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8/16/10 12:12 P

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Hi everyone...I'm Angelia in Bastrop, La. My husband, Morrell introduced me to Spark People. Already I've received great support from other members! I'm excited about getting healthy and more comfortable with my appearance! Love & Blessings to you all!

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8/15/10 1:51 A

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Howdy Saints fans (I'm Sure y'all are) I'm Morrell Freeze, up here in Bastrop, LA. (almost Arkansas).
Love SP and I gotta love the Louisiana Team. Got weight to lose and health to improve. I'll appreciate any and all help.

Freeze

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Hi My name is Connie & I just moved to LA/Bossier. Seems I just woke up from being in a daze after a nasty divorce & for once in my life I'm over weight! Have always been 120. Now finding myself at a whopping 188 I almost DIED with denile/disbelief yesterday at the gym. I dropped to the ground & started bawling. So my goal is to get back to my norm of 120lbs. I CAN DO THIS MAAAAN!! Need bunches of support from a new set of friends PLZ! I'm also over coming a lil drinking problem I seem to have.
Anyone that would like a new WELL IN NEED OF friend I can be found on Yahoo under the ID kountrygal1965 or facebook under Connie Robertson

Thx so much and as a new member so happy to be here to meet you all.

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7/20/10 10:53 A

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My name is Mary and I live in Ragley near Lake Charles. I have been on SP since March of 2010 but I just found this group and I am excited to meet other people from LA. I still have about 50 pd.'s to lose
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7/9/10 11:56 A

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Hi, my name is Nancy. I am from West Central Louisiana. I have let myself go since I got pregnant with my oldest, now 6, and I am ready to be the person I was. I HATE looking in a full length mirror because I can't stand to see myself. I want to change that. I want people to see me the way I remember, not the blob I have let myself become.

I have 58 lbs to loss by Feb 2011. That is my goal and I am STICKING to it!!!

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SMOOCHES2611's Photo SMOOCHES2611 Posts: 16
7/9/10 12:08 A

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Hi every one,
I am 25 years old and in one year have gained 24 pounds. I am 6ft tall so it dosent look horible but I don't feel good about it. I have gained it mostly all in my stomach and in my latest vacation pictures I look about 3 to 4 months pregnant. While my bf loves and suports me latley I have been distant with him because I am embarresed about the new found jelly role forming around my waist. I have gone from a size 8 to a 12 in a matter of months. I am here on spark people to hopefully find motivation and information to help me battle this new weight issue. I look forward to meeting all of you. I feel its hard to lose weight living in New Orleans we have so many great yet not good for you foods.

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CAPTAINCOOKIE's Photo CAPTAINCOOKIE Posts: 1,264
6/30/10 6:33 P

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Hi NUBODY4LIFE. Yatmama and I Live in Hammond but she is a Bucktown girl. I am a relocated yankee. It is great to have you here.

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6/30/10 5:52 P

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Hello Everyone, I just joined spark yesterday and look forward to living healthy with all of you. My name is Tracy a Nawlins Lady til the day I die. Presently I am living in Slidell, but my first home will always be New Orleans. I have traveled and lived in many places throughout my life while in and out of the military. I am a 44 yr old single mom of a 16 yr old son. I am a school bus owner/operator for St Tammany Schools in Slidell and an Independent Team Beachbody Coach promoting health, fitness, support, and motivation to anyone seeking a lifestyle change.

My fitness journey started in 2004 and i have been on an off the band wagon since 2009. In 2009 I reached a weight of 205 lbs and was diagnosed with diabetes and high blood pressure. This is the largest I had ever been. In 2010 I decided to make a change. I have a new insight on life and living healthy. My vision is to work daily with my coaching business to build awareness with others to reduce the obesity rate in America.

Tracy Morris
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www.beachbodycoach.com/nubody4life

"Change occurs when the pain of remaining the same is greater than the pain of changing."


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6/30/10 12:30 P

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Hi, I'm from DeRidder. I have 50 lbs. to lose and I refuse to give up until I get this right!!

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MYSPARKS7's Photo MYSPARKS7 Posts: 7,650
6/22/10 7:15 A

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6/19/10 10:36 P

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Welcome KLYME78. Yatmama and I live in Hammond with out two kids that are still at home. Glad to have you here with us. emoticon

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6/19/10 9:22 P

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Hi! I'm Keri from the area where Cajuns run wild. I was 142 lbs seven years ago when I was first preg with my son and now I'm 170. I actually lost 20 or so lbs when I got divorced. I ate horribly, felt horribly, and looked...ok not horribly, but there were very few pictures of me in them that I want to keep. My goal is not necessarily to get back to 142 but to be in a healthy body. I'm looking at my parents and their parents and realizing it's time to get serious. I ate at restaurants or get fast food most days when I remembered to eat, didn't exercise, and normally don't get to bed before 12. Oh, did I mention I'm back in school. This week I have done 65 min on the treadmill 4 days. 35 min one day. A workout video everyday except today (Zumba! and pool) drink loads of water, and have made healthier eating choices. I even cooked last night. So here's me on my road to getting fit. Glad to be here!

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CAPTAINCOOKIE's Photo CAPTAINCOOKIE Posts: 1,264
6/8/10 6:47 P

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Welcome. Stick around long enough you will be HAPPY_CHRISTINE

MEAN_CHRISTINE's Photo MEAN_CHRISTINE Posts: 23
6/7/10 10:18 P

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Hey y'all! I'm Christine 27 yr old SAHM, originally from Baton Rouge. Moved to North Louisiana when I was 7 and recently just came back to the northern part of the state, a dinky town called Athens. I have been on here for about 2 weeks and did fantastic the first week. Kinda slacked off this week but am recommitting myself to doing better. Would love to meet some people in there area, maybe find someone close to buddy up with!

On the road to healthy mind, body and spirit so that I may be truly happy and healthy!

Follow my weight loss blog at:
www.alwaysweighteddown.com

or you can find me on facebook along with some of my photography: www.facebook.com/meanchristine


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CAPTAINCOOKIE's Photo CAPTAINCOOKIE Posts: 1,264
5/31/10 12:27 P

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Hi FOREVERBLU and welcome to our group. Yatmama and I live in the Hammond area

FOREVERBLU Posts: 2
5/30/10 1:31 P

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Hey all!

This is my first week on Spark and I am soooo excited! Wanting to lost about 10-15 lbs by September. Love the meal plans, exercise tracker and community.

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5/27/10 10:15 A

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Hi Pat
I'm Bill from Hammond. Welcome to SP. There are resources and support here to help us all on out way. God Bless emoticon

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5/27/10 9:08 A

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Hi Im Pat from Bossier City. Yesterday I looked at the scale and the bottom feel out. An all time high, so I made up my mind and decided to do something about it. Now is the time! I had heard about this web site before so I decided to join. So now I won't be alone on my jorney. I will lose wait and get healthy. It is time!!

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MYSPARKS7's Photo MYSPARKS7 Posts: 7,650
5/26/10 7:35 A

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Hello and welcome to all new members!

2MANYROLLS Posts: 1
5/24/10 1:16 P

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Hi! I'm 42 and just feed up. I've lived here all my life and yes the food and all my bad habits have caught up with me. I'm hoping by joining I will keep myself accountable for my actions...but it's going to be a challenge!

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KALSDF Posts: 2
5/22/10 7:31 A

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Well here goes. I am 36, married for 18 years. 2 sons, 17 and 16. The 17 year old, Dalton, leaves for bootcamp June 21. 1 daughter, 9. I am from Pine, LA, moved to Alaska from 9/01-4/08. Now we are back in Pine. I work the night shift at St Tammany Hospital. I did weight watchers from 2/09 and lost 25 pounds, that got too expensive and I had stopped losing so I stopped WW. I have gained back 15. I really want to make my son as proud of me as we are of him when we go to his boot camp graduation in Sept.

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5/16/10 10:22 P

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Hello everyone . I am an import to La from Pa. My name is Bill and i am married to Yatmama. I quit smoking the first of this year and am trying to drop weight and get into better shape.

TLSPAIN1 Posts: 1
5/13/10 3:30 P

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hi my name is tina was born and raised in denham spring,la i am 43 with two kid's. i just join the team,and the spark people by way of my doctor to try and lose some pounds before i stat chemo. and radiation treatment for cancer. i hope to lose 40-58 pounds before i start my hope or high that i will emoticon

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5/4/10 12:56 P

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Hi all! My name is kittysaurus. I'm 23 and I'm finishing up my third semester of graduate school at LSU. Since starting the program I've gained almost ten pounds and I'd /really/ like to lose enough weight to fit into my wedding dress comfortably! We're getting married this September so I'd really like to spend the summer -- catching up on sleep-- renewing healthy habits and getting back in shape. Look forward to meeting all of you! :)

currently reading:
"Artemis Fowl" (#1) by Eoin Colfer
"Mister Monday" (The Keys to the Kingdom #1) by Garth Nix **audiobook**


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N8SMOM07 Posts: 1
4/23/10 12:19 A

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Hi everybody!
My name is Lisa and I live in Lake Charles, LA. I grew up in Jennings, LA. I'm mommy to a beautiful 3 yr old boy and am tired of being too tired to play with him. So I found Spark through a friend and decided to give it a try. Looking forward to changing my life!

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4/22/10 2:22 P

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Hi everyone, my name is Angel and I am from Franklin Louisiana... I can about imagine it takes people from Louisiana three times more willpower than people from other states... our food is just so gooood. I'm looking to shed about 13 pounds... Good luck to everyone

He must increase; I must decrease. John 3:30


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4/19/10 5:17 P

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Hi everyone, my name is Kayla and I was born and raised in Walker, Louisiana. I know it'll be hard because we have such good food here!! Haha, but I know there are healthy alternitives and I'm excited to be here joining my fellow southerners in the journey to finding them. Go Saints! :D

Though no one can go back & make a brand new start, anyone can start from now & make a brand new ending.
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MRSPITRE337 Posts: 1
4/9/10 12:30 P

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Hello, my name is Francesca. I was born and raised in Lafayette, LA. I am 23 years old, and since graduating high school i have had thyroid problems and have gained tons of weight, really its 50 pounds!!!! I am getting married on October 16, 2010 in New Orleans, LA on a cruise ship. My fiance loves me the way that i am but, i kinda think i have to much to love right now!!! I am so excited to start this off!!!!

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3/28/10 8:05 P

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Hi everyone, my name is Danette. And I am born and raised in Louisiana. I love this place and don't know if i'll ever be able to move out . lol. We have the best food and awesome people . I am soo excited to meet new people and make new friends..

WHO DAT!!!!

Danette

Live everyday like it's your last..


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3/14/10 6:16 P

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Hi, my name is Megan and Louisiana is the next stop the Army has stationed our family (more specifically my husband, but we tend to tag along). We'll be there in a couple weeks and I'm excited to make new friends to get outside and active with!

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3/14/10 3:25 P

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Hey guys! I'm Brittany. Born and raised right here in Destrehan, Louisiana. I left for a while and moved to New York and moved back about a year ago. Working to be the healthiest me I can be!

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PGOODING2010 Posts: 2
3/10/10 10:25 P

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Hi. I'm new to this sparkteam and fairly new to Louisianna. I'm in West Monroe La. and hope that maybe I can find someone in this area to maybe become walking partners.

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Hi, everyone. My name is Tara. I'm a single mom to 2 wonderful children ages 10 and 3. I've lived in southern Lafourche Parish all my life. I first joined the site in June 2009. I didn't do much. Now, I'm back to try again. I had test come back that I have a fatty liver and if I don't do anything to lose weight my liver can harden and turn in cirrohis or liver cancer. I hope to get support and return it.

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TRI_GIRL68's Photo TRI_GIRL68 Posts: 6
3/2/10 4:03 P

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Thanks for the vote of confidence and inspiration. Im still learning about the site so i hope to get better at it as the days go on. Yeah you could say i have a full plate but the kids are all teens so they do their own things these days. So mom has lots of free time. Keep up the great work and you never know..you might be signing up for a race before to long..its a rush when you finish one..

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3/2/10 3:58 P

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Hey Dawn,


Good luck! It sounds like you have your hands full with the kids and all. Keep the faith and keep pushing forward. I just joined last week and I'm still trying to get the hang of it and it gets easier everyday. Good luck trying to reach your goals. One of mine is to run a race someday. I've never had any real physical goals but that is one of them. Have a great day!
Amanda

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TRI_GIRL68's Photo TRI_GIRL68 Posts: 6
3/2/10 12:00 P

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Hello group..im new here and i just thought id post a howdi and how everyone is doing. Im a mom of three and have been struggling with weightloss most of my life. Ive almost met my goal weight and have been involed in tri's and running races for the last three years. I hope through this site im able to hold myself accountable and to acheive my goals before the end of the year. Look forward to talking to all of you..
cheers
dawn

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PGOODING Posts: 5
2/23/10 8:52 P

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Hi. I'm new to this team and to La. Have been here since Oct. of "09". I'm live in the ouachita parish so maybe I can find someone to exercise with. Moved down here from Portland Oregon.

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ANNMARIE26 Posts: 7
2/22/10 6:54 P

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Hi to all I joined sparkpeople 2 yrs. ago but I already had lost 85 pds, So I mostly read recipes and articles. Sev. events happened and I have gained back 48 pds. since last october 2009. I can't get motivated again, I also am a diabetic, but do not take insulin. I have thrown this out the window, and am not followin the right diet. I need help, I'm very disgusted with myself, any suggestions welcomed

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2/8/10 12:21 P

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WHO DAT SAY THEY GONNA BEAT THEM SAINTS!?!!!!!!!!!

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Welcome newbies.

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2/5/10 12:05 P

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sara, that's funny. i don't think i could ever live that far from louisiana for that long. i consider myself a coonass as well.

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Hello everyone!
I'm Sara and I was born and raised on bayou Lafourche. In Sept. 2001 I moved to England and I've been here ever since. I miss LA and my family very much, I'm very lucky as I usually get to visit once a year. I wanted to join this group because no matter where I go I'm still a coonass! emoticon

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2/4/10 9:19 P

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i'm janet. i was born in new orleans, raised in metairie, and moved back to new orleans when i was 18. i found the spark site last week and i find it very interesting and educational and challenging. so far so good. i'm still learning. and am very hopefully of losing a few extra pounds.

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2/4/10 1:47 P

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Hi everyone!
I've been with SP for a few weeks now. My name is Mary, I grew up in Lafayette, went to college in New Orleans. Now I'm in the process of moving back to Lafayette. I'm looking forward to this journey, plus the motivation of renewing my wedding vows this summer is more than an incentive! Good luck to everyone! Look forward to meeting all yall!

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Hey Everyone!

My name is Kerry and I've been SParkin happily for almost a year. I've been slowly sliding off track and losing less and less weight and then last week I had another surgery and I'm really unmotivated. So, I've joined a few new groups hoping to re-SPark myself. emoticon

~Kerry~

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Hello, fellow Louisiana Sparkers! I have just joined "Spark People" for the second time. I didn't do too well last year, so hopefully this time will be "the charm".

My name is Pam and I live in the "big" town of Brusly, La. on the westbank of Baton Rouge. I am originally from Belle Chasse, La., but moved up here about 30 years ago.

I am feeling motivated and ready to go. I need all the help anyone is able to get. I weighed in at more than I ever have in my adult live...I REALLY NEED to do something about this weight, mainly for health reasons. So, please anyone feel free with advice, motivation, etc. Thanks and hope all have a wonderful afternoon.

"Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall."

Confucius



"Knowing is not enough; we must apply.

Willing is not enough; we must do."

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe





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1/19/10 9:52 A

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Hey everyone! I'm a 23 year old in Baton Rouge. I'm an ex-athlete that's getting back in the groove of working out. It's harder when you're pushing yourself opposed to having teammates and a coach. I'm glad to see websites out there like this one though---nice to find a group for people in La.
Currently, I'm primarily looking for a support group. I also love the motivational stories and the calorie counter on here.
My workouts include Beachbody's P90X with Tony Horton and running on the side. I'm 60 days into the program. I've lost an incredible 7lbs.
Also, I'm an independent coach for Beachbody. Please check out my links. I'd love to find fellow beachbody-ers :) www.beachbodycoach.com/releasethebea
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Question to team leaders: How long after introduction do I continue on this thread?? If I want to post about challenges, struggles, or successes, should I go to a different thread?

Physicians, physical therapist, and other health care providers will come and go, BUT only you can serve as your body's CEO


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1/14/10 12:55 P

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Hi! My name is Shannon and I'm a single mom of 2 beautiful boys. I'm very active and love to workout. I'm here to help get ready for the summer time. The holidays really messed up my workout routine and eating habbits. I'm ready to get back on track and get fit!!! emoticon

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Hi, I am Jan, I turned 59 this past week. I have lost enough weight that my doctor cut me down to a half a tablet aday....my blood pressure on my last visit on the 29th of December was 100/60. On the down side I have a collapsing arch that is giving me fits...my foot, even wearing the brace hurts. I am an emotional eater...and since May, I have been care giver for elderly parents. Although I need to work, I am down to a 10 hour week, which with the demands of my parents is difficult to do at times. I can not make them understand that I have to work in order to get enough SS quarters and to pay my health insurance. At some point this year I am going to have to look for more hours to work. Not only do I have to contend with an extremely difficult mother, I have to contend with a extremely critical husband. It is hard for me not to run to the ice cream box. Last June I joined a popular weight loss group and have lost right at 24 pounds. I have hit a wall and the holidays derailed me somewhat, but I am back tracking what I eat. It is a daily battle and there are times I really feel overwhelmed.

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