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I Agree!

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Yes, we can!!!!!

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Thanks, Will do my best!

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I had a good visit at my doctor's visit, I'm down 15 pounds and my blood pressure was normal and all my lab work was normal even the cholesterol.




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I don't eat candy and chips a lot, but I love PEPSI, and I know it has calories in it. I have went a month with pop, but i'm like a crack head I crave the pepsi. any suggestions?




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Where's everyone? I been working overtime.




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some days we do fall off the wagon, but you have to get back up and dust yourself off and get back on track. I have been working too many hours but tonight will be my last night for overtime for a little while, I'm starting to feel overwhelm and feel like I'm giving up too much of me time, and the bosses really don't appreciate the people that help keep the facility going when they are short of staff and at home with their families.




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I had Mexican for supper emoticon but I did walk almost three miles and had my 9 glasses of water.

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It's been a bad day so far with my goals. I did good for breakfast , did not even snack but I had chinese for lunch :(. I have not even gotten in all my water yet and it's raining so walking does not look too promising.

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Being stupid lolololol

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I messed up my page and restarted it. It won't let me have my same name so it changed by one letter.

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I am working a double today, but I will talk to you all 2morrow. I know we are at the end of September, but I am working for my emoticon presents, cause I buy for all my family and in-laws. so I put up lay-aways and shop early. Have a great day.





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Ok. Great.

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well I'm not sure about this, because I am regular. but I know for sure that you should not be taking a laxative too often because you will start to become dependent on them. and if you eat your veggies on a daily bases and drink water you will go regularly.so I will look into this and see if I can find a little more information.




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I thought I would share this. A friend told me if you do not go to the bathroom regularly that your intestines can hold up to 30 pounds of waste. She said to take a good laxative and then fibercon daily because the fiber is scratchy and will keep your colon clean. Does this make since?

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I am excited. I walked two miles already today and if it stops raining I want to do two more. I have to thank you again though. You have been a good help to me.

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emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon . and yes we can do all things through Christ. I am so proud and happy for you. I thought you was going to abandon me after the first week. you are going to be looking good on that cruise. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon




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I am excited. I lost another pound. Its slow going but every pound gives me motivation. I can do all things through Christ.

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Ok. I have been doing leg lifts while sitting at my desk too. I never realized sitting there for so long was not good.

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Momosgranna another thing to help motivate you to loose weight for the cruise find an outfit in your closet that you really like and may want to take on the cruise with you, hang it out somewhere where you can see it everyday, and that reminds you of your goal. also always keep moving all the time, I know this sounds silly but when you are washing dishes you could do raise up and down on your tippy toes or sway your hips from side to side. just lil things I do besides my walking and aerobic exercises. emoticon




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That's a good idea.

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I don't know if this will help anyone but, on Saturdays I batch cook my veggies and measure them in little containers from the dollar store for the week and put them in the freezer and each day I take it out and put in my lunch bag. at this I also prepare the mini bags of fruits like my grapes and slice apples, carrots, celery whatever I make up. so that kind of helps me make good choices for my lunch. this also gives an opportunity to plan my family meals for the week, and I feel good at the end of week when all my little zip lock bags are gone out the refrigerator, I know have eaten some what healthy.




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You can do it. I have been in this about two weeks. I can already tell a difference in the way I feel. I have been exercising and trying to eat better. It doesn't always work out like I want it to but I figure every little bit counts. I have lost three pounds in two weeks. I know that's not much but again, every little bit counts. I started at two hundred and three pounds. I also, have never been that big. I am ashamed that I let my body go so badly. I have high b/p and my goal is to come off the meds that I have been on for about 18 years. I find it really hard to keep energy now that I hit 40 but the more I do the more energy I have.
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Hello everyone. So happy to join the group. My doctor increased my blood pressure medication a couple of months ago and I was so upset with myself. I've never smoked (thankfully) but I have gained weight gradually over the last 10 years, plus I'm going through menopause.

Last night when I weighed myself I was 219 pounds. This is the highest weight that I have been in my entire life. What a wake up call. I'm a walker plus I have every exercise dvd you can imagine. I've just been dragging along the last couple of months without any motivation at all. I need help.

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Happy New Year.

We can do this....together.

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We are all getting ready to spend thanksgiving with our families and extended families or friends. let's use this week to post what we are thankful for. I wish everyone a safe and Happy Thanksgiving.




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Good morning
I just wanted to drop in and say hello to everyone. It's hard sometimes to post since I'm in school and have a lot of homework to do. I'm still smoke free, but I still get the urge every now and then. I am doing well with my weight loss so hopefully i can continue exercising and get healthy. Michelle




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Hello Ladies,
It has just turned midnight tonite and I have decided today was the day I stop smoking. I will need alot support on here ladies. I know I can do it. Since the passing of my only sister last year, I was smoking more than ever and eating whatever. I know my sister would want me at my healthiest. She passed away from diabetes at the early age of 44. I miss her so much. Pray for me for I am still greiving for my beloved sister.

God Bless

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Hello Ladies,
Mary I would just like to say that is a great quote! Mickey quitting smoking is difficult but possible. Both of my best friends used to smoke and they have both managed to quit. One of them has started roller derby at the age of forty. I believe that anything is possible if you want it bad enough. Keep up the good work! I'm rooting for you.

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Hi Mickey-
Hope that the quitting smoking is going well. Is there some other behavior that is health (so, not snacking which only leads down a bad path!) but like taking a quick walk or going outside, that you can substitute for your smoking?

I find it helpful when I'm trying to talk myself into or out of something, to look for a good quote, for a day or a week... Here is one that I found for you:
“Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.” - John Quincy Adams

I hope you have a good weekend!

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CHAZZAKS1 welcome to the team, we are glad to have you here, And I have been changing things that I would do when I would smoke and that sometimes means getting off the computer. Any suggestions is greatly appreciated. emoticon




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Hi Ladies,

I too am fighting weight gain and high blood pressure. I need all the motivation that I can get. Tomorrow is my birthday and I hate how I look. I used to do weight watchers, but I reached a plato and cant shift the weight.

I started off at 202lbs and I now weigh 183lbs. My first goal is 160 lbs and then 140lbs. This will take a long time but by Gods grace and the teams support I will make it.

MickeyD4, quitting smoking is a hard task, what you need to do is find something else to do when you get the urge. Maybe go for a wallk, or give a friend a call. I wish you all the luck and Gods blessings.



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Ladies today is day 2 of me quitting smoking, and I really need some support. Help me please I feel like going to the store, be back got go pray some more.




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Good afternoon Ladies, we are in the month of august, just checking to see if someone can give me a little inspiration, feeling a little down the scale is stuck and got an abnormal reading on my mammogram. emoticon




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My sister had a stroke at 52 because she did not take care of herself and go and get her blood pressure checked, Her weight was very high, no excercise and she paid the price. Now she is faithful with all of it and only plays with 5 or 6 lbs tops. You are what you eat and even good things you can eat too much and gain. That is what I struggle with all the time. I saw first hand what can happen and I do try to watch what I eat. I do need to excercise more.

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I'm back.... been gone for awhile now. weight is outrageous. 250pds. need to loose 100pds. i'm now on hbp meds. i'm determined to loose weight. been walking with leslie d.v.d. i'm starting to feel much better. also found out i have R.A. i'm just blessed to be able to move.... i just need to keep my body in motion. alot of the times i dont want to get out of bed, but i push myself to do my walking exercise. i have alot of water weight, i sometimes feel myself swelling up. I missed you guys..... smiles and be blessed!

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I have to do something to get back on track, because I am back up over 200 lbs again. That is not good. My blood pressure is also rising. It was fairly good when my weight was down,but now that it is back up so is the blood pressure.

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Today is day 1 of my no meat at all. All i will do is fruits and vegetables for three months.last year it was a struggle when i first started. but this year i have my things already prepared for the first two weeks.




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Thank You and hopefully I will have a little time to get on the computer now that I don't have to go to work as early.

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I will most definitely keeping working on it, because I have all these aches and pains I didn't have when I had the weight off. I know that I am getting older and I should have some of these aches and pains, but not all the ones I am having now. Glad to be back, so I can get some encouragement from people who are going through the same thing I am.

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Keep working at it Frances, I think if we did it once we can certainly do it again!

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welcome back




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I have also put 35 lbs of the 70 I lost. I have to get back on track and lose this weight. My blood pressure was through the roof when I went to the cardiologist in August. I go again in December. Hopefully I will have lost some of this weight.

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Mickey, I feel your pain. I have gained back and am fighting the last 20 lbs. But I quit gaining now and am trying to get back on track for losing!!! You will too.

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Once again I ready to try and get these last thirty pounds off. I seen my doctor yesterday and he says you gain twelve pounds back,Don't you think we are going in the wrong direction, your blood pressure was down when you had lost the weight now you gain some weight and it's back up again. when you come back in december I want 20 pounds gone or don't come back because you aren't following any of my advice. And then he says yes twenty pounds is durable, that's 2 pounds a week.




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any suggestions on some new topics is greatly appreciated




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i know we all get busy and have things to do, but i was really surprised to see the last post here was in march, i wonder where everyone is and how everyone is doing with their bp....hope to get some feedback

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Thanks again..wow 6 adults..We have 2 adults and three kids here and the kids really is not the problem..I do cook from scratch more than 90% of the time..We can't afford the prepared meals and we really don't like them anyway..I have made some changes and the husband hasn't noticed much..Like when I cook the veggie's instead of salt I season them with mrs dash..I try to bake my meat if he wants his fried and sometimes the kids choice to have theirs baked also..We use to have to eat alot of beans as kids and that kinda went off the menu as adults,so maybe I need to add them back for a couple of meals..We do eat stuff like frozen fresh field peas and butter beans but not too often..I love okra but only fried and that is not to healthy..I just gotta find better ways to cook things and learn to like them that way..Thank you for the great ideas and tips..I will definitely look it all up and see what I can find..I was doing really good but then it just kinda got old fast because I tried rearranging it all at once..I will take your advice and try again but small steps this time..

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Spacecas, there are some great articles on Spark People about eating healthy on a budget! Also, search the internet. You can eat healthy and still keep your food budget reasonable. I still have all my kids at home and my SIL while he looks for a job after law school. It is rough out there so we are feeding 6 adults!! I work hard at making healthy meals and sometimes have to compromise. I use only healthy oils, like canola. I buy fresh fruits and veggies in season and look for inexpensive, lean cuts of meat. Chicken is very healthy and relatively inexpensive and I can make a chicken stretch very far! Beans are a great source of protein and when combined with corn or rice make a great meal! My kids have always loved Red beans and rice!!! Beans are very inexpensive. Work things in slowly to add healthier fare! Don't try to change their eating all at once. It does take longer to cook from scratch but you can lower your sodium a lot by doing that and it is cheaper in the long run!

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Thank you Franniedid..But my kids are 13,8,and 3 and add my husband who refuses anything healthy..My 13 year old signed up for spark teen last night and so now I have at least one on board with me..I will remember to lay low on the processed food and another friend said to rinse the canned foods if possible..Not for sure if that would actually work or not..I try to buy more healthy stuff but we are already struggling to pay bills and provide for the kids it really makes it difficult sometimes..The grocery prices now days are really high and the healthier you try to go the more expensive it gets..Thanks for the advice,I will try my best..

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Spacecas, I don't cook different meals but my kids are older and can fend for themselves if they don't like what I prepare. I stay away from processed food as much as I can and use fresh or frozen whenever possible. Processed foods are full of sodium!

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Thank you

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Hi every one..i am new to the group..I am 33 and if I don't wanna be on meds I gotta cut out the salt..I know some things which are no salt,no pork and stuff like that..any tips or ideas would be great..I did great to start with but have a family of five who don't wanna eat what I have to and it is hard to cook two different meals at the time..Any help would be great..Thanks every one..

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Come on spring

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It is March, almost Spring!!! I love spring, I love to get outside, I can't wait to garden!! (that is still a couple of months away here!)

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Yep! we can do it!

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A new month,a new beginning ladies.




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WOW! Good for you!

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yes,and back in school, going for practioner




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Iced tea is great. No calories and if you drink green tea its also good for you...... Plus no carbonations.... I am recommitting to staying on track. One day at a time!! Have had threee good days. Hope you all have a good Valentines day. MickeyD, did you pass boards and get a job????? Thinking of you.

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I have one diet Mt Dew a day in the morning. It's my coffee, I don't really like coffee unless its got all the high calorie sweet stuff in it. I drink water and decaf iced tea the rest of the day.....

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We have been making Yoplait Smoothies, I could probably make them without buying a prepackaged product but I had coupons and they were on sale! They have about 110 calories per serving. I drink water mostly, I love to add a slice of lemon, it makes it taste better. Some people like crystal light or some of the other mixes you can add to water. You might try that. Also, there are some waters that are lightly flavored and have no calories. It takes some time to get used to water and no pop but you can. I now drink a diet drink about once a week or less. I drink water all day.

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Snowflakes are one of nature's most fragile things, but just look what they can do when they stick together.


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good morning ladies.
since I have given up pop I'm looking for some low calorie,drinks that i can make in the blender or buy.




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thanks fran and coolgrandma, but I'm still taking it one day at a time and some days is a struggle,especially when the sales reps want to take you to dinner and tell you to order anything on the menu.




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MICKEYD4, that is awesome!!!

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Great job!!! What a success to celebrate! I'm proud of you.

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coolgrandma, you are so right i just love my wii. here's my other update today is my 26th day with not eating meat at all, strictly veggies, i have lost 18 pounds.




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You'll love it. I just finished working out on it. The hula hoop is fun, not so good at skateboarding...

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I would like to say hi to all the new team members. I haven't been around much lately, but I will be here for you if you ladies need anything.

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I am recommiting also, I have gained back 30 of the 64 lbs I lost. Don't want to go any higher, because I don't have any big clothes anymore. I just want to buy smaller clothes no more big sizes. The Wii fit sounds like lots of fun. Sounds like something I need to invest in.

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finally talked the husband into purchasing wii fit today.i had to promise to use it at least 4 times a week




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My husband likes to play it, the golf of course. But Spark People has all of the sports programs in to track as cardio so even bowling and golf on wii count.

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My daughter and I would both like to get one, we think it could be fun! So I guess I may break down and get it. I am always looking for a fun way to work out and am trying to get my husband to move more (or at least at all!) He claims he walks but it is only half a block down the street, he really needs more exercise.

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Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.
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