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5/2/10 7:12 P

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Hi all, been on sparks about 6 months and decided to join this group because I am struggling with my arthritis. Started using a walker part time in the past year-trying very hard to stay out of a wheelchair. I have arthritis in both knees-would be a candidate for knee replacement surgery if I lose enough weight-as well as arthritis in my lower back.

I am a 52 year old homeowner in Indianapolis. The cat rules our home and I work full time in the biotechnology field. Also do taxes part-time-fortunately tax season is over!

I am trying to work exercise into my life-swimming is the easiest, but seems to be hard to fit into my schedule. Haven't found many other things I like to do regularly so still struggling to get the weight off (probably need to lose 1/2 of me!).

Excited to be here. Hi everyone! Diana emoticon

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Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day, saying, "I will try again tomorrow." - Mary Anne Radmacher

When the world says, "Give up,"
Hope whispers, 'Try it one more time.'


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4/12/10 12:59 P

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Hi BARB........... I'm happy to see you introducing yourself........ There are a lot of members that can relate to what you are going through....... We are here to help keep each other motivated...... and be there to support........ you are never alone...... I hope to see you jump in and start posting...... it's great that you have your niece here too help you along....... it is hard to deal with a life change like this..... but it's something we have to do.... and we do it.. Best of luck on your journey....

Sherry... Leader. emoticon

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SW... 220 LBS... 15/4/08.
GW... 156 LBS.... 15/1/13.
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Hi everyone, joined the team about a week ago and then got caught up in dealing with family issues and issues of daily life in general.....so let's try this again.... Am looking forward to getting to know all of you, realizing I am not alone on being disabled.

Am 59 years old and have been disabled for 4-1/2+ years due to heart and lung problems, not to mention diabetic complications. Have had 2 open heart surgeries, last of which they did not give me much of a chance; have congestive heart failure and major breathing problems. Also have diabetes mellitus, type 2, with severe diabetic neuropathy of both legs and hands. Having been a business woman working in medicine all my life, am finding it very hard to be disabled and dealing with a total life change. After sevral years of being totally "on the bottom," I actually prayed to die... but, instead through the grace of God I was started on a spiritual journey that I would not give up for anything in the world; this is my first, second and third chosen activity of each and every day. I rejoined Spark in support of my niece with her Spark Program and in so doing learned lifestyle changes, getting several health issues under better control, and doing fitess plan made it possible to do more than I ever dreamed of doing again, not to mention losing weight along the way! The MOST AWESOME THING I HAVE BEEN BLESSED WITH BESIDES REJOINING SPARK AND ALL IT HAS TO OFFER IS THE GROWTH OF MY SPIRITUAL JOURNEY TO BEYOND WHAT WORDS CAN EXPLAIN!!!... all of which I am eternally grateful for.


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O Lord, Thank You For Peace and Serenity and True Love, Love of You, and Knowing You Love and Care For Me So Much More in Return. Amen.

"Sometimes it's a mistake to think your will is God's will!!!"

ONE DAY, ONE STEP AT A TIME IS ALL I CAN ASK FOR...AND IN RETURN, BE ETERNALLY GRATEFUL FOR THE HEALTH & HAPPINESS I AM ENJOYING AT THIS TIME IN MY LIFE. IT IS SO PRECIOUS!!! THANK YOU LORD!


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4/1/10 5:33 P

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Hi PJ.......... Yes getting back to work after not being there awhile can be hard...... but you did it..... just hang in there and take one step at a time.... You have to eat...... eating the right foods is going to help you to lose weight........ emoticon

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SW... 220 LBS... 15/4/08.
GW... 156 LBS.... 15/1/13.
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4/1/10 5:19 P

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Thanks for the welcome. Still trying to reorient myself around and get motivated. Today was first day back at work after my last surgery. Only a half day but I am tired and trying not to eat just because.

PJ

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hello and welcome to the team and great that you are cancer free 2 years Good luck with your goals PJ

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Hi PJ......... I'm happy to see your here introducing yourself....... 2 years cancer free is emoticon I can relate to using a wheelchair.... when I first started Sparks........ I was in one....and from there to a walker...... now a cane.... This team has been so helpful and supportive..... I don't know what I would be doing if I had not found this site......

There are a lot of different exercises you can check out..... I know there is a team for chair exercises..... I do a lot of cardio even now..... Good luck...... The support is here for you..... Just jump in and don't forget to have some fun along the way...

Sherry... Leader. emoticon

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SHERRE...

SW... 220 LBS... 15/4/08.
GW... 156 LBS.... 15/1/13.
MY WEIGHT .. 17/1/13/ 151 LBS.
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3/29/10 2:16 P

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I'm not really that new to SparkPeople I joined in 2007. However, right after I joined I was diagnosed with cancer. I am now 2 years cancer free, however I am still trying to get over the cure. After 10 surgeries, the most recent Feb 11 of this year, I have been unable to put weight on one leg since Feb of 2009. I have to use a walker or wheelchair, and this house is not built for either. It makes it hard to get motivated for exercising but I hope this group and help me out. I look forward to being a part of the team and saying goodbye to this weight for good.

PJ

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3/8/10 6:06 P

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Hello there ROTTLADY........... Welcome to the team........ Wow you have done well with your weight loss....... I'm so happy you found us........ This is a great team....... and the support is amazing.... jump right in anywhere you feel comfortable....... We all have some kind of disability......... and working together......... keeping each other motivated is the best way to go.......... Best of luck with all your goals.........

Sherry... Leader.. emoticon

IT'S 2017
SHERRE...

SW... 220 LBS... 15/4/08.
GW... 156 LBS.... 15/1/13.
MY WEIGHT .. 17/1/13/ 151 LBS.
NEW WEIGHT 17/O9/2017 AFTER HOSPITAL STAY....... 134 LBS.
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I have been with sparks since Oct 09 and just now saw this team. I am 56 with fibro, arthritis, heart problem and limited mobility. I am and have been trying to walk after having spent ten years in a power chair. I am facing knee replacement as part of becoming a healthier me. Suffered a bad knee surgery last year and have been loosing weight to make this one successful. Was 293 and now am 221 and still working my way down. I am an animal lover and love my rottweiler hence my name.Check me out .You can never have to many friends or support. emoticon

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2/24/10 7:30 P

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Hi SUZY.............. Welcome to the team...... it's great to have you with us.......... There are a lot of members here still in wheelchairs...... some halfway out...... others never getting out.. and lots of different kinds of disability's.... But we are here to support and motivate each other........ Your journey will not be alone...... there will always be someone here to talk to and willing to help in any way.....

Jump right in anywhere you feel comfortable..... get to know everyone...... and have fun along the way...... Good luck with all your goals...... Hang in there..... emoticon

Sherry... Leader.. emoticon

IT'S 2017
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SW... 220 LBS... 15/4/08.
GW... 156 LBS.... 15/1/13.
MY WEIGHT .. 17/1/13/ 151 LBS.
NEW WEIGHT 17/O9/2017 AFTER HOSPITAL STAY....... 134 LBS.
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2/24/10 6:33 P

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Himy name is suzy I am 34 and live with my partner and daughter who is 3 I am in a wheelchair most of the time I can take a few steps but can only manage very short distances so out of the house i use a wheelchiar and incide i use crutches or the walls lol
I have always struggled with my weight but I ballooned after hving my daughter as we drove through a lot of drive throughs so i could eat a meal without her crying and it just got worse from there
I have always made excuses for the fact I am a couch potato i cant use a gym they dont cater for wheelchairs ,my epilepsy tires me out it does but 5 minutes wont kill me so now I have pushed 30 minutes a day and do at least 5 miles on my recumbent exercise bike.
thankyou for welcoming me to oyur group and it is a pleasure to be here

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2/22/10 7:25 P

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Hi NICOLE........... Welcome to the team......... I'm happy to see you introducing yourself to the team.... you certainly have gone through a lot of surgery's..... and all unsuccessful....... Losing weight while having disability's is hard....... but it can be done.....Just keep posting...... and chatting with the other members...... the support here is great..... and you will meet a lot of great people who will be there to support and keep you motivated on your journey..... Your not alone anymore....... Good luck with all your goals....

Sherry... Leader. emoticon

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SW... 220 LBS... 15/4/08.
GW... 156 LBS.... 15/1/13.
MY WEIGHT .. 17/1/13/ 151 LBS.
NEW WEIGHT 17/O9/2017 AFTER HOSPITAL STAY....... 134 LBS.
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READYTODOTHIS30 Posts: 2
2/22/10 6:08 P

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Hello, my name is nicole and I am 30 years old. My sparkpage name is readytodothis30. I was interested in this sparkteam because my doctor has declared me 100% disabled about 1 year ago. I have a incisional hernia that can not be repaired at this time. I have been having problems with the same hernia for over 2 years now. I have had 4 unsuccessful hernia surgeries all in less than a year. They have been telling me the whole time that the more surgeries I have to more it is likely when they open me up they wont be able to put everything back together. It is a very scary situation. I am very limited to what I am able to do so exercising can be very difficult and frustrating. I joined a gym and got myself a personal trainer so I would not hurt myself. But when I met the personal trainer he said he would like to speak with my doctor before starting working me out. Come to find out the money for the personal trainer was a loss because I could not do anything with him. So I try my hardest to walk on the treadmill because that is all I am allowed to do. But the pain of the hernia keeps me bound a lot of times. I am needing to lose 100 pounds before they want to do another surgery. I am currently also on pain management and trying to get my disability through Social Security. I feel so lost and feel that I am not going to lose the weight due to lack of exercise. Hopefully maybe someone knows something that may be able to help me and keep me encouraged. I am not going to lie, sometimes I wonder "why am I doing this to myself" but then I think it is because I would like to live life and not die at an early age. I am also doing this for my 3 little girls. Right now they are with my family because of my health and I miss them so much. Please just keep me in your prayers and I will be praying for all of you too. Thank God for sparkpeople. GOD BLESS YOU ALL AND THE BEST OF LUCK TO YOU ALL!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Hi MISHA---Glad that you joined us----come right in and know that you are not alone you are at the right place-----Get together with us----we are very friendly and supportive.-----We also like to have fun-----Come on in!!

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Hi MICHELLE.......... Welcome to the team..... it's great to have you with us......... I hope you will get your Spark page up......... so we can come by and get to know you better....... also support better.... I'm happy to see you here already introducing yourself to the team......... Jump in wherever you feel comfortable...... Good luck with living a healthier life style.......

Sherry.. Leader.. emoticon

IT'S 2017
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SW... 220 LBS... 15/4/08.
GW... 156 LBS.... 15/1/13.
MY WEIGHT .. 17/1/13/ 151 LBS.
NEW WEIGHT 17/O9/2017 AFTER HOSPITAL STAY....... 134 LBS.
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Hi, I'm Michelle, but feel free to call me Misha. I am 20 and have cerebral palsy which requires me to use a chair part time. I also have depression and generalized anxiety disorder. I walk with crutches but use a chair if I need to carry something heavy or go a really long distance.

I joined sparkpeople to curb emotional eating that I do as a result of the GAD and improve my health so I can minimize the effects of the CP. Thank you for being here. I thought I was alone.

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Hi MARIE........ Welcome to the team......... I'm happy to see you already introducing yourself to the team......... We are here to help you get out and do more things....... Lots of us can relate to being active and then all of a sudden not doing anything....... Jump in wherever you feel comfortable.... the support is great...... and you will meet some wonderful people with a lot of the same things.........

Sherry... Leader.. emoticon

IT'S 2017
SHERRE...

SW... 220 LBS... 15/4/08.
GW... 156 LBS.... 15/1/13.
MY WEIGHT .. 17/1/13/ 151 LBS.
NEW WEIGHT 17/O9/2017 AFTER HOSPITAL STAY....... 134 LBS.
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Hi, I'm MADGM66. I am new to this team. I joined because my disability is a daily struggle to accept. I am legally blind from Retinitis Pigmentosa. That is Tunnel Vision and Night Blindness with a side of Cystoid Macular Edema which means my central vision is also blurry.
I inherited this genetic condition from my poor Mom. She is 25 years older than me and that means I see my probable future all the time. It breaks my heart and scares the stuffing out of me.
I've given up driving because it's so dangerous but that also meant giving up a large piece of my independence. It depresses me at times and I am an emotion eater. I've also found myself acting like a hermit. That is the opposite of what I was before.
I'm hoping to change all that with the help of The SparkPeople.
I'm a wife, mother and grandmother. I'm 44 years old and 75 pounds over my ideal weight. I've been overweight since 3rd grade except for the few times I've used fad starvation diets but then of course I always gained it back plus 20.
I want to get healthy. I want to gain the courage to ride the bus more than just a few times a year. I want to recapture some independence. I want to make some friends who understand and care.
Thank you for listening,
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1/25/10 1:48 P

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Hi KRISTIE......... Welcome to the team...... it's great to have you with us........ There are lots of other members that can relate to what your going through........ there are some chair teams you could check out too...... when your ready and feel you can start exercise......... Sparks is about living a healthier life style....... Check out your nutrition tracker..... and see what works for you......... We are here to support and keep you motivated...... So be sure and check out a few of the other team threads...... then jump right in and get to know everyone........ Good luck with your goals...

Sherry... Leader. emoticon

IT'S 2017
SHERRE...

SW... 220 LBS... 15/4/08.
GW... 156 LBS.... 15/1/13.
MY WEIGHT .. 17/1/13/ 151 LBS.
NEW WEIGHT 17/O9/2017 AFTER HOSPITAL STAY....... 134 LBS.
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1/24/10 10:49 P

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I am new to this team. Like Rose I was born with Spina Bifida which confines me to a wheelchair. I also have Fibromyalgia, Hydrocephilus, & a lot of other health issues. I walked with braces & crutches until I was 14, but now I am permanently in the chair full time. My biggest goal is to get my independance back!!! Between spinal surgery that paralyzed my legs completely (only paralyzed from the knees down, now from the hips down)5 yrs ago, & Fibromyalgia & Arthritis & all the meds I am on my independance has slipped away!!! If I can get 50 lbs off then it will be easier to get around & maybe cut down on the constant pain I am in. I have exercises I can do from my bed or wheelchair, but I just found out I have a bone spur in my neck & my arm tingles & goes numb when I sit up so I am afraid to do any exercising right now. I have been on the diet 16 days & I have lost 11 lbs. I hope soon I can start an exercise program along with the nutrition part!!! Rose please let me know if there is anything I can do to help!!! Thanks Kristie

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Hi BICHONMOMMY............ Welcome to the team........ it's great to have you with us....... We have a lot of other members in wheelchairs.... some who have gotten out of them....... lots of us can only do chair exercises...... so you will fit right in....... and meet a lot of wonderful people along your journey....... that will be here to support and keep you motivated....... I hope you would consider getting your Spark page up........ it helps us to better support you...... and get to know you better....... if you need any help with that....... just let me know......... I wish you the best of luck with all your goals...... and living a healthier life style........

Sherry... Leader. emoticon

IT'S 2017
SHERRE...

SW... 220 LBS... 15/4/08.
GW... 156 LBS.... 15/1/13.
MY WEIGHT .. 17/1/13/ 151 LBS.
NEW WEIGHT 17/O9/2017 AFTER HOSPITAL STAY....... 134 LBS.
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JAN 13...... 156 LBS.
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I am in a wheelchair 90% of the time and then on crutches when not using my chair. My bone disease affects all bones except left arm, so using my chair I use my legs to help propel ( and give them somewhat of a workout). This is something I was born with but the wheelchair did not become necessary until about 10 years ago. I have many fractures so there will be times i can't exercise but I am determined to pick up as soon as i can!
I am currently only able to exercise by doing deep water bicycling at our local YMCA. I am determined this year to not only lose weight and take pressure of my hips but also so live healthier and ultimately i hope find some other exercise's that I can do! Once I reach my goal of more than once a week in the pool - mainly 3 x a week, I plan to meet with a fitness instructor and find out what else I can maybe use in the fitness room. I used to ride a recumbent stationery bike but am not able as of right now.
I am looking forward to learning alot from everyone else in this group. The motivation and support are what I am craving!

thanks!

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1/22/10 5:38 P

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Hi KUNAMA.......... Welcome to the team....... I use to be in a wheelchair too...... and was afraid to go to a pool because of it...... But now I think who cares..... if your disabled then you are...... and there is no reason why we shouldn't be able to do most of the things other people without a disability do......

We are all in the same boat here...... and we do what we can do..... the amount you lose should not matter........ Stick to eating healthier.... and getting the exercise you can do daily.... or whenever you can do it..

Sparks has lots to offer...... take your time and look around..... Post when you can..... and get the support and motivation you need..... I'm happy to have you with us...... And we can be your kick in the butt to get you into the pool....

Sherry.. Leader. emoticon

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SW... 220 LBS... 15/4/08.
GW... 156 LBS.... 15/1/13.
MY WEIGHT .. 17/1/13/ 151 LBS.
NEW WEIGHT 17/O9/2017 AFTER HOSPITAL STAY....... 134 LBS.
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Well um, Hi there :-) I've joined up here hoping to help me on my weightloss journey. Although it's a bit awkward trying to track foods on an american site when you are in the UK! I'm hoping that the tools on here will push me along because I'm sick of my dietician acting like my worth as a person is based on how much weight I have lost - you should have seen her face when I weighed in at 5kg less than before at our last appointment :-(

I have been using a wheelchair for just over a year now and was on crutches for about a year before that. I need a kick up the butt to go swimming because I just can't bring myself to be hoisted into the pool.

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Hi ALISON.......... it's great to see you here introducing yourself....... I think I also seen you have been to a few other team threads....... Which is great by the way..... Talk to you again soon..

Sherry... Leader. emoticon

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SW... 220 LBS... 15/4/08.
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NEW WEIGHT 17/O9/2017 AFTER HOSPITAL STAY....... 134 LBS.
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It's all in my mind;and "...minds are like parachutes,they only work when they are open!" Zen quote ingrained in me by my Father as a teenager that has served me often & well. Thanks Dad! ;)


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Hey everyone ! I'm Alison, raven2feathers, and I'm new to this team myself. I have my spark page up so please drop by. Take care !

Oh Great Spirit who dwells in the sky, lead us to the path of peace and understanding. Our lives are so short here, walking upon Mother Earth's surface. Let our eyes be opened to all the blessings you have given us. Please hear our prayers, oh Great Spirit.

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Hi JAZZYONE........ Welcome to the team...... I have also been to your Spark page....... I'm glad you have already introduced yourself...... The support is great...... and the members are all wonderful people who will help you stay motivated....... Good luck with all your goals....... Jump in wherever you feel comfortable...... I'm looking forward to getting to know you better... and seeing more of you here..

Sherry... Leader. emoticon

IT'S 2017
SHERRE...

SW... 220 LBS... 15/4/08.
GW... 156 LBS.... 15/1/13.
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NEW WEIGHT 17/O9/2017 AFTER HOSPITAL STAY....... 134 LBS.
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JAN 13...... 156 LBS.
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Hello again "JAZZ"------Just been to your page and so glad to see you here and we to see more of you on the threads!! emoticon

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hi emoticon

It's all in my mind;and "...minds are like parachutes,they only work when they are open!" Zen quote ingrained in me by my Father as a teenager that has served me often & well. Thanks Dad! ;)


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Hello BONNIE---We're glad that you introduced yourself and glad to get to know you-------looking forward to seeing you on the threads and joining in with us--------we're friendly---supportive and like lots of fun!! emoticon

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Hi BONNIE........ It's great to see you here....... You have a wonderful positive attitude..... and that will help..... I use to be in a wheelchair.... and at that time I did chair exercises....... Also the support here has kept me coming back...... and doing great on my journey...... I still use the wheelchair for shopping or long trips....... other wise I use my cane or walker....... Stick around..... post and check things out..... Get to know everyone... You will find a lot of people on this team are in wheelchair's.......... but we all do what we can do...... Keep moving forward........ I'm happy to see someone else from Canada....

Sherry.... Leader.. emoticon

IT'S 2017
SHERRE...

SW... 220 LBS... 15/4/08.
GW... 156 LBS.... 15/1/13.
MY WEIGHT .. 17/1/13/ 151 LBS.
NEW WEIGHT 17/O9/2017 AFTER HOSPITAL STAY....... 134 LBS.
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JAN 13...... 156 LBS.
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Hello Everybody..I just joined your team & have to say I am glad I did...My name is Bonnie and I have transverse myelitis. I was hit with it JANUARY 2007. I was near DEATH but I have fought like hell to get better....Each Day I Pray for strength to carry on. I am in a wheelchair & I also use a walker. I am looking forward to getting to know you all...
p.s I am in CANADA.

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Hello ROSE.......... Welcome to the team...... it's great that you have already introduced yourself..... I would hope you might open your Spark page...... we can better support you......... This team has many members in wheelchairs...... and not able to do much..... I'm one of them...... Sparks has lots to offer...... Check out some of the cardio...... and there is are teams for chair exercises..... Lots of resources........ Jump right in.....and start getting the support this team has to offer...... Best of luck with all your goals..

Sherry... Leader. emoticon

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IT'S 2017
SHERRE...

SW... 220 LBS... 15/4/08.
GW... 156 LBS.... 15/1/13.
MY WEIGHT .. 17/1/13/ 151 LBS.
NEW WEIGHT 17/O9/2017 AFTER HOSPITAL STAY....... 134 LBS.
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JAN 13...... 156 LBS.
Sept 15.......135 LBS 2017 HOME

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ROSE----welcome to the team-----we're glad you found us and you've come to the right place.------This team is filled with people in wheeled chairs and using walkers and canes and you name it----we have it.-----There are many here who can and will help you. We are a very supportive team------you only need to ask and someone will answer. -------There is a great accumulation of info and wisdom here for you. We will help you any way that we can. emoticon emoticon
(Where is the KW area???)
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Hi Everyone

I am a 30yr female with spina bifida, and use a wheelchair to get around. I have gain a good chunk of weight the last couple of years... for varies reasons... not as activity as before and some health issues that left me not able to be active.
I am struggling with getting control over my weight and getting back into shape... I can't seem to find my motivation - though I thought I would get motivated to get into shape with my cruise coming up this year - but nothing so far or stick with a plan of action. Money is a issue also, can't afford to go to a gym - though finding one that would be a benefit to me anyways is difficult
Anyone out there with the same disability or similar.
I'd love to hear about some ideas, motivation ideas, things I could try...
I do want to change, but on the other side I don't..its a constant battle within me - if that makes sense to anyone.
I live in the KW area - if anyone is near there
Thanks
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Hello MOMZ............ Welcome to the team....... it's great to have you here.......... We all have some problems with getting exercises in daily...... but there is a way........ Stick around and get to know the team....... the support is wonderful..... and we try and have a little fun along the way.... Good luck with all your goals...... I hope we will be seeing more of you..

Sherry... Leader.. emoticon

IT'S 2017
SHERRE...

SW... 220 LBS... 15/4/08.
GW... 156 LBS.... 15/1/13.
MY WEIGHT .. 17/1/13/ 151 LBS.
NEW WEIGHT 17/O9/2017 AFTER HOSPITAL STAY....... 134 LBS.
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NOV/13...... 136 LBS.
JAN 13...... 156 LBS.
Sept 15.......135 LBS 2017 HOME

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Hello MOMLUVSU2-----We are glad that you found us and that you are here-----We are a very supportive team and our members really help each other over the rough spots------we all need that some times.Wish you would open your Sparkpage so that we can get to know you better. Hope to see more of you and that you will join in the chat and challenges emoticon

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Hello I am new my old team which consisted of my son,daughter and me is no longer. I have too many problems to mention but I am going to try and get back down to a good size. I have trouble with exercise but I get my water in every day.

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Hello
How are you doing and are you meeting your goal(s)? I hope you are staying and doing well. I am sorry that I have not been online or in the team rooms. I have been sick since Friday. I felt so weak, could not eat, having the chills, and not even out of bed. I am here now for you all. My son left back to college that night (Friday) and we had a good visit.
He looked really good even if he had a beard (or facial hair) as you can see on my page. We all cried after he got on the bus and he will not be back until May again.
Well, I'm back now and feeling a little better. It's quiet again even though I have the radio or TV on. I was not ready to let go again, but I know he's doing good. Well, I need to let the other teams that I'm here again. Take care, talk to you soon and have a good evening.It's good to be back.
Always, ERNA

Live 1 day at a time and live it to the fullest. Wish you all the best that life has to offer.... Stay focused, positive and it will get you where you want to be or done in life itself.
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MAMAKATT----Hi and welcome to the team-------we can certainly help you with chair exercise-------we nearly all do them. Glad that you found us and we hope to see more of you on the threads emoticon

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Hello MAMAKATT.......... Welcome to the team....... I'm happy to see you already introducing yourself.... I can surly relate to being active all my life.... and then I ended up in a wheelchair for two years... Now I need a walker or cane to get around..... I do lots of chair cardio...... You can find all kinds of chair exercises here on Sparks......

I also see your from Alberta........ I live in a same town called Vegreville in Alberta..... It's great to have you with us...... Good luck with all your goals...... and be sure and come in and get to know the team....... the support is great....

Sherry... Leader.. emoticon

IT'S 2017
SHERRE...

SW... 220 LBS... 15/4/08.
GW... 156 LBS.... 15/1/13.
MY WEIGHT .. 17/1/13/ 151 LBS.
NEW WEIGHT 17/O9/2017 AFTER HOSPITAL STAY....... 134 LBS.
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NOV/13...... 136 LBS.
JAN 13...... 156 LBS.
Sept 15.......135 LBS 2017 HOME

SHERRE.


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hi everyone.I'm a 38yr old mom from alberta who is having great difficulty adjusting to being disabled.I have always led an active life till now and due to the meds and depression and inability to be active i have put on alot of weight.Hoping to find some activities and exercises for those who must do it sitting.

its never too late to be what you couldv'e been.

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Hi FRECKLE......... I do remember you from last year....... I'm happy to see you posting...... I hope you will continue to come in and post and get to know everyone...... We are here for you....... As you already know the support is great...... Good luck on your journey to living a healthier life style..

Sherry... Leader. emoticon

IT'S 2017
SHERRE...

SW... 220 LBS... 15/4/08.
GW... 156 LBS.... 15/1/13.
MY WEIGHT .. 17/1/13/ 151 LBS.
NEW WEIGHT 17/O9/2017 AFTER HOSPITAL STAY....... 134 LBS.
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NOV/13...... 136 LBS.
JAN 13...... 156 LBS.
Sept 15.......135 LBS 2017 HOME

SHERRE.


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Hi and was here last year. Welcome to Jeannine and wishing you much success. I am limited in my ability to exercise also. I use a walker at times and a cane.
Have fun on this journey!

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Hey there JEANNE--Glad that you found us-----i know we can help and assist you to lose. hope to see you on the other threads and chat and challenges. Come on in----the water's fine. emoticon emoticon

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Hello JEANNE.......... Welcome to the team...... it's great to see you already introducing yourself to the team........ We are fun loving.... and you will love it here...... I hope you will check out some of the other threads...... and get to know everyone..... the support is great...... and you will meet some wonderful people....... Lots of other members have the Wii to.......and I've heard their a real good workout..... Good luck with all your goals..... Jump in anywhere you feel comfortable..

Sherry... Leader.. emoticon

IT'S 2017
SHERRE...

SW... 220 LBS... 15/4/08.
GW... 156 LBS.... 15/1/13.
MY WEIGHT .. 17/1/13/ 151 LBS.
NEW WEIGHT 17/O9/2017 AFTER HOSPITAL STAY....... 134 LBS.
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NOV/13...... 136 LBS.
JAN 13...... 156 LBS.
Sept 15.......135 LBS 2017 HOME

SHERRE.


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Hi All - jeanne here - I decided to join this group because of limitations on activities as I have had three surgeries. One on my neck (partially successful) and two on lower back (1 was successful the other was only partially successful) It is hard for me to stand for more than just a couple of minutes and I do have a scooter to use to get around. Am looking for ideas on dieting and exercising. I got a WII with Fit Plus and it is pretty good - I can almost manage 30 minutes if I break it up for standing and non-standing exercises. Thanks and have a great New Year!!

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emoticon THIS IS WHERE ANY OF OUR NEW MEMBERS WILL BE INTRODUCING THEMSELVES......

IT'S 2017
SHERRE...

SW... 220 LBS... 15/4/08.
GW... 156 LBS.... 15/1/13.
MY WEIGHT .. 17/1/13/ 151 LBS.
NEW WEIGHT 17/O9/2017 AFTER HOSPITAL STAY....... 134 LBS.
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JAN 13...... 156 LBS.
Sept 15.......135 LBS 2017 HOME

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