, and if we play them ALONE or WITH Others,,, the FUN we've HAD with them ... Mon, 25 Mar 2013 15:09:55 EST Exercising Links PLEASE CHECK with Dr BEFORE DOING ANYTHING NEW to make SURE YOU ARE SAFE ENOUGH to do these !! We do NOT Want ANYONE being injured !!!! <BR> <BR> These can be EASILY MODIFIED. ALSO STOP them AT ANYTIME and NEXT TIME see if you can go even 30 SECONDS or a Little Longer,,,DO NOT PRESS IT !!! Remember though we are "ABLED" bodied, LOL our muscles MAY NOT BE !!!! <BR> <BR> Let's BECAREFUL ! <BR> <BR> Please copy and Paste the 3 minute one,,, for some reason it's NOT letting me delete the... Sun, 24 Mar 2013 23:02:16 EST From Denver 1,623, Drink water HI "Ablers" !!! <BR> <BR> Its time we have some TRAVELING HERE ! <em>244</em> !!!! On this challenge we will travel 1,623 to go from my near city to go and visit FREEOAK1 !! HI FREEOAK !!! Urs was the LAST Posting I saw today !! WOOHOOOOO !!! <BR> <BR> This was a suggestion by FLRed12 !! THANKS HON !!!! Here's what she's like. That we ALL do some type of exercise that we are able to which raises our heart rate based on our ABILITY, (Dr APPROVED OF COURSE ! DO NOT hurt urself ! Yet... Sun, 24 Mar 2013 20:55:12 EST An Easter puzzle <link> </link> Sun, 24 Mar 2013 12:45:04 EST Lets SHARE Healthy Snacking Recipes ! YUMMY ! OH MY !!! Its that "Inbetween" time and you are HUNGRY !! WHAT SHALL you DO????? Reach for something SWEET /Salty??? High Cal???? Chips? Cookies? Pastry? Or a BORING piece of fruit you just do NOT enjoy as you ask urself AGAIN "is this REALLY worth it? <BR> <BR> So lets SHARE some of our FUN and YUMMY Recipes we LOVE and ENJOY which are LOW calorie,,,,, and START to watch those "INBETWEEN TIMES" be the LOVING ME TIMES WITHOUT the GUILT !! <em>244</em> <em>252</em> <BR> <BR> THANK ... Fri, 22 Mar 2013 17:17:09 EST Quotes for the Day <BR> The time to relax is when you don't have time <BR> <BR> for it. - Sydney J. Harris <BR> Wed, 20 Mar 2013 21:22:54 EST exercise tips for disabled Hi everyone! I'm interested in knowing everybody's fitness tips. I know its hard for all of us to get fit,but I bet we can use each others tips to help us all get into shape again. Let me know what you do for exercise please. Have a wonderful day! <em>381</em> Wed, 20 Mar 2013 06:54:25 EST What I'd Iike to see Here is where you can put what you like to see on the "losing Weight and CAN DO IT" team ! WOOOHOOOOO !! <BR> <BR> No IDEA is OUT OF SIGHT !! OH YEAH !! <BR> <BR> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 21:52:02 EST Hi Everyone! What works for you! My name is Jane and I'm new to Sparkpeople. I have lived with chronic back pain for several years. I was in a serious car accident which caused many fractures, nerve damage and spinal damage. Then later on, I developed Fibromyalgia. The medication that I'm on caused me to gain over 50lbs. I'm hoping to find a way to lose the weight even though I have physical limitations. <BR> I'm also hoping to connect & support other people with similar chronic pain issues, as I certainly know how muc... Wed, 13 Mar 2013 14:42:49 EST A puzzle for spring <link> </link> Sat, 9 Mar 2013 10:38:39 EST Hello and welcome LadyIrish317 LadyIrish317 had agree to help in running the team .. Please welcome here and stop by her page and say hello <BR> <BR> <BR> Thank you for your help Much appreciate it Dee Thu, 7 Mar 2013 21:13:23 EST New to Sparkpeople Hi, I am new to Sparkpeople. My mother has been a member of Sparkpeople for a couple of years. She encouraged me to join. I don't how much I weigh because I am in a wheelchair but I think I should lose a little weight and exercise more. I am hoping that Sparkpeople helps me do that. Thu, 7 Mar 2013 16:58:34 EST Hello Please read I am looking for a new leader for this team .. Kathy Jo left us a while ago and now Vicki has past away .. I need someone to help with posting and chatting and giving out goodies .. Anyone interested in helping Tue, 5 Mar 2013 21:11:09 EST POST FOR TEAM GOODIES MARCH Hello all Teams goodies are sent out and starting a new month Please post for a team goodie <BR> <BR> for those who dont have a Spark PAGE i CAN NOT GIVE YOU ONE AND WISH i COULD <BR> <BR> GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR JOURNEY HUGS DEE Wed, 27 Feb 2013 21:55:53 EST SAD NEWS I AM SO SORRY TO SAY THAT VXWALL OUR LEADER HAS BEEN SICK AND IN THE HOSPITAL AND HAS PASSED AWAY 3/5/13 ..REST IN PEACE VICKI Thu, 7 Feb 2013 00:38:03 EST "The Only Disability in Life..." SparkGuy shared an inspirational video with this motivating life lesson: <BR> <BR> "The Only Disability in Life is a Bad Attitude." CHECK IT OUT! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>urnal.asp?id=SPARKGUY </link> <BR> <BR> Sat, 2 Feb 2013 08:33:32 EST Post for Team Goodie for February Hello everyone goodies are done and hoping more people will post with us <BR> <BR> Hoping everyone has a good month and enjoy and have fun tooo Sun, 27 Jan 2013 21:15:31 EST 2013 LOG IN YOUR SPIN POINTS log in your spin on the wheel points here PLEASE Tue, 1 Jan 2013 22:46:41 EST Please Post for January Goodies Hello all another month has gone by and goodies are out please post here if you want a goodie have a great new Month and year Wed, 26 Dec 2012 21:10:43 EST POST FOR TEAM GOODIE MONTH OFDecember Hello all a new month is this week and goodies have been given out if you post here you will get a goodie enjoy the new month and good luck to everyone Dee Mon, 26 Nov 2012 21:14:32 EST POST FOR TEAM GOODIE MONTH OF NOVEMBER Oh my its a new month please use this one for Nov goodies all goodies are giving out and hope everyone has a great day just a hello or emoticon <em>198</em> Sat, 27 Oct 2012 23:45:15 EST New with Question I know it can be irritating for some newbie to just drop in and start with a question but I have one! And who better to go to than this team? I am purchasing my first wheelchair. I will not be living in it but using it to go longer distances than I can walk. I am losing weight and have lost weight - I would like to go for the 17 inch seat which will be a tight fit but right now I fit the 18 perfectly. I know if is a bit risky to buy one the seat will be tight for but I will lose 30 more pound... Tue, 2 Oct 2012 09:09:44 EST POST FOR TEAM GOODIE MONTH OF OCTOBER ok everyone I keep the team open and thank you for wanting it to stay its team goodie time You post here and at the end of the month I give out team goodies Wed, 26 Sep 2012 22:48:15 EST Post for team GOODIES FOR SEPTEMBER just a hello or a emoticon <em>198</em> Tue, 28 Aug 2012 22:19:49 EST what would you like to see Ok the team is staying but what do you want to see on this team.. what topics Tue, 28 Aug 2012 21:27:41 EST Team IMPORTANT READ and respond if you can not post send me an email <BR> <BR> OK the response I got back is very much for saving the team ,, I got a lot or people who said they don t know how to response if you need help please get in touch with me and I will walk you thru this Tue, 28 Aug 2012 20:38:23 EST Dee I know I have not been here much this month ,,, But God has opened so many doors .. I would personally hate to see you close the team .. I feel we have alot of good people I used to have more down time now I go more ... We got a van I can now go to church and places joining a swim group soon .. So I know for me I love sparks and this is one of the teams I love the most .. I pray you make the right decision ... God Bless everyone ... Tue, 28 Aug 2012 11:51:46 EST team staying I am thinking about closing this team down since not many people post at all .... if you want the team please post here ... if not in 2 weeks I am closing the team down Mon, 27 Aug 2012 23:32:46 EST Hello Team As most of you already read that Kathy has left the team ,,,, she can not keep up with everything at home and on sparks at this time and leaving a few of her teams .. I am here and if anyone wants to help me lead this team please email me .. Thank you Dee Wed, 1 Aug 2012 22:03:47 EST POST FOR TEAM GOODIE MONTH OF AUGUST OK GOODIES FOR THE MONTH OF JULY IS DONE AND ALSO PLEASE STOP BY AND SAY HELLO AND OR AN EMOITCON THANK YOU DEE Thu, 26 Jul 2012 22:02:34 EST Hey y'all My name's Aster, and I was in a car wreck in 2002 that really messed up my foot and leg. I spent 2 years in a wheelchair. It took 4 surgeries and a few months of PT before I could walk again. I've always been overweight, but during that time I gained about 50lbs. due to being medicated and unable to walk or so much. It's still difficult to walk, but I've been making some progress by slowly increasing the distance I walk, as well as using trekking poles when I walk (for stability and they are ... Mon, 23 Jul 2012 20:43:39 EST Hi Well I guess to introduce would to say God and Jesus are first in my life .. I am disabled but working on changing that I have alot wrong but would rather talk about what is right .. I have a cat her name is Kiki . I live in a apartment attached to my daughters house .. I have 2 Children both grown and 7 grandchildren in whom I love dearly .. I am working towards getting my life back so many goals .. One at a time .. My daughter is my caregiver . Jesus is my Savior .. I am a Widower .. So I ... Sun, 22 Jul 2012 12:28:01 EST What do you eat? I've used a wheelchair since 1984 and I am 130 pounds over my goal weight. <BR> So, what do you eat to lose weight? How many calories etc? I've found I can only eat 800 calories a day to lose weight which is very little food. I've also found that fruit makes me gain more than anything else, oddly. What's your experience? Is there a "diet" you do, just count calories, have anything recommended by your doctor or nutritionist? What keeps you motivated? What tips can you share? Chatty Kathy... Fri, 13 Jul 2012 11:14:01 EST Hi Newbie from Nor. Cal My name is Sherry and my disabilities keep me from so much. I've had multiple heart attacks, 4 way cardiac bypass, high blood pressure, diabeties type 2, over active thyroid, both knees have severe arthritis. I'm not in a wheel chair but walk with cane for any real distance or when possible or available will use a power scooter. I'm sure the wheelchair is just right around the corner. To top all this off I weight over 300 lbs which is probably the biggest disability I have. I'm looking for li... Sun, 1 Jul 2012 20:10:04 EST Summer Words ABC All heated up Thu, 28 Jun 2012 13:33:17 EST POST FOR TEAM GOODIES JULY A new month a new begining and also if you want a team goodie please post here <BR> <BR> Have a great day Mon, 25 Jun 2012 13:33:36 EST Hi I'm Nancy and new to the team Hi My name is Nancy. I became disabled in Dec of 2008 when I had a hip replacement and something went wrong in the OR. The day after the surgery I reported that my foot was tingly and numb. I had trouble feeling the floor but I took a few steps. The doctor said it was a pinch nerve and would go away. Months later and no change. So I was sent to a neurologist. He did some test on me and said I'd never walk again. I did not accepted that answer and went looking for help. So I did 2 yrs of Physi... Mon, 18 Jun 2012 16:38:02 EST Favorite genre of music when exercising? Today it was all about the Gorillaz for me. Made the minutes go really fast. Mon, 18 Jun 2012 11:50:57 EST What Protein Did You Eat Today chicken Sat, 16 Jun 2012 15:15:21 EST POST FOR TEAM GOODIE MONTH OF JUNE hello everyone goodies were given and now we start a new month Thu, 31 May 2012 23:12:57 EST POST FOR GOODIES MAY a new month a new begining Post here and get a team goodie at the end of the month hugs and have a great month Sun, 29 Apr 2012 21:36:05 EST Hello! Hi everyone. My name is Jan and I have been on total disability for over 2 yrs now. Many times I am bed ridden for days at a time or weeks due to medical issues and surgeries. I have gained 50 lbs as a result. I have a goal to be out of bed more and to start exercising and drinking more water each day. I do have memory problems and it makes it a problem for me with remembering to eat my meals and then I binge eat at night. :(. I hope we can support each other. I look forward to being here. <... Sun, 29 Apr 2012 19:26:35 EST Really Need Some Help Here (long) I started SP in 2010 and lost a little weight (in comparison to what I need to lose). I have Peripheral Neuropathy and have no feeling in my feet so it is very hard to walk...needless to say walk. So I do all my exercising in the pool. In early 2011 I had pulmonary embolism (blood clots in my lungs) So I had to slow down some. I then tore a muscle in my shoulder so had to back off some more. I also had a problem with my heart. It seemed the more weight I lost the more problems I had.... Fri, 6 Apr 2012 07:42:56 EST POST FOR GOODIES (APRIL) team goodies were given out too all those who post to the team .. each month I have a nice allowance of goodies but not many stop and say hello <BR> <BR> Please stop by and say hello or an emoticon is welcome <BR> <BR> Also those who have private pages it will not allow me to give you a goodie ... hope to see you all posting away ... Have a wonder night and day ,,, Thu, 29 Mar 2012 21:15:07 EST CHAT ROOM ok we will try this and see if it helps Mon, 5 Mar 2012 21:56:43 EST POST FOR TEAM GOODIES MARCH EACH MONTH WE GIVE OUT TEAM GOODIES <BR> <BR> PLEASE POST HERE FOR A TEAM GOODIE <BR> <BR> <BR> A HI OR HELLO OR EMOTICON Sun, 26 Feb 2012 20:57:48 EST HAPPY BIRTHDAY RHONDA today is Rhonda's Birthday <BR> <BR> <BR> WOO HOO Happy Birthday my friend <BR> <BR> <link><BR>EENTHUMB70 </link> Sat, 25 Feb 2012 17:50:07 EST WHEN IS YOUR BIRTHDAY?? Making a list of everyone's Birthday please post yours Sat, 25 Feb 2012 17:48:33 EST WHAT WAS YOUR LAST VEGGIE OR FRUIT??? WHAT WAS YOUR LAST VEGGIE OR FRUIT OR BOTH Thu, 2 Feb 2012 18:28:16 EST 7/8 HOURS OF SLEEP LAST NIGHT?? Did you get your 7/8 hours of sleep last night Thu, 2 Feb 2012 18:27:04 EST February POST FOR GOODIES If you post here you will get a team goodie at the end of the month ,.,,, you can post a hello ,, or emoticon <BR> <BR> Its up to you ,, all January goodies are given out now lets work towards our new month and goals Thu, 26 Jan 2012 21:50:58 EST Today I am thankful for I am thankful for just and overcast lazy kinda day and that a friend has recovered from some serious health problems. Thu, 19 Jan 2012 18:27:05 EST 4 LETTER WORDS A THRU Z aged Tue, 3 Jan 2012 22:03:32 EST DO YOU FEEL LOVED TODAY ?????? yes Mon, 2 Jan 2012 20:01:05 EST J Is For January and... Jiffy Sat, 31 Dec 2011 15:35:59 EST What Obstacles , struggles do we have ? weather sore and sore Tue, 27 Dec 2011 18:37:41 EST WHAT IS YOUR GOAL FOR TODAY ???? my goal is to get out some team goodies and knit Tue, 27 Dec 2011 18:36:00 EST WHAT I AM PROUD OF ??? so what happen that you did or someone did for you Tue, 27 Dec 2011 18:33:30 EST HOW DO YOU FEEL TODAY ??? How do you feel you can use emoticon or words your choice Tue, 27 Dec 2011 18:31:04 EST WHAT MADE YOU SMILE TODAY ?? what made you smile today Tue, 27 Dec 2011 17:00:11 EST 2012 PLEASE NEW MEMBERS INTRODUCE YOURSELVES Please stop by and say hello to us Tue, 27 Dec 2011 16:58:42 EST Weather room anyone would like to tell us how the weather is by you <BR> Tue, 27 Dec 2011 16:57:03 EST 2012 LOGIN IN YOUR SPIN new year is approaching good luck on your jounrey Tue, 27 Dec 2011 16:39:40 EST January 2012 post for GOODIES Dec is done lets try again for JAN Tue, 27 Dec 2011 16:38:34 EST Your FAVORITE CHRISTMAS or HOLIDAY SONG Silent Night Thu, 15 Dec 2011 19:40:52 EST Winter CHAT ROOM Hello all I closed down November chat and doing it by season is that is ok with everyone ........ <BR> <BR> Hello all and Kathy hope therapy goes well today, Monica good luck with your classes Rhonda congrads my friend <BR> <BR> <BR> Please everyone kindly stop in and say hello we would all love to hear from you ... Thu, 1 Dec 2011 21:23:44 EST D IS FOR DECEMBER and Dimples Wed, 30 Nov 2011 16:09:45 EST POST FOR GOODIES DECEMBER Hello all ,,, the goodies are sent if you want one post here have a great day Mon, 28 Nov 2011 21:10:07 EST What are you thankful for this week? Considering its THANKSGIVING WEEK --- I would like to know what are you thankful this week <BR> <BR> Me I have mom with us Mon, 21 Nov 2011 22:28:45 EST NAMES A THRU Z ADAM Thu, 10 Nov 2011 01:13:57 EST A B C Words that end with a "Y" away Thu, 10 Nov 2011 01:11:20 EST N is for November and... nice Mon, 31 Oct 2011 14:51:02 EST Question need your opinion Do you like the team photo ? <BR> <BR> <BR> Change it or keep it <BR> <BR> I need 25 people to make the change Thu, 27 Oct 2011 18:58:46 EST November Chat Room I use this posting and posting for goodies as a bases of giving out team goodies <BR> <BR> have a great day and a great new month Thu, 27 Oct 2011 18:57:02 EST November Posting for GOODIES A new month a New Beginning wishing everyone a good journey Thu, 27 Oct 2011 18:54:08 EST Just starting this journey! I have a number of medical problems that have left me unable to walk long distances (more than 50 ft). stand for more than just a few minutes at most or even to stand up straight. In fact I use a cane for all walking and standing. So any exercise involving a standing position or walking are out. Due to a skin disorder, pools are out too. So, I am at a loss as to what to try for a good exercise program. I do arm strengthening and leg strenghtening in a sitting position, but I have severe ... Thu, 27 Oct 2011 03:01:29 EST Exercise - Just Moving Another day of trying to get the exercise I need. Walking slowly with my walker outside (in the heat) but it is an improvement and I'm doing something. That's my goal right now...just do something.. I will continue my effort to acquire strength and balance whjere there is currently none. Keep me in mind as you do your exercises. I'll be doing something and that is an accomplishment. <BR> <BR> Have a good day! And do keep moving. Not doing something can lead to not being able to do anythin... Fri, 30 Sep 2011 21:45:46 EST O Is For October and onions Fri, 30 Sep 2011 15:49:01 EST October CHAT ROOM Each month I will close this down and start a new one ... Hope everyone has a great day Tue, 27 Sep 2011 16:20:05 EST OCTOBER POST FOR GOODIES new month starts today all goodies are done .. hope everyone has a great day and a great month Tue, 27 Sep 2011 16:19:15 EST Did You Huddle On The Huddle Wall <em>213</em> Sun, 11 Sep 2011 16:14:52 EST SEPTEMBER MONTH OF FRUIT AND VEGGIES CHALLENGE WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF YOU WANT TO DO A CHALLENGE ON TRYING NEW FRUIT AND VEGGIES SOMETHING NEW OR A DIFFERENT RECIPE <BR> <BR> Wed, 7 Sep 2011 21:28:19 EST I NEED SOME NEW EXCERISES HELLO ALL, <BR> I AM LOOKING FOR SOME NEW EXCERISES THAT I CAN DO WHILE IN MY WHEELCHAIR BESIDES WEIGHTS. <BR> THANKS Mon, 5 Sep 2011 17:13:41 EST WHAT ARE YOU DRINKING RIGHT NOW ????? SO WHAT ARE YOU DRINKING AT THIS MOMENT Thu, 1 Sep 2011 21:57:12 EST Fall-A-Z Apples Thu, 1 Sep 2011 17:56:16 EST S is for September and special Thu, 1 Sep 2011 17:46:27 EST INFORMATION AS MOST OF YOU KNOW I LIVE JUST 8 MILES OFF THE JERSEY SHORE , THE ISLAND AND THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE ON THE LAGOONS WERE EVACUATED BUT THE PEOPLE ON THE MAINLAND NO ..... STILL HOME AND MY PARENTS WONT LEAVE AND GO TO MY SISTERS SO I AM STILL HOME .. HOPE TO SEE YOU TOMORROW OR WHEN I GET ELECTRIC BACK HUGS Sat, 27 Aug 2011 18:54:41 EST POST FOR SEPTEMBER GOODIES ALL OF AUGUST GOODIES ARE GIVEN OUT IF YOU POST HERE OR IN THE CHAT ROOM YOU GOT A GOODIE THATS THE WAY IT WILL RUN NEXT MONTH ..... NEED TO FIND EASY WAYS TO GIVE THEM OUT .. I KNOW A FEW TOLD ME TO USE THEIR GOODIES FOR OTHERS BUT THATS NOT RIGHT TOOO HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON DEE Sat, 27 Aug 2011 18:52:32 EST OUR LITTLE TEAM IS GROWING AND A NEW LEADER I WANT TO THANK GREENTHUMB70 RHONDA FOR HELPING US OUT .. WE HAVE GROWN TO TRIPLE OUR SIZE AND ALSO NEED THE HELP OF YOU TO HELP MAKE THIS TEAM GROW AND GET STRONGER AND HAVE FUN THANKS RHONDA AND THANK YOU AGAIN DEE Wed, 24 Aug 2011 14:11:29 EST We are going on a Picnic what do we need?? Ok a new game we are going on a Picnic and we need to bring things to this adventure what will you bring ??? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Blanket Wed, 3 Aug 2011 21:41:20 EST A is for August and for and for abnormal Sun, 31 Jul 2011 21:05:06 EST LWD GOODIES FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST Hello team today I gave out goodies today and for those who had profiles I couldnt give a goodie to many of our team mates.... <BR> <BR> For a team goodie each month please log in and say HELLO Wed, 27 Jul 2011 21:40:52 EST New to the LWD team! Hello everyone. I am 51yrs old, on long term disability, I ave been dealing with spinal stenosis,decimated discs and acute arthritis for several years now. Some days I wish I could just sit but I try never to do that. I have had the hardest time accepting my limitations which ends up in crying because I have yet again done too much. <BR> <BR> I use the 10 in 10 Callanetics routine when my back is not being too hateful and walk, even if it is just a few minutes every day. My american bulldog ... Sat, 16 Jul 2011 00:09:46 EST Does anyone else have CMT & want to be my buddy? Hi. I'm Amanda. I don't know anyone except my mom with CMT. She's not big on sharing how the CMT affected her at my age. My case is also a little more advanced than hers. <BR> <BR> How do you exercise and see results? Also, the pain and exhaustion? <BR> <BR> I know this makes me sound nuts, but I feel that way sometimes! :) Fri, 15 Jul 2011 14:35:30 EST New to Spark People My name is Monica Stevens and I am new to Spark People. I am hear to learn about losing weight and how to improve my health. I have a disability due to multiple back surgeries (2x) ruptured disk replacement, crushed nerves affecting my right leg (thigh, calf and foot) and fused vertebrate(s) between April and June of 2011. <BR> <BR> I need to lose weight to help improve my back and its ability to heal yet my disability makes it difficult. I could really use some help from any one who have h... Thu, 7 Jul 2011 20:21:17 EST hello Hi, <BR> <BR> I am 30 years old. I have a form of Muscular Dystrophy. I am not in a wheelchair yet but I wear braces. <BR> <BR> I try to do free weights at least twice a week and also get in cardio at least twice a week. I try to push my self hard and do what I can as far as walking. I want to walk as much as I can as long as I still can, so this is my time to do it. I want to lose weight so maybe I can feel like I am have more flexibility and walk a bit better or feel stronger. <BR> I do... Fri, 1 Jul 2011 17:43:41 EST strength training Whats your routine? What do you see a DVD or a program you downloaded. I started strength training Sunday. This is the first time since 2001 I have done any work with weights. Back then exercise was a daily part of life. I had a personal trainer at the gym... before that I used a variety of VHS tapes.I can't not afford a gym membership or a pt being on SSDI now of course. I am using the strength training portion of a Biggest Loser dvd. I don't think it has enough of a variety of exercises.It... Thu, 30 Jun 2011 13:43:01 EST LWD JULY GOODIES I am given all a few goodie pts for the team in order to give out goodies too all I do not get enough points to do that ... <BR> <BR> SO this is my way of given out goodies if you post here at the end of each month I give out goodies to those who post .. so post the more you post the bigger the goodie Tue, 28 Jun 2011 15:30:28 EST Count By 5s 5 Fri, 24 Jun 2011 17:04:56 EST Count by 100;s 100 Wed, 22 Jun 2011 16:32:43 EST LWD SUMMER CHAT ROOM since today is the first day of summer please use this new chat room thank you Dee Tue, 21 Jun 2011 14:22:45 EST LWD ARE YOU HAPPY RIGHT NOW ???? YES Mon, 20 Jun 2011 22:50:02 EST Count By 10s 10 Mon, 20 Jun 2011 16:03:13 EST Bonus SPIN Are you spinning the wheel Sun, 19 Jun 2011 21:16:32 EST Words That Begin With D dietician Sun, 19 Jun 2011 16:29:45 EST Summer A-Z A-Asparagus Sun, 19 Jun 2011 16:22:21 EST Search of Identity I am in need of a transformation in my life. Was given a short time to live in 2002 but here I am today eight years later and 67 yrs old and am writing a book called, "In Search of Identity' and wish to get a healthy balance of eating since being unbalanced most my life in eathing habits. It's great to be able to have this site to rely on. Thank you for being my friend. Fri, 17 Jun 2011 14:46:51 EST Grandma Lin I'm once again starting a new plan. Sun, 12 Jun 2011 10:49:10 EST Need a buddy I am a 55 yr old quadriplegic. I seem to have tried everything to try to lose weight. I want to be successful and thought I would try spark. I have gave birth to 3 children who are now adults. I blame them for part of my weight gain-lol. The other part of weight gain is the sweet tooth I have. Plus the fact that I'm now 55 doesn't help. I would like to meet somebody I can connect with and have the support I need. I live in the San Francisco bay area. Tue, 7 Jun 2011 22:10:37 EST Newbie here! So they say you can't teach old dogs new tricks..... for my sake I hope that isn't so. <BR> I'm 60 years old and very recently diagnosed as pre-diabetic. <BR> Lots of health issues all made worse by the fact that I'm considered morbidly obese. <BR> I'm truly looking for support here. I have never done anything like this before so I am gun shy. Mon, 6 Jun 2011 19:06:28 EST Hi I'm all new here! Hi folks my name is Brenda and I live in Florida, I am looking to lose some weight and start being more healthy. I have some pretty active Grand kids and need to keep up a little more! I used to enjoy a lot of activities but since my back injury I find that most of those activities are just to painful or I end up back at the hospital, so I need to find a way to be active and not cause so much pain that I am laid out! Any suggestions would be great. Mon, 6 Jun 2011 14:45:52 EST Hi everyone...I am new here. Hi ~ I have gained over 60 pounds in the past year or so because of Lyme Disease. It seems that no matter what I eat or do for exercise, I can't drop an ounce (literally!) I went from a size 6/8 to a size 18 or 1W and I am tired of being fat. I keep thinking that if I could at least get my old body back at little bit, I would be better able to fight the Lyme and its symptoms. Anyways, if you have any words of wisdom or just a friendly hello, I could sure use it right now...Thanks Mon, 6 Jun 2011 00:30:41 EST Hello! I am married to my best friend (together since 1996) and have 4 totally rockin kids. On Oct 21, 2008 I was in a bad car accident (my toyota corolla vs a semi sized RV). I have brain and spinal cord injuries C4-6 and L4-5 in addition to chronic pancreatitis and a few other health issues and I am in a wheelchair. After my accident food became a comfort for me. Eating was the one thing I could do by myself and still find pleasure in. I have come a long way since then but not without becoming an... Fri, 3 Jun 2011 17:41:44 EST I'm New :) My name is Katie and I am ready to make the changes in my life that are necessary to start living again and meet some wonderful people that are on a journey also... I hope I can Inspire some of you with my story as well ... I was a very active person and 5 years ago got a cold which turned into pneumonia and then congestive heart failure ..I spent 29 days in the hospital, 12 in ICU and the remainder in a mid level care, I gained 60 lbs in that short time. I went home to 3 boys 2 dogs and two ... Tue, 31 May 2011 15:46:35 EST Ready to Live I've been living for everyone else for the last 20 years and now it's my turn. I want to be able to do what I want to do, when I want to. I don't want to wait in the car because I can't walk that far. I don't want to be on the outside just watching because I'm not healthy enough to participate. This is Day 1 and I'm ready! Tue, 31 May 2011 13:16:35 EST LWD June GOODIES Hello please post a hello or an emoticon if you want a team goodie at the end of the month.... have a good summer <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 25 May 2011 22:53:39 EST newbie Hello just wanted to introduce myself. I joined the MS board but it does not seem so active. I don't feel like I quite fit in terms of issues, mobility etc in other groups. I have struggled with weight my whole life up and down by a hundred pounds more than once. I medicated depression and pain with food. I have need to find a way to control that beast inside of me that drives me to binge. Sat, 21 May 2011 19:41:29 EST LWD MAY GOODIES in order to get Team goodies please post here Thu, 28 Apr 2011 00:34:19 EST Introduction My name is Danielle. I am 40 almost 41 year old Female. I have a disorder called Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Type III. It is a rare connective tissue disorder that causes loose joints and pain. I was diagnosed 12 years ago and they didn't get my pain managed well until 10 years ago. I had to give up a great deal once I was diagnosed and I just went into a depression. I was 115 lbs and couldn't gain a pound (sickening huh) and then once I couldn't work anymore they pounds began to creep on. What ma... Wed, 27 Apr 2011 19:16:06 EST DEE'S MOM HAD A STROKE!! PLEASE PRAY! ATTENTION: <BR> Just received a phone call from DEE. Her Mom had a stroke this morning. She said her dad heard a commotion around 5a.m. and found her on the floor unresponsive. <BR> Around 8:30 a.m. she was beginning to move one side a little and speaking some. <BR> <BR> Dee said she would try to give updates as she could...Please send out Prayers! <BR> <BR> Link to Dee's Page! <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>E107 </link> Thu, 21 Apr 2011 09:36:06 EST New to SparkPeople and disabled I am hoping to find others here who's experiences can help me gain willpower etc to try and get healthier. I have several problems as a result of a brain infection. Addison's, myopathy, neuropathy, mitochondrial disease, diabetes etc. I have to take steroids daily to live and am in a wheelchair part of the time. I cannot exercise, the myopthy doesn't allow my muscles to work properly and I have a lot of pain. I try to diet but can't stick with it. I get frustrated when I eat only 800 ca... Wed, 13 Apr 2011 13:57:18 EST 30 DAYS TO A GREENER LIFESTYLE Today's SP "30 Days to a Greener Lifestyle" is, <BR> <BR> "Recycle. Most people can recycle more thn they do. Paper, magazines, cardboard, cereal boxes, glass, aluminum foil, cans and even grocery bags should go in your bin, not the trash." <BR> <BR> Fri, 1 Apr 2011 19:46:52 EST LWD APRIL GOODIES POSTING POST FOR GOODIES IF YOU POST HERE AT THE END OF THE MONTH YOU WILL GET A TEAM GOODIE Tue, 29 Mar 2011 16:46:54 EST new here ... I became disabled in Nov I hurt my back and lost all feeling in the lower left leg and foot I walk with a cane but can't really walk to far or I am in alot of pain. I am hoping to get some ideas on how to get into shape and get back on my feet and working again. I use to be a truck driver and no I can never return to that but I would like to be able to be a caregiver to the elderly. Its important to me to be able to at least do that. I have a wii but can't do the workouts that I use to I ... Tue, 22 Mar 2011 20:39:34 EST New to the Team Hi my name is Peggy.. I have Dermatomyositis. It affects the muscles and connective tissues. I have Fibromyalgia too. I am still looking and learning all Spark has to offer and found this team and felt like I belonged here since I am disabled and trying to lose weight too. <BR> Sat, 19 Mar 2011 14:49:01 EST Kathy Surgrey It went well today and hopefully she will be back to us soon .. read the blog her son is writting for her Fri, 4 Mar 2011 22:37:25 EST 31 days to a HEALTHIER DIET March 1 <BR> <BR> Keep a food <BR> diary. Before you <BR> can improve your diet, <BR> you have to know <BR> where you stand. <BR> Record everything you <BR> eat and drink for five <BR> days and use these <BR> tips to improve your <BR> diet a little bit each <BR> day Tue, 1 Mar 2011 17:00:51 EST LWD ****Spring Chat Room hello team <BR> <BR> and On Fri Our Kathy is going into to have her knee replaced <BR> <BR> please use the posting Tue, 1 Mar 2011 16:56:54 EST LWD March Goodies Post Feb is closed all goodies given out start fresh here Wed, 23 Feb 2011 23:08:12 EST LWD Spring A thru Z A Amusement park Wed, 23 Feb 2011 19:52:35 EST Here I am to save the day... oh wait thats mighty mouse right? lol. well here i am anyway. My names Debi and you can either call me Debi or jazzy I am in the midwest where its cold cloudy and soon to be rainy. I have cp on one side and arthritis most likely caused by Cp on the other. I'm in a chair when I go shopping and walk log distances , but try to just use my cane and exercise sitting in a chair . But am not letting myself get lazy.... well trying not to any way. Wed, 23 Feb 2011 13:14:14 EST Hi Hi everyone I am three days into my change of lifestyle and doing good. Must admit a lot of my problems is not being able to do what I used to. I have always been a busy person finding a way to do things even if it meant laying on the lawn to cut out flower beds lol. Two years ago I then developed major back problems which has hindered me. I eat for comfort, but in the long run it just makes me unhappy and less mobile. I happened accross this site and am so happy I did as it`s seems like it w... Sun, 20 Feb 2011 16:16:15 EST News about Vicki She had a small heart attack and is in the hospital <link><BR>WALL1942 </link> Tue, 8 Feb 2011 17:31:29 EST LWD You know when you are tired WHEN YOU KNOW YOU ARE TIRED WHEN <BR> <BR> I am falling asleep and dropping stitches when knitting Sat, 5 Feb 2011 12:35:50 EST LWD 28 Days to a Healthier Heart Feb 1 <BR> <BR> <BR> Get a checkup. <BR> Your doctor <BR> doesn't just treat <BR> disease. She also offers <BR> screenings and <BR> preventive care. <BR> Knowing your health <BR> status (and risk) will <BR> help make lifestyle <BR> changes in areas that <BR> need improvement Tue, 1 Feb 2011 08:36:12 EST What to wear?? As you start the challenge to loose weight, and once you have achieved you goal, one of the regular things you will ask yourself is 'What shall I wear?' <BR> This is particularly problematic for People with disabilities. <BR> I would love to hear of your clothing problems and complaints. These will be passed onto the students who take part in the Fashion Moves Garment Design Competition. <BR> You are welcome to learn about this and our other work by looking at <BR> www.fashionmovescompetitio... Sun, 30 Jan 2011 00:16:43 EST Name a Famous Person Hillary Clinton Fri, 28 Jan 2011 17:39:27 EST LWD 2011 February Goodies hello everyone Wed, 26 Jan 2011 09:58:44 EST LWD Counting by 2 2 Wed, 26 Jan 2011 08:50:11 EST CLOSED POST PLEASE READ We have closed some threads please do not post there.. they are closed Please watch your threads thanks you Dee Tue, 25 Jan 2011 17:44:19 EST Messsage from Coach Jen This is just a friendly reminder to please not pass along "chain" type SparkMails or comments on your SparkPage. There's one going around right now about being a beautiful person and passing it along to 3 other people you know. It's nice in theory, but can easily get out of hand. <BR> <BR> I'd ask that you spread the word to prevent things like this from continuing. <BR> <BR> Thanks! <BR> <BR> Coach Jen <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 25 Jan 2011 16:58:06 EST A-Z Occupations Acupuncturist Tue, 25 Jan 2011 16:52:39 EST Two Emoticon s-Change 1 <em>9</em> <em>252</em> Mon, 24 Jan 2011 18:25:09 EST A-Z Places to Visit Antartica Mon, 24 Jan 2011 18:22:14 EST Words that Begin with the Letter B begin Mon, 24 Jan 2011 18:19:16 EST LWD Winter fun A thru Z this can be anything from cuddling to an open fire , roasted chestnuts or a bowl of soup Wed, 12 Jan 2011 11:12:58 EST Jan's 31 Days to Unbreakable Resolutions Jan 1 <BR> <BR> If you haven't yet settled on your top goals for the year, do so today. Writing down your goals (in specific terms) means you're more likely to achieve them." <BR> <BR> Tue, 11 Jan 2011 23:52:08 EST LWD 2011 Login in points 5 Thu, 6 Jan 2011 18:06:39 EST Have info - need info A while ago, I mentioned that I had a blanket lifter for the foot of my bed. The other day, I got the catalog that I ordered it from. I wanted to share the info for those of us who can't stand blankets on their feet. You can go to "" and it's called the Sheet and Blanket Support. Their price is 14.99, item number 310583. This catalog has a number of items for the disabled to make life easier. <BR> <BR> In return, I ask if anyone has any info about bed padding. I sleep on a ho... Mon, 3 Jan 2011 10:03:36 EST Today I am Thankful For: getting 4 weeks worth of groceries for the price of one. Sun, 2 Jan 2011 20:38:09 EST Input needed - Health Project for the Disabled Hello everyone and Happy New Year. I would like to get some input on a project I am thinking about. I am going to school online for my Masters in Public Health, I currently have a BS in Health Education. I became interested in Public Health after my injury because of the problems I had with access until my disability came through, anyway, I have become interested in Health for the Disabled. I have noticed that when I go to the doctor or therapy they want to do all kinds of things that are not... Sun, 2 Jan 2011 15:11:17 EST Input needed - Health Project for the Disabled Hello everyone and Happy New Year. I would like to get some input on a project I am thinking about. I am going to school online for my Masters in Public Health, I currently have a BS in Health Education. I became interested in Public Health after my injury because of the problems I had with access until my disability came through, anyway, I have become interested in Health for the Disabled. I have noticed that when I go to the doctor or therapy they want to do all kinds of things that are not... Sun, 2 Jan 2011 15:10:44 EST Input needed - Health Project for the Disabled Hello everyone and Happy New Year. I would like to get some input on a project I am thinking about. I am going to school online for my Masters in Public Health, I currently have a BS in Health Education. I became interested in Public Health after my injury because of the problems I had with access until my disability came through, anyway, I have become interested in Health for the Disabled. I have noticed that when I go to the doctor or therapy they want to do all kinds of things that are not... Sun, 2 Jan 2011 15:10:10 EST LWD 2011 New Year a new day HAppy New year ,, right now I am just changing a few of our posting ... Bonnie has left right now and hopefully will be back in July..... <BR> <BR> Vicki and Kathy are new co leaders with me .. we will be having new posting and new games but would love to hear what do you want to see and how do you want us to help you ? <BR> <BR> please stop by and say hello Sat, 1 Jan 2011 12:39:16 EST LWD You know you are having a good day when tell us what made your day Sat, 1 Jan 2011 12:35:19 EST LWD 2011 New Please Introduce yourself here ? Hello all new comers stop and say hello Sat, 1 Jan 2011 12:27:27 EST LWD 2011 What made you smile today ? did you see the blue jay, or bird in the garden , was it the sun shining or rain or was it someone told you a joke or story or just a hello What made you smile today ??? Sat, 1 Jan 2011 12:25:47 EST 2011 LWD What is your weather like ? sunny and still chill but the snow is melting Sat, 1 Jan 2011 12:24:05 EST LWD 2011 What am I proud of today ?? What did you do phyically, mentally or some one helped you or question what made your day Sat, 1 Jan 2011 12:21:57 EST LWD 2011 What is your goal for today ? this is just for the day something you want to do just for the day ... like clean a room, walk , water, fiber your mini goal Sat, 1 Jan 2011 12:20:28 EST LWD 2011 January GOODIES the idea is everyone one post here and in the chat rooms will get a team goodie at the end of the month Sat, 1 Jan 2011 12:18:43 EST 2011 LWD How do you feel today ? tired but good Sat, 1 Jan 2011 12:17:23 EST LWD 2011 What Obstacles , struggles do we have ? weather icy out and snow is melting but slippery Sat, 1 Jan 2011 12:16:14 EST LWD 2011 LOG IN PTS 2 Sat, 1 Jan 2011 12:12:11 EST Important information I received a very short email from Bonnie that she is sorry that she didnt give me enough notice but she is stepping down from leader and leaving sparks... <BR> <BR> I know she hasnt been feeling well and really dont know what happen... SHe will be missed especially by me ... <BR> <BR> I asked Kathy and Vicki to help lead the team... so please welcome to our new leaders <BR> <BR> <link><BR>WALL1942 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkp... Wed, 29 Dec 2010 21:15:16 EST LW D Jan Chat room Since people are having trouble with downloading the chat each month we will start a new one ... Some computers have a hard time downing pages of chat ..... <BR> <BR> Kathy already took down Christmas wow and also so far today is a busy day ,,, Wed, 29 Dec 2010 18:58:04 EST Hello Please read Bonnie and I would like to wish everyone a MERRY CHRISTMAS for those who celebrate the day and for those who dont .. I want to wish you a great day ENJoy .. Hugs and have a wonderful day to all Sat, 25 Dec 2010 11:04:49 EST 17 Day Diet Book and Diet Info? Hello LW Team Members, :) <BR> <BR> Happy Holidays to All! <BR> <BR> I heard about this today on Dr. Phil who was really advocating this diet. It seems to be a gradual lifestyle change that you do in 4 cycles of 17 day increments. I don't know much about it, except that there is a book. It's not available in bookstores and can only be purchased from <BR> <BR> I am wondering if any team members have purchased and or read the book or have any first/secondhand experience w... Sat, 25 Dec 2010 01:08:41 EST