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12/5/10 1:14 A

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Lisa,welcome.......great you have joined us here.....wishing you all the best with your goals.........blessings and hugs.....lita

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When you get to a plateau, think of it as a landing on the stairway to your goal. And
maintenance is a lifelong plateau, so a bit of "rehearsal" for maintenance isn't the worst thing in the world
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12/4/10 7:15 P

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Hi My am name is Lisa I am disabled from an injury I received when working at a hospital. I currently have a BS in injury Health Education and am going to school online to get my Masters in Public Health. I really miss working and hope to someday return.In 2002 I was taking 5 insulin shots a day and 2 pills for my type 2 diabetes, my blood pressure was over the roof, I could not loose weight, was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and osteoporosis,my heart would race at times, and I was really sick. I found a doctor who finally figured out that my pituitary gland had pretty much stopped working because a few years before I had been indirectly hit by lightning.I was unconscious and my heart had stopped.He changed my treatment and in 2002 I went from 260 to 157. I was injured in 2004 and gained 30 of that back. I hope to loose it and the rest of the weight I had planned to loose. I miss the gym too. Nice to meet all of you

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Welcome!
I do the same thing most ppl here have commented on. I will often forget until I see the glass or water bottle so I keep them out where I can see them. I use refillable water bottles, but I buy them in the vending machine when I forget to bring the refillable. I even take a bottle with me in the car when running errands and found that filling up on water makes passing convenient fast food places when I'm hungry much easier. At home I keep clean glasses next to water faucets as a reminder for me to rehydrate.
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11/28/10 9:51 P

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Hey Jess,


I've been MIA the last week (under the weather and holiday).

Welcome!!! I sometimes have an issue with the water also.
But when I'm determined, I schedule. A glass when I brush my teeth. A glass with breakfast. A glass with my meds, etc, etc.
It all adds up, and pretty quickly too. It may be easier to get a bunch out of the way before work and then just sip at work.
Good luck with everything


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11/24/10 10:00 P

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emoticon Jess and emoticon to the team. Glad to have you join us. I always have a bottle of water nearby to sip though it's hard when working & running. Have your water at a central location that you go by frequently (if you can) and drink as you go by. It's amazing how much you can drink "on the fly." Best wishes on your journey to a healthier lifestyle.

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11/24/10 3:59 P

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I always keep my water bottle close at hand...!

Sometimes if I'm REAL busy I'll just pause and down some BIG GULPS now & then.

Super to have you joining our Team and jumping to the message boards! :-)

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11/24/10 1:22 P

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Welcome jess, I also keep a large water available all the time emoticon

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Welcome jess, I also keep a large water available all the time emoticon

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Hi Jess and welcome to the team. I too keep a water bottle handy.

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11/24/10 11:05 A

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Jess,welcome......joining Sparkpeople will help you acheive your goals........small steps lead to bigger ones........i have a water bottle that holds 4 cups of water and i drink and sip on it and refill it as needed that way i can gauge how much i drink throughout the day........wishing you all the best with your journey......blessings and hugs............lita

There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.
When you get to a plateau, think of it as a landing on the stairway to your goal. And
maintenance is a lifelong plateau, so a bit of "rehearsal" for maintenance isn't the worst thing in the world
Breathe in love & compassion.. Breathe out peace & forgiveness.

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11/24/10 10:58 A

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My name is Jess, and I'm an LNA working full time in a SNF here in Vermont. I LOVE my job, and I'm hoping that getting rid of a few extra pounds and working on toning myself will make my job a little easier.

One of the issues I have though, is staying hydrated; I work second shift and with the running around getting everyone ready for dinner and bed I don't drink as much as I should. Does anyone else have this issue? How have you or are you overcoming it?

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