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12/14/13 12:37 A

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Thanks everyone for the warm welcome, I guess I'm kind of lost on this forum, by chance I found a list of where I've been and stumbled onto your welcomes. emoticon

Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's. (Ps 103:1-5)


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11/10/13 8:02 P

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Hello, and welcome to the team! Your topic-progress has been slow, BUT it's still a loss! I recently lost about 6 lbs. but when I went on vacation, I brought back "extra luggage". A few steps forward, and then a few pounds come back. It's totally disappointing. But like you, I have to stay with slow and steady. And if you remember the old adage-the turtle beat the rabbit. We'll just keep moving forward, even if it is slow! Kathy emoticon

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11/9/13 7:02 P

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Hi. Welcome to the team.

I love SparkPeople

Today is the first day of the rest of my life.

I am responsible for my own happiness.

My name is Bonnie I live in CT ET

I went from 258 to 126 pounds and have maintained it since 12/28/12.

Too Blessed to be Stressed.






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11/9/13 11:38 A

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Lynn, thank you! Welcome, and YOU are inspiring!

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11/9/13 7:21 A

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Joyfully~ Eliz in Minnesota

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my WOE is up to 50 g. carb, moderate protein, no sweeteners of any kind, high in good fats, and only REAL food!


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LYNNWANNABE's Photo LYNNWANNABE Posts: 998
11/9/13 5:35 A

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Welcome to this team, I have been here off and on since 2008 losing and re-gaining around 60 lbs [which I'm at again].. I finally realized that it was going to take a life long commitment. I saw people like Beth who not only lost large amounts of weight, but were sticking to it.. I had all this negative feelings about past failures and WHY bother, but.. I told myself to go easy and just start with tracking every bite I was eating with no limits on the calorie amount. Within two weeks I found myself psyched into doing program hardcore. I seriously believe if your going to succeed you need to remember to renew yourself daily to keep the focus and that's key to every binge and or failure you have. We can do this and I'm JUST starting on this team, though I've been invited before, I didn't see the value of a group support, but now I do and hope you will welcome me too, to help support you! We can do this if we commit to not losing sight of the benefits of SP. (I will read and read and read blogs until I feel myself challenged by the inspiration of others.. let's do this together!)
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11/8/13 3:26 P

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Thank you for being so welcoming everyone!

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11/8/13 1:12 P

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"Through dangers untold and hardships unnumbered, I have fought my way here to the castle beyond the Goblin City to take back the life that weight and ill health have stolen. For my will is as strong as yours, and my kingdom is as great.. You have no power over me."


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11/8/13 12:22 P

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Joyfully~ Eliz in Minnesota

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my WOE is up to 50 g. carb, moderate protein, no sweeteners of any kind, high in good fats, and only REAL food!


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11/8/13 7:24 A

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Welcome!! Doctors thought my mom had copd due to her smoking 50 plus years.She is now just on oxygen.So I can relate a bit to your struggles.I worked at a ladies gym and I had a woman who could not breath emoticon .She always did better on the days she moved a bit .Could you join a gym and walk slooow on the treadmill?Hugs to you.You are brave for coming back and telling your story.


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11/7/13 11:34 P

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Thanks to all of you for your responses. I came on tonight to log my food and blog. My day hasn't gone as planned, and it's been very, very long, but when I got on to log tonight here you all were with some encouragement and a kind word. Thank you so much for your welcomes and for cheering me on and up. Neat!

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11/7/13 4:51 P

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emoticon TINA, emoticon to our team.

What would you think if it was published that the healthy average weight loss for people is 2 ounces per week? In case that you loose 3 ounces one week, would you be happy?

What if you only loose 1 ounce? You would think that although you didn't meet the average, you are close to reach it, right?

I think that if you eat healthy, control your portions, etc, you will loose.

Don't compare your weight loss with anybody else, because every person has his or her own average, and that is the only way to measure. If your average is .5 ounce per week, every time that you loose that .5 ounce you are doing great! You are not loosing slow nor fast, you are loosing your average.

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11/7/13 12:26 P

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Realistically health issues can slow our progress. However they don't stop it. It is when we let ourselves get discouraged over the fact that it takes longer that can be problematic. So just do what you can and over time you will see the results.

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11/7/13 12:11 P

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My heart goes out to you. My DH has been finding it hard to exercise very much and his weight loss has been slowing down. But like others are saying slow and steady will do it.

"The world is one country and mankind its citizens" one of the many truths spoken by Baha'u'llah and "Love is the light that guideth in darkness, the living link that uniteth God with man, that assureth the progress of every illumined soul."


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FELINA's Photo FELINA Posts: 13,578
11/7/13 10:19 A

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emoticon to Spark and welcome to our team!
You have a great can do attitude and determination, in spite of chronic health issues. Don't worry about speed, slow and steady wins every time!
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11/7/13 10:05 A

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emoticon to the team and I wish you success.

Becky


"Anything is possible, It's your choice whether or not you choose to make IT happen."




"If a man really wants something he will find a way, if he doesn't he will find an excuse." Stephen Dolley, Jr.





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11/7/13 9:16 A

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Hello everyone. My name is Tina and I am 42. I am a believer, a wife, and a mother, and I love being all of those things. I was diagnosed with COPD when I was in my early 30's. I am not a smoker, nor have I ever been a smoker, but unfortunately those pollutants have cost me my lung health in an indirect way. I did not grow up heavy, and really only had to deal with weight once I had children. I gained a lot of weight with my last pregnancy. After my youngest child was born, my husband died suddenly, and I topped off around 200lbs only moving slightly lower after about a year after he died. But, once I became sick I gained more than a hundred pounds in less than a year. My heaviest weight was 307. I lost some of that once I recovered from about a 21/2 year pneumonia that kept me in bed most of the time. Thankfully, my family is about as supportive as it gets. I now weigh 281.6, and I have been as low as 265. Unfortunately, if I get pneumonia I tend to gain back what I may have lost. I've been in that cycle for a few years now, and even 15 to 20 pounds makes a huge difference in how I feel. I quit Sparkpeople a while back, just out of sheer discouragement with this cycle, but I kept trying in other ways...I really just know that if I do not keep chipping away at this, and maintaining the health I do have, I will loose ground. I don't want to do that. This past year, I can tell my disease has sort of found a new level...a lower level. I am fine with that, except I just want to go down fighting. I took steroids for 8 years, twice a day, but this past Summer I decided that the side effects were too much and that the trade off was no longer for me. That was my personal decision, I am not saying that others should, or should not, do the same, but only that I was done with them. I have been using a salt inhaler. My husband and children fully supported my decision, and so while I did feel some extra weakness in my lungs, I feel much better in other ways and am looking forward to continuing on without much medication...I feel free. Anyway, it may sound like COPD dominates my life, but I assure you it doesn't, it's just a factor that does dictate how certain things play out. One of those things is fitness and weight loss, but I am determined, always have been, and though I did take a break for a while from Spark, I think now I have fresh perspective and have recovered from what was really just a burned out feeling. So, here I am, back again, and still trying to fight. Thank you all for reading.

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