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RASPBERRY56's Photo RASPBERRY56 SparkPoints: (336,122)
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4/14/20 7:05 A

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Many of us have had those kinds of calls, and they're especially scary during these extraordinary times.....

Know that you're in a great place for information and support.......welcome and best wishes!

"Youth and beauty are not accomplishments. They are the temporary, happy byproducts of time and/or DNA. Don’t hold your breath for either." - Carrie Fisher (may she and her mom RIP........)

If you can't love yourself, how are ya gonna love somebody else? - RuPaul

Take action, and inspiration will follow - Gilad

Change without losing yourself and you can accomplish anything. - Tim Gunn

Keep your feet on the ground, and keep reaching for the stars - Casey Kase

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3/22/20 10:23 P

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I would Love to know how you found Sparkpeople!

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Bobbie ~ Bonham, TX
There is no Finish Line in NO MORE SUGAR and a HEALTHY LIFESTYLE.
Leader of Keto - Intermittent Fasting & Dr. Berg's Videos

I'm Type-2 Diabetic, Medication Free 5/27/20 A1C was 5.0
& my blood sugar is now normal after cutting out all sugar for over 200 days.
I 'm a Stage 4 Breast Cancer Survivor of 27 years.

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3/20/20 8:27 P

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Hello and Welcome!

You have come to the right place for support and motivation. The members here are awesome and encouraging. You will find many inspirational stories of members weight loss, and healthy lifestyle changes.

Being active here will help keep you accountable and motivated. I also recommend making a Spark Page so other members can leave positive comments and feedback.

Just take it one day/ one step at a time. You can do it!

Best of luck to you!

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"No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another."
-Charles Dickens (1812-1870)

"Most people don't change until the pain of staying the same is greater than the pain of changing."

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3/20/20 2:57 P

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@CHICHO77 - We share a similar history, but you have the advantage of relative youth as compared to me. I started the first time fourteen years ago, lost over a hundred pounds and the started getting slack in my SparkPeople duties. Fast forward to 2014 and I'd gained much of it back along with gaining arthritic joints, type 2 diabetes (13.5 a1c), shortness of breath, high BP, high cholesterol, failing eyes, etc and so on. I had my come to Jesus moment and the realization struck... I'm killing myself. The hardest part was that I had never really left SparkPeople but rather just rationalized away my failures even though I still visited and posted now and then. I finally had to accept that this was "do or die"... literally. There is no "slacking off", "taking a break" or any other reason to ever, ever stop my daily healthy living routine. If you want a long and much more comfortable life, this is a permanent change. My a1c is now 5.0 and has been for several years without meds. I can breathe much easier. My joint pain and neuropathy are greatly reduced. Everything is vastly improved. I have become an unapologetic health nut. I adhere to the SparkPlan every day, day after day. It ain't easy getting started, but it becomes easier as you go, especially the nutrition tracker as you customize it and make it your own.

My advice... start right now with baby steps if necessary and build on it day after day. You can do it and you'll be very happy that you did. Best wishes and welcome to SparkPeople. Remember rule one... Never.Ever.Quit!


Dave A.- South Central PA, USA

I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see. - John Burroughs

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3/20/20 12:18 P

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Welcome to sparkpeople so glad you have joined us

Consider making up a sparkpage making it public and putting a little about yourself and your journey on it so that when we come to say hi we can read how you are doing.

Also I have a team that you might be interested in. It is called Focusing on getting healthy = come to my sparkpage to get to the group - we are small in number and all members are asked to participate at least once per week so have a look at it and think over whether you are willing to participate regularly - and if so please join us

On saying that remember to participate as often as possible on all the groups you have joined as that is where you will be encouraged and motivated

Focusing on the journey to living healthy

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CHICHO77 SparkPoints: (639)
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3/19/20 9:56 P

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I'm 42, 6'1" but have ballooned up to 377 lbs. I'm a respiratory therapist so I am very concerned about covid-19. I did a pulmonary function test today in order to be fit for an N95 respiratory mask. My test showed mild lung restriction and it's due to my weight. I'm not a smoker. In fact, I'm a former college athlete (soccer). My blood pressure is not under control and I have type-2 diabetes. In 2014, I lost 185 lbs but gained in all back over three years. I know if I don't lose the weight permanently I will die young. I have friends, an awesome family, and a caring boyfriend. I'm scared I will fail and let everyone down.

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