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  • There are many levels of ability, and this video is definitely geared toward people who are relatively fit already. I teach an alternative to yoga to all levels, from extremely fit to wheelchair bound, from 3 years old to 90 (in different classes)! I've had to learn how to adjust the movements for all sorts of restrictions. So I agree that this type of workout should be reserved for those who are fit and have no physical limitations. One could easily get hurt trying this workout if their body is not ready or fit enough for it. However, there are good alternatives out there. Stretching and strengthening one's body and spirit is an important part of a balanced exercise regimen. - 12/12/2012 7:49:32 AM
  • i have bought the cookbook spark people and i am going to lose the weight i have to lose i weigh 373lb and i know this is not the end for me i am going to do this this time in my life.i have the will power to do this and its going to be done we can do it everyone catrena48481 - 12/3/2012 11:55:34 PM
    this is my first post, on my first day on sparkpeople.i had a heart attack 2 years ago and quit smoking- i dont know why i didn't quit eating, but they just placed my third stent and saved me from my third heart attack- enough is enough and i am done trying to use food as my weapon of choice for suicide. i need all the input i can get to become healthy- any ideas that may help me see my beautiful grandchildren grow up. any advice is welcome! - 11/17/2012 10:40:20 PM
    Well it truley looks like I am not alone! I have started with SparkPeople about 18 months ago at my Doctors encouragment. So yes I did not do much. Never got around to doing anything but putting my weight in and a couple of days of meals. Well I am now heavier than I have ever been. Two days ago My Physcal therapist who went through 2 knee surgries with me 20 years ago said I am putting myself in a prison headed for a wheel chair. I am having knee problems on the left side they want to do surgery again and problems with the right foot that is so painful some days I can not walk. Yesturday I went to he Doctor they want to do a heart CT because of chest pains I get while sitting. What I mess I have made of myself. I always put my families and business needs first.
    I let myself get side tracked when I prepare foods. I start off the day great and am off my food plan by noon. When I eat off the kids plates, prepare foods when I am hungery.Mistake! Mistake! Two days ago I started really committing myself to Sparkpeople. Not just getting the emails but this is my fist community post. I am really going to do it this time. I was able to pass up two party deserts the week before I started. Cakes and Pies. I just have to be strong and keep it up. Two days of clean eatting in a row. I am off to make it three. - 11/15/2012 8:24:58 AM
    Hi, I foun d your website and I deceided to join the team message board to get more ideals, suggestion and facts for a healthy life style, weight loss and to gain good friends with positive attitudes. I do have a gym membership, which I do use, but sometimes I think there is something in the water. I try to eat a balance meal, when I prepare a full meal, other time I will eat, a sandwich or frozen dinner, not often. But I hope by following, my team and logging my meals and getting good feedback, I will be a much happier and healthy person, like those of you that have reached and continue to work towards your goals. my name is Linda: welcome, talk to you all soon - 10/30/2012 1:44:41 PM
  • The quizzes sometime asks questions that I can not answer correctly for me.
    The recent one on is your spending/money usage healthy had several questions that I choose the closet answer although it is incorrect. I know that the quizzes are written for a wide variety of people. - 9/24/2012 3:30:23 PM
  • NXCESS1962
    Hello DOESISTER, I would love it if you could stop thinking about everyone else. You need to be selfish for awhile, and start putting yourself first and foremost. You have probably heard this before. But let me tell you how to start. From now on when you want to eat ask yourself if your eating for yourself or someone else. If its for yourself eat, but if its for someone else look yourself in the mirror and tell yourself that you love you. This will take time and alot of awareness. But eventually you will stop needing acceptance from others and can start looking at yourself for acceptance. Please be pay attention to the things you do and say not everyone else. - 9/19/2012 9:49:04 AM
    I really enjoy sparkpeople and it helps me so much.I hope this is the place to post this as I am still learning the ropes of Spark... I lost 7 lbs in 3 months but this week put it all back on.....anyone have advice for me. I have been doing so well. I loved the post about not treating one's body like a garbage can and could so relate but here's my issue....everytime I feel abused, I eat!. How pathetic. It's like some weird thing where I punish myself! Whenever I have no control over something and someone has complete control over me, I panic and eat like a maniac. It's worse at work where I have no way to contribute ideas etc.but it happens at home too. I know I need to find my voice and by eating I'm quieting myself etc. I know all that, but I can't stop. I just eat and eat. I'm really feeling bad tonight. Kind of weepy over it and I could use some help.....This is really the first time I've ever said anything about this to anyone, I've been struggling with this along time and I guess I feel safe asking for help here because I've seen so many others get great advice. - 9/10/2012 8:38:30 PM
  • HALEY2003
    Hi this is my first day on sparkpeople. Can anyone help me get started?? - 9/10/2012 3:05:57 PM
  • I have litreally just joined, not even sure where I am right now, still getting to know site.
    I am 59 yrs old and have mega lbs to loose, but I guess I had better aim at 20 for now...and take it from there... Think this is a super duper way of encouraging each other... Im really at a loss, the lift is not working in my building, and i am dying climbing to the 4th floor where I live, a stark reminder how unfit I am... - 9/10/2012 2:29:19 PM
  • I am 45 and really have a lot of weight to lose just need the friends to help me shed off the ponds - 9/6/2012 3:47:24 PM
    where do you start? i have read the tutorials but still dont know where to start
    - 9/5/2012 1:03:14 PM
    I have an untreatable, incurable lung disease. It's an idiopathic fibrotic lung disease, which means I have a progressive scarring of unknown origins. I am going to be evaluated for a double lung transplant, but must lose about 45 pounds to qualify. Otherwise I will succumb in 2 years. I am on oxygen 24/7 but have been given no exercise limitations. I take a dose of positive attitude every day, and give everyone else one, too. I am full of gratitude and hope... and so delighted to join this community. - 8/10/2012 4:55:03 PM
  • Hi all. I have joined this forum at 58 and at nearly my lifetime heaviest weight. I am somewhat active, but not nearly active enough and want to find an exercise routine and stick with it. Additionally I need to be reminded of my goal and need to remember to stick with it. I look forward to sharing tips and encouragement and welcome the beginning of this important step. - 7/31/2012 12:31:04 PM
    My life starts today... I have (seen) in the past and scoffed at it..on a whim bought the book "Spark" and started to read it.. I thought why the (blank) not me.. I deserve to be positive and passionate about life ... breaking the bonds that I allowed to hold me down. Yep here I am - 7/21/2012 6:17:01 PM

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