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3/24/11 10:12 P

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know what you mean... i was a member here for long time. but never safely was active till i joined this group... this is a fun group.. and lot of incentives to keep you going... the best of luck to you and any other new ones out there.. i am not over 300... but have struggled with the same 10# for last 5yrs.. i lose it gain it right back..

my boyfriend is almost 600 with depression/stress issues... lost his mom after we met..two years later his dad and last year lost his job and so far unable to find work..its not easy for me to lose when he is not ready to lose as well or support me in my effort..



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3/24/11 12:27 P

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emoticon to the team!

Becky


"Anything is possible, It's your choice whether or not you choose to make IT happen."




"If a man really wants something he will find a way, if he doesn't he will find an excuse." Stephen Dolley, Jr.





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3/23/11 11:07 P

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And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. Galatians 6:9


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3/23/11 8:29 P

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Hi Star,

Welcome to the TEAM.

I kind of know how you feel, and I think if truth be known, if you could get most of the members of this team to tell you their stories they would all sound somewhat the same.

We all got to where we are and are not happy about it. By joining this group you get the benefit of other peoples experiences, both good and bad. you also get to share your experiences, which is beneficial for other members.

Use this message board and the spark buddies you accumulate as well as the program to beat the demons, it really does work.

Good luck, stay in touch.

Big Dave

Stay Healthy and Stay In Touch,

'Big' Dave,

We're In It For The Finish,
I Can Go The Distance,
The Goal Is In Sight.


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3/23/11 8:16 P

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Hi and welcome to the team.You are in the right place.This is a very supportive and close team.We are here to support you even though we are miles or even countries apart.If you need anything just ask.

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3/23/11 6:25 P

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So, I technically joined the team a few months ago but never did anything with that membership. I was 295 lbs back then. Guess what? I'm 299 now. That ain't good. I'm down from my heaviest weight of 317 from 4 years ago, but I'm up 30 lbs from my most recent low (269). I'm going to be honest: I feel miserable.

I started soliloquizing, but I just deleted it. So, instead I'm just going to say "hi" and put out there that I am in a really low place right now and would love to chat with people online or maybe locally. I'd had an ad on craigslist to try to find an exercise partner, but I got all sorts of scary responses so I pulled the ad. I need to feel like part of a team, so here I am. I was doing ok as a loner before, but obviously that has made my weight loss less sustainable. Given that my spouse is also a serious overeater and our bad habits amplify our individual overeating, it's time to surround myself with others who can help me stay on track. It's time to get some new resources for myself and hopefully lead him by example in the process.

A quick about me: 28 years old, female, married, no children. I have an awesome dog, a stressful but rewarding professional life, and except for the overeating bit with my husband we have a strong relationship. I am a Biology PhD student, which I love, but it also means that finding time for myself can be very challenging and so I just need to find ways to work in self-care. I have always had very rock-bottom self-esteem, and my weight problems first started from medication ~9 years ago and then spiraled out of control. With the exception of the recent weight loss, I've only been going up...up...up. Not much yo-yoing for me. My ideal weight is between 120-130 because I'm short (barely 5' tall), and I used to be 125 lbs in peak physical condition. But, at this point, even 150-170 lbs would be an incredible improvement and just put me in "overweight" rather than "obese" (and out of "morbidly obese"!). And, even more importantly - the things I want for myself are: 1) to not think about food constantly 2) to be able to do more "normal" physical activities without stress or getting winded and 3) to one day be able to through-hike at least half of the Appalachian Trail (a life-long dream). I used to be a runner, so it would be kind of nice to get back into that, too. But, I don't have dreams of marathons or anything like that... I just want to hike. Nice, long, overnight hikes with just me, my dog, and hopefully my husband. And maybe a friend or two. ;)

Cheers,
~Star

Edited by: SHINING_ON at: 3/23/2011 (18:28)
~ K
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