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    6/20/2021 11:24:10 PM, by ALLENJOSEPH

    I began having knee problems not so long ago, but I tried to ignore the limping and knee pain which was mostly in my left knee. It got worse, and that brought me to my Family Doctor. After X-rays it was discovered I have arthritis in my knees. I have what is called chondrocalcinosis which is a Ps... Read more

  • Point Lost?

    6/19/2021 1:07:53 PM, by CAPECODDOGFISH

    All the moaning and groaning about losing community pages makes me wonder if a lot of members have lost sight of what SP was developed for To Learn To Develop a Healthy Lifestyle. It is nice to make friends along the way but that is not the be all and end all of SP. SP is also not a cult. Those mem... Read more

  • Dog saves the day

    6/18/2021 6:10:37 PM, by CAPECODDOGFISH

    I went to see my wife today but this time I was allowed to bring our dog Leah. My wife has been non communicative for a while now as she has difficulty putting thoughts into words. We met outside in a small picnic area with few people around. After the dog nudged her a few times, my wife started t... Read more

  • Meditation: be like a ruminant cow...

    6/11/2021 7:39:11 AM, by WHITE-2

    This is an - imperfect! - transcript I made from a youtube with a talk by Zen teacher Henry Shukman. www.youtube.com/watch?v=jH-39s
    VQH-s&t=975s By all means listen to (part of) it if you enjoy a charming British accent. In it (from about the 18th minute onwards) he answers a qu... Read more

  • What is Next?

    6/8/2021 11:01:51 AM, by CAPECODDOGFISH

    I found out about SP site closing this AM. and have started asking questions from SP. I don't t get all these posts looking for new programs before checking out Spark America. The last time I saw this behavior was during the last election, with pols talking about rats deserting a sinking ship . C... Read more

  • Sparkpeople is going to be closed down

    6/6/2021 12:00:32 PM, by WHITE-2

    asp?id=2660 "On August 17, 2021, we will be closing down SparkPeople along with its features and mobile apps to make way for a new platform". (SparkAmerica). And: "At this time, due to various rules and regulations, SparkA... Read more

  • Journey of a Long Hauler

    6/4/2021 1:06:07 PM, by POKIE-IN-KY

    Late November 2020 started my journey on the Long Hauler road. Calling in sick, lungs full, unproductive coughing, oxygen levels dropping to 60%, total exhaustion, total fatigue, pain, cold chills, fever, would continue on for the next three months. After massive doses of oral and injected steroids,... Read more

  • Can't believe

    6/2/2021 8:54:17 AM, by AFWWTX

    It's been a year. A year ago I had a mini stroke. And the found a hole in my heart. And I had to have surgery 4 months later to fix it. And here we are now I am 52 lbs lighter . They still want me to lose 20 more lbs. Here is to many more years to come... Read more

  • Must eat my veggies

    6/1/2021 2:50:36 PM, by ANGELWENDYMAMA

    I lost my way as far as Sparkpeople, but have been eating pretty healthy. Losing weight slowly. Have had some bowel issues, which is always a problem. I'm a 4 year survivor of colorectal cancer. I'm cancer free, but there are leftover issues from my surgeries, chemo and radiation. I do find t... Read more

  • Do not Blog a lot but here we go sorry it is long

    5/31/2021 12:44:42 PM, by OUTDOORGIRL-76

    Tomorrow I am going to try nutrisystem for one month to see if it works as a last resort. I have tried for many years to lose weight and have trouble with it. I have tried the Dash, Keto, and Mediterranean. I do eat healthy; I stay within my calorie, fat, carbs fiber and protein. I do have trouble e... Read more

  • One IS the loneliest number

    5/23/2021 5:03:35 PM, by CAPECODDOGFISH

    Wife went through rehab after her fall. Her dementia is much worse so the facility has decided that she will be staying there. The cost of nursing having her at home would eat up our house and everything else I can visit her whenever I want and have been bringing her home cooked meals but it is n... Read more