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7/17/11 2:20 P

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Welcome to the Portland team Lisa! Do check out some of the teams that deal more with your specific health/food concerns. There are some really helpful and informative teams on this site.

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7/14/11 12:25 P

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"Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new." ~Brian Tracy

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7/13/11 7:17 P

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You say some important things regarding diet. May I suggest trying out a couple of teams that actively look at and discuss these very issues. One is the Paleo team, another is Clean Eating and Recipes team and/or the sister team Eating Clean. Another great team that discusses healthy diet options is called Nuts for Coconuts where we all share information, recipes and learn about the benefits of coconut and coconut oil. And, if you want to add another team that discusses natural and alternative ideas, recipes, and medicine check out the Natural Healing team. All these teams are active and full of interesting discussions.

Welcome to the Portland team. I live way out on the east side closer to Mt. Hood so I don't do much "hooking up". I have a couple of times and met some very nice and interesting Portland Sparkers. Generally, it's just too far to travel.

But I really love Portland--couldn't have a better city near by for sure!

Hospitals are terrific for traumatic care; for acute care. They do a really, really good job in saving lives when it's a sudden bleeding emergency. But in terms of chronic care, they're terrible; (that is) in terms of the illnesses that most people have, endure, that cost the most money, that last the longest and ultimately die from. -Dr. Andrew Saul

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7/13/11 5:24 P

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Hey there everyone! I'm relatively new to sparkpeople, and have only lived in portland for about 4 years now. I'm a local musician about to go mainstream and I'm trying to get that rock star body I used to have, back! Anyways, I'm 23 and looking for support! I have celiac disease and an eating problem- I love food. too much, in fact. I've just started back at the gym (with a 24hr fitness membership) and I've been really good about going almost everyday... I've been trying to lose my first fifteen lbs since April already and I seem to be going NOWHERE. I'm a local animator so my hours working are all kinds of wacky, which doesn't help my metabolism. I don't believe in the whole "starve yourself" diet, and I don't think any of those supplements they say on tv will work, actually does. Anyone have any advice as to how I should approach this? I feel stronger everyday, so I know i'm atleast building muscle, but I can't seem to lose anything off the ol' waistline. I'm looking for pals who can help support me and I can return the favor. :) Thanks Portland!

Patience is a Virtue, and hard work DOES pay off.

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